Tag Archives: Joe biden

Thomas Friedman: America Needs a Mixed-Party National Unity Ticket to Save Democracy

New York Times opinion columnist Thomas L. Friedman is proposing some unusual tickets for the 2024 presidential election in his latest editorial. We’re talking unusual like Biden-Cheney, Harris-Romney, or Klobuchar-Cheney.

Friedman makes the case that after years of political turmoil, Israel’s recent elections have produced a model that America might want to follow: “Key Israeli politicians swallowed their pride, softened policy edges and came together for a four-year national unity government — led by rightist Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and left-of-center Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid.… Read more ...

Could Joe Manchin Mount a Viable Campaign for President as an Independent?

Following his recent break with the Biden administration over the Build Back Better “social infrastructure” package, some are wondering where West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin goes next.

He’s popular in his heavily Republican home state, but deeply unpopular with the national base of his own party. And his support on the right is more a function of their enjoyment at watching Biden’s agenda struggle in Congress, not genuine affection for the man causing the president’s heartburn.… Read more ...

Thomas Knapp: No, President Biden, We’re Not Your ‘Customers’

“Today,” the White House announced on December 13,  “the President is taking decisive action to promote fiscal stewardship by improving the Government’s service delivery to its customers, the American people.” Joe Biden’s latest executive order “includes 36 customer experience (CX) improvement commitments across 17 Federal agencies.”

Portraying government as a business and you as its “customer” ranks right up there with “the consent of the governed” on the list of fictions contrived to confer “legitimacy” on an institution that does its best to run every aspect of your life, at your expense, whether you consent or not.… Read more ...

Wayne Allyn Root: “Get Ready For President Hillary Clinton, VP Michelle Obama”

2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Nominee, past two-term, at-large LNC member (2010-2012), and current “Conservative Warrior/Capitalist Evangelist,” Wayne Allyn Root, who claims in a TownHall.com post earlier today (28 Nov 2021) that:

“my predictions have been remarkably accurate. . . . close to .990 . . . best record of anyone in the media.… Read more ...

Evan McMullin to Launch Independent Run for U.S. Senate

Evan McMullin, a former CIA officer who received 21.5 percent of the vote in Utah as an Independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election (0.53 percent nationwide), plans to announce an Independent challenge to incumbent Republican Mike Lee of Utah for his US Senate seat in 2022, reports The Salt Lake Tribune.… Read more ...

Green Party Calls on Congress to Pass a $4 Trillion Green Economic Stimulus Package

The Green Party of the United States is calling for President Biden and Congress to provide $2.7 trillion annually for a Green New Deal economic stimulus to “reboot the economy and transition the country to a 100% renewable energy system with zero emissions by 2030.”

The Greens are also calling for Biden to formally declare a climate emergency and to invest an additional $1.4 trillion annually to implement an Economic Bill of Rights.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: New Auto Safety Report Demands Biden Strengthen Federal Programs Now

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, published the following editorial yesterday on his website Nader.org.

Today the New York Times rediscovered its previous auto safety news beat that blossomed in the 1960s after my book, Unsafe at Any Speed (1965) caused an uproar in Detroit.… Read more ...

L. Neil Smith: Twitterpurge 2021

L. Neil Smith, acclaimed science fiction novelist, Libertarian writer, and the Libertarian Party of Arizona’s 2000 presidential nominee, posted the following statement on Facebook Sunday.  He personally gave IPR permission to re-post.

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Please bear with me here, I’m going to write of things I know practically nothing about.… Read more ...

Jo Jorgensen: Thank You for Everything

Jo Jorgensen sent the following message and fundraising pitch yesterday to her email subscribers:

I want to thank you for all of the support you’ve given me during this campaign.

There’s simply no way I could have done this without you.

Unfortunately, either Donald Trump or Joe Biden will “serve” the next four years in the White House.… Read more ...

AIP Nominates Rocky De La Fuente/Kanye West Ticket; Darcy Richardson Responds

Earlier today the California ballot-qualified American Independent Party (AIP) nominated Reform Party and Alliance Party presidential nominee Rocky De La Fuente for president and rapper Kanye West for vice president.  According to Ballot Access News, the decision was unanimous save for one abstention among twenty delegates.   Even though Prohibition Party presidential nominee Phil Collins had won the party’s nonbinding presidential primary in March, De La Fuente, who finished second in the primary, paid AIP vice chairman Mark Seidenberg cash, according to FEC records, which likely improved his chances of winning the nomination.… Read more ...

Jo Jorgensen: Here’s What I Think about Kamala Harris – Joe Biden Just Made a Fatal Campaign Mistake

2020 Libertarian presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen sent the following message today to email subscribers concerning presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s decision to select Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate. 

Joe Biden is making the worst mistake of his Presidential campaign today.

Kamala Harris is officially his selection for Vice President.… Read more ...

Trump Denies Asking Republicans to Help Kanye West Attain Ballot Access

During today’s White House News Conference, President Donald Trump was asked whether he advised Republican officials to assist rapper Kanye West in attaining ballot access in certain states.  Trump denied any involvement or knowledge of West’s ballot access efforts but appeared interested in the outcome.

Trump spoke highly of West and West’s wife Kim Kardashian, who has worked with Trump on criminal justice reform and granting clemency to those serving excessive prison sentences. … Read more ...