It’s Choosing Time For The GOP

Maybe Joe took my advice.

I told a friend of the VP’s recently that he should not run for president in 2016 but instead should leave the political stage as an elder statesman.

No matter why Biden really decided to let Hillary Clinton have the Democrats’ presidential nomination without a fight, it’s great news for the GOP.

At least it should be.

In an ordinary election season, the GOP should be thrilled to pieces at the chance to duke it out with Hillary and the U-Haul load of dirty old political baggage she and her husband are always dragging around with them.

But this is no ordinary season. It’s the upside-down season of Donald Trump.

What Trump has done to hurt the GOP’s chances so far is enough to make a conspiratorialist think Hillary and Bill paid him to run as a Republican.

But I forgot. Trump is so rich no one has enough loot to buy him off, not even Bill and Hillary.

What Trump is doing to the GOP continues to amaze me.

It’s bad enough he has infected what’s left of the party’s conservative brand with his Democrat-lite ideas.

But one-by-one he’s been biting his fellow Republicans like a liberal attack dog  — even ones he’s not running against.

As part of his nonstop bullying of Jeb Bush, Trump tried to make it seem Jeb’s big brother George W. was somehow responsible for the 9/11 attack on America.

It was a cheap shot that knocked Jeb off his message — a message no one is hearing anyway — and forced him to defend his brother.

Democrats have been unfairly blaming George W. for 9/11 — and everything else that’s gone wrong in the world — for eight years. So now Trump piles on?

GW could have done nothing to stop the attack, which occurred just nine months after he replaced Bill Clinton in the White House.

People like Trump forget that in 2001, the U.S. Senate wouldn’t allow GW to appoint a new CIA director or appoint other people he needed who could have given him better intelligence information.

On top of Trump’s stupid 9-11 statement, Dr. Ben Carson came out with an even dumber one.

The GOP’s Mister Rogers candidate said he would have brought Osama Bin Laden to justice in two weeks without going to war in Afghanistan.

He said he simply would have told the Saudis we were going to become oil independent.

That threat to their bottom line, he said, would have caused the Saudis to rush out and capture Osama and turn him over to us.

These are the two top-tier Republican people trying to become President of the U.S.?

Trump and Carson may say things in the primary that some want to hear.

But the most important question is, “Can they actually do what you want them to do if they win?”

To be a successful president, even a conservative one, in the real world, you have to work with members of Congress, not call them names. Trump will never be able to work with anyone in Congress — on either side.

The GOP desperately needs to save itself from being Trumped.

With Hillary and her heavy baggage as the competition, Republicans and conservatives have been handed a great chance to win in 2016.

But they also have a great chance to absolutely blow winning 2016 if they don’t stop Trump, who could cinch the nomination as early as next march on Super Tuesday.

Despite its dysfunction, the GOP still has time to derail the Trump Express. It has a deep bench of conservative politicians and leaders from around the country.

But if they’re going to beat Hillary and prevent the GOP from becoming the next Whig Party, Republicans have to unite behind someone like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, John Kasich or Chris Christie.

They have to choose wisely — and they better do it fast.

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Watch: What Biden Did Immediately After He Said He’s Not Running Is Just As Important

After surprising many pundits by announcing he would not seek his party’s presidential nomination, Joe Biden expressed an idea that sharply contrasted with current Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton.

During what many viewed as a strong debate performance earlier this month, Clinton cited a laundry list of enemies she is proud to have made throughout her political career.

“In addition to the NRA, the health insurance companies, the drug companies, the Iranians,” she said, “probably the Republicans.”

Biden, however, made it clear that he does not see those on the other side of the political aisle as his enemies.

“They are our opposition,” he said. “They are not our enemies. And for the sake of the country, we have to work together.”

Biden expressed a desire to “end the divisive, partisan politics” within his own party.

“It’s mean-spirited,” he said. “It’s petty; it’s gone on for far too long. I don’t believe, like some do, that it’s naïve to talk to Republicans.”

Clinton addressed the announcement with a tweet describing Biden as a “good friend and a great man,” though many social media users felt her graciousness was likely a façade.

Is there bad blood between Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Liberals Are Furious Over Drudge Report’s ‘Sexist’ Response To Biden’s Shock Announcement

With Vice President Joe Biden formally announcing that he is not going to run for president in 2016, Matt Drudge raced to report the news with a main page photo to alert readers to Biden’s decision. But how Drudge illustrated the news has liberals furious.

