Skip to comments.The Beltway Bidens: Creepy, crooked, and NOT just like us
Posted on 05/31/2019 8:07:49 AM PDT by xzins
Now that Creepy Joe Biden thinks he has put to rest all the cringy questions about his grabby hands, he has reverted to one of his old-time shticks: middle-class Joe. Champion of the masses. Hero of the hoi polloi. A six-term U.S. senator and two-term vice president, which equates to 44 back-slapping, log-rolling, favor-trading years in Washington, this decrepit Beltway swamp-dweller wants flyover Americans to believe that hes really just like you and me.
To which I can only reply with one hearty syllable: HA!
Reality-based reporting and informed commentary since the rollout of Biden 2020 has rightly focused on the Biden familys ideological and interest-conflicted dalliances with Ukraine and China. But lets first start with a reminder about elite Biden privilege closer to home.
Robert Hunter Biden, youngest son of the veep creep, secured a prestigious direct commission to the U.S. Naval Reserves in 2012 as a public affairs officer. The program recruits civilians without prior military service who have special skills that are critical to sustaining military operations. Biden the youngers primary qualification for the cushy part-time job was his last name. The power of nepotism came in handy when Bidenspawn was forced to seek not one, but two waivers, to nail down the gig.
Ordinary applicants have to meet age restrictions (under 40 at the time he sought the position, now 42). He was 43. Then hapless Hunter needed a second waiver to get a pass for prior cocaine use. Granted! Only six public affairs officers received such direct appointments from the Navy Reserves that year. Amazing, isnt it, that there wasnt a single other applicant in America (population: 327 million) with a clean drug history and proper age eligibility to take the slot.
But for all that string-pulling effort, Hunter Biden barely served a year. After testing positive for wait for it cocaine during a random drug test, he was discharged quietly in February 2014. The hush-hush deal, undisclosed until a whistleblower told The Wall Street Journal eight months later, was yet another perk of Biden patronage. So was his immunity from any investigation or review of his law license by the Connecticut bar. And so, too, was his quick career bounce back.
A month after his humiliating discharge from our military, Bidens coke-abusing party boy was appointed to the board of director of Ukraines largest private gas producer, Burisma Holdings, owned by a powerful Russian government sympathizer, who had fled to Russia that year. Its also the same company a top Ukranian prosecutor was investigating for corruption before he was fired at the behest of Papa Biden, according to Joe himself, who bragged about threatening to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine during a Council of Foreign Relations speech in 2018.
After reporting earlier this month that Ukrainian officials are still probing the shady company and its dealings with Baby Biden, The Hills John Solomon proposed pointed questions for the Democratic presidential front-runner: Was it appropriate for your son and his firm to cash in on Ukraine while you served as point man for Ukraine policy? What work was performed for the money Hunter Bidens firm received? Did you know about the Burisma probe (and) should you have recused yourself?
Similar queries apply to Hunter Bidens other position at investment firm Rosemont Seneca, which snagged a $1 billion deal in 2013 with the Commie-run Bank of China, first reported by investigative author Peter Schweizer, just days after Daddy B had met with Chinas president Xi Jinping.
As I catalogued in Culture of Corruption more than a decade ago, name-trading and favor-extracting are the story of Hunter the Privileged and Joe the Enablers lives:
Hunters first job, acquired after Joe Biden won his 1996 Senate reelection bid in Delaware, was with MBNA, the credit card conglomerate and top campaign finance donor to then Sen. Biden. The elder Biden secured his custom-built, multimillion-dollar house in Delawares ritziest Chateau Country with the help of a leading MBNA corporate executive. Biden went on to carry legislative water for MBNA in the Senate for years.
Hunter became a founding partner in the lobbying firm of Oldaker, Biden and Belair in 2002. William Oldaker was Papa Bidens former fundraiser, campaign treasurer and general counsel. Under Oldakers tutelage, Hunter lobbied for drug companies, universities and other deep-pocketed clients to the tune of nearly $4 million billed to the company by 2007.
Hunter held a top position at Paradigm Global Advisors, a hedge fund holding company founded with the veeps brother, James, and marketed by convicted finance fraudster Allen Stanford. Hunter oversaw half a billion dollars of client money invested in hedge funds while remaining a D.C. lobbyist. The ill-fated venture went bust amid nasty fraud lawsuits.
Hunter also served on the board of directors of taxpayer-subsidized Amtrak, for which his father secured a $53 billion high-speed train initiative.
I challenge middle-class Joe and his moocher son to find a rank-and-file union members child who has enjoyed such spectacular career success and largesse.
The Beltway Bidens: Not just creepy but also crooked. And most definitely still not like us.
How many think Biden will be the eventual democrat nominee?
Thanks to Bon mots for the above.
The same year, it emerged that Hunter Biden was in a relationship with his late brother Beau's widow, Hallie.
Hunter Biden separated from Kathleen five months after Beau's death from brain cancer at age 46 in May 2015.
Hunter then married Beau's widow......now after two years of marriage, they announce they're divorcing.
James Biden isnt a big name in the business of residential housing development, so what exactly qualifies him to work at a construction company and share in the winnings of a $1.5 billion project to build affordable homes in Iraq? If you said it has something to do with his last name, the one shared by his older brother Vice President Joe Biden, you wouldnt be far off. At least thats the guess of some Wall Street analysts who cover the Marlton, NJ-based company Hill International and think theyve seen yet another sordid tale of crony capitalism.
