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Yesterday, Joe Biden had difficulty reading a prepared speech off a teleprompter:

What was Biden trying to say? I literally can’t decipher him. When he squints, it’s when he couldn’t read off the teleprompter. That was bad. This is frightening:

“Covid has taken this year, just since the outbreak, has taken more than 100 years, look, here’s, the lives, it’s just, it’s ju-, I mean, you think about it.”

If Biden went to Kenosha, he’d have to answer unscripted questions. That’s the Democrats’ worst nightmare:

His staffers got him out of that Pittsburgh setting fast so he didn’t have to answer questions. How could he handle the responsibilities of being president? I don’t think he could.

The Democrats’ latest spin is that President Trump is to blame for the violence in Kenosha, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle and Chicago. During his interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Biden said “He views this as a political benefit to him, you know. He’s rooting for more violence, not less, and it’s clear about that. And what’s he doing, he’s kept pouring gasoline on the fire.”

Fighting violence in cities is the cities’ responsibilities. That isn’t President Trump’s primary responsibility. His responsibility is to prevent federal crimes. When rioting erupts in Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis and Kenosha, that’s those cities’ responsibilities, not President Trump’s.

Joe Biden insists that he’ll fact-check President live during their debates. During this interview, Joe Biden told some whoppers, starting with him saying that President Trump is “rooting for more violence, not less.” Joe Biden’s nose is growing. This article contradicts Joe Biden’s whopper:

“I’m suggesting to some of these governors that are too proud … ‘Don’t be proud. Get the job done. You’ll end up doing much better in the end, calling the National Guard. Call me,'” Trump said in remarks at the White House Rose Garden. “You have to dominate the streets. You can’t let what’s happening, happen,” he added.

President Trump has consistently pushed for stopping the rioting. President Trump has consistently told the press that he’s contacted the various governors and offered them help. That’s indisputable fact. If Biden says that it can’t be disputed that President Trump is “rooting for more violence, not less”, my first statement would be that it’s totally disputable. Check this out:

Then check this out:

Vice President Biden is a liar. President Trump has consistently and repeatedly pushed for stopping the violence in this nation’s biggest cities. Vice President Biden, by comparison, didn’t speak out on the issue for 3 months!

PS- During the debates, I’m betting that the MSM won’t fact-check Vice President Biden’s whoppers. They’re as disgraceful as Biden.

By now, we’ve learned that the Commission on Presidential Debates has established the dates/locations for this year’s presidential debates. What we’ve learned is that they’ve failed miserably. The Commission should be significantly reformed. Specifically, I’d recommend these changes:

  • The dead weight on the Commission should be eliminated.
  • The first debate should be held before the start of early voting. SIDENOTE: If a candidate doesn’t agree to participate in all debates, they should be passed over for the other debates.
  • A mix of moderators is best. Citizen journalists should be included as moderators.

These changes are required because we’ve had too many cringeworthy moments like Candy Crowley’s Benghazi meltdown:

President Obama did use the term terrorist attack the day after the attack in Benghazi. Then he went back to saying that it was a spontaneous reaction to an obscure internet video. Obama even used the latter spin during his address to the UN General Assembly.

The point is simple. The fossils occupying positions of prestige at CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS don’t ask questions that inform viewers. They ask questions that reinforce their narratives. With what Newt Gingrich calls the “Propaganda Media” going further into the tank against Republicans, the people serving on the CPD Board of Directors should be infused with new blood. People like FNC’s Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum and Harris Faulkner, PBS’s Judy Woodruff, CBS’s Major Garrett, MSNBC’s George Will and Greta van Susteren with FullCourtPress should be considered for moderating debates.

I’d eliminate George Stephanopoulos, Wolf Blitzer and Chuck Todd immediately. Todd and Stephanopoulos are hyperpartisans. Todd isn’t that bright, either. Finally, it’s essential to have at least 1 debate before early voting starts.

Check back tomorrow for more on early voting reform.

