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The country was exploding under President Trump. He promised to make America great again and he delivered. Growth was double what Obama said was possible, unemployment was at record lows for all groups, and we were energy independent. Trump stopped the incessant wars, put the brakes on Chinese economic warfare, and achieved historic peace in the Middle East. How was he rewarded for being the most competent president in our lifetime? Voters threw him over for a man whose qualifications are appalling in every respect.

How did that happen? How did two of the most immoral candidates get elected to lead the nation? Are they the best we’ve got? The election of appalling candidates is not limited to the presidential race. It appears to be the “new normal.” Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bill DeBlasio, Andrew Cuomo, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—just to scratch the surface—share one thing in common. Based on their records, none of them deserves the public’s trust.

Electing a corrupt old fool to the highest office in the land is the stuff of literary fiction. The Washington Times calls Joe Biden “a proven, habitual, unrepentant fraud and a pathological liar of the highest order.” He dropped out of the 1988 race for lying and plagiarism. Joe claims he graduated near the top of his law school class, received endorsement from the NAACP, and participated in the march for civil rights. All lies. In 47 years of public office, he has accomplished virtually nothing. Biden’s left-wing policies and corrupt behavior will help the Chinese and the Iranians more than American citizens.

Uncle Joe’s cognitive state is questionable at best. “The media have been ignoring and/or covering up Biden’s obvious mental decline for more than a year now,” writes Howie Carr in the Boston Herald, “even though the video evidence is at their fingertips.” When he opens his mouth, it’s hard to say what will come out. A classic example is his statement that, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

How much evidence do we have that Biden is a crook? During Joe’s tenure as vice president, access to Biden’s office was allegedly sold by his son Hunter to China, Russia, Ukraine, and others willing to cough up huge sums of money. American foreign policy was impacted by these transactions. Biden himself bragged that he stopped Ukraine from investigating Hunter in return for a billion dollars in US aid. In Secret Empires, Peter Schweizer traces the Biden family’s complicity with the corrupt Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. Then there is the New York Post article that blasted the story into the mainstream. Next, we have the incriminating emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop. And finally, listen to the testimony of former Biden business partner Tony Bobulinksi, who clearly refutes Joe Biden’s denial that he was aware of Hunter’s business ventures. Joe Biden knew about his son’s dealings, participated in them, profited from them, and lied to the American people about it. A scandal of this magnitude should have put an end to Biden’s bid for the presidency but, thanks to the media’s refusal to report it, he got away with it. And 80 million voters didn’t care!

As if that isn’t bad enough, a vicious, conniving, immoral, unpopular, third-rate politician with extreme radical views has come to within striking distance of the presidency. Make no mistake about it, Harris—not Biden—is the real presidential candidate. Kamala Harris began her career in local San Francisco politics by leveraging her affair with the married mayor, Willie Brown. After racking up a terrible record as a prosecutor, she wormed her way into the US Senate. Her one claim to fame as a senator was her despicable treatment of Justice Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings. Based on notoriety from that fiasco, she campaigned for the presidency. Democratic Party voters, recognizing that she is nothing more than a mendacious, unprincipled opportunist, relegated Harris to the bottom of the pile and ended her presidential aspirations … but not for long. In a sort of magician’s hat trick, Harris managed to land on the ballot as Biden’s pick for VP.

Harris endorses the insane Green New Deal, income redistribution, open borders, defunding and disbanding the police, repealing the first and second amendments, identity politics, equality of outcome, and—ultimately—socialism. “She is farther left than 97 percent of the Democrats in the United States Senate,” says political commentator Mark Levin, “the most extremist radical politician ever to run for high office in the United States of America.” And 80 million voters didn’t care!

The voters in New York didn’t care that Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have all but destroyed the greatest city in the world. Thanks to DeBlasio’s policies, crime in New York City is soaring, small businesses are being destroyed, and affluent New Yorkers by the hundreds of thousands are fleeing the city for better pastures. Many are predicting that the city will never recover from DeBlasio’s tenure as mayor. Gov. Cuomo will forever be despised for his sadistic order that nursing homes must accept COVID patients from hospitals, resulting—according to the New York Times—in more than 6,200 deaths, for which he denies responsibility.

California voters didn’t care that—according to Rochelle Schweizer’s She’s the Boss—Nancy Pelosi enriches her family’s portfolio through pet legislation and personal financial dealings, or that she demands military jets for her personal use. Neither did California voters care that Maxine Waters interceded on behalf of a bank in which she has a large financial stake, or that, as reported by the Los Angeles Times, Waters’ relatives pocketed more than a million dollars from businesses and political campaigns that were connected to the congresswoman.

The corruption and ineptitude continue but the public is not dissuaded from re-electing the same bad actors. Can’t we do better? Evidently not. We get what we deserve. Or do we? Was the election determined by fraud? We need to find out.

Ed Brodow

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