Tuesday, June 25, 2019

We can't do better than this guy?

Joe Biden.

That's the best we can hope for?


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That's Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Bad Biden."  Every few days, it's another Biden moment where the tone police rush in to insist that this doesn't really matter and look the other way.  However, as noted in Monday's "Iraq snapshot:"

Joe's running a play it safe campaign.  He thinks that will work in the primaries.  And, with so much of the press propping him up, it may work -- in the primaries.

But when it's head to head time with Donald Trump in the general election, Donald's not going to back down.  As some idiotic Kos-Kos hisses, "We need to get along!," Donald Trump's not going to say, "Oh, okay, then I won't emphasize this stupid thing that Joe just said."

As history demonstrates, over and over, Joe Biden always says some stupid thing.

His supporters and enablers last week did him no good.  Many people were outraged by his statements.  Bob can quibble over what the wording was.  US House Rep Tulsi can say his rivals are making political hay out of the situation.  None of that matters.

What matters is that people had a serious response to this and they were ignored.  The candidate dismissed them and so much of the opinion shaping public did.  (Which, pay attention, is how you lose the ability to shape opinion.)

Joe Biden already suffered from an enthusiasm gap.  Everything that took place last week only ensured that the enthusiasm gap grew.

The message that's shaping up from Campaign Biden is that Joe's not Donald Trump.

Got it.

And We The People got that message in 2016 when Hillary campaigned on not being Donald Trump as well.

The first day of 2016, we looked back at the previous year with "2015: The Year of the Ass."  And that piece concluded with:

2015 will lead into 2016.  So is it any surprise that, as the year ends, it appears very likely that the two major party candidates who'll be competing next year will be Hillary and Donald Trump?

What else, honestly, what else could The Year of the Ass produce but a match off between each major party's biggest ass?

Right now the tone police are trying to control the conversation from the center-left to the left.  They may or may not be able to do that throughout the primaries.  Come the general election, however, they won't stand a chance of doing it.  The GOP will not look the other way on one of Biden's many gaffes because Kos-Kos whines, "Can't we all just get along!"

As Mike noted in "Go away, Joe," "He destroys everything."

So we're all just going to let him?  If the 2020 election matters at all then it's time to hold Joe Biden to real standards because we don't need Crazy Uncle Joe losing it in the general election.

  1. Biden has done more fundraisers than campaign events this year, per our count. Closed-door fundraisers are a presidential campaign staple, but Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders (the other candidates in the 2020 top 3) have sworn them off.
  2. "Joe Biden Doesn’t Look So Electable in Person" by Michelle Goldberg via NYT

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