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A week ago, the candidacy of Joe Biden was at death’s door.

On a taping of “The McLaughlin Group,” this writer suggested it might be time to “call the rectory” and have the monsignor come render last rites.

Today, Biden’s candidacy is not only alive. He is first in votes, victories and delegates, and is favored to win the nomination and, by most polls, to defeat Donald Trump in November.

“The World Turned Upside Down” was a song the British army band is said to have played at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. That title applies to what happened in the U.S. political world in the five days from Feb. 29 to March 4.

Going into South Carolina on Feb. 29, Joe Biden had run a miserable and losing campaign.

Starting as the odds-on favorite for the nomination, he finished fourth in the Iowa caucuses, fifth in New Hampshire and then was routed by Bernie Sanders in the Nevada caucuses. His fundraising was anemic. His debate performances ranged from tolerable to terrible.

On the eve of South Carolina, his proclaimed “firewall,” the media conceded he might win but wrote him off as a probable fatality on Super Tuesday when 14 states went to the polls.

Then came South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn’s endorsement of Biden, which solidified and energized the African American vote in the Palmetto State and led to a Biden blowout in Saturday’s primary.

The nonstop free and favorable publicity Biden gained from the victory created a momentum that Mike Bloomberg’s billions could not buy. Over that weekend came the withdrawal of Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar and endorsements by both of Biden as the party’s best hope against Donald Trump.

Came then Biden’s sweep of 10 of the 14 states holding primaries on Super Tuesday. Wednesday saw the withdrawal of Bloomberg, who endorsed Biden and pledged his vast fortune to help Joe and the party defeat Trump in November.Moreover, for Trump, as Claudius observed in “Hamlet,” “When sorrows come, they come not single spies but in battalions.”

For 10 days, the Dow Jones average has gyrated wildly, wiping out trillions of dollars in wealth, while the coronavirus slowly claimed victims and dominated the world’s media. Predictions of a pandemic, a global economic downturn and a national recession were everywhere.

All in all, a triumphal week for Biden, who racked up 11 state primary victories. Before last Saturday, he had not won a single primary in three presidential campaigns.

But if earlier reports of the demise of Joe Biden were premature, so, too, are today’s confident predictions of a Biden sweep this November, marching over the political corpse of Trump and bringing in a Democratic Senate and Democratic House.

As Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

Bernie Sanders’ “Revolution” remains unreconciled to a Beltway-Biden restoration, against which many of the Democratic candidates railed before dropping out, including Elizabeth Warren.

Sanders, for whom this is the last hurrah, must decide whether he wants to go down fighting for his cause or stack arms and march into Biden’s camp.

If Sanders chooses to fight, he can, even in near-certain defeat, be victorious in history if his “movement” one day captures the national party as it has captured a plurality of the party’s young.

If Sanders goes into the coming debates and forces Biden to defend his votes — for George Bush’s war in Iraq and for NAFTA and WTO trade concessions to Communist China — he may still be crushed.

But Sanders is a true believer. And, for such as these, it is better to die on the hill you have lived and fought on than to march into camp to be patted on the head by an establishment that secretly detests you.

Then there is Biden’s vulnerability.

ORDER IT NOW

He may be hailed by a fickle media as a conquering hero today. But after the cheering stops, Biden is going to be, for the next eight months, the same candidate he has been for the last eight months. Here is a description of that candidate by The New York Times the day after his Super Tuesday triumph:

“Any suggestion that Mr. Biden is now a risk-free option would appear to contradict the available evidence. He is no safer with a microphone, no likelier to complete a thought without exaggeration or bewildering detour.

“He has not, as a 77-year-old man proudly set in his ways, acquired new powers of persuasion or management in the 72 hours since the first primary state victory of his three presidential campaigns.

“Mr. Biden has blundered this chance before — the establishment front-runner; the last, best hope for moderates — fumbling his initial 2020 advantages in a hail of disappointing fund-raising, feeble campaign organization and staggering underperformance.”

It ain’t over till it’s over.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

Copyright 2020 Creators.com.

 
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  1. Yeah, but the Israel lobby wants to have both the Republican and the Democratic candidates in their pocket come November. They’ll trundle Biden to the nomination in a wheelchair if they have to.

  2. I think the establishment is picking the wrong horse.

    Sanders would do better in a debate with Trump.

