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1. My vote is a personal endorsement. It says, “I, citizen Ted Rall, approve of Joe Biden’s career in public office.” I do not. Voting for Biden would be a retroactive endorsement of his vote to invade Iraq, which killed over 1 million innocent people. Voting for Biden would be a retroactive endorsement of his long history of racism, beginning with his disgusting opposition to court-ordered busing.

2. Biden has never apologized for his numerous right-wing policy positions, such as writing the fascist USA Patriot Act and the 1994 crime bill that expanded mass incarceration of Black men. Biden’s refusal to apologize indicates that he still believes he did the right thing, and that he would do them again in the future. Why should I forgive him? He has never asked for forgiveness.

3. Joe Biden lies a lot. He falsely claimed to hold three bachelor’s degrees and to have graduated at the top of his law school class with a full scholarship. He falsely claimed to have come from a family of coal miners in northeastern Pennsylvania. He plagiarized in law school and when he wrote his speeches. He said he was arrested with Nelson Mandela; it didn’t happen. During his recent debate against Bernie Sanders, he looked Sanders and the American people in the eye and falsely claimed not to have repeatedly supported the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding of abortion. One of the biggest reasons to despise President Donald Trump is that he lies so often. What’s the point of replacing one liar with another?

4. Even in the middle of a viral pandemic, Biden says he would veto Medicare for All if a bipartisan Congress were to pass such a bill. Twenty-seven and a half million Americans were without health insurance before COVID-19. That number has more than doubled due to coronavirus lockdown-related unemployment. I cannot vote for anyone who wants my fellow Americans to die, and that goes double when the murderer is motivated by corruption: Of the approximately 20 candidates in the 2020 Democratic primaries, Joe Biden received the most contributions from the health care industry.

5. Joe Biden wants to kill the planet. He still refuses to support a Green New Deal whose goal is zero net carbon emissions by 2030. He wants to do it by 2050. Way too late! Climate change experts say that human civilization may be extinct by then. I cannot vote for anyone who wants everyone on Earth to die. Here, too, Biden has been corrupted by giant contributions by oil and natural gas energy companies.

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6. Biden refuses to name his Cabinet. Given his advanced age — he would be the oldest person ever elected president — his supporters say a Cabinet of “best and brightest” department secretaries would pick up the slack as Biden’s mental abilities continue to fade. If that’s true, what are those names? Unless he proves otherwise, before the election, we have to assume a Biden administration will be run by Obama-era corporate hacks, not one of whom are liberal. You shouldn’t hope for the best from someone who still has Laurence Summers, an idiot who thinks women aren’t smart enough to be scientists, on speed dial.

7. Whether or not you believe that the Democratic National Committee conspired to install Joe Biden as the nominee, a vote for Biden is a vote for a conservative Democratic Party. Consider what will happen if Biden wins with substantial progressive support. Internal pollsters will conclude that there’s no need to kowtow to progressive voters because they will vote for a corporatist even if they don’t receive any ideological concessions. The argument is get rid of Trump first, and then push Biden to the left. Voting for Biden would actually resume the party’s push toward the right.

8. America deserves more than two parties. Both major parties began small. They never would have grown had 19th-century voters been unwilling to ignore the two-party trap and “waste” their votes and financial contributions on organizations that didn’t initially seem to stand a chance. If you don’t believe in either Donald Trump or Joe Biden, vote for and contribute to a smaller party. If you support the lesser of two evils in election after election, don’t complain that a better alternative never emerges.

9. Joe Biden is mentally unfit for the presidency. He is clearly suffering from dementia, which is why his campaign is hiding him. Now they’re trying to come up with excuses for him not to debate Trump. If the electorate wants to hand over nuclear launch codes to a man who is senile, let them commit this madness without me.

10. Biden’s team thinks that their guy can win without campaigning or articulating an affirmative platform of forward-looking ideas simply because so many of us are disgusted by Trump. They may be correct. But it’s dangerous. If Biden’s non-campaign campaign model is successful, it will be emulated. People will become president without being properly vetted, without the American people getting to know them. Nothing could be less democratic.

I anticipate the usual objection to this essay: But Trump! He’s so crazy and racist and stupid and evil!

All true. But none of Trump’s many shortcomings eclipse the sum total of the concerns raised above. Considering everything, in the aggregate, Biden and Trump are equally awful. In some ways, Biden is worse. For me, the conclusion is obvious: Don’t vote for either one.

