Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Stop the Presses: Joe Biden May be Corrupt!

 

Ok, so it looks like there is a new, big pile of evidence that Joe Biden is corrupt, and has been for years. Biden and his family are all Democrats, so I don’t think anyone expects any of them to go to prison. The question is, will this affect the election in a couple of weeks? I can’t believe that any Democrat or Republican voter had previously thought that perhaps Joe Biden was not corrupt. But perhaps this latest pile of evidence makes that open secret more difficult to ignore. I guess. But we’ve been ignoring even worse behavior by this guy for years. So honestly, how could this new evidence change anyone’s opinion of him?

So I don’t think it will change the election, because I don’t think anybody is voting for Joe Biden (or Kamala Harris, if they’re honest). I think some people are voting for Donald Trump, and others are voting against Donald Trump. But nobody is voting for Joe Biden. Trump is a big personality – you love him or you hate him. Biden is, well, the other guy. Whatever. So I think Biden will win about half the vote, like other Democrats. And I can’t imagine anything that could possibly change that. What do you think? Will this corruption scandal have any impact on the upcoming election?

One last thought. Let’s presume that Biden wins about half the vote. Ok.

Now, try to imagine who the Democrats could possibly nominate who would not get about half the vote. Who on earth would that person be? Heck – that paragon of virtue, achievement, and personal warmth named Hillary Clinton won about half the vote!

Who could do worse? Maybe Harvey Weinstein with Vladimir Putin for Veep? I really think even he would win at least 45 percent. The Democrat nominee will win about half the vote. Every time.

It doesn’t matter what Joe Biden did.

In my opinion. What do you think?

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  1. Hang On Member
    Hang On Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I think you’re right. Tamany Hall has moved to the White House.

    • #1
    • October 17, 2020, at 8:03 AM PDT
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  2. Freeven Member
    Freeven Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The timing of this new info on Joe and Hunter Biden introduces an interesting scenario. Say Biden wins. The Dems who have insisted that his mental faculties are intact now have a credible way to remove him from office. Had we only known!, they could say. Why would the FBI keep this from us?

    Not saying it will happen. Just musing.

    • #2
    • October 17, 2020, at 8:10 AM PDT
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  3. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat

    Freeven (View Comment):

    The timing of this new info on Joe and Hunter Biden introduces an interesting scenario. Say Biden wins. The Dems who have insisted that his mental faculties are intact now have a credible way to remove him from office. Had we only known!, they could say. Why would the FBI keep this from us?

    Not saying it will happen. Just musing.

    Yeah, that crossed my mind.

    • #3
    • October 17, 2020, at 8:12 AM PDT
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  4. Doug Kimball Thatcher

    It’s a sad commentary, but Democrat candidates like to tell us that “this is not who we are as Americans”, “we are better than this,” and their followers nod away while completely ignoring the fact that “this” does not include the expected corruption. Obama gets to purchase the prime Chicago residential lot next to his for bupkis, courtesy of a known corrupt criminal. Hillary makes six figures trading cattle futures, but the actual trading records don’t exist. Mordito is expected and justified as the means to an end. It can be excessive however, as Hillary knows.

    The Bidens may have jumped the shark with the Clintons. There are many, many shoes yet to drop and even Democrats want to avoid the inevitable impeachment that might follow a November victory. But those who vote will still vote for Joe. It will be the votes not cast that will propel Trump to re-election.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 8:17 AM PDT
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  5. E. Kent Golding Member

    I don’t think there is a Democrat who really cares about corruption, perversion, rape, murder or insurrection by Democrats. Won’t move the election one way or the other. The only reason Democrats care about corrupt Republicans is because it gives them something to scream about and try to gain power. Can you ever imagine a Mitt Romney ,Jonah Goldberg or even a @garyrobbins of the liberals voting for or endorsing a Republican because his Democrat opponent was corrupt? Me neither. While I don’t agree with Mitt, Jonah, or Gary about the merits of Biden vs Trump, it does reflect well on the Conservatives & Republicans that dissenting Conservatives & Republicans exist.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 8:22 AM PDT
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  6. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Agreed.

