Jack Cross hit the nail right on the head ("Newspaper has shown bias against President Trump," The Daily News, April 3). Jack is usually right on his views.

I can’t figure out what the problem is with how Joe Biden acts. I see a lot of men hug ladies (including me), and I'm sure it’s done in friendship — and not what the far left is claiming. In fact, Biden is the only Democrat I would vote for out of all who are signing up to run.

If being friendly keeps you out of politics, I would never have won four elections for county commissioner.

Quit apologizing and run. Don’t quit being a friendly man.

Eddie Janek

Galveston

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Carlos Ponce

Poor Uncle Joe!
If a person feels his or her personal space is being violated, he or she should speak up. Joe Biden continued his behavior because no one ever suggested this behavior was wrong or inappropriate. Were they silent because of his position? Eventually it became that but initially someone should have told him "no" or "stop". References to his behavior being "creepy" go back decades.
I'm not against displays of affection but such behavior should have its limits.
No more hair sniffing, Uncle Joe!

Bailey Jones

Here's a very simple test for any politician, or coworker. If it's not something you would do to a guy, don't do it to a gal.

Carlos Ponce

Bailey, I hope your "test" does not apply to butt slapping in sports. And yes, there are some females on predominantly male sports squads such as football and baseball.

Bailey Jones

Good point, Carlos. I should add, "and vice versa".

Emile Pope

Facts show a bias against trump...

Rusty Schroeder

That is correct Emile.

Dalton Logan

It's about time you recognized it.[thumbup]

Gary Miller

Popeisms are not facts. A January poll indicated 17% of Democrats, 64 % of independents and 92 % of Republicans support Trump. Are you claiming most Trump supporters don't like him?

Rusty Schroeder

It's the closest thing Emile has said that comes close to the truth or a fact in months. There is a bias against Trump, media and democratic congress men and women stoke it daily. Chuck Todd and the 3 New Amigas of the House come to mind.

Jarvis Buckley

Many pictures of him kissing on the lips , hands around waist , letting his hand slide down the lady's back. Scaring that little girl in White House .
He's a predictor. Talks vulgar, like Hillary making money off of his position in government for himself &
family members. I'm sure the socialists will give him a pass.

Bailey Jones

"I'm sure the socialists will give him a pass" - you really don't know any socialists, do you, Jarvis? But yes, the main stream middle aged middle of the road moderates will give him a pass.

Don Schlessinger

If you support the left's idea of Democratic Socialism you're a Socialist. For a review Find out the significance of September 1, 1939 and the advancement of the German Democratic Socialist Party. It'll give you an idea of where America might be going.

Bailey Jones

Or, instead of invoking Godwin, I could just look at the political platforms of every candidate running for president, and rationally judge whether or not I agree with them, and not worry about what Republican strategists choose to label them - because all of them will be called "socialist" - it's how you scare a conservative.

George Croix

You think conservatives are scared of 'socialists'.......?
I mean, really, like, afraid of them.....?
Or, possibly, just put off, if not amazed, by anyone who'd profess to be one?
???[smile][unsure][innocent]

Gary Scoggin

Conservatives may not be afraid of Socialists. But they should be afraid of demographics.

George Croix

I'd question why, Gary?
Are the 'demographics' unhappy with all time low unemployment numbers for them?
Are they unhappy that millions of their numbers are no longer on food stamps?
Are they unhappy with enforcing the nation's immigration laws?
Are they unhappy that their kids just might have a better opportunity for a more prosperous future than under what was the 'new normal'....

Well, yeah...no doubt good news in those areas is anathema for some folks....
They are a significant part of the problem....imo.....
Buit, not all....the noisiest get the attention....the smartest are not fooled by them.....

Gary Scoggin

Not advocating,just explaining here....

Many younger voters look at how wealth is becoming more concentrated in America. They look at a broken health care system. They look at the how many graduate from college with hugh debts. They look at how many old, white guys talk about people of color, about immigrants, about people that are different. (I am an old white guy, so I get this.) They look at a country where kids still go to bed hungry. They look at the threat of climate change and the unwillingness of many to face that challenge. They look at scores of other similar things.

Younger voters look at the world with different values and through different eyes than people of our generation. Love it or hate it, it is different.

The danger is that this disaffection can lead to embracing s fantasy solutions like the Green New Deal. (This is not too different than than the fantasy held by some that a big wall on the Southern border will solve all of our nation's problems.)

The Republcans of today can try to understand these changes or deny these changes are real and try to rationalize these concerns away. They do the latter at their long-term peril.

