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Dan Bongino: Sources Say Joe Biden Is Reaching the Point of No Return, Democrats Will Have a Decision to Make

Posted at 2:00 pm on August 2, 2020 by Bonchie

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures while referencing President Donald Trump at a campaign event at the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, July 28, 2020.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Is Joe Biden reaching the point of no return mentally? That’s the word from Dan Bongino, who shared earlier today that he’s hearing from sources close to the situation that Joe Biden is worsening and that Democrats will have a decision to make soon.

Here’s Bongino’s post.

We’ve all seen how hard Biden’s campaign is working to hide his mental degradation. This is a guy who can’t give a short press conference without a list of hand chosen reporters to call on and detailed notes on how to answer basic questions. Absolutely nothing he does anymore is off the cuff, which is why said press conferences only happen ever three to four months. His speeches are short and even his most scripted moments are painful to watch. He’s been doing live streams from his basement and routinely forgets that he’s talking to a recording. Just the other day, he forgot where he was again, a very common theme from many of his public appearances.

There’s no question that his mind is going and that it is having a profound impact on his ability to campaign. Nothing has saved his presidential run more than coronavirus, which has provided a built in excuse to stay out of normal situations candidates usually face. Can you imagine what Biden would be like if he were expected to actually get out every day and campaign? It wouldn’t be pretty.

Given that, I suspect Bongino is on the money here. The only real question is whether the Democrats will try to ride this out through November or if they’ll make a move to a different nominee. The second option is likely difficult, as there’s noway Bernie Sanders would not accept being the nominee given he came in a solid second place. More importantly, there’s noway his super fans would accept that. The idea that Democrats could cast aside Biden and put up Elizabeth Warren or someone similar seems far-fetched to me.

That leads to me to what I think will happen. I think the Democrats simply ride this out. I think they are so arrogant that they believe Biden can win without having to debate and without having to actually campaign to any degree. But let’s say Biden goes on to win. Then what happens? It’s going to become evident soon enough to everyone that they were taken for a ride and handed a candidate incapable of doing the job simply to get rid of Trump. Will voters respond kindly to being deceived? Will they find it acceptable if there’s a bait and switch via whoever the Vice President is after the election? I have my doubts.

What I do know is that this is going to get ugly. If Bongino is right that Biden is rapidly getting worse and if I’m right that the Democrats will ride this out, it’s going to put us in a situation we’ve never faced before.

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Rush Limbaugh: Always Underestimated, Still #1

RUSH: No, course not, I did not forget Android Auto. It wasn’t released yet.

OVERRATED STAFF: Happy anniversary, Rush!

RUSH: All right, yes, that’s right, the anniversary cake, the birthday — You got the cupcake that I like. That you were chintzy about last time, you only got me one. Is there more than one?

DAWN: Yeah, this one’s lemon cream.

RUSH: Lemon. Lemon. Lemon. This program has never been a lemon, so I don’t get the connection. But, at any rate, it’s the 32nd anniversary of the program. Let me hit the Open Line Friday jingle so we can stay on schedule.

JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny South Florida, it’s Open Line Friday!

RUSH: I’m gonna blow out the candle here, folks. There we go. It’s out. Lemon flavored. Is it all the way lemon, the cake and the icing or just the… (interruption) Oh. Lemon cream filling. All right. The 32nd anniversary of the program is actually tomorrow, and I had no idea whether they were gonna do something today or wait ’til Monday. Obviously, they did it today.

We have some audio sound bites from the past. It’s the 32nd. It’s not like it’s the 35th or the 40th so we’re not gonna spend a whole lot of time, but we are gonna go back ’cause there’s some real prescient stuff. Some of the things that I predicted when I was on with Mr. Buckley on Firing Line in the early 1990s, that’s coming up.

And we had fireworks today. Jim Jordan and Dr. Fauci, wait ’til you hear this. If you have wanted pushback, that’s what you’re gonna hear. Jim Jordan was just relentless in dealing with Dr. Fauci today. What a great line (paraphrasing): “Should we cancel the protests or should we get everybody protesting, Dr. Fauci? What should we do here?” It’s fascinating, and you’re going to love hearing it.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Let’s get started with some of the anniversary audio sound bites. We don’t have a lot. It’s an off year. Our 32-year anniversary is tomorrow, 32 years on the same program — and 30 of those years have been spent as the legitimate, genuine, most-listened-to radio talk show in the country, a legitimate number one. I’ve always been underestimated.

