Wednesday, July 10, 2024

If we kick Joe Biden out of the race we will all be damned.

 July 10th, 2024, under a severe thunderstorm warning:

I wrote recently about how Donald Trump is a monster and a fascist who cannot be allowed to take office again.

Now we've got this shit floating around:

To sum up, Joe Biden got up on a debate stage and was low energy and not on point. At the same time Donald Trump was ranting about the hordes of immigrants coming to conquer America and lying his ass off. And since then the press has ignored the fact that Donald Trump is an evil, delusional narcissist and instead focused on pressuring Joe Biden out of the race.

I repeat, the press is trying to force the goddamn sitting President of the United States to drop out of his race for re-election, while Donald Trump has shown up 69 times on the court documents about Epstein's pedophile playplace.

And because Democrats are a loose coalition of diverse opinions that rarely agree about anything, it seems to be fucking working.

Let me spell out the basic problems with this idea, from the position of a man cursed with an interest in politics after he woke up in his dorm room to news of a terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001:

1. The primary season is basically over and Joe Biden has been nominated as the Democratic Party's candidate already. In same cases he won the nomination in states he did not campaign in, on a write-in vote.

2. There is not a recognized mechanism for a party dropping their chosen nominee at this point in the race. Because of that, Republicans will use every dirty trick in their book to skewer anyone who could conceivably replace Biden on the ticket and keep them off the ballot in key states.

3. Republicans control the Supreme Court 6-3, so anything they do to kick a new candidate off the ballot will be upheld.

4. The only well-known potential replacement for Biden is Kamala Harris, his VP. If she replaces him then she will be accused of some nebulous cover-up of Biden's infirmity (which again, doesn't actually seem to fucking exist).

5. Joe Biden is the sitting President of the United States, and has been carrying out that duty for nearly four years now without any indication that he is mentally unfit for office.

6. And as a reminder, no one is calling for his opponent to drop out even though he's been convicted of 34 felonies and held liable for sexual assault and faces credible accusations of raping children and supports dictators over US allies and already fucked up a pandemic.

And yet! Multiple goddamn Democratic Senators and Representatives are saying Biden should step down! Not a lot, but you'd be hard pressed to tell when the press is slotting them in between quotes from Rob Reiner, Stephen King and George Clooney also attacking Biden! And then you've got Ezra Klein on a podcast saying there are Democrats who have told him "Hey, Trump won't be so bad!"


(Why am I writing this? I shouldn't be writing this. It's destroying my sanity and isn't good for my reputation in any sense... but I've donated and I'm going to vote in November, what else is left to me?)

Joe Biden was already tarred by backing Israel in their current horror show. He went into this election being less than perfect. But you have to be sick in the fucking head to call yourself a Democrat and think Trump winning is an acceptable outcome, or to think you can force sitting President off the ticket and replace him less than four months out from the election.

If Biden were genuinely ill - I mean victim of a stroke, God forbid - I could understand the instinct. This isn't that. This is sharks seeing a slip and going into a feeding frenzy on behalf of a fucking nightmare who promises nothing but more blood.

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