Please, Joe Biden, Don’t Run in 2024

W.J. Astore

I watched Joe Biden as he tried to answer simple questions from Jimmy Kimmel and it just made me sad. Comedian Jimmy Dore skewers sputtering Joe here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVG6-qWjXMo

And I use the word “sputtering” because Biden apologists still like to suggest that Biden’s problems are attributable to a stutter, which Biden overcame decades ago. Watch Biden speeches from the 1980s to when he was Obama’s Vice President and you hear a person who can speak fluidly, if often not honestly. Joe’s ability to speak clearly and to remain focused had obviously declined by 2020 when he campaigned. It’s likely, given the demands of the job, that his acuity will continue to trend downwards, as Ronald Reagan’s did in his second term in office.

What’s to be said here? First, it’s hard to believe Biden’s handlers thought it was a good idea for him to go on TV in a somewhat unstructured environment, but I guess they did. Second, Jimmy Kimmel showed a lot of class in not exploiting Biden’s incoherence. Third, to state what’s obvious, at least to me, Joe Biden shouldn’t run in 2024. He’s not currently up to the rigors of the duties of the office he occupies, and only Benjamin Button ages in reverse. If the DNC and Joe’s wife and family allow him to run again, it will truly be shameful.

The scary thing for true-blue Democrats is the apparent alternatives, Kamala “Giggles” Harris and “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg. They hit certain diversity targets, but neither is inspiring. Both in their own way are political lightweights. Both, however, are beloved by party operatives because they’re willing to take orders from the owners and donors. Harris is a Clintonite and Mayor Pete is the ultimate square-checking apple polisher. Here’s hoping both fade away and quickly.

Perhaps Michelle Obama will enter the fray as the great Democratic savior. At the very least, she could save Joe Biden from a possible second term that would likely be even more disappointing if not disastrous than his first term is proving to be.

Disclaimer: Sorry, this isn’t about Trump. If Trump runs again, I won’t vote for him. Why? Because Trump is a man who serves only himself. So please don’t spin my worries about Joe Biden as some kind of weird endorsement of Con Man Donald. It isn’t.

117 thoughts on “Please, Joe Biden, Don’t Run in 2024

  1. i’m curious, Colonel. Can You ~ or anybody else here ~ name one Democrat or Republican or Third Partyite who You WOULD like to see run for President in 2024?

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    1. Sure. And I have before. I supported Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard in 2020. They’re not perfect; no one is. But I’d support either of them over Trump or Biden in 2024.

      Hopefully, other gutsy people with integrity will emerge. The question is: If this gutsy person were to win and then truly try to drain the swamp, how long would they live?

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        1. Sanders role is to remake the U.S. according to his socialist ideals, whatever that means. I think it’s a mistake to think that progressives (or socialists) want an anti-war foreign policy. That happened with Vietnam (McGovern, etc.) but not before and not since. It’s part of progressive thought to remake America and they figure why not remake the world while they’re at it. To judge by the votes in Congress on the $40 billion package for the war with Russia the only opposition to more military adventure comes from a minority wing of the Republican Party which is somewhat suspicious of foreign intervention. Like Trump, although like a lot of things he wasn’t real ideological about it. Or consistent.

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          1. If that’s what Sanders’ role is, he is dead on arrival.

            And who thinks that progressives or socialists want an anti-war foreign policy?

            And what other time since Vietnam has any ‘minority wing” of the Republican ~ or the Democratic ~ Party been ~ or even seemed to be ~ suspicious of foreign interventions? i must have missed that on the evening news.

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            1. Only certain “fringe” candidates like Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich, and Tulsi Gabbard. The swamp works very hard to keep them fringe.

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          2. That’s a fair point. Certain progressives have been critical of certain wars, especially under a Republican president. Then they’ll often switch if the presidency turns Democrat. You can’t have it both ways and be a principled person. But of course they’re opportunists with spines of jelly, so flip-flopping is easy.

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        1. Surely you’re going to write my name in.

          Seriously, who would you want to run, if you could draft/convince that person?

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          1. First of all, Colonel, i’m very serious about “None Of These Candidates” as my choice for the next President of the United States. Were i able, i would launch a nationwide campaign to make NOTC a mandatory choice on every ballot in every federal election in 2024; for the reasons i explained in the article You posted back in April:
            https://bracingviews.com/2022/04/10/reforming-americas-elections-the-notc-way/.

