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The first sign that the Hunter Biden scandal was turning into the Hunter Biden-Joe Biden scandal happened when the Biden campaign shifted its story from saying that Joe Biden didn’t meet with Vadym Pozharskyi to saying that Vice President Biden might’ve met informally with Mr. Pozharskyi. At the time, Mr. Pozharskyi was a member of the board at Burisma. After that, the next big bombshell to drop was official verification that the emails were real. This happened when FNC’s Mike Emanuel contacted one of the people on the email chain. This is Emanuel’s report:

This won’t help Biden:


Hunter Biden’s attorney called the computer repair shop right before the first NYPost story ran and the chain was verified by one of the people cc’ed on the chain. That’s what’s called corroboration. This adds another item for Biden to explain away:

This was on top of a May 2014 email from Burisma advisor Vadym Pozharskyi that asked for Hunter Biden’s help in stopping “politically motivated actions.” “We urgently need your advice on how you could use your influence to convey a message / signal, etc. to stop what we consider to be politically motivated actions,” it read according to Fox.

An email also asked for “influential current and/or former US [sic] policy-makers to Ukraine” to help PR and stop any investigation against the head of Burisma. Another thanked Hunter for the introduction to his father and said it was a “great pleasure.”

Despite all this information becoming public, Joe Biden angrily insists that this is nothing more than a smear campaign. Despite the fact that people on the cc list have verified the authenticity of the e-mail chain, Joe Biden continues to lie. Despite this verification, Twitter still insists that it’s hacked information. Twitter still has the NYPost’s Twitter account locked. It’s sounding more and more like Joe Biden and other Democrats are just old-fashioned Soviet oligarchs.

Though she didn’t admit it during her interview with KSTP’s Tom Hauser, Tina Smith’s dipping and dodging said that she’s a yes vote for packing the US Supreme Court. When asked if she’d vote to expand the Supreme Court and blow up the Constitution, Sen. Smith said “It is completely premature to talk about what we would do with the Supreme Court because we don’t know what the situation is going to be. I’m going to wait and see what happens. But let’s be clear here. What is happening right now is the Republicans are packing the court by pushing through the Supreme Court nominee against the will of the American public who believe the next president, whoever that person may be, should be the one who appoints the next Supreme Court justice. They changed their rules in order to push people onto the Supreme Court that they want to have there and that’s what they’re trying to distract us all from now.”

Sen. Smith is dodging answering the question because she wants to have another 6 years in office for people to forget about her vote to dismantle the Constitution. Voting to expand the Supreme Court is a vote to dismantle the Constitution because the Constitution relies on consisting of 2 political branches and a judicial, non-political branch.

This past week gave Democrats 3 days to tell America that their preference for a Supreme Court justice was a politician in a black robe. Democrats kept asking Judge Barrett whether she’d take into consideration the impact her decisions might have if confirmed. Judge Barrett consistently said that it’s her job to interpret the law, not write the law.

If anything is obvious, it’s that Tina Smith votes with Sen. Schumer 95+ percent of the time. Here’s what Sen. Schumer recently said about destroying the Supreme Court and the Constitution:

Once you have unified Democrat DC government, the Supreme Court will become a political branch of government. The constitutional principle of checks and balances will disappear forever. The Constitution is supposed to be a limiting document in that it’s supposed to limit government. The more that government invades our lives, the fewer choices We The People have.

I’m positive that Sen. Jason Lewis would vote against expanding the Supreme Court, thereby dismantling the Constitution. I’m as positive of that as I’m positive that Tina Smith would vote for expanding the Supreme Court and dismantling the Constitution.

Because they’re the party of government, Democrats generally don’t like limiting government. The Democrats’ worst nightmare the past 5 years was RBG dying with a Republican president and a Republican majority in the US Senate. Now their worst nightmare has happened, they’re thinking of ways to change the rules. That’s why expanding the Supreme Court is imperative to Democrats. To do that, they need Tina Smith in the Senate so Democrats can become the majority. They need unified Democrat governance in DC.

