Biden’s Night Out

Looks like Biden was going out for the prom. So he got himself all spiffed up, after a nude swim in front of secret service, shined up the Benz, then combed his plugs for a take off.

But he forgot to check the air in the tires, which all seem to have slow leaks. He’s about to have a very bad night even before getting to the florist.

It’s not looking good for ol’ Joe, and the clock is ticking. Plus Cinderella has strict orders.

He’s going to have to fake it to make it now. The sendoff wasn’t so golden after all.

PJ Media — By Tyler O’Neil | March 2018

In 2013 and 2014, China embarked on an aggressive air and island campaign to dominate the South China Sea, much to the dismay of Japan and other countries in the region. When Vice President Joe Biden visited the country in 2013, he emphasized trade between the U.S. and China and did not focus on the South China Sea. Secretary of State John Kerry did the same in 2014.

Meanwhile, Biden’s son Hunter and Kerry’s stepson Chris Heinz carried out massive business deals with Chinese officials and the state-owned Bank of China. Worse, Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz even invested in a Chinese nuclear company under FBI investigation.

“During a critical eighteen-month period of diplomatic negotiations between Washington and Beijing, the Biden and Kerry families and friends pocketed major cash from companies connected to the Chinese government,” Peter Schweizer writes in his new book “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends.”

Schweizer’s book delves into the ways in which “American Princelings” profit at home and abroad from the economic and diplomatic policies of high-ranking U.S. officials. With former Vice President Biden rumored to be considering a 2020 presidential run, the scandals surrounding how his diplomatic efforts enriched his son take on renewed importance. His role in abetting China’s aggression for family gain seems particularly damning.

When Biden became the vice president in 2009, his son Hunter Biden “became a social fixture in Washington,” Schweizer explains. In the summer of 2009, the VP’s son joined forces with Chris Heinz, a wealthy heir to the late Senator John Heinz, whose wife Teresa married Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.). The two formed Rosemont Capital, an alternative investment firm “positioned to strike profitable deals overseas with foreign governments and officials with whom the U.S. government was negotiating.”

Devon Archer, Chris Heinz’s roommate at Yale and star fundraiser for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential run, joined the American Princelings at Rosemont. Federal agents would later arrest Archer in May 2016 for defrauding a Native American tribe in an effort to enrich a branch of Rosemont Capital, Rosemont Seneca Bohai.

The American Princelings set up Rosemont Capital as an alternative investment fund of the Heinz Family Office, and attached several branches to it, including Rosemont Seneca Partners and Rosemont Realty.

When Vice President Biden went to China in December 2013 amid the South China Sea aggression, his son Hunter went with him. Hunter Biden was negotiating a major deal between Rosemont Seneca and the state-owned Bank of China. As the vice president discussed China’s trade with the United States, his son was putting these economic ties into practice, and the U.S. effectively caved in the conflict over the South China Sea.

Ten days after the Bidens visited China, the Bank of China — which is embedded in a complex network involving state ministries, security forces, and the Communist Party, and which provides capital for China’s economic statecraft — created an investment fund with Rosemont Seneca called Bohai Harvest RST (BHR). “In short, the Chinese government was literally funding a business that it co-owned along with the sons of two of America’s most powerful decision makers,” Schweizer explains.

Rosemont Seneca received a benefit no other Western firm had in China — “a private equity cross-border investment fund formed in the Chinese government’s Shanghai Free-Trade Zone.” With this privilege, Rosemont Seneca could take Chinese government funds and invest them in China or outside the country, even in the U.S. …../

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So John Kerry appears to have some questions to answer, too. Funny how the privileged princelings sucked up the cash like vacuums.

Seems like Biden is about to endure some severe vetting. Poor guy never was exposed to it in all those years before; it wasn’t in the program. You know that only happens to the other guys. While he is supposed to be the big player on the team who always gets the girl in the end and everything else.

Joe, Joe, they got a saying where I come from: “you dance all night, someone has to pay the fiddler.” But it’s going to take more than a lot of cash this time, Joe. You might be feeling a headache coming on about now, Joe. And Cinderella doesn’t look like she’s going to make her curfew. What a drag.

In retrospect, it sure looks funny seeing Biden pleading for all that campaign cash now while the princelings lined their pockets real good. It’s a tough ask… and a tough sell.

