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A mental health assessment of the Democratic Party suggests that identity politics had lately turned into an identity crisis. Years of staying woke finally produced hallucinations and violent outbursts. It was time to medicate the patient. Enter, stage right, the Tranquilizer, smiling Uncle Joe Biden, the perfect agent to quell an acute case of adolescent rebellion.

Mostly, the rank-and-file don’t seem to know what to make of Uncle Joe’s arrival on the scene. It’s as if they popped .5 milligrams of Xanax a half an hour ago and all the intersectional strife that seemed so urgent last month just up and flew out of the room, like so many leaf-nosed bats from a frightful cave of winds. The chemical rush Uncle Joe provides is reflected in his impressive polling numbers, lately cresting near 40 percent against his closest pursuer, Bernie Sanders — the reincarnation of my 10th grade math teacher, and hence a figure of horror and loathing — at about 18 percent in the polls. The rest of the presidential pack just slogs down-low through the sucking muck of single digits. Many of these are women candidates in a party determined to produce the first president of the female persuasion. What’s up with that?

The salient psychodramatic feature of the Democrats’ relationship with Mr. Trump is that he represents Daddy’s in da house, a situation so alarming as to provoke a nearly three-year-long fugue of patricidal fury among his detractors. In fact, he’s an order of magnitude worse than Daddy… he’s more like Ole Massa… living in that big White House… lumbering out the south portico in that terrible capitalist business suit… the very cutting edge of oppression and misogyny. Of the Democratic women running for president, so far only Elizabeth Warren has gone after Mr. Trump with any real passion — and then, like some stereotypical housewife trying to brain him with a frying pan. It just bounces off his thick skull, and he moves on.

I call Mr. Trump the Golden Golem of Greatness for a reason (several really) but mainly for his seemingly implacable demeanor. He’s exactly like that folkloric figure from the mists beyond the Pale of Settlement, an animate hunk of impassive clay communing with spirits of the dead, blundering blindly about the land, scaring little children and turning the peasants’ blood to ice-water. You might even say he was conjured up by the very deacons of Wokesterism who now tremble at his every thundering footstep.

Uncle Joe Biden is surely the antidote to all that. He served eight years under the Wokester Deacon-in-Chief, Mr. Obama, and cheerfully endured his ritual castration, rendering him harmless to all who must-be-believed, and other sub-categories of the aggrieved and oppressed. At 76, he is way older than anyone (anyone serious, that is) who ever ran for President before, perhaps bordering even on feeble, and that’s another plus: he couldn’t hurt a fly. At least not here in the States. He has no plans, apparently, to try to make America great again — but he still has a hearty appetite for international adventuring that might redound to the benefit of the US War industry and its handmaidens on K Street and Capitol Hill.

And, of course, Uncle Joe goes through these palliative motions of bringing tranquility to the Democratic scramble, his smile fixed, teeth gleaming, hair perfect, hand a’pumping, as ever more information emerges about the spectacular effrontery of his international money-grubbing while vice-president. He did what in Ukraine in 2014? And Uncle Joe’s son, Hunter, walked away with how many millions of dollars after being appointed to the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings? Uncle Joe even bragged to the Council on Foreign Relations about how he browbeat Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko into firing their equivalent of Attorney General, who was about to look into this fishy Burisma deal. And then there was the even bigger windfall after Uncle Joe paid a call on China and Hunter’s shadowy company, Rosemont Seneca, landed a billion dollar private equity deal (whatever that means) from an equally shadowy company fronting for the Chinese government.

All of which means that Uncle Joe Biden’s career as the Democratic tranquilizer may have about the half-life of that Xanax tablet. The four pillars of the legacy media — The New York Times, The WashPo, CNN, and NBC — don’t want to touch these stories, but they are already out there, and nobody can stuff them back under the carpet, not even the mighty censors of Twitter and Facebook.


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  1. JohnAZ May 20, 2019 at 10:33 am #

    Think about JFK, LBJ, WJC. These were men with acumen to run for President. These Dems are an absolute joke. Every single one of him. Biden was a MSM laughing stock during the Obama administration, with everyone anticipating his next gaffe. If this is the best the DNC can pull from its ranks, no wonder HRC clobbered all of them last time. Watch out, I still see her in the wings.

    The Dems need a “superhero type” to show up to out shine the whole field. Any Ideas?

