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From the New York Times news section:

At 79, Biden Is Testing the Boundaries of Age and the Presidency

President Biden has said he plans to run for a second term, but his age has become an uncomfortable issue for him and his party.

By Peter Baker
July 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — … But the reality is that managing the schedule of the oldest president in American history presents distinct challenges. And as Mr. Biden insists he plans to run for a second term, his age has increasingly become an uncomfortable issue for him, his team and his party.

Just a year and a half into his first term, Mr. Biden is already more than a year older than Ronald Reagan was at the end of two terms. If he mounts another campaign in 2024, Mr. Biden would be asking the country to elect a leader who would be 86 at the end of his tenure, testing the outer boundaries of age and the presidency. Polls show many Americans consider Mr. Biden too old, and some Democratic strategists do not think he should run again.

It is, unsurprisingly, a sensitive topic in the West Wing. In interviews, some sanctioned by the White House and some not, more than a dozen current and former senior officials and advisers uniformly reported that Mr. Biden remained intellectually engaged, asking smart questions at meetings, grilling aides on points of dispute, calling them late at night, picking out that weak point on Page 14 of a memo and rewriting speeches like his abortion remarks on Friday right up until the last minute.

Well, they would say that. On the other hand, Biden did fine debating Trump a couple of years ago.

One of my concerns is that Biden realizes he’s old and so he doesn’t call BS on the Latest Thing as much as he would have done in the past: You don’t hear him saying: “This transgender stuff is BS, right?” “No, a black man didn’t invent the lightbulb.” “These ‘mostly peaceful protests’ are riots, of course.” But now he knows he’s old and he’ll never understand all this new-fangled nonsense, so he lets the young people in his Administration promote disastrous stuff instead of firing them for being idiots.

But they acknowledged Mr. Biden looks older than just a few years ago, a political liability that cannot be solved by traditional White House stratagems like staff shake-ups or new communications plans. His energy level, while impressive for a man of his age, is not what it was, and some aides quietly watch out for him. He often shuffles when he walks, and aides worry he will trip on a wire. He stumbles over words during public events, and they hold their breath to see if he makes it to the end without a gaffe.

Although White House officials insist they make no special accommodations the way Reagan’s team did, privately they try to guard Mr. Biden’s weekends in Delaware as much as possible. He is generally a five- or five-and-a-half-day-a-week president, although he is called at any hour regardless of the day as needed. He stays out of public view at night and has taken part in fewer than half as many news conferences or interviews as recent predecessors.

The press has access to Presidents’ daily schedules. Why not some quantitative analysis of how early Biden calls a lid on the average day compared to Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush I, and Reagan?

…“I do feel it’s inappropriate to seek that office after you’re 80 or in your 80s,” said David Gergen, a top adviser to four presidents. “I have just turned 80 and I have found over the last two or three years I think it would have been unwise for me to try to run any organization. You’re not quite as sharp as you once were.”

Uh-oh, David Gergen is saying it.

Everyone ages differently, of course, and some experts put Mr. Biden in a category of “super-agers” who remain unusually fit as they advance in years.

Maybe … maybe not. Biden didn’t look young for his age when he was a 30 year old US Senator. Back in the 1970s, he looked kind of like a character played by John Cazale.

Over time, though, Dr. Jill has gotten him high quality cosmetic procedures like his hair plugs, so he recently looked quite good for his age through his VP years before his recent decline.

On the cognitive front, Joe was never super bright, so he has less of a margin of safety.

“Right now, there’s no evidence that the age of Biden should matter one ounce,” said S. Jay Olshansky, a longevity specialist at the University of Illinois Chicago who studied the candidates’ ages in 2020. “If people don’t like his policies, they don’t like what he says, that’s fine, they can vote for someone else. But it’s got nothing to do with how old he is.”

Still, Professor Olshansky said it was legitimate to wonder if that would remain so at 86. “That’s the right question to be asking,” he said. “You can’t sugarcoat aging. Things go wrong as we get older and the risks rise the older we get.”

… In a June survey by Harvard’s Center for American Political Studies and the Harris Poll, 64 percent of voters believed he was showing that he is too old to be president, including 60 percent of respondents 65 or older.

Mr. Biden’s public appearances have fueled that perception. His speeches can be flat and listless. He sometimes loses his train of thought, has trouble summoning names or appears momentarily confused. …

Republicans and conservative media gleefully highlight such moments, posting viral videos, sometimes exaggerated or distorted to make Mr. Biden look even worse. But the White House has had to walk back some of his ad-libbed comments, such as when he vowed a military response if China attacks Taiwan or declared that President Vladimir V. Putin “cannot remain in power” in Russia.

Mr. Biden was famously prone to gaffes even as a younger man,

In other words, Joe was never a mental giant. Instead, he was a guy who grabbed the main chance by getting himself elected US Senator from a tiny state at age 29.

and aides point to his marathon meetings with families of mass shooting victims or his working the rope line during a trip to Cleveland this past week as evidence of stamina. …

During his European trip last month, foreign leaders followed his lead while protectively treating him like a distinguished elderly relative. At a photo opportunity, Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany gently pointed Mr. Biden in the direction of the cameras. Just before a meeting, a reporter twice shouted a question about getting grain out of Ukraine. When Mr. Biden could not hear the question, Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, rescued him. “We’re working on it,” Mr. Johnson responded. …

 
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  1. Biden Proposes Oldest Ever Cabinet So He Won’t Look So Bad

    Biden second term video below the fold:

  2. To this day I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP. Ludicrously unpopular and prone to idiotic gaffes herself, she doesn’t have Biden’s years of glad-handling the press. Given Biden’s age and notable cognitive decline, the handlers knew Joe was likely going to fall apart before his term ended, so they should’ve had a much more competent VP behind him.

    I’ll also note that, while Kamala is corrupt, stupid, gaffe-tastic, and unpopular, she also has one other negative that Joe didn’t: the press don’t like her and neither do anyone on her staff.

    Biden rather notably had a big summer party for all the press corps every year, along with other glad-handling-the-media perks which meant he always had a number of them running to his defense for his gaffes and covering or downplaying them. (The notable exceptions when he ran for president in 1988 and 2008 and the media were bought off by rival campaigns and so just leaked and made big deals out of the bad stuff just to deep six his candidacy.)

    I remember when one of Biden’s major insulting/stupid gaffes came out a few years ago pre-Presidency, and either Jake Tapper or Matt Lauer laughed it off as “Everyone knows Joe makes these funny minor speaking mistakes sometimes”. Yes, everyone in the national press corps in his pocket, not the majority of America, who never voted for him. If you wonder how Joe’s blatant, proud admission that he stopped a corruption investigation into his son by bribery/blackmail, look no further than how much he controlled the press.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=UXA--dj2-CY&feature=emb_logo

    Kamala, meanwhile, can’t go 5 minutes without someone quitting her staff because she’s awful (stupid black women are the worst bosses) or leaking how much she’s hated, which the corporate media reports.

    Now the handlers controlling Joe would have to get rid of him and somehow get rid of Kamala. I’ll bet their all wishing they’d picked Elizabeth Warren as his VP, she at least could’ve been a liked boss and handled the press and speeches better. And she’s more popular.

    • LOL: JimDandy
    • Troll: ScarletNumber
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    "I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP."

    Maybe Biden chose her?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Twinkie, @Jonathan Mason, @Known Fact, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    , @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    I'm constantly reading about Biden's unnamed "handlers," but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @J.Ross, @JimDandy, @LondonBob, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @TWS, @Corvinus, @prime noticer

    , @Bardon Kaldlan
    @R.G. Camara

    S'funny how our "Whiskey" used to talk about Kamala as a force to be reckoned with. The strange thing, though,was he often referred to her sex appeal! Maybe,and I emphasize, maybe to some she was attractive back in the Willie day,but she is certainly not today!
    No,she is not La Belle Dame Sans Merci. 😮

    , @anon
    @R.G. Camara

    The other Dem candidates flocked around her BECAUSE she was not a threat as a candidate in 2024. I was surprised at the speed that the Democratic Primary simply gave up and settled on Joe as a compromise. Biden was an obvious one termer. And Kamala also.
    So the plan...get rid of Trump, clear the decks in 2024, and resume the campaign.

    , @Jack D
    @R.G. Camara

    You are forgetting the atmosphere of 2020 as the year of Everything Black. Biden promised that his pick would be a black woman so the only question was which one. Kamala may have been the best of an undistinguished lot. Who would have been better?

    As Steve points out, perhaps she was chosen NOT to be threatening to Biden. If Kamala was not even less popular than Biden (whose popularity is already in the toilet), she would be maneuvering right now to clear the decks for her candidacy - maybe even pressing for Biden to resign early due to "poor health" so she could run from the White House. So maybe Joe was crazy like a fox to pick the one person who is even more gaffe prone than he is.


    President Biden is facing an alarming level of doubt from inside his own party, with 64 percent of Democratic voters saying they would prefer a new standard-bearer in the 2024 presidential campaign, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll, as voters nationwide have soured on his leadership, giving him a meager 33 percent job-approval rating.

     

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/11/us/politics/biden-approval-polling-2024.html

    However, Biden retains majority support among one group:

    Mr. Biden’s base, in 2020 and now, remains Black voters. They delivered the president a 62 percent job-approval rating — higher marks than any other race or ethnicity, age group or education level.
     
    However, a slight majority of even blacks don't want him to run again. Apparently a 3 trillion $ giveaway (that unleashes a whirlwind of inflation) only buys you temporary loyalty. I just saw a clip of Larry Summers (not exactly a conservative himself) clearly warning Biden that this would be the result but was Biden going to listen to Larry Summers or was he going to listen to Jim Clyburn when Jim Clyburn put him in the White House and Larry Summers didn't - I mean what a downer that Summers man is, Mr. Doom and Gloom. Sing it now, "Happy Days are Here Again!"

    Replies: @Arclight

    , @Muggles
    @R.G. Camara


    I’ll bet their all wishing they’d picked Elizabeth Warren as his VP, she at least could’ve been a liked boss and handled the press and speeches better. And she’s more popular.
     
    You've been drinking too much Pocahontas Kool-Aide.

    This screechy harridan is a fake injun and grifter on the AA bandwagon much of her career. She found a state where she fits in well to the now Woke corrupt Dem machine.

    She isn't a "liked" boss (her staffers are heavily muzzled fembots) and she's nasty in person to press and other staffers. Do you think her personality becomes magically better in private? Even her timid hubby couldn't fake liking his "honey have a beer" wife. A humorless nag with bad ideas.

    She's so popular as you say, that she lagged behind almost every female running for Pres. in 2020.

    She's tops as a finger wagging shrill shrew who's not very bright, but PC Woke. The "press" is highly cynical and even they tended to ignore her.

    Better dimwit Giggles, who at least doesn't take herself seriously. Liz Warren takes herself way too seriously.

    No one wishes she sat in Giggles chair. She would have already stabbed Sleepy Joe in the back by now...

    Replies: @Currahee

    , @Hibernian
    @R.G. Camara


    I’ll bet their all wishing they’d picked Elizabeth Warren as his VP, she at least could’ve been a liked boss and handled the press and speeches better.
     
    Yea, a 99.99% white woman who claimed minority status is really popular.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

  3. The best commentary on Biden came from President Trump over two years ago:

    “He’s shot.”

  4. One thing they could have done to make Biden look better I’d let him wear glasses for distance vision. Instead, he has to squint and struggle and look incompetent when reading from the teleprompter.

    That said, the younger members of his cabinet don’t impress either.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Dave Pinsen


    One thing they could have done to make Biden look better I’d let him wear glasses for distance vision. Instead, he has to squint and struggle and look incompetent when reading from the teleprompter.
     
    It's not that, its something I've seen in dementia-ridden people: it's an attempt by them to refocus their mind, so they squint, and if questioned, will pretend its because they're having trouble seeing. Joe's trying ever so hard to cover up his cognitive decline and pretend he's the corrupt but competent man he always was.

    It's not his vision that's gotten worse, its the mind trying to understand what he's seeing. Hence his multiple Ron Burgundy-like gaffes where he repeats what he sees on the teleprompter or hears on his headpiece verbatim.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2GU12sDSjM

  5. C’mon, man, he’s pathetic!

    In the recent speech where read “repeat the line” off the teleprompter, he not did not repeat the line, he lapsed into some gibberish before recovering.

    People who follow the dominant news media never see these clips, do they?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Harry Baldwin

    If Trump had done this, Rachel Maddow would have talked about it for an hour.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

  6. @R.G. Camara
    To this day I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP. Ludicrously unpopular and prone to idiotic gaffes herself, she doesn't have Biden's years of glad-handling the press. Given Biden's age and notable cognitive decline, the handlers knew Joe was likely going to fall apart before his term ended, so they should've had a much more competent VP behind him.

    I'll also note that, while Kamala is corrupt, stupid, gaffe-tastic, and unpopular, she also has one other negative that Joe didn't: the press don't like her and neither do anyone on her staff.

    Biden rather notably had a big summer party for all the press corps every year, along with other glad-handling-the-media perks which meant he always had a number of them running to his defense for his gaffes and covering or downplaying them. (The notable exceptions when he ran for president in 1988 and 2008 and the media were bought off by rival campaigns and so just leaked and made big deals out of the bad stuff just to deep six his candidacy.)

    I remember when one of Biden's major insulting/stupid gaffes came out a few years ago pre-Presidency, and either Jake Tapper or Matt Lauer laughed it off as "Everyone knows Joe makes these funny minor speaking mistakes sometimes". Yes, everyone in the national press corps in his pocket, not the majority of America, who never voted for him. If you wonder how Joe's blatant, proud admission that he stopped a corruption investigation into his son by bribery/blackmail, look no further than how much he controlled the press.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=UXA--dj2-CY&feature=emb_logo

    Kamala, meanwhile, can't go 5 minutes without someone quitting her staff because she's awful (stupid black women are the worst bosses) or leaking how much she's hated, which the corporate media reports.

    Now the handlers controlling Joe would have to get rid of him and somehow get rid of Kamala. I'll bet their all wishing they'd picked Elizabeth Warren as his VP, she at least could've been a liked boss and handled the press and speeches better. And she's more popular.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Steve Sailer, @Bardon Kaldlan, @anon, @Jack D, @Muggles, @Hibernian

    “I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP.”

    Maybe Biden chose her?

    • LOL: R.G. Camara
    • Troll: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Steve Sailer

    That's a plausible explanation:

    conventionally bad decisions = made by Biden's staff,

    catastrophically bad decisions = made by Biden personally.

    Of course, while Kamala is terrible for the White House, the party, and the country, she is not so bad for Biden personally. She is a classic poison poll defense against anyone getting all 25th Amendment on Biden's a**. There are very few national-profile politicians even more despised than Biden, but Biden found one and made her Vice President.

    That bit of political jiu jitsu deserves respeck.

    https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.2168390202.4214/poster,504x498,f8f8f8-pad,600x600,f8f8f8.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Twinkie
    @Steve Sailer

    Hey, thanks to Biden, we now have Selina Meyer come to real life!

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Steve Sailer


    Maybe Biden chose her?
     
    Biden boxed himself into a corner by announcing way ahead of time that he was going to have a vice president who was black and female.

    I would have thought that Val Demings of Florida would have been a better choice, but Biden being Biden chose the hapless Harris and snatched her from the obscurity of the Senate.

    When Biden chose Harris I assumed that she had hidden qualities and was being groomed for 2024, but it doesn't look that way now, and she looks like a lightweight.

    It could be that presidential candidates are not the savviest when it comes to choosing female running mates. Consider McCain choosing Palin. Another paperweight ornament for the Oval Office.

    Replies: @Currahee, @R.G. Camara, @Jim Don Bob

    , @Known Fact
    @Steve Sailer

    I'd heard Biden liked Whitmer, Michigan's evil queen, but of course felt boxed in by the race thing

    BTW, this NYT story ran July 9 -- a summer Saturday. If they were really serious the story would have run on Sunday. As someone who used to throw together my paper's Saturday editions, I can assure you no one knows or cares what you do to wrap around those auto and real-estate sections

    Replies: @Hibernian

    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Steve Sailer


    Maybe Biden chose her?
     
    I think Docta Jill Biden was very involved in the running of the campaign and it is reported widely that Docta Jill does not like Kamala one whit, especially after Kamala impugned Biden as a racist on stage at a Democratic party Presidential debate. So I don't think Kamala was his choice, or Docta Jill's choice.

    The Obama people are still brokering power in the Democratic party, and they were high on her (except she couldn't get to something like 3% support and did not finish at the top in her home State of California when the Primary occurred there). So it's basically been the Hilary playbook with this woman - ascend to the U.S. Senate in a one party State, and then be given a high-profile sinecure so that she can claim to be uniquely prepared for the Presidency. PMC white women love Kamala, and that's who makes these decisions in the Democratic party. In their circles, the fact that she's half black and half subcontinental and a woman gives her the highest Pokeman diversity hit points, and if you disagree they can diminish your status within that world very quickly. The only problem is that it doesn't cause voters to want to vote for her.

    I just don't think they anticipated COVID overreaction (demanded by their own base) persisting that long into the Biden Presidency and the subsequent steep economic downturn exacerbated by record spending creating historic rates of inflation. Getting rid of the orange man turns out to have been a poisoned chalice in the end.

    Replies: @Nico

  7. @R.G. Camara
    To this day I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP. Ludicrously unpopular and prone to idiotic gaffes herself, she doesn't have Biden's years of glad-handling the press. Given Biden's age and notable cognitive decline, the handlers knew Joe was likely going to fall apart before his term ended, so they should've had a much more competent VP behind him.

    I'll also note that, while Kamala is corrupt, stupid, gaffe-tastic, and unpopular, she also has one other negative that Joe didn't: the press don't like her and neither do anyone on her staff.

    Biden rather notably had a big summer party for all the press corps every year, along with other glad-handling-the-media perks which meant he always had a number of them running to his defense for his gaffes and covering or downplaying them. (The notable exceptions when he ran for president in 1988 and 2008 and the media were bought off by rival campaigns and so just leaked and made big deals out of the bad stuff just to deep six his candidacy.)

    I remember when one of Biden's major insulting/stupid gaffes came out a few years ago pre-Presidency, and either Jake Tapper or Matt Lauer laughed it off as "Everyone knows Joe makes these funny minor speaking mistakes sometimes". Yes, everyone in the national press corps in his pocket, not the majority of America, who never voted for him. If you wonder how Joe's blatant, proud admission that he stopped a corruption investigation into his son by bribery/blackmail, look no further than how much he controlled the press.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=UXA--dj2-CY&feature=emb_logo

    Kamala, meanwhile, can't go 5 minutes without someone quitting her staff because she's awful (stupid black women are the worst bosses) or leaking how much she's hated, which the corporate media reports.