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Campaign rats’ nest of who’s who

So Hillary Clinton — under FBI investigation — has her husband, former president Bill Clinton, the sitting president, Obama with AF-1, the sitting Vice President, a former Vice President, the current First Lady, Moochele, and a slew of assorted sitting elected officials all out campaigning for her to help drag her over the line.

Who’s paying for AF-1? Don’t people find this a bit top heavy? That’s enough; it’s all I have to say about it. And their biggest complaint is Donald Trump talking about a rigged system. Has anyone ever ran against a candidate, a sitting president and VP, and former president at the same time? We’re breaking history everywhere.

Biden Backs Out

There that’s done! He makes an official WH speech to say he’s not running.
But all the hype and media foreplay up until now has not been lost on us, Joe.

So stand behind and consolidate around Hillary, that’s what will matter now.

The best way Joe Biden can campaign now is by not running.
(but Joe we could have told you that before)

But gaffe-on Joe, someone has to provide the entertainment for the Dem Circus.

Honey, I’m shrinking ISIL

Film at eleven

Obama wants to “shrink” ISIS into a “manageable problem.”

That’s the headline and I just can’t add anything to that. If the stupidity of that statement doesn’t speak for itself, I don’t know what does.

Whatever happened to Joe Biden’s “spine of steel”?
But Biden is going to follow that manageable problem “to the gates of hell”.

See what happens when you put radical narcissists in the White House?

Ref: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obama-strategy-isis-manageable/2014/09/03/id/592372/

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Putin is not in Obama’s mirage

Putin has sized him up.

If you made a sports analogy, you could say Putin acts like the superstar and Obama is like the guy on the bench who never played a full game, let alone scored, with a lot to prove to everyone including himself.

Obama has this ideal mirage but Putin doesn’t fit in the vision, yet he cannot ignore him. Every time Obama wants a coconut Putin is stealing it right before his eyes. Obama hasn’t caught on to the game yet, or figured out a response. So he acts like it doesn’t matter. But Putin is determined to keep going until he gets a reaction from him.

Putin might have been watching CNN Crossfire. Back in March they had an informal poll asking who had the the stronger hand on the Ukraine crisis?
crossfire

I bet that was every bit of Obama’s loyal support. Putin sure won the perception.

Remember when Kerry said on Meet the Press :

“President Putin is not operating from a place of strength here, Yanukovych was his, you know, supported president. Yanukovych was thrown out, despite Putin’s support. Yanukovych turned on his own people. President Putin is using force in a completely inappropriate manner that will invite the opprobrium of the world and it already is.”

“You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text, It is serious in terms of sort of the modern manner with which nations are going to resolve problems.”

Apparently no one has informed Putin of that process yet. Maybe Putin has the same problem the American people have, not understanding Obama properly. They told us that if Obama was guilty of anything, it was not explaining the issue clearly enough to us. So we just didn’t understand and still don’t. I wonder why he hasn’t said that to Putin?

And remember when Kerry wanted Putin to get on their freshly built off-ramp? Those mind games and perception illusions didn’t seem to work. Putin didn’t find the off-ramp. If this is a perception battle between Obama and Putin, who wins? Putin has over 85% support-approval in Russia. Obama, in his dwindling 30-some percent and lack of trust, has a huge deficit off the bat. But Obama wants to play the perception game anyway and act like he has the momentum. The problem is Putin understands the reality. It appears to be a zero sum game: as Putin gains Obama loses cred.

Barry, the 80’s called … and boy are they pissed.

Now Putin offers to be peace-maker for Israel and Gaza. Feel the love. That is bigger than it sounds. Even creating a distraction works in Putin’s favor. He offers to jump in the ME. Peace doesn’t have to be the objective. Stalling or diverting action on Iran could be just one side-effect he is seeking. He also threatens to back out on Iran sanctions.

In ‘O8 the Obama campaign ran the ad saying: “The next president will be tested. But here’s what Biden actually said about Barack Obama: ‘They’re gonna find out this guy’s got steel in his spine.'”