I’m one of the many who has. I’m sure many of you in this audience have grown up being underestimated by people in your own family, by friends, by people that know you. And I just want you to know that I am one of those. And my mother had to deal with this when I was in kindergarten. Now, they called kindergarten “the training school” when I was growing up.

The kindergarten was part of the university — well, it wasn’t a university — of Southwest Missouri State College. And the kindergarten up there that we went to is called the training school. I don’t know why. It just was. And my mother told a story of being summoned by one of the training schoolteachers to come in for a conference about her son…

MRS. LIMBAUGH: We had 4- and 5-year-old kindergarten here at the college — you know, “the training school,” they called it — and one day the teacher, who is now gone, had me in for conference, like she did all the parents. She said, “If Rush doesn’t…” She called him Rush. “If Rush doesn’t change his ways, he’ll never grow to be the man his grandfather is or his father.” (laughing)

RUSH: Four years old — 4 years old — and the teacher called her in to tell her, “If…” My name growing up was Rusty. “If Rush doesn’t change his ways,” a 4-year-old… “If Rush doesn’t change his ways, he’ll never be the man his grandfather, certainly not the man his father is.” My mother just laughed it all off. She never bought any of this stuff.

She was not the kind of mother that got worried about this stuff. She just, Yes, sir, yes, sir, three bags full, and I didn’t even know this had happened until she’s telling this story for one of the videos we produced. Now let’s go back. Let’s review a segment of the 60 Minutes profile of me, which happened October 6, 1991

During this portion of the segment on me, this is where they let everybody know that everybody knew I wouldn’t last. Not a chance. I was a flash in the pan, you know, simply a fad.

STEVE KROFT: People have called you a sexist.

RUSH: Right.

KROFT: People have called you a homophobe.

RUSH: Right.

KROFT: Are you?

RUSH: Of course not! I’m none of those things. I am… I am simply someone who views events in life and comments on them. I have my own version of what’s right and wrong.

KROFT: You’ve also been called arrogant and pompous.

RUSH: Well (laughs), I call it confidence. (laughs)

KROFT: (voice over) Wil Williams heads a Rush Limbaugh Task Force for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

RUSH ARCHIVE: I don’t know how more clear it can be…

KROFT: He says Limbaugh is just the latest in a long line of radio and TV hatemongers.

WILLIAMS: The overwhelming majority of the American people are not bigots, and when they find out about Rush Limbaugh types — as they did about Morton Downey Jr. and when they found out about Andrew Dice Clay — they stepped in, and cr… Such people’s careers take a dive.

KROFT: And you think that’s what will happen to Rush Limbaugh?

WILLIAMS: I think so.

RUSH: In. His. Dreams.

KROFT: It’s not going to happen?

RUSH: In. His. Dreams.

RUSH: But, you see, this is 1991. This is three years after the program began. Look what happened. “People call you a sexist! People call you a homophobe! People call you a bigot! Are you?” “No, of course not.” Prior to 1988 when this program started, nobody ever, ever accused me of any of those things. Nobody thought any of those things.

Nobody who knew me thought I hated anybody. In fact, people who knew me thought I ought to be suspicious of more people than I was, that I was too trusting, that I didn’t recognize enemies that I had out there. And I said, “I don’t want to go through life that way.” But this is 60 Minutes in 1991. So this is 31 years ago — or 30 years ago — and nothing has changed.

Nothing’s changed. If you’re conservative, it’s obligatory racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe. Now, up next, this is a (we got time to squeeze it in) 22-second montage of all of the contrived controversies over these 32 years. Dozens of times the Drive-By Media, dozens of times the Democrat Party thought they had finally done it, they had found a way to get rid of me — or that I had stepped in it.

I had created my own controversy. I’d created my own mistakes. And I was finished. I was done. And, of course, still here. Thirty-two years later, I’m still here — and, of course, you know why? It’s real simple. These people in the media did not make me. They’re not the reason you began to listen. I am. If I was the product of media hype, then they could kill me. They could take me out.