    Now the handlers controlling Joe would have to get rid of him and somehow get rid of Kamala. I'll bet their all wishing they'd picked Elizabeth Warren as his VP, she at least could've been a liked boss and handled the press and speeches better. And she's more popular.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Steve Sailer, @Bardon Kaldlan, @anon, @Jack D, @Muggles, @Hibernian

    I’m constantly reading about Biden’s unnamed “handlers,” but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.

    • Troll: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Steve Sailer


    Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac.
     
    While Joe loved the limelight and being clever/corrupt, he was always doing what MBNA/Wilmington corporate/Amtrak told him. He was a servant, not a master, and one designed to dance in the spotlight to distract you.

    Nowadays, he's senile, so they have harder work getting him out there to read what they wrote for him and sound competent. When he gets his adrenaline pumping, his political b.s. skills kick in, but many times his brain stops working long before his mouth stops moving.

    And c'mon, man: Chuck Schumer openly warned Trump that the Deep State was going to go after him for crossing them. When a senator with all his marbles is saying that the president is under their thumb and will be punished for disobeying him, do you really think a mumbling senile lifetime Deep State asset like Biden is suddenly in control?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OYyXv2l4-I

    This is after we learned that Obama did what Citibank told him and chose the cabinet they told him to pick.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/362836-emails-citigroup-obama-cabinet/

    So if Obama was just a puppet, what do you think a lifetime corporate puppet and current dementia-addled "president" is?

    Replies: @Cool Daddy Jimbo, @hhsiii

    , @J.Ross
    @Steve Sailer

    ... so YOU think he wrote those index cards himself?

    , @JimDandy
    @Steve Sailer

    So... your position is that the current Biden doesn't have handlers? Sorry, my hands are now shaking uncontrollably and I can't type any more.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    , @LondonBob
    @Steve Sailer

    Ron Klain and the gang.

    https://twitter.com/WhitegoldDale/status/1545784527871774722?s=20&t=1sOUEJxTxg8XgtwBROHHXQ

    Hence the open borders, cultural warfare and hostility to Russia.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @Steve Sailer

    Or- who were Obama's handlers?

    Let's hear 5-10 names.

    Replies: @Joe Magarac

    , @AnotherDad
    @Steve Sailer


    I’m constantly reading about Biden’s unnamed “handlers,” but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.
     
    It's not a question of "overruling", it is "ruling" in the first place.

    Sure, this adminsitration reeks of Joe Biden in terms of atmospherics, but I see nothing about it that stamped "Joe Biden" policy wise. Other than this policy mix--minoritarianism on steroids for the flyover goyim (to be "progressive") coupled with making no trouble for Wall Street or the Deep State--is what Joe Biden represented and was selected for. (As opposed to some of the more economically left candidates like Sanders and Warren.)

    Does anyone think, Biden's running around with any sort of serious policy set he wants to accomplish- and is cracking heads to "get it done"? As far as I can tell he's nodding along with Wall Street/Deep State friendly policy cooked up for him. And giving us the occasional gaff they have to "clarify" or walk back.
    , @TWS
    @Steve Sailer

    All Alzheimer's patients have some assistance. His roundly ignored temper tantrums where he shouts bizarre insults and threats were an obvious clue. The fact that he's being puppeted or they tried and failed, 'salute the marine' and now just use written directions he repeats, not once but many times should scare the hell out of anyone.

    Does anyone believe that Biden is in control of anything? You do not give a guy with the early stages of dementia control over anything but the ice cream choices.

    They didn't hide him in the basement because he was fine. Just because they can barely limp him through a press conference where he reads the directions on the cue cards and has to be physically directed where to stand once a month doesn't mean he's in control. The guy was so jacked up on stuka pills and Adderall that he literally did a 'Cornholio' impression.

    Yes he was an affable bully for decades but while he's not as frail as Hillary physically, he has obvious mental and physical decline.

    , @Corvinus
    @Steve Sailer

    “Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.”

    According to Who/Whom?

    And when Trump steals the election in 2024, will you be writing about his incompetence and advanced age? Wait, we already know the answer.

    , @prime noticer
    @Steve Sailer

    "I’m constantly reading about Biden’s unnamed “handlers,” but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden"

    we've disclosed them over and over, but you keep blocking discussion of the (the group) who is actually running things. you can start with (Ron Klain), chief of staff, and work your way from there.

  8. @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    I'm constantly reading about Biden's unnamed "handlers," but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @J.Ross, @JimDandy, @LondonBob, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @TWS, @Corvinus, @prime noticer

    Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac.

    While Joe loved the limelight and being clever/corrupt, he was always doing what MBNA/Wilmington corporate/Amtrak told him. He was a servant, not a master, and one designed to dance in the spotlight to distract you.

    Nowadays, he’s senile, so they have harder work getting him out there to read what they wrote for him and sound competent. When he gets his adrenaline pumping, his political b.s. skills kick in, but many times his brain stops working long before his mouth stops moving.

    And c’mon, man: Chuck Schumer openly warned Trump that the Deep State was going to go after him for crossing them. When a senator with all his marbles is saying that the president is under their thumb and will be punished for disobeying him, do you really think a mumbling senile lifetime Deep State asset like Biden is suddenly in control?

    This is after we learned that Obama did what Citibank told him and chose the cabinet they told him to pick.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/362836-emails-citigroup-obama-cabinet/

    So if Obama was just a puppet, what do you think a lifetime corporate puppet and current dementia-addled “president” is?

    • Agree: BB753, TWS, fish
    • Replies: @Cool Daddy Jimbo
    @R.G. Camara

    "While Joe loved the limelight and being clever/corrupt, he was always doing what MBNA/Wilmington corporate/Amtrak told him. He was a servant, not a master, and one designed to dance in the spotlight to distract you."

    Also, as a senator you could say outrageous things and get away with it. There were 99 other bloviating fucktards to distract the press. One was bound to say something even stupider within the next hour. You could also hide behind senate votes and procedures. (Was it Kerry who said, "I was for it before I was against it?" Things like that make perfect sense in the world of the senate.) Brandon has never had to be out in front with his extreme mediocrity on full display. Combine that with the fact that he barely understands what's happening. He can't comprehend that every time he opens his mouth he's setting policy. In his mind he can just say stuff and it will fade away into the background, like during his 49 years in the senate.

    , @hhsiii
    @R.G. Camara

    That doesn’t really read to me like Citi qua Citi dictating cabinet positions.

  9. @R.G. Camara
    To this day I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP. Ludicrously unpopular and prone to idiotic gaffes herself, she doesn't have Biden's years of glad-handling the press. Given Biden's age and notable cognitive decline, the handlers knew Joe was likely going to fall apart before his term ended, so they should've had a much more competent VP behind him.

    I'll also note that, while Kamala is corrupt, stupid, gaffe-tastic, and unpopular, she also has one other negative that Joe didn't: the press don't like her and neither do anyone on her staff.

    Biden rather notably had a big summer party for all the press corps every year, along with other glad-handling-the-media perks which meant he always had a number of them running to his defense for his gaffes and covering or downplaying them. (The notable exceptions when he ran for president in 1988 and 2008 and the media were bought off by rival campaigns and so just leaked and made big deals out of the bad stuff just to deep six his candidacy.)

    I remember when one of Biden's major insulting/stupid gaffes came out a few years ago pre-Presidency, and either Jake Tapper or Matt Lauer laughed it off as "Everyone knows Joe makes these funny minor speaking mistakes sometimes". Yes, everyone in the national press corps in his pocket, not the majority of America, who never voted for him. If you wonder how Joe's blatant, proud admission that he stopped a corruption investigation into his son by bribery/blackmail, look no further than how much he controlled the press.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=UXA--dj2-CY&feature=emb_logo

    Kamala, meanwhile, can't go 5 minutes without someone quitting her staff because she's awful (stupid black women are the worst bosses) or leaking how much she's hated, which the corporate media reports.

    Now the handlers controlling Joe would have to get rid of him and somehow get rid of Kamala. I'll bet their all wishing they'd picked Elizabeth Warren as his VP, she at least could've been a liked boss and handled the press and speeches better. And she's more popular.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Steve Sailer, @Bardon Kaldlan, @anon, @Jack D, @Muggles, @Hibernian

    S’funny how our “Whiskey” used to talk about Kamala as a force to be reckoned with. The strange thing, though,was he often referred to her sex appeal! Maybe,and I emphasize, maybe to some she was attractive back in the Willie day,but she is certainly not today!
    No,she is not La Belle Dame Sans Merci. 😮

  10. @Dave Pinsen
    One thing they could have done to make Biden look better I’d let him wear glasses for distance vision. Instead, he has to squint and struggle and look incompetent when reading from the teleprompter.

    That said, the younger members of his cabinet don’t impress either.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    One thing they could have done to make Biden look better I’d let him wear glasses for distance vision. Instead, he has to squint and struggle and look incompetent when reading from the teleprompter.

    It’s not that, its something I’ve seen in dementia-ridden people: it’s an attempt by them to refocus their mind, so they squint, and if questioned, will pretend its because they’re having trouble seeing. Joe’s trying ever so hard to cover up his cognitive decline and pretend he’s the corrupt but competent man he always was.

    It’s not his vision that’s gotten worse, its the mind trying to understand what he’s seeing. Hence his multiple Ron Burgundy-like gaffes where he repeats what he sees on the teleprompter or hears on his headpiece verbatim.

    • LOL: BB753
  11. anon[139] • Disclaimer says:
    @R.G. Camara
    To this day I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP. Ludicrously unpopular and prone to idiotic gaffes herself, she doesn't have Biden's years of glad-handling the press. Given Biden's age and notable cognitive decline, the handlers knew Joe was likely going to fall apart before his term ended, so they should've had a much more competent VP behind him.

    I'll also note that, while Kamala is corrupt, stupid, gaffe-tastic, and unpopular, she also has one other negative that Joe didn't: the press don't like her and neither do anyone on her staff.

    Biden rather notably had a big summer party for all the press corps every year, along with other glad-handling-the-media perks which meant he always had a number of them running to his defense for his gaffes and covering or downplaying them. (The notable exceptions when he ran for president in 1988 and 2008 and the media were bought off by rival campaigns and so just leaked and made big deals out of the bad stuff just to deep six his candidacy.)

    I remember when one of Biden's major insulting/stupid gaffes came out a few years ago pre-Presidency, and either Jake Tapper or Matt Lauer laughed it off as "Everyone knows Joe makes these funny minor speaking mistakes sometimes". Yes, everyone in the national press corps in his pocket, not the majority of America, who never voted for him. If you wonder how Joe's blatant, proud admission that he stopped a corruption investigation into his son by bribery/blackmail, look no further than how much he controlled the press.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=UXA--dj2-CY&feature=emb_logo

    Kamala, meanwhile, can't go 5 minutes without someone quitting her staff because she's awful (stupid black women are the worst bosses) or leaking how much she's hated, which the corporate media reports.

    Now the handlers controlling Joe would have to get rid of him and somehow get rid of Kamala. I'll bet their all wishing they'd picked Elizabeth Warren as his VP, she at least could've been a liked boss and handled the press and speeches better. And she's more popular.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Steve Sailer, @Bardon Kaldlan, @anon, @Jack D, @Muggles, @Hibernian

    The other Dem candidates flocked around her BECAUSE she was not a threat as a candidate in 2024. I was surprised at the speed that the Democratic Primary simply gave up and settled on Joe as a compromise. Biden was an obvious one termer. And Kamala also.
    So the plan…get rid of Trump, clear the decks in 2024, and resume the campaign.

  12. Before we get too annoyed with Biden’s age,

    1. He won against Trump, 76

    In the Democratic Primaries, He won against:

    2. Bernie Sanders, 80
    3. Elizabeth Warren, 73
    4. Michael Bloomberg, 80

    So, the alternatives are not Spring Chicken

    Same problem in 2024: We just do not have national leaders who can become effective POTUS. Typically, State Governors make good raw material. But most large State governors are too flawed to become POTUS and smaller State governors have to be very good to raise up. Carter and Clinton had special circumstances that helped them, I don’t see that happening.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @epebble

    DeSantis is the most famous GOP governor, and despite my hatred of his forced Zionism, I can't really see how he would be a bad pick for the GOP, assuming the GOP wants to win. He's young, handsome, seems bright and well-spoken, and he has shown the ability to take on Democrats and their corporate lovers like Disney.

    I don't think he'd challenge Trump in a primary but if Trump doesn't run (inshallah) then I can't see DeSantis not running. And I am certain he would win in a landslide barring extreme electoral fraud (admittedly a likely possibility) or a political/personal scandal on par with if not more extraordinary than anything seen in US politicap history. Or "other methods" that are scary to think about but certainly not too immoral for our rulers to contemplate. But he's Team Israel so I think he would be safe enough.

    As for age, I don't think people Joe's age are a priori too old to make good prrsidents. Fauci is a few years older and he might as well be sixty in terms of his mental and physical acuity. But Joe Biden is not Tony Fauci. He's clearly senile and it's clearly getting worse.

    , @TWS
    @epebble

    It's cute you think Biden won anything. He was hiding in the basement, couldn't pull a dozen people to his rallies and was the most popular president ever? More votes than Obama?

    This was pure fraud. The evidence was the Jan 6 demonstration. There was no threat except from the capital police who shot a woman through a door. Yet the brave elected officials hid under the desks and seats cowering.

    "The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion."

    They weren't righteous they were guilty of the steal. They were afraid of being dragged out and paraded in front of the crowd for their part.

    They compounded their own guilt with 20000 troops and razor wire. Honest men are not terrified of unarmed grandma and clowns with buffalo hats.

    Fraud and more of the same coming in the fall

    , @SMK
    @epebble

    The problem with Biden is not his age but his senility and dementia. The other gaffers you mention are not senile and demented, albeit they are nearly as old or even older than Biden. Pat Buchanan is older than all of them and is still cogent and articulate.

    , @prime noticer
    @epebble

    "So, the alternatives are not Spring Chicken"

    there's several people who could primary Biden if they think, and enough of the democrat money people think, Biden is particularly vulnerable.

    1) Gavin Newsom - VERY good looking and likable to the average voter, especially women, who don't realize, and don't care anyway, what his actual politics will bring to the country
    2) Jeff Bezos - openly in a dispute with Biden now, and can self-finance.
    3) Matthew McConaughey - extremely well liked and popular actor who is famous, and very clearly wants to get into politics at the national level, as a democrat
    4) Oprah, the Rock, or any other random big name celeb who thinks they can copy Orange Man, and are able to get democrat money man backing

    the battle, as always, will be if they can peel away enough of the african voters in southern states during the democrat primary. Biden will clearly lose most of the other states to a photogenic newcomer, but may, barely, slug it out due to african voter loyalty in key, early primary voting.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Charlotte

    , @Nicholas Stix
    @epebble


    Before we get too annoyed with Biden’s age,
    1. He won against Trump, 76
     
    The heck, he did.
  13. OT: Wimbledon was, of course, won by two Slavic players,
    incl. Djokovic. Within recent memory Wimbledon was dominated
    by Americans – Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi,
    Pete Sampras – who provided us with hours of guilt-free viewing pleasure.
    What happened? Is America a spent force? My impression is that
    America was at its most alive in the ‘80s and ‘90s in the Age of
    Prophecy when Rapture and the Second Coming (in which the U.S.
    was to play a major role) seemed to be just about around the corner.
    It seems like for the first time in the last 50 years we’re living in the Age
    of Disappointment when there is no prophesied date for Rapture.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    @Anon 2

    In men's tennis, the 90s era where five American men were routinely ranked in the top 15-20 was an outlier. Although you would think we would have one who could get there at least one or twice in his career. Taylor Fritz came close against Nadal in the quarterfinals, he might be the best chance now.

    , @Spect3r
    @Anon 2

    Your "recent memory" is from around 25 years ago lol

  14. @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    "I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP."

    Maybe Biden chose her?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Twinkie, @Jonathan Mason, @Known Fact, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    That’s a plausible explanation:

    conventionally bad decisions = made by Biden’s staff,

    catastrophically bad decisions = made by Biden personally.

    Of course, while Kamala is terrible for the White House, the party, and the country, she is not so bad for Biden personally. She is a classic poison poll defense against anyone getting all 25th Amendment on Biden’s a**. There are very few national-profile politicians even more despised than Biden, but Biden found one and made her Vice President.

    That bit of political jiu jitsu deserves respeck.

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Almost Missouri


    Of course, while Kamala is terrible for the White House, the party, and the country...
     
    On the contrary, Kamala's presidency would be the best thing to happen to the country in a hundred years. Taking the office down a few notches is long overdue. Who better for the job than Kam? She's no Margaret Thatcher, she's far more a Kim Campbell.

    Are those two broads in the Antipodes anything like Kim? Or Kam?

  15. By Peter Baker

    Not to be confused with Armin Meiwes, a peter sautéer.

    Why not some quantitative analysis of how early Biden calls a lid on the average day compared to Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush I, and Reagan?

    Reagan would chase his drones out of the office at 4:30. That’s pm, not the next am. My kind of boss!

    In other administrations, they’d be going at it until 25 or 6 to 5.

  16. But now he knows he’s old and he’ll never understand all this new-fangled nonsense, so he lets the young people in his Administration promote disastrous stuff instead of firing them for being idiots.

    This presupposes that Biden is in control of anything. I don’t believe that Biden is in control of his own bowels, let alone of his administration.

    He is a puppet. He has been since day one. And the remarkable thing is just how obvious it is. They are all puppets, to varying degrees – Bush, Obama, Trump, etc. But it is so blatantly obvious with Joey Gaffes.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Mr. Anon

    "He is a puppet."

    A puppet of whom?

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @SunBakedSuburb, @Corvinus

  17. @Almost Missouri
    @Steve Sailer

    That's a plausible explanation:

    conventionally bad decisions = made by Biden's staff,

    catastrophically bad decisions = made by Biden personally.

    Of course, while Kamala is terrible for the White House, the party, and the country, she is not so bad for Biden personally. She is a classic poison poll defense against anyone getting all 25th Amendment on Biden's a**. There are very few national-profile politicians even more despised than Biden, but Biden found one and made her Vice President.

    That bit of political jiu jitsu deserves respeck.

    https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.2168390202.4214/poster,504x498,f8f8f8-pad,600x600,f8f8f8.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Of course, while Kamala is terrible for the White House, the party, and the country…

    On the contrary, Kamala’s presidency would be the best thing to happen to the country in a hundred years. Taking the office down a few notches is long overdue. Who better for the job than Kam? She’s no Margaret Thatcher, she’s far more a Kim Campbell.

