Joe Biden Isn't an Electable Candidate

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    https://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/59314-joe-biden-isnt-an-electable-candidate

    Biden’s steady fall in the polls is not hard to explain. His campaign excites exactly nobody. Its political lethargy was best expressed by his wife, Jill, who explained, “You may like another candidate better, but you have to look at who is going to win.” A truly stirring case for her husband.

    The reason that Biden was dubbed frontrunner from the start, and the extent to which he’s tenuously clung to that position since, can be summed up with the words “Barack Obama.” Biden’s eight years as Obama’s vice president have bestowed upon him the highest name recognition among the Democratic candidates. More important, he has draped his campaign with the nostalgic blanket of the Obama years, defining himself with a term he self-servingly coined as an “Obama-Biden Democrat.” Three desperate and miserable years of Dementor-style governance in this country have created a wide, if thin, national nostalgia to tap into.

    The problem with Biden’s lean-on-Obama strategy, Obama’s aloofness notwithstanding, is twofold. First, Biden’s political vision is significantly more limited than Obama’s was. He prefers that rousing message of “returning to normalcy” to Obama’s 2008 (however vague — and soon broken) promises of hope and change and “yes we can.”

    Biden’s campaign has mostly relied on pledging that it will do very little, apart from getting Trump out of the White House. Promising nothing at a time when economic polarization and political alienation have led to the deepest and widest dissatisfaction among the electorate in decades is a train wreck of a strategy.

    Second, it was precisely eight years of frustrated hopes and deteriorating living standards under an Obama-Biden administration that opened the way to Trump’s victory, a point that even the pathological tweeter-in-chief himself seems to have absorbed: “Funny, I’m only here because of Biden & Obama. They didn’t do the job and now you have Trump who is getting it done – big time!”

    The two most common substances in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.

  • #193624

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    I was just going to post this. Thanks for at least getting it on here. I haven’t read it yet, but it appears that it is not good for Joe. But we all knew that beforehand. This used car salesman is just that: a used car salesman with a shit-eating-grin. I don’t know how someone could be so gullible and support this hack. If they do they need their head examined.

  • #193731

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    Hey, Joe – Obama’s “normalcy” was terrible for all but the rich.  You dumbass.  I guess the bright spot here is that Biden is intellectually incapable of fooling anybody, much less a large swath of voters.  So there’s that.  Here’s a clue, though – “lesser evil” is not something the DNC gets to define for everybody, not any more.  They should have learned that lesson last time, or maybe what they learned is that “lesser evil” pulls in the money, and actually winning does not even need to be on the table.  The DNC has triumphantly made “money raised” the most important part of running for president.  Now, if they could only get their hands on Bernie’s money whilst getting rid of Bernie, they would be ecstatic.

    I will not vote for a Vichy Dem. Period. As always, I decide who is a Vichy Dem.

    Bernie's ISSUES or Bust!

    • #193790

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      Huge plus one!

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    Kicked and recommended to the max!

    I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

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  • #194014

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    “Electable” against Trump  has been his only selling point.    But, that’s a pretty low bar because just about anything with a pulse could beat Trump at this point.

    Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites

  • #197331

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    Truthdig; The Democratic Establishment Is Terrified of a Biden Loss

    The Democratic Establishment Is Terrified of a Biden Loss

    Establishment Democrats are panicking at this prospect, and at Biden’s declining performance. As The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin reports, they are “engaging in a familiar rite: fretting about who is in the race and longing for a white knight to enter the contest at the last minute.”

    After Joe Biden’s middling debate performances and repeated gaffes, Martin’s sources doubt the former vice president’s “ability to finance a multistate primary campaign.” They also worry about Elizabeth Warren’s “viability in the general election,” and whether South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg “can broaden his appeal beyond white voters.”

    The centrist donor class is at it again, idly floating Michael Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama as potential late-in-the-game entries to the presidential race, according to Martin’s unnamed sources who attended a dinner for Democratic donors at Manhattan’s Whitby Hotel last week.

    Martin does not explain whether the likes of Clinton, Bloomberg, Brown and John Kerry (another name Martin’s sources floated), would have any more luck attracting nonwhite voters or beating Trump. Only two of the names mentioned in the piece, former Attorney General Eric Holder and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, are not Caucasian.

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  • #200508

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    Biden already lost twice, and that was BEFORE he showed obvious signs of mental “difficulties”. And also before attention was called to his past embrace of racism, his “casual” groping & hair sniffing, etc.  All of this on top of him being a PNAC signator and shill for the Delaware banking cartels, of course.

    I didn't refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton because any goddamned Russian told me to. I refused to vote for her because she is a warmongering, election stealing, Goldman Sachs fellating, Republican WHORE. No offense to sex workers.

  • #200524

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    For the sake of argument, if President Obama could go up against President Trump, knowing their histories, I would be abstaining.

    I can not vote for Republicans nor fake Democrats for the simple reason that they support corporate needs over the citizenry or even the needs of the peoples of this planet.

    The citizenry does not need war, war profiteers need war. The citizenry have no desire to control the affairs of other countries, big oil profiteers do. The citizenry want to enjoy the fruits of their labor, Wall Street, The Health Care industry, big pharma and etc want to tame the fruits of their labor away from them.

    Who did Presidents Trump and Obama represent in the above examples? Exactly! Wall Street, Big Oil, The M.I.C. Big Pharma and etc. These mega industries could care less us about us. I condemn their representatives.

    My point? Using President Obama as a role model automatically removes one from my voting considerations. For this reason I say “No To Joe!”

  • #200533

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    I think that after the first few primaries he’ll sink even more in polls and drop out.

    The question then is who will his abandoned supporters vote for?

    Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites

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