We don’t mind corrupt politicians, if they’re one of us
We don’t mind corrupt politicians, if they’re one of us

We don’t mind corrupt politicians, so long as they’re one of us

Just a few words, to say that, as we see it, after inconclusive results from Tuesday’s elections in several key

Not that he’s so good, only that the rest are so awful. Slim pickings.
states, Joe Biden will end up the 2020 nominee for the Democrats. 

Not that he’s so good, only that the rest are so awful. Slim pickings.

His lack of clarity, about anything, foreign and domestic, will not deter them, and after all is considered, he is all they’ve got.

About enriching his son while he was vice-president under Obama, selling his office, in other words – they figure, so what? He is a politician, and crookedness is to be expected.

Besides, he is a Democrat, and among Democrats, all is forgotten and forgiven. The Party comes first.

Elizabeth Warren, by the way, his nearest contender, is also no Girl Scout. That she’s been caught telling one howler after another, beginning with her “Indian heritage,” is of no concern among her believers, and is also something they forget and forgive. She is a Democrat, after all. So it’s okay.  

It appears that Democrats, or mostly Democrats, are elaborately generous and forgiving when it comes to one of their own, misdeeds be damned. 

Maybe it’s a “Godfather” thing. It is all about FAMILY. Here is Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) scolding brother Fredo: “Don’t ever take sides against the family, ever.”


Rules to live by, for Democrats, as found in Virginia, where Governor Ralph Northam was caught red-handed partying in blackface, as a younger man, and he is still the governor. Sure, when the news broke there were howls for him to step down, immediately. He simply outwaited the tempest.

He knew something. That it would pass. Because he is a Democrat, and Democrats stick together, and never take sides against the family.

Likewise, Canada’s Justin Trudeau. Same blackface story, and same demands that he resign and quit running for re-election.

He begged to be forgiven. He promised to be good, good and true to his Liberal values…which, for some reason, among Liberals, includes this urge to poke fun at minorities. Yes, blackface.

Megyn Kelly, by the way, got fired from her morning gig at NBC-TV for never endorsing such behavior, but only mentioning that it’s what some people did in the past.  

That got her canned…but not Trudeau. He got re-elected. 

Ted Kennedy got re-elected to the Senate over and over again after drowning a woman in a car and going to sleep in his hotel room while she was still fighting for air.

For a while, he thought about running for president, but changed his mind, since in a general election Republicans also get a chance to vote. (He served 47 years as “Lion of the Senate.”)

But in Massachusetts, it’s mostly Democrats, and every time he ran, they forgave him, and forgot Mary Jo Kopechne.

So whether it is Biden, or maybe Warren, or maybe even Hillary again, no worries. You can do no wrong. You are family.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.

He wrote the worldwide book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal,” followed by another moral dilemma thriller, “The Bathsheba Deadline.” His Holocaust to Montreal memoir “Escape from Mount Moriah” has been honored for page to screen excellence at CANNES. Contemporaries have hailed him “The last Hemingway, a writer without peer, and the conscience of us all.” Website: www.jackengelhard.com