    Are those two broads in the Antipodes anything like Kim? Or Kam?

  18. @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    "I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP."

    Maybe Biden chose her?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Twinkie, @Jonathan Mason, @Known Fact, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Hey, thanks to Biden, we now have Selina Meyer come to real life!

  19. @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    I'm constantly reading about Biden's unnamed "handlers," but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @J.Ross, @JimDandy, @LondonBob, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @TWS, @Corvinus, @prime noticer

    … so YOU think he wrote those index cards himself?

  20. This story seems to anticipate or respond to a particularly brutal tweet from Donald Trump, pointing out that, as old as Biden is, there’s people as old or older who are clearly less demented and more capable; in other words, Biden’s problem isn’t the year, Biden’s problem is Biden.

  21. I have always especially disliked Joe Biden, and not just for his politics. Senators in general are insufferable stuffed shirts, but the fact that he can shamelessly pose as a man of the people while still trumpeting his (imaginary) mental and physical accomplishments feels like a bridge too far. None of it is true, and the fact the press covers for it is especially obnoxious. We know they’ll fawn over Barack, and that they’ll kiss the Kennedy family rings. But Joe Biden?’

  22. People can go on about Biden but what is the credible alternative at this point? That’s part of the reason we got here with him.

    For over 2 generations since the triumph of neoliberalism Western democracies have had mainstream parties that have raised nothing but managers who have no sense of political purpose. That has finally caught up with them and now we have no credible leaders among them.

    The Democrats are fretting about Biden but don’t realise they have no alternative. Much the same in Britain with Boris Johnson. They English haven’t worked out yet that Boris became PM because there was nobody else not in defiance of some theoretical better candidate.

    At what point will they get this and realise then that political realignment or collapse are the only two choices?

  23. @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    I'm constantly reading about Biden's unnamed "handlers," but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @J.Ross, @JimDandy, @LondonBob, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @TWS, @Corvinus, @prime noticer

    So… your position is that the current Biden doesn’t have handlers? Sorry, my hands are now shaking uncontrollably and I can’t type any more.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @JimDandy

    It's not just apout sleepy creepy, but about political processes in countries like US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Japan (not China)...

    I've long since come to the conclusion: there is no conspiracy. There in no "inner circle". What does exist in a society in crisis is a combination of power elites (military, media, economic, intellectual-ideological, political officials ..) in permanent conflict-cooperation mode. What emerges is a parallelogram of forces.

    Not a single US president has ever had handlers.

    This reminds me of Communist way of thinking. They had, until 1941, incessantly claimed that Hitler was just a front for German industrialists & finance capital.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Mr. Anon

  24. @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    I'm constantly reading about Biden's unnamed "handlers," but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @J.Ross, @JimDandy, @LondonBob, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @TWS, @Corvinus, @prime noticer

    Ron Klain and the gang.

    Hence the open borders, cultural warfare and hostility to Russia.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @LondonBob

    Hugh Hewitt, who is not given to conspiracy theory, says WHCoS Ron Klain is the Home Regent and SoS Anthony Blinken is the Regent Over Antipodes.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

  25. @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    I'm constantly reading about Biden's unnamed "handlers," but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @J.Ross, @JimDandy, @LondonBob, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @TWS, @Corvinus, @prime noticer

    Or- who were Obama’s handlers?

    Let’s hear 5-10 names.

    • Replies: @Joe Magarac
    @Bardon Kaldian


    Or- who were Obama’s handlers?
     
    My best guess is primarily Obama (with various buffers to do the actual handling) and definitely not Hillary.

    It would be "advisors" not "handlers" if Biden were still compos mentis.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

  26. @Mr. Anon

    But now he knows he’s old and he’ll never understand all this new-fangled nonsense, so he lets the young people in his Administration promote disastrous stuff instead of firing them for being idiots.
     
    This presupposes that Biden is in control of anything. I don't believe that Biden is in control of his own bowels, let alone of his administration.

    He is a puppet. He has been since day one. And the remarkable thing is just how obvious it is. They are all puppets, to varying degrees - Bush, Obama, Trump, etc. But it is so blatantly obvious with Joey Gaffes.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    “He is a puppet.”

    A puppet of whom?

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @Steve Sailer

    The Neocons, for starters.

    , @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @Steve Sailer

    I realize you're trolling your own bleg, Mr. Stevie. Creepy Pedo Joe has advanced dementia, all people with dementia require external management of their daily tasks and cannot in any way learn or overcome novel tasks or challenges. Usually family members perform these roles, sometimes nursing staff and aides perform them. Creepy Pedo Joe is obviously managed by nurses (I had my butt wiped!!!), his wife, Nasty Pelosi, and dozens of essentially anonymous staff.

    Btw, The Science admitted today that President Trump's tiny little Prick is 5% effective. "A vaccine for a coronavirus will never happen, it is unobtainium." ~ Je Suis, June 2020. God, do I love being right about stuff 😃😃😃

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Steve Sailer

    "A puppet of whom?"

    The Obama Clique, which has inserted its operatives throughout the Executive. Notable personalities of the OC in the Biden Admin. include Susan Rice, Domestic Policy Advisor, and Lisa Monaco, Deputy AG at DOJ.

    The Obama Clique are merely managerials. Who pulls their strings?

    , @Corvinus
    @Steve Sailer

    “He is a puppet.” A puppet of whom?”

    The Deep State, led by Jews. Now, you could come out and that is a silly thing, or you could continue to give the impression you agree it exists without actually saying so, but in reality doubt its overall power and reach and express those reservations openly. Of course, that would require you not to be cagey.

  27. @JimDandy
    @Steve Sailer

    So... your position is that the current Biden doesn't have handlers? Sorry, my hands are now shaking uncontrollably and I can't type any more.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    It’s not just apout sleepy creepy, but about political processes in countries like US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Japan (not China)…

    I’ve long since come to the conclusion: there is no conspiracy. There in no “inner circle”. What does exist in a society in crisis is a combination of power elites (military, media, economic, intellectual-ideological, political officials ..) in permanent conflict-cooperation mode. What emerges is a parallelogram of forces.

    Not a single US president has ever had handlers.

    This reminds me of Communist way of thinking. They had, until 1941, incessantly claimed that Hitler was just a front for German industrialists & finance capital.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @Bardon Kaldian

    AOC is a self-made Latinx Senorita Smith Goes To Washington spontaneous force of nature. Got it.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Bardon Kaldian


    I’ve long since come to the conclusion: there is no conspiracy.
     
    You've long since come to a conclusion that is wrong.

    There in no “inner circle”. What does exist in a society in crisis is a combination of power elites (military, media, economic, intellectual-ideological, political officials ..) in permanent conflict-cooperation mode. What emerges is a parallelogram of forces.
     
    Gee, it would be nice if there were a convenient short-hand word for powerful forces working behind the scenes in concert. I wonder what we could call such a thing.

    Not a single US president has ever had handlers.
     
    Two words for you. Woodrow Wilson

    They all have handlers to one degree or another. The only distinction is whether or not they realize they are being handled.
  28. @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    I'm constantly reading about Biden's unnamed "handlers," but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @J.Ross, @JimDandy, @LondonBob, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @TWS, @Corvinus, @prime noticer

    I’m constantly reading about Biden’s unnamed “handlers,” but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.

    It’s not a question of “overruling”, it is “ruling” in the first place.

    Sure, this adminsitration reeks of Joe Biden in terms of atmospherics, but I see nothing about it that stamped “Joe Biden” policy wise. Other than this policy mix–minoritarianism on steroids for the flyover goyim (to be “progressive”) coupled with making no trouble for Wall Street or the Deep State–is what Joe Biden represented and was selected for. (As opposed to some of the more economically left candidates like Sanders and Warren.)

    Does anyone think, Biden’s running around with any sort of serious policy set he wants to accomplish- and is cracking heads to “get it done”? As far as I can tell he’s nodding along with Wall Street/Deep State friendly policy cooked up for him. And giving us the occasional gaff they have to “clarify” or walk back.

  29. Well, they would say that. On the other hand, Biden did fine debating Trump a couple of years ago.

    Did fine?

    Ok, upfront, I admit they got him time adjusted and drugged up adequately.

    But I assume you saw the same debate I did. Biden was mediocre. He was saved in the first debate by Trump being a complete douche bag. Trump has tremendous energy and does great rally stand up, but he’s a mediocre debater who misses all sorts of stuff and wanders into the weeds. And in the critical first debate Trump’s handlers apparently told him to simply try and harass Biden into a melt down or incoherence and Trump being Trump–and maybe with the Fauci playing a part–was just an annoying, interrupting, gas bag. Biden was mediocre and in parts terrible and incoherent, but next to Trump’s utter shit show it allowed Biden to be “ok”, “normal”, “safe”.

    I think Trump lost himself the “swingers” and the election that night. Biden didn’t win it other than not just completely breaking down.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @AnotherDad

    You think Chris(sy) Wallace played any part?

    , @Prester John
    @AnotherDad

    On the other hand, not only are presidential debates bullshit--they're not even debates.

    , @Currahee
    @AnotherDad

    "but he’s a mediocre debater " No, he is awful, terrible. Maybe it's his massive ego and self absorption that prevents him from observing.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @AnotherDad

    I wish Trump would have behaved in the first debate the way he behaved in the second. I thought he hit home when he said to Biden (I paraphrase) "You're the reason I went into politics. You're a typical politician--all talk and no action. You've been in Washington your whole life and haven't fixed anything."

    And that's what we see from Biden--just talk. He doesn't even pretend to have a plan to fix anything.

    His protege, Pete Buttigieg, is cut from the same cloth. Ask him a challenging question and he'll instantly respond with a glib, articulate answer. Very impressive in press conferences and debates. When it comes to actually accomplishing anything, though, he's clueless.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

    , @Coemgen
    @AnotherDad

    Complete douchebag? I give you exhibit A:
    https://youtu.be/ce9_pVL37nw

  30. The Democrats want to pretend that Biden’s biggest problem is his age when in reality it is the disastrous leftwing policies that he has put into force since becoming president. A younger president with the same policies would be just as bad.

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Replies: @Bernard
    @Joe Walker


    The Democrats want to pretend that Biden’s biggest problem is his age when in reality it is the disastrous leftwing policies that he has put into force since becoming president. A younger president with the same policies would be just as bad.
     
    These policies are not because Joe is old, but because he is senile and has no executive function remaining. This didn’t suddenly happen, it has been obvious for several years, and would have been known if not for a press corp which decided that getting Trump out was more important than having a President with his full facilities.

    I think the age thing is overstated. There are some in their 70’s who are quite energetic with very sharp minds. Biden is not one of those and it was obvious before he was elected. Most cognitive decline among older people is not so rapid that within a four year term it would manifest and become clearly evident.

    Replies: @Anon

  31. The Party is STUCK with Biden for now. Somebody is telling him to say he will run in 24. Sooner or later Sombody will tell him to say he will not run in 24.

    If he did run does anybody think he could be nominated? Anybody?

  32. @AnotherDad

    Well, they would say that. On the other hand, Biden did fine debating Trump a couple of years ago.
     
    Did fine?

    Ok, upfront, I admit they got him time adjusted and drugged up adequately.

    But I assume you saw the same debate I did. Biden was mediocre. He was saved in the first debate by Trump being a complete douche bag. Trump has tremendous energy and does great rally stand up, but he's a mediocre debater who misses all sorts of stuff and wanders into the weeds. And in the critical first debate Trump's handlers apparently told him to simply try and harass Biden into a melt down or incoherence and Trump being Trump--and maybe with the Fauci playing a part--was just an annoying, interrupting, gas bag. Biden was mediocre and in parts terrible and incoherent, but next to Trump's utter shit show it allowed Biden to be "ok", "normal", "safe".

    I think Trump lost himself the "swingers" and the election that night. Biden didn't win it other than not just completely breaking down.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @Prester John, @Currahee, @Harry Baldwin, @Coemgen

    You think Chris(sy) Wallace played any part?

  33. @R.G. Camara
    @Steve Sailer


    Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac.
     
    While Joe loved the limelight and being clever/corrupt, he was always doing what MBNA/Wilmington corporate/Amtrak told him. He was a servant, not a master, and one designed to dance in the spotlight to distract you.

    Nowadays, he's senile, so they have harder work getting him out there to read what they wrote for him and sound competent. When he gets his adrenaline pumping, his political b.s. skills kick in, but many times his brain stops working long before his mouth stops moving.

    And c'mon, man: Chuck Schumer openly warned Trump that the Deep State was going to go after him for crossing them. When a senator with all his marbles is saying that the president is under their thumb and will be punished for disobeying him, do you really think a mumbling senile lifetime Deep State asset like Biden is suddenly in control?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OYyXv2l4-I

    This is after we learned that Obama did what Citibank told him and chose the cabinet they told him to pick.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/362836-emails-citigroup-obama-cabinet/

    So if Obama was just a puppet, what do you think a lifetime corporate puppet and current dementia-addled "president" is?

    Replies: @Cool Daddy Jimbo, @hhsiii

    “While Joe loved the limelight and being clever/corrupt, he was always doing what MBNA/Wilmington corporate/Amtrak told him. He was a servant, not a master, and one designed to dance in the spotlight to distract you.”

    Also, as a senator you could say outrageous things and get away with it. There were 99 other bloviating fucktards to distract the press. One was bound to say something even stupider within the next hour. You could also hide behind senate votes and procedures. (Was it Kerry who said, “I was for it before I was against it?” Things like that make perfect sense in the world of the senate.) Brandon has never had to be out in front with his extreme mediocrity on full display. Combine that with the fact that he barely understands what’s happening. He can’t comprehend that every time he opens his mouth he’s setting policy. In his mind he can just say stuff and it will fade away into the background, like during his 49 years in the senate.

  34. @Harry Baldwin
    C'mon, man, he's pathetic!

    In the recent speech where read "repeat the line" off the teleprompter, he not did not repeat the line, he lapsed into some gibberish before recovering.

    https://twitter.com/greg_price11/status/1545441526133788673?

    People who follow the dominant news media never see these clips, do they?

    Replies: @AndrewR

    If Trump had done this, Rachel Maddow would have talked about it for an hour.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @AndrewR

    An hour? This would be the leading story on MSNBC for a week!

  35. “One of my concerns is that Biden realizes he’s old and so he doesn’t call BS on the Latest Thing as much as he would have done in the past: You don’t hear him saying: “This transgender stuff is BS, right?” “No, a black man didn’t invent the lightbulb.” “These ‘mostly peaceful protests’ are riots, of course.” But now he knows he’s old and he’ll never understand all this new-fangled nonsense, so he lets the young people in his Administration promote disastrous stuff instead of firing them for being idiots.

    This is a disappointing contention. It seems to me Biden has made a career of taking the safest stance on any given issue throughout his entire political career.

    It is obviously clear that the last 6-7 years the guy’s brain has turned into applesauce. Look at the video Anglin posted in his last article. They guy can’t even differentiate between the lines he’s supposed to read and the instructions he’s supposed to follow. It’s not even the first, 10th, or 100th time.

    And the Hunter Biden disaster clearly illustrated Shotgun Joe was a deliberate and willing accomplice to much of Hunter’s criminal activity; the latest revelation being sending him money to pay for prostitutes that he was clearly physically abusing. In no sane world would any politician be able to survive this type of scandal involving their own kid – and both of Biden’s living children bring their own.

    Steve also ignores the fact that Creepy Joe was in the habit of actively seeking out and fondling/flirting with every small child that came across his path in White House photo ops, and god knows where else.

    In short, Biden is a catastrophically flawed and evil man; his presidency is a sham, and it is clear he is not making any of the decisions he claims he is. His political career serves only as evidence as to how disastrous our political system has become.

    If he were just an innocent old man I’d feel sorry for him. Imagine being 79 and demented, and every single day having to sit through hours and hours of what are essentially media prep sessions, with aggressive, impatient, self interested staffers grilling you and treating you like an idiot while they try to get you prepared to go in public and present policy. And what kind of woman is his disgusting wife to sit back and allow him to be put through all that? They are all just sick and evil.

    • Agree: The Anti-Gnostic
    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Mike Tre

    https://www.the-sun.com/news/5733242/hunter-biden-jill-biden-vindictive-moron-argument-rehab/
    https://twitter.com/TheSunUS/status/1546564150175875074

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    , @Prester John
    @Mike Tre

    "And the Hunter Biden disaster clearly illustrated Shotgun Joe was a deliberate and willing accomplice to much of Hunter’s criminal activity"

    Unless and until the Democrat Party-controlled media focus on this issue, statements such as the above amount to pissing into the wind. And the media doesn't want to hear it, so, case closed. A sad, indeed tragic, state of affairs indeed!

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    , @SOL
    @Mike Tre

    But Jill Biden committed adultery and married Joe Biden out of love!

  36. …Biden did fine debating Trump a couple of years ago.

    Huh? Biden looked weak and befuddled in the first presidential “debate” of 2020. His saucer-like pupils didn’t help his image any either.

    That’s why the “debate” rules were changed for the next “debate” and future “debates” were cancelled.

    Debate is in quotes because these events are not debates. They are more like “struggle sessions” where anything that goes against the Democrat Party/Globalist agenda is disparaged with the “moderator” and Democrat candidate working together against their common foe.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  37. @epebble
    Before we get too annoyed with Biden's age,

    1. He won against Trump, 76

    In the Democratic Primaries, He won against:

    2. Bernie Sanders, 80
    3. Elizabeth Warren, 73
    4. Michael Bloomberg, 80

    So, the alternatives are not Spring Chicken

    Same problem in 2024: We just do not have national leaders who can become effective POTUS. Typically, State Governors make good raw material. But most large State governors are too flawed to become POTUS and smaller State governors have to be very good to raise up. Carter and Clinton had special circumstances that helped them, I don't see that happening.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @TWS, @SMK, @prime noticer, @Nicholas Stix

    DeSantis is the most famous GOP governor, and despite my hatred of his forced Zionism, I can’t really see how he would be a bad pick for the GOP, assuming the GOP wants to win. He’s young, handsome, seems bright and well-spoken, and he has shown the ability to take on Democrats and their corporate lovers like Disney.

    I don’t think he’d challenge Trump in a primary but if Trump doesn’t run (inshallah) then I can’t see DeSantis not running. And I am certain he would win in a landslide barring extreme electoral fraud (admittedly a likely possibility) or a political/personal scandal on par with if not more extraordinary than anything seen in US politicap history. Or “other methods” that are scary to think about but certainly not too immoral for our rulers to contemplate. But he’s Team Israel so I think he would be safe enough.

