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Is impeachment just what Joe Biden needs to win reelection?
By Curt_Anderson
September 13, 2023 9:43 am
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After his impeachment proceedings in 1998 and 1999, Bill Clinton's rating reached its highest point at 73% approval. He finished with a Gallup poll approval rating of 65%, higher than that of every other departing president measured since Harry Truman.

The reason that Clinton’s poll numbers improved was because the public did not believe that the president’s personal life, no matter how salacious, was sufficient reason for impeachment. It was the Republicans who ended up paying the price, especially Bob Livingston and Newt Gingrich.

This time the Republicans only have allegations but no evidence. There is no semen stained blue dress, “perfect phone call” or a riot egged on by the president.

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Comments on "Is impeachment just what Joe Biden needs to win reelection?":

  1. by HatetheSwamp on September 13, 2023 9:59 am

    We know that Trump is doing well off of his indictments. He's caught Joe and passed him in some polls, so who knows?

    Keep a good thought, Curt.


  2. by Indy! on September 13, 2023 11:00 am
    He definitely seems some kind of outside help like he got in 2020. On his own he'll probably finish where he belongs - 4th place.


  3. by HatetheSwamp on September 13, 2023 11:15 am

    His cognitive decline is increasing exponentially, God save the Queen. Man.

    And, remember that song, "Good Morning Vietnam?" I guess Rachel didn't report that.


  4. by Donna on September 13, 2023 12:03 pm

    It's very questionable if there'll be enough votes in the House to impeach.


  5. by HatetheSwamp on September 13, 2023 12:29 pm

    VERY questionable? How?


  6. by Curt_Anderson on September 16, 2023 11:53 am
    HtS,
    Yes, very questionable. Kevin McCarthy said Sept. 1 that there would be a House vote before proceeding with an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Then McCarthy said in a Sept. 12 speech that he was proceeding with an impeachment inquiry. He did not hold a House vote.

    There is an obvious answer as to why are McCarthy’s did not hold a vote. He did not have the votes. But he was obliged to appease the wingnut fringe. So he called for the impeachment inquiry on his own. If he didn’t have the votes for an inquiry for impeachment, it’s unlikely in the full House that there would be a votes for impeachment, especially considering the lack of evidence.

    Spoiler alert: even the unproven allegations made by James Comer and Jim Jordan accuse Joe Biden of activities prior to his being president. Impeachment is related a president’s current time and activities while in office.


  7. by oldedude on September 16, 2023 1:17 pm
    Spoiler alert: even the unproven allegations made by James Comer and Jim Jordan accuse Joe Biden of activities prior to his being president. Impeachment is related a president’s current time and activities while in office.

    Agreed, but a RICO or CCE can go back for purview seven years from the last known criminal activity. I'd be much more worried about that. It would be hell to do 40+ years of good service, just to have that erased and do 40 more in federal prison. Of course he 'might" be able to be with his son, so there's that.


  8. by HatetheSwamp on September 16, 2023 4:02 pm

    Curt and Donna,

    Certainly, it's questionable but VERY questionable?

    pb, who monitors right-wing media and GOP stuff has said all all along that impeachment is 50/50. He's sticking with that.


  9. by Curt_Anderson on October 20, 2023 4:48 pm
    "It was the Republicans who ended up paying the price, especially Bob Livingston and Newt Gingrich." --Me in my article above.

    Funny how history repeats itself. Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy was given the boot. Jim Jordan was humiliated this week. The GOP side of the House in disarray.


  10. by HatetheSwamp on October 21, 2023 3:26 am

    Bombshell.

    Comer raises questions about $200k 'direct payment' from James Biden to Joe Biden in 2018


    The Speaker fiasco notwithstanding, the beat goes on...

    foxnews.com
    View Video


  11. by HatetheSwamp on October 21, 2023 6:43 am

    Hey, Curt. GoodGerman this!

    View Video


  12. by Curt_Anderson on October 21, 2023 8:41 am
    HtS,
    The money Comer refers to is is in the form of a check, labeled “loan repayment”. The check is dated 2018. In 2018 Joe Biden was not president. He was not even in office. For that money to of been a bribe, you need to connect it to some policy that Joe Biden was responsible for. And for it to be criminal, it needs to be uniquely benefiting Joe Biden, or the Biden family.


  13. by HatetheSwamp on October 21, 2023 8:48 am

    Youdaman, Curt!

    I was certain that I could count on you. Not even a challenge, ain't!!!!!?


