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Has The AFL-CIO’s Trumka Been Trying To Install A Hand-Picked Successor?

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National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks in Portland, Ore., Monday, May 18, 2015, about the organization’s concerns over the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty that President Obama is pushing. Trumka’s visit comes as the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on so-called fast-track legislation that would let Obama pursue the 12-nation trade deal.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

AFL-CIO Boss Richard Trumka was reportedly polling union presidents to determine whether they would back his hand-picked successor.

AFL-CIO Is Anti-Union from LaborUnionReport.com on Vimeo.

For a while now, there has been a lot of internal-union controversy surrounding AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka—from his alleged anti-union treatment of AFL-CIO staff and his controversial suspension of AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre to the accusations from former AFL-CIO staffers that he his ‘arrogant’ and ‘ineffective.’

By all appearances, it seems as though Trumka’s days heading the nation’s largest federation of unions may be numbered.

The question is, will Trumka “retire” early, or will he last until the federation’s next convention in 2021?

According to a report in the Guardian, it appears that, if Trumka could retire early, he would—but only if he could ensure that his hand-picked successor, Liz Shuler, would take the helm…and that is not likely to happen.

“Two top union leaders who insisted on anonymity said that early this year Trumka and Shuler were asking various union presidents whether they would support Shuler to be the AFL-CIO’s next president. These officials said Trumka, the AFL-CIO’s head since 2009, appeared at the time to be considering stepping down within a few months to make way for Shuler, but only if there were strong support for her in the federation’s 55-member executive council, which is composed largely of union presidents.”

“AFL-CIO officials insist that Trumka, 69, has no plans to step down before the federation’s convention in 2021. Several officials said Trumka dropped the idea of resigning early after the presidents of three large unions representing nearly half the AFL-CIO’s 9 million union members indicated they were not prepared to support Shuler – or anyone else at this point. Those three presidents were Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers, Lee Saunders of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and Marc Perrone of the United Food and Commercial Workers.” [Emphasis added.]

Right now, the likely candidates to replace Trumka are either his preferred-candidate Shuler, or Sara Nelson, who is president of the Association of Flight Attendants.

Of course, by the AFL-CIO’s next convention–which follows the 2020 Presidential election–a different candidate may be the union federation’s frontrunner.

Related:

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Cross-posted on LaborUnionReport.com

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AOC’s Chief of Staff Fanboys for a Nazi Sympathizer Because Why Not

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., left, looks over her notes during testimony by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Sitting next to Ocasio-Cortez is Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., right. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The controversy never stops and it’s not because it’s being invented. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is really just this terrible at everything.

After taking a comparison to Nazi collaborator Eva Peron as a compliment a few days ago and quote-praising the dictator’s wife, the general coziness with fascists apparently doesn’t just stop with AOC. Now her Chief of Staff has been exposed as fanboying over Subhas Chandra Bose, a man who was a Nazi sympathizer and supporter of Hitler.

When you add this to AOC’s treatment of Israel and Jews in general, it’s hard to continue to chalk this stuff up to coincidence. This all makes up part of a disturbing worldview that she and her colleagues in the fresh face caucus hold. It’s not just sheer chance that AOC, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar all have issues with antisemitism while they speak in support of figures like Maduro and the Palestinian Authority.

I’m trying to imagine what would happen if the Chief of Staff of a Republican was caught wearing a Nazi sympathizer on their shirt. I’m going to assume, based on past freak outs over far less, that they’d be going wall to wall coverage with it. But because we are dealing a Democrat who has the coveted inter-sectional shield of protection, this will likely not even warrant a mention.

The answer is a lot.

This also comes on the heels of AOC trying to appropriate the holocaust to push her insanely dishonest narrative about the border and illegal immigration. There’s apparently no level she won’t sink to and I can’t blame her. No one outside of the right pushes back on anything she does so why wouldn’t she be emboldened?

All of this has gotten so ridiculous that we essentially just laugh and joke about it at this point. But in reality, it’s serious. Having people in power who idolize such evil figures is a road paved in disaster. Democratic Socialism, which AOC and her cohorts claim to support, is essentially a mash up of the antisemitism of fascism mixed with the idiotic and murderous realities of communism. Perhaps one day our valiant media will wake up and realize that shilling for Democrats isn’t worth the societal cost be inflicted by the emergence of the radical left, but I won’t hold my breath.

