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Joe Biden Lied for Years About the Car Accident That Claimed the Life of His Wife and Daughter

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with reporters after a campaign stop at Lindy’s Diner in Keene N.H., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

 

I hesitated to post on this story because it is based on one of the saddest events that life could possibly hand anyone. On December 18, 1972, 29-year-old Sen. Joe Biden received a telephone call notifying him that a car accident had taken the life of his wife and his 13-month-old daughter and seriously injured his two sons.

The issue is that, for years, Biden had repeatedly made the claim that the driver of the truck involved in the accident “drank his lunch” that day. According to the judge assigned to the case, there was no evidence that the driver had been drinking. Further, police determined that Biden’s wife “drove into the path of Dunn’s tractor-trailer, possibly because her head was turned and she didn’t see the oncoming truck.”

POLITICO wrote in January of this year that a friend of Biden’s looked into the accident at the time and concluded, “She had a stop sign. The truck driver did not.”

Now, Biden is being called out for spreading a lie.

In 2001, Biden delivered a speech at the University of Delaware in which he said that the accident had been caused by a drunken driver. “A tractor-trailer, a guy who allegedly — and I never pursued it — drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch, broadsided my family and killed my wife instantly and killed my daughter instantly and hospitalized my two sons …” He also told the story on the campaign trail in 2007. In 2008, Biden’s comments were picked up by the New York Times and were repeated by CBS talk show host Katie Couric and others.

In late August 2008, the producers of “Inside Edition” contacted Newark resident Pamela Hamill, the daughter of the tractor-trailer driver, Curtis Dunn, who had collided with Biden’s wife. Her father had passed away in 1999, so they requested an interview with Hamill, who appeared on the show in September. Hamill wanted to set the record straight.

She also campaigned for a “public apology from [then] vice presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), whom she says has repeatedly besmirched her late father.” I was not able to find evidence that she ever received an apology although I did read of an instance of Biden telling the story in 2009.

In October of 2008, the Newark Post ran a story to help her set the record straight. They reported:

According to Delaware Superior Court Judge Jerome O. Herlihy, who oversaw the police investigation 36 years ago as chief prosecutor, there is no evidence supporting Biden’s claim.

“The rumor about alcohol being involved by either party, especially the truck driver (Dunn), is incorrect,” Herlihy said recently.

Police determined that Biden’s first wife drove into the path of Dunn’s tractor-trailer, possibly because her head was turned and she didn’t see the oncoming truck.

Dunn, who overturned his rig while swerving to avoid a collision, ran to the wrecked car and was the first to render assistance.

Police filed no charges against Dunn, who at that time lived in North East, Md. with his wife, Ruby, and their seven children.

Dunn was haunted by the accident until the day he died, Hamill told the newspaper. “Growing up, my dad never talked about it. He always got very solemn around Christmastime because the anniversary was Dec. 18, and he never wanted to celebrate the holidays. When newspapers had anniversary articles (about the crash), we hid them from dad.”

She also said she wants to “clear her late father’s name before Biden’s story is even more widely accepted as fact. Suppose he becomes the next vice president. Movies could be made about him and books could be written about him, all falsely portraying my father as a drunk driver. We need to set the record straight and clear my father’s name right now before this goes any further.”

Biden’s mischaracterization of this accident doesn’t surprise me. It’s part of a pattern of behavior that we’ve come to associate with Biden. He has a history of embellishing events which have occurred and occasionally inventing entire stories out of whole cloth if it serves his purpose. Put another way, this man’s word is not to be trusted.

We all remember when he was forced to withdraw from the 1988 Democratic presidential primary after it was discovered that he had presented a powerful speech delivered by British politician Neil Kinnock only four months earlier.

Neil Kinnock at Welsh Labour Party conference May 1987:

Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Was it because our predecessors were thick? Does anybody really think that they didn’t get what we had because they didn’t have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment? Of course not. It was because there was no platform upon which they could stand.

Joe Biden in Sept 1987 during his first presidential campaign:

Why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go a university? Why is it that my wife… is the first in her family to ever go to college? Is it because our fathers and mothers were not bright? …Is it because they didn’t work hard? My ancestors who worked in the coal mines of northeast Pennsylvania and would come after 12 hours and play football for four hours? It’s because they didn’t have a platform on which to stand.

