Monday, December 30, 2019

Go away Joe

Establishment dems always demand loyalty oaths from progressives. It’s these centrists you need to worry about.

Who would vote for Joe?  And now he's insisting that he could go with a Republican if he got the nomination?

Go away, Joe, just go away.

Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"

Monday, December 30, 2019.  Joe Biden continues to flounder in his campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, protests continue in Iraq and, with little comment from the press, the US government bombed the Iraqi military on Sunday.

Starting in the United States where the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination continues.  The press favorite, War Hawk Joe Biden, continues to campaign to a tepid response.

Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden? Who do you think has the popular support necessary to beat Trump? Pics taken at same venue in New Hampshire

Bernie has the crowds and the enthusiasm.  Joe has the . . . confused?

He certainly seems confused himself.  Saturday, Marcia asked, "Wait, how is Joe Biden different from Donald Trump?"  She was referring to Joe's announcement that if the Senate issued a subpoena for him to testify, Joe said he wouldn't comply.

Joe spent his entire adult life as a US senator.  From 1972 until January 2009, he was a US senator.  He knows the law -- if issued a subpoena, you must appear.  But forget the law for just a second, he doesn't even have enough respect for the body he served in for over 36 years to appear?  Trashy Joe.

Senator Elizabeth Warren is also running for the party's presidential nomination.  She notes that if he's asked to appear "and if there is a lawfully issued order for a subpoena, then he should follow it."

Joe Biden has flipped on so many issues in response to criticism from Elizabeth Warren, yet according to the media SHE'S the one who is "slippery" and a "liar".

If Joe can't follow the law right now, what makes you think he's going to follow it if elected president?

He's tired and who can trust him?

No one in America should work full time and live below the poverty line. It’s past time we raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and provide a reliable pathway to the middle class.
Replying to 
The time to raise minimum wage to 15$ an hour passed. Do some math. Figure out the bare minimum of living expenses and raise the minimum wage to an amount at least as high as it was intended to be when it was created.

Wasn't Joe Vice President of the United States from January 2009 until January 2017?  Why wasn't it time then?  Oh, right, because he could have done something then.  And he made promises in 2008, remember?  None of those promises were kept were they?  "Promises Unkept" should be his campaign slogan.

He can't even get it straight on what he would do if the Senate issues him a subpoena.  AP notes this morning, "Joe Biden sought Saturday to clarify his assertion that if the Senate subpoenas him to testify in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, he will defy the order. But he did not clear up what he would do."

Meanwhile Mark Alcala (LATIN TIMES) reports:

A recent poll suggests that former vice president Joe Biden is not popular among Latino voters. One major reason for this negative perception could be his “approach to immigration policy.”
Only 40 percent of Latinos said they’ll vote for Joe Biden in their state’s Democratic primary, based on a poll by Insider. For comparison, Latino voters support is 15 percent lower than white voters where 55 percent said they’ll vote for the former vice president.
It is also 14 percent lower than what Biden received from Asian voters where 54 percent gave him their nod. The former got the highest support from black voters where 66 percent said that they’d vote for him.
Other candidates got considerable higher support from Latino voters. 57 percent of Latinos approve of Senator Bernie Sanders while Senator Elizabeth Warren got 54 a percent approval rating from the group.

Yesterday turned into National Mock Joe Biden Day.   Spencer Neale (WASHINGTON EXAMINER) reported:

Several audience members at Joe Biden's 2020 campaign rally in Milford, New Hampshire, lashed out at the former vice president, calling him a number of insults, including "pervert" and "quid pro Joe."

Biden, 77, was speaking on Sunday night ahead of the state's Feb. 11 Democratic primary, where he is trailing South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to RealClearPolitics. A handful of those present interrupted the event on multiple occasions with heckles.
"Quite a start to Biden’s event in Milford, NH — He was quickly interrupted near the top of his remarks by a protestor who called him “creepy” & made false claims about him being a “pervert,” tweeted NBC News's Marianna Sotomayor. "Another woman then yelled “quid pro Joe” before another man began to shout about Ukraine."

Joe's response?  To yell.  He's so charming.  And to accuse them of being Trump supporters.  Because in Joe's increasingly addled brain, you either support Joe or you support Donald.  It's not that simple, it rarely is.   Yael Halon (FOX NEWS) adds, "Biden, who would be 78 upon becoming president if he wins, repeatedly has defended his fitness on the campaign trail, noting that with age 'comes wisdom'."