  14. by Curt_Anderson on October 21, 2023 9:01 am
    No challenge. Comer’s accusations against Joe Biden have been inane.

    True story: I wrote out a bigger check to my brother-in-law. We bought a rental together about 40 years ago and about 20 years later I bought him out. James Biden, paying his brother back for a loan is not very suspicious.

    You tell me how this would be evidence of an impeachable offense, or even a crime.


  15. by HatetheSwamp on October 21, 2023 9:06 am

    And this one?

    EXCLUSIVE: Joe Biden paid nearly $2.75 million CASH for Rehoboth Beach house within weeks of Hunter sending 'threatening' text to Chinese business partner demanding to close $10 million deal

    Just so pb can repeat. It appears that Joe is a not too much slumber DC Swamp politician than is typical.

    It's only that he's being exposed for a number of reasons.

    You still think that he's Gandhi 2.0?
    dailymail.co.uk


  16. by Curt_Anderson on October 21, 2023 9:21 am
    Focus, HtS. Explain how James Biden’s loan repayment check is evidence of anything first. THEN explain how Joe buying a house is criminal.


  17. by Indy! on October 21, 2023 11:21 am

    Indy's prediction (which is pretty easy because all I have to do is cut and paste a little text)...

    Nobody is going to jail.


  18. by oldedude on October 21, 2023 12:20 pm
    Comer raises questions about $200k 'direct payment' from James Biden to Joe Biden in 2018Bold


    Comer raises questions about $200k 'direct payment' from James Biden to Joe Biden in 2018. The money Comer refers to is is in the form of a check, labeled “loan repayment”. The check is dated 2018.
    So this is part of the bribe James used to secure the $20BIL housing for Iraq? That would be my bet. Since it's already in writing that pedojoe gave his brother a federal contract

    In 2018 Joe Biden was not president. He was not even in office. For that money to of been a bribe, you need to connect it to some policy that Joe Biden was responsible for.
    No, he was VP and violated contracting rules by not recusing himself when he should have.

    And for it to be criminal, it needs to be uniquely benefiting Joe Biden, or the Biden family.
    I think that's already been shown to be a bribe, and pedojoe skimming off the top. And even if you insist on the timeline you gave, just charge the Racketeering charge and be done with it.


    When it comes to federal contracts, avoiding even the appearance of preferential treatment is crucial. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) emphasizes conducting government business with impartiality and without favoritism1. Here are some key points:

    General Obligation: FAR states that government business should be conducted “with complete impartiality and with preferential treatment for none” 1. This means avoiding conflicts of interest or even the appearance of such conflicts in government-contractor relationships.

    Scrutiny: Recent months have seen scrutiny of federal funds provided to family members of public officials and individuals with political connections. Transparency is essential to maintain public trust.

    Personal Services Contracts: The government cannot contract for personal services unless authorized by statute. Personal services contracts should not make contractor employees appear as government employees2.

    Favoritism: Favoritism, cronyism, and nepotism can undermine fair contracting processes. Contracts should be awarded based on merit, not personal relationships3.

    Remember, maintaining integrity in federal contracting is vital for accountability and public confidence.


  19. by Curt_Anderson on October 21, 2023 12:53 pm
    OD,
    Biden was NOT vice president in 2018. James Comer is good at innuendo. But he's not so good at making a case for impeachment.


  20. by oldedude on October 21, 2023 3:21 pm
    You're correct. AND he was VP when he illegally gave the $20BIL contract to his brother.


  21. by HatetheSwamp on October 22, 2023 4:12 am

    Focus, HtS. Explain how James Biden’s loan repayment check is evidence of anything first. THEN explain how Joe buying a house is criminal.

    I dunno, Curt. It suggests that, when someone does the 'Rithemtic, it'll be, to quote Jane Austen, "a truth universally acknowledged," that something is rotten in the state of Delaware.

    And, Curt. pb'll remind you that impeachment is a political process. A high misdemeanor is whatever a purple district GOP or Dem decides it is.

    Jim Biden, for instance, will be subpoenaed to testify before, perhaps, multiple House committees. He's going to have to answer every question a GOPster wants to ask about thar alleged loan. Perhaps the innocent explanation will turn out to be the right one but I advise you not to bet on that.


  22. by oldedude on October 22, 2023 7:01 am
    And with questions about the loan, they can then ask about the contract. Funny, Jimmy did nothing illegal, and is therefore unable to cop the 5th. If he does, then as curt keeps telling us, He's guilty.