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“Air-Conditioning Is Sexist”: Woke Feminist Says #BanAC Should Become a Thing, Gets Schooled

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We’ve hit that time of year when the “air conditioning is sexist!!” argument typically gets trotted out by woke feminists who firmly believe the patriarchy is behind the frigid AC temperatures they have to endure in the summer months in their offices.

This year’s example comes from Taylor Lorenz, who writes for The Atlantic. On Sunday, Lorenz tweeted out a fairly balanced piece on the debate from style writer Penelope Green at the New York Times. But while Green’s take on the issue was firmly on middle ground, Lorenz’s most definitely was not:

Because her tweet was getting ratioed, Lorenz moved on to her next link, which was a piece from May on the same issue by one of her colleagues at The Atlantic. In another tweet, she chided male colleagues for having the audacity to want to be cooler in the summer even if it meant the poor thing might have to cover up a little more in the office:

Twitter users promptly schooled Lorenz on some of the main reasons why men typically want it cooler indoors than women do in the summer. And after all was said and done, it was Lorenz who came off as the one making a sexist argument:

National Review‘s Charles C.W. Cooke got to the heart of the matter on why the #BanAC movement is all wrong and insufficiently woke:

There’s also the privilege thing:

As to the “gotten sick” complaint, well there’s a reason for that:

For what it’s worth, I’m with these ladies on this one:

This is anecdotal to be sure, but I’ve found over the years when working in office environments that reaching a happy medium with your co-workers usually works – in the coldest months of the year and the hottest. In the summer, if the guys want it at 74 and the ladies prefer it at 78, propose 76.

And bring a sweater.

This really is not rocket science. It’s called “working together.” Instead of trying to find fault in every danged thing, people should try taking that route instead.

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Hillary’s Spokesman Praises the New Fab Four: AOC & Her Peers Define the ‘Moral Center of Today’s Democratic Party’

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Many of you long — dare I say, ache — to hear more from Hillary Clinton, and I’d love to scratch your itch. But in this case, sorry — I can only offer her spokesman.

On Sunday, former Hillary mouthpiece Brian Fallon tweeted his support for the Woke Female Fab Four — Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Omar, and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley — on the Twitter.

Brian’s props came in the wake of Nancy Pelosi shrugging off the young faces of the Democratic Party as, essentially, social media fads.

Speaking to New York Times writer Maureen Dowd Saturday, Nance flung the following:

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world, but they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

Ooh!

Moreover:

“If the Left doesn’t think I’m left enough, so be it. As I say to these people, come to my basement. I have these signs about single-payer from 30 years ago. I understand what they’re saying. But we have a responsibility to get something done, which is different from advocacy. We have to have a solution, not just a Twitter fight.”

Somebody’s puttin’ on some pants!

The remarks didn’t jive with a certain 29-year-old:

Unfortunately, the “change” she wants is socialism, a system in which the ultimate Big Business — government (which includes Alexandria) — has sole control of all products and means of production.

Some people think she’s goofy to be talking about the needs of the country at all. Like this guy:

But Brian Fallon thinks AOC is A-OK:

He may well be right — which is why, to some readers’ consternation — I continue to write about Alexandria.

She may seem like someone who knows nothing; but in classic pop-culture style, her knowledge isn’t proportionate to her influence.

And her influence — along with her 3 club members — in this case, concerned emergency border funding.

The House’s recently-passed $4.5 billion emergency border funding bill was voted against by the young ladies, who issued a statement of their opposition:

The press release referred to the CBP and ICE as “radicalized, criminal agencies,” “destroying families and killing innocent children.”

Given that, back to Nancy. I’d say it’s more than likely most of America would respond to her remarks thusly: Trust us; you’re left enough.

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Vice Writer Becomes Hilarious Victim of Twitter Censorship, Gets Banned for Threatening Planters Peanut Mascot

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We’re all familiar with Twitter’s infamous bans. The reasoning behind the bans can get pretty crazy and fairly one-sided.

But it can’t get much crazier than being banned for threatening a peanut.

Luke Taylor at Vice wrote a hilarious wrap-up of his online “war” with the Planters mascot Mr. Peanut. Apparently Mr. Peanut is one of Luke’s favorite trash talk targets on Twitter.

A few months ago, I was suspended indefinitely from Twitter for threatening to kill Mr. Peanut. To be fair, this wasn’t my first time menacing the Planters mascot. Or my second or my third. By the time I was banned, I had been systematically harassing the peanut man for about four months. Sometimes, I promised to destroy him. Other times, I’d doctor a tweet to make it look like he’d done something you’d expect from someone super bourgeois or elitist—I once photoshopped a tweet suggesting that he would use his peanut empire money to avoid a military draft.