    As for age, I don’t think people Joe’s age are a priori too old to make good prrsidents. Fauci is a few years older and he might as well be sixty in terms of his mental and physical acuity. But Joe Biden is not Tony Fauci. He’s clearly senile and it’s clearly getting worse.

    • Agree: Bernard
  38. @LondonBob
    @Steve Sailer

    Ron Klain and the gang.

    https://twitter.com/WhitegoldDale/status/1545784527871774722?s=20&t=1sOUEJxTxg8XgtwBROHHXQ

    Hence the open borders, cultural warfare and hostility to Russia.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Hugh Hewitt, who is not given to conspiracy theory, says WHCoS Ron Klain is the Home Regent and SoS Anthony Blinken is the Regent Over Antipodes.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @J.Ross

    "Ron Klain"

    Party apparatchik Klain is another notable minion of the Obama Clique. Two others: Susan Rice and Lisa Monaco. The OC's fingerprints are all over the Biden Admin. But they just manage the mess for the cartel of American and European oligarchs who seek to make the world more drag queen friendly.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  39. Multiple reporters for big-time outlets admitted after the 2016 election that they could see that voter enthusiasm for Hilary was low, as her events were never full and required staff moving the people who did show up in strategic locations to ensure any camera shots gave the misleading impression that people were flocking to see her. But too many of them were invested in the idea of a Hilary presidency to deliver an honest take and the result is that many rank and file Dems were shocked on election night (and truthfully, so was I).

    Same dynamic with Biden only in relation to his mental acuity and stamina. There is no question going back to the start of the 2020 campaign that his handlers have done their best to limit both unscripted interactions and public appearances to the absolute bare minimum. Obviously scads of reporters saw and recognized this but dutifully didn’t commit any actual journalism in questioning his present and future competence. Even today there are foreign news sources that routinely question Biden’s capabilities but our major media outlets go out of their way not to ask the obvious questions.

    The debate in elite Dem circles must be getting pretty loud if the NYT has finally published even this kid gloves treatment of Biden’s health. Obviously the midterms are going to be bad, but it’s clear that even if inflation moderates and the economy improves by 2024 Biden will get no credit because enough of the public (included Dems) have checked out on the president and he will get absolutely crushed by almost any Republican. Secretly they are probably hoping it tars Harris enough to move her out of the way as well – at the moment it looks like Newsome is their hope.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Arclight

    Yes, choosing the unlikeable Eva Peron-like right-wing hawk Democrat Hillary Clinton as the candidate was a massive mistake for the Democrats as Trump was able to outflank her to the left on many issues.

    Had the Dems chosen a more personable candidate, probably Trump would have been beaten, and the Democratic president would have appointed three more liberal supreme Court judges, and would now be into his or her second term.

    However Trump turned out to be a complete disaster on numerous issues.

    Nobody is talking now about abolishing NATO or about Trump who came in threatening the drug companies with a big stick, and getting his own ass whipped in his first month in office. Or about Trump succeeding in building about 500 meters of his signature wall with Mexico, or his denial of the dangers of Covid-19 in the early days of the pandemic, or the efficacy of hydrochlorquinolone, or the value of his personal relationship with Putin, or his claim that Canadians were killing American dairy farmers!

    Replies: @BB753, @Jack D, @Dmon, @Hibernian

    , @epebble
    @Arclight

    her events were never full

    That may not be a good measure of how people may vote. Hillary won by popular votes, in spite of empty events. Biden won in spite of having few/no rallies. If Trump runs again, he will have overflowing rallies (he is already pulling record crowds), compared to Biden. Nobody votes for Biden with any enthusiasm, it is just that they like the other candidate even less.

    , @Sick n' Tired
    @Arclight

    Newsome is deep state trash as well. At this point we'd be better off electing a chicken to office and have it peck at options on a piece of paper. The German octopus who correctly picked the World Cup winners would be an acceptable option as well, but I think it died a few years ago.

  40. The way to get elected now is by promising the impossible to the voters. Since no one can deliver on the impossible, the voters quickly become disillusioned with the people they elected. This is why you see the regular flipping back and forth between parties. When voters don’t get what they want, they throw a temper tantrum like children and toss out the politicians they previously elected.

    The problem with Biden is not his age but his policies. In an attempt to give everyone what they demand, trillions of dollars are spent by the government and then the money is printed up to pay for it. Interest rates are held down so people can borrow money cheaply and engage in consumption. When high inflation results, they then get angry and flounder around blaming everyone but themselves. If Biden was half as old, he would still be unpopular now.

  41. @Bardon Kaldian
    @JimDandy

    It's not just apout sleepy creepy, but about political processes in countries like US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Japan (not China)...

    I've long since come to the conclusion: there is no conspiracy. There in no "inner circle". What does exist in a society in crisis is a combination of power elites (military, media, economic, intellectual-ideological, political officials ..) in permanent conflict-cooperation mode. What emerges is a parallelogram of forces.

    Not a single US president has ever had handlers.

    This reminds me of Communist way of thinking. They had, until 1941, incessantly claimed that Hitler was just a front for German industrialists & finance capital.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Mr. Anon

    AOC is a self-made Latinx Senorita Smith Goes To Washington spontaneous force of nature. Got it.

  42. @R.G. Camara
    @Steve Sailer


    Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac.
     
    While Joe loved the limelight and being clever/corrupt, he was always doing what MBNA/Wilmington corporate/Amtrak told him. He was a servant, not a master, and one designed to dance in the spotlight to distract you.

    Nowadays, he's senile, so they have harder work getting him out there to read what they wrote for him and sound competent. When he gets his adrenaline pumping, his political b.s. skills kick in, but many times his brain stops working long before his mouth stops moving.

    And c'mon, man: Chuck Schumer openly warned Trump that the Deep State was going to go after him for crossing them. When a senator with all his marbles is saying that the president is under their thumb and will be punished for disobeying him, do you really think a mumbling senile lifetime Deep State asset like Biden is suddenly in control?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OYyXv2l4-I

    This is after we learned that Obama did what Citibank told him and chose the cabinet they told him to pick.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/362836-emails-citigroup-obama-cabinet/

    So if Obama was just a puppet, what do you think a lifetime corporate puppet and current dementia-addled "president" is?

    Replies: @Cool Daddy Jimbo, @hhsiii

    That doesn’t really read to me like Citi qua Citi dictating cabinet positions.

  43. On the cognitive front, Joe was never super bright, so he has less of a margin of safety.

  44. @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    "I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP."

    Maybe Biden chose her?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Twinkie, @Jonathan Mason, @Known Fact, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Maybe Biden chose her?

    Biden boxed himself into a corner by announcing way ahead of time that he was going to have a vice president who was black and female.

    I would have thought that Val Demings of Florida would have been a better choice, but Biden being Biden chose the hapless Harris and snatched her from the obscurity of the Senate.

    When Biden chose Harris I assumed that she had hidden qualities and was being groomed for 2024, but it doesn’t look that way now, and she looks like a lightweight.

    It could be that presidential candidates are not the savviest when it comes to choosing female running mates. Consider McCain choosing Palin. Another paperweight ornament for the Oval Office.

    • Replies: @Currahee
    @Jonathan Mason

    Back in the Iowa primary days, Harris stumbled and fell. The Dem inside baseball at the time was that she was stupid. Willie Brown told her not to run.

    , @R.G. Camara
    @Jonathan Mason

    For some reason the Deep State seems mega-desperate to get a female into the presidency. I don't know why, but it comes off as urgency and panic rather than genuine desire. As if getting a gyno-american into the Oval Office is somehow a matter of life and death. Yet most of the country is meh about it.

    Consider the false push with Hillary (happening quietly now). And consider how much Kamala and other females (such as Elizabeth Warren) were pushed. Consider how unlikable Kamala was somehow chosen as VP for a president with a good chance of resigning or dying. Or the Stacey Abrams push, despite her losing efforts.

    And these days, consider how much Michelle Obama is being touted. A non-entity who has literally never even held office before or campaigned for office, who's only accomplishment is marrying well, and somehow this makes her an "ideal" candidate. At least Obama had won office before, despite never doing anything.

    WTF? Is there a hidden prophecy that if a Democratic president is female that somehow every child in America will be aborted, blacks will slaughter all whites, and everyone will become gay? I just don't get their fiending for it.

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Jonathan Mason


    Consider McCain choosing Palin. Another paperweight ornament for the Oval Office.
     
    Wrong, Tonto!

    McCain was a RINO POS who was always ready to advance the Ds agenda so he would be praised in the NYT as a "thoughtful bipartisan Republican." Imagine his surprise when they turned on him as a presidential candidate.

    I held my nose and voted for him for 2 reasons:
    1) a SCOTUS appointment
    2) Palin. I think she would have been a fire eating VP given the chance.

    That said, she did give off a bit of a trailer park vibe which I am sure put off white lib women.
  45. @Arclight
    Multiple reporters for big-time outlets admitted after the 2016 election that they could see that voter enthusiasm for Hilary was low, as her events were never full and required staff moving the people who did show up in strategic locations to ensure any camera shots gave the misleading impression that people were flocking to see her. But too many of them were invested in the idea of a Hilary presidency to deliver an honest take and the result is that many rank and file Dems were shocked on election night (and truthfully, so was I).

    Same dynamic with Biden only in relation to his mental acuity and stamina. There is no question going back to the start of the 2020 campaign that his handlers have done their best to limit both unscripted interactions and public appearances to the absolute bare minimum. Obviously scads of reporters saw and recognized this but dutifully didn't commit any actual journalism in questioning his present and future competence. Even today there are foreign news sources that routinely question Biden's capabilities but our major media outlets go out of their way not to ask the obvious questions.

    The debate in elite Dem circles must be getting pretty loud if the NYT has finally published even this kid gloves treatment of Biden's health. Obviously the midterms are going to be bad, but it's clear that even if inflation moderates and the economy improves by 2024 Biden will get no credit because enough of the public (included Dems) have checked out on the president and he will get absolutely crushed by almost any Republican. Secretly they are probably hoping it tars Harris enough to move her out of the way as well - at the moment it looks like Newsome is their hope.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @epebble, @Sick n' Tired

    Yes, choosing the unlikeable Eva Peron-like right-wing hawk Democrat Hillary Clinton as the candidate was a massive mistake for the Democrats as Trump was able to outflank her to the left on many issues.

    Had the Dems chosen a more personable candidate, probably Trump would have been beaten, and the Democratic president would have appointed three more liberal supreme Court judges, and would now be into his or her second term.

    However Trump turned out to be a complete disaster on numerous issues.

    Nobody is talking now about abolishing NATO or about Trump who came in threatening the drug companies with a big stick, and getting his own ass whipped in his first month in office. Or about Trump succeeding in building about 500 meters of his signature wall with Mexico, or his denial of the dangers of Covid-19 in the early days of the pandemic, or the efficacy of hydrochlorquinolone, or the value of his personal relationship with Putin, or his claim that Canadians were killing American dairy farmers!

    • Replies: @BB753
    @Jonathan Mason

    I'm not a Trump fan but what's wrong about abolishing NATO, pulling out of the UN, reigning in Big Pharma or saying the Covid-19 was a nothinggburger? And yes, hydroxychloroquine does work!
    Admittedly, the wall was a bad idea. It could be used to keep Americans in who'd want to flee a totalitarian covidian surveillance state.

    , @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason

    Trump was far from perfect but just look at the economic mess that Biden managed to create in a few short months. Biden spent his whole life in Washington and clearly had no understanding of how a market economy operates.

    Socialists (and that's what Biden is) make all sort of wonderful promises about how they are going to give everyone bread and roses but it always ends in tears because they are only masters of the wealth SPENDING game and have no idea how wealth is created - to them it springs magically from the ground. Even if you literally have wealth in your ground (Venezuela) you can still fuck it up with socialist incompetence. If socialists ruled Alaska, they would somehow create an ice shortage. Note that this is never their goal - it is just the result and they never can understand how such noble goals end up with such disastrous results. Biden lately has been blaming capitalist greed, which is a old socialist standby.

    Hillary MIGHT have been a little better than Biden because she was not as beholden to black voters. Blacks are mainly interested in one thing from the gubmint (aside from lax law enforcement) which is gib-me-dats in every shape and form. No black ever met a gib-me-dat program that he didn't like. Where the money comes from to pay for all the goodies is not their problem.

    Replies: @epebble

    , @Dmon
    @Jonathan Mason

    "However Trump turned out to be a complete disaster on numerous issues."

    I know, right? As opposed to Biden, who is making rapid progress on his goals of collapsing the economy, replacing the population, outlawing opposition, implementing a permanent state of emergency on public health and climate pretexts and starting WWIII. When it comes to achieving his policy initiatives, Biden is the most successful political leader since Bismarck, or that other German guy whose name escapes me at the moment.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    , @Hibernian
    @Jonathan Mason


    ...as Trump was able to outflank her to the left on many issues.
     
    Realistic foreign policy and a safety net for American working people, along with rational trade policy, are not Leftist. Sure, a lot of people think they are.
  46. The video of Biden stumbling up the stairway to AF One has been run endlessly. Nevertheless, it is indicative of a man who at times seems lost in the cosmos. After age 75 things start getting, uhh, “interesting” healthwise. If for some reason he can’t run in 2024 and H. Clinton grabs the nomination (not out of the realm of possibility) and Trump steals the Republican nomination (also not out of the realm of possibility) then we will have Trump v. Clinton II, the Old Man (age 78) v. The Old Lady (age 77). Any way you cut the pie, the prospects suck.

  47. @AnotherDad

    Well, they would say that. On the other hand, Biden did fine debating Trump a couple of years ago.
     
    Did fine?

    Ok, upfront, I admit they got him time adjusted and drugged up adequately.

    But I assume you saw the same debate I did. Biden was mediocre. He was saved in the first debate by Trump being a complete douche bag. Trump has tremendous energy and does great rally stand up, but he's a mediocre debater who misses all sorts of stuff and wanders into the weeds. And in the critical first debate Trump's handlers apparently told him to simply try and harass Biden into a melt down or incoherence and Trump being Trump--and maybe with the Fauci playing a part--was just an annoying, interrupting, gas bag. Biden was mediocre and in parts terrible and incoherent, but next to Trump's utter shit show it allowed Biden to be "ok", "normal", "safe".

    I think Trump lost himself the "swingers" and the election that night. Biden didn't win it other than not just completely breaking down.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @Prester John, @Currahee, @Harry Baldwin, @Coemgen

    On the other hand, not only are presidential debates bullshit–they’re not even debates.

  48. @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    "I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP."

    Maybe Biden chose her?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Twinkie, @Jonathan Mason, @Known Fact, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    I’d heard Biden liked Whitmer, Michigan’s evil queen, but of course felt boxed in by the race thing

    BTW, this NYT story ran July 9 — a summer Saturday. If they were really serious the story would have run on Sunday. As someone who used to throw together my paper’s Saturday editions, I can assure you no one knows or cares what you do to wrap around those auto and real-estate sections

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Known Fact

    She had only a year and a half as Governor by that time.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gretchen_Whitmer

  49. TWS says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    I'm constantly reading about Biden's unnamed "handlers," but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @J.Ross, @JimDandy, @LondonBob, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @TWS, @Corvinus, @prime noticer

    All Alzheimer’s patients have some assistance. His roundly ignored temper tantrums where he shouts bizarre insults and threats were an obvious clue. The fact that he’s being puppeted or they tried and failed, ‘salute the marine’ and now just use written directions he repeats, not once but many times should scare the hell out of anyone.

    Does anyone believe that Biden is in control of anything? You do not give a guy with the early stages of dementia control over anything but the ice cream choices.

    They didn’t hide him in the basement because he was fine. Just because they can barely limp him through a press conference where he reads the directions on the cue cards and has to be physically directed where to stand once a month doesn’t mean he’s in control. The guy was so jacked up on stuka pills and Adderall that he literally did a ‘Cornholio’ impression.

    Yes he was an affable bully for decades but while he’s not as frail as Hillary physically, he has obvious mental and physical decline.

  50. TWS says:
    @epebble
    Before we get too annoyed with Biden's age,

    1. He won against Trump, 76

    In the Democratic Primaries, He won against:

    2. Bernie Sanders, 80
    3. Elizabeth Warren, 73
    4. Michael Bloomberg, 80

    So, the alternatives are not Spring Chicken

    Same problem in 2024: We just do not have national leaders who can become effective POTUS. Typically, State Governors make good raw material. But most large State governors are too flawed to become POTUS and smaller State governors have to be very good to raise up. Carter and Clinton had special circumstances that helped them, I don't see that happening.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @TWS, @SMK, @prime noticer, @Nicholas Stix

    It’s cute you think Biden won anything. He was hiding in the basement, couldn’t pull a dozen people to his rallies and was the most popular president ever? More votes than Obama?

    This was pure fraud. The evidence was the Jan 6 demonstration. There was no threat except from the capital police who shot a woman through a door. Yet the brave elected officials hid under the desks and seats cowering.

    “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.”

    They weren’t righteous they were guilty of the steal. They were afraid of being dragged out and paraded in front of the crowd for their part.

    They compounded their own guilt with 20000 troops and razor wire. Honest men are not terrified of unarmed grandma and clowns with buffalo hats.

    Fraud and more of the same coming in the fall

  51. One of the finest presidents that the US has had in the past 50 years was Bill Clinton. He was elected in his 40’s.

  52. Trump turned out to be a complete disaster on numerous issues.

    In the Four-Dimensional Political Mechanics, Democrats may have benefited from Trump? No Hillary. who might have been a terrible President, and Republicans in chaos? If anyone other than Trump is nominated for 2024, Trump and his friends will destroy him well before nomination. So, whoever Democrats nominate will win (or at least win Popular votes, causing more chaos).

  53. @Arclight
    Multiple reporters for big-time outlets admitted after the 2016 election that they could see that voter enthusiasm for Hilary was low, as her events were never full and required staff moving the people who did show up in strategic locations to ensure any camera shots gave the misleading impression that people were flocking to see her. But too many of them were invested in the idea of a Hilary presidency to deliver an honest take and the result is that many rank and file Dems were shocked on election night (and truthfully, so was I).

    Same dynamic with Biden only in relation to his mental acuity and stamina. There is no question going back to the start of the 2020 campaign that his handlers have done their best to limit both unscripted interactions and public appearances to the absolute bare minimum. Obviously scads of reporters saw and recognized this but dutifully didn't commit any actual journalism in questioning his present and future competence. Even today there are foreign news sources that routinely question Biden's capabilities but our major media outlets go out of their way not to ask the obvious questions.