Mark Kelly’s police problem isn’t going away anytime soon. That’s because the Democrat candidate for the US Senate is attempting to be too clever with his non-apology apology. Kelly’s spokesperson said that “Our campaign values the public service, bravery and sacrifice of police officers across our nation. The tweet posted by a junior staff member is unacceptable and we are taking the appropriate action.” When asked to describe what that action was, Peters failed to provide additional details.

First, L’Heureux initially tweeted “@Chicago_Police you worthless f—ing pigs.” That’s why L’Heureux is getting disciplined. The Kelly campaign issued a statement, which “included a statement from L’Heureux.” In his statement, L’Heureux said “I deeply regret my comment and apologize for what I wrote – I was wrong. My comment does not reflect who I am or what I believe, and most importantly, it is not representative of what this campaign stands for. The language I used and the sentiment I conveyed do not belong in our political process, which is why I have deleted the tweet.”

That’s what dishonesty looks like. His comment reflects who he is and what he believes. If he didn’t believe it, why did he say it? That’s why the McSally campaign jumped all over this situation:

“It’s no wonder why the Arizona Police Association endorsed Martha McSally in this race. They know what we’ve known all along: Martha will have their back; Mark will throw them to the wolves,” said Caroline Anderegg, a McSally campaign spokesperson.

This is worth pondering:

Joe Clure, the executive director of the Arizona Police Association, slammed Kelly’s campaign for the vile remark.

“It sadly isn’t the first time I’ve seen this from Democratic campaign personnel,” Clure told the The Free Beacon. “I hope that [Kelly] fires [the staffer] immediately to show that he doesn’t condone this kind of attitude that police are ‘f—ing worthless.'”

The fact that the Kelly campaign isn’t talking about what discipline they’ve meted out says everything. What’s so difficult to take this staffer to task? Some statements require a verbal warning. Others require a written warning. L’Heureux’s statement requires a termination notice, in my estimation.

The Kelly campaign is aptly described as embattled. This McSally interview speaks volumes why Kelly’s campaign is embattled:

Kelly’s campaign lacks police support. The good (?) news is that he makes up for that lack of support with support from the Chinese.

Joe Biden snapped at a CBS reporter when asked about Hunter Biden’s corruption scandals. Yes, there are multiple scandals. The first scandal involved Ukraine and was reported by the NYPost. Twitter immediately censored tweets with the link to that article. Imagine what he’ll say when he’s confronted with the fact that an email chain with links to China was authenticated by another person on the email chain. Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire.

According to the second article, “One of the people on an explosive email thread allegedly involving Hunter Biden has corroborated the veracity of the messages, which appear to outline a payout for former Vice President Joe Biden as part of a deal with a Chinese energy firm. One email, dated May 13, 2017, and obtained by Fox News, includes a discussion of ‘remuneration packages’ for six people in a business deal with a Chinese energy firm. The email appeared to identify Hunter Biden as ‘Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,’ in an apparent reference to now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co.” This explains things:

Now Peter Schweizer is on the case. This won’t have a happy ending:

Schweizer has been given access to the gmail account of one of Hunter Biden’s business partners. This partner is already in prison. Devon Archer has been convicted but not sentenced. The only ‘partner’ that isn’t in prison or convicted is Hunter. I’d be sitting on pins and needles if I was Hunter.

This won’t put out the Biden Family scandal anytime soon:

The Bidens’ relationship with Ukraine came under special attention last year as House Democrats pursued an impeachment inquiry surrounding President Trump’s now-infamous July 25 call with Ukraine’s president. In it, Trump asked President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the former vice president, who was suspected of abusing his authority to pressure the government into firing its top prosecutor.

Another email from May of 2014 shows Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to Burisma’s board, allegedly shows him asking for the younger Biden’s advice on how to stop “politically motivated actions.”