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His tweets seemed to fly under the radar as something more amusing for the sake of amusing himself than anything truly obnoxious. That is until a “famous” Twitter account caught it and retweeted.

But otherwise, my game was going off without a hitch. That is, until May 31, when the monocled legume tweeted a nut-themed take on the phrase that made Bhad Bhabie famous. It read, “Cashew in the snack aisle how ’bout that.” Putting aside the fact that that particular reference was a few years beyond its expiration date, it was my duty, as ever, to take the nut man down. I replied, “I will fly anywhere in the world to kill you. Just name the place.” But then, a strange thing happened. Bhad Bhabie replied to my tweet with a quick “thank you,” and soon over 1000 people had liked my post. A day later, I received a notice from Twitter that I’d been banned.

Just in case you don’t know, “Bhad Bhabie” is that dumb “cash me outside” girl who has been inexplicably rewarded for her bratty behavior with a rap contract and representation in the entertainment industry.

Before you think the pretend peanut man was feeling genuinely threatened, note he gives as good as he gets.

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Taylor says he knows his humor may have been over the top, but he never threatened a living person and it was all in good fun.

So, yeah, I’m mad. Of course I understand that in Twitter’s opinion, what I was doing was against the rules. But come on, it’s Mr. Peanut! It’s hard not to question the loss of my right to free speech on the platform for pointing my vitriol at a fictional character, even if that fictional character is the mascot for a brand. But brands play a strange role in culture now. In an article in The Atlanticlast year, the critic Ian Bogost wrote that there are, “new, personal bonds between companies and customers [that] feel uncanny—the brands are not real human friends, exactly, but neither are they faceless corporations anymore.” And when you are banned for having insulted one, it really starts to feel like social media companies at least, consider brands not only real, but also human.

LOL! Corporations aren’t people…or something.

Taylor laments his banning and the unjustness of being banned for good even after his appeal. He wonders aloud if he just got caught up in the “unintended consequences” of Twitter’s new speech policing.

The only thing I learned from being banned was that I’ll have to be more subtle with my jokes on my new account. (I’ll ask questions like why Mr. Peanut can’t afford more clothes than just a top hat and monocle, if he’s so rich). I’m still curious as to why Twitter would ban me when it has so many other realproblems to worry about? Twitter has been under fire recently for their inaction on banning hate speech on the platform; it’s possible my desire to fight a cartoon nut was just collateral damage?

Ya think? We on the right have been warning about this from day one.

First they came for the conservatives and I said nothing.

Then they came for the liberals who haven’t purged their social media comments from the last ten years and I said nothing.

Then they came for the pretend peanut mascots…and there was no one left to speak for me.

Good luck to Taylor as he slums it with the rest of the Twitter banned. He may be beaten down, but it looks like he’s still got some fight in him.

The most messed up thing about this whole saga though, is that throughout my tireless fight against corporate America, getting banned for my bravery, and now trying to fight back, no one’s even asked me how much money I would pay Planters for one bare-knuckled round against Mr. Peanut. Just name your price.

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Has Actress Ellen Barkin Accidentally Admitted to Complicity of Jeffery Epstein in His Sex-Trafficking Efforts?

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In the rush to lay blame at the feet of Donald Trump did this Hollywood TDS sufferer confess to knowing more?

The Jeffery Epstein arrest has sent the social media universe into the kind of frenzy normally reserved for swatted hornets nests. Somehow the case of an alleged billionaire who may have been engaged in underage sex trafficking, which has been in the courts for over a decade, has just now ignited interest.

Much of the speculation revolves around the possibility — and for far too many online, the HOPE — that this will lead to Donald Trump being implicated in the heinousness. This exuberance has been unseemly, as much of it is based on tangential reports and lackluster evidence. In one case a Hollywood luminary has rushed to the front of the accusatory line, and may have implicated herself far more in the process.

Actress Ellen Barkin is no fan of President Trump. She has a lengthy history of unhinged bile being leveled at the President, enough to impress the likes of balanced thinkers of all things regarding political nuances like Bette Midler, or Cher. Barkin felt the need to weigh in on the still-developing matter, by linking to a story on the recent arrest of Epstein.