Take to the streets.

 
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  1. 11. He’ll likely choose Kamala Harris, who actually said she hates white people. I guess the fact that she’s descended from blacks WHO OWNED BLACK SLAVES might have something to do with it….

    • Agree: HarvardSqEddy
  2. TG says:

    Kudos. It is pleasure to see an old-school progressive (there aren’t that many left) go beyond the guilty pleasure of mindless herd-instinct Trump bashing to pay attention to the fundamentals.

    Trump is Bozo the Clown, but Team Biden is Caligula. Or maybe Nero, or Vlad the Impaler (‘Biden the Impaler?’ Shafting the working class since 1962). ‘Backstabbing’ Joe Biden has spent decades destroying both the working class, and the overall cohesion and strength of his nation, for favors from his wealthy patrons. They didn’t call him “The Senator from Mastercard” for nothing.

    But as a minor quibble, certainly Biden the candidate is cognitively impaired but so what? So was George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan, but they just do what they are told. “Team Biden” is utterly corrupt and vile, but they are not stupid, and no, they won’t let Joe Biden the man anywhere near the nuclear football.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Justvisiting
  3. 1 he is a liar
    2 he is a war criminal
    3 he is a rapist/likely child molester
    4 he is a thief

    He really ticks the boxes for all the high crimes, no point delving into his day to day decision making. The dementia – may actually be good, if he can forget to be himself!

    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
  4. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:

    Many of us agree that neither Team Blue nor Team Red should be endorsed by the useless ritual of voting. But Tom Engelhardt’s replacement writes like an overwrought, cutout NPRog. He never answers questions, but maybe someone else will.

    What’s up with Mr. Rall’s obsession that anyone who opposes the forced busing of public schoolkids is “racist”?

    What’s the source of Mr. Rall’s belief that Joe Biden wrote the USA Patriot Act?

    Why is Mr. Rall smearing Laurence Summers as “an idiot who thinks women aren’t smart enough to be scientists”?

    Sloppy and hyperbolic, what someone might say after three beers in a freshman dorm. Perhaps cartoonists aren’t smart enough to be columnists.

    • Agree: mark green, SteveK9
    • Replies: @A Texan
    , @Realist
  5. A Texan says:
    @anonymous

    Ted is a socialist fool or do I repeat myself, so what else can you expect? He would never send his kids to a ghetto black public school and probably lives in a house many time the square footage he actually needs yet buy into the AGW scam. Ted thinks health care is a ‘right’ but can’t tell us who should be enslaved to provide that right nor will he go to medical school and offer his services for free.

    • Agree: Realist
  6. Meena says:

    Unsurprisingly, Security Policy Reform Institute’s Stephen Semler found a direct relationship between how much a House Democrat has been paid by the war industry and how likely they were to have voted for the bloated military budget which also obstructs any attempts to scale down troop presence in Afghanistan” https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/a-headline-that-perfectly-encapsulates-mainstream-liberalism-53fa86ce6237

    Biden has no choice but to have war hawks, war mongers in his cabinet. Rest are not visible ,known or functionally alive or have been killed . Liberal words will flow aplenty to justify fighting destruction impoverishment stealing and starvation across the globe and across US heartland .

    This country is now run on words It is presented to people exclusively by selective and exclusive choices of words that inform race wars at home , and interventional war abroad – both to rescue some wronged people .

    Biden is not leading He is being led He sees others close being led also – his base the voters by the same war based class who uses the same words . The warclass routinely contradicts themselves like lawyers do arguing the similar cases with dissimilar views and opposite cases with identical reasonings.

    Words become logos .It robs us of thinking , displaces reasons and logic . It fuels illogical prioritization of our needs and maldistribution of national resources . It also deforms the conscience .Conscience is retrofitted with fear, with evil, sophistry, submissiveness ,and ingratiation .

    ““JUST IN: Senate Passes $740 Billion Defense Bill With Provision To Remove Confederate Names Off Military Bases” reads a headline from the digital news site Mediaite, “–https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/a-headline-that-perfectly-encapsulates-mainstream-liberalism-53fa86ce6237

    Blacks and liberal non black activist will see the slogan and fall for it . Biden is the $ 740 Billion . Details are not required .

