Addiction is not a thing we can turn on and off like a light switch. It is an all consuming habit that devours and destroys everything in its path.
Hunter Biden, the younger son of President Joe Biden released his memoir back in April. Entitled Beautiful Things: A Memoir, is an emotionally raw and difficult read about Biden’s decades of drug addiction, his adoration of his late older brother Beau Biden, and his many attempts to get clean. He tells the story of his life as only he tells it. From the death of his mother and baby sister when he was a young child, to his father’s time in politics and his attempt to live a normal life while dealing with his inner demons, nothing is off the table.
If this book is not among the top five, if not the best book of the year, something is wrong. I have a feeling that putting pen to paper was a cathartic experience for him. It is real, it is uninhibited, and it is emotional. I wanted to reach out through the pages and give him a long hug. Leaving no stone unturned, he is honest about his long years of drug abuse.
He also talks about the accusation that came from the other side during the 2020 Presidential election in regards to the laptop that linked him to the Ukraine scandal. Unlike a certain person and their family, Hunter Biden comes off as a genuine person who is not always looking out solely for number one.
In a packed field of twelve candidates, it takes requires skill and a series of well though out policies to stand out. The question is, was there a clear winner? The answer is no.
Though former Vice President Joe Biden (D-Delaware) is the current front rummer, his lead is not what it was. Between the scandal (if there is one) surrounding his son Hunter and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) nipping at his heels, he may not be the Democratic savior that many have claimed him to be.
I honestly like Senator Warren. This administration’s view of policy is nothing more than throwing caution to the wind and see what happens. I appreciate a candidate who is comes to the American people with not just ideas, but logistics to back up their ideas. However, Senator Warren’s answer to the question of Medicare for All seemed a little vague to me. Regardless of who is taxed to pay for this program, I need to know who is going to pay and how they are going to pay.
Though there were ten other candidates on the stage, I think that Vice President Biden and Senator Warren have a fight on their hands. We are little more than a year away from the election. The American people have a huge decision to make. Regardless of whomever goes up against you know who next year, it is a fight, that in my mind, will change the course of American history.
For nearly three years, many Americans (myself included), have been angered, stressed and generally not happy with the actions of the man we unfortunately refer to as the President of the United States.
At every turn, we ask is this enough? When will we reach the breaking point to finally get this man out of office?
That breaking point may have arrived. During a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, you know who may have threatened to pull back promised financial assistance if Mr. Zelensky did not investigate the business interests of Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
It appears that the this phone call may be the straw that finally breaks the camel’s back.
As of earlier this afternoon, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) announced that a formal inquiry has been launched. If the results of the inquiry go in a certain direction, impeachment becomes a serious possibility.
While impeachment does not mean that he will be forced out of office, it is certainly a step in the right direction (at least from my perspective). It says that no one, not even the President is above the law.
Perhaps being impeached will finally teach him that.