    All Trump has to do is bring up Hunter or late term abortion and Biden will lose it.

    Biden would be the better pick if he didn’t have to debate Trump.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  3. President Trump is going to make mincemeat out of Creepy Joe in every debate. I can see The Donald licking his lips from here.

    If I were Biden’s handlers I would seriously consider refusing to do any debate. It would be a presidential first, but so would be a 77-year old first time nominee with dementia.

    • Agree: animalogic
    • Replies: @Longfisher
  4. The question for Dems really must be, “Do we seriously think the American people are going to vote for a guy who shows serious signs of senile dementia?”

    All Trump has to do is get his hands on one of the many Biden Blooper compilations and run it non-stop as political ads.

    • Agree: JasonT
    • Replies: @Johnny Smoggins
  5. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:

    Nailing it in.

  6. Biden is genuinely & hugely popular amongst the USA black community, who are a decisive 25% of USA Democratic party primary voters … folks who don’t have the white-person type issues with Biden’s gaffes etc

    Here from under a black community banner, is a 4chan post giving some worthy reasons for Biden’s black support … actually quite a number of interesting points here, including a positive view toward relations with whites:

    Black Brothers n Sisters Be Ridin’ With Joe Biden

    Americans, please support your black brothers n sisters, by supporting the man the black community knows is best for America’s future – Joltin’ Joe Biden. We Be Ridin’ wit Biden for good reason.

    Too often, liberal whites and Jews presume to speak for ‘people of color’ and the black community, but they cannot do so with authenticity.

    This is not the time for radical change in America – this is a time to evolve and grow slowly and take care of our problems we have long had.

    Donald Trump is not a bad man. He has lifted more black people out of the hell of prison than Brother Barack ever did. Leading whites like Biden and Trump, understand that very often the black man in prison is a ‘rando’ [random unconnected person] like they say, not the black man who committed the crime.

    In younger days Biden was friends with segregationists. They were not all evil people either, blacks know this. Biden understands, Biden is deep.

    Blacks are not perfect and share responsibility for the problems and crime in black society. Blacks need uplift, they are America’s special, sometimes messed-up children. And this white-bashing all the time is not good ethnic ethics. And we do not need at this time unlimited tens of millions of new people in USA, till we solve the problems with people we have.

    If you believe in justice for black brothers n sisters, support Joe Biden, he is a man for all, and give Donald John Trump honorable retirement for letting all so many black people out of jail for a fresh start.

    • Replies: @animalogic
    , @Hibernian
    , @Dumbo
  7. Renoman says:

    Elected by blacks! You are doomed.

  8. @Brabantian

    Im not American, so i can honestly say i dont really “get” US blacks.
    Is it really the fact that Joe was Obama’s VP that so endears Joe to the black community ? I mean is that ALL that they see ? Can they not see that dear old Joe could give a flying f*ck for the black community ? Can they not see that he is a policy vaccum ? What does the guy stand for, other than “more of the same” ?
    The impression i get (& i am probably wrong) is that black people follow their “community leaders” & these leaders are bought & paid for upholders of the democratic “establishment”.
    The worst thing is that Biden is an AWFUL candidate. He’s a void, out of which eminates cliches, gaffes, nonsense, non sequitors & dementia symptoms.
    I guess it all goes back to this well known fact: the D’s would rather lose with Biden (or a stray cat, or half a brick or a water puddle) than win with bernie….

  9. anastasia says:

    Biden has lied his way through life, because for him there was no difference between the truth and a lie. Now, in old age, his lies are no longer voluntary. They are involuntary, like a twitching muscle

  10. Whoever is Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick is going to be more than ordinarily important given his age and his obvious signs of mental deterioration.

  11. KenH says:

    At this point I really don’t care. Donald Trump is strongly considering Ag amnesty, a pathway to citizenship for so called Dreamers and making H1B visas permanent also with a path to citizenship. On top of that his new commandant of the U.S. Marine corps is banning confederate symbolism from military bases. Trump is also the most Zionist and pro homo president in history. We didn’t vote for any of this crap and Trump has revealed himself to be a whichever way the wind’s blowing moderate.

    I’m not a Southerner but confederate history is U.S. history and since the civil war ended Southerners have shown themselves to be arguably the most patriotic segment of U.S. society with very high participation in the military. Yet they continue to get spat on and disrespected because 4-5% owned slaves during the antebellum period and they subjected Jewish child rapist and murderer Leo Frank to a rightful extralegal hanging.