    • Neon Vincent May 20, 2019 at 10:38 am #

      Unlike our host, I haven’t been impressed enough to write about Joe Biden this election cycle. I will get around to it before the first Democratic debate next month, but until then I’d rather write about Jay Inslee, who is making climate change his signature issue. I don’t think he has a chance, but he at least knows where to find the right crowd for his message, such as the 2019 Sacramento March for Science. They were receptive and the local news media covered him. Biden wouldn’t have bothered.

      • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 10:46 am #

        Oh, that is who Jay Inslee is, my Govinator. I just googled him. A mystery solved because I have been wondering who this Jay Inslee is who has been filling my inbox asking for money for his PARTAY for a few years now.

        An established politician thinking he is going to embrace climate change? Wonders never cease. But we hire businessmen who’s signature personality trait is that they are assholes all the time to be politicians, so I have to say. It could happen.

        • Neon Vincent May 20, 2019 at 10:54 am #

          Hi, K-Dog and Happy World Bee Day to you and the rest of our host’s readers! I thought you would respond to my mention of Inslee, as he is your state’s Governor. Wonders do never cease, but Inslee isn’t the first established politician to embrace climate change. Al Gore came first, although he has done most the advocacy for his cause after he left office, not before.

          • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 11:26 am #

            Well better Inslee than the Golden One we have now. But it does not matter. The election is too far away.

            Bonesaw’s war with the Houthis has gone into unexpected overtime causing Bonesaw to fake sabotage of oil tankers to get the help he know he will get if America fears the gas line to its gas tank gets pinched off. As it was in two places recently.

            The distraction machine has been shifted into a higher gear. I am sure you have noticed! If things go the way I fear I want to be able to say Iran.

      • Neon Vincent May 20, 2019 at 10:47 am #

        As for “staying woke” as our host wrote, I found a good example of that in the MTV Movie and TV Awards, where Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her eponymous documentary have four nominations, Best Documentary, Best Real Life Hero, Most Meme-able Moment for “Notorious RBG,” and Best Fight between RBG and inequality. I wonder how a bunch of teens and 20-somethings will react to that? Probably by voting for the sports and music celebrities and actual cinematic fights that are competing with her.

        Meanwhile, the Retail Apocalypse lumbers on, as Family Dollar is closing 390 stores and turning hundreds more into Dollar Tree locations.

        • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 10:52 am #

          First Charles Schultz and now Jay Inslee. You do find them, my Motie!

          As far as hiring ‘successful’ businessmen to be presidents we could do better with the proprietors of fruit stands.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 3:37 pm #

          Dr Ruth Westheimer (sp?) is better. She was an Israeli sniper and now a Sex Guru. The rifle shoots death but the penis shoots life. But which is better, really, asked Socrates.

          Or how about Ruth Gordon? Her voice still sends chills up my spine. So glad I didn’t have to be a real life Harold to her Maude. I do identify with him, but I never had to date an old lady. Still won’t. Aint no such as an attractive old woman.

          Too bad about Harriet Miers who Bush tried to saddle us with. No doubt she would have been another great.

          • elysianfield May 20, 2019 at 6:50 pm #

            “Aint no such as an attractive old woman.”

            Janos,
            What is “old” as your qualifier? 40? 50? 60?

            We need perspective….

          • elysianfield May 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm #

            Janos,
            Give me a number and I am sure I can get a pic of a woman of that age that would make a priest kick out a stained glass window….

      • K-Dog May 22, 2019 at 12:31 am #

        On Tuesday morning, Gov. Jay Inslee signed bill 5001, titled “concerning human remains,” making Washington the first state in the U.S. to legalize human composting.

        • elysianfield May 23, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

          Dog,
          I don’t know about you, but finding a singed IUD in my pottage would take the bloom off the rose….

    • AKlein May 20, 2019 at 10:40 am #

      Mr Biden is what in “corporate-speak” would be called “a suit”. And a superannuated suit at that. Pitiful.Sad.

      • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 11:35 am #

        I believe the term is “empty suit”.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

        He said it was good that Whites will soon be a minority. White extinction is our strength!

    • Zoltar May 20, 2019 at 10:44 am #

      No, JohnAZ, the only thing the Democratic Party needs to do is go away. After more than a generation of betraying their natural constituency, and then managing to provide us with such a spectacularly unappealing candidate that she was capable of losing to Donald Trump, the Dems have shown their obdurate unwillingness to clean up that act. Screw More of the Same. Parties have a life cycle, die, and are replaced by a new entity that addresses the changed world. It’s time for the Democratic Party to cease to exist.

