A soul sickness unto political death

This absolutely certain event, an event known only because it was bragged about by its central protagonist, is merely incidental to the current Democrat/Media tempest in a teaspoon. But really, no matter how you frame it, this is the most blatant example of political corruption I have ever seen. Whatever the foreign policy interests of the United States were at the time, the only interest shown by its Vice President, Joe Biden, was to ensure that his son made a lot of money in some business venture in The Ukraine. If this has not caused a full-on tornado of disgust in the US, then the Democrats and their media allies are even more soul sick than I could ever have imagined. What puzzles me most of all is that this event and its implications is hardly discussed at all.

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28 Responses to A soul sickness unto political death

  1. nb

    ‘the most blatant example of political corruption I have ever seen’
    1) I take it you ain’t seen much on the Biden 1.5bn from China;
    2) and yes, hardly anyone saw Hillary’s hard disks being bleached;
    3) plus hardly anyone saw Bill chatting to Liz on the tarmac.
    4) and few saw Obama…
    to near infinity.

  2. Crossie

    That is a shocking admission from Biden and normal people realise what it says about him and the Obama administration. The media and congressional Democrats also know what it means and that’s why the frothing at the mouth impeachment rhetoric. Redirection of the spotlight at all costs.

    As for their sickness of the soul, that happened to the Left long ago.

  3. Beachcomber

    But I watched the comrades on ABC’s Planet America and according to them this doesn’t mean anything because the Biden’s are, you know, innocent. They spent a long time insisting that the Bidens must be innocent because of all the times the Bidens weren’t named in investigations and reports etc. Nothing to see here, just move along.

    But Trump must be guilty and they and all their partisan guests are very excited that he might be impeached.

  4. Jannie

    It’s a slow burner, but it looks like creepy Joe is going to be nailed, or his son. It’s not going to go away because 80% of the media ignore it. Sometime before next November prosecutions will start from the Steele dossier. Maybe Comey. Going to be an interesting year.

  5. 2dogs

    This is the US bribing foreign officials as part of interfering in the internal affairs of those countries.

    Apparently, it’s OK when they do it.

  6. PB

    It will be as big a tornado as the media make it. Most people are still triggered by how the mainstream media presents and interprets information for them.

  7. Another Ian

    Reaping the whirlwind?

    “Trust In Media Collapses – Again – Further”

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2019/09/27/trust-in-media-collapses-again-further/

  8. Win

    Can we expect the Greens and Labor to copy the Democrat policies of projecting their crimes as being those of the opposition . Presumably with the present ABC Buttrose and cohorts will be at the forefront with a Four Corners misreport just before an election.

  9. Karabar

    The connections involving Biden’s son, Kerry’s son, and the 1.5 billion China scam has yet to emerge fully.

  10. flyingduk

    You have to wonder if Guiliani was right, and this is a Rebublican setup. Alternately, its a Democrat ploy to clear Biden from the field, albeit he was pretty good at doing that himself.

  11. max

    I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

    Mark Twain:
    “There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress,”
    “Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a Congressman can.”
    “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
    “All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity.”

    H. L. Mencken — ‘Congress consists of one-third, more or less, scoundrels; two-thirds, more or less, idiots; and three-thirds, more or less, poltroons.’

    My father still believe that The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) would still exist just if we choose right people for the leaders.

    Hahaha Hohoho

  12. Roger

    That is a shocking admission from Biden and normal people realise what it says about him and the Obama administration.

    But wait, there’s more:

    Biden implied to Poroshenko that he had Obama’s approval to withdraw the loan offer.

    So, which was it? Was he bluffing or telling the truth?

    The fact that the investigation was shut down suggests the latter, since Proshenko would surely have called Obama with so much at stake.

  13. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Unethical, corrupt behaviour isn’t always illegal.

    Look at the current QLD mess.

  14. tombell

    why weren’t the Republicans banging on about this? Hopeless….

  15. Leo G

    But Trump must be guilty and they and all their partisan guests are very excited that he might be impeached.

    Here is something seriously strange.

  16. Chris Harper

    There is significant prima facie evidence that USA foreign policy was available for sale during the Obama administration (looking at you Clinton, Biden, Kerry)

    Are people seriously claiming that for the current chief executive, the chief law officer of the country, the man from whom all other federal law officers draw their authority, to show an interest in this is a criminal offence?

    Would it not be that ignoring it would be misfeasance?

