Another day, another instance of Joe Biden sticking his foot in his mouth. This time it’s a doozy. Biden was trying to whitewash Obama’s legacy while giving an interview to CNN when he outrageously claimed that President Obama would not have allowed Russian election interference to happen on their watch. Dude… it literally happened on your watch with Obama. Russia meddled in the election, they just didn’t get anywhere with it and Trump had nothing to do with it… but it all happened while you guys were still in office.
It’s hard to fathom that even Joe Biden could be this moronic. He appears to be lying… trying to rewrite history and hoping that nobody confronts him on it. Either that or good old Joe is playing tiddly-winks with dementia. Considering Biden’s propensity to show just how dumb he really is, I would say idiocy and dementia make a bad mix and are a real possibility here.
From The Washington Examiner:
“CNN’s Chris Cuomo kicked things off by noting that President Trump “says he’s gotten NATO to give in more money for their defense because of his tactics.”
“Oh, come on, man,” Biden scoffed indignantly. “And by the way, the idea that NATO thinks — let me put it this way: If he wins reelection, I promise you, there’ll be no NATO in four years, or five years.”
“Cuomo asked, “You think there’ll be no more NATO if he’s reelected?”
“No more NATO,” said Biden.
“The 2020 Democratic front-runner then veered off.
“Look at what’s happening with Putin,” said Biden. “While he — while Putin is trying to undo our elections, he is undoing elections in Europe. Look what’s happening in Hungary. Look what’s happening in Poland.”
“He added, “Look what’s happening. Do you think that would happen on my watch or Barack’s watch? You can’t answer that, but I promise you, it wouldn’t have, and it didn’t.”’
"If [Trump] wins reelection, I promise you, there'll be no NATO in four years, or five years," Joe Biden says about President Trump pursuing relationships with North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Russia's Vladimir Putin over US allies. pic.twitter.com/6ZlU1Pwkng
— New Day (@NewDay) July 5, 2019
Wow… that’s certainly a different version of reality than the rest of us have been living for the last two years. Russia has had its mitts in our elections for decades. They will always try to interfere and cause havoc in that arena as long as they can get away with it.
Even political scientists Lucan Ahmad Way and Adam Casey explained this last year for the Washington Post’s the Monkey Cage blog:
“Shortly after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Russia began to interfere in elections of the countries that had been part of the U.S.S.R. Many observers have argued that Russia sought to promote authoritarianism. In fact, its goal wasn’t primarily to undermine democracy but to support pro-Russian candidates. Indeed, in some cases, as in Ukraine in 1994, Russia inadvertently bolstered pluralism by trying to undermine anti-Russian autocrats.
“Russian interference also frequently failed. Despite Russia’s power in the region, only four of 11 cases of interference turned out in Russia’s favor. Only once — in Ukraine in 1994 — is there plausible evidence that Russian intervention was decisive. There, Russian television gave the pro-Russian opposition candidate for Ukraine’s presidency significant media exposure that he would have otherwise lacked.”
VIDEO – Biden: Russia Election Interference Wouldn’t Have Happened ‘On My Watch and Barack’s Watch’ https://t.co/rk0yY9tbkc
— Grabien (@GrabienMedia) July 5, 2019
And don’t overlook Russia’s post-2014 efforts to disrupt national elections, which Way and Casey call the “second wave”:
“In the past three years, Russian interference has expanded into such countries as the United States, Germany, France and Britain, among others. These efforts have ranged widely. For instance, to prevent Montenegro from joining NATO, the Kremlin likely sponsored an October 2016 coup attempt. In a number of European countries, Russia helped fund far-right parties such as the National Front in the run-up to France’s 2017 election. Russia waged disinformation campaigns in other countries. In the United States’ 2016 election, that included creating fake Facebook accounts that may have reached as many as 126 million Americans; disseminating leaked emails and fake documents to WikiLeaks; and launching cyberattacks targeting state voting registration systems. And in Norway and Germany, Russia launched phishing attacks against parties and campaigns.”
Special counsel Robert Mueller and the U.S. intelligence community have concluded also that Russian interference in the 2016 American presidential election specifically dates back to the Obama administration. So, you see… what Biden is claiming is ridiculous in the extreme. And talk about a lack of self-awareness on Biden’s part. Whoo-boy!
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 5, 2019
As TheBlaze put it, “Joe Biden’s latest head-scratching comment is the result of either an incredibly selective memory, alarming forgetfulness, or blatant lying on the topic of Russian election interference.” That sums it up very nicely and accurately.
Biden just keeps stepping in it. Everything from his touchy-feely ways with women and girls, to his disastrous debate with Kamala Harris on segregation. Sleepy Joe is a political trainwreck. I would not be surprised if this tanks Biden for good. No big loss. ‘Pants on fire’ indeed.
Who wants to tell him? https://t.co/jMzRZaWBJU
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) July 5, 2019
It literally happened on your watch. https://t.co/oTywyMi8I7
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) July 5, 2019