      • benr May 20, 2019 at 10:50 am #

        Actually I would say both parties need to go.
        Democrats for sure but the Republican party is hardly the party of Lincoln anymore.
        Actually on second thought Lincoln was a tyrant so probably a good thing or the enemies of America (Democrats) would all be sitting in prison barges on some disease infested river rotting away.

        • Zoltar May 20, 2019 at 12:02 pm #

          benr: The end of the Republican Party would certainly go unlamented by me, but it would simply be replaced by another party that represents the plutocrats. Since Reagan we have had the unnatural situation of two parties that are essentially “on the same side.” The demise of the Democratic Party would at least open the possibility for an opposition to arise.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

          The Republican Party is the party of no convictions at all, except birth control snd abortion both give them the heebie jeebies. Except when they hear a governor musing about keeping an infant who has survived abortion “comfortable” while talking with the parents about what to do with it, that doesn’t stir people like Mitt Romney to make a peep.
          Speaking of Mitt, why’s he still around?
          If he had anything to offer, we would have seen it by now.
          I think the Democrats are infested with the Legacy politicians worse than the Republicans.
          Gillibrand, Hillary, Cuomo, Romney; none of these have any successes they can point to.
          Oh wait Mitt made the Olympics solvent or something.
          He should have let it go.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 3:40 pm #

            Yes, no coincidence. A huge distraction from Immigration – the only issue that matters now.

          • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 6:17 pm #

            Many issues matter.
            I assume that yr ‘I’ word includes

            anchor babies
            refugees
            wetbacks
            etc

        • fugeguy May 21, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

          “Actually I would say both parties need to go.”

          Amen to that!

    • RJ Thompson May 20, 2019 at 10:45 am #

      Pardon my ignorance, who was WJC?

      FDR, JFK, LBJ I have heard of, but WJC is new to me.

    • siobhan May 20, 2019 at 10:51 am #

      Detective Pikachu

    • OccamsBeard May 20, 2019 at 11:48 am #

      Poor Sleepy Creepy Joe Biden running against the Golden Golem is like Bush Sr. Running against Clinton – good luck with that!

    • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 7:29 pm #

      I am not a fan of Trump.

      But, I will say this . . .

      He is the first President in the last 50 years to stand up an confront the Chinamen.

      FUCK THE CHINAMEN!!

      Those despicable cunts need to be taken down a peg, and there
      is NO democrat with the cojones to event think about doing it.

      I hope he fucks them into a corner and makes them

      lose their “precious” face.

      That’s all they care about. Their “face.”

      RIP THEIR CHINAMEN’S FACES OFF!!!

      • ozone May 20, 2019 at 8:03 pm #

        “Thettle down, Beavith… [a]huhhuhhuh.”

  2. K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 10:36 am #

    I think the idea of using Joe to gets hands on the situation is nuts too. But as in the old movie ‘Moonstruck’ we should ‘Get Over It‘ and stop drinking the waters of ‘de Nile. The Demadope leaders have not the heart of the nation in their thoughts. I need to stop thinking they do. What is in their thoughts are the welfare of a small exclusive club with a hearty appetite for international adventuring for the handmaidens of K Street and Capitol Hill are not an endangered species.

  3. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter May 20, 2019 at 10:39 am #

    Well, if a Dem wins, Biden is probably the least insane of the field. So, there’s that.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  4. Brabantian May 20, 2019 at 10:43 am #

    Well it turns out those ‘stunning poll numbers’ for Joe Biden were gamed a bit, via the arrangement that most of the Democrats polled were over age 50 … the ones who still have fixed-line telephones

    Polls in general are masking the increasing tilt of populations toward the right wing, hence the ‘continual surprises’ when votes are counted … just like these last few days with the ‘surprise win’ of the more right-wing guy in Australia

    This goes back at least to the ‘surprise big victory’ of Ronald Reagan in 1980 in the USA, who was nearly even to Jimmy Carter in polling, but won by a landslide … people shy of telling the pollsters they were gonna pull that lever for the ‘stupid movie actor’ slammed by the media

    Are people afraid to tell polsters how they feel, given the predominance of ‘Left’-tilted media, and the current framing where it is considered ‘racist, bigoted, backward’ etc to favour the Right, with its anti-immigration etc positioning?