She then followed that up with a very curious comment about the close associate of Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell. She is said to have been the primary pilot who kited in clients allegedly partaking in the criminal behaviors. Barkin declares Maxwell is a sex trafficker, and a “pimp”. The revealing aspect here is why the actress is so confident in her assessment of alleged criminality.

How exactly did Barkin come into this firsthand information from Maxwell? It would seem they had to have been interacting on some level, but to what extent? They clearly were circulating in the same orbit, and this was not hearsay, or overhearing. “I know because she told me,” are Barkin’s words.

Now this type of comment brings up all manner of follow up questions. When did Maxwell make this statement to Barkin? There are no prior mentions of this in Barkin’s twitter feed; this itself proves little, save for the fact that the actress has been tweeting plenty on this subject in the last 24-hour span. If she is so impassioned about the grievous behavior she alleges it seems slightly curious there had been no prior mention.

Has she ever taken this to the authorities? Again, considering all the invective and accusations she is currently leveling, to say that she has long known of this taking place is the real point of interest. And Maxwell’s alleged confession of this to Barkin itself is a cause of concern. Barkin does not state she overheard something — she attests to being told directly. This means there had to be some level of familiarity existing.

Consider the gravity of this type of conversation. A person who is supposedly engaging in this level of disturbing behavior would not be tossing this kind of banter out as cocktail party anecdotes. To be able to offer this type of detail to Barkin would need some level of foundation to have it discussed openly, it stands to reason. How do two people arrive to a point where one of them is comfortable enough to volunteer their complicity in a sex trafficking ring? This is not something you arrive at in casual discussions.

Barkin, based on her own words and accusations, seems to be opening herself up to needing to answer for a number of details relating to her words.

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YouTube Engineer Stabs, Punches, and Runs Over Innocent People During Drug Fueled Rampage

 

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YouTube not only makes crazy decisions, it also staffs crazy people, at least offering us some explanation as to the unmitigated disaster that it’s swiftly becoming.

According to KTVU, 32-year-old Betai Koffi celebrated the Fourth of July with friends by taking seven times the amount of acid his compatriots did. This sent him on a rampage that ended up injuring eight people, including four of his friends. Luckily — and I’m not using that word lightly — no one died despite the use of deadly weapons, including Koffi who was shot three times by police.

For his actions, Koffi now faces six felonies, including carjacking, multiple assaults, and two counts of attempted murder. The story of how he accumulated these charges in the course of a night is nearly unbelievable:

He punched, stabbed, and choked his friends when they tried to calm him down, and keep him inside the rental.

Determined to leave, he crashed his rental car into the garage, and took off on foot.

He encountered a security guard who patrols the subdivision, and attacked him.

“He picks up a landscape light, yanks it out of the ground, and stabs the security guard with the pointed metal end of it,” described Sgt. Crum, “and knocked the security guard down.”

Koffi took off in the guard’s pickup truck and mowed down a couple walking along the street.

Then he drove onto a bluff, aiming for another couple, who dove out of his way, but a second woman was hit.

The incident stopped when officers arrived on scene and fired on Koffi with their sidearms:

The bizarre incident ended swiftly, once a Sheriff’s deputy and CHP officer arrived.

By that time, Koffi had driven through a private yard, hit a wall, and continued back onto the road.

When he saw the law enforcement vehicles, he drove straight toward them, and the deputy who was out of his car, began firing.

Koffi continued accelerating and rammed the CHP cruiser, amid the gunshots.

He was hit at least three times through the windshield and airlifted to the hospital, along with the first woman he ran over.

KTVU reported that the shooting is currently under investigation, which is standard procedure. The station also reported that we may get the body camera footage of the incident in the near future.

It’s a miracle that everyone survived the encounter, and thankfully no one’s life was irreparably damaged by Koffi.

Let’s hope we don’t see what YouTube’s algorithm would look like if it were a person any time in the future.

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Poor Eric Swalwell’s Day Gets Worse as ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Campaign Tweets Him a Too Bad, So Sad Sayonara

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As Red State‘s Brandon Morse wrote this morning, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is expected to be the first Democratic candidate to drop out of the presidential race.

First, a brief recap via the LA Times:

Rep. Eric Swalwell is expected to abandon his uphill run for president Monday and announce that he will instead seek a fifth term in the House.

Swalwell’s plans were confirmed by a Capitol Hill source with knowledge of his intentions.