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Observator
  12. Realist says:

    Will Joe Kick It Away Again?

    Joe is the Chauncey Gardiner of the Democrat Party…it’s just like Being There.

  13. The only reason a mediocre hack like Biden is standing for President today is because he was appointed Vice President by Obama. Is it not likely that Obama chose Biden deliberately rather than somebody of substance to punish the country he does not love?

  14. The question is not who or what Biden is–winner, loser, lifelong conman with senile dementia. It is what the Media make him to be. If they say he is God and Savior of America, then he is a god and messiah for a day, though false. And the country will pay dearly for its delusion.

  15. I think the Democrats are not afraid of losing to Trump by having Biden lead their party. They hope that America will have enough non white voters now in the key states such as Florida that they will vote for even the blandest candidate aka Biden. If Trump loses this election to Biden expect it to be the last time America ever has a real Republican government, unless Americans decide to stop having a two party state, then things may get more interesting.

  16. Tulip says:

    Jimmy Dore remembers Candidate Biden:

    There’s no “there” there. . .

  17. RVBlake says:

    Rep. Jim Clyburn solidified and mobilized the black vote in SC? They are that monolithic that they respond like a school of fish to a Congressional rep?

  18. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @KenH

    “We didn’t vote for any of this crap …”

    Really?

    “In 2008, Obama was touted as a political outsider who will hose away all of the rot and bloody criminality of the Bush years. He turned out to be a deft move by our ruling class. Though fools still refuse to see it, Obama is a perfect servant of our military banking complex. Now, Trump is being trumpeted as another political outsider.

    A Trump presidency will temporarily appease restless, lower class whites, while serving as a magnet for liberal anger. This will buy our ruling class time as they continue to wage war abroad while impoverishing Americans back home. Like Obama, Trump won’t fulfill any of his election promises, and this, too, will be blamed on bipartisan politics.”

    Linh Dinh, “Orlando Shooting Means Trump for President,” June 12, 2016, @ The Unz Review.

    But people are lining up again for the next Most Important Election Ever, taking seriously the Beltway banalities of Mr. Paleoconservative.

  19. @KenH

    Well, they started a war that killed four hundred thousand United States soldiers and sailors, you know. They simply stole all the federal property in their states – post offices, court houses, customs houses, forts and arsenals stocked with modern weapons, even the U.S. Mint at New Orleans – to “compensate” themselves for all the taxes they had paid to Washington. Then they imagined themselves “invaded” when the forces of the legal, elected government were sent to repossess them.

    After the ’72 debacle the DNC revamped the primary process so that the most backward, reactionary states of the old Confederacy, the god-damned southern Confederacy, would vote first and get to pick the backward, reactionary tool who would decide the fate of the entire nation. Sanders’ reform policies are supported by a great majority of Americans, even a clear plurality of Republicans, but there is not a chance that they will ever be implemented. Dem or GOP, both parties represent the same interests, and it’s not yours or mine.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @follyofwar
    , @KenH
  20. @John Johnson

    The only way that senile old Joe would be the better pick is if he never had to make any public appearances at all.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  21. All joking aside about senile Old Joe, Tucker Carlson had it right when he said what the democrat party leaders are doing is immoral. A person in such obvious cognitive decline cannot be trusted with the car keys, let alone the nuclear codes. Really, it is sad and heartless what they are doing to a sick old man who has spent his entire life in public service.

    What’s worse they all know that Biden is not up to the job. Perhaps from their selfish perspective, however, he is the perfect candidate. He will sign anything they put in front of him. Their biggest job will be how to hide Joe’s mental condition from the voters for another 8 months up until election day. This will require a Herculean effort of censorship from the Lap Dog Media, as well as millions of white voters asleep at the switch.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  22. @animalogic

    Jim Clyburn, a house negro and an uncle Tom, has been promised some prominent position by Biden should he win the presidency. Just like the late isia cummins he is on the payroll of Aipac and other Zionist organizations. The other factor is that Clyburn and other congressional Black Caucus members are afraid of Sanders ascendancy for his policies and leadership will certainly endanger their privileges and position within the democratic party and Black masses.

    Biden does not give a shit about Blacks or other coloured minorities and has always voted to cut social services to the downtrodden He is a snake just like Trump. he is also boring and lacks charisma and passion.