            Second of all, far more important than Who i would want to run would be the Platform with its Proposed Policies and Programs, and the Promises For Action that they ran on.

            And at this point, my choice would be the person who would start his or her campaign by asking the American People if they thought that the United States of America ~ the Bankrupt Debtor State, Imperialist Warfare State, Redistributionist Welfare State, …, Etc, ~ if they thought that that US of A was going to survive long enough to celebrate its 250th birthday.

            Unfortunately, that may very well be a moot question come 2024.

            But if it’s not, my candidate would then ask the Questions: “What is the Alternative and the Antidote to these eight EXISTENTIAL THREATS to the uniquely American Experiment with Constitutionally-limited representative government under a Rule of Law, before which all Human Beings are created equal and treated equally?

            “What changes to the American system of national government and governance ~ and the relationship of that government to the citizens of the United States, to the national and international economy, to domestic and foreign civil society, and to subordinate and foreign governments ~ what changes need to happen to bring that experiment back from the abyss of total failure?”

            And then offers some Answers.

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            1. Sadly Jeff the rest of us live in the real World.
              We are looking for something more substantive than hypotheticals.
              You may be serious, but your nationwide campaign to make NOTC a mandatory choice on every ballot in every federal election in 2024 – exists only in your dreams. Sorry.

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              1. At the moment, Dennis, You are correct. NOTC exists only in my dreams. But as TE Lawrence [“of Arabia”] once put it:

                “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.?

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                1. @JG MOEBUS

                  “I think I’m a bit of a dreamer. I don’t like the reality of life to impinge much on my life.” ~ Hugo Weaving

                  “I am a dreamer. Seriously, I’m living on another planet.” ~ Eva Green

                  “The dreamers of the day are dangerous… for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.” ~ T. E. Lawrence

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                2. That’s interesting that You put TE Lawrence in the same category as a couple of Actors. Very intetresting.

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          2. Jeff: I asked you because you asked me, and I gave you names. Isn’t there anyone you’d like to see run? Someone you (sort of) trust? I’m curious.

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            1. The last time i voted for somebody to be President was the last time somebody i Really wanted to see elected President ~ ie, somebody i could actually, really vote FOR ~ was running. And that was Nader in 2004.

              i refuse to waste my vote on somebody i’m not FOR by using it to vote AGAINST somebody else, simply because the former is the lesser of two lousy choices.

              In 2020, i would have voted for Jacob Hornberger [founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation: https://www.fff.org%5D, had he not been screwed out of being the Libertarian Party’s nominee. But he was, and that was that for that election.

              So, if i had to pick somebody to run, i guess it would be Mr Hornberger. But i think he is accomplishing a lot more with the FFF, and thus has far more important things to do.

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                1. re Rand Paul: Some day ~ when this whole America-Russia War In Ukraine Goat Rope is concluded and the books are examined ~ there will be lots of people who will be sorry that his demand for an Inspector General to keep an eye on things over there was not met.

                  But there will also be a bunch more people who will be ever grateful that there was no IG.

                  And his Dad’s biggest problem was that he dared to have the balls to take on The Fed and identify it for what it is, what it does, and for how it gets away with all that. No wonder nobody in DC listened to him, eh?

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              1. Interesting choice. I’d prefer Ralph Nader. Of course, he’s eight years older than Biden, but he seems younger when he speaks.

                Nader — how dare he speak the truth!

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    2. Sadly (as it indicates a very low opinion of all politicians at present), I can’t think of anyone I’d like to see run. In 2016, it was Sanders without a doubt; and not only to stop Clinton. When he gave up & endorsed her, he caused a significant part of his support base to feel betrayed, but I pointed out that his major mistake was in running as a D and that once he did he was honor-bound to play by their rules-to which he’d agreed.
      In 2020, I again supported him, though I felt that he was making a mistake in thinking he’d get a fair chance; understanding of course the calculus in both ’16 and ’20 that running 3rd Party might make a Trump win more likely. We saw what happened in ’20, though; one thing apparent in the actions of all the candidates (save Gabbard) was that all of them, including E. Warren, were on board with the most important goal: to stop Sanders.

