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U.S. Doesn’t Need A President Who Hides His Agenda From Voters

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Last Thursday, Joe Biden told voters “you’ll know my position on court-packing the day after the election,” which could not be a more clear statement that the Democratic presidential candidate is concealing an important point because he knows it will hurt him politically. What else is he hiding from voters?

Not only has Biden refused to say if he will or won’t crowd the Supreme Court with left-wing jurists, he’s condescendingly said voters have no right to know what his plans are.

“Well sir, don’t the voters deserve to know” if he will pack the court, “the no. 1 thing I’ve been asked about from viewers in the past couple of days,” a Las Vegas reporter asked him last week.

“No, they don’t,” responded Biden.

Packing the court doesn’t sit well with voters. They’re smart enough to know it would result in an arms race with both parties adding seats to the court each time they gained control of the White House and held majorities in both congressional chambers, and that a bloated, see-sawing Supreme Court would lose legitimacy and “thus unable to check the power of the other branches.”

Even through their rage, Democrats recognize voters’ concerns. So it’s no surprise Biden tried to diffuse the issue on Monday. At an Ohio campaign stop, he said “I’m not a fan of court packing.” It was an empty gesture, however, because he immediately added “I don’t want to get off on that whole issue,” meaning that he’s still hiding his plans.

“I want to keep focused,” the Obama vice president said. “The president will love nothing better than to fight about whether or not I would in fact pack the court or not pack the court.”

Biden has the power to stop the fight by simply saying “I will not pack the Supreme Court of the United States.” That would end it.

But he won’t. Neither will his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris.

It’s almost amusing – and would be if the media didn’t give credibility to everything Democrats say no matter how obviously false – to hear the Democrats’ playground argument that President Donald Trump is trying to “pack” the Supreme Court by nominating Amy Coney Barrett to the bench. He’s simply fulfilling his constitutional duty, same as Barack Obama did in 2016 when he named Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The Democrats’ lust for power, though, and their raw, deranged hatred for Trump, has created a toxic environment in which they will say anything. 

We admit most of Biden’s positions are out in the open. The country knows, pushed by socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and subversive New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, that he’s moved from the left to the radical left, which is home to today’s Democratic Party.

But if he’ll hide his plans on a highly controversial issue, then what other plans would he conceal? Does he have a secret agenda for eliminating the Electoral College? We know he supports statehood for Puerto Rico. Is he sitting on a scheme to bring it and Washington, D.C., into the union to ensure an even bigger, and longer-lasting Democratic majority in the capital?

Our republic was designed to be open and transparent. When a candidate for the highest office in the land, the most powerful post in the world, says only after he’s elected will he tell us how he will proceed on an issue deserves a hard rejection from voters. So does his entire party.

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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  • This election is all about Trump vs. not Trump. Biden is only an afterthought.

  • Considering Trump has lied over and over and over, including knowing COVID-19 was potentially devastating but saying it would soon be over and saying he would have a replacement for Obamacare that would take care of every American, are you saying we need a President who tells you lies about his policies more than one who won’t lie but won’t reveal all?
    I can’t agree.

    • Trump never lied about Covid. He acted promptly to restrict travel from the epicenter of the disease, he began acquiring medical equipment, and he encouraged Americans not to overreact. Mickey C is just spouting socialist talking points.
      Biden is an unashamed liar. If you’ve never seen the video of him lying to voters about his law school performance, you should really take a look. He received an “F” in a class for plagiarism, and he graduated near the bottom of his class: 76 out of 85:
      Not sure what there is to like about Biden? Green New Deal? Fracking ban? Gun confiscation?
      Maybe it’s the “fried cadaver” look you find appealing. Whatever.

    • Recent lies Biden has told:

      He lied when he said Trump didn’t mention the Covid-19 virus during the State of the Union speech(which matters because Joe is trying to say Trump was slow to respond).

      He lied about fracking. First he said he would ‘end fossil fuels;’ then he said he would support fracking. Can’t have it both ways; fracking is definitely in the ‘fossil fuel’ category.

      He says that he called for masks before Trump did. Well, not so much. Biden was doing open campaign rallies as late as the tenth of March, and he didn’t begin wearing a mask himself until the White House Task Force recommended doing so. Biden has been behind the curve on this, not ahead of it.

      He lied about Trump not condemning white supremacists. Trump has, many times, including in the remarks he made after Charlottesville.

      He lied about supporting the green new deal. He said during the debate that he does not, but it’s on his web site that he regards it as the framework upon which his environmental policy will be built. Ad his VP certainly supports it; she was one of the sponsors of the original bill.

      If you want to vote for Biden anyway, that’s certainly tour right. But don’t say he doesn’t tell policy lies and Trump does. Biden lies like every career politician I know of-almost every time he opens his mouth.

  • What we don’t need is four more years of that lying no account ,Donald Trump.

  • It’s funny that Joe thinks that by refusing to answer he’s answering anything other than YES!

  • Joe Biden goes wherever the political winds blow him. They are blowing hard toward Marxism on the Democrat side of the isle. The choice is easy. We recover our American system where The People are sovereign, or we slide into tyranny from which we may never recover without re-fighting the American Revolution.

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