    This election has absolutely nothing to do with Biden. It’s all about the Voter’s opinion of President Trump. 

    • #6
    • October 17, 2020, at 8:27 AM PDT
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  7. Quietpi Member

    Hang On (View Comment):

    I think you’re right. Tammany Hall has moved to the White House.

    Bingo! Except that it isn’t the White House, but the same party as the original Tammany Hall. I have been astonished at the parallels between Tammany Hall and the situation today in the Democrat party. And here’s where the left has found it so necessary to obliterate any knowledge of history. How many of those young punks tearing up Seattle, Portland, etc. have ever heard of Tammany Hall?

    Isn’t that where the Rockettes performed all the time?

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    • October 17, 2020, at 8:55 AM PDT
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  8. EDISONPARKS Member
    EDISONPARKS Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The fact that many (D)’s(ie: Biden, Pelosi, Durbin, Harry Reid, etc.) have spent their entire adulthood in politics ostensibly helping the “little guy” and through the years they, and more often their family, astonishingly amass a substantial net worth based on an elected office holders low six figure salary, all while living in one the most expensive real estate markets in the US(DC), while maintaining at least one other residence in their home state.

    And the actual “little guy” voter and the MSM never bat an eye at this remarkable slight of hand money making magic show.

    • #8
    • October 17, 2020, at 9:07 AM PDT
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  9. lowtech redneck Coolidge

    I won’t affect most Biden voters, but it could depress turnout among Biden-leaning Independents (assuming they ever hear about it).

     

    • #9
    • October 17, 2020, at 9:10 AM PDT
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  10. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    The Biden voters are really voting for the swamp. They assume things will be run by the Administrative State, although the Bernie voters may assume the crazies will run things.

    • #10
    • October 17, 2020, at 9:13 AM PDT
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  11. EODmom Coolidge

    Freeven (View Comment):

    The timing of this new info on Joe and Hunter Biden introduces an interesting scenario. Say Biden wins. The Dems who have insisted that his mental faculties are intact now have a credible way to remove him from office. Had we only known!, they could say. Why would the FBI keep this from us?

    Not saying it will happen. Just musing.

    Nothing is unbelievable any longer. 

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    • October 17, 2020, at 9:22 AM PDT
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  12. cdor Member
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    First, nearly 60% of the people will never know about these emails. Second, even if they did, those voting for Biden have already decided to support a person that is just a few months away from needing Long Term Care to actually be the leader of the free world and the CiC of our entire military. Does anyone really think a little fraud and bribery and influence peddling, especially pointed at his son, will keep any of those people from voting for Biden? 

    • #12
    • October 17, 2020, at 9:24 AM PDT
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  13. EDISONPARKS Member
    EDISONPARKS Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    cdor (View Comment):

    First, nearly 60% of the people will never know about these emails. Second, even if they did, those voting for Biden have already decided to support a person that is just a few months away from needing Long Term Care to actually be the leader of the free world and the CiC of our entire military. Does anyone really think a little fraud and bribery and influence peddling, especially pointed at his son, will keep any of those people from voting for Biden?

    Hopefully enough voters in the swing states won’t vote for Biden.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 9:52 AM PDT
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  14. cdor Member
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    EDISONPARKS (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):

    First, nearly 60% of the people will never know about these emails. Second, even if they did, those voting for Biden have already decided to support a person that is just a few months away from needing Long Term Care to actually be the leader of the free world and the CiC of our entire military. Does anyone really think a little fraud and bribery and influence peddling, especially pointed at his son, will keep any of those people from voting for Biden?

    Hopefully enough voters in the swing states won’t vote for Biden.

    There you go…thank God for the Electoral College and our Founders who invented it.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 9:55 AM PDT
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  15. Flicker Coolidge

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    The Biden voters are really voting for the swamp. They assume things will be run by the Administrative State, although the Bernie voters may assume the crazies will run things.