The Biden campaign won’t like this CNN news article. That’s because it’s reporting the results of some focus groups from several battleground states. Let’s just say that, despite what the polls say, Joe Biden isn’t in the great shape CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post and the NYTimes want you to believe.

According to the article, Rich Thau, the man who’s moderated the focus groups, wrote “Pollsters are consistently telling us Democratic nominee Joe Biden is far ahead. I’m not looking to pick a fight, as their sample sizes are much larger than mine. That said, as a focus group moderator, I’m hearing strong support for President Donald Trump from a critical sliver of the electorate.”

Then Thau explains his results:

And, each month for the past 17 months, I’ve had a unique window into the Americans largely responsible for giving the president his slim Electoral College victory: so-called “Obama-Trump” swing voters across the upper Midwest.

Our Swing Voter Project has uncovered that many of these people, who live in places such as Canton, Ohio; Davenport, Iowa; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Macomb County, Michigan, prefer Trump over Biden. In fact, 22 of 33 respondents in these four most recent locations feel this way.

And over the first year of the project, from March 2019 through February 2020, more than two-thirds of the “Obama-Trump” voters said they would take Trump over Obama in a hypothetical match-up.

That isn’t good news for the Biden campaign. This is worse news:

Additionally, many of these voters have yet to hear Biden make his case, and some may still be impacted by the economic and health consequences of the pandemic.

CNN, MSNBC and other media outlets have given Biden a pass on campaigning, often saying that his strategy is working. That’s BS. These media outlets aren’t pushing him on this because they’re fully aware that Biden would turn into a puddle the minute he’s asked hard-hitting questions by legitimate reporters. There’s no way Biden can appear on Special Report or Outnumbered Overtime. Bret Baier and Harris Faulkner would be respectful but they wouldn’t let him off the hook like other networks.

Voters understand that these networks are essentially the Propaganda Wing of the DNC. Voters understand that the networks aren’t serious journalists. Notice that CNN and MSNBC haven’t invited Biden on to discuss his unity agreement. They could announce Biden’s appearance on Morning Joe, then invite people to send in their questions via Twitter and Facebook. There’s a reason they haven’t done that. It’s because Biden’s answers would become material for President Trump’s advertising campaign. It’s because Biden’s words would expose him as a Sanders-AOC leftist.

Now that the people see President Trump’s lengthy list of mainstream accomplishments, they can compare his accomplishments with Obama’s trash-talking and his lengthy list of failures, especially on exporting manufacturing jobs to China, intentionally crippling the fossil fuel industry and decimating small towns throughout the Rust Belt and Great Lakes states.

People in Macomb County, MI, get it that President Trump’s economic agenda was restoring communities and rebuilding the middle class. People living there get it that President Obama and the Democrats shipped their jobs to China and Mexico through NAFTA, high taxes and regulations. Then there’s this problem:

Biden isn’t mentally fit to be president. He’s a smiling face with a history of being a nice guy and a moderate Democrat. He isn’t a moderate Democrat anymore. He sold his soul to the devil, aka Bernie and AOC, to become the nominee. He’s now a captive of the hate- and rage-filled left. Anyone that thinks that Biden can frequently forget where he is but still win over voters in swing states is kidding themselves. Couple that with the fact that he’s promising to end fracking. There goes Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan.

I’ve said for a month that Democrats are touting polling because they know their nominee is a feeble-minded old fart who belongs in a nursing home, not in a presidential debate. Democrats hitched their wagon to Biden because he wasn’t as insane as Bernie and some of the other Democrat hopefuls. Rush put it best when he told Chris Wallace months ago that Biden has the best shot of all the Democrats to defeat Trump before saying that Biden doesn’t have a shot.

There’s no question whether Joe Biden maintained a reputation for decades as a centrist. That reputation isn’t withstanding the pressure of his latest presidential campaign. Byron York’s article highlights how the Democrats’ presumptive nominee is transforming from a centrist into a leftist.