    • Replies: @Realist
  7. For any who have not seen it–this video is Biden in 1988–stunning bald face lies–and he keeps getting caught over and over and over again….:

  8. @Ilya G Poimandres

    The dementia – may actually be good, if he can forget to be himself! That’s good !!

  9. Ten reasons I will vote for Joe Biden:

    1. Zionists have overplayed every hand with China so far. Let them overplay this one and get the dementia warrior, White Darius, marching us to our next Marathon.

    2. I am profoundly sick of putting what’s left of my life on hold to the ‘rona. Our diaspora puppet-masters will allow the economy to re-open once the Trump “threat” is dealt with. I can finally go to walmart (as opposed to the small businesses I once frequented) without wearing the cuck mask.

    3. The base is too working class now. There was a home for intellectuals like me (closeted nationalist college professors) in the 2016 movement. Now it is a Low IQ personality cult as powerful as Mao’s.

    4. I am sick of melanated persons reminding me that Trump is President in response to every argument. I would prefer to go back to talking about black-on-black crime.

    5. I am sick of non-melanated persons reminding me that Trump is President and he’s “ours” every time I critique the suicidal economic structure his fortune is currently built on. Owning the globalists while being a globalist, OK — sure, bud. Now go back to filling my tire.

    6. Flipping Ohio blue will get the slimy kike journalists out of my town once and for all. They don’t want to be here pumping the gruff Bund goyim with ideology in the local news. They’d prefer to go back to whatever cosmopolitan city they came from, and with a Blue Ohio, perhaps they will leave.

    7. Subsidizing mass fentanyl use is eugenic, not dysgenic. Inject away!

    8. Perhaps Protestants will find a better idol to worship — like Henry Ford III, Tom Cotton, or Tucker Carlson.

    9. I look forward to clips of Joe Biden referring to his sister as the First Lady.

    10. I found myself appreciating the rawness of the Yoho, AOC interaction. If Congress evolves into verbal, racialist canings between the new America and the Old, it will be far more entertaining than watching these “boomer” husks continue to rub copper and tin together to create gold.

  10. joe2.5 says:

    “citizen Ted Rall”, it took you a hell of a lot of a long time — well, no, in fact you still didn’t get that we’re under a strict single-party dictatorship. Your epiphany only comes when pure refuse like Biden is trotted out as a candidate — and all you write is about Biden… Regretting the waste of time reading.

  11. Biden was right on busing the first time. It was disgusting, to borrow Mr. Rall’s term. Like forcibly transplanting peasants, but on a smaller scale. Two people will run for president in November. Voters will have a choice. It is almost certain to be an unpleasant choice, but it will be a choice. Both parties are bad, but I cannot vote for the party that is in league with all the forces that want to make white people second-class citizens.

  12. Agree that Biden is a terrible choice; he makes Trump, incompetent as he is, look fantastic by comparison.
    Some of Rall’s reasons, though, are pretty wrong-headed. The Green New Deal would be even worse of an economy-killer than the Covid lockdowns.

  13. MEH 0910 says:

    You shouldn’t hope for the best from someone who still has Laurence Summers, an idiot who thinks women aren’t smart enough to be scientists, on speed dial.

    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2005/02/18/what-larry-summers-said

    On the question of aptitude for science, Summers said this: “It does appear that on many, many different human attributes — height, weight, propensity for criminality, overall IQ, mathematical ability, scientific ability — there is relatively clear evidence that whatever the difference in means — which can be debated — there is a difference in the standard deviation, and variability of a male and a female population. And that is true with respect to attributes that are and are not plausibly, culturally determined. If one supposes, as I think is reasonable, that if one is talking about physicists at a top 25 research university, one is not talking about people who are two standard deviations above the mean. And perhaps it’s not even talking about somebody who is three standard deviations above the mean. But it’s talking about people who are three and a half, four standard deviations above the mean in the one in 5,000, one in 10,000 class. Even small differences in the standard deviation will translate into very large differences in the available pool substantially out.”

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    , @Tono Bungay
  14. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910

  15. Realist says:
    @anonymous

    Perhaps cartoonists aren’t smart enough to be columnists.

    Certainly not this one.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  16. Realist says:
    @TG

    “Team Biden” is utterly corrupt and vile, but they are not stupid, and no, they won’t let Joe Biden the man anywhere near the nuclear football.

