Thursday, April 25, 2019

It's Official: Joe Biden is Running for President...of Germany in 1932

Friends, it's finally happening: Joe Biden is running for President.  His campaign launch video is a must-see for all Americans.  It's extremely interesting how Biden is framing the election.  Basically, he's saying it's Joe Biden versus THE NAZIS!  He alludes to President Trump's controversial -- and massively misconstrued -- remarks about the violence in Charlottesville in 2017 surrounding the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee.  Biden casts the pro-Lee faction as a bunch of Klansmen and Nazis, and the counter-protestors as innocent doves.  The truth is considerably more complicated. 

All this suggests two things to me: first, Biden believes unalloyed moral indignation vis-a-vis Trump is both justified and politically useful, and in that sense he may be right, because Trump's image has been so damaged by unfair criticism that even equating the President of the United States with Hitler or "the Klan" may seem reasonable to many people, and especially to Democrats.  Two, Biden is pitching his campaign first and foremost to minority voters, telling them, for the umpteenth time, that the "crazed" racists are at the gate again, and only good old Uncle Joe can protect them.  Biden probably realizes that many white progressives don't like him and will instead vote for Sanders, Buttigieg, O'Rourke, Harris, or Warren.  Be that as it may, if Biden can hold white moderates and most non-white voters (who are HUGE in the Democratic Party), he'll be the nominee.  We shall see.

In other news, the Florida legislature is inching closer to a ban on "sanctuary cities."  Kudos to the Sunshine State!  More states ought to punish sanctuary jurisdictions.  Speaking of which, I'm still waiting for a federal crackdown on sanctuary policies.  Can you say "obstruction of justice"???  Bill Barr, I hope you're listening!


  1. Dr. Waddy: I am put in mind by Joe's announcement and its wording of the fantasy of James Buchanan announcing for reelection in 1860 and of how comically absurd it would have been. "My fellow Americans, we face a turning point in our history and I am the one to guide us through it" UHHH, not!

    Biden exemplifies core Dem values: the country is very much mistaken and must be steered in the right direction. He says this to a party the majority of which has demonstrated over the last two years its conviction that the U.S. deserves merciless correction for its manifest and unprecedented wrongs. It will tolerate old Joe as its candidate only if he enables as his very near successor, a radical running mate.

    Poor Joe: yes, we do face a turning point but its way beyond his ken.

  2. Dr. Waddy: Its so convenient, isn't it, to be convinced that your views are unquestionably just and that any who venture insolent resistance to the same are morally bankrupt. It enables ALL nature of hyperbolic dismissiveness and excoriation. Trouble is; in a free country, people may disagree and react accordingly.

    Good for those states which take presumptuous "Sanctuary Cities" to task. Let the materially and functionally detached "Sanctuaryites" take note of the quandry that allegedly casually unlawful Judge in Mass. (of all places) finds herself. Why, she appears to have thought her action was just fine, yes.

    Frankly, I'd advocate Lincolnesque affirmative action against those who defy Federal Immigration Law, even unto prosecution of criminal liability. Marine vertical envelopment units descending on the state capitals of CA and NY and restraining traitorous Governors would be justified I think. Elite regular army troops were sent into the South some 60 years ago if I recall. Cuomo and Newsom and their avatars are as one with Faubus, Barnett and Wallace, I'd say and I think the real America would rejoice to see them overpowered. They act as they do because they think themselves morally unassailable and that any action against them would occasion a tidal wave of outrage. They are wrong. There would be hurly burly but nothing the real America can't handle.

  3. Jack, my next article expands on Joe Biden's moxie in positioning his candidacy as an installment of the Left's "good versus evil" never-ending morality play. His shameless pushing of racial buttons must also be underlined.

    I agree with you 100% about sanctuary cities and states, and especially about their Democratic leaders. The full force of the law needs to be brought down upon them. On this front a HUGE number of Dems are legally vulnerable, and we can't afford to let them get away with yet more cavalier violations of the rule of law. The prosecution of the Massachusetts judge is a good sign. Let's hope this is just the beginning.

  4. Dr. Waddy: Joe represents the perfectionist left vs the real America and the latter is sick of being scolded and having sanctimonious know it alls like him preaching to us.