Joe Biden Bashes Trump in Iowa Speech: He ‘Offers No Moral Leadership’

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Former Vice President Joe Biden was on stage in Burlington, Iowa on Wednesday where he took the fight to President Donald Trump. The former vice president offered a fiery condemnation of the commander in chief, saying at one point that the president has a “toxic tongue.”

Biden referenced several instances of presidents leading through example, including former President George H.W. Bush renouncing his membership with the National Rifle Association after mass shootings and former President George W. Bush going to a mosque after 9/11. Before saying “there’s deafening silence now.

“Sadly, we don’t have that today,” he added. “Our president has aligned himself with the darkest forces in this nation.”

The former vice president accused Trump of embracing hate and racism as a political strategy:

“Trump offers no moral leadership. He seems to have no interest in unifying this nation. No evidence that the presidency has awakened his conscience in the least. Indeed, we have a president with a toxic tongue who has publicly and unapologetically embraced the political strategy of hate, racism, and division.”

Biden earned applause when he declared to the crowd “our president lacks the moral authority to lead,” and “has more in common with George Wallace than he does with George Washington.”

Watch the speech below, via CNN:


And it seems that President Trump was paying attention to Biden’s speech. After visiting with victims of the Dayton shooting in Ohio, the president lashed out at Biden from Air Force One, en route to visit with victims of the shooting in El Paso, Texas.

“Watching Sleepy Joe Biden making a speech. Sooo Boring!” he wrote. “The LameStream Media will die in the ratings and clicks with this guy. It will be over for them, not to mention the fact that our Country will do poorly with him.”

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Banstan and Cherl,

IJR does not care. It’s “R” for responsiveness in it’s *ahem* F.I.R.S.T. mission statement is BS.

I and others have written and called. You can see the results.


from the Foilhat Gazette (near future edition): “Disney Goes All YouTube” Given the rising costs of production and marketing, the studio has decided to go full PC. It’s Marvel Arm has now decided to make all male characters bitter, sexually-deprived feminists, both male and female. The rest will be “questioning”. The liberated character of Black Widow will go full-frontal nudity and engage in not soft-core porn. The character of Groot is now championing asexuality. Formerly voiced by cis-male, het actor Vin Diesel, the CGI will now be accomplished by a synth-voice based on Alexa.


To Cherl,

Does the elephant note the termites, except to use their mounds as scratching posts?

No, I refuse to watch the new PC versions of The Lion King or The Jungle Book. Yes, Hollywood is completely out of ideas and must mine previous materials. Just like the Dimocratics. “I have an idea! Let’s continue chasing collusion/obstruction even after the Mueller fiasco!”

Notice any parallels in complete lack of imagination and avoidance of work? (just like so many of their constituents)



I missed the “dig” and assume you’re referring to Phyllis, whatever personal pronouns she chooses.



“Ditto. Was told that it was on my end. What does that even mean?” It means ijr has no clue what to do to fix the problem. I’ve tried 8 different computers and the problem is the same on all 8. Only half of the site works


Screw- I was hoping that some of our prog/left/lib/dim friends would do a little research on their own instead of stating as fact something they heard from a friend.



I was referring to others and got you. Sorry.

I used to downvote, then realized it did nothing. No one was voted off the island.

FILE PHOTO: People gather for a vigil to remember victims of the mass shootings at Dayton and El Paso, at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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