Emerald Isle, N.C.

August 11, 2020

TO THE EDITOR:

Former Vice President Joseph Biden is running for the highest office in the land for the third time. After 47 years in American politics, his new campaign theme is “support American jobs.” Yes, his new “Build Back Better” campaign includes what he believes are the novel ideas of “buy American products,” “support American jobs,” and “invest in America.” Sounds awful familiar to President Trump’s “America first” theme over the last three years. The only difference is that President Trump was actually accomplishing his promises to the American people.

If I remember correctly, it was over the last 47 years that American manufacturing operations along with American jobs were shipped out of America to other countries including China, Mexico and Canada. We even found out during the Covid-19 pandemic that America had farmed out a majority of our critical pharmaceutical manufacturing to China. I hear this is what progressives call “Globalism” and it surely did not support American jobs or foster investment in America.

Before you vote in November, please do a little research on Mr. Biden’s 47 years of supporting investment in America. If you find anything that he has done to secure a job for you or aid your employer in assuring your continued employment, please vote for him. I think you will find that the only investment he has supported is investment in our welfare state.

If elected, he will attempt to in-vest trillions of dollars into America’s welfare programs such as free or subsidized healthcare to all including illegal aliens, free college tuition, etc. How many of these dollars spent will support American business or grow American jobs? The only thing that will grow is our tax rate and the US deficit.

STEPHEN BACH

(35) comments

mpjeep

Finally, a letter to the editor I can stand with.

And we have to remember that if Biden wins, he may not make it the entire 4 years and we will have Harris to deal with.

Here's what a former Obama speechwriter, Jon Faureau, says about Kamala Harris:

+She is a Chameleon and sheds her skin faster than a fast growing snake..

* She is not a moderate.

* She wants medicare for all funded by taxpayers.

* She wants the Green New Deal.

* She's in favor of late-term abortions.

* She wants to raise taxes.

* She wants to decriminalize illegal border crossings.

* She wants taxpayer paid healthcare for illegal immigrants.

And as I said in a earlier post: Sasquatch has been seen more in public than Biden. And now Harris has joined him in the basement.

Sleepwalker

Bach, you are absolutely correct. Biden has done nothing especially noteworthy in his (too) long career except keep his son out of prison and secure absurd salaries for him.

dc

My siblings & I were born & raised in an agrarian economy. It wasn't easy but we managed until we could do better through hard work. Can't imagine what economy Joe was born & raised in. Surely some of his forebearers knew what hard work was but does he? Can't even imagine what kind of hard work he's done if he's done any. Not sure 41 years in Congress qualifies though no doubt he'll tell any fool he's working hard for them & many will actually believe him. If they don't they're vote for him & his radical D agenda anyway because that's what they believe in the country be damned.

dc

Oh, it was 47 years in politics not 41. Wow, he's really worked hard. No wonder he doesn't know where he's at.

mpjeep

Joe - Psst...hey Jill....Where is Milwaukee?

Jill - Its in Wisconsin Joe.

Joe - Oh cool, I knew that.

Joe - Psst hey Jill.....Where is Wisconsin?

Joe - hey Jill, if anyone ask, I can do 100 push-ups.

Sleepwalker

Jeep, that’s funny. My biden joke got moderated. Probably rightfully so. I was being mean spirited and nasty like a democrat. All kidding aside... it’s very sad the dem’s are putting up a dude that has obvious clinical signs of impairment. What does that say about the party. The haters ranked on trump for being unstable (still do) but, good gravy, biden is too far gone to even operate a motor vehicle let alone a nation.

dc

Had a hard time operating Jill & her ex's brown Corvette according to her ex's book. Other stuff Ds don't like to talk about unless it's other than them in it according to one article.

Sleepwalker

Wonder how they’re going to prop biden up for the debates with trump?

mpjeep

From the NY Post and Washington Examiner:

Jill Biden’s ex-husband has accused the potential first lady of having an affair with Joe Biden and says they lied about how they met in the 1970s, according to a bombshell new report..

Bill Stevenson on Monday accused the presumptive Democratic nominee of being a home-wrecker and says the feel-good story of how Joe and Jill met on a blind date is completely made up.

