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Flashback: Politifacts’ 2009 “Lie of the Year”

September 15, 2020

“If you like your health care plan, you can keep it … and, your family’s annual healthcare costs will go down by $2,500″
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Joe Biden is outraged that Trump “followed the science” and minimized the likely impact of the coronavirus.

For details, see: Fauci: “He was saying what we were telling him”

Biden: “Lied to the American public. Clear evidence of incompetence and dereliction of duty”.

The first part “lied to the American people” brought back bad memories.

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Remember Obama’s infamous line: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it … and, your family’s annual healthcare costs will go down by $2,500″

Biden oft repeated the line when selling ObamaCare … and, reprised it in the primaries when fending off opponents’ Medicare-for-All promises.

What’s the rub?

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Here’s why Hunter Biden is a “material witness”…

January 22, 2020

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Yesterday, we replayed Prof. Jonathan Turley dismantling the obstruction charge against President Trump.

The essence of his argument:

  • The President has every right to withhold testimony and documents citing “executive privilege”.
  • If Congress disputes the right to executive privilege, it can appeal to the courts.
  • If the courts deny the claim of executive privilege and the President still withholds, then — and only then — is he guilty of obstruction.

Congress did not appeal to the courts and it has no standalone  legal power to deny executive privilege and charge obstruction.

Case closed.

So, what about the other impeachment charge: abuse of power?

This is where Hunter Biden becomes relevant….

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If you can shovel coal, then you can learn to code … right?

January 7, 2020

Joe Biden has a remarkable ability to say really stupid stuff, doesn’t he?

His latest was telling a (small) crowd that thousands of jobs would be lost when he puts the brakes on the coal industry, but not to worry:

“If you can go down 300 or 3,000 feet in a mine, you can learn to code.  If you can shovel coal, you can program a computer.”

Say, what?

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Sleepy Joe seems to overlook a few basic points…

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Biden: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”

July 17, 2019

Where have I heard that one before?

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Joe Biden’s first presidential run in 1988 cratered amid multiple instances of plagiarism. Source

So, you’d think that he would have learned his lesson and stayed squeaky clean in the 2020 campaign.

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Not so …

Countering the ultra-liberals Medicare for All (MFA), decided to reprise Obama’s infamous healthcare line.

So, what’s the rub?

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NPR: vast majority of Dems have high confidence in the FBI

October 5, 2018

Or, at least they did before yesterday.
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Yesterday, we reported an NPR survey indicating that the Dem’s enthusiasm advantage has evaporated.

Buried in the survey’s “internals”, but not reported in the headlined story, was an interesting question:

“Do you have a great deal of confidence, quite a lot, not very much confidence, or no confidence at all in The FBI?”

For the total sample, 59% said “great deal” or “quite a bit”;  36% said “not very much” or “no confidence”; 5% were “unsure.

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Survey Results

Drilling down, the results get more interesting…

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Biden: “Some of the 47% pay higher effective rates than Gov. Romney” … say, what?

October 13, 2012

I’ve been re-watching the Biden-Ryan debate and reading the transcript … this time, it’s for comedy value.

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Beyond the whoppers, I can’t believe how many fundamentally dumb things Biden said.  Many got obscured by his bluster.

Here’s one of my favorites … suitable for the Yogi Berra quote book:

These people [the 47%]  are my mom and dad, the people I grew up with, my neighbors.

They pay more effective tax than Governor Romney pays in his federal income tax.

I’ve had it up to here with this notion that 47 percent …

Full transcript & video

An obvious non sequitur.

By definition, the folks in the 47% don’t pay any Federal income taxes, so their effective rates are zero

And, zero is less than 14% … or any other positive tax rate.

Geez.

And that dufass is in line to be President.

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Biden: “Syria is 5 times larger than Libya” … say, what?

October 12, 2012

During the Vice Presidential debate on Thursday night, Joe Biden claimed, incorrectly, that that Team Obama is turning a blind eye towards Syria because – compared to Libya —  it  “is a different country, it is five times as large geographically, it has one fifth the population”.

Ordinarily, we’d give him a pass (yeah, right), but Biden claims to be Mr. International and was trying to discredit Ryan’s foreign policy knowledge.

Turns out –- according to Google –that Syria is about 1/10th the size of Libya with over 3 times the population.

Oops.

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Thanks to AG-C for feeding the lead.

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