OpinionFrom Trump to Biden, how little things change

19:15  10 september  2019
19:15  10 september  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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How likely is Donald Trump to be re-elected? And which Democrat is best positioned to defeat him? Nate, who is a voter who would support Joe Biden against Trump but would not support Elizabeth Warren They might conclude that they have to try and change the composition of the electorate

Ironically, the one issue Trump and Biden see eye-to-eye on puts them in direct opposition with two-thirds of the public. Although pretty much all events lately have been held virtually, because of safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, one thing that's pretty clear is that these two candidates share little

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"After three months, surprises mark the Democratic campaign," Dan Balz wrote in the Washington Post as March ended. It’s now clear five months later that he didn’t know half of it.

The party of the young and nonwhite is now led by three white people in their 70s. The one woman among them is known more for her economic and socialist wonkery than for her feminist credibility.

Does Joe Biden Want to Be Doing This?

Does Joe Biden Want to Be Doing This? “How badly do you want to be president?” Joseph R. Biden Jr. was asked after a recent speech in Prole, Iowa. The answer to such an inquiry would appear self-evident in the case of Mr. Biden, who began his running-for-president routine more than three decades ago; in other words, very badly, one would assume. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden is asked how he will convince voters to not for President Donald Trump given the current economic conditions at Thursday's VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN : Well, I don't think they really do like the economy. Go back and talk to the old neighbors in the middle-class

Throughout his presidency, Mr. Trump has made little effort to hide actions or statements that critics called outrageous violations of norms and standards. The president said on Thursday that Hunter Biden was not qualified for that business, noting that he had been discharged from the Navy Reserve

Except for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whose branding is different, the women in the field have failed to gain traction. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, the most extreme of them all in her embrace of abortion, is now out of contention, having spent millions in her quest to crack 1% in the polls.

Sensible Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has failed to stir much excitement, although she at least hasn't embarrassed herself too horribly. She might yet make a vice presidential pick for a candidate Joe Biden, assuming the stories about her temperament weren't to damaging.

California Sen. Kamala Harris had a brilliant debut in debate number one, but was massacred in debate number two and never lived up to that movie-star moment. Harris, who is Asian Jamaican, has watched as black voters flock to Biden, as has N.J. Sen. Cory Booker. Biden is about as white as they come (including his hair), but his close association with former President Barack Obama seems to override all else.

Biden Wants to Work With ‘the Other Side.’ This Supreme Court Battle Explains Why.

Biden Wants to Work With ‘the Other Side.’ This Supreme Court Battle Explains Why. Joseph R. Biden Jr. was on the brink of victory, but he was unsatisfied. Mr. Biden, the 44-year-old chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was poised to watch his colleagues reject President Ronald Reagan’s formidable nominee to the Supreme Court, Robert H. Bork. The vote was unlikely to be close. Yet Mr. Biden was hovering in the Senate chamber, plying Senator John W. Warner of Virginia, a Republican of modestly conservative politics and regal bearing, with arguments about Bork’s record. Rejecting a Supreme Court nominee was an extraordinary act of defiance, and Mr. Biden did not want a narrow vote that could look like an act of raw partisan politics.

A little while later, when I went into the bleachers, I noticed that Biden wasn’t sitting with the rest of Referring to Trump , he said: “The only thing he knows is being in the mosh pit. He’s been there his But to get a shot at reclaiming that welder’s vote and evicting Trump from the White House, Biden

President Trump called on China to investigate the Bidens just days before American and Chinese negotiators are expected to resume trade talks in But the president’s comments could change how a trade deal is viewed domestically, on both the right and the left. Derek Scissors, a resident scholar at

Like the nonwhite and the women candidates, the young and the restless — Beto O’Rourke and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — are also not faring too well. At one point in spring 2017, the millionaire’s son who married the billionaire’s daughter seemed on the verge of becoming a real human being. He was speaking in terms that suggested inclusion. He live-streamed a road trip with Republican neighbor Will Hurd from El Paso, Texas, to Washington when storms closed the airports. He became a sensation, using his rapport with Hispanics to stir memories of the bond between Cesar Chavez and Robert F. Kennedy, and to suggest that if a real Kennedy heir was not then in the offing, a faux one might do just as well.

But that was then. After he announced for president, the Left pulled the plug on everything that made him different. In no time at all, what Vanity Fair once announced was a new kind of Democrat turned into the same old, same old kind of demagogue. He extolled the virtues of late term abortion, dropped the F-bomb with mind-numbing frequency, and slid 10 points or more in the polls.

Battleground Tracker: Warren rises as Biden clings to lead

Battleground Tracker: Warren rises as Biden clings to lead In the early voting states, Warren leads in New Hampshire, while Sanders leads in Nevada

WASHINGTON — President Trump acknowledged on Sunday that he raised corruption accusations against former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. during a phone O.K., so given those data points of the things we already knew about Ukraine, how does it connect back to this whistle-blower complaint?

Mr. Biden seems to have gotten into the president’s head — at least for now. Mr. Trump ’s visit to an ethanol plant in Council Bluffs is an official White House event. But campaign aides see it, as well as a later appearance at a Republican dinner, as an opportunity to both troll Mr. Biden and invigorate a

Something analogous happened to Buttigieg. At his best, he could have been taken as the 21st century’s answer to Adlai Stevenson, an elegant speaker whose eloquent pleas for greater levels of tolerance played very well with people who heard them. But then it turned out, upon closer inspection, that his tolerance seems to be limited to those who agree with him on pretty much everything. The secular Left has its niche, just not on this level. Wave the young and the restless goodbye.

And so say hello now to Uncle Joe Biden, whose surprise, when one looks closely, is how much like President Trump he appears.

They are roughly the same age — Trump is 73, Biden 76 — and Biden will be a staggering 82 if he wins and seeks reelection. Biden and Trump share the strange hair: Remember the hair plugs? They both run on emotions, which they have trouble containing; they have problems with words, which they misuse very often; they have trouble with facts, which they seldom acknowledge; and quite often they both make things up.

Both have sons who made millions from "business deals" with suspect foreign powers due to their fathers’ connections and power, for which no accounting will ever be made.

Some things will change if Biden wins power, but not most of the things that turn out to matter. Which shouldn’t surprise anyone at all.

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