  23. by HatetheSwamp on October 22, 2023 7:11 am

    With the authority that comes with the Impeachment Inquiry, things'll get messy for the Family.


  24. by Curt_Anderson on October 22, 2023 8:35 am
    HtS,
    Jane Austen notwithstanding, you cannot even concoct a credible argument how either of those are evidence of impeachable activity.


  25. by HatetheSwamp on October 22, 2023 8:49 am

    Curt,

    I don't think they are. What I think is that, without impeachable behavior, Joe couldn't have gotten close to sniffing a cash purchase for his Rehoboth Beach house. It's the smoke. Comer is saying that they've found the fire.


  26. by oldedude on October 22, 2023 7:29 pm
    curt- There is non so blind who cannot see the sun.

    Your so changed between those you "follow" with your brown suit and boots.
    and those you don't.

    Joe is nothing but a "godfather" of the worst kind of graft and corruption we've seen since taft (maybe Jackson). I'll remember that you protected him and called him "daddy".


  27. by HatetheSwamp on October 23, 2023 4:40 am

    pb's Legal Goober #2, baha:

    "“Where’s the money?” In his laughing response from Joe Biden to corruption allegations, the President seemed to morph into the Cuba Gooding Jr. in “Jerry Maguire" to show him the money.  Now, the House did just that..."

    jonathanturley.org


  28. by oldedude on October 23, 2023 5:54 am
    curt- #24you cannot even concoct a credible argument how either of those are evidence of impeachable activity.

    AND he was VP when he illegally gave the $20BIL contract to his brother.

    That's what we call a credible argument. It actually has a government paper trail. See Posts #18 & #20, which answered your post #24.

    The only thing left is to ask when that contract was turned over from the contractors to the maintenance contractor and paid the builder.


  29. by Curt_Anderson on October 23, 2023 11:15 am
    "...he was VP when he illegally gave the $20BIL contract to his brother." --OD
    "So this is part of the bribe James used to secure the $20BIL housing for Iraq? That would be my bet." --OD


    OD,
    Do you have link to any of that? I mean other than James Comer's say-so. Where did your $20 billion figure come from?

    This is what I found, written at the time in 2011. It seems that James Biden did not receive the Iraq housing contract and it was not awarded by Joe Biden.


    Hill International Receives Contracts Worth $1.5 Billion to Manage and Supply Major Housing Development in Iraq
    MARLTON, N.J. and BAGHDAD, June 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received a contract from TRAC Development Group, a South Korean real estate developer, to provide project management and construction management services in connection with a major housing development in Iraq. In addition, Hill's majority-owned subsidiary HillStone International, LLC has received a contract to supply building structural systems to TRAC for the development.



    Hill International wins contract for 100,000 new homes in Iraq
    The US-based Hill International has been awarded contracts worth a total of $1.5bn to provide project management and construction services for the first phase of a $35bn housing development in Iraq.

    Hill International has been awarded a $200m contract by South Korea’s Trac Development Group to provide project management services for the construction of 100,000 houses and related infrastructure at a development that will include 500,000 homes when it is completed.


    nbcnews.com
    meed.com


  30. by oldedude on October 23, 2023 8:33 pm
    $1.5B contract in Iraq for Biden’s little brother exposes Obama ahead of debate

    first story. second story is a bisnes

    Bold Fox Business reports that James Biden, the younger brother of US Vice President Joe Biden (pictured), is about to land a potentially lucrative contract to build 100,000 homes in Iraq.

    Since November 2010, James Biden has reportedly been the executive vice president of HillStone, in which Hill International owns a 51% stake, with a group of minority partners, including Biden, holding the rest.

    Fox's Charlie Gasparino says James Biden got the job "despite [having] little if any documented work history in residential construction".

    David Richter, the president of Hill International, is reported as saying "It really helps to have the brother of the vice president as a partner".



    Joe Biden’s younger brother, James, has been an integral part of the family political machine from the earliest days when he served as finance chair of Joe’s 1972 Senate campaign, and the two have remained quite close. After Joe joined the US Senate, he would bring his brother James along on congressional delegation trips to places like Ireland, Rome and Africa.

    When Joe became vice president, James was a welcomed guest at the White House, securing invitations to such important functions as a state dinner in 2011 and the visit of Pope Francis in 2015. Sometimes, James’ White House visits dovetailed with his overseas business dealings, and his commercial opportunities flourished during his brother’s tenure as vice president.