A more recent example of Biden’s propensity to embellish was his story about facing down local thug “Corn Pop” in 1962 armed only with a six foot chain. Corn Pop was accompanied by three of his goons, each of whom carried a razor blade. If any of you missed that entertaining tale, my colleague Streiff wrote a very amusing post about it, entitled “Did Joe Biden Really Face Down Feared Northeast Wilmington Thug ‘Corn Pop’ And Win The Respect Of A City.”

For so many reasons, Biden should have sat this election out. His time, if he ever really had one, has past.

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Meghan McCain Slams Dem Debate Performance and Comes Up With the Perfect Job for Beto

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[Screenshot from TheDC Shorts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa4egrsrRRw]

 

On Wednesday’s episode of The View, Meghan McCain gave quite the negative review of 2020 Democratic candidates’ performance during Tuesday’s debate.

And one of those was good ol’ Elizabeth Warren, who — to the blonde fireball — didn’t do a good ‘ol job:

“I have many things to say. I was live-tweeting it because there’s only so much time in these segments. I will say — I thought Warren did a terrible job, and she was on her heels all night. And it showed just how horrible she actually is.”

Meghan also managed to call co-host Sunny Hostin a far-leftist (a characterization which which she disagreed), in response to her comment, “Did we watch the same debate?”

“I’m watching it as a Republican, and you’re saying that as a far left progressive. Mayor Pete came out swinging really hard, and I thought it was quite impressive.”

Is Meghan still a Republican? Her family’d decided back in April to endorse Biden (here).


GOP’er Abby Huntsman was impressed by Pete, too:

“I give mayor Pete, and Amy Klobuchar kudos. Mayor Pete, who I have liked from the beginning, but last night was his best performance yet. Biden also, but he delivers what Biden is saying I think so much better.”

Meghan’s comments on everyone’s favorite hunting rifle thief — Beto O’Rourke — were completely dismissive, but also, she had a really good idea.

As I covered Tuesday, Beto recently announced he’ll be exiting the political realm for good if he doesn’t snag the nomination (here).

That might not be a bad idea, since he’s seemed bent on saying things that make him wholly unelectable.

And when your campaign looks like this…

And holy heck, this:

…you might wanna broaden your options.

Therefore…Meghan with the win:

“I don’t know what Beto was doing other than running for MSNBC host. Coming up, I’m sure he’ll get a good hour.”

Perfecto!

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here

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Trump Posts Lovely Tweet About Elijah Cummings, Still Gets Attacked by Media and Left

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Media will find any way to attack President Donald Trump, whether there’s reason to or not.

They showed that again today in the wake of the death of Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Elijah Cummings (D-MD).

Trump had a very public disagreement with him in July over the condition of Baltimore.

Trump put that aside and praised Cummings in a tweet, sending condolences to his family.

But the reaction back from some was incredible.

PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor was representative of some, criticizing Trump for being kind and decent on Cummings’ passing.

Is she kidding? Nope, this is what they really think.

What? Being sympathetic is “insulting.”

They don’t believe Trump is human:

Had Trump said anything critical, they would have blasted him. Had he said nothing, they would have attacked him for ignoring his death.

There was no way he was winning with them, so he just did the decent thing regardless.

How would they have responded if it had been Trump who passed?

You know already the answer to that.

Other folks on the right, despite their differences with Cummings, praised or had kind words for him.

HT: Twitchy

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Trump Posts Lovely Tweet About Elijah Cummings, Still Gets Attacked by Media and Left

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Media will find any way to attack President Donald Trump, whether there’s reason to or not.

They showed that again today in the wake of the death of Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Elijah Cummings (D-MD).

Trump had a very public disagreement with him in July over the condition of Baltimore.

Trump put that aside and praised Cummings in a tweet, sending condolences to his family.

But the reaction back from some was incredible.

PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor was representative of some, criticizing Trump for being kind and decent on Cummings’ passing.

Is she kidding? Nope, this is what they really think.

What? Being sympathetic is “insulting.”

They don’t believe Trump is human:

Had Trump said anything critical, they would have blasted him. Had he said nothing, they would have attacked him for ignoring his death.

There was no way he was winning with them, so he just did the decent thing regardless.

How would they have responded if it had been Trump who passed?

You know already the answer to that.

Other folks on the right, despite their differences with Cummings, praised or had kind words for him.

HT: Twitchy

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CLIMATE SCARE FLASHBACK: Jimmy Carter Predicts We Run Out of Oil By 2011

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We still have oil, Jimmy.