The world's still waiting for that alleged wisdom to show up.

Madison Dibble (WASHINGTON EXAMINER) reported Joe's also being mocked by a member of Navy SEAL Team 6:

Robert O’Neill scoffed at the notion that Joe Biden could bring any type of change to Washington, D.C., after spending most of his life in public office.
Biden, 77, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1973, where he represented the state of Delaware for 36 years, only leaving his seat to spend eight years in the White House as President Barack Obama’s vice president. The former vice president took two years off from holding down a job in Washington before announcing his third presidential bid in April.

In a tweet posted Sunday, O’Neill mocked the idea that Biden could be the change he promises for Washington, D.C. “[Joe Biden] was a politician in D.C. for 44 years. But if elected, he’s gonna change Washington…” O’Neill tweeted.

The week's just starting and already rough going for Joe.   Donald Judd (CNN) reports:

Pete Buttigieg on Sunday knocked Joe Biden for his vote in favor of authorizing military force against Iraq in 2002 when the former vice president was a senator, calling it "the worst foreign policy decision made by the United States in my lifetime."
"Well, I certainly respect the Vice President, but this is an example of why years in Washington is not always the same thing as judgment," Buttigieg told Iowa Public Television in a Sunday morning interview while campaigning in the state. "He supported the worst foreign policy decision made by the United States in my lifetime, which was the decision to invade Iraq."
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday called former Vice President Joe Biden’s vote to authorize the Iraq War part of the nation’s “worst foreign policy decision” of the millennial mayor’s lifetime.
Mr. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was responding to a question about how his foreign policy experience measured up to others’ in the Democratic race, specifically Mr. Biden, who was a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when the U.S. went to war. 

Turning to Iraq . . .
Iraqi Gov. Officials are working with criminal militias to hide the crimes like kidnapping/murders/assassinations/..etc. Where CCTV records? Why they hide snipers & militias crimes like kidnap, murders,stealing? *The militia slaughter civilians,but gov.Denying!
both families slaughtered by militias; because they were supporting Peaceful protests! *BASRAH Family; gov. Said was burglary murder & husband had billions(while he is bus driver)!?! *Najaf elders were supporting protests also, but gov. Said murder was neighbor fight!?! WHY LIES?
Funny how those CTTV records go blank or disappear whenever the government is the most likely suspect for a murder.  Those records disappeared when journalist Hadi al-Mahdi was assassinated in his own home, remember?  And his apartment was right by a CTTV camera.  He was part of an earlier wave or protests.
Close to 500 people killed in Iraq protests since October: human rights group
At ANTIWAR.COM, Margaret Griffis notes 84 people killed on Sunday.
On Friday, a US contractor was killed in a rocket attack and four US service members were injured.  The death of the US contractor quickly became an excuse for the US government to bomb Kata'ib Hezbollah on Sunday.  
Due to actions taken by US puppets like Hayder al-Abadi, grasp that the US was bombing the Iraqi military.  The Iraqi militias -- an Kata'ib Hezbollah is one -- were folded into the Iraqi military.  Maybe the time to object to that was when it was happening?  Instead we got silence from the US government and silence from US editorial boards -- who apparently can't speak unless the US State Dept hands them cue cards.
So grasp what happened Sunday.  Suspecting that Kata'ib Hezbollah was responsible for the Friday rocket attack, the US government attacked a segment of the Iraqi military.  REUTERS reports on the comments of Commander Jamal Jaafar Ibrahimi:
A top Iraqi militia leader warned of a strong response against U.S. forces in Iraq following air strikes in Iraq and Syria overnight that hit several bases of his Iranian-backed group and killed at least 25 people.
[. . .] 
Mohandes is a senior commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), an umbrella grouping of paramilitary groups mostly consisting of Iran-backed Shi'ite militias that was formally integrated into Iraq's armed forces. 
There's been little comment about that reality: The US government bombed the Iraqi military.  There's been tons of stenography where western reporters or 'reporters' type up what they're told by US officials but none of the space bothers to directly underscore what took place: The US government attacked the Iraqi military.
So at a time where Iraq has been paralysed by protests both against corruption and protests against “Iranian interference”. The US attacks a frontline PMU base in Iraq that deters ISIS entry into Iraq apparently in retaliation to past attacks. Iraq can’t catch a break
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