FILE – In this Jan. 30, 2010, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, left, with his son Hunter, right, at the Duke Georgetown NCAA college basketball game in Washington. Hunter Biden is expressing regret for being discharged from the Navy Reserve amid published reports that he tested positive for cocaine. The Wall Street Journal reports that Hunter Biden failed the drug test last year and was discharged in February. In a statement issued Thursday, Oct. 16, Biden doesn’t say why he was discharged. He says he’s embarrassed that his actions led to his discharge and that he respects the Navy’s decision. The vice president’s office declined to comment.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

 

It’s been a tough week for Joe Biden. What started out as a cheap, premeditated political hit on President Trump has morphed into a situation that may very well doom Biden’s bid for the Democrat nomination. Joe Biden, to all appearances, bullied a nation in need of US aid into firing a prosecutor who was nipping at the heels of his son, Hunter Biden. The central problem is that his explanation is tortured and impossible to credit, absent large quantities of alcohol or a lobotomy. On the other hand, the allegation is as old as mankind. A powerful man has a shiftless, grifting, ne’er-do-well son who he dotes on and protects. The son profits. The father risks his own reputation to keep the favored offspring out of trouble. The story rarely ends well.

A lot of people on the left really aren’t bright enough to understand the antipathy the average American feels about powerful people putting their nitwit gits in the way of wealth and keeping them out of prison when anyone else would be doing hard time. Nate Silver is a great example.

‘Splain to me exactly what the fundraising appeal is. Something like this?

“Hi, I’m Joe Biden. I helped my cokehead, philandering son get a $1.5 billion investment from Communist China. I got him a seat on the board of directors of a company in an industry he knows nothing about in a country whose language he does not speak that earned him $600,000 per year. And when those bastards threatened to investigate him, I gave them six hours to fire the whole bunch. And they did. That’s because, just like you, I believe in family. So please send me money so I can continue to do God’s work in helping my family.”

It seems that Joe Biden is heeding that advice, he vows to make Hunter Biden a part of his campaign

“I think it’s the beginning not the end,” Biden said about what he anticipates will be more attacks against his family.

“I’m also confident the American people know me, and they know my son.”

Biden said his son will be a visible part of the campaign.

“He’s a fine man. He’s been through hell.”

It may be the only solution that he has. I suppose Biden loyalists (whatever the hell they look like because every sane person knows that Biden’s only selling points are a) electability and b) “it’s my turn”) will get all weepy over Biden sticking up for his boy but every time he walks on stage with Hunter Biden there, the only thought in the mind of most folks will be his corruption and lack of moral character.

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