    The debate in elite Dem circles must be getting pretty loud if the NYT has finally published even this kid gloves treatment of Biden's health. Obviously the midterms are going to be bad, but it's clear that even if inflation moderates and the economy improves by 2024 Biden will get no credit because enough of the public (included Dems) have checked out on the president and he will get absolutely crushed by almost any Republican. Secretly they are probably hoping it tars Harris enough to move her out of the way as well - at the moment it looks like Newsome is their hope.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @epebble, @Sick n' Tired

    her events were never full

    That may not be a good measure of how people may vote. Hillary won by popular votes, in spite of empty events. Biden won in spite of having few/no rallies. If Trump runs again, he will have overflowing rallies (he is already pulling record crowds), compared to Biden. Nobody votes for Biden with any enthusiasm, it is just that they like the other candidate even less.

  54. In 2024, Trump will be getting up there too. It will be an issue in the Republican primary, the precedent of Reagan notwithstanding.

    Too early to speculate on who the various players will be, but I predict a race between not-Biden ans not-Trump.

    This prediction is contingent on there still being a United States of America and organizational continuity with the current system. I’m not betting either way on those.

  55. @Jonathan Mason
    @Arclight

    Yes, choosing the unlikeable Eva Peron-like right-wing hawk Democrat Hillary Clinton as the candidate was a massive mistake for the Democrats as Trump was able to outflank her to the left on many issues.

    Had the Dems chosen a more personable candidate, probably Trump would have been beaten, and the Democratic president would have appointed three more liberal supreme Court judges, and would now be into his or her second term.

    However Trump turned out to be a complete disaster on numerous issues.

    Nobody is talking now about abolishing NATO or about Trump who came in threatening the drug companies with a big stick, and getting his own ass whipped in his first month in office. Or about Trump succeeding in building about 500 meters of his signature wall with Mexico, or his denial of the dangers of Covid-19 in the early days of the pandemic, or the efficacy of hydrochlorquinolone, or the value of his personal relationship with Putin, or his claim that Canadians were killing American dairy farmers!

    Replies: @BB753, @Jack D, @Dmon, @Hibernian

    I’m not a Trump fan but what’s wrong about abolishing NATO, pulling out of the UN, reigning in Big Pharma or saying the Covid-19 was a nothinggburger? And yes, hydroxychloroquine does work!
    Admittedly, the wall was a bad idea. It could be used to keep Americans in who’d want to flee a totalitarian covidian surveillance state.

    • Thanks: Mark G.
  56. @R.G. Camara
    To this day I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP. Ludicrously unpopular and prone to idiotic gaffes herself, she doesn't have Biden's years of glad-handling the press. Given Biden's age and notable cognitive decline, the handlers knew Joe was likely going to fall apart before his term ended, so they should've had a much more competent VP behind him.

    I'll also note that, while Kamala is corrupt, stupid, gaffe-tastic, and unpopular, she also has one other negative that Joe didn't: the press don't like her and neither do anyone on her staff.

    Biden rather notably had a big summer party for all the press corps every year, along with other glad-handling-the-media perks which meant he always had a number of them running to his defense for his gaffes and covering or downplaying them. (The notable exceptions when he ran for president in 1988 and 2008 and the media were bought off by rival campaigns and so just leaked and made big deals out of the bad stuff just to deep six his candidacy.)

    I remember when one of Biden's major insulting/stupid gaffes came out a few years ago pre-Presidency, and either Jake Tapper or Matt Lauer laughed it off as "Everyone knows Joe makes these funny minor speaking mistakes sometimes". Yes, everyone in the national press corps in his pocket, not the majority of America, who never voted for him. If you wonder how Joe's blatant, proud admission that he stopped a corruption investigation into his son by bribery/blackmail, look no further than how much he controlled the press.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=UXA--dj2-CY&feature=emb_logo

    Kamala, meanwhile, can't go 5 minutes without someone quitting her staff because she's awful (stupid black women are the worst bosses) or leaking how much she's hated, which the corporate media reports.

    Now the handlers controlling Joe would have to get rid of him and somehow get rid of Kamala. I'll bet their all wishing they'd picked Elizabeth Warren as his VP, she at least could've been a liked boss and handled the press and speeches better. And she's more popular.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Steve Sailer, @Bardon Kaldlan, @anon, @Jack D, @Muggles, @Hibernian

    You are forgetting the atmosphere of 2020 as the year of Everything Black. Biden promised that his pick would be a black woman so the only question was which one. Kamala may have been the best of an undistinguished lot. Who would have been better?

    As Steve points out, perhaps she was chosen NOT to be threatening to Biden. If Kamala was not even less popular than Biden (whose popularity is already in the toilet), she would be maneuvering right now to clear the decks for her candidacy – maybe even pressing for Biden to resign early due to “poor health” so she could run from the White House. So maybe Joe was crazy like a fox to pick the one person who is even more gaffe prone than he is.

    President Biden is facing an alarming level of doubt from inside his own party, with 64 percent of Democratic voters saying they would prefer a new standard-bearer in the 2024 presidential campaign, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll, as voters nationwide have soured on his leadership, giving him a meager 33 percent job-approval rating.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/11/us/politics/biden-approval-polling-2024.html

    However, Biden retains majority support among one group:

    Mr. Biden’s base, in 2020 and now, remains Black voters. They delivered the president a 62 percent job-approval rating — higher marks than any other race or ethnicity, age group or education level.

    However, a slight majority of even blacks don’t want him to run again. Apparently a 3 trillion \$ giveaway (that unleashes a whirlwind of inflation) only buys you temporary loyalty. I just saw a clip of Larry Summers (not exactly a conservative himself) clearly warning Biden that this would be the result but was Biden going to listen to Larry Summers or was he going to listen to Jim Clyburn when Jim Clyburn put him in the White House and Larry Summers didn’t – I mean what a downer that Summers man is, Mr. Doom and Gloom. Sing it now, “Happy Days are Here Again!”

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Arclight
    @Jack D

    Black voters are literally the most loyal partisans in America - there is no other descriptor you can attach to a voter and have better confidence in predicting which party/candidate they support than just "black." So it's not surprising that he has the highest approval rate with blacks, but the problem for the Dem party is just how many stay home on election day this fall. The problem for the nation is just want the left will cook up in 2024 to try to get them to come back.

  57. @Bardon Kaldian
    @Steve Sailer

    Or- who were Obama's handlers?

    Let's hear 5-10 names.

    Replies: @Joe Magarac

    Or- who were Obama’s handlers?

    My best guess is primarily Obama (with various buffers to do the actual handling) and definitely not Hillary.

    It would be “advisors” not “handlers” if Biden were still compos mentis.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Joe Magarac

    Advisors is another matter.

    Obama was no one's puppet. The only president who could be considered to have been a sort of puppet was Dubya, and even he wasn't that stricto sensu.

    When I think of it- not a single one from Washington on.

  58. @Jonathan Mason
    @Arclight

    Yes, choosing the unlikeable Eva Peron-like right-wing hawk Democrat Hillary Clinton as the candidate was a massive mistake for the Democrats as Trump was able to outflank her to the left on many issues.

    Had the Dems chosen a more personable candidate, probably Trump would have been beaten, and the Democratic president would have appointed three more liberal supreme Court judges, and would now be into his or her second term.

    However Trump turned out to be a complete disaster on numerous issues.

    Nobody is talking now about abolishing NATO or about Trump who came in threatening the drug companies with a big stick, and getting his own ass whipped in his first month in office. Or about Trump succeeding in building about 500 meters of his signature wall with Mexico, or his denial of the dangers of Covid-19 in the early days of the pandemic, or the efficacy of hydrochlorquinolone, or the value of his personal relationship with Putin, or his claim that Canadians were killing American dairy farmers!

    Replies: @BB753, @Jack D, @Dmon, @Hibernian

    Trump was far from perfect but just look at the economic mess that Biden managed to create in a few short months. Biden spent his whole life in Washington and clearly had no understanding of how a market economy operates.

    Socialists (and that’s what Biden is) make all sort of wonderful promises about how they are going to give everyone bread and roses but it always ends in tears because they are only masters of the wealth SPENDING game and have no idea how wealth is created – to them it springs magically from the ground. Even if you literally have wealth in your ground (Venezuela) you can still fuck it up with socialist incompetence. If socialists ruled Alaska, they would somehow create an ice shortage. Note that this is never their goal – it is just the result and they never can understand how such noble goals end up with such disastrous results. Biden lately has been blaming capitalist greed, which is a old socialist standby.

    Hillary MIGHT have been a little better than Biden because she was not as beholden to black voters. Blacks are mainly interested in one thing from the gubmint (aside from lax law enforcement) which is gib-me-dats in every shape and form. No black ever met a gib-me-dat program that he didn’t like. Where the money comes from to pay for all the goodies is not their problem.

    • Agree: Mark G., David In TN
    • Replies: @epebble
    @Jack D

    gib-me-dats in every shape and form

    Actually, the entire U.S. Electorate is addicted to that. Exhibit 1: Our National Debt. Everybody likes tax cuts and the Congressmen who are good in "Bringing home the Pork". We have excelled in tax cuts and high government spending, which means piling on the debt on the next generation, sometimes not yet born (or not yet immigrated), since the 1980's.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

  59. Biden is at or approaching Stage 4 of dementia. He may be able to shuffle through to the end of his term. If Congress weren’t such a longtime collection of corrupt old fossils, we’d have a 65-yr old age limit for public office, like well-managed professional service firms do.

    Kamala Harris might be the most spectacularly dim and disagreeable federal public official in my lifetime but I’m not a historian.

    • LOL: BB753
  60. Steve, any idea why your posts sometimes get published on VDare under James Fulford’s byline? It happens kind of often, and it’s been going on for a long time. (On occasion though I’ve looked again and the byline has been fixed, so maybe it’s some sort of technical thing?)

    • Replies: @jb
    @jb

    Hmm, I checked again just now and it's already been fixed. Interesting...

  61. @jb
    Steve, any idea why your posts sometimes get published on VDare under James Fulford's byline? It happens kind of often, and it's been going on for a long time. (On occasion though I've looked again and the byline has been fixed, so maybe it's some sort of technical thing?)

    Replies: @jb

    Hmm, I checked again just now and it’s already been fixed. Interesting…

  62. @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    I'm constantly reading about Biden's unnamed "handlers," but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @J.Ross, @JimDandy, @LondonBob, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @TWS, @Corvinus, @prime noticer

    “Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.”

    According to Who/Whom?

    And when Trump steals the election in 2024, will you be writing about his incompetence and advanced age? Wait, we already know the answer.

  63. @Jack D
    @R.G. Camara

    You are forgetting the atmosphere of 2020 as the year of Everything Black. Biden promised that his pick would be a black woman so the only question was which one. Kamala may have been the best of an undistinguished lot. Who would have been better?

    As Steve points out, perhaps she was chosen NOT to be threatening to Biden. If Kamala was not even less popular than Biden (whose popularity is already in the toilet), she would be maneuvering right now to clear the decks for her candidacy - maybe even pressing for Biden to resign early due to "poor health" so she could run from the White House. So maybe Joe was crazy like a fox to pick the one person who is even more gaffe prone than he is.


    President Biden is facing an alarming level of doubt from inside his own party, with 64 percent of Democratic voters saying they would prefer a new standard-bearer in the 2024 presidential campaign, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll, as voters nationwide have soured on his leadership, giving him a meager 33 percent job-approval rating.

     

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/11/us/politics/biden-approval-polling-2024.html

    However, Biden retains majority support among one group:

    Mr. Biden’s base, in 2020 and now, remains Black voters. They delivered the president a 62 percent job-approval rating — higher marks than any other race or ethnicity, age group or education level.
     
    However, a slight majority of even blacks don't want him to run again. Apparently a 3 trillion $ giveaway (that unleashes a whirlwind of inflation) only buys you temporary loyalty. I just saw a clip of Larry Summers (not exactly a conservative himself) clearly warning Biden that this would be the result but was Biden going to listen to Larry Summers or was he going to listen to Jim Clyburn when Jim Clyburn put him in the White House and Larry Summers didn't - I mean what a downer that Summers man is, Mr. Doom and Gloom. Sing it now, "Happy Days are Here Again!"

    Replies: @Arclight

    Black voters are literally the most loyal partisans in America – there is no other descriptor you can attach to a voter and have better confidence in predicting which party/candidate they support than just “black.” So it’s not surprising that he has the highest approval rate with blacks, but the problem for the Dem party is just how many stay home on election day this fall. The problem for the nation is just want the left will cook up in 2024 to try to get them to come back.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  64. @Jonathan Mason
    @Arclight

    Yes, choosing the unlikeable Eva Peron-like right-wing hawk Democrat Hillary Clinton as the candidate was a massive mistake for the Democrats as Trump was able to outflank her to the left on many issues.

    Had the Dems chosen a more personable candidate, probably Trump would have been beaten, and the Democratic president would have appointed three more liberal supreme Court judges, and would now be into his or her second term.

    However Trump turned out to be a complete disaster on numerous issues.

    Nobody is talking now about abolishing NATO or about Trump who came in threatening the drug companies with a big stick, and getting his own ass whipped in his first month in office. Or about Trump succeeding in building about 500 meters of his signature wall with Mexico, or his denial of the dangers of Covid-19 in the early days of the pandemic, or the efficacy of hydrochlorquinolone, or the value of his personal relationship with Putin, or his claim that Canadians were killing American dairy farmers!

    Replies: @BB753, @Jack D, @Dmon, @Hibernian

    “However Trump turned out to be a complete disaster on numerous issues.”

    I know, right? As opposed to Biden, who is making rapid progress on his goals of collapsing the economy, replacing the population, outlawing opposition, implementing a permanent state of emergency on public health and climate pretexts and starting WWIII. When it comes to achieving his policy initiatives, Biden is the most successful political leader since Bismarck, or that other German guy whose name escapes me at the moment.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Dmon

    "or that other German guy whose name escapes me at the moment."
    You know, the shtankily-clankily guy...
    https://youtu.be/uXdtafGdIVM

  65. kinda like Ann Coulter’s position on the 2020 election. democrats ALWAYS lie, cheat, steal, and rig elections, EXCEPT this one time. for democrats, a 79 year old man is always too old to be President, except this one time.

    we’ve now entered a weird twilight zone scenario where the most popular President in history, by a HUGE margin if we’re going by votes, has become probably the least popular President in history going by the poll numbers, in less that 2 years.

    well, that’s because Biden got millions and millions of fake votes in multiple state elections rigged by democrats. sorry Ann, but you’re wrong this time. we know you feel burned by Trump. we can relate. but you’re not correct here. and you’ve permanently forfeited your right to talk about democrats lying, cheating, stealing, or rigging anything. i never want to hear Ann Coulter talk about democrat funny business ever again, in any context. deliberately, stridently, confidently blown call, on the most important call in a political pundit’s life.

    she loves talking about Republican politicians when they do this, but she just did it herself. zero confidence vote in Ann Coulter from now on.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
  66. @R.G. Camara
    To this day I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP. Ludicrously unpopular and prone to idiotic gaffes herself, she doesn't have Biden's years of glad-handling the press. Given Biden's age and notable cognitive decline, the handlers knew Joe was likely going to fall apart before his term ended, so they should've had a much more competent VP behind him.

    I'll also note that, while Kamala is corrupt, stupid, gaffe-tastic, and unpopular, she also has one other negative that Joe didn't: the press don't like her and neither do anyone on her staff.

    Biden rather notably had a big summer party for all the press corps every year, along with other glad-handling-the-media perks which meant he always had a number of them running to his defense for his gaffes and covering or downplaying them. (The notable exceptions when he ran for president in 1988 and 2008 and the media were bought off by rival campaigns and so just leaked and made big deals out of the bad stuff just to deep six his candidacy.)

    I remember when one of Biden's major insulting/stupid gaffes came out a few years ago pre-Presidency, and either Jake Tapper or Matt Lauer laughed it off as "Everyone knows Joe makes these funny minor speaking mistakes sometimes". Yes, everyone in the national press corps in his pocket, not the majority of America, who never voted for him. If you wonder how Joe's blatant, proud admission that he stopped a corruption investigation into his son by bribery/blackmail, look no further than how much he controlled the press.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=UXA--dj2-CY&feature=emb_logo

    Kamala, meanwhile, can't go 5 minutes without someone quitting her staff because she's awful (stupid black women are the worst bosses) or leaking how much she's hated, which the corporate media reports.

    Now the handlers controlling Joe would have to get rid of him and somehow get rid of Kamala. I'll bet their all wishing they'd picked Elizabeth Warren as his VP, she at least could've been a liked boss and handled the press and speeches better. And she's more popular.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Steve Sailer, @Bardon Kaldlan, @anon, @Jack D, @Muggles, @Hibernian

    I’ll bet their all wishing they’d picked Elizabeth Warren as his VP, she at least could’ve been a liked boss and handled the press and speeches better. And she’s more popular.

    You’ve been drinking too much Pocahontas Kool-Aide.

    This screechy harridan is a fake injun and grifter on the AA bandwagon much of her career. She found a state where she fits in well to the now Woke corrupt Dem machine.

    She isn’t a “liked” boss (her staffers are heavily muzzled fembots) and she’s nasty in person to press and other staffers. Do you think her personality becomes magically better in private? Even her timid hubby couldn’t fake liking his “honey have a beer” wife. A humorless nag with bad ideas.

    She’s so popular as you say, that she lagged behind almost every female running for Pres. in 2020.

    She’s tops as a finger wagging shrill shrew who’s not very bright, but PC Woke. The “press” is highly cynical and even they tended to ignore her.

    Better dimwit Giggles, who at least doesn’t take herself seriously. Liz Warren takes herself way too seriously.

    No one wishes she sat in Giggles chair. She would have already stabbed Sleepy Joe in the back by now…

    • Replies: @Currahee
    @Muggles

    LOL! Yeah, she's the bitch who kept kicking you out of the library in high school.

  67. Steve, why would you expect us to know the names of Biden’s handlers? He probably doesn’t know them himself! The teleprompter says “repeat the line”, so he says “repeat the line”. He doesn’t know or care who wrote it or why or what if anything it is supposed to mean. The only thing we can be sure of is, he didn;t write that himself.
    Here’s one thing we do know, because we saw the video: one of his handlers is the Easter Bunny.

  68. @Steve Sailer
    @Mr. Anon

    "He is a puppet."

    A puppet of whom?

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @SunBakedSuburb, @Corvinus

    The Neocons, for starters.