Carlos Ponce

"Many younger voters look at how wealth is becoming more concentrated in America.'
Curious to know "how many". When I taught, my students looked at people of wealth and thought, " I could do that, too!" Some of them looked at professional sports careers. My student, Randy Hymes, made the NFL. There were other students who became doctors, lawyers. And there are those who tried a scheme to get their wealth and wound up in trouble. I never heard one of them talk about the "unfair distribution of wealth" in this country.
Ask a college student if he or she believes in sharing wealth. If they answer "yes" ask how much of their GPA they are willing to give to the less fortunate student. They answer, "No way! I worked hard and studied long hours to keep my GPA up!" And those who say, "Good idea! Since I'm barely passing someone can give me their points! Gimme, Gimme, Gimme!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCPcM8GlptM

Gary Scoggin

Yes, we've all heard the old story about the GPA. It impresses almost no one under the age of 60. How many is many? I don't know. I do know about young people I talk to, which is quite a few. I know what I read, what I hear. I know what polling says. I make a concentrated effort to learn about and try to understand this. I could be wrong, but I doubt I'm wrong by much.

The world is a much different place than when we were young and growing up in that world is a much different experience than we underwent. We can deny that or accept that. But we can't change that.

Carlos Ponce

" It impresses almost no one under the age of 60."
Those kids on the video looked under 60 to me!

Bailey Jones

George - I'm just following the logic. Political strategy (on both sides, but especially on the right) is to use fear to motivate the base. Political strategists have been pushing the "socialist" label exponentially lately. Therefore "socialist" scares conservatives - they wouldn't be using it otherwise. You can see it in the comments here everyday. The truth is, there are no socialists in American politics in the classic sense - people who want to nationalize industry, do central planning, etc, - all the things that Cuba, Russia, Venezuela, etc., have proven over and over to be really stupid. What you do find here are people who realize that capitalism isn't the answer to all of our country's problems (healthcare*, for example), and that unrestrained capitalism comes with its own set of problems that need to be addressed. And because that is actually a rational and reasonable conversation worth having, "socialists" and "communists" are the talking points coming from the right's talking heads. You can go to wikipedia and find every program and policy that Bernie Sanders, for example, has ever supported, and I'd be happy to discuss them with you. Labels aren't of much use. (* healthcare because capitalism only works well when you have a market with 1) meaningful competition, and 2) when both buyer and seller are free to walk away from the deal - and neither of these conditions hold for healthcare)

Carlos Ponce

" Political strategy (on both sides, but especially on the right) is to use fear to motivate the base."
You mean "the world will end in 12 years" is just political strategy used to motivate the Leftist base???
Even Leftist AP didn'y buy that one.

Gary Scoggin

Carlos. Is there a media source other than Fox News that you don’t consider “leftist”?

George Croix

Bailey, it helps to keep in mind that in Texas a 'Coke' is a generic term for ANY soft drink......except the only REAL soft drink, cold Diet Coke, of course.
'Socialist' is often used by a LOT of people the same way, one-size-fits-all-left-of-left-liberals, and to describe anyone who thinks it's a good idea to rob Peter to give to Paul, to reward low productivity and initiative with OPM, for DC to pick out winners and losers by virtue of color, or 'orientation' or any of a shopping list of Pc terms and conditions, etc.
I don't know anybody who CARES about the political specifics of socialism, just the general tendency in that direction. Which is both undeniable, and inevitable, if the current crop of 'resisting' 'progressive' headcases (my term, meant with every smidgen of due respect to them.....) announced as Democrat candidates for their Party nomination to run for the Presidency is any indication at all.
And, it is.
But, that's just me.....

Gary Scoggin

George... to your point. Calling a Dr. Pepper a "Coke" does not make it a Coke. It's still a Dr Pepper. Also, calling a lberal, or even a moderate, a "socialist" does not make that person a socialist. While many on this forum understand the difference between a Dr Pepper and a Coke, i don't think everyone here understands the difference between a liberal and a socialist.

George Croix

"...i don't think everyone here understands the difference between a liberal and a socialist."
Gary, now THAT is straight up no double talk fact, as I see it, also. I agree.
One most certainly CAN be liberal, without being socialist.
Heck, even I think Social Security and Medicare are GOOD ideas, the former troubled mainly due to dishonest politicians all around unable to be trusted with a 'trust fund' and the latter with dishonest scammers both using and charging for services.
BUT it's back to that a 'Coke' is a 'Coke' thing. It's just generic terminology.
Like when somebody says 'hey, guys' to a bunch of women, for instance. They are not guys any more than that Dr. Pepper is a Coke, but........
Example:
I don't REALLY consider a single one of the currently announced Democrat candidates for their Party's nomination to the Presidency to be a Socialist.
I think they're all...each one....simply nuttier than a fruitcake, and terrified that the country's success will cost them political power....
[beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam]

Bailey Jones

Spot on, Gary. Let's talk policy, not labels. If conservatives want to eliminate social security and Medicare - we can have that conversation. If they want to eliminate FEMA and government support to rebuild after natural disasters, we can talk about that. We can talk about eliminating public schools, libraries, parks, farm subsidies, our highway system, our veterans hospitals (heck, our whole military), police and fire departments, museums, prisons, public beaches, street lights, public monuments, hurricane tracking, Coast Guard rescue, space exploration - anything that carries the socialist stench of "taking money from one group of people to benefit another". That's the conversation I want to have. But please, let's stop with the "socialist" stuff.

