Biden's contemptible message to voters and the media: It's none of your business.

(Chicago Tribune)

(Chicago Tribune)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is echoing the immortal Nancy Pelosi’s quote about Obamacare:  “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”

Astonishingly and unforgivably Biden said we would have to wait until after the election to find out his position on packing the  Supreme Court.

You’ll know my opinion on court packing when the election is over. I know it’s a great question and I don’t blame you for asking it, but you know the moment I answer that question, the headline in every one of your papers will be about that, other than focusing on what’s happening now.

What’s happening now, Joe, is a presidential campaign during which the public expects–actually it has a damn right– to know what the candidates would do as president.

Even for someone as intellectually challenged as Joe Biden, this is breathtakingly stupid, exceedingly insulting and profoundly troubling. I looked in vain for the wholesale and unanimous condemnation by the media of this sharp stick in the eye of the press and the people they are supposed to serve.

Has any candidate in anyone’s memory so openly and defiantly told voters that it’s none of their business what a candidate has in mind to impose on the  electorate? Has any candidate so flagrantly said that disclosing such an important policy position is bad because it would make headlines, as it truly would because fundamentally altering the historic composition of the Supreme Court is a “big effing thing”?

It’s a big thing because liberals have politicized the court, contorting its purpose beyond what is reasonable and wise. The design of our tripartite government that balances and checks power between the executive, legislative and judicial branches has protected Americans for centuries against the tyranny of an autocrat or of the majority. A presidential candidate hiding his thoughts on such a fundamental shift is contemptible.

As abhorrent as Biden’s “go screw yourself” is, the useless press is taking Biden’s attack on its most sacred purpose lying down. True, part of the reason is its loathsome left-wing political bias. But I’ve also come to the conclusion that the press is a bunch of pussies, afraid to defend its sacred role as the fourth branch of our republic. Do the media have so little self-respect or understanding of their importance?

Even if the press is allowed to ask Biden any questions, it won’t ask the candidate about this. The press won’t hound Biden to answer; they’ll let it ride. Hopeless. Worthless.

Instead we read more about the fly that landed on Vice President’s Mike Pence’s head during the debate. Pathetic.

dennis@dennisbyrne.net

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  • > Has any candidate in anyone's memory so openly and defiantly told voters that it's none of their business what a candidate has in mind to impose on the electorate?

    How about Trump deciding that he doesn't need to debate Biden any more? I guess hearing someone ask Trump questions and the public hearing his answers isn't very important, right? I've looked, but I haven't found your post on that subject. Can you tell us where it is?

  • In reply to BillDCat:

    You're too clever by half. Trump spends a good amount of time responding to media questions such as, "Why do you like seeing Americans die of COVID."

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Why doesn't the supreme leader of your cult only appear on the sycophantic Fox Network, Herr Davis?

  • The majority of the media work for The Party and are on loan to former news organizations.

  • INCORRECT - Trump did NOT decide to not debate Biden - in fact, he said he wouldn't debate Quid Pro Joe "virtually" - where Hide'n Biden could easily get his handlers to work him like the sock puppet he is and feed him answers and write scripts on the fly for him to try to read without stumbling and drooling

    Trump said that if OBiden was afraid to debate in person on the 15th because his complete Covid recovery was still "new", then they should simply push the debate out a week and have the debates on the 22nd and 29th - they could even use the goofy plexiglass prisons Kommie-ala insisted on

  • Exactly, he didn’t want to debate virtually, not debate at all. Virtual screens only show heads and shoulders. You can’t tell if someone is reading off a teleprompter or has an earpiece. The media fails to distinguish this. Harris and Pence debated 12 feet apart with plexiglass, no problem. If Trump is as “sick” as the Dems say he is, they should want to see him in person.

  • In other words, Joe is saying "You need to elect me President in order to find out what I stand for. That is if I stand for anything in the Harris/Biden Administration".

  • "Has any candidate in anyone's memory so openly and defiantly told voters that it's none of their business what a candidate " reported on his income tax returns? Trump's answer is, to again use your words, "go screw yourself."

    Has Trump told you about his promised big infrastructure improvement program? About his Obamacare replacement planthat matter, has Trump told you anything about what he intends to do in second term, other than beat heads and indict his political enemies?

  • In reply to jnorto:

    He'll do more of the same: appoint judges who will be judges, fight tax increases, protect American jobs, oppose defunding cops, protect the sanctity of the Supreme Court, provide tools to fight Covid-19, etc. I do hope he gets around to replacing the flawed Obamacare. Biden's agenda is...?