“I don’t want to hurt anyone,” said Stevenson, now 72, who is working on a book that includes the lurid claim. “But facts are facts and what happened, happened.”

Stevenson and his then-wife grew close to Biden in 1972 while working on his first campaign to represent Delaware in the U.S. Senate.

That same year, tragedy struck when Biden’s first wife, Neilia, and infant daughter were killed in a car crash.

dc

If they can help it there probably won't be any with Sleepy. They'll probably let KH debate VP Pence. He did a good job against Kaine. VP debate shouldn't be a deciding factor anyway. They're hoping to steal it by voter harvesting & mail-in. Going to be a time.

drewski

Thats why the fishing is so good in carteret county.Some folks just swallow any fox news or trump tweet nonsense. Hook line and sinker. Trump can't drink a glass of water, walk down a ramp, read a teleprompter, perhaps when he gets to thigh- land he can greet the locals with the traditional " yo -semities". Ppl who are not trump cultists can see don the con is impaired. The wandering sentences, long pauses, constant repetition..its " sad"

Let's all enjoy the debates, esp when kh eviserates mother pence.

mpjeep

In his 2007 autobiography "Promises to Keep," Biden addressed his comments on the 1988 campaign trail. He said he lost his temper because he was getting sick with the flu, and "it sounded to me as if one of my own supporters doubted my intelligence."

"At a small campaign event in Claremont, N.H., I lost it. I shouldn’t have been there in the first place," Biden wrote. "I didn’t feel any better afterward; what I’d said was a quick and stupid rant that I wished I’d never said. Worse than that, without realizing it I’d exaggerated my academic record."

"Thank God, I thought as I left the event, there weren’t many people in the room to see my outburst."

The debates should be very interesting, as long as, Biden doesn't get the questions in advance and has his staff write the response.

sick and tired

All I hear is how horrible Trump is but never anything of substance on what Biden has accomplished. 47 years is a long time to be at a "job" and have nothing to show for it. Wasn't he vice president for 8 of those years? Why in the world are we having all these "problems" if Biden did so many great things for this country? I have googled Bidens accomplishments and haven't found anything. I found what he would "like" to accomplish. It is all the same lip service that the left always say they want to accomplish, nothing new. All things that in 47 years he would have had plenty of time to get done. If he couldn't get it done in 47 years then 4 years as president won't do him any good.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

The reason the dems selected Biden is they needed an empty vessel, with a short shelf life, so the radical left could take over via the vice-president. The dems know that the country won't directly vote a socialist/communist into government, but the public has a very short attention span. Thus, Biden will either suddenly become incapacitated, or they will kill him to seat Harris. This is fact, wait and see. Biden will have a very short time in office; if we are stupid enough to elect him.

dc

He's gonna bust dem chains. Can't wait for more of his kind of freedom. The president had done more in 2 years along those lines with jobs than Slow Joe & boss did in 8. Like other comments, 47 years & nothing.

David Collins

Never underestimate Joe’s ability to mess things up . Finally some true words from obama . Words matter .

dc

Wonder how Joe could screw up worse than Barry? Hopefully, we'll never find out.

mpjeep

Hmmmm..... DNC Committee Omits ‘Under God’ From The Pledge Of Allegiance

JHM84

I love how Trump supporters like to accuse liberals of being responsible for the decline in American manufacturing and for jobs being shipped overseas when free trade was pushed by conservative republicans for DECADES before Bill Clinton signed NAFTA.

klacy

What accomplishments? Republicans had the Oval Office, the House, and the Senate from 2017 - 2018, and accomplished nothing but a tax break for the rich. Of course, the same no accomplishments can be said for when the Democrats held the same. Politics as usual in DC.

dc

Let's talk about now. Some 90 consecutive days of rioting in Portland. Chicago mayor protecting her home with taxpayer funded security while expecting everyone else to do what? D convention stars talk about their "feelings" but nothing about the violence they'd rather ignore. Dr. Fauci has said the president's action has saved many lives from the Chinese Communist Party virus & cover up whIle Joe called him what? These Ds are so NOT concerned about you & your country you may want to THINK about it.