Jarvis Buckley

Emile started out as a normal day today . Wet & muggy. Then I saw your comment regarding bias against
Our President. I'll tell you I almost spilled my coffee.
As the liberals , socialist & never Trumpsters are having a feeding frenzy. Over nothing burgers.
I have to say your comment was refreshing. Emile America is doing so well. Thank you for your positive
comment acknowledging bias agains our President.

George Croix

I'm a little old fashioned, I guess.
Some guy sticks his unsolicited nose in my wifes or daughters or granddaughters hair or starts rubbing their shoulders or other handsyness, I'm going to do my best to ...uh...discourage them from ever doing so again...
If he jokes about it later, we'll repeat until attitude improves....
Just 'Uncle Joe'..?
Just 'affectionate'...?
Sure...
Always the double standard for the usual suspects.....

Paula Flinn

My Message to Joe Biden: Don’t Run for President!
You are a big “creepy” distraction that won’t go away, if you run. It will be worse than Hillary’s emails. Stay home. The Dems have enough candidates. It’s not all about you!
JMHO

Miceal O'Laochdha

Joe Biden is now, in my humble opinion, the target of a conspiracy by assorted female democrats to damage him as a front runner for their nomination. They hope to enhance the weak positions of the inexperienced women seeking to leap-frog to the front and score the nomination which they consider to be their due. Nothing could be better named than "Me To''. No one wants to be left out. Count on lots of feigned distress at his behavior from both sides of the political divide.

Paula Flinn

Well, if the shoe fits....He is a grown man. He should know better. It’s called “Me Too.”

Carlos Ponce

Ever heard the expression, "dirty old old man"? Nothing new here. Everyone should set personal boundaries and respond when those boundaries are crossed. Joe Biden continued because no one said "no" or gave him a good slap to the face.

Miceal O'Laochdha

It's called BS. Politically expedient BS that will assure 4 more years for the current Administration. My old Aunt Bridget used to hug everyone pressed to her ample bosom, and she smelled of tea leaves and turf smoke...scarred for life! ME TOO!

George Croix

Miceal, to the extent that such behavior has become a common tactic of the Left (albeit usually to hurt the OTHER side's people...) I'd say you are exactly right that such is in play right now.
BUT, a BIG difference is we are not just looking at someone on TV speaking innuendo and tossing unproven claims at another while 'protesters' yammer and scream about allegations from 30 years ago with zero corroboration...we're watching actual video of the accused DOING what he's accused of....
Gonna be hard for him to discount that, other than his automatic discount from the usual suspects.....

Gary Scoggin

It amuses me to see President Trump supporters taking a negative position on this. At least Biden didn’t grab anybody by........

George Croix

We have yet to look at Biden's actions PRE public office holder, Gary.
I bet that's in the works, though, right now......film at 11:00 [wink][beam]
A few of us might note some distinction.
Even the ones who said their man associating with a guy who bombed Police stations and bragged about it and regretted not doing more was not a problem because that was BEFORE he was elected President.....
perspective.........[whistling]

Gary Scoggin

Biden has been in politics so long that pre-public office puts him in Junior High. We’d have to give him the Beto treatment.

George Croix

Is eating dirt sufficient......??[beam]
Maybe make him gesticulate like O'Rourke.....that should cause his aging arms to dislocate, then he couldn't be Mr. Pheelemup for a while......[innocent]

Steve Fouga

I'd like for him to run. I want to see the public debate. President Trump has already set a ridiculously low standard for violations of personal space and attitude towards women, so nothing Biden has done is truly disqualifying from that standpoint. Creepy, yes. Disqualifying, no.

It's probably happened before, but wouldn't it be weird if the candidate most popular in his own party, and also viewed as most competitive to win a general election, didn't even participate in the primaries?

Carlos Ponce

How to handle Joe Biden:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBP0I3Px6E0

Jarvis Buckley

This is a case of socialists & MSM going after Biden to get him out of the way for More progressive candidates. Soon they will go after
Bernie Sanders. Mark my word.
Beto is the annointed one.

Don Schlessinger

I'm thinking that too. IMO Beto is a scary Socialist, left of Bernie.

Don Schlessinger

Bailey, ref your 5:36pm comment: No one in the Republican party will call themselves Socialists, they do admit to being Capitalist though. A significant number of your leftist candidates proudly label themselves as Socialist.

Jarvis Buckley

I will be the first to admit I was born a conservative & yes the fact that a socialist could actually become President . No matter how slim the chances scares me. It should scare every reasonable person.

Gary Scoggin

To quote a wise man, "George Croix Apr 8, 2019 6:28pm
You think conservatives are scared of 'socialists'.......?
I mean, really, like, afraid of them.....? "

George Croix

No reason to be scared.
Our side has all the guns and toxic masculinity.....we are told.....[unsure][whistling][rolleyes]

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