    By giving their precious votes to Biden Blacks have dug a grave for their political wight within the Dem party. A huge mistake.

    Obama and Warren should endorse Bernie for he is the only one with passion, fire and moral and ethical power and a strong populist plan to rub Trump’s nose into dirt.

  23. Rurik says:
    @Observator

    the god-damned southern Confederacy

    to a man of charactor and honor, there’s a simple truth that should be pointed out..

    The right to govern, comes from the consent of the governed.

    The second, the nanosecond – that such consent is withheld, then ‘the right to govern’ is no more than a tyrant’s whip in a thugs fist.

    George Washington understood that, and so did Thomas Jefferson, who coined these words..

    …governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; [and] that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it.”

    also

    “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

    Today the ZUS federal government is under occupation by a foreign enemy, that loots our Treasury, subverts our governments and institutions into abased servitude to a hostile regime, while trampling upon the rights and dignity of our citizenry. This occupied government foments serial wars of aggression against innocent nations and peoples, while claiming the right to torture anyone who opposes their rapine, treachery, sedition and treason. Even our very freedom of speech, is threated by demands that we all fall in line, and don’t dare to even criticize Israel, or else.

    I have a feeling Robert E. Lee would take issue with this state of affairs, and be willing to oppose it, even with his life. But the men of the South, were back then, built of far better mettle than the modern version, who suffer to be told, (as in Texas and other states), that it is forbidden to boycott Israel. Just as it’s now forbidden (in the ZUS military) to honor your American ancestors, who fought gallantly against the tyranny and tyrants of their day.

    If a modern effort for secession were to bubble up from the grass roots, and demand we Americans declared that ‘When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them…’ then you can count me among the modern day Confederates.

    Or, put another way.. fuck the ZUS government, and fuck their tyrannical attempts at suppressing the free spirit of the American people. They have zero power to tell us what we can and can’t say, or whom or who we decide to boycott. And any attempts to use the power of the state, to threaten otherwise, is treason against the principles of freedom, the US Constitution, and the legacy of men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Robert E. Lee.

    Donald Trump (or Bernie or Joe, or anyone who demands the ((ZUS federal government today)) is legitimate) is not fit to lick Robert E. Lee’s boots.

    Now, more than ever!

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  24. Tulip says:

    The Democratic Party has gone from Trump Derangement Syndrome to Early Onset Joementia.

  25. Rurik says:
    @follyofwar

    who has spent his entire life in public service.

    I always enjoy your posts, follyofwar, but I winced at that characterization.

    Saying “in public service”, somehow for me, suggests that his efforts were in selfless sacrifice to the greater good, when the opposite is clearly the case.

    Politicians like Joe Biden, have spent their careers enriching themselves at the direct expense of the people they were trusted to represent. A trust that has been betrayed over and over and over again, even up to and including squandering young American lives, in fealty to an enemy regime. Treason, IOW. And that has characterized Joe Biden’s entire career. Epitomized by his traitorous vote to wage an illegal aggressive war on an unoffending Iraq, on behalf of America’s enemy.

    “Public servants”

  26. @animalogic

    Im not American, so i can honestly say i dont really “get” US blacks.
    Is it really the fact that Joe was Obama’s VP that so endears Joe to the black community ? I mean is that ALL that they see ?

    That is pretty much it.

    If someone like Biden gets a stamp of approval from a beloved Black leader then that is all they need. They actually don’t have to offer anything. There is a tradition in the Black community of trusting the Democrat party and their leaders and believing that underlying problems are really caused by White racism.

    I’m sure it is really frustrating to Bernie voters.

    The impression i get (& i am probably wrong) is that black people follow their “community leaders” & these leaders are bought & paid for upholders of the democratic “establishment”.

    There is sort of a quid pro quo system but Blacks and their leaders really don’t get much out of it. Black leaders get access to the political system but most of it is for show.

    Some candidate (Black or White) gets handshakes from Black leaders and then does absolutely nothing for Black areas. They just trot out the normal excuses and blame for Whites/guns/Republicans and everyone seems fine with it. This happens everywhere.

    But it’s not as if Whites are well represented or have White mayors that act in their best interest.

