Bill Kristol has announced he thinks Joe Biden shouldn’t run for a second term.
Here is Kristol in July 2020: “A lot of people who want to get rid of Trump would be reassured that Biden is a capable person, he is not senile, he is not, you know, going to be captured by AOC two months into his presidency and stuff, so I think it is a reassurance thing for Biden.” Right. You know.
And here he is again in October 2020:
I think from my point of view, it’s been easier also to support the Democrats this year, because Joe Biden is the nominee. The center did hold in the Democratic Party, something the conservatives now are busy denying that’s the case. They’re pretending that the nominee is Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or AOC or something, even after Biden defeated the wall. There’s also a sign [that the conservatives] are not accepting [the] good news, which is [that] it looks like we might get a centrist democratic administration which could restore some stability and some sensible governance to the country. And that’s a good thing.
In fairness to Kristol and the other Democrats who supported Biden, one might say that they could not have known how bad Biden would be, how left-wing crazy he would be. But it was perfectly apparent that he was senile and that he was—how to put it delicately?—not bright, and certainly not honest.
Biden’s election was facilitated by an utterly corrupt media, which worked tirelessly to suppress the reality that Biden was not capable of discharging the duties of the presidency, and that the Hunter Biden laptop clearly indicated that he and his son were very likely corrupt.
It was also clear that the Democratic Party was lurching left. For months, party leaders had disgracefully supported the George Floyd riots, which left two-dozen people murdered, scores of police injured, and did an estimated $2 billion in property damage. It would have taken some fortitude to stop the party from moving all the way over to cloud cuckoo land.
Who among the Democrats possessed such fortitude? What force in the party could Kristol possibly have had in mind who would moderate Sanders, Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the other crazies? An aging Joe Biden? Anyone who actually thought that shouldn’t be invited on talk shows to discuss American politics.
Let’s face it: the Biden record has been awful. He botched the Afghanistan withdrawal; he has mismanaged the economy, pushing inflation to Jimmy Carter levels; he has promoted senseless green policies that have driven up gas prices to levels not seen in decades; he has refused to enforce immigration laws, and has flown illegals around the country in the middle of the night to unsuspecting communities; he sold petroleum from the reserve to the Chinese; he promoted unrestrained abortion like China and North Korea; he has consigned black children to public school hellholes—all of these policies have driven his approval record among the American people to historic lows.
Biden is incompetent and really always has been. And the crowd that put him in office knew that during the campaign. And yet—and yet—they were willing to foist this incompetent old man on the country! If that isn’t wicked, what is?
And the most Bill Kristol can offer is that he thinks Biden shouldn’t run again in 2024? Please!
Meanwhile, a correspondent writes that “it’s a bit rich for someone who voted for Trump twice to call those who voted for Biden ‘wicked.’” But why? What’s the reasoning behind that?
What did Donald Trump do that was half as objectionable? Or remotely as wicked as this corrupt old “president” and his corrupt handlers?
Has there ever been anything more wicked than the Democrats’ three-year Russia collusion hoax attempt to remove the duly elected Donald Trump from office? Surely that retires the wickedness cup.
Policy disputes are one thing. There will always be policy disputes. But undermining the system—attempting to disenfranchise the American people—is different. That’s what Democrats tried to do while Trump was president. And it’s what they’re still trying to do by importing into the country millions of illegal, illiterate immigrants, who, they assume, will vote for the party of welfare.
Is that really what Bill Kristol wants? That’s wicked!