  69. Mr. Biden was famously prone to gaffes even as a younger man,

    In other words, Joe was never a mental giant. Instead, he was a guy who grabbed the main chance by getting himself elected US Senator from a tiny state at age 29.

    His gaffes 20-30 years ago were him confidently saying very stupid things off the cuff, like musing on a Sunday morning show during the pendency of the Iraq War that Iraq should be partitioned into three discrete States. His diction and language were always fairly clear, it was that the things he said were stupid and thoughtless and caused uproar and usually were the product of knowing a very little about a subject but taking the affect of a studied expert.

    It seemed like he experienced a substantial and rapid decline into senility some time between the end of the second Obama term and when he reemerged as a political figure when we were told he was in an extended period of mourning for his son Beau. Likely he stopped being involved in daily briefings and such as he would have been as Vice President, which contributed to the loss of cognition.

  70. @epebble
    Before we get too annoyed with Biden's age,

    1. He won against Trump, 76

    In the Democratic Primaries, He won against:

    2. Bernie Sanders, 80
    3. Elizabeth Warren, 73
    4. Michael Bloomberg, 80

    So, the alternatives are not Spring Chicken

    Same problem in 2024: We just do not have national leaders who can become effective POTUS. Typically, State Governors make good raw material. But most large State governors are too flawed to become POTUS and smaller State governors have to be very good to raise up. Carter and Clinton had special circumstances that helped them, I don't see that happening.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @TWS, @SMK, @prime noticer, @Nicholas Stix

    The problem with Biden is not his age but his senility and dementia. The other gaffers you mention are not senile and demented, albeit they are nearly as old or even older than Biden. Pat Buchanan is older than all of them and is still cogent and articulate.

  71. @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    I'm constantly reading about Biden's unnamed "handlers," but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden, who has been notorious for the last half century as being a cocky egomaniac, a Trump Lite.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @J.Ross, @JimDandy, @LondonBob, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @TWS, @Corvinus, @prime noticer

    “I’m constantly reading about Biden’s unnamed “handlers,” but for some reason nobody ever discloses the identities of the individuals overruling Joe Biden”

    we’ve disclosed them over and over, but you keep blocking discussion of the (the group) who is actually running things. you can start with (Ron Klain), chief of staff, and work your way from there.

  72. Is Biden so senile and demented that he’s largely or totally unaware of his senility and dementia? If so, this explains why he thinks he’s doing a fine job as POTUS and intends to run again in 2024 and is sure he’ll be re-elected and serve until January of 2029.

  73. @epebble
    Before we get too annoyed with Biden's age,

    1. He won against Trump, 76

    In the Democratic Primaries, He won against:

    2. Bernie Sanders, 80
    3. Elizabeth Warren, 73
    4. Michael Bloomberg, 80

    So, the alternatives are not Spring Chicken

    Same problem in 2024: We just do not have national leaders who can become effective POTUS. Typically, State Governors make good raw material. But most large State governors are too flawed to become POTUS and smaller State governors have to be very good to raise up. Carter and Clinton had special circumstances that helped them, I don't see that happening.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @TWS, @SMK, @prime noticer, @Nicholas Stix

    “So, the alternatives are not Spring Chicken”

    there’s several people who could primary Biden if they think, and enough of the democrat money people think, Biden is particularly vulnerable.

    1) Gavin Newsom – VERY good looking and likable to the average voter, especially women, who don’t realize, and don’t care anyway, what his actual politics will bring to the country
    2) Jeff Bezos – openly in a dispute with Biden now, and can self-finance.
    3) Matthew McConaughey – extremely well liked and popular actor who is famous, and very clearly wants to get into politics at the national level, as a democrat
    4) Oprah, the Rock, or any other random big name celeb who thinks they can copy Orange Man, and are able to get democrat money man backing

    the battle, as always, will be if they can peel away enough of the african voters in southern states during the democrat primary. Biden will clearly lose most of the other states to a photogenic newcomer, but may, barely, slug it out due to african voter loyalty in key, early primary voting.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @prime noticer

    may, barely, slug it out due to african voter loyalty in key, early primary voting.

    Why would blacks be more loyal to Biden than to any other random Democrat candidate? How has Biden distinguished himself to African Americans? They just vote the party.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    , @Charlotte
    @prime noticer

    Newsome, very good looking? Really? He reminds me of a vampire in a vampire spoof. Very plastic and fake. DeSantis isn’t gorgeous, but I find him much more attractive. But I think you’re overestimating the political appeal of good looks to women, anyway.

  74. I recommend the 30-second chair rising test as a means of evaluating how worrying the Biden shuffle is. Try this if you worry whether you are sufficiently robust to be a commenter. Here is a link to a concise, illustrated explanation of the test, along with an abbreviated listing of norms by age and sex.

    https://www.cdc.gov/steadi/pdf/STEADI-Assessment-30Sec-508.pdf

  75. SMK says: • Website

    As Tucker Carlson observed, caustically, everything about Biden is “fake.” Hair plugs, at least one face lift, who knows how many “eye jobs,” and he still often looks like a quasi-corpse. Imagine what he’d look like if not for all this “cosmetic” surgery.

    And he’s a “creep” (to quote Tucker) who took showers with his prepubescent daughter, creepiness that she divulged in her diary and decried as “inappropriate.” Imagine if Trump was accused, falsely by “hearsay,” and thus with no corroboration, of taking showers with Ivanka when she was prepubescent, even if she denied that this ever happened.

  76. @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason

    Trump was far from perfect but just look at the economic mess that Biden managed to create in a few short months. Biden spent his whole life in Washington and clearly had no understanding of how a market economy operates.

    Socialists (and that's what Biden is) make all sort of wonderful promises about how they are going to give everyone bread and roses but it always ends in tears because they are only masters of the wealth SPENDING game and have no idea how wealth is created - to them it springs magically from the ground. Even if you literally have wealth in your ground (Venezuela) you can still fuck it up with socialist incompetence. If socialists ruled Alaska, they would somehow create an ice shortage. Note that this is never their goal - it is just the result and they never can understand how such noble goals end up with such disastrous results. Biden lately has been blaming capitalist greed, which is a old socialist standby.

    Hillary MIGHT have been a little better than Biden because she was not as beholden to black voters. Blacks are mainly interested in one thing from the gubmint (aside from lax law enforcement) which is gib-me-dats in every shape and form. No black ever met a gib-me-dat program that he didn't like. Where the money comes from to pay for all the goodies is not their problem.

    Replies: @epebble

    gib-me-dats in every shape and form

    Actually, the entire U.S. Electorate is addicted to that. Exhibit 1: Our National Debt. Everybody likes tax cuts and the Congressmen who are good in “Bringing home the Pork”. We have excelled in tax cuts and high government spending, which means piling on the debt on the next generation, sometimes not yet born (or not yet immigrated), since the 1980’s.

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @epebble


    Actually, the entire U.S. Electorate is addicted to that. Exhibit 1: Our National Debt. Everybody likes tax cuts and the Congressmen who are good in “Bringing home the Pork”.
     
    Partly true. However the bigger issue is one group of people want high spending and pork, while a different group doesn't want to pay for it. See AnotherDad's comments about parasites vs producers. Very little federal government spending does anything productive or does much to benefit productive Americans (i.e. entire Dept of Defense costs hundreds of billions annually and yet we're still being invaded).

    If it was entirely up to me, the federal budget would be cut by 75% between this year and next.

  77. @Arclight
    Multiple reporters for big-time outlets admitted after the 2016 election that they could see that voter enthusiasm for Hilary was low, as her events were never full and required staff moving the people who did show up in strategic locations to ensure any camera shots gave the misleading impression that people were flocking to see her. But too many of them were invested in the idea of a Hilary presidency to deliver an honest take and the result is that many rank and file Dems were shocked on election night (and truthfully, so was I).

    Same dynamic with Biden only in relation to his mental acuity and stamina. There is no question going back to the start of the 2020 campaign that his handlers have done their best to limit both unscripted interactions and public appearances to the absolute bare minimum. Obviously scads of reporters saw and recognized this but dutifully didn't commit any actual journalism in questioning his present and future competence. Even today there are foreign news sources that routinely question Biden's capabilities but our major media outlets go out of their way not to ask the obvious questions.

    The debate in elite Dem circles must be getting pretty loud if the NYT has finally published even this kid gloves treatment of Biden's health. Obviously the midterms are going to be bad, but it's clear that even if inflation moderates and the economy improves by 2024 Biden will get no credit because enough of the public (included Dems) have checked out on the president and he will get absolutely crushed by almost any Republican. Secretly they are probably hoping it tars Harris enough to move her out of the way as well - at the moment it looks like Newsome is their hope.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @epebble, @Sick n' Tired

    Newsome is deep state trash as well. At this point we’d be better off electing a chicken to office and have it peck at options on a piece of paper. The German octopus who correctly picked the World Cup winners would be an acceptable option as well, but I think it died a few years ago.

  78. @Steve Sailer
    @R.G. Camara

    "I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP."

    Maybe Biden chose her?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Twinkie, @Jonathan Mason, @Known Fact, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Maybe Biden chose her?

    I think Docta Jill Biden was very involved in the running of the campaign and it is reported widely that Docta Jill does not like Kamala one whit, especially after Kamala impugned Biden as a racist on stage at a Democratic party Presidential debate. So I don’t think Kamala was his choice, or Docta Jill’s choice.

    The Obama people are still brokering power in the Democratic party, and they were high on her (except she couldn’t get to something like 3% support and did not finish at the top in her home State of California when the Primary occurred there). So it’s basically been the Hilary playbook with this woman – ascend to the U.S. Senate in a one party State, and then be given a high-profile sinecure so that she can claim to be uniquely prepared for the Presidency. PMC white women love Kamala, and that’s who makes these decisions in the Democratic party. In their circles, the fact that she’s half black and half subcontinental and a woman gives her the highest Pokeman diversity hit points, and if you disagree they can diminish your status within that world very quickly. The only problem is that it doesn’t cause voters to want to vote for her.

    I just don’t think they anticipated COVID overreaction (demanded by their own base) persisting that long into the Biden Presidency and the subsequent steep economic downturn exacerbated by record spending creating historic rates of inflation. Getting rid of the orange man turns out to have been a poisoned chalice in the end.

    • Agree: Nico
    • Replies: @Nico
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Probably the best assessment of the Kamala catastrophe on this thread. I’ll just add that the U.S. and global situation puts the Democratic Party in a VERY unenviable position notwithstanding the forward march of the Great Replacement. So unless the DLC power brokers are stupid enough to actually believe the millenarian woke Keynesianism on which the present regime’s political doctrines are predicated is going to steer us and more to the point them through the next few years, I predict they will do whatever they can to prevent a primary battle and keep Harris at the formal top. Because if somebody has got to fall, it’s no big deal if it’s Harris.

  79. @AnotherDad

    Well, they would say that. On the other hand, Biden did fine debating Trump a couple of years ago.
     
    Did fine?

    Ok, upfront, I admit they got him time adjusted and drugged up adequately.

    But I assume you saw the same debate I did. Biden was mediocre. He was saved in the first debate by Trump being a complete douche bag. Trump has tremendous energy and does great rally stand up, but he's a mediocre debater who misses all sorts of stuff and wanders into the weeds. And in the critical first debate Trump's handlers apparently told him to simply try and harass Biden into a melt down or incoherence and Trump being Trump--and maybe with the Fauci playing a part--was just an annoying, interrupting, gas bag. Biden was mediocre and in parts terrible and incoherent, but next to Trump's utter shit show it allowed Biden to be "ok", "normal", "safe".

    I think Trump lost himself the "swingers" and the election that night. Biden didn't win it other than not just completely breaking down.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @Prester John, @Currahee, @Harry Baldwin, @Coemgen

    “but he’s a mediocre debater ” No, he is awful, terrible. Maybe it’s his massive ego and self absorption that prevents him from observing.

  80. @Anon 2
    OT: Wimbledon was, of course, won by two Slavic players,
    incl. Djokovic. Within recent memory Wimbledon was dominated
    by Americans - Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi,
    Pete Sampras - who provided us with hours of guilt-free viewing pleasure.
    What happened? Is America a spent force? My impression is that
    America was at its most alive in the ‘80s and ‘90s in the Age of
    Prophecy when Rapture and the Second Coming (in which the U.S.
    was to play a major role) seemed to be just about around the corner.
    It seems like for the first time in the last 50 years we’re living in the Age
    of Disappointment when there is no prophesied date for Rapture.

    Replies: @Barnard, @Spect3r

    In men’s tennis, the 90s era where five American men were routinely ranked in the top 15-20 was an outlier. Although you would think we would have one who could get there at least one or twice in his career. Taylor Fritz came close against Nadal in the quarterfinals, he might be the best chance now.

  81. @Jonathan Mason
    @Steve Sailer


    Maybe Biden chose her?
     
    Biden boxed himself into a corner by announcing way ahead of time that he was going to have a vice president who was black and female.

    I would have thought that Val Demings of Florida would have been a better choice, but Biden being Biden chose the hapless Harris and snatched her from the obscurity of the Senate.

    When Biden chose Harris I assumed that she had hidden qualities and was being groomed for 2024, but it doesn't look that way now, and she looks like a lightweight.

    It could be that presidential candidates are not the savviest when it comes to choosing female running mates. Consider McCain choosing Palin. Another paperweight ornament for the Oval Office.

    Replies: @Currahee, @R.G. Camara, @Jim Don Bob

    Back in the Iowa primary days, Harris stumbled and fell. The Dem inside baseball at the time was that she was stupid. Willie Brown told her not to run.

  82. @Muggles
    @R.G. Camara


    I’ll bet their all wishing they’d picked Elizabeth Warren as his VP, she at least could’ve been a liked boss and handled the press and speeches better. And she’s more popular.
     
    You've been drinking too much Pocahontas Kool-Aide.

    This screechy harridan is a fake injun and grifter on the AA bandwagon much of her career. She found a state where she fits in well to the now Woke corrupt Dem machine.

    She isn't a "liked" boss (her staffers are heavily muzzled fembots) and she's nasty in person to press and other staffers. Do you think her personality becomes magically better in private? Even her timid hubby couldn't fake liking his "honey have a beer" wife. A humorless nag with bad ideas.

    She's so popular as you say, that she lagged behind almost every female running for Pres. in 2020.

    She's tops as a finger wagging shrill shrew who's not very bright, but PC Woke. The "press" is highly cynical and even they tended to ignore her.

    Better dimwit Giggles, who at least doesn't take herself seriously. Liz Warren takes herself way too seriously.

    No one wishes she sat in Giggles chair. She would have already stabbed Sleepy Joe in the back by now...

    Replies: @Currahee

    LOL! Yeah, she’s the bitch who kept kicking you out of the library in high school.

  83. @epebble
    Before we get too annoyed with Biden's age,

    1. He won against Trump, 76

    In the Democratic Primaries, He won against:

    2. Bernie Sanders, 80
    3. Elizabeth Warren, 73
    4. Michael Bloomberg, 80

    So, the alternatives are not Spring Chicken

    Same problem in 2024: We just do not have national leaders who can become effective POTUS. Typically, State Governors make good raw material. But most large State governors are too flawed to become POTUS and smaller State governors have to be very good to raise up. Carter and Clinton had special circumstances that helped them, I don't see that happening.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @TWS, @SMK, @prime noticer, @Nicholas Stix

    Before we get too annoyed with Biden’s age,
    1. He won against Trump, 76

    The heck, he did.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
  84. @AnotherDad

    Well, they would say that. On the other hand, Biden did fine debating Trump a couple of years ago.
     
    Did fine?

    Ok, upfront, I admit they got him time adjusted and drugged up adequately.

    But I assume you saw the same debate I did. Biden was mediocre. He was saved in the first debate by Trump being a complete douche bag. Trump has tremendous energy and does great rally stand up, but he's a mediocre debater who misses all sorts of stuff and wanders into the weeds. And in the critical first debate Trump's handlers apparently told him to simply try and harass Biden into a melt down or incoherence and Trump being Trump--and maybe with the Fauci playing a part--was just an annoying, interrupting, gas bag. Biden was mediocre and in parts terrible and incoherent, but next to Trump's utter shit show it allowed Biden to be "ok", "normal", "safe".

    I think Trump lost himself the "swingers" and the election that night. Biden didn't win it other than not just completely breaking down.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @Prester John, @Currahee, @Harry Baldwin, @Coemgen

    I wish Trump would have behaved in the first debate the way he behaved in the second. I thought he hit home when he said to Biden (I paraphrase) “You’re the reason I went into politics. You’re a typical politician–all talk and no action. You’ve been in Washington your whole life and haven’t fixed anything.”

    And that’s what we see from Biden–just talk. He doesn’t even pretend to have a plan to fix anything.

    His protege, Pete Buttigieg, is cut from the same cloth. Ask him a challenging question and he’ll instantly respond with a glib, articulate answer. Very impressive in press conferences and debates. When it comes to actually accomplishing anything, though, he’s clueless.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @Harry Baldwin


    His protege, Pete Buttigieg, is cut from the same cloth. Ask him a challenging question and he’ll instantly respond with a glib, articulate answer. Very impressive in press conferences and debates. When it comes to actually accomplishing anything, though, he’s clueless.
     
    His main qualification for office is that he's a homosexual. Meanwhile as Sec'y of Transportation we have massive supply chain issues and airlines are complete disaster. Based on this, he will run for Potus and some sizeable segment of the population will support him.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  85. @Steve Sailer
    @Mr. Anon

    "He is a puppet."

    A puppet of whom?

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @SunBakedSuburb, @Corvinus

    I realize you’re trolling your own bleg, Mr. Stevie. Creepy Pedo Joe has advanced dementia, all people with dementia require external management of their daily tasks and cannot in any way learn or overcome novel tasks or challenges. Usually family members perform these roles, sometimes nursing staff and aides perform them. Creepy Pedo Joe is obviously managed by nurses (I had my butt wiped!!!), his wife, Nasty Pelosi, and dozens of essentially anonymous staff.

    Btw, The Science admitted today that President Trump’s tiny little Prick is 5% effective. “A vaccine for a coronavirus will never happen, it is unobtainium.” ~ Je Suis, June 2020. God, do I love being right about stuff 😃😃😃

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    "God, do I love being right about stuff"

    Maybe you just realized developing a vaccine for a constantly mutating coronavirus is probably not worth the effort. Unless the vaccine itself is a bioweapon.

  86. This one’s about Jill and Joe Biden, this poem;
    Known as Doctor and Mister Demento.
    The lights on with Joe, but ain’t nobody home;
    He’s an olive without the pimiento.