    Then what is the point of having Biden as the nominee?

  17. Realist says:
    @Meena

    Unsurprisingly, Security Policy Reform Institute’s Stephen Semler found a direct relationship between how much a House Democrat has been paid by the war industry and how likely they were to have voted for the bloated military budget which also obstructs any attempts to scale down troop presence in Afghanistan”

    Republicans are if anything…worse.

  18. At least the author got his conclusion right – don’t vote because it encourages bad behavior.

    Biden may be faking his mental state. There was a mafioso in New York that did outrageous things to get people to think he was a mental case. What he was actually doing is preparing his defense when the law decide to indict him.

    Biden’s been dirty for decades. He needs a get out of jail free card just in case he’s indicted and convicted which should be a sure bet IF the evidence from Ukraine ever is allowed to surface in court. If Trump wins reelection, Biden might see that court room and thus needs an out.

    What the country needs desperately is a change to the two party system, not by adding one or more parties, but by getting rid of the two thoroughly corrupt one’s already in existence. It is the party system that controls who is allowed to be voted for and as such produces elections where the winner is one or the other stooge already approved by the two faced uniparty. That’s just another reason why voting is for the shallow thinkers that ‘want to believe’ that voting matters.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
  19. @TG

    they won’t let Joe Biden the man anywhere near the nuclear football.

    I think Joe needs to make that promise in a campaign ad.

    The public will find it very reassuring. 😉

  20. Tony B. says:

    It matters not whom you vote for. The Rothschild cabal owns all political parties of any strength whatsoever and not only dictates who shall be declared winner of any important office but owns all candidates of those parties, which are the only ones the cabal owned media ever mentions – therefore independents, for all purposes, don’t exist.

    The upshot is that in the U.S. ONLY CRIMINALS OWNED BY THE ROTHSCHILD CABAL CAN EVER GET INTO HIGH OFFICE. This has been the FACT for decades and will not get any better until the citizens themselves throw out all the criminal political parties, all the criminal bankers, and FORCE THE GOVERNMENT TO CREATE THE NATION’S MONEY – REAL MONEY, SPENT INTO CIRCULATION TO STAY AND BE USED AT NO COST TO ANYONE, WHICH IS NOT ROTHSCHILD CREATED AND OWNED DEBT AT USURY, WHEREBY THEY HAVE STOLEN THE WORLD FROM ITS RIGHTFUL CITIZENS.

  21. @RoatanBill

    If Trump wins reelection, Biden might see that court room…

    This will never happen because Trump is a bullshitter.

    It is the party system that controls who is allowed to be voted for and as such produces elections where the winner is one or the other stooge already approved by the two faced uniparty. That’s just another reason why voting is for the shallow thinkers that ‘want to believe’ that voting matters.

    • Agree x 1000!

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  22. turtle says:

    Camacho for President

    On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
    – H. L. Mencken

    • Replies: @A123
  23. @Adam Smith

    Just think of the choice the US is facing. On the one hand, a do nothing bullshitter and on the other a con man grifter that is or pretends to be mentally deficient. Thank goodness for the democratic process!

    But, the election must happen!!!

    The dolts that are going to vote are going to justify wasting their time because they’ve been propagandized to think the world will end if they don’t. Each side is saying the same thing – can’t let the other asshat win.

    Pick either hemorrhoid and the outcome 4 years later is roughly the same and has been that way for most of my adult life.

    For decades, the trajectory the US is on has been as well known as the flight path of a projectile. The majority of the population hasn’t grasped that the end of their American Dream (because you have to be asleep to believe it) is rapidly approaching. Why someone wants the job as president when they will be presiding over the corpse of the USA is unfathomable to me.

  24. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @Realist

    And his “tweets” may be even more clueless, as I just noticed over to the Left – er, right:

    Now the fascists are coming to Seattle. I know the people there will resist them. They, not cops or other government goons, are our heroes.

    Not about to jump into that playpen, but does anyone know if Mr. Rall responds to criticism on Twitter?

    • Replies: @Realist
  25. @MEH 0910

    The funny thing about so many people’s (mainly women’s) reaction to his point was that by arguing so strenuously that it was “sexist” they more or less proved his point.