    Consider the case of HillStone International, a subsidiary of the huge construction management firm Hill International. The president of HillStone International was Kevin Justice, who grew up in Delaware and was a longtime Biden family friend. On Nov. 4, 2010, according to White House visitors’ logs, Justice visited the White House and met with Biden adviser Michele Smith in the Office of the Vice President.


    “Profiles in corruption” by Peter Schweizer
    Less than three weeks later, HillStone announced that James Biden would be joining the firm as an executive vice president. James appeared to have little or no background in housing construction, but that did not seem to matter to HillStone. His bio on the company’s website noted his “40 years of experience dealing with principals in business, political, legal and financial circles across the nation and internationally…”

    James Biden was joining HillStone just as the firm was starting negotiations to win a massive contract in war-torn Iraq. Six months later, the firm announced a contract to build 100,000 homes. It was part of a $35 billion, 500,000-unit project deal won by TRAC Development, a South Korean company. HillStone also received a $22 million US federal government contract to manage a construction project for the State Department.

    David Richter, son of the parent company’s founder, was not shy in explaining HillStone’s success in securing government contracts. It really helps, he told investors at a private meeting, to have “the brother of the vice president as a partner,” according to someone who was there.

    The Iraq project was massive, perhaps the single most lucrative project for the firm ever. In 2012, Charlie Gasparino of Fox Business reported that HillStone officials expected the project to “generate $1.5 billion in revenues over the next three years.” That amounted to more than three times the revenue the company produced in 2011.

    A group of minority partners, including James Biden, stood to split about $735 million. “There’s plenty of money for everyone if this project goes through,” said one company official.

    The deal was all set, but HillStone made a crucial error. In 2013, the firm was forced to back out of the contract because of a series of problems, including a lack of experience by Hill and TRAC Development, its South Korean associate firm. But HillStone continued doing significant contract work in the embattled country, including a six-year contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers.


    How Joe Biden’s Kin Profited Off the Family Name. ‘The Big Guy Is Calling Me.’

    Your "feelings" are nothing. When you start with fact, then you can run with the dogs. When that "fact" is in reality? then you'll start changing. You're not even off the plate yet and the count is 0-3.
    washingtonexaminer.com
    iraq-businessnews.com
    nypost.com
    wsj.com


  31. by Curt_Anderson on October 23, 2023 11:27 pm
    OD,
    Have you never heard the expression "it's not what you know, it's who you know"?

    At least two of the jobs I've had in my life, I got the interviews because of a personal relationship. It's not illegal to take advantage of your family name or of your personal relationships.

    I read your posts. So we agree, James Biden did not personally receive a contract from his brother. James' employer got a contract which was not from Joe Biden.

    Btw, that's a bogus argument that James Biden didn't have a "work history in residential construction". I bet many CEO's and corporate executives don't have a "work history" in whatever industry they are in.


  32. by HatetheSwamp on October 24, 2023 2:50 am

    Face it, OD. Joe is Gandhi 2.0.


  33. by Curt_Anderson on October 24, 2023 10:08 am
    HtS,
    Biden isn’t Gandhi but Trump just likened himself to Nelson Mandela.


  34. by HatetheSwamp on October 24, 2023 10:23 am

    Curt,

    Trump is despicable. Joe is demented.


  35. by Donna on October 24, 2023 12:15 pm

    Yesterday, Trump said that he ran against Obama in 2016 and that Viktor Orban is the PM of Turkey.


  36. by HatetheSwamp on October 24, 2023 12:47 pm

    "God save the Queen, man!"


  37. by Curt_Anderson on October 24, 2023 12:50 pm
    Donna,
    He also praised Orbán.

    Check this out…

    Trump claims he is ‘genius’ for realising ‘us’ is spelled the same as ‘US’
    Donald Trump bemoaned the fact that he was never described as “genius” after revealing to his followers that he had recently realised that the word “us” was spelled the same as “US”.

    The former president questioned whether anybody else had ever thought to make the connection before, as he addressed supporters in New Hampshire on Monday, amid several ongoing criminal investigations into his conduct during his time in office.




    au.news.yahoo.com


  38. by Donna on October 24, 2023 12:58 pm

    Trump loves the uneducated because they're easier to bamboozle and they make him feel like a genius.

    The fact that Trump only praises autocrats reveals his own ambitions.




  39. by Curt_Anderson on October 24, 2023 1:07 pm
    "Trump loves the uneducated because they're easier to bamboozle and they make him feel like a genius." ---Donna

    The opposite is also true. The uneducated love Trump because his inane statements and simplistic solutions are the same sort of inane statements and simplistic solutions they come up with.