    You make me think that more and more voters are not even willing to vote, or take the time to think about the candidates, or to take the time to think about their own government. Do they really think, “Whatevs! Gimme free stuff”?

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    • October 17, 2020, at 10:02 AM PDT
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  16. The Reticulator Member

    It doesn’t matter what Joe Biden did.

    In my opinion. What do you think?

    If it didn’t matter, the hate media wouldn’t be trying to suppress it.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 10:17 AM PDT
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  17. Bob Thompson Member

    An even greater issue for me is Joe Biden and many of his supporters thinking he is not corrupt. This leaves one unable to draw a line beyond which Biden would likely not go for his own personal or political advantage.

    I have many Biden supporting relatives in Maryland and Virginia who don’t seem to be aware or care if Biden is a crook. But they do think Trump is a deadbeat tax evading criminal for avoiding taxes as allowed by law which I have done regularly in the past and to the benefit of some of those relatives.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 10:26 AM PDT
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  18. Stad Thatcher

    Say it ain’t so, Joe!

    • #18
    • October 17, 2020, at 10:36 AM PDT
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  19. E. Kent Golding Member

    Flicker (View Comment):

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    The Biden voters are really voting for the swamp. They assume things will be run by the Administrative State, although the Bernie voters may assume the crazies will run things.

    You make me think that more and more voters are not even willing to vote, or take the time to think about the candidates, or to take the time to think about their own government. Do they really think, “Whatevs! Gimme free stuff”?

    Yes. Unfortunately.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 11:25 AM PDT
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  20. Flicker Coolidge

    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    The Biden voters are really voting for the swamp. They assume things will be run by the Administrative State, although the Bernie voters may assume the crazies will run things.

    You make me think that more and more voters are not even willing to vote, or take the time to think about the candidates, or to take the time to think about their own government. Do they really think, “Whatevs! Gimme free stuff”?

    Yes. Unfortunately.

    Ooo. I was hoping for you to contradict this.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 11:58 AM PDT
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  21. CACrabtree Coolidge

    Doug Kimball (View Comment):

    It’s a sad commentary, but Democrat candidates like tell us that “this is not who we are as Americans”, “we are better than this,” and their followers nod away while completely ignoring the fact that “this” does not include the expected corruption. Obama gets to purchase the lot next to his for bupkis, courtesy of a known corrupt criminal. Hillary makes six figures trading oil futures, but the actual trading records don’t exist. Modito is expected and justified as the means to an end. It can be excessive however, as Hillary knows.

    The Bidens may have jumped the shark with the Clintons. There are many, many shoes yet to drop and even Democrats want to avoid the inevitable impeachment that might follow a November victory. But those who vote will still vote for Joe. It will be the votes not cast that will propel Trump to re-election.

    “This is not who we are as Americans” – “We are better than this”

    I’m not sure who the first individuals were to mouth these two platitudes but they both qualify for an immediate hickory shampoo.

    Surprise, surprise, the New York Times is now labeling the President as “The Greatest Threat to American Democracy since World War II”. This kind of frothing hyperbole, which has come to be accepted across the board in today’s media, would be a joke if it were not so tragic.

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/nyt-editorial-board-slams-trump-as-greatest-threat-to-american-democracy-since-world-war-ii

     

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    • October 17, 2020, at 12:07 PM PDT
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  22. Bob Thompson Member

    Dr. Bastiat:

    Ok, so it looks like there is a new, big pile of evidence that Joe Biden is corrupt, and has been for years.

    Claims abound in defense of Biden that all this new evidence is bogus, fed by Russian intelligence to Rudy Giuliani who has shamelessly spewed it out to the American public.