But they had nothing to do with it. In fact, from the moment I started my national program in 1988, they did try to do great damage to me and the program. I have never been a beneficiary of media buzz or hype. It’s always been a negative. So here is a montage of the various controversies over the years and the things people have said that they were just convinced I was either guilty or finished. Listen.

TED KOPPEL: (December 8, 1993) Rush Limbaugh, to the left, he is sort of like an aching tooth: They can’t stand him, but they can’t leave him alone.

BRIAN WILLIAMS: (March 1, 2012) A growing firestorm over comments made by Rush Limbaugh.

ROBIN ROBERTS: (March 1, 2012) That huge firestorm developing after Rush Limbaugh’s controversial comments.

BILL CLINTON (aboard Air Force One): (June 24, 1994) After I get off the radio today, with you, Rush Limbaugh will have three hours to say whatever he wants. And there’s no truth detector.

DREW PINSKY: (March 9, 2012) Rush Limbaugh found himself on the hot seat last week.

CAROL COSTELLO: (October 20, 2009) Rush Limbaugh. Influential, sure. But powerful? Some say even with Limbaugh’s vast audience… No!

JAKE TAPPER: (March 1, 2012) Condemn Limbaugh’s remarks.

LISA SYLVESTER: (March 5, 2012) The National Organization for Women are demanding that Clear Channel pull him off the air altogether.

BOB NOVAK: (October 4, 2003) Heaven help us if they think they caused Rush’s demise.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: (March 2, 2012) A big controversy brewing right now in Washington, Rush Limbaugh on the attack.

PHIL DONAHUE: Feminazis? Feminists are Nazis?

SARA SIDNER: (February 6, 2020) Limbaugh decided to mock the Chinese President.

JEANNIE MOOS: (March 6, 2012) Open mouth, insert career.

ZORAIDA SAMBOLIN: (March 5, 2012) Will be the demise, demise, demise of Rush Limbaugh.

ASHLEIGH BANFIELD: (March 5, 2012) What year is this, Limbaugh? Shut your cakehole!

DONNA BRAZILE: (February 4, 2008) Get Rush Limbaugh to shut up.

TOM BROKAW: (October 9, 2001) Radio’s biggest name, Rush Limbaugh, surprising news.

DIANE SAWYER: (Oct 9, 2001) Limbaugh’s listeners heard a stunning announcement.

BARBARA BOXER: (February 29, 2012) Rush Limbaugh has hurt and insulted every woman in America.

JACKIE SPEIER: (March 1, 2012) I rise this morning to say to Rush Limbaugh, “Shame on you.”

JAMES CARVILLE: (March 5, 2009) We’ve put Rush Limbaugh in our polls for a long time. He’s been unpopular in every one.

JAN CRAWFORD: (March 5, 2012) Limbaugh has some defenders but they were drowned out by those protests on the left.

MATT LAUER: (March 2, 2012) Rush Limbaugh, this is kind of his business model.

BROOKE BALDWIN: (March 6, 2012) Will this hurt the Rush Limbaugh brand?

BRIAN STELTER: (May 6, 2013) Serious advertiser rebellion.

HOWARD KURTZ: (March 6, 2012) I haven’t seen a backlash of this magnitude involving Limbaugh.

TERRY O’NEILL: (March 1, 2012) He needs to be fired. I think that he should not be on the air.

KEITH OLBERMANN: (July 13, 2010) Rush Limbaugh, today’s worst person in the world.

JON SCOTT: (October 3, 2007) Democrats are calling for an apology from Limbaugh for calling troops “phony soldiers.”

HARRY REID: (October 19, 2007) I cosigned a letter to the chairman of Clear Channel, Mark May. (sic)

HARRY REID: (October 1, 2007) Rush Limbaugh went way over the line, way over the line.

ROBIN ROBERTS: (Oct 13, 2009) Rush Limbaugh’s controversial bid to buy the St. Louis Rams of the NFL.

BARACK OBAMA: (April 2, 2010) When you listen to Rush Limbaugh, it’s troublesome.

TINA BROWN: (Dec. 31, 2009) Rush Limbaugh utters the words “I hope he fails.” From that moment the rest of the year has been just this big discord and toxic atmosphere.

JANE HALL: (February 4, 2008) Rush Limbaugh, now they are saying he is on his way out.

