Category: Elections

The two-man parade of fools: Trump and Biden

Turned on the TV this morning. Saw President Donald Trump droning on and on about what a great job he’s done. I went to do something else. Came back later, he’s still at it. Look at me, look at me. I did a great job. The best ever. Nobody ever as great. A pitiful 48-minute-long monologue about... Read more »

Joe Biden's supporters dare to talk about his character?

Joe Biden’s character? Joe Biden’s plagiarism has defined his political career.  My historical novel: Madness: The War of 1812 To subscribe to the Barbershop, type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Democrats, find a different candidate. Please.

Is Joe Biden drooling yet? The presumed Democratic presidential candidate’s  performance in the last few days has moved from humorous, to head-scratching to outright scary. He doesn’t remember or is lying about his involvement with the “unmasking” of Gen. Michael Flynn. He urges Democrats who think he sexually assaulted Tara Reade  not to vote for him. His... Read more »

Obama for vice president?

No, not Michelle, as many people are hoping. Instead, her husband, the former president, Barack. Well, you can’t say that we haven’t entered a different universe, where the unexpected, unprecedented and wacky are on today’s menu. That Barack Obama should run as Joe Biden’s running mate appeared in a Washington Post column, “Joe Biden’s best... Read more »

Say it ain't so, Joe

Joe Biden indeed said it ain’t so, with the same conviction and instensity as when then-President Bill Clinton fibbed that, “I did not have sex with that woman…Monica Lewinsky.” Which is to say that a denial, no matter how strenuously made, is only the start. As when Chicago Daily News reporter Charley Owens said,“Say it ain’t so, Joe”... Read more »

Has Joe Biden become Chance the Gardener?

Chance the Gardner (not Chance the Rapper) is “A simpleminded, sheltered gardener [who] becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.” Chauncey, played by Peter Sellers, hardly knows where he is, so when the rich owner of the garden suddenly dies, Chance is a total loss without guidance. He... Read more »

Andrew Cuomo for president

If I were a Democrat–which I’m not, but which I used to be before I was expelled for being pro-life and culturally conservative–I would want Andrew Cuomo as my nominee for president of the United States. His televised briefings during the COVID-19 crisis were a textbook case of how government should operate and what qualities a leader... Read more »

Illinois elections were a mess. Wha’d’ya expect from the same people who screwed the state?

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker revealed a lot about himself with his handling of the COVID-19 crisis in Illinois. While virtually shutting the entire state to stem the spread of the virus, he decided to let the primary election proceed–as if everything was normal. Pritzker, a man of apparently two minds, turned the primary elections into... Read more »

Biden's #%$& hurled at a voter is just a "human moment"

That’s according to Sen. Deborah Stabenow (D-Mich.) defending Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for calling a labor union auto plant worker that he is “full of shit.” Here’s the quote, as provided by the Daily Beast: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told a pro-gun auto plant worker on Tuesday that he is “full of shit” for saying... Read more »

I'm 78 and I'm not running for president

I’m too old. Like Joe Biden. I recognize Joe Biden. I know him. I know what it is to struggle for a word, as Biden did when he couldn’t remember, holy smokes, the name of God when he said, “All men and women created by—you know, you know the thing.” Or when he called Super... Read more »
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