    How do we get the true facts? I understand the Treasury Department should have records of any large dollar transactions coming into any of the Biden family and associates. Official inquiries are not disclosed until there are charges and it seems we don’t get leaks except when they hurt Trump.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 12:08 PM PDT
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  23. Henry Castaigne Member

    Flicker (View Comment):

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    The Biden voters are really voting for the swamp. They assume things will be run by the Administrative State, although the Bernie voters may assume the crazies will run things.

    You make me think that more and more voters are not even willing to vote, or take the time to think about the candidates, or to take the time to think about their own government. Do they really think, “Whatevs! Gimme free stuff”?

    Yes. That is what they think.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 12:33 PM PDT
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  24. PHCheese Member

    I have seen it time and time again some people no matter how concrete the evidence will refuse to believe someone they trust did something wrong. Human nature is so strange.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 12:46 PM PDT
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  25. Manny Member

    There’s a reason Obama did not really endorse his Vice President, neither four years ago nor this year. Why? He had to know about the corruption. 

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    • October 17, 2020, at 1:57 PM PDT
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  26. EDISONPARKS Member
    EDISONPARKS Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    Doug Kimball (View Comment):

    It’s a sad commentary, but Democrat candidates like tell us that “this is not who we are as Americans”, “we are better than this,” and their followers nod away while completely ignoring the fact that “this” does not include the expected corruption. Obama gets to purchase the lot next to his for bupkis, courtesy of a known corrupt criminal. Hillary makes six figures trading oil futures, but the actual trading records don’t exist. Modito is expected and justified as the means to an end. It can be excessive however, as Hillary knows.

    The Bidens may have jumped the shark with the Clintons. There are many, many shoes yet to drop and even Democrats want to avoid the inevitable impeachment that might follow a November victory. But those who vote will still vote for Joe. It will be the votes not cast that will propel Trump to re-election.

    “This is not who we are as Americans” – “We are better than this”

    I’m not sure who the first individuals were to mouth these two platitudes but they both qualify for an immediate hickory shampoo.

    Surprise, surprise, the New York Times is now labeling the President as “The Greatest Threat to American Democracy since World War II”. This kind of frothing hyperbole, which has come to be accepted across the board in today’s media, would be a joke if it were not so tragic.

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/nyt-editorial-board-slams-trump-as-greatest-threat-to-american-democracy-since-world-war-ii

    The trick appears to be to get those in the “hey look at us we’re really, really smart” set (ie: NYT editorial board, Don Lemon, Rob, Rachel Maddow, Jonah, Jen Rubin, JPod, etc.) to mouth this all encompassing asininity in unison, never actually explaining with any specificity just exactly how this Armaggedon is going to go down, and everyone who is predisposed to want to continue the Leftist take over of political power clap, knowing full well it’s all nonsense. ….

    The larger question is why hasn’t it happened yet … evidently after four years the full Armaggedon never quite took off …. But don’t worry they only miscalculated the timing of the promised Armageddon … recalibrate your End of the World watches because the new and improved Armageddon starts NOW! …. or some time in the future if Trump is re-elected.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 2:09 PM PDT
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  27. Flicker Coolidge

    Manny (View Comment):

    There’s a reason Obama did not really endorse his Vice President, neither four years ago nor this year. Why? He had to know about the corruption.

    And he had the hard drive.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 2:10 PM PDT
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  28. Metalheaddoc Member
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    Macabre predication…Hunter commits suicide, either by his own hand or Clinton/New Jersey-style–with assistance. Joe gets the sympathy vote. “Look what the evil Republicans did to my boy!” 

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    • October 17, 2020, at 2:17 PM PDT
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  29. Bob Thompson Member

    The latest report says the FBI is investigating whether the laptop with the alleged Hunter Biden emails is Russian disinformation. The American public should be informed immediately as to when the FBI gained possession of this material.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 2:25 PM PDT
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  30. Flicker Coolidge

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    The latest report says the FBI is investigating whether the laptop with the alleged Hunter Biden emails is Russian disinformation. The American public should be informed immediately as to when the FBI gained possession of this material.

    Reports have it that is was February or so.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 2:31 PM PDT
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