York’s first example is Biden’s years-long defense of President Obama’s deportation of illegal aliens. In his article, York wrote “Biden has defended the Obama administration’s record on deportations against those on the left who criticized President Barack Obama as the ‘deporter in chief.’ Then came last month’s Nevada caucuses. After ugly losses in Iowa and New Hampshire, Biden was struggling for life in Nevada and trying to appeal to the Hispanic voters who made up a substantial portion of state Democrats. All of a sudden, Biden backtracked on the Obama deportations he used to defend. ‘There were too many,’ Biden told Univision’s Jorge Ramos. ‘I saw the pain in the eyes of so many people who saw their families being deported. I know what it’s like to lose family members. It was painful.'”

Biden’s immigration transformation didn’t stop there, though:

As the Nevada vote neared, Biden promised that if he became president he would not deport anyone, no one, under any circumstances, during his first 100 days in office. After that, Biden said he would deport only those who have committed felonies in the United States. Biden repeated the pledge at his recent debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders, his last remaining rival for the nomination.

Think about that, people. A Biden administration promises to not faithfully execute this nation’s laws. In this debate, Sleepy Joe and Crazy Bernie gave the same answer on whether local communities should turn over illegal immigrants to their administration:

It doesn’t get much more leftist for a Democrat than that. Joe Biden got the reputation of Blue Collar Joe for standing with coal miners, construction workers and blue collar families. Blue Collar Joe doesn’t exist. Here’s proof:

Biden’s centrist-to-leftist transformation is complete.

During the Democrats’ Sunday night presidential debate, Bernie Sanders twisted Joe Biden into killing Biden’s presidential hopes. Sanders started by saying “I’m talking about stopping fracking as soon as we possibly can and telling the fossil fuel industry they’re going to stop destroying the planet. Your heart is in the right place but it doesn’t take on the fossil fuel industry.”

Sleepy Joe couldn’t let that stand so he replied “No new fracking and, BTW, on the Recovery Act, I was able to make sure we invested $90,000,000,000 in making sure we brought down the price of solar and wind that is lower the price of coal.” That drew this response from the Twitterverse:

If anyone knows the politics of Appalachia better than Salena Zito, I wouldn’t know who it’d be. I don’t think that person exists. Reading through Ms. Zito’s articles quickly informs people that she travels extensively through what I’d nickname Blue Collar America. She doesn’t just know the area. It’s apparent that it’s part of who she is.

The article continues, saying “Biden’s official climate plan posted on his website does not commit to a fracking ban and allows for the potential of using fossil fuels in the near term while pledging that the United States will reach net-zero emissions by 2050.” I wonder how Sleepy Joe gets around that one.

The truth is that Joe is just a typical sleepy-headed dishonest politician. It’s quite possible that he’ll tell the next gathering of miners that he’d be their best friend in DC, not knowing that video of tonight’s debate exists. In 2004, this two-faced act became nicknamed “Tom Daschle Disease.” Sen. Daschle was the Democrats’ leader in the Senate at the time. In 2005, Sen. Daschle was a year into involuntary retirement.

President Trump based his campaign on connecting with these communities. That’s why he’s nicknamed the “Blue Collar Billionaire.”

To hear the MSM tell it, Joe Biden is a legitimate moderate cut from the cloth of Daniel Patrick Moynihan. That’s who Sleepy Joe was but it isn’t who he is. Moderate Joe supported the Hyde Amendment. Today’s Joe opposes it. Moderate Joe supported energy independence. Today’s Joe opposes fracking. In fact, Today’s Joe wants fracking eliminated immediately:

Moderate Joe was an illegal immigration dove. Today’s Joe wants all illegal immigrants to stay unless they’ve committed violent crimes. In short, Today’s Joe wants to turn the United States into a sanctuary nation. Don’t bet on that playing well in the suburbs where crime is rising faster than property taxes. Then there’s this:

If that’s your definition of a moderate, then Bernie has a spot for you on his senior staff. Yikes.