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
  87. @Joe Magarac
    @Bardon Kaldian


    Or- who were Obama’s handlers?
     
    My best guess is primarily Obama (with various buffers to do the actual handling) and definitely not Hillary.

    It would be "advisors" not "handlers" if Biden were still compos mentis.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    Advisors is another matter.

    Obama was no one’s puppet. The only president who could be considered to have been a sort of puppet was Dubya, and even he wasn’t that stricto sensu.

    When I think of it- not a single one from Washington on.

  88. @Jonathan Mason
    @Steve Sailer


    Maybe Biden chose her?
     
    Biden boxed himself into a corner by announcing way ahead of time that he was going to have a vice president who was black and female.

    I would have thought that Val Demings of Florida would have been a better choice, but Biden being Biden chose the hapless Harris and snatched her from the obscurity of the Senate.

    When Biden chose Harris I assumed that she had hidden qualities and was being groomed for 2024, but it doesn't look that way now, and she looks like a lightweight.

    It could be that presidential candidates are not the savviest when it comes to choosing female running mates. Consider McCain choosing Palin. Another paperweight ornament for the Oval Office.

    Replies: @Currahee, @R.G. Camara, @Jim Don Bob

    For some reason the Deep State seems mega-desperate to get a female into the presidency. I don’t know why, but it comes off as urgency and panic rather than genuine desire. As if getting a gyno-american into the Oval Office is somehow a matter of life and death. Yet most of the country is meh about it.

    Consider the false push with Hillary (happening quietly now). And consider how much Kamala and other females (such as Elizabeth Warren) were pushed. Consider how unlikable Kamala was somehow chosen as VP for a president with a good chance of resigning or dying. Or the Stacey Abrams push, despite her losing efforts.

    And these days, consider how much Michelle Obama is being touted. A non-entity who has literally never even held office before or campaigned for office, who’s only accomplishment is marrying well, and somehow this makes her an “ideal” candidate. At least Obama had won office before, despite never doing anything.

    WTF? Is there a hidden prophecy that if a Democratic president is female that somehow every child in America will be aborted, blacks will slaughter all whites, and everyone will become gay? I just don’t get their fiending for it.

  89. @R.G. Camara
    To this day I have no idea why the Deep State chose Kamala as his VP. Ludicrously unpopular and prone to idiotic gaffes herself, she doesn't have Biden's years of glad-handling the press. Given Biden's age and notable cognitive decline, the handlers knew Joe was likely going to fall apart before his term ended, so they should've had a much more competent VP behind him.

    I'll also note that, while Kamala is corrupt, stupid, gaffe-tastic, and unpopular, she also has one other negative that Joe didn't: the press don't like her and neither do anyone on her staff.

    Biden rather notably had a big summer party for all the press corps every year, along with other glad-handling-the-media perks which meant he always had a number of them running to his defense for his gaffes and covering or downplaying them. (The notable exceptions when he ran for president in 1988 and 2008 and the media were bought off by rival campaigns and so just leaked and made big deals out of the bad stuff just to deep six his candidacy.)

    I remember when one of Biden's major insulting/stupid gaffes came out a few years ago pre-Presidency, and either Jake Tapper or Matt Lauer laughed it off as "Everyone knows Joe makes these funny minor speaking mistakes sometimes". Yes, everyone in the national press corps in his pocket, not the majority of America, who never voted for him. If you wonder how Joe's blatant, proud admission that he stopped a corruption investigation into his son by bribery/blackmail, look no further than how much he controlled the press.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=UXA--dj2-CY&feature=emb_logo

    Kamala, meanwhile, can't go 5 minutes without someone quitting her staff because she's awful (stupid black women are the worst bosses) or leaking how much she's hated, which the corporate media reports.

    Now the handlers controlling Joe would have to get rid of him and somehow get rid of Kamala. I'll bet their all wishing they'd picked Elizabeth Warren as his VP, she at least could've been a liked boss and handled the press and speeches better. And she's more popular.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Steve Sailer, @Bardon Kaldlan, @anon, @Jack D, @Muggles, @Hibernian

    I’ll bet their all wishing they’d picked Elizabeth Warren as his VP, she at least could’ve been a liked boss and handled the press and speeches better.

    Yea, a 99.99% white woman who claimed minority status is really popular.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Hibernian

    It's all relative.

  90. @AndrewR
    @Harry Baldwin

    If Trump had done this, Rachel Maddow would have talked about it for an hour.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    An hour? This would be the leading story on MSNBC for a week!

  91. @Jonathan Mason
    @Arclight

    Yes, choosing the unlikeable Eva Peron-like right-wing hawk Democrat Hillary Clinton as the candidate was a massive mistake for the Democrats as Trump was able to outflank her to the left on many issues.

    Had the Dems chosen a more personable candidate, probably Trump would have been beaten, and the Democratic president would have appointed three more liberal supreme Court judges, and would now be into his or her second term.

    However Trump turned out to be a complete disaster on numerous issues.

    Nobody is talking now about abolishing NATO or about Trump who came in threatening the drug companies with a big stick, and getting his own ass whipped in his first month in office. Or about Trump succeeding in building about 500 meters of his signature wall with Mexico, or his denial of the dangers of Covid-19 in the early days of the pandemic, or the efficacy of hydrochlorquinolone, or the value of his personal relationship with Putin, or his claim that Canadians were killing American dairy farmers!

    Replies: @BB753, @Jack D, @Dmon, @Hibernian

    …as Trump was able to outflank her to the left on many issues.

    Realistic foreign policy and a safety net for American working people, along with rational trade policy, are not Leftist. Sure, a lot of people think they are.

    • Agree: William Badwhite
  92. @Known Fact
    @Steve Sailer

    I'd heard Biden liked Whitmer, Michigan's evil queen, but of course felt boxed in by the race thing

    BTW, this NYT story ran July 9 -- a summer Saturday. If they were really serious the story would have run on Sunday. As someone who used to throw together my paper's Saturday editions, I can assure you no one knows or cares what you do to wrap around those auto and real-estate sections

    Replies: @Hibernian

    She had only a year and a half as Governor by that time.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gretchen_Whitmer

  93. @prime noticer
    @epebble

    "So, the alternatives are not Spring Chicken"

    there's several people who could primary Biden if they think, and enough of the democrat money people think, Biden is particularly vulnerable.

    1) Gavin Newsom - VERY good looking and likable to the average voter, especially women, who don't realize, and don't care anyway, what his actual politics will bring to the country
    2) Jeff Bezos - openly in a dispute with Biden now, and can self-finance.
    3) Matthew McConaughey - extremely well liked and popular actor who is famous, and very clearly wants to get into politics at the national level, as a democrat
    4) Oprah, the Rock, or any other random big name celeb who thinks they can copy Orange Man, and are able to get democrat money man backing

    the battle, as always, will be if they can peel away enough of the african voters in southern states during the democrat primary. Biden will clearly lose most of the other states to a photogenic newcomer, but may, barely, slug it out due to african voter loyalty in key, early primary voting.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Charlotte

    may, barely, slug it out due to african voter loyalty in key, early primary voting.

    Why would blacks be more loyal to Biden than to any other random Democrat candidate? How has Biden distinguished himself to African Americans? They just vote the party.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Harry Baldwin

    He was Obama's VP.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

  94. @Steve Sailer
    @Mr. Anon

    "He is a puppet."

    A puppet of whom?

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @SunBakedSuburb, @Corvinus

    “A puppet of whom?”

    The Obama Clique, which has inserted its operatives throughout the Executive. Notable personalities of the OC in the Biden Admin. include Susan Rice, Domestic Policy Advisor, and Lisa Monaco, Deputy AG at DOJ.

    The Obama Clique are merely managerials. Who pulls their strings?

  95. @Jonathan Mason
    @Steve Sailer


    Maybe Biden chose her?
     
    Biden boxed himself into a corner by announcing way ahead of time that he was going to have a vice president who was black and female.

    I would have thought that Val Demings of Florida would have been a better choice, but Biden being Biden chose the hapless Harris and snatched her from the obscurity of the Senate.

    When Biden chose Harris I assumed that she had hidden qualities and was being groomed for 2024, but it doesn't look that way now, and she looks like a lightweight.

    It could be that presidential candidates are not the savviest when it comes to choosing female running mates. Consider McCain choosing Palin. Another paperweight ornament for the Oval Office.

    Replies: @Currahee, @R.G. Camara, @Jim Don Bob

    Consider McCain choosing Palin. Another paperweight ornament for the Oval Office.

    Wrong, Tonto!

    McCain was a RINO POS who was always ready to advance the Ds agenda so he would be praised in the NYT as a “thoughtful bipartisan Republican.” Imagine his surprise when they turned on him as a presidential candidate.

    I held my nose and voted for him for 2 reasons:
    1) a SCOTUS appointment
    2) Palin. I think she would have been a fire eating VP given the chance.

    That said, she did give off a bit of a trailer park vibe which I am sure put off white lib women.

  96. “Right now, there’s no evidence that the age of Biden should matter one ounce,” said S. Jay Olshansky, a longevity specialist at the University of Illinois Chicago who studied the candidates’ ages in 2020. “If people don’t like his policies, they don’t like what he says, that’s fine, they can vote for someone else. But it’s got nothing to do with how old he is.”

    “Repeat the line.”

  97. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @Steve Sailer

    I realize you're trolling your own bleg, Mr. Stevie. Creepy Pedo Joe has advanced dementia, all people with dementia require external management of their daily tasks and cannot in any way learn or overcome novel tasks or challenges. Usually family members perform these roles, sometimes nursing staff and aides perform them. Creepy Pedo Joe is obviously managed by nurses (I had my butt wiped!!!), his wife, Nasty Pelosi, and dozens of essentially anonymous staff.

    Btw, The Science admitted today that President Trump's tiny little Prick is 5% effective. "A vaccine for a coronavirus will never happen, it is unobtainium." ~ Je Suis, June 2020. God, do I love being right about stuff 😃😃😃

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “God, do I love being right about stuff”

    Maybe you just realized developing a vaccine for a constantly mutating coronavirus is probably not worth the effort. Unless the vaccine itself is a bioweapon.

  98. @J.Ross
    @LondonBob

    Hugh Hewitt, who is not given to conspiracy theory, says WHCoS Ron Klain is the Home Regent and SoS Anthony Blinken is the Regent Over Antipodes.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “Ron Klain”

    Party apparatchik Klain is another notable minion of the Obama Clique. Two others: Susan Rice and Lisa Monaco. The OC’s fingerprints are all over the Biden Admin. But they just manage the mess for the cartel of American and European oligarchs who seek to make the world more drag queen friendly.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Ron Klain has been a Democratic staffer since the 1980s with Ed Markey. He was VP Al Gore's chief of staff in the 1990s.

  99. @Bardon Kaldian
    @JimDandy

    It's not just apout sleepy creepy, but about political processes in countries like US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Japan (not China)...

    I've long since come to the conclusion: there is no conspiracy. There in no "inner circle". What does exist in a society in crisis is a combination of power elites (military, media, economic, intellectual-ideological, political officials ..) in permanent conflict-cooperation mode. What emerges is a parallelogram of forces.

    Not a single US president has ever had handlers.

    This reminds me of Communist way of thinking. They had, until 1941, incessantly claimed that Hitler was just a front for German industrialists & finance capital.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Mr. Anon

    I’ve long since come to the conclusion: there is no conspiracy.

    You’ve long since come to a conclusion that is wrong.

    There in no “inner circle”. What does exist in a society in crisis is a combination of power elites (military, media, economic, intellectual-ideological, political officials ..) in permanent conflict-cooperation mode. What emerges is a parallelogram of forces.

    Gee, it would be nice if there were a convenient short-hand word for powerful forces working behind the scenes in concert. I wonder what we could call such a thing.

    Not a single US president has ever had handlers.

    Two words for you. Woodrow Wilson

    They all have handlers to one degree or another. The only distinction is whether or not they realize they are being handled.

  100. @Harry Baldwin
    @prime noticer

    may, barely, slug it out due to african voter loyalty in key, early primary voting.

    Why would blacks be more loyal to Biden than to any other random Democrat candidate? How has Biden distinguished himself to African Americans? They just vote the party.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    He was Obama’s VP.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Jonathan Mason

    You're right about that, and blacks do think in these terms. At this point it's hard to believe they have much enthusiasm for the desiccated old husk.

  101. @Joe Walker
    The Democrats want to pretend that Biden's biggest problem is his age when in reality it is the disastrous leftwing policies that he has put into force since becoming president. A younger president with the same policies would be just as bad.

    Replies: @Bernard

    The Democrats want to pretend that Biden’s biggest problem is his age when in reality it is the disastrous leftwing policies that he has put into force since becoming president. A younger president with the same policies would be just as bad.

    These policies are not because Joe is old, but because he is senile and has no executive function remaining. This didn’t suddenly happen, it has been obvious for several years, and would have been known if not for a press corp which decided that getting Trump out was more important than having a President with his full facilities.

    I think the age thing is overstated. There are some in their 70’s who are quite energetic with very sharp minds. Biden is not one of those and it was obvious before he was elected. Most cognitive decline among older people is not so rapid that within a four year term it would manifest and become clearly evident.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Bernard

    “Most cognitive decline among older people is not so rapid that within a four year term it would manifest and become clearly evident.“

    Biden was senile as he campaigned. Having said that, he has been vaccinated three or four times with that thing that crosses the blood/brain barrier, causes inflammation and yes, even Jacob Creutzfeldt. Imagine.

  102. @SunBakedSuburb
    @J.Ross

    "Ron Klain"

    Party apparatchik Klain is another notable minion of the Obama Clique. Two others: Susan Rice and Lisa Monaco. The OC's fingerprints are all over the Biden Admin. But they just manage the mess for the cartel of American and European oligarchs who seek to make the world more drag queen friendly.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Ron Klain has been a Democratic staffer since the 1980s with Ed Markey. He was VP Al Gore’s chief of staff in the 1990s.

  103. @Jonathan Mason
    @Harry Baldwin

    He was Obama's VP.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    You’re right about that, and blacks do think in these terms. At this point it’s hard to believe they have much enthusiasm for the desiccated old husk.

  104. Anon[264] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bernard
    @Joe Walker


    The Democrats want to pretend that Biden’s biggest problem is his age when in reality it is the disastrous leftwing policies that he has put into force since becoming president. A younger president with the same policies would be just as bad.
     
    These policies are not because Joe is old, but because he is senile and has no executive function remaining. This didn’t suddenly happen, it has been obvious for several years, and would have been known if not for a press corp which decided that getting Trump out was more important than having a President with his full facilities.

    I think the age thing is overstated. There are some in their 70’s who are quite energetic with very sharp minds. Biden is not one of those and it was obvious before he was elected. Most cognitive decline among older people is not so rapid that within a four year term it would manifest and become clearly evident.

    Replies: @Anon

    “Most cognitive decline among older people is not so rapid that within a four year term it would manifest and become clearly evident.“

    Biden was senile as he campaigned. Having said that, he has been vaccinated three or four times with that thing that crosses the blood/brain barrier, causes inflammation and yes, even Jacob Creutzfeldt. Imagine.

  105. @Mike Tre
    "One of my concerns is that Biden realizes he’s old and so he doesn’t call BS on the Latest Thing as much as he would have done in the past: You don’t hear him saying: “This transgender stuff is BS, right?” “No, a black man didn’t invent the lightbulb.” “These ‘mostly peaceful protests’ are riots, of course.” But now he knows he’s old and he’ll never understand all this new-fangled nonsense, so he lets the young people in his Administration promote disastrous stuff instead of firing them for being idiots.

    This is a disappointing contention. It seems to me Biden has made a career of taking the safest stance on any given issue throughout his entire political career.

    It is obviously clear that the last 6-7 years the guy's brain has turned into applesauce. Look at the video Anglin posted in his last article. They guy can't even differentiate between the lines he's supposed to read and the instructions he's supposed to follow. It's not even the first, 10th, or 100th time.

    And the Hunter Biden disaster clearly illustrated Shotgun Joe was a deliberate and willing accomplice to much of Hunter's criminal activity; the latest revelation being sending him money to pay for prostitutes that he was clearly physically abusing. In no sane world would any politician be able to survive this type of scandal involving their own kid - and both of Biden's living children bring their own.

    Steve also ignores the fact that Creepy Joe was in the habit of actively seeking out and fondling/flirting with every small child that came across his path in White House photo ops, and god knows where else.

    In short, Biden is a catastrophically flawed and evil man; his presidency is a sham, and it is clear he is not making any of the decisions he claims he is. His political career serves only as evidence as to how disastrous our political system has become.

    If he were just an innocent old man I'd feel sorry for him. Imagine being 79 and demented, and every single day having to sit through hours and hours of what are essentially media prep sessions, with aggressive, impatient, self interested staffers grilling you and treating you like an idiot while they try to get you prepared to go in public and present policy. And what kind of woman is his disgusting wife to sit back and allow him to be put through all that? They are all just sick and evil.

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @Prester John, @SOL

    https://www.the-sun.com/news/5733242/hunter-biden-jill-biden-vindictive-moron-argument-rehab/

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10966153/Hunter-Biden-spent-30k-prostitutes-FIVE-MONTHS-documents-reveal.html
    https://twitter.com/MailOnline/status/1546559216202178560

    Replies: @LondonBob, @Harry Baldwin

  106. Really Steve? Biden did fine at the debate with Trump? I watched that debate. Chris Wallace stepped in to interrupt Trump whenever he appeared on the verge of scoring any points, rescued Biden every time he appeared to be floundering, and asked questions and follow ups that appeared to have been dictated by the DNC. No credit at all to Trump, a notorious lazy man who never felt he needed any debate preparation, but Biden’s performance was painful to watch. In fact the whole damn thing was.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico, J.Ross
  107. @MEH 0910
    @Mike Tre

    https://www.the-sun.com/news/5733242/hunter-biden-jill-biden-vindictive-moron-argument-rehab/
    https://twitter.com/TheSunUS/status/1546564150175875074

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10966153/Hunter-Biden-spent-30k-prostitutes-FIVE-MONTHS-documents-reveal.html

    • Replies: @LondonBob
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/KoskovicsZ/status/1546401462820945921?s=20&t=mWHmtwnXdPnHFn1ujJUsLw

    Replies: @BB753

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @MEH 0910

    Hollywood feeds us boring crap like a Hillary Clinton biopic when a Hunter Biden biopic would be so awesome. It's got everything: guns tossed in dumpsters, the Secret Service called in to clean up his messes, assorted false IDs, piles of crack cocaine, flagrantly corrupt dealings, Russian hookers, the Cateau Marmont, strippers, a senile dad who's president of the US ... it's like the X-rated version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  108. @Hibernian
    @R.G. Camara


    I’ll bet their all wishing they’d picked Elizabeth Warren as his VP, she at least could’ve been a liked boss and handled the press and speeches better.
     