  27. SafeNow says:

    To initiate a nuclear launch, the “two-man rule” is in effect at launch sites, but does not apply to the President. The Secretary of Defense corroborates the order only with respect to identity; i.e., the order truly came from the President. Dementia + nuclear briefcase + sole authority to launch should be disqualifying.

    Similarly, Amy cannot be VP because she is prone to sudden fits of rage; throwing objects at staff. She loses it. If she became President, she might act impulsively, either with the nuclear codes, or with a non-nuclear action. Someone with a history of anger-management problems should not be commander in chief.

  28. @Rurik

    You are correct, Rurik. I always proofread my post three or four times before sending. I guess I couldn’t think of a better word at the time. I’m too kind-hearted, and should have said something like “feasting on taxpayer dollars as he voted for every illegal war.” Your meme describes it perfectly.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Twodees Partain
  29. bjondo says:

    Soma Joe’s VP pick is, I’ve heard, Michelle O.
    Oreobama’s friends help Soma deep sleep in a tub.

    Don’t matter.

    Sanders gives his support to Trump.
    Revenge.

    Trump appoints Sanders HHS Secty.
    Single Payer results.

    Double sweet revenge for ole Bern.

    Trump wants Single Payer but can’t say so.

    5 dancing shlomos

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    , @The Scalpel
  30. @follyofwar

    Joe would be the better pick is if he never had to make any public appearances at all.

    Agreed and the establishment is engaging in deluded liberal thinking when it comes to debating Trump. They think too highly of themselves and believe a candidate like Joe will hit Trump with “the facts” as they see it. But Trump doesn’t have to play their game and can just make Joe go nanners by pushing his buttons.

    There is no way that Joe can best Trump in a debate. The liberals will scream that Trump wasn’t fair in his tactics but that doesn’t matter. The people want a fighter that can stand up for himself.

    Bernie at least as a plan that he can circle back to. If Trump tries to use childish tactics then Bernie can go back to talking about poverty or health care.

    Biden doesn’t have a plan. He is running as “the moderate” and Trump will kick his teeth in for being so mushy. Biden is a career politician that puts his thumb to the wind for most issues. However he has taken a hard line on guns and abortion which are highly divisive. In fact he just endorsed Beto for some non-existing “gun control position” which shows he really isn’t good at strategy either. Biden is a terrible candidate, just awful.

  31. @bjondo

    Sanders gives his support to Trump.
    Revenge.
    Trump appoints Sanders HHS Secty.

    That is actually a really good idea.

    Pick up Sanders voters by offering a deal on health care coverage.

    Who gives a frig what the Republicans say. They’ll still want Trump over Biden on everything else. They love him.

    • Replies: @Longfisher
  32. @Observator

    “Sanders reform policies are supported by a great majority of Americans, even a clear plurality of Republicans.”

    How did you come to that far-fetched conclusion, Observator?

    I’ll grant you that, between two far too aged candidates, at least Bernie’s brain seems to still be working, which should, in theory, make him the more formidable opponent to Trump. But they are both awful. So awful that they make Trump look like a giant in comparison (I know, Trump has that Zionist problem, but does anyone think Bernie will be able to stand up to the Israel lobby?).

  33. Rurik says:
    @follyofwar

    “feasting on taxpayer dollars as he voted for every illegal war.”

    yes, I like that, (lol) but I understand we can’t be full-on vitriol with every post, satisfying as it occasionally is.

  34. @Rurik

    Lived in Georgia 5 years. How I miss the South! The people I knew believed in God, country, family. They would gladly fight for what they believed, their greatest value being their personal honor. They were the truest people I have known. Thanks for your comment.

    • Thanks: Rurik
    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  35. If the Biden vs Trump vote is close, look to genius Dem math to swing it massively in Biden’s favor…

    It’s not just that idiots Brian Williams and Mara Gay of NYT can’t divide.
    It’s that in their victimology, liberals are entitled to turn the numbers any way they want because of white oppression. It’s the intention that counts, not the math.

    Good news for Dems who are behind in votes.

    • Agree: GazaPlanet
    • Replies: @GazaPlanet
  36. @animalogic

    Here are a few clues about this ridiculous “blacks love Biden” meme:

    1. It’s easy to get a few black people to hold up signs for photos, but that doesn’t mean that any of them, or many of the rest of black people give a tin shit about Joe Biden. He spent 8 years embarrassing the Mulatto Messiah, and is barely tolerated by anyone outside the ranks of party bosses.