At the start of this video, a young lady questioned Bernie Sanders about Joe Biden’s mental health:

Bernie responded by saying “I’m not going to go at that level and attacking…Joe and I have…Look, that’s something for people to decide. All I can say is that Joe and I have very significant political differences and I’m not going to be making any personal attacks on Joe. That’s not what I do.” At that point, the audience applauded spontaneously.

What a total wimp Bernie is. Joe Biden is having major cognitive disturbances. Everyone has noticed them. There’s even a video out by Bill Whittle that says “I’m Joe Biden and I forgot this message.” The video lasts 20+ minutes:

If Sen. Sanders won’t highlight Biden’s mental acuity issues, then he’s a wimp who is selectively tough guy. Back when I was getting started as an activist, we used to talk about a presidential candidate passing the Commander-in-Chief Test. Joe Biden can’t pass anything except the slobbering-old-grandpa-in=the-nursing-home test at this point.

These aren’t gaffes. They’re happening daily. Here’s another incident:

If Bernie wants to be president, he can’t be this wimpy. If he won’t take people on about the big things, then he isn’t a legitimate presidential candidate. Imagine that spineless idiot negotiating with Iran, Russia, China or North Korea. That’s a frightening thought.

H/T to Powerline’s Scott Johnson for highlighting this:

This must stop. Biden’s family must intervene ASAP. Constantly forgetting people’s names, especially your boss’s, brings into question whether Biden is still competent. At this point, I’m not certain he is.

It’s cruel to let a man that’s clearly having difficulties make a fool of himself while the whole world is watching. The DNC doesn’t care, though. Tom Perez hasn’t stopped at anything to prevent Bernie from being the Democrats’ nominee. Perez hasn’t hidden the fact that he’ll change the rules to prevent Tulsi Gabbard from participating in debates. But I digress.

It’s painfully obvious that Biden’s mind isn’t right. These aren’t like his previous gaffes, either, like when he told President Obama it was a big effing deal about Obamacare. That’s just a foul-mouthed old fart acting like a wise-ass. This isn’t like Biden talking about going to 7-11 stores without “a slight Indian accent”:

Nothing in those situations suggests that he’s lost command of his memories. The videos at the top of this post raise questions whether Biden’s mind is right enough to be the leader of the free world. Frankly, I’m not certain, at this point, he’s capable of running a neighborhood lemonade stand.

It’s been confirmed that Sen. Amy Klobuchar has suspended her campaign to become the Democrats’ presidential nominee in 2020. It’s further been confirmed that she’s flying to Dallas to endorse Joe Biden at a rally tonight.

This weekend, the Democrats’ field has narrowed substantially. Saturday night, billionaire Tom Steyer dropped out. Yesterday, Pete Buttigieg dropped out. Today, Amy Klobuchar dropped out. Thus far, she’s the only Democrat presidential candidate to endorse another candidate. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren has said that she’s in it for the long haul.

The new Klobuchar-Biden alliance is a big deal from the perspective that she’s one of the most-respected so-called moderates in the race. She showed herself, for the most part, to be a capable debater. By endorsing Biden tonight in Texas, she’s giving VP Biden a boost in a state where polls show him within striking distance of Sen. Sanders. It’s an open question whether the endorsement will help at this late date but it’s worth finding out.

This is the right move for Sen. Klobuchar at this point. It’s been apparent since before the Nevada Caucuses that her campaign wasn’t competitive after her surprising third-place finish in New Hampshire. She finished a distant sixth in Nevada. She followed that up with a distant fifth place finish in South Carolina with just 3.16% of the vote in South Carolina and 4.2% of the vote in Nevada.

UPDATE: Pete Buttigieg will join Sen. Klobuchar at Vice President Biden’s rally tonight. Both former rivals will endorse Joe Biden tonight:

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential bid picked up steam on Monday as he was set to pick up the endorsements of two former 2020 rivals – Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg – on the eve of the crucial Super Tuesday primary elections.