Listening to Republican media pundits counting the days until the Dems abandon a scandal-ridden president, I have to wonder what kind of fantasy world these Pollyanna types inhabit. Biden is exactly the kind of figurehead his handlers, whether woke ideologues or Deep State operatives, want as their frontman. Why should they care if Jim Jordan, James Comer, Chuck Grassley or the head of a Ukrainian gas company think that Joe or his ne’er-do-well son is a criminal slimebag? Our corrupt demented titular head of state serves the needs of those who put him in power and who right now are keeping him there. These would include the MSM, all leftist constituencies everywhere and, lest I forget, “world opinion.” Why exactly would I believe that the revelations of whistle-blowers and the overwhelming evidence of a weaponized Justice Department, IRS and FBI are going to change existing ideological divisions in this country?
There’s little on network TV about Biden’s sins but lots about the legal problems that Donald Trump has brought on himself by being such a horrible person. According to the latest Yahoo News poll, almost twice as many Americans consider Trump to be more corrupt than Biden and, by a larger margin, see him as more dangerous. One also encounters portentous media references to the “insurrection” on Jan. 6 and to the rancorous social divisions caused by Christian fanatics, the gun lobby and the bigoted opponents of LGBT. Those who listen to such reports, watch our politically correct TV dramas and/or attend our universities know or care zilch about the scandals that Miranda Devine, John Solomon and websites like this one detail. But they are concerned that Republican neo-Nazis and those who want women to lose their “reproductive rights” might someday get back power. Then we’ll be living in the world of The Handmaid’s Tale and the Klan.
If the Democrats and their media lapdogs were really interested in being rid of Joe, why would they be exerting themselves to remove his only real competitor for the nomination? In the last few weeks, our presidential Praetorian Guard has gone after RFK Jr., Biden’s one minimally competitive opponent, with hyped-up charges of anti-Semitism. With a little luck, Joe’s protectors should be able to scare off anyone who challenges his renomination. Our president then won’t be forced to debate anyone during the primaries and may be able to coast toward reelection while babbling and slurping ice cream in his basement.
By the way, I was amused listening to Hakeem Jeffries attack RFK Jr. and his Republican well-wishers as vile anti-Semites. Apparently, RFK Jr.’s references during a dinner party to a study on the disparate impact of the COVID epidemic on different ethnic groups prove that he and those who refuse to condemn his action are ranting Jew-haters. Or so I learned from Hakeem Jeffries, the same Democratic politician who treasured his intimate friendship with his black Nazi uncle, Leonard Jeffries, and who has obsequiously courted Louis Farrakhan. By the way, Kennedy’s dinner conversation was silly and off-the-wall, and his subsequent apologies frenetic, but the ferocious media denunciations that ensued made me suspect that circling the wagons for Biden had something to do with these over-the-top reactions.
If the DNC, Democratic congressmen and the MSM were eager to dump Biden, they would have done so by now. They would not be noisily countering the charges of corruption as new evidence of Biden’s misdeeds comes to light. There is a good reason his party has not given him the heave-ho. He is still running even or ahead of likely Republican opponents; given the ideological polarity in the US, these poll results are likely to continue. If Biden suddenly fell behind in hypothetical races against Republican presidential contenders, then the powerbrokers might decide to pursue a different course. But this has not yet happened.
Even if the Democrats did try to replace Biden with another candidate, that would hardly be the kiss of death for them. Whether that candidate was Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Michelle Obama or Pete Buttigieg, he or she would enjoy the support of Biden’s core constituency. Left-leaning “independents” would also likely move toward the Biden alternative, and no matter who won the GOP nomination, the media would turn that candidate into a Trump-like punching bag.
But Joe does have an advantage over other Democratic contenders, and that advantage is precisely his cognitively weakened, morally compromised state. Like John Fetterman, Biden is ridiculously easy for the Left to manipulate. He can also be easily blackmailed. Enough of the public already knows that Biden runs a crime family, and if he falls out of line, the media and his more immediate handlers may stop hiding this fact. Despite his cognitive limits, Joe is sufficiently sentient to understand his own vulnerability. He will therefore continue obeying his political masters, who have stood behind him while keeping his enemies in check.