    Left and Right have somewhat reversed places … a common perception now is that it is today’s ‘Right’ which is more pro-worker-income, pro-local-jobs, pro-family-support

    Whereas ‘Left’ now more means minority identity politics, immigrants, LGBT, and aggressive online censorship of ‘racism and bigotry and causing offence’ … the Right seeming to stand for what is left of ‘freedom’

    Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are both a bit long in the tooth, set to turn age 80 in their first term if they should be elected

    Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard, the real Dem candidates it seems … perhaps not to be permitted as the USA hurtles into collapse

    • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 11:17 am #

      Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard are both very interesting candidates to me but of course they are basically sidelined.

      • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

        New Americans.
        Not White, Black or/nor a mix of the 2.

        • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

          Yes, unfortunately the old Americans in the lineup are all sold out. I wish it weren’t true.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

      You take a poll, Joe’s the only name they’ve heard of, they are going to say Joe, rather than admit they are too stupid to have given it any thought.
      Besides, they faked the polls before the 2016 election, they aren’t suddenly deciding to have integrity or something.

      • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

        Breadline Bernie is still in the hunt.

        Keep the Red Flag Flying, Komrads.

        Where there is life there is hope.

        Brh

        • ozone May 20, 2019 at 9:23 pm #

          BRH,
          Where there is attention paid and thought applied… there are false hopes exterminated. 😉

    • draupnir May 20, 2019 at 4:35 pm #

      I had it from a poster on another site that he regularly takes polls and tells them the exact opposite of what he actually intends. He said it was fun and invited me to join in the effort to deliberately confound and confuse. One guy said everybody at his place of work was doing it.

    • Majella May 20, 2019 at 7:04 pm #

      Brabantian: “Whereas ‘Left’ now more means minority identity politics, immigrants, LGBT, and aggressive online censorship of ‘racism and bigotry and causing offence’ … the Right seeming to stand for what is left of ‘freedom’”

      This may be how its seen within the US, but in other, saner places on the planet the perception of the US is quite different.

      It is that “The Left” is fighting for such human rights as are taken for granted almost everywhere else – universal healthcare being the most obvious, but also for social justice (a term that has been poisoned by the “SJW” meme so well disseminated by the bleating Right),. which I mean simple FAIRNESS in how the Body Civic treats its members.

      Ask any poor person who has ended up in jail for 7 days because she couldn’t pay some bullshit parking fine, consequently lost her 2 minimum wage jobs because she didn’t – COULDN’T – show up, followed closely by losing her (rented) home because she COULDN’T find the rent. Yeah, anyone wanting to defend this systemic-victim is always some crazy red-pinko-communist-socialist, who wants to destroy the wonderous USA. And is probably on the LGBTQ spectrum, so even more reason to dismiss that person (for giving a fuck).

      Meanwhile, the Right in the US looks not like a bastion of the last remnants of ‘freedom’ but the home of overt racism and bigotry and sheer, unadulterated hypocrisy!

      Where’s the ‘freedom’ being defended when a bunch of undereducated nutjob state congresspeople can determine that:

      “You can only get an abortion before you know you’re pregnant. Once you know you’re pregnant, you can’t get an abortion”.

      That’s some Catch, that Catch #22. That new one (Georgia’s) is by far the most egregious, but the competition is hot!

      Republicans care about the unborn child, until it’s born, Then it can go fend for itself. It’s mother – if single – will be vilified for even ASKING for some assistance from her community – the one that SENTENCED her to motherhood by denying her access to an abortion.

      The ‘moral’ right makes me utterly sick to me stomach.

      A recent survey showed that only 19% of Americans are in the “Never” side of the abortion argument. only 26% are in the “Whenever” side.

      So, the significant majority – 55% – are for access to a regulated abortion service – for those who need it (rape/incest victims) and those who choose it (‘I got 6 kids already and that asshole husband just won’t leave me alone or wear a rubber’).

      It seems to me that, as a Society, the USA just lacks any sense of social empathy. Many individuals have it, in spades, but as a whole, the ‘dog-eat-dog’ & ‘everyone for themselves’ philosophies rule the place.

      Funny… that’s diagnosed as sociopathic behavior, exhibited most dramatically by CORPORATIONS. Who really runs this shithole country?

      • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 10:24 pm #

        Yeah, the USA is a hard place, always has been from day 1.

        Still, millions of people from around the world are risking it all to get in here.