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After scrapping a visit to New Hampshire — the first primary state — Swalwell scheduled a news conference Monday afternoon in his East Bay congressional district, where he was expected to announce his decision. Officials with his campaign declined to discuss the matter before the news conference.

Swalwell had sent mixed signals on his intention to run again if his White House bid failed. In February, before announcing his candidacy, Swalwell told the San Francisco Chronicle he would “burn the boats” and not look back on his House seat.

As we anxiously await Swalwell’s anticipated official (tearful?) exit from the race later today, the campaign of Sen. Majority Leader “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell decided to entertain us all in a way they have proven time and time again that only they can:

Ouch.

Considering Swalwell’s lame apologies for being a “white guy”, his gross Constitutional ignorance, and his despicable treatment of women who disagree with him, that he will be the first candidate to bow out of the race seems only fitting.

Couldn’t be happening to a more deserving guy.

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Jonesin’ For the Juvenile Vote? Bernie Sanders Swoops Down to Defend Woke AOC from Old-Timer Biden’s Put-Down

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Nothing livens up politics like people from the same side attacking each other. And that’s why this present fight for Democratic 2020 glory is set to bring popcorn-worthy entertainment over the next year or so.

Apropos, on Friday, Oval Office contender Joe Biden downgraded freshman congresswoman, committed concentration camp-foe (here) and kamikaze cowfart-fighter (here and here) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her far-left politics. She is, after all — like the Nazis — a socialist.

Here’s what he told CNN:

“By the way, I think Ocasio-Cortez is a brilliant, bright woman, but she won a primary. In the general election fights, who won?. Mainstream Democrats who are very progressive on social issues and very strong on education and health care. My north star is the middle class, when the middle class does well, everyone does well. … Look, it’s center-left, that’s where I am. Where it’s not is way left.”

So Joe’s that moderate kind of guy everyone can vote for. AOC? Not so much.

Fellow socialist — which is to say, another politician who wants to be in control of all products and means of production rather than you having a right to participate in any of it — Bernie Sanders swooped down to outwoke Joe, possibly for a bit of that juicy meat on the young-voter bone.

The old guy even used that newfangled Twitter to do it:

“I’m proud to be working with @AOC and so many other Democrats to pass Medicare for All, debt free college and a Green New Deal. This is the agenda America needs — and that will energize voters to defeat Donald Trump.”

Odd that he’d be proud of that — Ben Shapiro called the Green New Deal “one of the stupidest documents ever written” (here). In it, AOC trumpeted the need to lick the cowfart problem.

Surely, that left a bad taste in the mouths of many Americans. But perhaps not the youngest of ballot box lever-pullers.

Maybe Bernie wants Alexandria’s endorsement — the white haired dude could probably use the boost from the youngest chick to ever be elected to Congress.

Joe was already on the outs there:

Bernie booted Biden in that case as well:

Maybe Bernie will clinch the nomination and ask AOC to be his VP. A bunch of college students would be thrilled. That combo would be a geriatric/juvenile one-two punch.

As for now, Bernie’s punching Biden. And the show goes on…

-ALEX

 

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Victor Davis Hanson Wonders If A President Joe Biden Could Ever Become 25th Amendment Material

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The thought of a President Joe Biden one day becoming 25th Amendment material has never, ever crossed my mind. That said, Victor Davis Hanson (VDH) is my favorite conservative commentator, and I rarely disagree with anything he writes. So I thought I’d give it a read.

Hanson says he “speculates only because our popular culture and intelligentsia have suggested President Trump is crazy and should be removed under the 25th Amendment…under the new progressive rules, accusations about the mental health of presidents and would-be presidents are now legitimate political attack strategies.”

Remember that time Congressional Democrats brought in a Yale psychologist to tell them how a group of experts had diagnosed Trump in absentia as certifiably unhinged? And we never did get a real answer on the seriousness of former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe’s conversation about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. And progressives have brought other crazy things such as impeachment, the Logan Act and the Emoluments Clause back into the mainstream.

So, based on “these new progressive protocols, could a President Joe Biden be written off as delusional?” VDH cites several examples of the Addled Biden:

Biden once suggested that George Bush get on TV after the 2008 meltdown in the manner that President Roosevelt had addressed the nation after the 1929 market crash: “When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed.” Biden was referring to a time when neither FDR was president nor was television commercially available.

More recently in the primary debate, when asked what was the first thing that a newly inaugurated Biden might do as president (presumably after defeating incumbent Trump in the 2020 election), he answered, “The first thing I would do is make sure that we defeat Donald Trump . . . Period.” Biden in this case was in Obama’s “57-states,” Hawaii is in Asia, and “corpse-men” Lala land.