So in 6 years now, have we found out anything about Barack Obama? Have we confirmed that spine of steel yet? Putin must see his spine of steel. That is a heck of an image though in the face of Iran going nuclear, Israel under attack, Syria in protracted war, Putin doing cartwheels on Ukraine, Christians being persecuted everywhere, Islamists rummaging through Iraq, and a brand new caliphate declared (I’m looking for an historic precedent for that) — after Obama lectured terrorism was on the decline.

So now that everyone has seen and agrees about Obama’s spine of steel, no one can ask that question anymore. Right? Well, that was Biden’s assertion with the remark that, having sailed through the testing, Obama’s inexperience would not be an issue because he would have proven himself. That mirage illusion. And that was just on the world stage.

At home the border is overflowing with a Tsunami of illegals, scandals everywhere you look in government, ObamaCare challenges, new polls show he is the worst president post WWII, and people do not trust him, all his hype and promises are in the dustbin, an ambassador and 3 Americans killed in a terrorist attack on the eve of his reelection, and lying seems to the course of action whenever questioned, and the IRS — the guardianof Obamacare — is buried in scandal, the VA is mired in scandal. (Even Putin doesn’t seem to have those problems) Hey, on the upside, there are still a cadre of people prodding him to go Executive Order crazy on his opposition.

We’re all seeing the steel arrogance of a dictator to anyone who disagrees with him. He doesn’t show that to enemies of the US in the world. Oh, but he does show it to our allies. Isn’t it strange how that works?

As Vladimir Lenin put it: “Probe with a bayonet. If you meet steel, stop. If you meet mush, then push.”

The wierd twist of hypocritical irony is this: back in his first campaign you can find a slew of comments and words littering the trail. He used terms for fighting about bullies, not taking it lying down, fight, fight for you, and not coming in second.

Wouldn’t you infer something from all that tough talk about the foreign policy and actions of the man in office? It represented toughness, taking the fight to the enemy, and not standing down but standing up to bullies. And you would be completely wrong about him on foreign policy or dealing with enemies etc. Spine of steel is a spine of spaghetti.

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Filthy “Pool” for O-regime, what do you expect?

The column did not need a subtitle, but the author supplied one anyway.
Dirty “pool”(report) in China? Big surprise.

Dirty Pool

Column: The rise of secretarial journalism

BY: Matthew Continetti | Free Beacon
December 6, 2013 5:00 am

It was a sunny day in Beijing on Thursday—refreshingly sunny, to be more precise—when Vice President Joe Biden met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. I know this because I have read the pool report of the occasion, a pithy and practically content-free piece of journalism that is nevertheless one of the more entertaining things to enter my inbox in recent days. The pool report confirms the lingering suspicion—if it hasn’t been confirmed a million times already—that the line between journalism and Democratic Party cheerleading has more than faded. It has become invisible.

Pool reports are summaries of official events distributed to reporters, who then use the information to write articles or produce news packages. The building blocks of journalism, involving basic details such as names, places, and local color, pool reports are typically written by members of the periodical press. But the Internet has thrown open the question of what the periodical press is. And in the case of Vice President Biden’s visit with the Chinese collective oligarchy at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound, the pool report was composed and issued by someone who is not a member of the periodical press, someone who is not really “a journalist,” as the term is broadly understood, at all. His name is Steve Clemons.

Clemons is a Washington hand and bon vivant who has spent a long career working for a Democratic senator, working for think tanks, and working in the interstices of online journalism, event programming, and D.C. social climbing. For some time he has been parked at the New American Foundation—a center-left think tank that recently hosted an event for an anti-Israel screed written by the son of a top Clinton confidante—and at the Atlantic Monthly, where he is “Washington editor at large.” Politico has described him as a “foreign policy ‘super-agent,’” and the foreign policy for which he flacks lines up remarkably closely with the “realist” policy of the Obama administration: eager to negotiate with traditional adversaries, convinced that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the cause of Middle East turmoil, and determined to prevent neoconservatives and the dastardly Israel Lobby from committing America to foreign entanglements. Clemons was a key player in the campaign to install as America’s secretary of defense the embarrassingly stupid Chuck Hagel. He is not, let us be clear, a “disinterested observer.” I look forward to Sean Hannity’s pool reports from President Ted Cruz’s state visit to France.

