Oh, the clarity that time provides! There have been lingering questions for years as to why Barack Hussein Obama picked Joe Biden, an obscure and long-time Senate insider from Delaware, to be his vice-presidential running mate. Here is how CBS News spun the announcement on 23 August 2008.
Barack Obama [is] balancing his ticket with an older congressional veteran well-versed in foreign policy and defense issues.
Across more than 30 years in the Senate, he has served at various times not only as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee but also as head of the Judiciary Committee, with its jurisdiction over anti-crime legislation, Supreme Court nominees and Constitutional issues.
But even during those salad days of the meteoric rise of Obama and the beginning of legacy media fawning over his every public appearance and spoken word, a cautionary note about Biden was buried in that CBS article:
“This is not exactly a ‘safe’ selection for Obama,” said CBSNews.com senior political editor Vaughn Ververs. “With over 30 years of baggage accumulated in the U.S. Senate, Biden is not the kind of running mate you would think of for someone who has campaigned on a pledge to change the way politics is done in Washington.”
“30 years of baggage.” Ya think? Serial plagiarist and liar. Shameful interrogation and belittling of Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearing in 1991. Author of the 1994 “super-predator” crime bill (the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act). And two prior failed presidential runs that demonstrated he had ZERO constituency outside his home state (his low turnout campaign appearances this year are a standard Biden FEATURE, not a BUG). He certainly wasn’t going to “broaden Obama’s base,” which is typically why VP selections are made (to balance the ticket regionally, demographically, and/or ideologically). Biden’s true constituency existed among the corruptocrats and insiders who infest the Democrat Party, as well as their donors and “investors.” And therein lies the tale.
The recent revelations stemming from emails and files on Hunter Biden’s laptop illuminate a Biden crime family operation that has been ongoing for decades. Incriminating emails indicate that Joe Biden received a cut off the top from every corrupt deal made. Joe was euphemistically referred to in emails disclosed to date as “the Big Guy.”
It has been speculated that Beau Biden was being groomed for a political career to replace his father Joe in the Senate (and as head of the crime family) – until his untimely death from brain cancer in 2015. But what about the younger son, Hunter? A political career wasn’t likely, given his long history of drug abuse and other hedonistic behavior, but that was probably why he briefly served as a public relations officer in the naval reserve until booted for testing positive for cocaine in 2014 – to punch a ticket as a step toward replacing his gravely ill brother. But of course, his personal demons wrecked that possibility, so he continued his “lobbying career.” Interestingly, he was serving in the naval reserve when the first of his big China deals was hatched with BHR Partners (about which we are learning more from Tony Bobulinski, one of Hunter’s partners in the deal). And both he and Bobulinski knew that their Chinese “partners” were directly connected to the ChiCom intelligence services. Did they report their contacts with ChiCom intelligence to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and/or the FBI, as they were obligated to do? Highly doubtful.
The files and emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop that have been disclosed to date paint a sordid picture of Biden family corruption connected to foreign dealings in Russia, Ukraine, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Costa Rica, and the big egg roll – China. Not quite coincidentally, Obama tagged his vice president to take the lead in foreign policy interactions with those countries, including the now-infamous squelching of the Ukrainian government investigation into Burisma Holdings and also his 2013 trip on Air Force 2 to China with son Hunter in tow. And Joe Biden got a cut on everything, according to the emails on Hunter’s laptop and disclosures by Tony Bobulinski!
In short, Hunter Biden became a bag man for the Biden crime family. Here is how the Urban Dictionary defines a bag man:
Someone who transports goods or money between two people in a criminal activity. For example, a thug that comes around to collect extortion money and then brings it to a more senior gang member. Another example would be a lawyer that collects money to bribe a judge.
Or, in Hunter’s case, someone who collects bribery money from foreign entities as a conduit for their influence-peddling with the Vice President of the United States!
Which gets us to the real reason Obama picked Biden in the first place. Obama knew that Biden had a sweet little crime family grifting operation up and running for years. As a relative political neophyte about insider dealing and corruption in Washington in 2008, he would have been happy to have the elder Biden show him the ropes – and get in on the action!
And according to newly released texts from James Biden (brother of Joe), evidence is now emerging that Obama himself was in on the Biden family grifting, which would perhaps explain where at least some of Obama’s approximately $70 million net worth originated.
James Biden writes to #HunterBiden about @JoeBiden meeting with “the O” about “outrageous acquisitions” and “the two biggest days of our business life” in an e-mail from October 1, 2017.
The Bidens are big on abbreviations and euphemisms, aren’t they? The Big Guy. JB. The O. But they are too clever by half, as it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out to whom they refer in their emails and texts as they gleefully plot their corrupt deals. And yes, Obama and Biden were together on 29-30 September 2017 at the Invictus Games in Toronto – a perfect venue outside the US for discussing corrupt deals.
Yes, the mediocre senator from Delaware and later mediocre vice president of the United States will end his 47-plus year political career as nothing more than a glorified bag man for Barack Obama. Like father, like son (and vice versa).
No wonder Obama was lukewarm about Biden running for president from the beginning. He knew there was a high probability that the Bidens’ corruption would be exposed, and that exposure would shine unwanted klieg lights upon himself, too. This has all the makings of another instance of Trumpenfreude!
Hindsight really is 20-20.