Whether it is that we are going to run out of oil or that we should have already been buried underwater, it seems that all of these dire predictions never come true.

I love to go back and find these nuggets and chuckle.

As I wrote last week here at Red State about how Leonard Nimoy from Star Trek fame said another ice age was coming and we were all going to die…

READ CLIMATE FLASHBACK: In 1978 Mr. Spock Told Us Another Ice Age Would Be Here By

The 39th President of the United States, back while he was running for the job in 1976, made a dire prediction about when we were going to run out of oil at a debate with President Ford on September 23, 1976.

Let’s go to the tape…

We need to have, a realization that we’ve got about 35 years left of oil in the whole world, we’re gonna run out of oil.

This statement was not challenged but just accepted by the moderator and the general press. For those who don’t recall — the United States was coming off the early 70’s embargo of oil from the middle east that caused long waits for fuel. That Carter would say this with no back up was just simply a scare tactic.

Much like the people who are saying that today we have 12 or fewer years to live unless we pass some idiotic legislation that is just a massive wealth transfer.

So if you think that some bill signed in Washington D.C. is going to save the climate and your life you need to do some more research on how long this scam has been playing on a rewind loop. A former President of the United States said the world would be out of oil in 2011 and yet here we are in 2019 still bathing in it at really low prices also.

How about that?

 

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Vox Writer: ‘Democrats need to talk about Hunter Biden. Sorry, but they do.’

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The China Syndrome

 

Vox founder and editor Ezra Klein thinks that “Democrats need to talk about Hunter Biden. Sorry, but they do.”

Most of us likely agree with that statement.

At Tuesday night’s debate, CNN moderator Anderson Cooper did question Biden about his son. He asked:

The impeachment inquiry is centered on President Trump’s attempts to get political dirt on Vice President Biden and his son. President Trump has falsely accused your son of doing something wrong while serving on a company board in Ukraine. I want to point out there’s no evidence of wrongdoing by either one of you.

Having said that, on Sunday, you announced if you are president, no one in your family will be involved in any foreign businesses. My question is, if it’s not okay for a president’s family to be involved in foreign businesses, why was it okay for your son when you were vice president?

Remarkably, Biden got away, unchallenged, with the following answer. “My son did nothing wrong, I did nothing wrong. I carried out the policy of the United States in rooting out corruption in Ukraine. That’s what we should be focusing on.”

When it was Sen. Cory Booker’s turn to answer, he said, “I saw this play out in 2016’s election. We are … elevating a lie and attacking a statesman. That was so offensive. The only person sitting at home that was enjoying that was Donald Trump.” Okay, so let’s not ask difficult questions of candidates because they might be offended.

Booker added, “I am having deja vu all over again.” He equated talking about Hunter Biden’s position as a board member of Burisma with discussion of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server during her tenure as Secretary of State.

Booker sees discussion of Clinton’s emails as merely a political smear? Flash to Booker. She should have been indicted for using a private server for government business, for deleting 33,000 emails (with BleachBit) she decided were personal after they’d been subpoenaed, and for destroying her old cell phones with hammers.

And, no we don’t have evidence yet that Hunter Biden broke the law, but he capitalized on his father’s position as both Vice President of the United States and as the “point man” for U.S. interests in Ukraine, by taking several million dollars from Burisma for a job he never would have been offered had his father not been Joe Biden. Hunter Biden even admitted this in his ABC interview earlier this week.

The larger problem for them lies with Joe Biden’s actions. I would argue that the evidence of wrongdoing by Joe Biden is his confession, captured on video, that he withheld $1 billion in U.S. aid until the Ukrainian president agreed to fire the prosecutor general. The only point of debate is whether Biden wanted the prosecutor fired because he was about to question his son or because, as Biden claims, the prosecutor was corrupt. I think we all know the answer to that question.

Klein argues that “Hunter Biden poses real problems for Joe Biden’s campaign, and if Democrats pretend otherwise, they’re making a mistake.”

He makes the case that, had the Democrats properly vetted Clinton during the primaries, they could have prevented her emails from becoming an issue in the general election. We all recall Sanders turning to her in a primary debate to say, “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.” If her nearest rival had not taken discussion of her emails off the table during the primaries, Democrats would have learned quickly that they were a serious liability, and Clinton may not have won the nomination. The nomination likely would have been handed to another candidate, presumably Bernie Sanders. (Flash to Klein: Sanders would not have defeated Trump either, but that’s beside the point.)