Clemons’s prose is clichéd. “Good morning from refreshingly sunny Beijing where the skies are robin egg blue,” began his first report. Biden did not just greet his Chinese counterpart, Clemons said. Biden “warmly greeted” him. After an exchange of pleasantries, “your pool was then escorted out to brisk air, sunny skies, and a momentary look at the gardens and other pavilions of the exclusive Zhongnanhao Compound.” I hope your pool made the moment count, since he got closer to the center of Chinese authoritarian decision-making than most Chinese ever will. Dan Balz can rest easy: Clemons is not coming for his job anytime soon. Biden Deputy Chief of Staff Shailagh Murray, on the other hand, who used to be a “journalist” herself—well, Shailagh, you better watch out.

“An awkward thing happened in which your pool inadvertently became part of the story,” Clemons reported. The awkward thing was this: The vice president, in conversation with Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao, began gesturing at Clemons and saying, “He is a very important man. Seriously he is important.”

Your pool demurred as best he could”—I’m sure he did—but Biden continued, telling Li that he should bypass the diplomatic niceties and talk directly with Clemons. “He is the one you really want to speak to. Seriously.” Later Biden bought Clemons a Magnum ice cream bar. But do not assume that the gift of delicious ice cream from a powerful admirer would affect our correspondent’s reportage. “Your pool decided to find out how much the Magnum bar cost and return that amount of yuan to Vice President Biden.” And the First Amendment endured.

Remarkably, no one in the traveling press corps seems to have thought it weird, much less wrong, to assign pool reports to a Beltway player so in sync with the administration’s foreign policy, so beloved by the vice president. “Thanks again to @SCClemons of @The Atlantic for a colorful pool report from the Biden trip,” tweeted CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller. “Colorful” is one word for it. “Useless” and “self-indulgent” are others. The vice president himself, by continually referring to “your pool,” seems to have understood better than the traveling press the conflict of interest presented by Clemons. Or perhaps the press, in giving Clemons the pool assignment, sought to show to the world, in a passive-aggressive way, just how phony and strained the coverage of this White House is. Whatever their reasons, neither Clemons nor anyone else in the press corps traveling with Biden seems to have asked what the vice president’s son Hunter, a former lobbyist with manifold business interests, was up to while accompanying dad on his East Asian tour. Or would asking that question hurt one’s future job prospects?

Adversarial journalism has been replaced by secretarial journalism. Obamacare’s glitches have not slowed the trend. While Robert Pear of the New York Times has been skeptical and critical of the Obamacare rollout, his colleagues on the paper’s political team are eager to return to boosting the program’s namesake. “Democrats’ Latest Campaign for Health Care Law Begins,” read the front-page headline on Thursday’s paper. “Seizing on the good news of an improving health care website and rising enrollments,” write Jonathan Weisman and Michael D. Shear, President Obama and his allies on Wednesday “highlighted parts of the law that are popular with the public and reminded Americans, and the law’s opponents, of what would be lost if the Affordable Care Act were repealed.” […/]

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Leave it to Biden to perfectly demonstrate the purpose of a free press, especially in China. (Not) Well, go Joe, show ’em just how it’s done! What better place to roll out your expertise in pool reporting control? The other non-surprise is how all this seems to go over rather well with the press “corpse” in general — alas, the errant word fits here.

All this irony is lost on Biden and, naturally, on Clemons. Both he and Biden continually refer to “your pool”, like some British Lord. “Lord of Pressland” maybe?

Compare the salutation to “your honor” — “your pool”. Or maybe he could be dubded “your Pookie“, since Obama is fond of the name — like a composite reporter?

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Survey says….

Wonders never cease. Last night one of those polling outfits called me. One can always refuse but why? Sometimes the questions reveal a lot. I know, it’s all so mundane.

So, out of all the questions one stood out. Actually, it was many questions with one common denominator. When it came to 2016, the only Democrat they used was Hillary. Gee, I wonder why? There was a long list on the Republican side, but only Hillary as the Democrat. They did ask how you felt about Joe Biden? But other than that, I guess the only candidate worth polling on is Hillary. (lucky for her)

I just like the finger pointing thing.

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Hillary: “pollsters must love me.”

So have a little 2016 with your Hillary.
Here’s to candidates who suck all the oxygen out of the room.