“We urgently need your advice on how you could use your influence to convey a message / signal, etc. to stop what we consider to be politically motivated actions,” it reads. And less than a year later, a purported email from Pozharskyi shows him thanking Hunter Biden for an invitation to meet his father.

In other words, President Trump was totally justified in asking President Zelenskiy’s help in investigating the Biden Family business. It’s just another instance where the establishment ridiculed President Trump initially before President Trump got the last laugh.

I started my political night watching Joe Biden answer softball questions from George Stephanopoulos. After hearing 5 Biden lies in the first 3+ minutes, though, I had to bail. Joe Biden is insufferable. I was DVRing both candidates’ townhalls so I switched in the hopes of seeing a more entertaining debate.

Unfortunatel, I was treated to Savannah Guthrie interrogating questioning President Trump for the first 16 minutes of the NBC townhall. The bad news is that Ms. Guthrie had little respect for President Trump. The good news is that President Trump handled Guthrie’s hostility with magnanimity … to a point. One thing that President Trump was asked was to condemn white supremacy to 8,475th time. He condemned it in strong, unambiguous terms, then added that Joe Biden should be asked to condemn Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other Democrat hate organizations.

President Trump didn’t raise his voice. He wasn’t argumentative but it sent a clear message. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Guthrie started soliciting questions from the audience. Last night’s ‘townhalls’ weren’t legitimate townhalls. Biden’s event was like a Guthy-Renker infomercial. President Trump’s event was more like an interrogation. That’s fine. Trump’s a big boy. He handled things just fine:

This is disgusting:

One of the questioners at the ABC-hosted event was Nathan Osburn, a former speechwriter for the Obama White House. Osburn specifically worked for the Office of Public Affairs at the Commerce Department under the Obama-Biden administration and at the Small Business Administration.

Here’s a softball, Joe. Hit it out of the park. Sheesh. You’d think that these activists/DNC operatives would learn that they don’t get away with this. The Democrats’ heavyhanded tactics will cost Democrats this election. When the dust settles, the MSM will have helped Republicans strip Pelosi of her speaker’s gavel. Republicans will enlarge their Senate majority and give President Trump another 4 years in office.

The people have had enough. The backlash is building. The Democrats’ tactics will have failed. Democrats have ignored Main Street. Democrats are now the Party of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, the Party of Antifa and BLM.

Barack Obama will campaign with Joe Biden in an attempt to salvage what little is left of President Obama’s tattered legacy. An aide to the former president told ABC News that “President Obama plans to hit the trail soon, in addition to all the other activities he’s undertaken all year in support of electing VP Biden – as he’s said, we all have to do everything we can to win on November 3.”

It isn’t surprising that President Obama will campaign with Joe Biden. It’s just that President Obama is past his sell-by date. President Obama got fewer votes in 2012 than he got in 2008. That’s the only time in history that a US president got re-elected with fewer votes than for election.

Obama has participated in several fundraisers on behalf of Biden’s campaign and gave a primetime speech during the Democratic National Convention in which he excoriated President Donald Trump over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and extolled Biden’s leadership.

The former president has yet to travel to any of the traditional battleground states to campaign for Biden, mostly due to the greatly reduced in-person footprint the former vice president’s team has stuck to amid the ongoing pandemic.

The only battleground cities where President Obama might be welcome are Detroit, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Frankly, I’m not certain that he’d be welcome in Pittsburgh. Here’s why:

Compare that with this:

President Trump’s message appealed to voters because he preached the gospel of prosperity and restoration. Entire communities are getting rebuilt in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Industries have gotten rebuilt, starting with the energy industry, followed by manufacturing. Remember this?

I’d nickname President Obama Presidential Trash-Talker. I’d nickname President Trump Presidential Miracle Worker. Joe Biden is hoping that blue collar workers will forget the manufacturing jobs that disappeared during the Obama-Biden administration. I’m betting that won’t happen. If Joe Biden isn’t the recipient of divine intervention, the people will re-elect President Trump to another 4-year term in office.

