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Déjà vu all over again

March 3, 2020

So, the fix is in, just in time for Super Tuesday.

The DNC has offered to throw everything they’ve got behind getting Mayor Pete elected as governor of Indiana. (As Bill Maher says in a recurring segment, I don’t know this for a fact, but I know it to be true.) I don’t know what they’ve offered Klobuchar. Veep, maybe? Who knows.

The shades of 2016, anyone-but-Bernie shenanigans are fully underway and Biden’s the guy.

Thanks to Elizabeth Warren at the debates, no amount of paid advertising is going to make Bloomberg viable, but is she getting any thanks? No, she is not. Amy and Pete have thrown their support behind Biden.

Oh, well.

I don’t have any major problem with the idea of President Biden. Wouldn’t be my first choice, but anything is better than another four years of the Wankmaggot.  If they’d let him run in 2016, he’d probably already be the president. Instead, Obama, keeping his promise to Hilary in 2008, forbade his vice-president from having a go. (I don’t know this for a fact, but I know it to be true.)

Hell, if they’d let Bernie be the candidate in 2016, he’d probably be the president now. In a race between two populist candidates, Bernie’s odds in 2016 were pretty good. Of course, we’ll never know.

As I said, no big problem with President Biden – especially not with Kamala Harris as a running mate. (Yes, I know, they had their spats during the debates, but these things can obviously be overcome. Look at the mean things Amy and Pete said about Joe.) Or maybe Corey Booker.

But Joe’s got to up his game.

Yes, yes, his son Hunter got a plum job on the board of a Ukrainian gas company with absolutely no qualifications – other than being the son of the Vice-President of the United States. Just give it up, Joe. Then say so what and seriously go to town on Ivanka and Jared. Nepotism? Corruption? The Wankmaggot family gives the words whole new meanings. Pound them. Over and over and over again.

Can Biden beat the Tangerine Wankmaggot? Sure. There are enough people who want him out of office that a three-legged dog could probably beat him. Plus, if he’s the candidate, Biden will have Barack and – even more importantly – Michelle Obama behind him 100%. Not to mention Oprah.  (Bill and Hilary should stay the fuck away.)

Can Biden keep the House of Representatives in Democratic hands and win back control of the Senate? Maybe.

Could Bernie beat President Wankmaggot? Yeah, he probably could. But (and this is an extremely large but), American voters can be insane. Because they have the world’s most ridiculous electoral system, voters can and frequently do hedge their bets.

Here’s Joe the plumber in the voting booth in November. He likes Bernie Sanders. He thinks every US citizen should have access to healthcare and the idea of his son getting a tuition-free college education is appealing, but he doesn’t want Bernie to go too far. So, he votes for the Democratic presidential candidate, but then he votes for his Republican Congressman and Senator, just to make sure things don’t get out of hand.

Enough Joe the plumbers do this (and they would) and you have Moscow Mitch still in control of the Senate and four years of absolute bloody paralysis. A complete waste of an election – with Ayn Rand’s biggest fan, Paul Ryan, waiting in the wings to run as the Republican candidate in 2024. No, thank you.

Oh, and Bernie, if it is Joe and you get robbed again, get your shit together and put the country first. Tell your slavishly devoted, at times borderline Trumpian fan base to get out and vote for the Democratic candidate. If you don’t and it really is déjà vu all over again, there’s a very good chance that your country and rest of the world could be cursed with the second term of a petulant, vindictive, infantile narcissist who should never have been elected in the first place.

Let’s see what Super Tuesday brings.

biden harris 2020

One can but hope.

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