DAN HARRIS: (March 5, 2012) It may be that Rush is too big to fail.

RUSH: Rush Limbaugh, too big to fail. What was the culmination — so all of this, over 32 years, they thought that it was over for me. They were gonna make it happen. Every one of their polling results and focus groups told them that I had done too much now, overstepped it. And yet this past February 4th in Washington, D.C.

THE PRESIDENT: Almost every American family knows the pain when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness. Here tonight is a special man, someone beloved by millions of Americans who just received a Stage 4 advanced cancer diagnosis. This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet. Rush Limbaugh, thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country.

HOUSE CHAMBER: (applause)

THE PRESIDENT: And, Rush, in recognition of all that you have done for our nation, the millions of people a day that you speak to and inspire, and all of the incredible work that you have done for charity, I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

HOUSE CHAMBER: (applause)

RUSH: Can you imagine how all these people after 32 years of trying to undermine me, destroy me and the program, imagine how they were reacting to this? All those who had predicted that I would not last. Oh, man. Frothing with hatred, they were, no doubt.

THE PRESIDENT: I will now ask the first lady of the United States to please stand and present you with the honor.

HOUSE CHAMBER: (applause)

RUSH: I hear some boos out there among the Democrats?

HOUSE CHAMBER: (applause)

RUSH: Okay, we gotta get out of it, folks. I had no idea this thing was three minutes long. I thought it was 30 seconds long. I didn’t see the time there at the end. We’re way long. Gotta go.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: I promised everybody that I would replay this ’cause I had to shortchange myself ’cause I didn’t see that this thing was as long as it was. But on anniversary show day, 32nd anniversary, what better way to wrap it up than with this remembrance…

THE PRESIDENT: Almost every American family knows the pain when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness. Here tonight is a special man, someone beloved by millions of Americans who just received a Stage 4 advanced cancer diagnosis. This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet. Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country.

HOUSE CHAMBER: (cheers and applause)

THE PRESIDENT: Rush, in recognition of all that you have done for our nation, the millions of people a day that you speak to and inspire, and all of the incredible work that you have done for charity, I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

HOUSE CHAMBER: (applause)

RUSH: Right on. Right on.

HOUSE CHAMBER: (applause)

THE PRESIDENT: I will now ask the first lady of the United States to please stand and present you with the honor.

HOUSE CHAMBER: (cheers and applause)

MAN: Thank you, Rush!

HOUSE CHAMBER: (cheers and applause)

RUSH: I remember this took a long time. Trump was worried the first lady was falling for me.

HOUSE CHAMBER: (cheers and applause)

THE PRESIDENT: Rush and Kathryn, congratulations! Thank you, Kathryn.

RUSH: And that was it. The presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. That was February 4th, 2020, in Washington, at the State of the Union, and it was an incredible night. And I have explained on previous programs how that night came to be, but I haven’t had a chance to go through all of it. It’s one of the most amazing days, and there was no way it was gonna be possible. When he called us that day, it was no way, and yet it happened.

Someday — someday — I’ll be able to tell you the whole story.

Jerome

Living By Faith

O ye of little faith

Some pray for the Lord to increase their faith. Well, the Bible says “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God,” (Rom 10:17). So, we need to see what the Bible tells us about faith. According to Heb 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith, therefore, has substance and evidence and is seen in the works that are done by faith (Jas 2). By faith we received Christ – that shows that we have trusted Him and that we are trusting Him. In Heb 11, Noah’s faith was seen when he built the ark, Abraham’s faith was seen when he left his country, Abraham’s faith was also seen when he and Sarah conceived Isaac, Abel’s faith was seen in his sacrifice, etc. You can see when someone is living by faith.

Living by faith involves:

Depending on God for your daily provisions – Matt 6:3; Prov 30:8. By faith, the widow, whose two sons were to be sold to pay the creditor, filled the borrowed vessels with oil. She paid off the debt from the proceeds of the sale of the oil and she and her children lived off the rest. The widow who fed Elijah during the drought fed Elijah by faith and lived by the supply of oil and meal daily provided by the Lord. Each depended upon God for her daily provisions because the Lord had miraculously provided what she had. One received hers all at once and the other received hers daily.

