The talking heads at the Washington Post and NBC admit that off-camera every Democrat says Joe Biden is too old to run for re-election. David Ignatius came out and said in a column in the Washington Post that Biden should step aside. And even political hack Joe Scarborough as much as admits on-air that every Democrat he’s spoken to knows that Biden is seen by the whole country as a feeble old man who can’t get out three sentences in a row without either uttering some obvious lie or gibbering some incomprehensible mush.
Well, well. I guess 39% favorability ratings will work wonders for the Democrats’ honesty. A few weeks ago, Joe Biden was a paragon of intellectual prowess and the greatest political orator since Demosthenes. Now, somehow, he’s unfit to be understudy for Bozo the Clown. Remarkable.
So, it’s beginning and according to Ignatius, there’s only a month or two left to set up a primary season for a Democratic replacement. Wonderful. RFK Jr. is the only one currently on the stump for the Democrats. And just last week Gavin Newsome went on the record to say he wasn’t going to run in 2024. Many people said he’d be the fair-haired boy that the Democrats would throw into the fray to give the Trump-hating suburban white women someone to vote for. But he can’t change his mind this week, can he?
So, which will it be? Is it a feint or will they force Biden out? You know? I don’t even think they know yet. But I don’t doubt they’ll start up the primary machine anyway. Some of the pathetic losers from 2020 will start making noises like candidates and donors will start commissioning polls to see how the public views Mayor Pete or Gavin Newsome or Michelle Obama. The fun part will be how Joe Biden will start to sulk and try to be more presidential. Maybe he’ll declare war on Serbia. Or Afghanistan. After all he could use some of the military hardware he left there for the Ukraine war.
Or maybe he could declare another war on cancer or fund a bullet train that runs on wind power. It could have a two-hundred-foot-tall wind turbine on top of the train. I can just see it. Acela Joe would ride that baby back and forth from the White House to the Delaware shore. Inspiring story.
You’ve got to give the Democrats full marks for effort. They’ve put a bet down on red and one on black and one on double zero. And because they’re using our money they can’t lose. But somehow it still seems that even if they can’t lose elections anymore, they’re losing the country. The misery index is weighing down the citizens every which way. The cost of everything they need is way up. The quality of everything is way down. And everyone is at everyone else’s throat.
And it’s still a year and a little more before the election. Maybe by next summer none of the Democrats will even want the White House. And who could blame them? By then California will be one enormous homeless encampment and Eric Adams will be a patient in the Bellevue psych ward and Ukrainian freedom fighters will be carrying out terrorist attacks in Boston to convince the White House to provide ICBMs for the faltering war in Kiev.
But I digress. By November of this year, we’ll know if Joe’s gonna get the old heave-ho. Personally, I’d hate to see him go. He’s been great for comedy but the show must go on and I could just as easily adapt to Mayor Pete bringing the First Gentleman to the White House. No joke!