Sleepwalker

84, lacy. I am conservative and don’t disagree with you. The republicans of the past are as complicit as the dems. I voted for the orange dude because he was NOT a politician. I believe he is trying to undo decades of abuse by both sides.

mpjeep

Many, many differences between Biden and Trump, but the one that keeps coming back to my mind is that Trump Exaggerates and Biden Lies. Which option do you like?

drewski

Sadly when you are in a cult you are unaware that its a cult. cult members will excuse any behavior, and make long convoluted explanations to justify the cult leaders behavior.The fact is many people are concerned about trumps finances, sane ppl dont want the POTUS to be beholden to a foreign power, Anyone who is not a cult member, looking at trumps behavior towards russia may infer putin has him on strings like a puppet. one called loan and his whole financial house of cards will tumble down. Trump has been a sketchy public figure for years, he craves the limelight like a junkie needs narcotics. his behavior is nothing new. the presidency likely has made it much worse, the constant need for attention.

Someone said biden lies, hmm no examples cited just vague accusations, similar to the GOP convention plenty of pomp and flags fear mongering and conspiracies. Trumps own sister who has known him since birth said he has no principles, he lies, he fakes religion,, Only cult members can ignore the truth, he is a deeply flawed man, unfit to be POTUS. hopefully after the Nov. election he can go into assisted living and spend his days watching old clips of his inauguration with those historic crowds (way bigger then obama's)

mpjeep

Biden Lies:

SCICHECK

By Jessica McDonald

Posted on March 20, 2020 | Updated on March 27, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden falsely claimed that the WHO “offered the testing kits that they have available to the US” but “we refused them.”

FACTCHECK

By Eugene Kiely

Posted on October 20, 2011 | Updated on Oct. 21, 2011

Biden falsely claimed on multiple occasions that the number of reported rapes in Flint, Mich., has skyrocketed since 2008 — providing different accounts at different events that do not square with FBI data. He started at a 152 percent increase, and since then has said rapes in Flint have tripled and even “quadrupled.” But FBI data show the number of rapes in Flint has gone down 11 percent, from 103 in 2008 to 92 in 2010.

Over the past year, Biden thundered that the Obama administration “didn’t lock people up in cages.” He also claimed that, “Immediately, the moment [the Iraq War] started, I came out against it.” And… “I was always labeled one of the most liberal members of Congress.” Politico’s rating of all three assertions? False.

The Hill 2020: A video is making the rounds in which Biden boasts at a 1987 rally, "I went to law school on a full academic scholarship…[and] ended up in the top half of my class." Biden also maintained that he "graduated with three degrees from undergraduate school" and was the “outstanding student in the political science department.” Not one of those claims was true, as newscasters at the time affirmed. In fact, Biden graduated 76th of 85 students in his law school class, had only a partial scholarship and did not win top honors in his undergraduate discipline.

The Hill May 2020“ My ancestors…worked in the coal mines of Northeast Pennsylvania and would come up after 12 hours and play football for four hours,’’ even though no one in Biden’s family tree ever worked underground. That was Kinnock’s family.

It wasn’t the first time; Biden had also been caught plagiarizing during law school. He “borrowed” an entire five pages from a published law review article without attribution and had to beg not to be expelled.

Then there was the inspiring tale of visiting Afghanistan to honor a heroic naval officer. Biden described the officer’s actions in detail, adding, “This is God’s truth, my word as a Biden.” But according to a review in the Washington Post, no such incident occurred. Biden was lucky not to be hit by lightning.

There were also Biden’s claims of having been arrested in the 1970s because he tried to visit Nelson Mandela in prison. Nope, didn’t happen. He has also cast himself as a civil rights activist and co-sponsor of the Endangered Species Act; those things aren’t true either.

The Poynter Institute: Joe Biden stated on July 22, 2020, “McDonald’s (makes) you all sign noncompete contracts that you cannot go across town to try to get a job at Burger King.” False

PolitiFact July 2020: Biden said “No U.S. presidents elected before Donald Trump were racist”. False

Politico: Joe Biden stated on May 22, 2020 in an interview on The Breakfast Club radio show: “The NAACP has endorsed me every time I've run.” False

Luke Savage, Jacobin Mag: Biden said “when I left the United States Senate I became a professor at the University of Pennsylvania”. The problem? Biden never actually taught at Penn.