Barack Obama might move the needle a little bit but he won’t move it in enough states. Democrats need to find a new savior. Right now, they don’t have one. They ran 30 (more-or-less) candidates for president. Sleepy Joe was the best of a terrible bunch.

When a Michigan militia organization was arrested for planning to kidnap Michigan’s Democrat governor, she dishonestly spoke out. One thing she said was “Just last week, the president of the United States stood before the American people and refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups like these two Michigan militia groups. Stand back and stand by, he told them. … Hate groups heard the president’s words not as a rebuke but as a rallying cry, as a call to action.”

At the first presidential debate, Democrat shill moderator Chris Wallace asked President Trump “are you willing, tonight, to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence that we saw in a lot of these cities…” President Trump replied “sure” which prompted Vice President Biden to say “Then do it.” Apparently, Wallace forgot that he’d asked Trump that question in March, 2016. At that time, Trump condemned racist organizations.

Gov. Whitmer’s diatribe, like Sen. Harris’s well-rehearsed “I’m speaking” lines, would sound better if President Trump hadn’t vehemently criticized the KKK, various militias, white supremacists and anti-semitic statements.

Further, Democrat co-debaters moderators should stop treating Biden with kid gloves on race. Remember this fiasco?

Here’s VP Biden at his most demeaning:

Look at how upset Biden got when asked simple questions. His response to the interviewer was to accuse his interviewer of being a drug addict. HONEST QUESTION: Does Biden lack the temperament to be president? I think he’s lacking on that. But I digress. Back to the Whitmer kidnapping article:

In one of several videos that conservative music producer Robby Starbuck located on YouTube and posted to Twitter, suspect and alleged militia member Brandon Caserta seems to be speaking negatively about the president.

“Trump is not your friend, dude,” Caserta appears to say in the video. “And it amazes me that people actually believe that, when he’s shown over and over and over again that he’s a tyrant.”

While President Trump still has a little ways to go to lock down a victory, President Trump’s re-election is definitely in sight. Despite what experts are predicting, polling is heading in President Trump’s direction. A combination of horserace polls in battleground states and fundamentals show President Trump in a strong position for re-election.

This Gallup poll definitely put a smile on President Trump’s face. It said “Gallup, in a survey between Sept. 14-28, found that 56% of registered voters said they were better off than they were four years ago, while just 32 percent said they were worse off. This is in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, which has also led to an economic downturn and a number of pandemic-related restrictions for businesses and schools across the country. But it suggests that voters still have a strong economy that carried through the majority of Trump’s term in mind.”

Vice President Biden is stuck because he’s trying to thread the needle with anti-fracking AOC supporters and with pro-fracking blue collar workers. He’s trying to unite 2 Democrat parties. President Trump doesn’t have that difficulty. His Republican Party is united behind him like never before. They haven’t left him. They’re enthusiastically supporting him. That’s allowing him to expand the GOP with events like this:

The Gallup poll is significant for multiple reasons. The most important reason it’s important is because it’s proof that President Trump has convinced a significant majority of people that his policies are helping. Despite the MSM’s best propagandist efforts, only one-third of the people think that they’re worse off today than they were 4 years ago.

Vice President Biden’s challenge is to convince people that President Trump’s policies aren’t working. If he hasn’t convinced the people of that by now, it isn’t likely that he’ll experience a breakthrough in the next 23 days.

President Trump’s re-election isn’t guaranteed at this point but the light at the end of the tunnel doesn’t look like the freight train, either. Presidentt Trump’s army of volunteers aren’t getting complacent. They’re still out there each day contacting voters. That’s how elections are won.

One of the things I look for during the Vice Presidential Debate is whether both people are ready to be commander-in-chief if, God forbid, something terrible happens to the president. Tonight, Mike Pence’s mastery of the issues and his calmness even when Sen. Harris criticized left no doubt whether he’d be able to step in and do a great job without missing a beat. That can’t be said of Kamala Harris. She was thrown off often.

