Black Pots, Gray Kettle (Free)

Joe Biden--or was it Neil Kinnock?--has told Donald Trump to "grow up" and accept the verdict of his administration's intelligence commissars.   Is this the same Joe Biden who has not been content to make  fool of himself at every point in his career  and then, as vice president, by his shenanigans dragged the whole country into disrepute?  This is the poor fool who actually stooped to plagiarizing the platitudes of  socialist Neil Kinnock, and then offered his defense that it was staffers who were responsible--the staffers who put the words into his mouth he was incapable of writing himself.

VP Joe was strangely silent, when Hillary Clinton was abusing the FBI director who dared to look into one of her crooked affairs.

On foreign affairs, Joe Sixpack was the advocate for the Bosnian Muslims in the Former Yugoslavia, demanding the policy of "lift and strike," which meant lifting the arms embargo  on the Muslim terrorists and then arming them to kill Christians.  Toward the USSR, Biden was the classic leftist appeaser, advocating a treaty on strategic arms limitations that no one in his right mind believed the Soviets would keep.  Of course, that was back when the USSR was in the vanguard of leftist revolution.  Now that the picture is muddled by the Clinton-Obama program of turning the USA into the USSA, Joe has fallen out of love with Russia.

Every day, it is the same story.  The Clintons, Biden, Obama suddenly discover that American Presidents have to abide by precedent and dare not undo by executive order anything done by a previous President's executive order.  Many decent Americans have taken heart, now that a more nearly honest man has been elected President.  I am not so sure.  What can we hope for a country that could ever elect these people to any public office.

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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

7 Responses

  1. Andrew G Van Sant says:

    And if “shoot your shotgun out the back door” Biden had run, he would likely be President-elect today.

  2. Ken Rosenberger says:

    Thank you, Dr Fleming, for a Biden column. He has been a pet dislike of mine for three decades, ever since Bork, ever since the Kinnock plagiarism. He and Teddy teamed up, not just on behalf of liberalism, but on the side of sub-mediocrity. That he has prospered and enjoyed the love and adulation of many minions, speaks sadly for the low aspirations and expectations of Americans. Mr Van Sant is correct: he would have won in HRC’s place. He would have been seen as the voice of reason. His wide popularity is perplexing and bespeaks a sorry state of our population at large.

  3. Robert Peters says:

    Mr. Biden is not necessarily intelligent; but he has the cunning of a raptor. He is very dangerous.

  4. Vince Cornell says:

    I agree that Biden would have won and is as cunning as a raptor. It does make me wonder about the behind scenes machinations that lead to his withdrawal. It seemed obvious that Obama wanted Biden over Clinton, yet Clinton muscled him out. Some interesting, real life “House of Cards” plotlines I suspect.

  5. Harry Colin says:

    Thank you, Dr. Fleming, for also reminding us all of Biden’s role in the disgusting Balkan misadventures of the Clinton regime. The Rebecca West allusion is a welcome and appropriate one!

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  7. Robert Reavis says:

    “On foreign affairs, Joe Sixpack was the advocate for the Bosnian Muslims in the Former Yugoslavia, demanding the policy of “lift and strike,” which meant lifting the arms embargo on the Muslim terrorists and then arming them to kill Christians.”

    90,000 Christians were murdered last year and we are still awarding medals for freedom and patting ourselves on the back for expanding freedoms throughout the world. To who and for what ?