        How do you figure it, Majella?

        brh

      • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 12:45 am #

        Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then WTF are all the foreigners coming here for pray tell? Oh yeah…..money and a better life and lots of government services.

        • Majella May 21, 2019 at 6:13 pm #

          I guess it’s a better shithole than their shithole.

          I was referring to places which are SANER than the US – like GB, Australasia, Canada, Western Europe, Japan and Scandanavia.

          I don’t see any ‘caravans’ of Finns storming the US border or even than many seeking legal entry.

      • benr May 21, 2019 at 9:34 am #

        Your bleeding heart…you try and try …but all you do is show the world your off your meds again.
        Seek help you socialist troll.

        • Majella May 21, 2019 at 6:14 pm #

          Benr – you’re such a perfect example of just how fucked up the ‘right’ has become. Nasty, small-minded and inarticulate.

          • Q. Shtik May 22, 2019 at 1:19 am #

            Now now boys, let’s not become a couple of assholes. Play nice.

  5. benr May 20, 2019 at 10:45 am #

    On display is the very 1% so many Democrat supports chant about.
    Over and over the Democrat party proves they have no moral or ethics and anything goes as long as they get a buck and can hold on to power.
    I say it daily Republicans bad Democrats worse.
    Corruption at all levels the only difference is the media ignores the stench of Democrat corruption and crucifies the Republicans like Duke Cunningham a war hero dirty oh yes but nothing like the Clintons, Pelosi’s, Obamas and the Bidens!
    If it was an equal representation of the law prosecution and protection this country might actually have a chance but as it stands now we are doomed to a third world cesspool.
    Corruption destroys countries and we are being destroyed right in front of our eyes there is no longer even the attempt to hide it.

    • Ol' Scratch May 20, 2019 at 10:48 am #

      Where’s some good old fashioned dragon fire when we need it?

      • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 11:42 am #

        Peter Dinklage for president.

        “We need a real dwarf in the White House . . .

        not merely an intellectual dwarf.”

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  1. JohnAZ May 20, 2019 at 10:33 am #

    Think about JFK, LBJ, WJC. These were men with acumen to run for President. These Dems are an absolute joke. Every single one of him. Biden was a MSM laughing stock during the Obama administration, with everyone anticipating his next gaffe. If this is the best the DNC can pull from its ranks, no wonder HRC clobbered all of them last time. Watch out, I still see her in the wings.

    The Dems need a “superhero type” to show up to out shine the whole field. Any Ideas?

    • Neon Vincent May 20, 2019 at 10:38 am #

      Unlike our host, I haven’t been impressed enough to write about Joe Biden this election cycle. I will get around to it before the first Democratic debate next month, but until then I’d rather write about Jay Inslee, who is making climate change his signature issue. I don’t think he has a chance, but he at least knows where to find the right crowd for his message, such as the 2019 Sacramento March for Science. They were receptive and the local news media covered him. Biden wouldn’t have bothered.

      • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 10:46 am #

        Oh, that is who Jay Inslee is, my Govinator. I just googled him. A mystery solved because I have been wondering who this Jay Inslee is who has been filling my inbox asking for money for his PARTAY for a few years now.

        An established politician thinking he is going to embrace climate change? Wonders never cease. But we hire businessmen who’s signature personality trait is that they are assholes all the time to be politicians, so I have to say. It could happen.

        • Neon Vincent May 20, 2019 at 10:54 am #

          Hi, K-Dog and Happy World Bee Day to you and the rest of our host’s readers! I thought you would respond to my mention of Inslee, as he is your state’s Governor. Wonders do never cease, but Inslee isn’t the first established politician to embrace climate change. Al Gore came first, although he has done most the advocacy for his cause after he left office, not before.

          • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 11:26 am #

            Well better Inslee than the Golden One we have now. But it does not matter. The election is too far away.

            Bonesaw’s war with the Houthis has gone into unexpected overtime causing Bonesaw to fake sabotage of oil tankers to get the help he know he will get if America fears the gas line to its gas tank gets pinched off. As it was in two places recently.

            The distraction machine has been shifted into a higher gear. I am sure you have noticed! If things go the way I fear I want to be able to say Iran.

      • Neon Vincent May 20, 2019 at 10:47 am #

        As for “staying woke” as our host wrote, I found a good example of that in the MTV Movie and TV Awards, where Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her eponymous documentary have four nominations, Best Documentary, Best Real Life Hero, Most Meme-able Moment for “Notorious RBG,” and Best Fight between RBG and inequality. I wonder how a bunch of teens and 20-somethings will react to that? Probably by voting for the sports and music celebrities and actual cinematic fights that are competing with her.