Hill has been around for decades; its main business is managing construction projects in the Middle East and here in America. Its built a good reputation over the years, as has the father-son team who run it, Irv and David Richter. But the bursting of the real-estate bubble took its toll; Hill shares are down 80 percent since 2008. Since 2011, the company has reported losses. Its Middle East business has also been stymied by the Arab Spring uprisings; in Libya alone, Hill is out $60 million in payments that its still trying to recover.
But it got some good news not long after its housing subsidiary hired James Biden as an executive vice president in late 2010. Just six months later, Hill won one of its biggest contracts ever, a $1.5 billion deal to build at least 100,000 affordable homes in Iraq. A good deal for Hill, a relative newcomer to building homes and for James Biden, who as one partner will get a good share of that $1.5 billion.
The deal is contingent on the Iraqi government providing financing, which it has yet to do, but Hill execs tell analysts the money could start flowing by the end of the year. Thats when everyone involved, James Biden included, will start collecting on tens of millions of dollars in profits.
One friend of James Bidens estimates his net worth at around $7 million, yet he seems to have a remarkable lack of concrete business experience. An attorney whos done work for him called him a serial entrepreneur, but didnt name the startups he was responsible for. Hill chief Irv Richter called Biden a good salesman and the firms Web site describes 40 years of experience dealing with principals in business, political, legal and financial circles across the nation and internationally.
(James Biden also had a relatively short and somewhat controversial run as a co-owner of a hedge-fund company with Joes son Hunter. The company, as it turns out, was marketed by companies controlled by now convicted Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford. Neither Biden was charged, but the fund company is now winding down its operations.)
No, James Bidens obvious value comes from his connection to the Obama administration. Richter assures me that James ties to Joe played no part in landing the plum assignment in Iraq or any of the other government-related jobs Hill has received recently.
Really? Connect these dots: Both the Iraqi government and the Obama State Department played roles in helping Hill win the assignment, Richter concedes. And Joe Biden is President Obamas point man on Iraq a country where people expect politicians families to be taken care of.
Also key is TRAC Development, a South Korean firm that won the master contract for the Iraq work. And huh! James Biden and his wife were guests of President Obama and Michelle for last Octobers state dinner honoring the president of South Korea, Lee Myung-bak. All one big coincidence?
Well, Richter insists that, while Bidens name and connections might open doors when government business is on the line, that doesnt guarantee success. If he had the name Obama, he would get in the door easier, Richter joked. During this months vice-presidential debate, Joe Biden told Americans to just ignore all that stimulus money that went to administration-connected failures like Solyndra. Crony capitalism, he insisted, hardly exists with Joe Biden and Barack Obama watching the store.
Maybe thats why the veep, after making that dopey statement, was laughing so much that night.
Charles Gasparino is a Fox Business Network senior correspondent.
Hunter has been an issue for Sleepy Uncle Joe for a long time. Well into his 40's now, he's showing no inclination to growing up.
Statements made by is now ex-wife during their separation:
....Throughout the parties separation Mr. Biden has created financial concerns for the family by spending extravagantly on his own interests (including drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs, and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations), while leaving the family with no funds to pay legitimate bills, Kathleen says of Hunter in the filing..."
Thanks. How far from the tree does any fruit fall?
Statements made by his now ex-wife during their separation:
....Throughout the parties separation Mr. Biden has created financial concerns for the family by spending extravagantly on his own interests (including drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs, and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations), while leaving the family with no funds to pay legitimate bills, Kathleen says of Hunter in the filing...”
It appears that the Biden Family has a phd from the Clintons on how to raise semi and totally illegal, mass sums of money from both foreign and American companies and individuals.
“....Throughout the parties separation Mr. Biden has created financial concerns for the family by spending extravagantly on his own interests (including drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs, and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations), while leaving the family with no funds to pay legitimate bills, Kathleen says of Hunter in the filing...””
So Kathleen had already gone through all of Beaux’s estate, or did Hunter get that for marrying Kathleen?
Not sure what SHE deserves for double-dipping Bidens.
You are terrible!!
Thanks and please keep the Creep Hands Biden Meme’s heading my way.
I start a new job on Monday, so will not be posting much... keep these memes out there as they terrify the left.
Alinsky was big on ridicule, so let’s give them a dose of their own medicine!
Grab all you want from my archive!
The teeth on Biden, HRC, and Pelosi have looked just odd to me for a long time. I realize they’re whitened, etc., but they’re TOO BIG.
This is no different than corrupt 'elites' (read 'white trash liberal grifters) getting their stupid lazy offspring into the 'best universities'... by dropping bribes.
Yep, the DC, Hollywood, and 'elite' way. Liberals cheating to get themselves and their brats ahead of people in flyover who play by the rules. I'm surprised MSNBC hasn't hired Biden's son ... maybe he can make more money 'dealing' with China...
I shared that with family.
2 or 3 systems of justice
2 or 3 systems of opportunity
2 or 3 systems of equality
Don’t let anyone kid us...socialism is neo-aristocracy
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