      His naivete alone keeps me from any aspiration that he’d run again. Then there is the vote in support of Ukraine war funding. While he has been the most consistent person in Congress when it comes to voting against the massive Defense spending bills, his caving in with language about Putin, which echoes earlier remarks about ‘the brutal dictator’ Maduro, and this vote on the $40Billion for weapons to Ukraine, have all convinced me that Sanders is either fairly ignorant and brainwashed by our deep state / neocon elements, or else an outright coward, willing to trade principle for political acceptance.

      For her part, Gabbard seems consistent on ONLY one matter, opposition to regime change wars. And I think the inconsistency is due in part to her general lack of political experience, or perhaps because as a D, she too found herself too compromised.

      So who does this leave? I can’t think of anyone that doesn’t make me cringe somewhat.

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      1. As Nader has been mentioned, I’d support him in a heart-beat…but his chances are even lower than Sanders. Still, if he ran 3rd Party, I’d support him!

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        1. Roger, Ralph is 88-years old!
          IMHO if airline pilots have a mandatory 65-year age retirement – why should not politicians?

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          1. Isn’t 88 the new 62? All kidding aside, people age very differently. I’ve known people as sharp as a tack and still energetic into their 90s; and others, even w/o obvious dementia in their early 60s, looking close to death. But yes, 88 is probably way too late to be running a campaign for President. So, no, I don’t think he should run nor would many be able to look past the age risks. I guess I was just responding since he was mentioned… and because we’ve long needed someone of that character in office.

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  2. When has politics not been the science of screwing supporters and convincing them they should appreciate it? That said, “a study in authoritarianism” has been conflated with, and then supplanted “representative government” while “party” is an eager streetwalker with a cash flow problem, but impermanence is the only constant in the universe and I want to be optimistic the clown spectacle of government is getting tiresome for a growing minority. Vote against the incumbent, preferably third party-my girl couldn’t get any goofier than the organized and coordinated liars, cheats and thieves have already made her.

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  3. Some talk about H.Clinton running again. Perhaps a replay of 2016? “And this time get it right!” crows the news media in unison. I’ve seen Tulsi Gabbard on Tucker Carlson’s show. She’s relatively impressive on foreign policy. But running as a peace candidate she would have no chance. Not yet anyway. Maybe by then we’ll be tired of yet another war although I think it will be too soon for that. Lastly I think it’s disappointing that the “progressive” party keeps sending out retreads. Don’t they know what that word means?

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    1. I think, I hope, Hillary is gone for good. She has almost no chance of winning. And she’s as polarizing as Trump, if not more so. Please, no.

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      1. I continue to believe our candidates are basically chosen by the news media. The NY Times endorsed McCain for the Republican nomination in 2008 and it became so, even though the Times is hardly a Republican paper. Mainstream media was very excited about Trump for 2016 because they thought he would be the weakest Republican candidate, he was nominated, and then they turned against him in favor of Hillary. Too late! The momentum was too much, Trump was elected and the media never forgave themselves for helping elect him. The news media can spin anything to their desired outcome. Look at how our war with Russia is unfolding to see that in action.

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  4. Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican, has done a decent job running the generally liberal state of Massachusetts. He’s definitely no Trumper. I’d give him a long look in 2024, but I don’t think he’s running.

    Politics is so loathsome that it seems to favor and attract swamp creatures and sociopathic narcissists.

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  5. The fact that the possibility even exists that it actually even possibly COULD be Trump v Biden in 2024 is a very good indicator as to just exactly what kind of a mess and how much trouble this Nation is in.

    Exactly like 2016’s The Donald v The Hillary was the prime indicator then.

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  6. Meanwhile, South of the Border… :

    BIDEN’S SUMMIT OF NO-SHOWS by Patrick Lawrence

    This Could Prove An Historic Shift, Reversing More Than A Century Of Usually Coercive Influence In Latin America.

    I tip my cap, as we all should, to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico. And to Presidents Luis Arce of Bolivia, Xiaomara Castro of Honduras, Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala and Nayib Bukele of El Savador. They all pointedly declined to join President Joe Biden at his Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles last week, joining to protest Biden’s refusal to invite Miguel Díaz–Canel, Nicolás Maduro and Daniel Ortega, the presidents of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua respectively.

    Add it up. Eight of the region’s 33 nations were absent when Biden convened the summit “TO DEMONSTRATE THE RESURGENCE OF U.S. LEADERSHIP IN THE REGION,” as the government-supervised New York Times forlornly put it. Don’t they ever get tired of these long-exhausted phrases over on Eighth Avenue? [EMPHASIS added.]