  17. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Would it not be that ignoring it would be misfeasance?

    Well you’d need to find the statute or the relevant caselaw authority.

    The common law isn’t customary law anymore…except where it isn’t defined, LOL.

    Like I said, you can have overt corruption that is perfectly legal.

    Obviously it doesn’t make it righteous.

  18. IainC

    If Pres. Trump IS impeached, can he stand for reelection in 2020 anyway?

  19. Arky

    Depends on the outcome Ian:

    Impeachment in the United States is the process by which the lower house of a legislature brings charges against a civil officer of government for crimes alleged to have been committed, analogous to the bringing of an indictment by a grand jury.

  20. Lee

    If there was a prize for “projection,” the Democrats would win it, hands down.

  21. Rob MW

    When Democrats mention democracy and the rule of law in the same breath it is little wonder that the average Joe (unrelated) Blow(s) are scratching their heads with just 13 months out from a election. The Dems polling numbers must be much worse than what’s been reported.

    They might have to bring back that two legged nag before the glue sets hard.

  22. Dr Fred Lenin

    There is nothing wrong with decromat corruption look at the precedents , obamas $30 million “book”that he hasnt written , hilaritys charitabke “foundation “ that dodgy thing named after a presiident who WAS IMOEACHED , so biden is following normal procedure , If you are a decromat its what you do . Now if a Republican dares try that on they are in it deep , its only right isnt it ? I mean the Republicands are the rich people and the decromats want to be rich people .

  23. What puzzles me most of all is that this event and its implications is hardly discussed at all

    Steve, it is the most extraordinary example of cognitive dissonance that you will see and, like you, it has had me scratching my head why there is not an explosion of derision about the hypocrisy of the Dems.

    It is breathtaking.

  24. Squirrel

    I recall, at the time of the East Timor intervention, wondering whether the coyness of the US had anything to do with this – https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB844902166106696500

  25. Oh come on

    Biden speaking at the CFR:

    Now Ivan was a bad dude. And he ran with some bad boys. And just to show y’all how things have changed, I used to have my palms greased by these Ukrainians, or at least mah boy did. Think he fell off a diving board sideways onto some concrete when he was a kid and hit his head pretty hard, just like his old man. So anyway, there was this prosecutor, Ukrainian feller, said mah boy was doin’ no good. So I said to Ivan you better get that prosecutor to step down. Now remember them straight razors? Make a real mess of your face if you ain’t careful. Ivan cut that prosecutor up good, stuck his bloodied face in a barrel of rainwater too. Might have hit him a few times with a chain as well. Now Ivan met me outside and he told me the prosecutor had stood down – both his legs had recently been broken, probably fell off a diving board onto some concrete too – and my heart started beating again. Back to business as usual, praise Jesus!, cos there ain’t no way I could keep paying for mah boy’s crack habit, and his momma she done get tired of her jewellery always goin’ missin’.

    Anyone want to hear any more of my old timey stories? I got heaps!

  26. Oh come on

    Biden speaking at the CFR:

    Now Ivan was a bad dude. And he ran with some bad boys. And just to show y’all how things have changed, I used to have my palms greased by these Ukrainians, or at least mah boy did. Think he fell off a diving board sideways onto some concrete when he was a kid and hit his head pretty hard, just like his old man. So anyway, there was this prosecutor, Ukrainian feller, said mah boy was doin’ no good. So I said to Ivan you better get that prosecutor to step down. Now remember them straight razors? Make a real mess of your face if you ain’t careful. Ivan cut that prosecutor up good, stuck his bloodied face in a barrel of rainwater too. Might have hit him a few times with a chain as well. Now Ivan met me outside and he told me the prosecutor had stood down – both his legs had recently been broken, probably fell off a diving board onto some concrete too – and my heart started beating again. Back to business as usual, praise Jesus!, cos there ain’t no way I could keep paying for mah boy’s crack habit, and his momma she done get tired of her j3 wellery always goin’ missin’.

    Anyone want to hear any more of my old timey stories? I got heaps!

  27. Johno

    How lucky is Donald?
    Arguably, Biden posed one of the biggest threats to Donald’s re-election. Now, whenever the Democrats talk impeachment, Donald will talk Biden.
    Also, given the the Left’s media will ignore Biden’s role in the Ukraine, Donald will keep reminding Americans about fake news.
    It’s win-win all round.

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