On the issue of COVID, Vice President Pence talked about the Obama-Biden administration got everything wrong about the Swine Flu but lucked out because it wasn’t as deadly as COVID. Pence then said that 60,000,000 people got the Swine Flu, not the 7,500,000 who’ve gotten COVID. Pence then finished by saying that had the Swine Flu had been as lethal as COVID is, there would’ve been 2,000,000 deaths, not 210,000:

The other hard shot Vice President Pence landed was when he compared the Biden-Harris plan to the Trump-Pence plan:

Sen. Harris has a tell when she’s pinned down on something. She starts smiling that nervous smile. Then she shakes her head side-to-side like she’s saying no. She did that often after the first segment. As Vice President Pence took command of the debate, Sen. Harris did that at least once per segment.

Sen. Harris did that on tax policy. Sen. Harris especially did that on fracking. Sen. Harris got trapped often on policy, often saying ‘Vice President Biden has been consistent about’ or ‘Vice President Biden has been quite clear’ about a topic where he’d flip-flopped. This was especially true about the Trump tax cuts and fracking.

One thing that became clear throughout the debate was that Sen. Harris is very artificial. When she got ready for one of her pre-rehearsed lines, she’d look into the camera, then started speaking with a bit of a lilt in her voice. Sen. Harris’s pre-rehearsed lines were intended to be kill-shots. None of them had the impact that she’d hoped they would.

Vice President Pence’s training as a radio talk show host shined through. When co-debater Susan Page interrupted, Vice President Pence talked right through her and finished his point. Vice President Pence was a man on a mission and he was focused like a laser. That Page often interrupted him when he ran long didn’t bother him.

Perhaps Pence’s hardest-hitting line was when he criticized Sen. Harris, saying “The fact that you continue to undermine public confidence in a vaccine, if a vaccine emerges during the Trump administration, I think is unconscionable. Senator, I just ask you: Stop playing politics with people’s lives.

Vice President Pence was the only person on that stage that I’d trust to step into the job of commander-in-chief. Sen. Harris simply isn’t ready for that daunting assignment.

“Will the Real Kamala Harris Please Stand Up?” is the title of this RedState article. The article then opens by saying “This evening, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) will meet Vice President Mike Pence on the debate stage for the one and only vice presidential debate of the 2020 campaign. So, which Kamala Harris should we expect to show up tonight, the far-Left liberal or the so-called moderate?”

The simple answer is that we should expect to see both versions tonight. Like Joe Biden, Sen. Harris is whoever she needs to be in front of whichever audience she’s talking to. The reason why she hasn’t taken many questions is because taking a position on issues means that she’d piss off either AOC or Establishment Democrats. It’s like playing Russian Roulette with a fully loaded gun. There’s no winning in situations like that.

I suspect that she’ll be on the defensive most of tonight. Here’s why I expect that:

To date, Harris has been on the leading edge of the socialist makeover of the Democratic Party. She has co-sponsored several socialistic proposals, including the Green New Deal and Sanders’ Medicare for All bill.

According to Harris, “Climate change is an existential threat—it’s critical we act now to achieve a cleaner, safer, and healthier future. But it is not enough to simply cut emissions and end our reliance on fossil fuels. … We need a Green New Deal based in climate and environmental justice, which means building a clean economy that protects communities that have been neglected by policymakers for far too long. I’m proud to work with Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez on this comprehensive proposal, and I’m hopeful that it brings a Green New Deal closer to reality.”

On Medicare for All, Harris is all-in, too. “In America, health care should be a right, not a privilege only for those who can afford it. It’s why we need Medicare for All …We need comprehensive health insurance that covers every American,” said Harris.

Watching this video is fun — if you’re a Republican:

With any luck, we’ll see all the different Harris faces tonight.