    “There can be no Americas summit if all the countries of the American continent do not participate,” López Obrador explained at a press conference announcing his decision. “Or there can be, but we believe that means continuing with the politics of old, of interventionism, of a lack of respect for the nations and their people.”

    Continued at https://consortiumnews.com/2022/06/14/patrick-lawrence-bidens-summit-of-no-shows/

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    1. El Salvador, Venezuela, Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala rank 4, 5, 7, 12, and 17, respectively in the ranking of highest intentional homicides by country (195 countries in all) according to Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate
      Biden’s “leadership” program is to accept without question anybody fleeing the chaos of those countries. By comparison Russia is 51, the U.S. is 59, Ukraine 61, New Zealand 98, U.K. 146, and Australia at 157. Japan is probably the least homicidal high population country at 184.

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      1. What is the historical role of the United States over the last 100+ years in those nations with those peak homicide rates? And how many of those homicides today are directly related to America’s insatiable addiction to drugs from that area?

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  7. Sanders – not a chance after he caved in to Hillary- told what to do by the Democratic bosses. A toady. And being tarred by the press as a “socialist” kills him. Hypocritical on the F-35. Besides he is yesterdays news and like Biden, too old.

    Tulsi – a peacenik. Sadly not an icebergs chance in hell just on that one thing.

    Hillary – that screeching women. America, deplorables and otherwise, have had a guts full (Kiwi colloquialism) of this warmonger. “We came, we saw, he died’.

    Mayor Pete – I like your turn of phrase Lt.Co – the ultimate square-checking apple polisher. Unless Americans want another “do-nothing” President of a “do-nothing” Party.

    Michelle Obama – Americans are sick of family oligarchs. Bush’s, Clinton’s, Obama’s – not a chance. ( See Hillary)

    Like it or not Americans – its TRUMP all the way – by a landslide.

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      1. And this is why the Democrats are going all out in this current Congressional show trial. Theater.
        They agree with me- and know they have to hang TRUMP at all cost.
        My prediction – this current charade in WA DC will be about as successful as the impeachments.

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      2. Oh – third Party candidate – fuhgeddaboudit

        Wiki -in the 59 presidential elections since 1788, third party or independent candidates have won at least 5.0% of the vote or garnered electoral votes 12 times (21%); this does not count George Washington, who was elected as an independent in 1788–1789 and 1792, but who largely supported Federalist policies and was supported by Federalists. The last third-party candidate to win a state was George Wallace of the American Independent Party in 1968, while the last third-party candidate to win more than 5.0% of the vote was Ross Perot, who ran as an independent and as the standard-bearer of the Reform Party in 1992 and 1996, respectively; the closest since was Gary Johnson in 2016, who gained 3.3% of the vote running as the Libertarian nominee. The most recent third-party candidates to receive an electoral vote were Libertarian Ron Paul and Sioux Nation independent Faith Spotted Eagle who received a vote each from faithless electors in 2016.

        Its TRUMP all the way baby!

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        1. Kamala Harris – not even worth mentioning. You can’t do much worse. Google Dan Quayle – hahahah – “J. Danforth (“Dan”) Quayle …simply, an idiot. A spoiled rich kid who dodged the draft.”

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  8. I fully agree with you, If Biden runs I won’t vote for him(I’d probably vote Green), and I spoke with a friend in Detroit who is black and he said the same thing. Frankly I’m surprised Biden is as high in the polls as he is (and I know he’s low )I would expect him to be lower based on the opinions of those I know. I would prefer Bernie, but he too would be over 80 if he ran and although I think he is as sharp as ever, I don’t think an 80 plus year old has the physical stamina to be president. I agree too that Kamala would be a disaster, along with everyone I can name (though I don’t know them all) who is in Biden’s cabinet. The person I hope will run is Elizabeth Warren. She has the smarts and also good ideas. I’m surprised the commenters before me haven’t mentioned her- is there something about her that I am missing?
    I’m so glad you wrote this, I look forward to seeing what others think, and your comments.

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    1. Warren is a senator in my state. For some reason I can’t get enthused about her, I think because of her careful triangulation and her obedience to the Democratic Party. Also, as Dennis noted above, her posturing as a Native American really hurt her credibility, and her decision to take a DNA test, which revealed she’s no more than 1/32 of that heritage, if that, makes you wonder about her judgment.

      She didn’t catch fire in 2020; I doubt she will in 2024. She’d probably lose badly if Trump were her opponent.