        Meanwhile, the Retail Apocalypse lumbers on, as Family Dollar is closing 390 stores and turning hundreds more into Dollar Tree locations.

        • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 10:52 am #

          First Charles Schultz and now Jay Inslee. You do find them, my Motie!

          As far as hiring ‘successful’ businessmen to be presidents we could do better with the proprietors of fruit stands.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 3:37 pm #

          Dr Ruth Westheimer (sp?) is better. She was an Israeli sniper and now a Sex Guru. The rifle shoots death but the penis shoots life. But which is better, really, asked Socrates.

          Or how about Ruth Gordon? Her voice still sends chills up my spine. So glad I didn’t have to be a real life Harold to her Maude. I do identify with him, but I never had to date an old lady. Still won’t. Aint no such as an attractive old woman.

          Too bad about Harriet Miers who Bush tried to saddle us with. No doubt she would have been another great.

          • elysianfield May 20, 2019 at 6:50 pm #

            “Aint no such as an attractive old woman.”

            Janos,
            What is “old” as your qualifier? 40? 50? 60?

            We need perspective….

          • elysianfield May 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm #

            Janos,
            Give me a number and I am sure I can get a pic of a woman of that age that would make a priest kick out a stained glass window….

      • K-Dog May 22, 2019 at 12:31 am #

        On Tuesday morning, Gov. Jay Inslee signed bill 5001, titled “concerning human remains,” making Washington the first state in the U.S. to legalize human composting.

        • elysianfield May 23, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

          Dog,
          I don’t know about you, but finding a singed IUD in my pottage would take the bloom off the rose….

    • AKlein May 20, 2019 at 10:40 am #

      Mr Biden is what in “corporate-speak” would be called “a suit”. And a superannuated suit at that. Pitiful.Sad.

      • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 11:35 am #

        I believe the term is “empty suit”.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

        He said it was good that Whites will soon be a minority. White extinction is our strength!

    • Zoltar May 20, 2019 at 10:44 am #

      No, JohnAZ, the only thing the Democratic Party needs to do is go away. After more than a generation of betraying their natural constituency, and then managing to provide us with such a spectacularly unappealing candidate that she was capable of losing to Donald Trump, the Dems have shown their obdurate unwillingness to clean up that act. Screw More of the Same. Parties have a life cycle, die, and are replaced by a new entity that addresses the changed world. It’s time for the Democratic Party to cease to exist.

      • benr May 20, 2019 at 10:50 am #

        Actually I would say both parties need to go.
        Democrats for sure but the Republican party is hardly the party of Lincoln anymore.
        Actually on second thought Lincoln was a tyrant so probably a good thing or the enemies of America (Democrats) would all be sitting in prison barges on some disease infested river rotting away.

        • Zoltar May 20, 2019 at 12:02 pm #

          benr: The end of the Republican Party would certainly go unlamented by me, but it would simply be replaced by another party that represents the plutocrats. Since Reagan we have had the unnatural situation of two parties that are essentially “on the same side.” The demise of the Democratic Party would at least open the possibility for an opposition to arise.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

          The Republican Party is the party of no convictions at all, except birth control snd abortion both give them the heebie jeebies. Except when they hear a governor musing about keeping an infant who has survived abortion “comfortable” while talking with the parents about what to do with it, that doesn’t stir people like Mitt Romney to make a peep.
          Speaking of Mitt, why’s he still around?
          If he had anything to offer, we would have seen it by now.
          I think the Democrats are infested with the Legacy politicians worse than the Republicans.
          Gillibrand, Hillary, Cuomo, Romney; none of these have any successes they can point to.
          Oh wait Mitt made the Olympics solvent or something.
          He should have let it go.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 3:40 pm #

            Yes, no coincidence. A huge distraction from Immigration – the only issue that matters now.

          • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 6:17 pm #

            Many issues matter.
            I assume that yr ‘I’ word includes

            anchor babies
            refugees
            wetbacks
            etc

        • fugeguy May 21, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

          “Actually I would say both parties need to go.”

          Amen to that!

    • RJ Thompson May 20, 2019 at 10:45 am #

      Pardon my ignorance, who was WJC?

      FDR, JFK, LBJ I have heard of, but WJC is new to me.