Living on the authority of God’s Words – Matt 8:8-10; Matt 4:4. We have to believe what he said and live by that. In Lk 24:25-27, the trouble with the disciples is that they didn’t believe what God said about his suffering and resurrection because they didn’t believe what the scriptures said about these things. Once they believed the scriptures, Lk 24:31-32, 45, then they could, on the authority of his words, tell others who would believe the scriptures (Jn 20:31, Jn 17:20).

As you believed by faith unto salvation, even so, you should believe the other things that God said and walk in those things daily (Col 2:6-7; 2 Cor 5:7). When Paul said, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me,” he meant for you to believe that and live by what he said. It’s like flying an airplane on an instrument rating. You’re not looking where you are going; you are looking at the instruments. Likewise, we are not to walk by sight, we are to walk by faith in the words of God (by looking at what He said – He will direct your path).

Dispelling the fear of scary circumstances – Matt 8:23-27. We do not need to fear the scary circumstances; consider who God is and what He can do. If the circumstances result from being where He wants you to be and from doing what He wants you to do then the circumstances are not going to overwhelm you. When He’s ready He will deal with the circumstances. So, don’t worry about them, Rom 8:35-39. Look at Matt 14:28-31. Peter asked to do something big, something no one has ever done before. He even had the authority of God’s Word, “Come.” So, he walked by faith. But his fear of the boisterous wind was so great it swamped his faith, and he began to sink. You can be sure that at this point he had to be asking himself whether this was such a good idea. When he cried to the Lord to save him, immediately Jesus saved him and asked, “Wherefore didst thou doubt?” Answer: the sight of the circumstances overshadowed his faith in God’s Words.

Bringing others to Jesus for help – Matt 9:2 (Mk 2:3-12). Four men brought this fellow to Jesus and did not stop until they got him there. Jesus forgave him and healed him based on their faith. In 2 Kings 5, the little maid got Naaman to Elisha and thus to the Lord because she believed that the Lord would heal him. It’s faith that causes us to minister to souls because we know firsthand what the Lord has done for us and, therefore, what He can do for them. Ultimately, living by faith involves bringing others to Jesus for salvation, and this we must do!

Coming to Jesus yourself for help – Matt 9:20-22. This woman knew that she had a problem. Everything she had tried failed (Mk 5:26, many physicians) – she’d spent all that she had (Mk 5:26) – she was not any better but actually worse (Mk 5:26) – so she turned to Jesus by faith – and when she got to him, instantly she was made whole! She is a picture of you and her illness is a picture of sin in your life. Nothing you do will fix it and you will spend all your living and all your time and never find a remedy. Jesus is the only one who can fix your problem with sin. Faith will take you to him and faith in him will save you.

Conclusion: We must walk by faith and not by sight. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 KJV

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Hebrews 11 · Richard Smallwood

Artist: Richard Smallwood  Album: Anthology Live Original Release Date: 2015-06-29

 

Hebrews 11

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Now faith… is the substance… of things… hoped for
The evidence… of things… we cannot see

By faith… the universe… was created… by God’s word
So what revealed… was formed by… what we can’t see

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By this same faith… healing is mine
By this faith… wholeness is mine
By faith… mountains will move
And joyously, I will go throoough
REPEAT CHORUS

Now faith… is the substance… of things… hoped for
The evidence… of things… we cannot see

This is what the word of God says, Hebrews 11 says,
By faith…
We understand the worlds were framed by God’s word
By faith…
Abel offered onto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain
By faith…
Enoch was translated that he should not see death
By faith…
Noah prepared an ark to the saving of his house
By faith…
Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come
By faith…
The children of Israel passed through the red sea as by dry land
By faith…
The walls of Jericho fell down after they were compassed about seven days
By faith…
The prophets subdued kingdoms worked righteousness
By faith…
Obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions
By faith…
Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword
By faith…
Out of weakness were made strong, Became valiant in battle
By faith…

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By faith…
Women received their dead raised to life again
By faith…
And without it, it’s impossible to please the Lord
By faith…
By the same faith, I am healed, I’m delivered, I’m set free
By faith…
I’m made whole, Halleluya!

Now Faith… is the substance… of things… hope for… the evidence
It’s the evidence
The evidence
It’s the proof, the affidavit, the deposition
The evidence
It’s the evidence,
The evidence of things not seeeeen, not seen