    2. Black people are only important to the democrats as putative proof that the party isn’t “racist”. They are actually a very small voting bloc, even if they were a solid bloc, which they certainly are not. In a national election with over a hundred million voters, the “black vote” doesn’t amount to anything much. Blacks are 13% or so of the population overall, with about 40% of them eligible voters. That means that they are a negligible minority of voters. They are used as cover for all the dead people and ineligible immigrants who vote democrat.

    3. Basing an opinion of black Americans on the kind of bullshit found on 4Chan is a mistake. That post you’re responding to is a collection of assertions, backed up by a photo or two that could be easily staged.

    Anyway, Biden is a guaranteed loser, which is what the democrat bosses want. They won’t run him or anyone as bad as him in ’24 when it’s their turn to get two terms in the White House.

  37. @follyofwar

    Being used is perfect punishment for the old bastard. Being dragged behind a slow horse would be better, but what’s being done to him now will do.

  38. Johann says:
    @Rurik

    Actually I find it disrespectful to compare pigs to filthy American politicians. Pigs are useful creatures who are brutally treated by the inferior species. Politicians have no redeeming qualities and seem to be unable to live without lying and cheating.

    • Agree: Rurik, Longfisher
  39. @SeekerofthePresence

    Rockin’ Southern style…

    “Bootleg Turn” from album “Drivin’ It Down” Justin Johnson 2017

    Fond memories.

    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
  40. athEIst says:

    Sanders, for whom this is the last hurrah

    Bernie will for sure get the nomination in ’24 and win. Perhaps his second term is a bit…tentative.

    • Replies: @Tulip
    , @Twodees Partain
  41. Tulip says:
    @athEIst

    If Sanders offered Warren the VP slot and she pledges her delegates to him in the first vote, he is almost neck and neck with Biden. Then if he goes negative on Biden, Biden is a paper tiger in my view, the real Thomas Eagleton of today. The Democrats support Biden 1000%.

    If he hits him hard enough, people will start voting for Sanders even if he is a Communist out of compassion for Biden, not wanting to witness the cruelty of Trump dragging a senile old man face down across the floor and out the door into the cold.

  42. Hibernian says:
    @Brabantian

    Guy sounds like a bit of an Uncle Tom.

  43. Hibernian says:
    @Clyde Wilson

    Assassination insurance more likely.

  44. nsa says:

    Sanders lost the (((media))) and the DNC on Feb.25 when the old coot called the PM of IzzieVille “a reactionary racist”, transgressing the third rail of American politics. It then took the tribe only a week to figure out how to sink Bernie’s campaign. Another politician, Chuck Hagel, back in 2012 learned the same lesson the hard way: the jew demands absolute fealty from its useful idiot politicians.

  45. RDH says:

    Put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig. Nominate a corrupt politician as the Democratic candicate for president, he’s still a corrupt politician. I don’t vote for corrupt politicians, at least when it’s obivious that is what they are. I think I am a more or less average American. Biden does not stand a chance against Trump, IMHO, regardless of what the polls might say.

  46. @The Alarmist

    “All Trump has to do is get his hands on one of the many Biden Blooper compilations and run it non-stop as political ads.”

    And not just the bloopers either, but the many, many videos of Biden touching, kissing and sniffing women and girls. Trump scored an own goal by not pursuing a criminal investigation against Hillary Clinton when he became president. He better find the killer instinct to go after Biden hard between now and November or he and his entire family will end up in a gulag.

  47. @Rurik

    I’ve noticed this with a lot of unionized public sector workers like cops and teachers. They talk about their “service” as though they volunteer to work for free but the moment there’s any talk of clawing back wages or benefits, out come the strike threats.

    • Agree: Rurik
  48. @SeekerofthePresence

    They absolutely believe they are entitled to cheat, they openly say that “racist” votes shouldn’t count. Anyone who really believes the negroes and the Jews don’t have a system of massive cheating in place is simply ignoring everything we know about human nature.

  49. @R.G. Camara

    Dementia? Yes!

    What astonishes me is that his deteriorated mental state is not 1) widely or even universally recognized in the minds of the voting public and 2) that his poor mental state is not as equally disqualifying in everyone’s assessment of his electability.

    Is the hatred of Trump really that pervasive on the left?