In a subsequent bizarre interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Biden noted the charge that Vladimir Putin had interfered in recent Western elections, by apparently forgot the Democratic gospel that maintains Putin’s meddling swayed the 2016 election to Trump. “You think that [Russian interference in a foreign election] would have happened on my watch or Barack’s watch?” Biden said. “You can’t answer that, but I promise you it wouldn’t have, and it didn’t.”

The list of Biden confusions could be amplified ad nauseam. In fact, there is an entire genre of “Biden gaffes” that circulates on the Internet and even elicited a confession from Biden himself: “I am a gaffe machine.”

Next, he considers the Bruiser Biden? I hadn’t heard of the first two items he lists.  The third one, Biden’s threat to withhold $1 billion worth of U.S. aid from Ukraine unless they fired the investigator who was about to question his son, strikes me as an impeachable offense. At the very least, it was certainly nothing to brag about.

He has now on two occasions mentioned Trump as just the sort of tormenter that Biden in his youth used to take behind the gym, and would thus “beat the hell out of him.” Trump also apparently qualified as the kind of target that Biden in the past has “smacked . . . in the mouth.” And Biden once curled up his fists and warned Trump that if he walked behind him in a debate, well . . . Biden could not predict what might happen once Smokin’ Joe got his dander up.

Trump is just the latest target of tough-guy Biden. In 2014, the vice president reminded us that young Joe had once defended the honor of his sister by traipsing into a donut shop (often a familiar prop in Biden’s riffs), and slamming the head of a rude SOB into the counter. And young Joe also was ready to take on the mean dad as well. “I walked up behind him and smashed his head next to the counter . . . His father grabbed me, and I looked at his son and said, ‘If you ever touch my sister again, I’ll come back here again and I’ll kill your son.” Both dad and son apparently backed off from the formidable teen.

Biden does not just relate domestic braggadocio. He struts abroad as well. Remember his threats to the Ukrainian president and prime minister: “They were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, . . . we’re not going to give you $1 billion. They said, ‘You have no authority. You’re not the president.’ . . . I said, call him. I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the $1 billion. I said, you’re not getting the billion. . . . I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”

In a sane world, Biden would seem to have just confessed to using his office to the advantage of his profit-mongering wayward son Hunter, a well-known influence peddler with past suspect business interests in Ukraine and a sometime target of the fired prosecutor.

The Racist Biden?

We all remember how fondly he spoke of his segregationist Senate colleagues because of the beating he took from Kamala Harris at the debate.

And most of us recall his remarks about Obama while campaigning in 2007. “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

During that campaign, he spoke about how Indians had practically infiltrated the state of Delaware. He said, “You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”

And no one can forget his warning to a racially mixed audience in 2012 that if Romney were elected, “They’re gonna put y’all back in chains.”

And finally, the #MeToo Biden?

And, of course, he is known for his hair sniffing and for his inability to keep his hands off of most women, young or old. He’s also been known to swim in the nude in front of female Secret Service agents.

Biden is only the most egregious example of the impending applicable double standard that progressives have crafted though their own unhinged effort to abort the Trump presidency. Knowingly or not, they have made the once normal — allow an incoming president to face the consequences of his policies in his first midterm election and ensuing reelection bid — into the taboo.

Apparently, Democrats never imagined that their own slate of candidates might, according to their own standards, have far greater liabilities than Trump himself. And as we are likely soon to see, and as Biden himself has darkly hinted, ol’ Joe’s sins may pale in comparison to those of his now acerbic rivals.

We are in new territory where nothing is sacred, nothing is a gaffe, nothing is just a slip of the tongue—given that any means necessary were long ago justified to achieve the end of ousting Trump. And those means are soon going to be applied to the very politicos who recalibrated and welcomed them — and Biden first, and most embarrassingly, of all.

Now that my memory has been refreshed, I realize that yes, under the new standards introduced by Democrats who’ve been stricken by the mass epidemic of Trump Derangement Syndrome, a President Biden just might qualify as 25th Amendment material. (And this is not even a complete list.)

We’ll see how Crazy Joe and the rest of the 2020 candidates fare under the progressive rules that they themselves have instituted. The same rules they have imposed upon Trump hoping to handicap his presidency.

It’s just not Joe Biden’s Washington, D.C. anymore.

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