    • siobhan May 20, 2019 at 10:51 am #

      Detective Pikachu

    • OccamsBeard May 20, 2019 at 11:48 am #

      Poor Sleepy Creepy Joe Biden running against the Golden Golem is like Bush Sr. Running against Clinton – good luck with that!

    • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 7:29 pm #

      I am not a fan of Trump.

      But, I will say this . . .

      He is the first President in the last 50 years to stand up an confront the Chinamen.

      FUCK THE CHINAMEN!!

      Those despicable cunts need to be taken down a peg, and there
      is NO democrat with the cojones to event think about doing it.

      I hope he fucks them into a corner and makes them

      lose their “precious” face.

      That’s all they care about. Their “face.”

      RIP THEIR CHINAMEN’S FACES OFF!!!

      • ozone May 20, 2019 at 8:03 pm #

        “Thettle down, Beavith… [a]huhhuhhuh.”

  2. K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 10:36 am #

    I think the idea of using Joe to gets hands on the situation is nuts too. But as in the old movie ‘Moonstruck’ we should ‘Get Over It‘ and stop drinking the waters of ‘de Nile. The Demadope leaders have not the heart of the nation in their thoughts. I need to stop thinking they do. What is in their thoughts are the welfare of a small exclusive club with a hearty appetite for international adventuring for the handmaidens of K Street and Capitol Hill are not an endangered species.

  3. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter May 20, 2019 at 10:39 am #

    Well, if a Dem wins, Biden is probably the least insane of the field. So, there’s that.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  4. Brabantian May 20, 2019 at 10:43 am #

    Well it turns out those ‘stunning poll numbers’ for Joe Biden were gamed a bit, via the arrangement that most of the Democrats polled were over age 50 … the ones who still have fixed-line telephones

    Polls in general are masking the increasing tilt of populations toward the right wing, hence the ‘continual surprises’ when votes are counted … just like these last few days with the ‘surprise win’ of the more right-wing guy in Australia

    This goes back at least to the ‘surprise big victory’ of Ronald Reagan in 1980 in the USA, who was nearly even to Jimmy Carter in polling, but won by a landslide … people shy of telling the pollsters they were gonna pull that lever for the ‘stupid movie actor’ slammed by the media

    Are people afraid to tell polsters how they feel, given the predominance of ‘Left’-tilted media, and the current framing where it is considered ‘racist, bigoted, backward’ etc to favour the Right, with its anti-immigration etc positioning?

    Left and Right have somewhat reversed places … a common perception now is that it is today’s ‘Right’ which is more pro-worker-income, pro-local-jobs, pro-family-support

    Whereas ‘Left’ now more means minority identity politics, immigrants, LGBT, and aggressive online censorship of ‘racism and bigotry and causing offence’ … the Right seeming to stand for what is left of ‘freedom’

    Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are both a bit long in the tooth, set to turn age 80 in their first term if they should be elected

    Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard, the real Dem candidates it seems … perhaps not to be permitted as the USA hurtles into collapse

    • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 11:17 am #

      Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard are both very interesting candidates to me but of course they are basically sidelined.

      • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

        New Americans.
        Not White, Black or/nor a mix of the 2.

        • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

          Yes, unfortunately the old Americans in the lineup are all sold out. I wish it weren’t true.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

      You take a poll, Joe’s the only name they’ve heard of, they are going to say Joe, rather than admit they are too stupid to have given it any thought.
      Besides, they faked the polls before the 2016 election, they aren’t suddenly deciding to have integrity or something.

      • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

        Breadline Bernie is still in the hunt.

        Keep the Red Flag Flying, Komrads.

        Where there is life there is hope.

        Brh

        • ozone May 20, 2019 at 9:23 pm #

          BRH,
          Where there is attention paid and thought applied… there are false hopes exterminated. 😉

    • draupnir May 20, 2019 at 4:35 pm #

      I had it from a poster on another site that he regularly takes polls and tells them the exact opposite of what he actually intends. He said it was fun and invited me to join in the effort to deliberately confound and confuse. One guy said everybody at his place of work was doing it.

    • Majella May 20, 2019 at 7:04 pm #

      Brabantian: “Whereas ‘Left’ now more means minority identity politics, immigrants, LGBT, and aggressive online censorship of ‘racism and bigotry and causing offence’ … the Right seeming to stand for what is left of ‘freedom’”

      This may be how its seen within the US, but in other, saner places on the planet the perception of the US is quite different.