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  9. Joe Biden, by all accounts, is a very stubborn man who is easily angered. So, the talk of the Dems choosing someone else strikes me as wishful thinking if he sets his mind on running again in 2024 – if just to show others he decides for himself what he’s going to do.

    I would like to think Jill Biden could convince him otherwise, but she was opposed to Giggles Harris, and Biden still picked her. So, it seems increasingly likely Trump will be reelected in 2024, barring a health issue (in that case, DeSantis will be the alternative).

    In answer to the first set of comments on who you would pick. I fear that cupboard is bare. Both the Clintons and Obamas have limited other voices in an effort to preserve their legacies or promote their own future opportunities. I fear Hillary is going to hang on to power long enough to promote the campaign of Chelsea.

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    1. @TOM R..
      How exactly is Hillary Clinton hanging on to power?
      Irrespectively, Chelsea Clinton’ campaign will never live down all her baggage being aired as we speak.
      And as I said, the American Public have had it up to here with political oligarch families.

      “Chelsea Clinton, 39, took home just over $600,000 last year for her work as director on the boards of IAC and Expedia, according to records obtained by DailyMail.com. The IAC board met just six times in 2018, while some members of the Expedia board were only obligated to attend two meetings last year. Those two companies are both headed up by the Clinton’s good friend Barry Diller, the billionaire businessman who is often spotted attending Broadway shows with Chelsea and her parents.”

      “When news broke that she had been getting paid $600,000—for a part-time job at NBC —NBC staffers were appalled. Most full-time correspondents were being paid far less. “There was a joke inside the building that she was the ‘highest-paid ghost’ at NBC,” says a network source. It all might have been excused had she been any good. In the span of nearly three years, however, she filed only a handful of segments—all painfully stiff reports on global do-gooders, plus an attempted comic interview with the Geico Gecko”

      The American people may be fools – but, come on….

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  10. I just got an email from Nick Brana of the People’s Party saying Jimmy Dore is considering running for president in 2024. Honestly, if it’s Dore against Trump and Biden, I’m voting for Dore.

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  11. You may be tongue in cheek Bill, but Jimmy has it all in spades. None of the candidates we have discussed above can come to matching him. Young, smart, incredible stage presence, and with a platform 80% of Americans Agree with. Anti-war, Universal Healthcare, raise the minimum wage, gun control, etc etc etc.

    The People Party could do a lot worse in picking a candidate.

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    1. How do you think TRUMP, with all his dirty baggage, would stand up to Jimmy Dore in a debate?
      Would we see Jimmy ripping The Donald a new one?
      I bet we would.

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  12. My YouTube link on Jimmy ripping Trump will not post here today. I’m being moderated!
    YouTube search – “Trump Had No Idea Who He’s Bombing”

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    1. You got me. I went to a YouTube post featuring Jimmy Dore and the comments wouldn’t load.

      If JD really runs for president, expect a lot of outages and glitches and “moderation” against him.

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      1. Bill, I had a few hours here in New Zealand this morning when the YouTube comments would not load.
        I thought that since I had been chucked off commenting – now they were chucking me off even reading the comments.
        This ability for YouTube to censor is insidious and very scary.

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        1. recently, here in the philippines, den, your youtube videos have been blacked-out and will not load. this is indeed a catastrophic setback for us in the recusant, anti-oligarch, non-ovine crwth.

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  13. Actually the more YouTube videos I watch of TRUMP – he is such a jerk off (American slang LOL)
    So the 2024 Presidential TV debates are going to be billed as “Jerk off versus Demented Old Fogey”

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  14. This is live streaming on YouTube as we type here….exactly relevant to our thread today.
    JIMMY DORE JOINS, MAX BLUMENTHAL & AARON MATE’ CENSORED, MATTHEW HOH 3RD PARTY SPOTLIGHT

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  15. To those who watched this video, this is exactly why the progressive faux left in America is destroying themselves. Its sad. (Some on the internet think Jimmy is a “righty” for all his beating up of the Democratic Party. – they don’t understand.)
    At least the Republicans have a platform they stick to – and they play the game to perfection.
    Voting lefties hanging onto voting for the Democrats are pissing in the wind.

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  16. And listening to Matthew Hoh – its fuck*n depressing. He won’t get elected.