  40. by HatetheSwamp on October 24, 2023 1:25 pm

    Trump loves the uneducated because they're easier to bamboozle and they make him feel like a genius.

    Then Trump must have a poster of you on the ceiling above his bed...at Mar-a-Lago. Eh?

    The uneducated love Trump because his inane statements and simplistic solutions are the same sort of inane statements and simplistic solutions they come up with.

    This from a supporter of the guy who loves that great song, "Good Morning, Vietnam."

    Bahahahahahahahahahaha baha baha haha ha.


  41. by Curt_Anderson on October 24, 2023 1:45 pm
    "This from a supporter of the guy who loves that great song, 'Good Morning, Vietnam.'" ---HtS

    That from a Trump supporting rube who gullibly believes that Biden said he loves "that great song, 'Good Morning, Vietnam.'"


  42. by HatetheSwamp on October 24, 2023 2:14 pm

    I support Ron DeSantis for President.


  43. by oldedude on October 24, 2023 9:22 pm
    Seriously curt, you need to follow us as you expect us to follow you. And how we do it. Neither one of us support trumpster. Only as a last resort. Because the option is too horrible to fathom.

    so this begs the question. do you support pedojoe over anyone else? if you won't support anyone else, than your worse than we are. So pretty much, git off our ass!


  44. by Curt_Anderson on October 24, 2023 10:04 pm
    Olde Dude,
    Biden was about my fifth choice of Democrats during the 2020 primaries. I could come up with at least a dozen Democrats that I'd prefer to Biden as the nominee. But none of them are running. Biden is the presumptive nominee. So I support him.

    Trump was a bad president and he'll be even worse if he given another chance.

    When you vote for president, you are really voting for an administrative team. Trump's "all the best people" got worse and worse over his four years in office. The next batch of sycophants and cultists would be even worse the next time. Biden's team are competent serious people who respect our constitution..


  45. by Ponderer on October 25, 2023 8:47 am

    Biden was far down my list also in the primaries, Curt. Donna's too. And in the general election between him and Trump, it was obvious that the smart and best choice was Biden hands down. Because another four years of Trump was too horrible to fathom, as olde dude pointed out.


  46. by HatetheSwamp on October 25, 2023 10:16 am

    po. Curt.

    Where's "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap" for 024??????


  47. by oldedude on October 25, 2023 10:20 am
    To both of you. It doesn't matter. If you voted for him, that means you're completely succumbing to his wishes. I'm going to hold you both accountable to the same standard you hold Lead and I to. Regardless of what you say, how you say it. You're in lockstep with a hair-sniffing pedophile that parents warn children about. And lets not forget the GROSS! public boob graze Eva Longoria had to move Biden's hands to keep him from groping her at the White House tonight.

    I hope you people are happy with the creep you support.
    View Video


  48. by Ponderer on October 26, 2023 5:29 pm

    If Biden is the Democratic nominee for president in '24, I will vote for him.

    "I'm going to hold you both accountable to the same standard you hold Lead and I to." -Hate

    Oooooooo...! Pretty scarey, eh kids...?

    Hey, you do what you gotta do, Bill. You be you. Hate's gotta hate. We won't hold it against you whatever your dementia makes you say or do.

    We can't promise that we won't laugh at it however.


  49. by oldedude on October 26, 2023 7:24 pm
    So you understand that you see the world through a complete double standard. Like I said before. You can't hold yourself to the same standard you do for others. It's impossible. But you judge others on standards totally on your hatred. Your standards including lying, cheating, and stealing at your whim to prove a point.

    Case closed.


  50. by HatetheSwamp on October 27, 2023 3:20 am

    If Biden is the Democratic nominee for president in '24, I will vote for him.

    "God save the Queen, man!" "You're a lyin dog-faced pony soldier."


  51. by Ponderer on October 27, 2023 7:30 am

    olde dude, I essentially just told Hate to go ahead and hold me to the same standard. What in the bloodyfuck are you talking about?

    Jesus! You idiotic twats don't even need me here! You just make up whatever you want to believe about me regardless of what I say anyways. So why should I even bother arguing with you clods?

    olde dude, you are a deranged, sociopathic clown.

    Case closed.


  52. by Donna on October 27, 2023 7:40 am

    Actually it was olde dude who said he'd hold us to the same standard.

    That's fine with me.



  53. by Ponderer on October 27, 2023 8:16 am

    Same difference.


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