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jcitybone

From Bennet of all people

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/26/michael-bennet-joe-biden-trump-ukraine-1514294

Sen. Michael Bennet said Thursday he wouldn’t allow his own vice president’s children to make foreign business dealings like those made by Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, as he laid down a warning for Democrats seeking to impeach President Donald Trump.

“I think it’d be better not to have that kind of an arrangement, and it’d be better not to give speeches to Goldman Sachs,” Bennet said in an hourlong interview in POLITICO’s newsroom. “It’d be better for people just to be public servants.”

The Colorado Democrat, who is seeking his party’s presidential nomination, also suggested that Biden will need to show that the Ukraine flap will not be a political weakness against Trump in 2020. Trump has made unsubstantiated charges that Biden interfered in a Ukrainian investigation into a company that had his son on its board of directors. Trump asked Ukraine’s president to investigate the Bidens in a phone call earlier this year.

Bennet, who’s running as a moderate alternative to more left-leaning candidates in the Democratic primary, defined what he saw as a key difference between himself and Biden’s candidacy: “His view of the world is that if we just get rid of Donald Trump, we’re all going to go back to normal and I just completely disagree with that,” he said.

“Trump, in my view, is a symptom of a lot of problems,” he said.

magsview

Bennet comes out with some good stuff sometimes. Complex fellow.

humphrey

He is not all that complex. He is simply a tool of the establishment. He does not a even a remote chance of winning the primary.(With his impressive less than 1% polling average at RCP.) His candidacy is based on fighting against M4A and other progressive proposals.

magsview

His candidacy is based on fighting against M4A and other progressive proposals.

That part definitely not good one bit.

jcitybone

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/09/26/joe-biden-trumps-potential-successor-mike-pence-decent-guy

When Joe Biden told an audience that Mike Pence “is a decent guy,” Pence had already been vice president for more than two years. After the comment drew fierce criticism, Biden responded that he’d said it “in a foreign policy context”—an odd effort at damage control, given that Pence has publicly backed every one of President Trump’s countless abhorrent policies, whether foreign or domestic.

Now, with impeachment in the air and the remote but real possibility that Trump might not end up running for re-election, Biden’s attitude toward Pence and Republicans overall should get a closer look.

That he could call Pence “a decent guy” after loyally serving as Trump’s highest-ranking henchman illuminates a lot about Biden’s style—and substance. His praise of Pence’s purported decency was not atypical. Biden has long praised racist Republican senators and defended his past collaborations with them.

And Biden has been effusive in expressing warmth toward the notorious man who preceded him as vice president. “I really like Dick Cheney for real,” Biden said while speaking at George Washington University in October 2015. “I get on with him, I think he’s a decent man.”

Such statements speak volumes about Biden’s standards of decency and about his suitability to be the Democratic presidential nominee. At a time when elected Republicans in Washington have amply shown themselves to be depraved sycophants to Trump—no matter how viciously vile and deadly his policies—Biden still wants to pretend that those GOP stalwarts can be brought into the fold of democratic civility, from the current vice president on down.

Insisting that “history will treat this administration’s time as an aberration,” Biden contended during a campaign swing in Iowa a few months ago: “This is not the Republican Party.” He went on to cite his bonds with “my Republican friends in the House and Senate.”

orlbucfan

Biden sure is a senile crook and beneath contempt. Dickhead Cheney is “decent”? JHCOAC!

humphrey

I might add that Warren has Madeleine Albright as a foreign policy advisor.

magsview

Yah, heard that recently. Was flabbergasted.

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