    As I sadly said a few days ago, Americans looking for improvements in their daily life need to seriously think about emigrating to another country. And for someone who lived in the USA for 41-years saying this makes me really sad. I just got out of hospital here in New Zealand and never saw a bill. Free ambulance. Never paid a cent. Not one minute wasted with filling out insurance forms. Either by the hospital staff or me.

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      1. Again Matthew Hoh’s platform is supported by 80% of American voters.

        How about this for MAGA?
        Every politician in Congress takes no money from Campaign donors.
        Talk about a dream – but Google New Zealand Campaign Finance Laws to see how this works.
        I know… I know… but New Zealand is a tiny country with 5-million people!
        Can’t be done here!

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      2. Matthew Hoh is just one of an increasing number of serviceman who honorably served in the US military to protect his countries democracy – and now finds that that democracy sucks, and they profoundly disagree with it.

        Mathew is one of the lucky ones who has the character, tools and wherewithal to try to do something about and make changes. Tragically, many of his brothers don’t, and commit suicide at the rate of 20 per day.

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  17. This young lady does a great job. Kudos to her. Bernie turned out to be a phony.
    As one of the commentors said – Bern me once, shame on you, Bern me twice, shame on me. Bernie is a true politician. Just like the supposed progressives.

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  18. Lt. Col; just so all your readers know. I am not a TRUMP supporter.
    (I’m dumping this “left-right” silliness. It no longer has a meaning in America.)
    My goal today, with my too many comments and links, was just to show that every Democratic candidate we know of has very little chance against TRUMP and the Republican machine in 2024. (Is anybody brave enough to predict TRUMP will not be the Republican candidate?)
    Its obvious today and will become more and more obvious as Biden stumbles through two more years.
    And the “do-nothing” Democratic party literally destroys the country.

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  19. At this point, i do not see the problem as being WHO the President is.

    The problem is the power and the authority that that individual has ~ on behalf of his owners and operators thru their script writers and handlers ~ once he gets into the Oval Office. That’s a good part of the reason why more than $7 BILLION was spent on the 2020 election for President [and another $7 BILLION on Congressional races].

    The problem confronting America is a system of government and governance that is built, maintained, and sustained to enable selected special interests to have unfettered access to the power and authority of government to manage, manipulate, and/or control national foreign and domestic military, political, economic, social, and cultural policies and programs. All to and for ~ primarily ~ the benefit of those special interests. Any benefit “The People” or “Nation” might derive from all this is purely collateral and generally unintentional.

    Just like Slavery, the opportunities for special interest control of the government were built into the original Constitution, and those folks have seldom missed an opportunity to take full advantage of the possibilities presented. The Anti-Federalists warned us about all this back then, but to no avail.

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    1. It’s tough to set an age limit since we all age differently. Some people are spry and sharp into their 70s and 80s.

      Still, I agree an age limit would be a good idea, since people like Pelosi and McConnell and Feinstein hang on until they’re at death’s door.

      Perhaps 70 or 72 could be the maximum age, and for SCOTUS as well, with the idea that turnover and fresh blood is needed in a vibrant democracy.

      Of course, this idea will go nowhere because of Pelosi et al.

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      1. We need Age Limits, for sure. But we need Term Limits for members of Congress and the federal Judiciary ~ especially the Supreme Court ~ even more.

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      2. Imposing a limit would force politicians to concentrate more on continuity through substitution. If you are 70, the decisions you make will mostly after other, younger people. We need mor young people making decisions for their future.

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      3. The biggest advantage of Term Limits is that it will, almost by itself, take care of the problem of Old Farts being in office; thereby eliminating the need for Age Limits.

        The biggest obstacle to and opponents of Age Limits for elected federal office holders and judges will be those who are starting to get “older” ~ if not “old” ~ and have visions of perpetuity of their own.

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    1. It’s truly amazing how low the bar has been set.

      Well, Biden hasn’t launched a coup and he hasn’t yet started a nuclear war, so he’s doing a good job. Leave Sleepy Joe alone!

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    2. Not surprising. The Atlantic is a cheerleader for leftist (progressive, liberal) Democrats. Part of what the Biden Administration calls their “echo chamber”.

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  20. I agree that Biden, Harris and Buttagieg should not run and could not win. Amy Klobuchar has demonstrated strong legislative effectiveness as a Senator and was gaining traction in the 2020 primaries before everyone conceded the race to Biden and I think remains the strongest candidate Democrats have.