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    You still have not told us when we will see his income tax returns, or when he will improve infrastructure, or what he plans to do about replacing Obamacare. You say he will provide tools to fight Covid-19! When will that happen? If you don't know what Biden's agenda is, you have not been paying attention. See, for example,
    https://joebiden.com/made-in-america/#

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    And the judges appointed by a Democratic president are not judges? What you should have honestly said is you want him to appoint judges who agree with your interpretation of the Constitution, right?

    Sanctity of the Supreme Court? Obama's Supreme Court couldn't have a hearing for confirmation in the last year of his term, but a Trump's nominee could have one 22 days before an election?

    That's called defiling the sanctity of SCOTUS.

  • There's a lot of back and forth here, so let me see if I've got this right:

    Joe Biden is a contemptible guy because he doesn't want to say if he will sign a bill that Congress may or may not put on his desk. Ooh, spooky.

    Mitch McConnell stole a Supreme Court nomination from Barack Obama TEN MONTHS before an election and Lindsey Graham said that was the right thing to do and he would do it if a Republican were the president. He said we should use his words against him if the opportunity arose. Now it's 25 days to an election.

    Trump will not tell us if he's yet tested negative for COVID-19 and he won't tell us when he first tested positive. That's a matter of life and death and definitely in the need-to-know column for anyone around him.

    Trump has sued to prevent us from seeing his medical records, his school transcripts and of course, his taxes.

    He speaks privately to Vladimir Putin with no American translators and no note takers. Vladimir Putin, who is America's sworn enemy and Trump's largest creditor.

    Trump has PACKED the administration with family members, lobbyists and department heads whose sole agenda is to dismantle their very departments, all of that behind closed doors.

    Trump's lapdog AG sent Michael Cohen back to jail to prevent him from writing a book.

    Joe Biden may be contemptible, but he can sure take some lessons in opacity from the Trump Crime Family.

    Maybe someone needs to go back to barber school.

  • In reply to Bob Abrams:

    You are correct that there is " a lot of back and forth here," and, frankly, here's my response to all of it: “How many honest men you know? Hell, you separate the sinners and the saints and you‘re lucky to wind up with Abraham Lincoln." - Paul Newman, "Hud"

  • In reply to Bob Abrams:

    Amen.

  • You can play that game all day.
    Joe Biden in the Senate wanted more prisons and stricter sentences. Joe Biden wants to defund police. When caught, now he says reform police.
    Joe Biden said no more fracking period. Joe Biden goes to PA and says I meant not on federal land.
    Joe Biden when running as VP says he and Barack believe marriage is only between a man and a woman. Now, Joe is for same sex marriage.
    Joe said he was in the top of his class in law school and has multiple degrees. Joe was really in the bottom third with the one degree.
    Joe claims he attended classes at Delaware State. The school has no record of him.
    Joe voted for Bush’s war. Now he says he didn’t.
    Then there is Joe’s multiple plagiarism actions.
    Talk about Trump and Russia. What about the whole Biden family profiting off of China?
    Hunter facing indictment in Ukraine? His brother getting multiple no bid government contracts?
    Joe won’t commit to packing the court. If he does, he will lose votes. If he doesn’t, the far left will abandon him. What a profile in courage! He can’t commit because he flip flops on every issue.

  • In reply to Get out of IL now!:

    How about this proposition, Get out? Trump tells us under oath what he and Putin talk about and Biden tells us about packing the court?

    Of course, the first part must be of no interest at all to such a patriot as yourself.

  • Politicians do what they do because they rightly have determined that many "Americans" don't care and will not hold them accountable. But Biden's comment is right up front and in your face, and this makes it all the more terrifying. Sadly, many will vote for the radical left's front man even though they know Biden is an empty suit. What's even more obvious about the laughable Biden candidacy is Pelosi's announcement that she wants to create a 25th Amendment Commission. "It's not about President Trump," she says. Then who? https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/25th-amendment-raskin-trump/

  • In reply to davegorak:

    Well said. Her plan is to dump a President Biden if he suddenly decides that he doesn't want to give up the presidency to Harris. The way he flip-flops, I wouldn't be surprised if he reneges on whatever deal he made to step aside. Or perhaps he never made such a deal, and thus the far-left crowd is anticipating that they'll have to force him out. Is this a nutty conspiracy theory? Not in these crazy times.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    How do you know this is Pelosi's plan? Tell us how you found out.
    Or did you just make it up?

    Why don't we just elect Biden and find out for sure?

  • In reply to davegorak:

    Every mediocre mind needs a bogeyman. Which explains why you set up the radical left as one.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Inquiring minds want to know: How long have you been "wired?" OK, OK, that was a cheap shot. That's no way to talk to someone who's obviously a Rhodes Scholar.

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