    Yea, a 99.99% white woman who claimed minority status is really popular.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    It’s all relative.

  109. @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10966153/Hunter-Biden-spent-30k-prostitutes-FIVE-MONTHS-documents-reveal.html
    https://twitter.com/MailOnline/status/1546559216202178560

    Replies: @LondonBob, @Harry Baldwin

    • Replies: @BB753
    @LondonBob

    What? I'm sure they can dig up dirtier stuff from Macron's past!

  110. @Anon 2
    OT: Wimbledon was, of course, won by two Slavic players,
    incl. Djokovic. Within recent memory Wimbledon was dominated
    by Americans - Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi,
    Pete Sampras - who provided us with hours of guilt-free viewing pleasure.
    What happened? Is America a spent force? My impression is that
    America was at its most alive in the ‘80s and ‘90s in the Age of
    Prophecy when Rapture and the Second Coming (in which the U.S.
    was to play a major role) seemed to be just about around the corner.
    It seems like for the first time in the last 50 years we’re living in the Age
    of Disappointment when there is no prophesied date for Rapture.

    Replies: @Barnard, @Spect3r

    Your “recent memory” is from around 25 years ago lol

  111. @AnotherDad

    Well, they would say that. On the other hand, Biden did fine debating Trump a couple of years ago.
     
    Did fine?

    Ok, upfront, I admit they got him time adjusted and drugged up adequately.

    But I assume you saw the same debate I did. Biden was mediocre. He was saved in the first debate by Trump being a complete douche bag. Trump has tremendous energy and does great rally stand up, but he's a mediocre debater who misses all sorts of stuff and wanders into the weeds. And in the critical first debate Trump's handlers apparently told him to simply try and harass Biden into a melt down or incoherence and Trump being Trump--and maybe with the Fauci playing a part--was just an annoying, interrupting, gas bag. Biden was mediocre and in parts terrible and incoherent, but next to Trump's utter shit show it allowed Biden to be "ok", "normal", "safe".

    I think Trump lost himself the "swingers" and the election that night. Biden didn't win it other than not just completely breaking down.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @Prester John, @Currahee, @Harry Baldwin, @Coemgen

    Complete douchebag? I give you exhibit A:

  112. @Dmon
    @Jonathan Mason

    "However Trump turned out to be a complete disaster on numerous issues."

    I know, right? As opposed to Biden, who is making rapid progress on his goals of collapsing the economy, replacing the population, outlawing opposition, implementing a permanent state of emergency on public health and climate pretexts and starting WWIII. When it comes to achieving his policy initiatives, Biden is the most successful political leader since Bismarck, or that other German guy whose name escapes me at the moment.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    “or that other German guy whose name escapes me at the moment.”
    You know, the shtankily-clankily guy…

  113. @Mike Tre
    "One of my concerns is that Biden realizes he’s old and so he doesn’t call BS on the Latest Thing as much as he would have done in the past: You don’t hear him saying: “This transgender stuff is BS, right?” “No, a black man didn’t invent the lightbulb.” “These ‘mostly peaceful protests’ are riots, of course.” But now he knows he’s old and he’ll never understand all this new-fangled nonsense, so he lets the young people in his Administration promote disastrous stuff instead of firing them for being idiots.

    This is a disappointing contention. It seems to me Biden has made a career of taking the safest stance on any given issue throughout his entire political career.

    It is obviously clear that the last 6-7 years the guy's brain has turned into applesauce. Look at the video Anglin posted in his last article. They guy can't even differentiate between the lines he's supposed to read and the instructions he's supposed to follow. It's not even the first, 10th, or 100th time.

    And the Hunter Biden disaster clearly illustrated Shotgun Joe was a deliberate and willing accomplice to much of Hunter's criminal activity; the latest revelation being sending him money to pay for prostitutes that he was clearly physically abusing. In no sane world would any politician be able to survive this type of scandal involving their own kid - and both of Biden's living children bring their own.

    Steve also ignores the fact that Creepy Joe was in the habit of actively seeking out and fondling/flirting with every small child that came across his path in White House photo ops, and god knows where else.

    In short, Biden is a catastrophically flawed and evil man; his presidency is a sham, and it is clear he is not making any of the decisions he claims he is. His political career serves only as evidence as to how disastrous our political system has become.

    If he were just an innocent old man I'd feel sorry for him. Imagine being 79 and demented, and every single day having to sit through hours and hours of what are essentially media prep sessions, with aggressive, impatient, self interested staffers grilling you and treating you like an idiot while they try to get you prepared to go in public and present policy. And what kind of woman is his disgusting wife to sit back and allow him to be put through all that? They are all just sick and evil.

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @Prester John, @SOL

    “And the Hunter Biden disaster clearly illustrated Shotgun Joe was a deliberate and willing accomplice to much of Hunter’s criminal activity”

    Unless and until the Democrat Party-controlled media focus on this issue, statements such as the above amount to pissing into the wind. And the media doesn’t want to hear it, so, case closed. A sad, indeed tragic, state of affairs indeed!

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @Prester John

    yeah but that's kind of what we do here: piss into the wind. :)

    Replies: @TheMoon

  114. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Steve Sailer


    Maybe Biden chose her?
     
    I think Docta Jill Biden was very involved in the running of the campaign and it is reported widely that Docta Jill does not like Kamala one whit, especially after Kamala impugned Biden as a racist on stage at a Democratic party Presidential debate. So I don't think Kamala was his choice, or Docta Jill's choice.

    The Obama people are still brokering power in the Democratic party, and they were high on her (except she couldn't get to something like 3% support and did not finish at the top in her home State of California when the Primary occurred there). So it's basically been the Hilary playbook with this woman - ascend to the U.S. Senate in a one party State, and then be given a high-profile sinecure so that she can claim to be uniquely prepared for the Presidency. PMC white women love Kamala, and that's who makes these decisions in the Democratic party. In their circles, the fact that she's half black and half subcontinental and a woman gives her the highest Pokeman diversity hit points, and if you disagree they can diminish your status within that world very quickly. The only problem is that it doesn't cause voters to want to vote for her.

    I just don't think they anticipated COVID overreaction (demanded by their own base) persisting that long into the Biden Presidency and the subsequent steep economic downturn exacerbated by record spending creating historic rates of inflation. Getting rid of the orange man turns out to have been a poisoned chalice in the end.

    Replies: @Nico

    Probably the best assessment of the Kamala catastrophe on this thread. I’ll just add that the U.S. and global situation puts the Democratic Party in a VERY unenviable position notwithstanding the forward march of the Great Replacement. So unless the DLC power brokers are stupid enough to actually believe the millenarian woke Keynesianism on which the present regime’s political doctrines are predicated is going to steer us and more to the point them through the next few years, I predict they will do whatever they can to prevent a primary battle and keep Harris at the formal top. Because if somebody has got to fall, it’s no big deal if it’s Harris.

  115. As they say, “If they didn’t bitch, they’d explode!”

    Brazilian influencer ends up in wheelchair from holding in her farts

    Caraca! Pois é!

  116. @epebble
    @Jack D

    gib-me-dats in every shape and form

    Actually, the entire U.S. Electorate is addicted to that. Exhibit 1: Our National Debt. Everybody likes tax cuts and the Congressmen who are good in "Bringing home the Pork". We have excelled in tax cuts and high government spending, which means piling on the debt on the next generation, sometimes not yet born (or not yet immigrated), since the 1980's.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

    Actually, the entire U.S. Electorate is addicted to that. Exhibit 1: Our National Debt. Everybody likes tax cuts and the Congressmen who are good in “Bringing home the Pork”.

    Partly true. However the bigger issue is one group of people want high spending and pork, while a different group doesn’t want to pay for it. See AnotherDad’s comments about parasites vs producers. Very little federal government spending does anything productive or does much to benefit productive Americans (i.e. entire Dept of Defense costs hundreds of billions annually and yet we’re still being invaded).

    If it was entirely up to me, the federal budget would be cut by 75% between this year and next.

  117. @Harry Baldwin
    @AnotherDad

    I wish Trump would have behaved in the first debate the way he behaved in the second. I thought he hit home when he said to Biden (I paraphrase) "You're the reason I went into politics. You're a typical politician--all talk and no action. You've been in Washington your whole life and haven't fixed anything."

    And that's what we see from Biden--just talk. He doesn't even pretend to have a plan to fix anything.

    His protege, Pete Buttigieg, is cut from the same cloth. Ask him a challenging question and he'll instantly respond with a glib, articulate answer. Very impressive in press conferences and debates. When it comes to actually accomplishing anything, though, he's clueless.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

    His protege, Pete Buttigieg, is cut from the same cloth. Ask him a challenging question and he’ll instantly respond with a glib, articulate answer. Very impressive in press conferences and debates. When it comes to actually accomplishing anything, though, he’s clueless.

    His main qualification for office is that he’s a homosexual. Meanwhile as Sec’y of Transportation we have massive supply chain issues and airlines are complete disaster. Based on this, he will run for Potus and some sizeable segment of the population will support him.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @William Badwhite

    We have lived to think Sam Kinison was funny but a bit much, then to forget about him for like twenty years, then randomly hear some of his screaming the word "faggot" twenty times and think, "yuck," then forget about him again, and finally to realize he was right all along. The ex-preacher we need but do not deserve. On another plane Sam Kinison comes back to life and shares a small room with Peter Chickenfather for as long as it takes to do what must be done. The next time someone tries to defend homosexuals by asking what they do that's so bad, be sure to mention the more than a month-long vacation during a national crisis in a field of which they are officially in charge.

  118. @LondonBob
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/KoskovicsZ/status/1546401462820945921?s=20&t=mWHmtwnXdPnHFn1ujJUsLw

    Replies: @BB753

    What? I’m sure they can dig up dirtier stuff from Macron’s past!

  119. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/11/opinion/joe-biden-too-old.html
    https://archive.ph/a0SmF

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/11/opinion/biden-musk-presidency.html
    https://archive.ph/TIP2R
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1546894720797917184

  120. @Prester John
    @Mike Tre

    "And the Hunter Biden disaster clearly illustrated Shotgun Joe was a deliberate and willing accomplice to much of Hunter’s criminal activity"

    Unless and until the Democrat Party-controlled media focus on this issue, statements such as the above amount to pissing into the wind. And the media doesn't want to hear it, so, case closed. A sad, indeed tragic, state of affairs indeed!

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    yeah but that’s kind of what we do here: piss into the wind. 🙂

    • Replies: @TheMoon
    @Mike Tre

    All good. Just stand downwind. Thanks.

  121. @Steve Sailer
    @Mr. Anon

    "He is a puppet."

    A puppet of whom?

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @SunBakedSuburb, @Corvinus

    “He is a puppet.” A puppet of whom?”

    The Deep State, led by Jews. Now, you could come out and that is a silly thing, or you could continue to give the impression you agree it exists without actually saying so, but in reality doubt its overall power and reach and express those reservations openly. Of course, that would require you not to be cagey.

  122. You’re never too old to sell out your country for money.

  123. @prime noticer
    @epebble

    "So, the alternatives are not Spring Chicken"

    there's several people who could primary Biden if they think, and enough of the democrat money people think, Biden is particularly vulnerable.

    1) Gavin Newsom - VERY good looking and likable to the average voter, especially women, who don't realize, and don't care anyway, what his actual politics will bring to the country
    2) Jeff Bezos - openly in a dispute with Biden now, and can self-finance.
    3) Matthew McConaughey - extremely well liked and popular actor who is famous, and very clearly wants to get into politics at the national level, as a democrat
    4) Oprah, the Rock, or any other random big name celeb who thinks they can copy Orange Man, and are able to get democrat money man backing

    the battle, as always, will be if they can peel away enough of the african voters in southern states during the democrat primary. Biden will clearly lose most of the other states to a photogenic newcomer, but may, barely, slug it out due to african voter loyalty in key, early primary voting.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Charlotte

    Newsome, very good looking? Really? He reminds me of a vampire in a vampire spoof. Very plastic and fake. DeSantis isn’t gorgeous, but I find him much more attractive. But I think you’re overestimating the political appeal of good looks to women, anyway.

  124. @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10966153/Hunter-Biden-spent-30k-prostitutes-FIVE-MONTHS-documents-reveal.html
    https://twitter.com/MailOnline/status/1546559216202178560

    Replies: @LondonBob, @Harry Baldwin

    Hollywood feeds us boring crap like a Hillary Clinton biopic when a Hunter Biden biopic would be so awesome. It’s got everything: guns tossed in dumpsters, the Secret Service called in to clean up his messes, assorted false IDs, piles of crack cocaine, flagrantly corrupt dealings, Russian hookers, the Cateau Marmont, strippers, a senile dad who’s president of the US … it’s like the X-rated version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Harry Baldwin

    Literally Species II down to the actors playing the demon-son and the president-dad.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  125. “Many of the crises driving down Biden’s approval numbers are not his fault,” Michelle Goldberg writes.

    That Ms Goldberg–such a model of journalistic integrity. I recall that according to her, everything that happened in the US under Trump’s watch was his fault, including the Covid outbreak. But Biden? Poor guy just can’t catch a break.

  126. @Harry Baldwin
    @MEH 0910

    Hollywood feeds us boring crap like a Hillary Clinton biopic when a Hunter Biden biopic would be so awesome. It's got everything: guns tossed in dumpsters, the Secret Service called in to clean up his messes, assorted false IDs, piles of crack cocaine, flagrantly corrupt dealings, Russian hookers, the Cateau Marmont, strippers, a senile dad who's president of the US ... it's like the X-rated version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Literally Species II down to the actors playing the demon-son and the president-dad.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @J.Ross

    Species 2 Official Trailer #1 - Michael Madsen Movie (1998) HD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzeRCB6YcJE


    Species 2 Trailer - Directed by Peter Medak and starring Michael Madsen, Mykelti Williamson, George Dzundza, James Cromwell, Justin Lazard. Astronaut Patrick Ross returns from the first manned Mars expeditio infected an unknown strand of alien DNA. Now any woman who sleeps with Ross is impregnated with alien embryos that quickly kill the mother. Ross hides the offspring, but investigators soon detect a pattern in the female deaths.
     
    Species II (1998) - Movieclips playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZbXA4lyCtqryUabYAwFmDOZLr2tn0vip
  127. @William Badwhite
    @Harry Baldwin


    His protege, Pete Buttigieg, is cut from the same cloth. Ask him a challenging question and he’ll instantly respond with a glib, articulate answer. Very impressive in press conferences and debates. When it comes to actually accomplishing anything, though, he’s clueless.
     
    His main qualification for office is that he's a homosexual. Meanwhile as Sec'y of Transportation we have massive supply chain issues and airlines are complete disaster. Based on this, he will run for Potus and some sizeable segment of the population will support him.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    We have lived to think Sam Kinison was funny but a bit much, then to forget about him for like twenty years, then randomly hear some of his screaming the word “faggot” twenty times and think, “yuck,” then forget about him again, and finally to realize he was right all along. The ex-preacher we need but do not deserve. On another plane Sam Kinison comes back to life and shares a small room with Peter Chickenfather for as long as it takes to do what must be done. The next time someone tries to defend homosexuals by asking what they do that’s so bad, be sure to mention the more than a month-long vacation during a national crisis in a field of which they are officially in charge.

  128. @MEH 0910
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/11/opinion/joe-biden-too-old.html
    https://archive.ph/a0SmF
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1546864509310177285

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/11/opinion/biden-musk-presidency.html
    https://archive.ph/TIP2R

  129. @J.Ross
    @Harry Baldwin

    Literally Species II down to the actors playing the demon-son and the president-dad.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    Species 2 Official Trailer #1 – Michael Madsen Movie (1998) HD

    Species 2 Trailer – Directed by Peter Medak and starring Michael Madsen, Mykelti Williamson, George Dzundza, James Cromwell, Justin Lazard. Astronaut Patrick Ross returns from the first manned Mars expeditio infected an unknown strand of alien DNA. Now any woman who sleeps with Ross is impregnated with alien embryos that quickly kill the mother. Ross hides the offspring, but investigators soon detect a pattern in the female deaths.

    Species II (1998) – Movieclips playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZbXA4lyCtqryUabYAwFmDOZLr2tn0vip

  130. @Mike Tre
    @Prester John

    yeah but that's kind of what we do here: piss into the wind. :)

    Replies: @TheMoon

    All good. Just stand downwind. Thanks.

  131. @Mike Tre
    "One of my concerns is that Biden realizes he’s old and so he doesn’t call BS on the Latest Thing as much as he would have done in the past: You don’t hear him saying: “This transgender stuff is BS, right?” “No, a black man didn’t invent the lightbulb.” “These ‘mostly peaceful protests’ are riots, of course.” But now he knows he’s old and he’ll never understand all this new-fangled nonsense, so he lets the young people in his Administration promote disastrous stuff instead of firing them for being idiots.

    This is a disappointing contention. It seems to me Biden has made a career of taking the safest stance on any given issue throughout his entire political career.

    It is obviously clear that the last 6-7 years the guy's brain has turned into applesauce. Look at the video Anglin posted in his last article. They guy can't even differentiate between the lines he's supposed to read and the instructions he's supposed to follow. It's not even the first, 10th, or 100th time.

    And the Hunter Biden disaster clearly illustrated Shotgun Joe was a deliberate and willing accomplice to much of Hunter's criminal activity; the latest revelation being sending him money to pay for prostitutes that he was clearly physically abusing. In no sane world would any politician be able to survive this type of scandal involving their own kid - and both of Biden's living children bring their own.

    Steve also ignores the fact that Creepy Joe was in the habit of actively seeking out and fondling/flirting with every small child that came across his path in White House photo ops, and god knows where else.

    In short, Biden is a catastrophically flawed and evil man; his presidency is a sham, and it is clear he is not making any of the decisions he claims he is. His political career serves only as evidence as to how disastrous our political system has become.

    If he were just an innocent old man I'd feel sorry for him. Imagine being 79 and demented, and every single day having to sit through hours and hours of what are essentially media prep sessions, with aggressive, impatient, self interested staffers grilling you and treating you like an idiot while they try to get you prepared to go in public and present policy. And what kind of woman is his disgusting wife to sit back and allow him to be put through all that? They are all just sick and evil.

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @Prester John, @SOL

    But Jill Biden committed adultery and married Joe Biden out of love!

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