Klein makes the case, and I agree with him, that if Democrats don’t talk about Hunter Biden now, even if that means Biden loses the nomination, it will become an issue in the general election, and may be the reason they lose the presidency a second time to President Trump. He writes, “Democrats are afraid to talk about Hunter Biden. Trump won’t be.”

No, Trump certainly won’t be.

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Even With AOC and The Squad Endorsing Bernie, His Campaign Is Over.

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Time for some honest analysis after the Tuesday CNN Debate Debacle on the candidate who has raised more money in the 3rd quarter than anyone else, Bernie Sanders.

The Sanders campaign raised just over $25 million for the 3rd quarter barely beating out Elizabeth Warren at just under $25 million according to CBS News. That would have made an interesting race going into the 4th quarter of this year as the time runs short before the Iowa caucuses and the New Hamshire primaries for both of these candidates.

Then the first week of October hit and Sanders had a heart attack and that changed the makeup of this whole primary season.

The announcement yesterday that Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and the other members of The Squad will be endorsing Bernie is just a 24-hour temporary shot in the arm that will have no effect on this campaign’s demise. Nice gesture but ultimately meaningless.

So why am I saying this?

According to the CDC, Bernie Sanders was one of 790,000 Americans who have a heart attack every year. Being this was his first, he was one of 580,000 that had that happen this year. Sanders is to be commended that he took the signs seriously and had it treated immediately. This undoubtedly saved his life.

However, with all that positive news, these facts remain.

Tuesday night, anyone who was tuning in at one point or another was watching Sanders more closely than anyone else. Because of our natural curiosity to see if a 78-year-old man who is two weeks from a heart attack looks like he is ok. Every single one of us thought about it and many media outlets talked about it before the debate.

This is not meant to be mean or cruel. This is just the reality of what people think and the health reality of what a 78-year-old man who just had a major heart event goes through.

Anyone who goes through a heart attack and is lucky enough to survive has a recuperation period that has to be taken. Naturally, the younger you are, the shorter that period is generally. Bernie is, no doubt, a vibrant guy for a 78-year-old. He is also now a vibrant 78 yr old who just suffered a heart attack and wisely has been resting at home. His first campaign event since his hospital stay will be this Saturday where he will get endorsed by AOC.

However, the campaign calendar is not going to afford Bernie the time to recover. The Iowa caucuses are in 109 days and the New Hampshire primary is one week later.

I would much rather have a vigorous Bernie Sanders out on the trail making his case for his ideas and that he be defeated in that arena than for him to be sidelined like this. Plus I love Larry Davids’s impersonation of him and I want more of that.

Sanders will still be able to influence the Democratic race for the nomination from the sidelines and yes it will be from the sidelines. I’m sure all of the candidates left will be lobbying him heavily for his endorsement as they should.

However, it is only a matter of time before the lack of campaign events scheduled and the whispers of “Where is Bernie?” become the norm and ultimately force him out of the race. Sanders has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with and he still can be for many years to come.

Just not as a candidate for President of the United States.

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, Central Figure In Impeachment Inquiry, Dies At 68

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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) died early this morning from complications of various health issues, according to his office. He was 68 years old.

A central figure in the impeachment inquiry in Congress, Cummings was the chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. He was one of three chairmen leading the investigation into President Donald Trump’s call with and actions regarding Ukraine. Cummings was an outspoken critic of the President, and was the target of a much-criticized tweet from Trump calling Cummings’ city of Baltimore a “rat-infested mess.”

The Baltimore native has received praise from both sides of the political aisle for his years of service in Congress.

From Democrat Joe Kennedy III:

To Republican Chip Roy:

The passing of Cummings will mean that Speaker Nancy Pelosi will have to pick a new chair for Cummings’ committee and a special election will eventually be held in his district, MD-07, which is a D+51 district and will likely feature several candidates vying for the job.

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Trump’s Meeting With Democrat Leadership Ends Pretty Much As You Guessed It Would

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President Trump met with Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Steny Hoyer this afternoon on the subject of Syria. You didn’t need much imagination to see how this particular movie was going to end. Like the last several meetings between Trump and Pelosi, it broke down in recriminations. Allegedly, and I say that because the only people talking now are the Democrats and they aren’t terribly trustworty, Trump called Pelosi a “third rate politician” and Pelosi resurrected the scurrilous falsehood disproven by Robert Mueller that Trump is doing Putin’s bidding. (By the way, if your only foreign policy objective is to do something to stymie another country, you don’t have a policy, you have a middle school mean girls clique.) When the meeting broke up, Trump promised to “see [them] at the polls.”