    • Replies: @Rex Little
    , @follyofwar
  50. @John Johnson

    “Who gives a frig what the Republicans say. They’ll still want Trump over Biden on everything else. They love him.”

    I’m not a “Republican”, but rather, am a conservative. I find Trump highly flawed in a number of ways.

    That said, I’ll vote to re-elect him. Why? It’s simple. He’s not a liberal Demon-crat.

  51. KenH says:
    @Observator

    Well, they started a war that killed four hundred thousand United States soldiers and sailors, you know.

    Typical uninformed opinion from a frothing at the mouth, historically illiterate and confederacy hating Bernie Bro. The Northern states had just as much to do with hostilities. The South is guilty only of firing the first shot. The North, not the South, imposed total warfare to include the killing of innocent civilians and the destruction non-combatants property.

    the god-damned southern Confederacy, would vote first and get to pick the backward, reactionary tool who would decide the fate of the entire nation.

    And since 2008 the Democrat party’s penchant for picking the most anti-white, backward, America hating reactionary leftist is a major improvement? Barack Obama was the anti-white left’s version of George Wallace. Bernie Sanders wants you to look to the Soviet system that murdered tens of millions of innocent people and collapsed of its own dead weight as some sort of model and lodestar.

    Sanders’ reform policies are supported by a great majority of Americans, even a clear plurality of Republicans,

    Then we’d see legions of Republicans switching parties to become a Bernie Bro but we aren’t. Bernie isn’t always wrong when it comes to identifying economic problems but his solutions on how to fix things almost always are.

  52. @athEIst

    Bernie will be dead by ’24. See? Anyone can make a prediction. Mine is as likely to be true as yours, to put it mildly.

  53. @Clyde Wilson

    I think that Biden was chosen as assassination insurance. He was a crooked old hack in the senate, and nobody would have wanted him to be president, even Obama’s enemies.

  54. Dumbo says:
    @Brabantian

    Why do American blacks write and speak this funny way, why can’t they learn proper English. Anyway, now even American whites speak like that. But I haven’t seen this phenomenon in other languages, do blacks grown up in France also speak in a funny way?

  55. The Scalpel says: • Website
    @bjondo

    Brilliant. I wish it were true

  56. @OilcanFloyd

    Thanks so much. Really cranks the humble shovel.

    He recently came out with his signature shovel guitar, made by some of the best names.
    It is the shovel on nitro. As opposed to DC, he turns the swamp into art.

    Long live the Crossroads!

    • Thanks: Rurik
    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
  57. @Longfisher

    Is the hatred of Trump really that pervasive on the left?

    Yes, I think it is. The Never-Trumpers I’m acquainted with would vote for the corpse of Ronald Reagan if it was running against Trump.

  58. Rurik says:
    @OilcanFloyd

    that was amazing

    thanks!

    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
  59. @Longfisher

    I just heard this morning that some pundits are calling the upcoming farce the Dementia Election. As Trump also sometimes misspeaks, some are questioning if he has entered into the condition which wound up plaguing Reagan’s second term. Biden, however, is obviously there, as all cognizant voters not afflicted by TDS can see.

    It is incredible that Big Media and democrat pols think they can GAS LIGHT the rubes about Biden’s condition long enough to get him into the White House. And they might succeed. Some more conspiratorial talking heads have opined that the COVID-19 pandemic is being blown out of proportion to defeat Trump.

    And, to RG Camara’s point about debates, will there even be any? Prior to the TV age they were not common. Kennedy-Nixon debated 4 times in 1960 (they cost Nixon the election), but there were no more debates until Ford-Carter in 1976. If Biden is well ahead in the polls, I can see his team making some flimsy excuses to bypass them.

  60. It is incredible that Big Media and democrat pols think they can GAS LIGHT the rubes about Biden’s condition long enough to get him into the White House.

    Not sure what you mean here. Gaslighting means to gradually make someone crazy.

    The establishment media will do whatever they can to sell Biden at this point.

    If Biden is well ahead in the polls, I can see his team making some flimsy excuses to bypass them.

    Watch them schedule one late debate and then cancel.

    Biden lost his cool again on the road and we aren’t even out of the primaries.
    https://wwjnewsradio.radio.com/articles/angry-joe-biden-tells-detroit-worker-youre-full-of-sh

    There is no way this guy can debate Trump.

    The Democrats/media went with the wrong guy. He loses his temper and Trump will push his buttons.

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