      It is that “The Left” is fighting for such human rights as are taken for granted almost everywhere else – universal healthcare being the most obvious, but also for social justice (a term that has been poisoned by the “SJW” meme so well disseminated by the bleating Right),. which I mean simple FAIRNESS in how the Body Civic treats its members.

      Ask any poor person who has ended up in jail for 7 days because she couldn’t pay some bullshit parking fine, consequently lost her 2 minimum wage jobs because she didn’t – COULDN’T – show up, followed closely by losing her (rented) home because she COULDN’T find the rent. Yeah, anyone wanting to defend this systemic-victim is always some crazy red-pinko-communist-socialist, who wants to destroy the wonderous USA. And is probably on the LGBTQ spectrum, so even more reason to dismiss that person (for giving a fuck).

      Meanwhile, the Right in the US looks not like a bastion of the last remnants of ‘freedom’ but the home of overt racism and bigotry and sheer, unadulterated hypocrisy!

      Where’s the ‘freedom’ being defended when a bunch of undereducated nutjob state congresspeople can determine that:

      “You can only get an abortion before you know you’re pregnant. Once you know you’re pregnant, you can’t get an abortion”.

      That’s some Catch, that Catch #22. That new one (Georgia’s) is by far the most egregious, but the competition is hot!

      Republicans care about the unborn child, until it’s born, Then it can go fend for itself. It’s mother – if single – will be vilified for even ASKING for some assistance from her community – the one that SENTENCED her to motherhood by denying her access to an abortion.

      The ‘moral’ right makes me utterly sick to me stomach.

      A recent survey showed that only 19% of Americans are in the “Never” side of the abortion argument. only 26% are in the “Whenever” side.

      So, the significant majority – 55% – are for access to a regulated abortion service – for those who need it (rape/incest victims) and those who choose it (‘I got 6 kids already and that asshole husband just won’t leave me alone or wear a rubber’).

      It seems to me that, as a Society, the USA just lacks any sense of social empathy. Many individuals have it, in spades, but as a whole, the ‘dog-eat-dog’ & ‘everyone for themselves’ philosophies rule the place.

      Funny… that’s diagnosed as sociopathic behavior, exhibited most dramatically by CORPORATIONS. Who really runs this shithole country?

      • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 10:24 pm #

        Yeah, the USA is a hard place, always has been from day 1.

        Still, millions of people from around the world are risking it all to get in here.

        How do you figure it, Majella?

        brh

      • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 12:45 am #

        Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then WTF are all the foreigners coming here for pray tell? Oh yeah…..money and a better life and lots of government services.

        • Majella May 21, 2019 at 6:13 pm #

          I guess it’s a better shithole than their shithole.

          I was referring to places which are SANER than the US – like GB, Australasia, Canada, Western Europe, Japan and Scandanavia.

          I don’t see any ‘caravans’ of Finns storming the US border or even than many seeking legal entry.

      • benr May 21, 2019 at 9:34 am #

        Your bleeding heart…you try and try …but all you do is show the world your off your meds again.
        Seek help you socialist troll.

        • Majella May 21, 2019 at 6:14 pm #

          Benr – you’re such a perfect example of just how fucked up the ‘right’ has become. Nasty, small-minded and inarticulate.

          • Q. Shtik May 22, 2019 at 1:19 am #

            Now now boys, let’s not become a couple of assholes. Play nice.

  5. benr May 20, 2019 at 10:45 am #

    On display is the very 1% so many Democrat supports chant about.
    Over and over the Democrat party proves they have no moral or ethics and anything goes as long as they get a buck and can hold on to power.
    I say it daily Republicans bad Democrats worse.
    Corruption at all levels the only difference is the media ignores the stench of Democrat corruption and crucifies the Republicans like Duke Cunningham a war hero dirty oh yes but nothing like the Clintons, Pelosi’s, Obamas and the Bidens!
    If it was an equal representation of the law prosecution and protection this country might actually have a chance but as it stands now we are doomed to a third world cesspool.
    Corruption destroys countries and we are being destroyed right in front of our eyes there is no longer even the attempt to hide it.

    • Ol' Scratch May 20, 2019 at 10:48 am #

      Where’s some good old fashioned dragon fire when we need it?

      • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 11:42 am #

        Peter Dinklage for president.

        “We need a real dwarf in the White House . . .

        not merely an intellectual dwarf.”

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