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    1. I’d rate Amy above Mayor Pete and Kamala and Biden, but she’s a centrist who’s very much a product of Washington DC.

      She’ll only win if the others flame out and the DNC/DCCC establishment gets behind her as the “safe” candidate.

      Politicians are more and more like shoddy products, manufactured on the cheap and easily bought and sold.

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      1. Health care providers make money off insurance from the private sector but lose money from government insurance. In other words private companies are subsidizing Medicare and even more so Medicaid. I’m sure though they would love to be released of the burden through Medicare for all. But Medicare prices would have to go up, taxes would have to go up, or else the government would be even more in debt if they were to simply add it to the tab. We’re already at $30 Trillion debt vs $24 Trillion GDP. And adding about a trillion in debt every year. Oh joy (sarcasm).

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        1. ALEX my friend, please read some different comics than the ones you are apparently reading!
          MEDICARE FOR ALL would actually save the gubmint money!

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          1. Do you believe politicians’ promises? Ha ha ha. What has Sanders ever accomplished? For anyone besides himself.

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            1. @ALEX,
              This has nothing to do with Sanders.
              Yes. he’s been a proponent of a Universal Healthcare Plan
              And pushed for Congressional action on it.

              But H.R.1976 – Medicare for All Act of 2021 – has 121 sponsors across both aisles of Congress of which Bernie is only one.

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              1. @ALEX,
                Sorry, I did a real poor job of answering your criticism Alex.
                The study that is referenced in the above Kyle Kulinski video, that shows a S5.1-trillion saving, was based on analysing a Bill before Congress: H.R.1976 – Medicare for All Act of 2021.
                This Bill was not written by Bernie Sanders. He had next to no input in that.
                It was written by a Congressional Committee and staff. And Cosponsored by 121-Congressmen.
                So to say it was “Bernie’s Promise” is not right.
                Is that better?
                And it is a fact that it would save the US a bundle over its current dysfunctional private insurance scheme.

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              2. Dennis, they should try it in one state to see how it works. Actually I think they already thought of something like that for Massachusetts but decided against it. One state program with the state as payer. Much too costly. Or so they decided.

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        2. Alex, I have what is called Medicare Advantage, a program that farms out Medicare through private insurance companies paying them to participate. It is a government subsidy of companies already in a very profitable business, letting them in on the Medicare program while protecting their profits, but more than that, read on.

          I recently had to have a crown put on a molar. My MA program through AETNA, paid $1000 of the $1650 fee. The dental office person told me that regular Medicare pays nothing for crowns and because she handles the paperwork for the patients in this dental office, I believe she is telling the truth. Here is a clear example of a private company doing so well off of Uncle Sam that it can hand out $1000 for my crown that Uncle Sam on his own will not. I pay nothing for Medicare Advantage, so AETNA gets nothing from me.

          Wouldn’t you agree that this pass through of money behind the scenes makes a private company look good and would tend to induce more people to sign up for Medicare Advantage? Why is it in the public interest for the government to not only be adding to private company profits, but promoting more sign-ups for Medicare Advantage in this way?

          Your claim, unsupported, is that private companies are subsidizing Medicare. Can you give an example of that?

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      2. If you Democrats are serious about winning the 2024 Presidential race you need to start think about putting up some serious candidates who could actually win! Instead of the gormless milquetoast lot you are proposing so far!

        Come on – Klobachar is even worse than Hillary – at least Hillary had guts and passion….ugh!
        Didn’t Amy bomb out in the last primaries?
        None have the passion Bernie had – and you threw him under the bus!
        None of the candidates discussed in this thread are going to get to first base!

        What happened to Andrew Yang? Young, smart, great ideas, not a swamp creature…..
        And sadly you threw him under the bus too…not that he was going to win. Sadly his ethnicity is disqualifying to middle Americas.

        You are going to have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to defeat the guy you hate with all your breath.

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        1. The Democrats have nothing to say about 2024; any more than do the Republicans.

          The next President will be whoever the Deep State determines that it will be. Just like what happened in 2016 and 2020. And very likely 2008 and 2000.

          Like You said, Dennis: The folks that gained the most under Trump were the 1%. And who is gaining the most under Biden? And what reason is there for any kind of change to happen, as far as that 1% is concerned?

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          1. Sadly true Jeff.
            Another thing I have always been saying: “It’s the media who determines who the President will be. TV and the newspapers”.