On Wednesday afternoon, in a news conference in the White House Rose Garden where he was flanked by his wife, Jill, on one side and President Barack Obama on the other, Biden announced that he felt it was too late for him to mount an effective run for the Democratic nomination for president.

Then came Matt Drudge to alert his readers to the breaking news on the Drudge Report news site.

Drudge jumped to his front page and posted that famous photo of Hillary Clinton trying on a classic, pointed witch hat with a headline reading “BIDEN SCARED AWAY.”Drudge_Front_Page_Biden_Hillary_02

As soon as the headline and photo appeared on, liberals jumped to attack Drudge for using the “sexist” image.

Liberal website, for instance, headlined a story, “Drudge Report keeps it classy, responds to Joe Biden’s announcement with a sexist swipe at Hillary Clinton.”

Salon’s Sophia Tesfaye complained, “The right-wing Drudge Report wins the dubious award for having the most gratuitously sexist response.”

Other liberal blogs joined Salon in its criticism of Drudge, many attacking the famed Internet news leader with an onslaught of hate.

In one case, a liberal blogger for the Tampa Bay area’s Creative Loafing said that Drudge’s photo was inappropriate.

But evincing a more extreme level of hate, calling Drudge a “closeted homosexual,” another lefty blogger carped that conservatives are “already seizing on the image with great glee.”

Others also hit social media to attack Drudge for using the image. Some even wondered if the photo was faked.

But contrary to some reports, the photo of Hillary in a witch hat is real, not a fake, manipulated image. The hat was given to the then-first lady to wear as a joke back when her husband, Bill, was president in the early 1990s. She put it on laughing, and someone snapped the image and it’s been floating around the Internet ever since.

The 2 Sentences Trump Responded To Biden’s Announcement With Are NOT What Dems Wanted to Hear

On Wednesday, Vice President Joseph Biden made an official announcement from the White House that he will not be running for president. Biden had been on the fence about whether or not he would run for office, citing the death of his son and the grief that he was experiencing as the determining factor in his decision.

Biden addressed the crowd:

As the family and I have worked through the — the grieving process, I’ve said all along what I’ve said time and again to others: that it may very well be that that process, by the time we get through it, closes the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president. That it might close…Unfortunately, I believe we’re out of time, the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. But while I will not be a candidate, I will not be silent.  I intend to speak out clearly and forcefully, to influence as much as I can where we stand as a party and where we need to go as a nation. And this is what I believe…

After explaining his decision, Biden made the case that the president’s record was exemplary but more work needed to be done. He made the case that free public education should extend beyond high school through college, that the government should triple the child care tax credit, fight for cures for cancer, among other initiatives. The news that Biden is officially not going to enter the race for the office of the president was a welcomed announcement to Donald Trump who immediately reacted with the following tweet:

Trump apparently feels confident that he’ll win against Clinton. Clinton’s record, as Trump referenced, will be called into question on Thursday as she takes the witness stand in the Benghazi hearings.

Do you think Clinton will give Trump a lot to tweet about tomorrow at the Benghazi hearings?

BREAKING: Joe Biden Announces His 2016 Decision- Stuns The Entire Field

Vice President Joe Biden ended months of speculation on Wednesday announcing that he will not be running as a candidate for the President of the United States.

Biden, 72, who ran for the highest office in the land twice before in 1988 and 2008, made his announcement from the White House Rose Garden with President Barack Obama and his wife Hill Biden by his side. “I believe we’re out of time, the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination,” he said. 

The vice president had given several indications that he was seriously considering the run, but had also indicated that he and his family may not have the emotional energy needed, following the untimely death of his son Beau this past spring.

“As my family and I have worked through the grieving process, I’ve said all along…It may very well be that that process, by the time we get through it, closes the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president, that it might close,” Biden said. “I’ve concluded that it has closed.”

According to recent polling, the vice president would have had an uphill battle had he decided to enter the race. “He did not appear to have a genuine route to the nomination, trailing Clinton and Sanders in every national polls. Biden trailed Clinton by more than 20 points in a CNN/ORC poll released Monday. He stood at 18 percent compared to Clinton’s 45 percent and Sanders’ 29 percent,” CNN reports

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Biden’s political career will come to an end on January 20, 2017, when the new president is sworn into office.

h/t: Fox News