I could go on and on, but the problem is, no matter how many Fact Checked Items I post, and how many lies Biden keeps telling, you won’t hear any of them coming for liberals.

mpjeep

Hey drewski,

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens warned on Monday, May 24th that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden created “a dangerous opening for Trump” by saying he would be willing to "listen to the scientists" and shut down the U.S. this winter.

"Biden’s Loose Lips Could Sink His Chances,” Stephens described the disclosure as the “former vice president’s biggest blunder in the campaign thus far.”

In an interview with ABC News that aired Sunday, Biden said he would order a nationwide shutdown if scientists recommend it due to a combination of seasonal flu and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“The danger Biden now courts is twofold,” explained Stephens, who said Biden “is promising to hand over his decision-making authority to unelected people who, whatever their education, expertise or virtues, haven’t gained the trust of fence-sitting voters.”

Wall Street Journal article published Monday and headline, “New Thinking on Covid Lockdowns: They’re Overly Blunt and Costly.”

The International Monetary Fund, states that the pandemic and the resulting economic shutdowns have led to the expectation that global output will fall 5% this year, which is “far worse than during the [2008] financial crisis." It has also led to 400 million jobs lost worldwide, according to the International Labor Organization, with 13 million job losses in the U.S. alone.

Trump does crave the limelight and he's a good salesman, not a politician. And he's a darn good president, given our choices. Trump 2020!

dc

Can you imagine how any of the other R candidates would have handled the D machine? First of all they would not have known what hit them when HRC & cronies finished with them so it doesn't matter. As it turned out HRC didn't know & still doesn't know what hit her. A miracle came to the swamp. It will take at least 4 more years to dredge it.

Sleepwalker

Dc...I’m not sure that swamp can be drained...maybe get another non- politician in the white house after trump is done... might take generations to clean this mess up.

dc

Agreed. Not sure who that non-politician would be. DJT is one of a kind. Never heard Don, Jr. speak in much detail until last night & thought he was good. Don't see him running & another dynasty isn't ideal. A real & straightforward black who's lived the life to prove it like Tim Scott could be in the cards but doubt he's looking for the top job. Haley can handle it & she's as good as we'll find for the first woman though I'd prefer a veteran like the young guy from PA. He knows the real meaning of patriotism having been to h@ll & back & survived. None of them have the unique brilliance that the president has so we'll have to settle for something less. Just so it's not a socialist/Marxist D or a RINO. Haley is probably the best Rs can do. Like Pence who is a veteran but he's a politician without instincts of the president.

mpjeep

Tim Scott has a really good chance of being the future of the Republican party. Great speech from a very intelligent guy.

Sleepwalker

Dc. I agree on your choices. I really like Tim Scott...always have. I think he hit it out of the park. “Dems want issues, not solutions”

dc

Too bad we have to wait so long for Nick Sandmann. Tim Cotton is a gutsy guy & we shouldn't forget him. Eric would be my choice to follow his dad if another Trump is in the cards running for office. The R Party has some very good possibilities for the future. If only socialism/Marxism wasn't so prevalent mostly brought to us by "education". If only they would preach/teach about why they find themselves in total chaos thanks to the Chinese Communist Party virus & its coverup with plenty of help from WHO. It needs to never be forgotten by ALL of us. The D socialists/Marxists don't want to hear about it. A semester long course in socialism, communism, Marxism & its devastation on humanity has never been more appropriate. That would be a real social justice course.

dc

Obviously other ones with bright futures are Crenshaw & Cameron. So many we tend to leave some out. Very encouraging if the country will just wake up to the dangers of the crazy left.

mpjeep

I also like Jim Jordan and Trey Gowdy, although some say these two are a little controversial.......but then again so is Trump

dc

Agreed, both have done yeoman's work. Trey found HRC illegal server. He decided to give up elective office when it would probably have been more supportive to wait awhile. Initially a little easy on Comey. Jordan is consistent & dependable. Nunes may have been even more important than them.

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