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              1. You know the answer Jeff…

                “37 years ago, 50 companies control the media in America. Fast forward to 2011, American news outlets are controlled only by 6 powerful corporations. Back in 2018, Jim Morrison, a singer, songwriter, and poet, who served as the lead vocalist of the rock band, once said: “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.”

                He was right. Today, Americans think they have an unlimited variety of entertainment and media options right at their fingertips. But it is all a lie. This illusion of choice was fabricated by the media elites. In the early 90s before the mainstream adoption of the Internet, the media landscape used to be simple and straightforward. Today, 6 media giants control a whopping 90% of what we read, watch, or listen to”

                https://techstartups.com/2020/09/18/6-corporations-control-90-media-america-illusion-choice-objectivity-2020/

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                1. And who controls those who control The Media? The Media is but one small part of the whole system, structure, and Program.

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            1. News organizations are insulated from overall corporate governance. ABC for example may be bought or sold but the news division will remain untouched in the process. Real kingdoms with real kings. The only thing that can touch them is a sex scandal.

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  21. An awesome synopsis why the Biden Regime has to be replaced, but the question remains? What will replace it in the current Political atmospheres?

    ‘Ukraine Conflict Marks End of Era Dominated by Western Power’
    The old U.S.-led order has to go, and it will go precisely because it is no longer sustainable as far as the rest of humanity is concerned.

    The ongoing military conflict in Ukraine is a watershed event of immense historical significance. It marks a break from the past and the beginning of a new geopolitical reality, one that will encompass progress in international relations towards greater economic development, justice, and peace.

    The military conflict in Ukraine is not about a narrow conflict between Ukraine and Russia. It is but the outward sign of a bigger confrontation between, on the one hand, the U.S.-led Western order and, on the other, nations like Russia, China, and others who refuse to accept a subordinate role. Our interview with Bruce Gagnon this week elucidates the bigger geopolitical picture and what is at stake…………………..

    https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/57059.htm

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    1. A lot of politics boils down to the old child’s game, “king of the hill”. Just with bigger stakes as the players get older and get more power.

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  22. I generally prefer governors to senators or congressmen. At least governors have had to run something. And I prefer people with substantial experience in the private sector. Biden went into politics almost immediately after getting his law degree and never looked back. Which is part of his problem. He has no understanding of the private sector. You know, like the people who drill for oil and who process food and stuff like that. He is a very narrowly educated person. For him government is always the answer. Except for finger-pointing of course. Then he involves the private sector.

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    1. Why I think Michelle Obama would be hopeless ALEX.
      Her resume is emptier than her husbands was when he ran. LOL
      Zippo experience.

      And this meme that the best Presidential candidates come from the private sector, or have private sector experience, is bankrupt. Ross Perot…and Trump…proved that eh?

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      1. Michelle is probably having more fun being rich than she would in politics. At some point celebrity politicians become interchangeable anyway. I didn’t really have a problem with Trump aside from the fact that he liked to argue with reporters and pick Twitter fights with people. He was cutting back on Federal regulations and the economy responded. His Covid response was somewhat disjointed in large part because he put it in the hands of the Washington public health care bureaucracy but at least we got vaccines in record time. And he was getting us out of foreign wars and was asking basic questions about NATO, efforts that probably got him tanked. You can’t act against the Blob. You remember those Star Trek episodes with the Borg? Borg, Blob. See the similarity?

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  23. The People’s Party in 2024?
    What’s that all about?
    A party that runs on a platform that 80% of Americans want: Anti-war, anti-MIC, anti Wall Street, Universal Single Payer Healthcare, living wage, pay of student loan, emptying the swamp etc etc.
    Taking the lead from Ukraine ( hahah) and running a comedian for President.
    The young, smart, great stage presence Comedian Jimmy Dore!
    Would this win by a landslide or not?
    Start at 54.50 on the video……

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  24. Bernie is being a good little boy and doing exactly what they want him do again I see!
    He’s such a sell out!

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  25. @ALEX,
    No need to “try it in one state to see how it works”.
    EVERY other industrialised nation in the World has some form of Universal Single Payer Healthcare.
    It works for them – the cheapest and best way to provide medical care for EVERY citizen.
    Proven everyday here in New Zealand. There are zero medical bill bankruptcy’s in NZ, unlike in the US.
    Its only the crass ignorance of American Exceptionalism that prevents US citizens from having the same.

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