  26. Q: What if they gave an election and nobody showed up?
    A: It would nevertheless be a Democrat landslide.

  27. A123 says:
    @turtle

    Camacho for President

    Nahhh….. Camacho is too Deep State… Think bigger, much bigger…

    Cthulhu 2020

    Cthulhu is not a demonic horror… Cthulhu eats demons for breakfast.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

  28. Realist says:
    @anonymous

    Not about to jump into that playpen, but does anyone know if Mr. Rall responds to criticism on Twitter?

    Not sure, but his stupidity seems boundless.

  29. AceDeuce says:

    Isn’t Rall the needled!cked DC boy who hosted that Halloween party where the woman came in blackface and is now a nonperson–how come the weaselnutzed host–Rall– isn’t cancelled too? He didn’t kick her out. He must be OK with that kind of thing.

  30. chuckywiz says:

    I have only reason not to vote for either of these two (specially Biden). If I get into a situation depicted in one of Kevin Costner movie Swing Vote. I may vote for the lesser moron,
    Always felt good to vote for the third party and proud to be looser or winner depending on one’s perspective.

  31. Nona says:

    Well, when did you write this ridiculous article? If you don’t notice what’s going on with Creepy Joe, then you’re nuts.

    The one and ONLY reaason I won’t vote for JOe, is: “HE’S SENILE!”

    You don’t need any other reason. He’s useless!

  32. Biden is, from my perspective, more able to juggle and dance for the globalist overlords.

  33. The latest Trump attack ad on Biden–for those who have not seen it yet:

  34. Saggy says: • Website

    Voting for Biden would be a retroactive endorsement of his long history of racism, beginning with his disgusting opposition to court-ordered busing.

    Who in the hell is Ted Rall. Any rational person knows that court-ordered busing has nearly destroyed public education in urban areas in the US.

    We can be sure that Ted Rall is hopelessly politically correct.

  35. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:

    As are, by default, most self-styled “progressives.”

    The level of conformity in this group is sky high. They’re scared to death to voice a heterodox opinion about even one of their peers’ views on racialized politics, sexuality, “climate change,” the Electoral College, judicial usurpation of legislative authority, etc.

    Which may be why Mr. Rall never backs up his pronouncements, or even answers questions. He has scarcely thought about much of the received wisdom he bleats out here.

  36. I hate Biden, but I am voting for him anyway.

    One reason and one reason only — I think he would destroy our country more slowly than Trump has been.

    Trump conned a lot of people who were sick of the globalist sh!t that was screwing over 99+% of the working people in this country. Trouble is, Trump made things even worse.

    I may be wrong, but here is my take:

    If Trump wins, we are doomed.
    If Biden wins, we are doomed, but a little more slowly.

    The “take it to the streets” idea of Rall is at best naive. We probably won’t get rid of whatever senile fake-populist tool of the billionaires wins the election by taking it to the streets. Probably.

    The sad fact of the matter is, there have been 4 times in our history when the economic inequality got really bad:

    1. Right before the Revolution. That resulted in an extremely bloody war, with rampant disease killing far more than battle, and the expulsion of the Loyalists. Their land was confiscated, and we had less inequality after that.

    2. Right before the Civil War. The cost of slaves was in a bubble state, brought about by the demand for slaves due to expansion of slavery being faster than slaves could reproduce. Slaves were human tulip bulbs, in a sick way. Plantation owners who were barely making ends meet had phenomenal wealth on paper due to their slaves. The threat of losing this artificial wealth caused the Civil War, which wiped out everything the plantation owners had and then some. Parts of the south are still recovering from this bloody mess. The inequality of wealth was simply because the inflated slave wealth was taken away.

    3. Right before the Great Depression. The Wall Street bubble caused a great disparity of wealth. The Dust Bowl wiped out a lot of the real wealth of the country. The stock market crash wiped out a lot of the paper wealth. Then, we got WW II and taxes up to 90%, which confiscated much of the wealth of the very rich, leading to less inequality.

    4. Now. I was hoping Obama would use the 2008 crash to fix the economy. When he chose Biden as his running mate, I knew he would take care of the rich, instead. Then Trump made his deals with Ryan and the Kentucky Fried Turtle to make the disparity of wealth even greater. Obama was a fraud, then Trump was a fraud. I honestly fear we need some calamity to get things back on track. Which scares the sh!t out of me. The devastation and death that it may take to get to a more equitable society is truly frightening.

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