Michael Ramirez: Unplanned 08-20-23
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Sins Of The Child
Michael Ramirez, August 20, 2023
They say children are a reflection of their parents… but I have many friends, good people, who have rotten parents, and I know many great parents with rotten kids. Adding crack cocaine to the equation probably makes things even more complicated.
Hours after Hunter’s lawyers struck a deal with the Justice Department to plead guilty to federal tax charges, President Biden was asked at an A.I. conference if he had a reaction to Hunter’s plea deal. Asking a question about Hunter Biden when discussing artificial intelligence might seem appropriate. The President responded, “I’m very proud of my son.”
Now you can’t blame a father for wanting to protect his son. Defending your children is a biological impulse passed down in our DNA from generation to generation. But defending a son who used drugs, peddled influence to foreign countries, “forgot” to pay his taxes, possessed a gun while using drugs, foolishly took photos of it, and then illegally purchased another gun while still on drugs, goes beyond a natural instinct.
A father might defend it as a “difficult situation” and retain a limitless and abounding love for his son. He might call it a “complicated circumstance” and declare always to support him because he is flesh and blood…
I’m pretty sure no one would use the word “proud.”
It was a tremendous demonstration of blind love and familial devotion… or maybe just early-onset dementia.
What Biden probably didn’t know at the time, according to an article in Politico, was that his son’s lawyers had threatened to put the President on the stand if the Justice Department were to charge Hunter on federal gun violations. In other words, the Hunter Biden legal team, with total disregard for President Biden’s reelection, would throw the President under the bus to defend Hunter.
Did Hunter know about this?
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