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Democrats Face Worsening Dilemma With Biden

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Larry Bell By Friday, 15 May 2020 12:36 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Only an inattentive Earth-monitoring UFO survey crew from a parallel universe could fail to recognize Joe Biden's many liabilities as prospective leader of the free world in this one. 

Even the Democratic National Committee must recognize this, along with the realization that they're likely stuck with him as their candidate at least through the fast-approaching election hurdle. Until then, there's little choice but continue to gin up fever-pitch support from The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC and other dedicated "Anyone But Trump" media allies.

There doesn't seem to be any winning way for Dems to drop Joe from the ticket. Nor is there any obvious (or devious) way to knee-cap him out of the race — other than maybe greasing the stairs leading out of his basement broadcast bunker. He sure isn't going to quit voluntarily.

Anyway, even if they were to succeed, that would unleash an even bigger general election problem, namely Bernie, who controls the remaining Democrat delegates and the majority of the party's important youth vote advantage.

Meanwhile, Biden's election liabilities continue to mount.

His son Hunter's murky $3 million deal as a no-show board member and stockholder with the Ukrainian gas company Burisma while he was vice president serving as the Obama administration's policy point person for the country was bad to start with. Biden was even videoed bragging about successfully pressuring Ukrainian officials to fire the prosecutor who was investigating Burisma's corrupt activities.

Then there's a similar issue concerning Biden's influence in securing the company Hunter co-founded, Rosemont Seneca Partners, a $1.5 billion deal for the Chinese state-backed BHR Equity Investment Fund Management Company where he also served as a 10% stockholder and absentee board member.

Steven Kaplan, who conducts research on corporate governance issues at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, estimates that Hunter stood to earn about $20 million on the deal.

Biden's "China problems" will most certainly be featured front-and-center by President Trump during the upcoming September-October presidential debates.  The events will occur at a time when public anger toward Beijing's release and cover-up of the COVID-19 pandemic will be in a full uproar mode.

Don't expect recent and very serious 1993 sexual assault charges leveled against then- Senator Joe Biden by his staff member Tara Reade to have been resolved by that time either. Nor will obvious comparisons and contradictions regarding Democrat character assassinations of Brett Kavanaugh during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings challenging his moral Supreme Court qualifications.  

Biden had said at the time, "For a woman to come forward in the glaring lights of focus, nationally, you've got to start off with the presumption that at least the essence of what she's talking about is real."

Unlike the uncorroborated charges by Kavanaugh's sole accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, others, including her mother, a brother, at least one friend and a neighbor, confirmed that Tara Reade had reported Biden's alleged action.

In any case, Dems — those who led and fed the #MeToo "always believe the woman" movement — can't afford to ignore the politically dangerous double standard.

Still, at a time when the nation is facing an epic health, economic and social crisis, all other Biden electability liabilities combined pale in comparison to his single scariest impediment — his lack of fitness to lead.

During a March MSNBC interview, when Biden was asked what he thought President Donald Trump should be doing in response to the coronavirus pandemic he said, "The president has to move more rapidly. You know, we know from experience that speed matters. We know that you can't go too fast, it is about going too slow. In order to avoid that, those very high numbers, we have to do at least several things."

Looking down at his notes, Biden continued, "One, we have to depend on what the president is going to do right now."

Then, once again losing his train of thought, he said, "And first of all, he has to tell — uh uh wait until the cases before anything happens. Look, the whole idea is he has got to get in place things that were shortages of."

The brutally harsh reality is that while Joe Biden has always been a famously prolific gaffer, his deteriorating cognitive capacity has become inescapably obvious.

Nevertheless, as Joe Fitzgerald observes in a March 27 Boston Herald editorial, Joe Biden's struggles should be more worrisome than laughable for everyone.

Fitzgerald wrote, "In times of crisis there's a need for comic relief, and these are surely the most critical times most of us have ever experienced, yet there's increasing reluctance here to continue scavenging for humor in the mortifying appearances of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden."

That being said, it will be even less humorous — more troubling — if the electorate, like that alien UFO crew from the parallel universe world of NeverTrump, either doesn't notice, nor care.

And what if they ask, "Take us to your leader" — and it turns out that we don't have one?

Larry Bell is an endowed professor of space architecture at the University of Houston where he founded the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) and the graduate program in space architecture. He is the author of several books, including "Cyberwarfare: Targeting America, Our Infrastructureand Our Future" (2020), "The Weaponization of AI and the Internet: How Global Networks of Infotech Overlords are Expanding Their Control Over Our Lives" (2019), "Reinventing Ourselves: How Technology is Rapidly and Radically Transforming Humanity" (2019), "Thinking Whole: Rejecting Half-Witted Left & Right Brain Limitations" (2018), "Reflections on Oceans and Puddles: One Hundred Reasons to be Enthusiastic, Grateful and Hopeful" (2017), "Cosmic Musings: Contemplating Life Beyond Self" (2016), "Scared Witless: Prophets and Profits of Climate Doom" (2015) and "Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax" (2011). He is currently working on a new book with Buzz Aldrin, "Beyond Footprints and Flagpoles." Read Larry Bell's Reports — More Here.

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Only an inattentive Earth-monitoring UFO survey crew from a parallel universe could fail to recognize Joe Biden's many liabilities as prospective leader of the free world in this one.
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Friday, 15 May 2020 12:36 PM
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