Now both sides are engaged in trolling.

In her statement, on the video, Pelosi claims Trump was rattled by the House vote to disapprove of his action on Syria (that and about $7 will get you coffee at Starbucks).

Trump took to Twitter

Pelosi is using one of the image Trump released of the meeting as her Twitter cover image.

Just some thoughts:

  • There is little doubt in my mind that Trump was probably torqued by the House vote. He had no reason to be because it was obvious how that was going to go.
  • A case might be made that Trump was trying to provoke Pelosi into an impeachment vote because it is easier to fight something than nothing. But I thing the best explanation is that Trump and Pelosi detest one another and can’t be bothered to put on a facade of comity.
  • I’m not really certain why Trump agreed to meet with the Democrat leadership on this subject. It isn’t like they are going to do anything but screw with him. My guess is that one of the big brain thinkers in the White House thought it would be a great show of something or another if Trump could be seen doing business with the vicious harridan who has spent three years trying to delegitimize his presidency. I hope that person is unemployed tonight.
  • Neither side came out of this looking great, but neither was hurt in general and both sides gave their partisans some red meat.
  • As long as impeachment is on the table, there is no good reason for Trump or his White House to have any dealings with Pelosi at all.
  • If there was an upside to this, it was Trump sending a message to the executive branch that you deal with House Democrats at your peril.

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Dan Crenshaw Slams House Dem Who Called Him a “Racist” Over His Stance Against Illegal Immigrants Voting

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It is like clockwork that nearly every time a Democrat is asked a question about the controversial and oftentimes anti-Semitical comments made by certain members of The Squad, they will dodge and deflect to so-called “racist” Republicans instead of issuing unequivocal condemnations of members of their own party.

Such was the case earlier this month when freshman Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) was asked during a town hall about Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) and the various anti-Semitic statements she’s made.

Instead of making it clear in no uncertain terms that Omar’s remarks were despicable and anti-Semitic in nature, Casten gave a generic response about how Omar’s statements were “horribly inappropriate” before quickly trying to portray the GOP, especially President Trump and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX), as the real bad guys in this argument.

Here’s what he said:

“There are people who are afraid to go to a synagogue because they’re afraid they might be shot. I’m not worried about Ilhan Omar,” Casten said. “I’m worried about attacks from that are coming down from the Right and we are far too quick to condemn hatred when it comes out of a mouth of a brown woman with a head scarf than we are to condemn when it comes out of a mouth of a white supremacist.”

He then pivoted to focus on Crenshaw, who introduced an amendment to the resolution, which Casten referred to as racist.

“The last amendment on the floor that day came from Dan Crenshaw, the new Republican, the Navy SEAL with the eye patch. He came up with an amendment to say we’re going to add a rider on this bill that says that illegals can’t vote,” Casten said. “… why are you doing that? The reason you’re doing that is because you are a racist. Because you are trying to appeal to people who will vote for you if you stand up and oppose brown people.”

Watch Casten reply to the question from his constituent below:

Here’s how Crenshaw responded, according to the Daily Wire:

“Rep. Casten, we’ve never met, we’ve never talked. I’ve never insulted you,” he continued. “But instead of articulating a policy position, you resort to petty name-calling, which is a good indication you can’t defend your argument with any sort of intellectual vigor. This is Congress — it’s our job to debate — but please leave you smear tactics at home next time.”

He also followed up with a couple of tweets about Casten, including one recommending people support a Republican who is vying to run against him next year:

Crenshaw’s spokeswoman Kerry Rom went even further, telling the Free Beacon that Casten “should be honest with his constituents and let them know how little he values the power of their vote” in contrast to how he values the idea of illegal immigrants being allowed to vote in U.S. elections.

During his run for Congress last year, Casten equated President Trump to Osama bin Laden and claimed there were “Nazis” working in the White House.

Casten’s 2018 win in Illinois’ 6th Congressional district was the first one by a Democrat in decades. It’s conceivable that this is one seat that has a realistic potential to flip back to red in 2020 with the right candidate.

Stay tuned.

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