Biden's Bizarre Answer
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris sat down for a joint interview with CNN's Jake Tapper yesterday. It was the typical "puff piece" you would expect from the liberal media, but it got interesting when Tapper asked Biden how he and Harris would handle their significant policy differences.
That question alone is odd. One of them is the president of the United States! The other one isn't. What is there to handle? But the question reinforces the idea that they are equals or that Harris is the president-in-waiting.
But Biden's response was just bizarre. He said:
"Like I told Barack, if I reach something where there's a fundamental disagreement we have based on a moral principle, I'll develop some disease and say I have to resign."
There's so much to unpack here, but this is not how an astute politician who has been in office for nearly 50 years would answer such a question. Is he suggesting that Harris should resign the first time they have a major disagreement? Or is he going to resign?
And Biden also indicated he would have lied to the American people about his health. So, has he been lying about his health for the past year?
A Troubling Video
There was a dramatic development in Georgia overnight. A video captured by surveillance cameras appears to show evidence of major voter fraud. Here's what it shows:
Right after the Republican poll watchers were ordered to leave the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, because they were told that counting was done for the night, what appears to be several "suitcases" that were hidden under a table were taken out and brought over to the counting machines.
You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure out what was going on there.
So how many ballots were in those suitcases in that one counting center in a state Trump lost by just 13,000 votes?
Responding to this disturbing video, Governor Kemp repeated his call for a signature audit of mail-in ballots, but legal authority to order the audit rests with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
I don't see how this media, and particularly Fox News, can continue insisting that the Trump campaign has failed to provide any evidence. The video is evidence, as are the hundreds of affidavits the campaign has amassed. You can undermine evidence in court, but eyewitnesses signing statements under penalty of perjury is evidence.
Unfortunately, the difficulty for the campaign is that it has struggled to articulate a legal argument that compels a court to jump into the middle of this dispute. If the only available remedies involve throwing out thousands of ballots or invalidating the results of an entire state, it is a rare judge who would be willing to do that.
And that makes the efforts of the president's campaign all the more important because if there is no accountability, then this kind of cheating will be repeated over and over again.
It is imperative that state officials prosecute anyone found to be involved in election fraud. There must be a price to be paid or we will lose the republic.
Confronting Communist China
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has authored an important column published in the Wall Street Journal that every American should read. Ratcliffe warns in stark terms that communist China "poses the greatest threat to America today, and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom world-wide since World War II."
Ratcliffe writes, "The intelligence is clear: Beijing intends to dominate the U.S. and the rest of the planet economically, militarily and technologically."
He also warned that China is launching major influence operations aimed at members of Congress "with six times the frequency of Russia and 12 times the frequency of Iran."
Ratcliffe concludes his column by declaring what is plain to everyone: Communist China represents a generational and existential challenge just as the Soviet Union did and for precisely the same reasons. Beijing intends to "reshape the world in its own image and replace America as the dominant superpower."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is clearly concerned about Joe Biden's stated plans to rejoin the Iranian nuclear deal. In an interview with the Hudson Institute, the prime minister was asked about the possibility of the United States returning to the nuclear deal with Iran.
Netanyahu responded frankly, saying that the 2015 Obama/Biden nuclear deal not only failed to stop Iran's nuclear program, but "opened the cage and let the tiger lose."
It empowered the ayatollah's regime by providing it with billions of dollars in sanctions relief that the regime used to "fund an unbelievable campaign of conflicts. . . expanding into Iraq, expanding into Yemen, establishing military bases in Syria, supporting with greater funds Hezbollah, supporting Islamic Jihad and Hamas. . ."
Netanyahu made it as clear as he possibly could that the Iranian nuclear deal put Israel at risk, our interests at risk and the interests of other Arab nations in the region at risk.
Unlike the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the father of Iran's nuclear program, the strategy of appeasing Iran with "deals" and sanctions relief makes war more likely.
Israel cannot stand by and watch Iran get billions of dollars from us again that will be used to build up its military, while it rushes toward nuclear weapons and vows to wipe the Jewish state off the map.
And here's something to think about: The Obama/Biden deal gave Iran billions of dollars, including pallets of cash. Soon we could see a Biden/Harris deal that again gives Iran billions of dollars. That would make two stimulus deals that Biden has orchestrated, not for you, but for Iran, an avowed enemy of the United States.
The Supreme Court this week issued another victory for religious liberty. The justices ordered an appeal of California Governor Gavin Newsom's shutdown of churches to be reheard in light of the Supreme Court's decision against Governor Andrew Cuomo last week.
Of course, it remains to be seen whether the district court gets the hint, but it's clear that a majority of justices want these left-wing restrictions against houses of worship to end.
Speaking of judges, the Senate is continuing to confirm as many of President Trump's conservative judges while it can. Next week, the Senate is expected to confirm Justice Barrett's replacement on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
To date, President Trump has appointed 229 federal judges. That's more than Barack Obama (160), more than George W. Bush (204) and more than Bill Clinton (203) and they each had eight years in the White House!