Why the Democrats Can’t Replace Biden


By Brian Burke

After the release of Special Counsel Kennth Hur’s report on Joe Biden’s mishandling classified documents and then the President’s performance several hours later in his hastily convened press conference, a number of Democrats fleetingly expressed misgivings about the head of their party’s reelection prospects next November. Let’s face it — if your Grandpa likewise raved and ranted after his memory and mental acuity had been called into question, you would seriously start to consider taking away his car keys. Adding to the Dems electoral hyper-anxiety is the fact that the President’s forgetfulness and confused ramblings won’t ameliorate on the hustings over the next eight months — they can only worsen. Conversely, Donald Trump, while only a few years younger, campaigns as if possessed of the vitality of a honey badger.

If, as Democrats tirelessly pronounce, Donald Trump indeed posed such a grave threat to democracy, not to mention the American Way of Life, you would think their party’s leaders would have substituted a less-doddering presidential candidate with higher approval polls long before now. The success of Democrat candidates up and down November’s ballot depend on a strong showing from Biden in the general election. Admittedly, the President might not willingly be pushed aside because he has a son and brother to protect from even a slightly more independent DoJ. Theoretically, the leaders of his party could bring overwhelming pressure to bear on Biden and his family for him to bow out for “health reasons” before the August National Convention, effectively triggering a Dismissal on Request (DOR). But any such move is unlikely this side of a disabling stroke or conspicuous manifestations of acute dementia, because they simply cannot put forward any replacement candidate who is both politically propitious and acceptable.

Ordinarily, Biden’s understudy in these circumstances would be his Vice-President Kamala Harris. However, Harris is, in her own inimitable way, as rambling and incoherent as the 81-year-old man she would replace on the ballot. Harris immeasurably distresses loyalists in her own party whenever she appears before a camera even more than Biden does, because she frequently speaks as though she were a skipping record. Even more distressing, Harris is the only national politician holding even lower approval ratings than Biden. But you can’t tell that to the Vice-President: she’s blithely announced that she’s ready to serve as our nation’s chief executive; pushing her aside without her protesting terrifically, even if only behind the scenes, would be next to impossible.

Were Democrat sachems somehow able to find a way to bully Harris into stepping aside graciously for another nationally prominent Democrat, such as California governor Gavin Newsom, bypassing the vice president would result in an even greater electoral disaster by infuriating two of the Democrat’s key constituencies: women and African Americans. Before the party consensus unexpectedly (and conveniently) coalesced around Biden shortly into the 2020 DemocraticParty primary season, Harris and no less than five other women, no matter how briefly, vied for their party’s nomination and might be seen by woman voters as rightfully possessing the prior claim. Going back for grievances even further, some African Americans declined to cast a vote for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential general election in part because she had the effrontery to run against Barack Obama in the Democrat primaries eight years earlier – notwithstanding his enthusiastic support of her campaign against Donald Trump. The unavoidable downside to the Democrats’ topmost electoral strategy of turning out huge margins from the core segments of their base on Election Day is that they cannot afford to disaffect any of those needed voters to any significant degree.

Privately, Democrats may be pining badly for Michelle Obama to leap-frog ahead of the vice president without splintering the party faithful. The former first lady would presumably campaign arm-in-arm with her husband on the old party platform of “two presidents for the price of one.” But on more than one occasion, Ms. Obama has essentially announced through her and her husband’s political associates that she has no intention of running for the Oval Office. Who can blame her? She has always been repelled by the tawdriness of retail American politics, and she is well satisfied with her and her husband’s place in American history. Whoever becomes president next year will encounter a continuing steam of foreign and domestic calamities, as well as well-nigh insurmountable financial challenges. Michelle Obama is justifiably prudent in her unwillingness to subject herself and her family to lower approval ratings this time next year than either Joe Biden or Donald Trump are scoring this year.

Following a reassessment of their November prospects therefore, the Democrat party has fallen in lockstep, however wistfully, behind the candidate it’s got. In order to thwart the “fascist” Donald Trump and his MAGA Republican followers, Dems will force themselves to campaign as though they did not privately dread that Biden might — at any minute — manifest an acute level of clinical senility in public. Tactically, Democrat politicians and administration officials are now recounting second-hand instances of Biden’s astounding total recall and cerebral mastery, no matter how these accounts are belied by what the public has seen and will see in the months to come.

Read more

5 1 vote
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Democrats are stuck with biden. They can not dump him. The only way they get a different candidate is if biden does an LBJ.


Editor’s Note — This is called a MAGA winning streak. Take a moment to consider the last 5 days. SCOTUS delays J6 Jack Smith fever dream until after the election. Judge Cannon in process of delaying Documents case. Fani and Nathan likely to be removed from case, delaying and perhaps ending RICO persecution of Trump. Ronna Romney out of our lives with Mitch close behind. And Blowout Bloomberg poll today showing Trump leading in all 7 swing states. This is a week to celebrate for America’s future.

Victories still to come include SCOTUS denying Colorado and all 14th Amendment challenges; SCOTUS likely to side with Fischer in Fischer v United States and throw out cooked-up Enron J6 ‘obstruction charge’ against Trump and 300 fellow political dissidents; and the ultimate victory in November. We must turn out the vote in numbers never seen and only imagined in the warped skulls of career political consultants. 100 MILLION votes for Trump. I said 100 MILLION votes for Trump.

Don’t get too enthusiastic. Absolutely, Fani and Wade clearly showed they abused the system and then committed perjury to try and hide it, but haven’t we’ve seen obvious disregard for facts and evidence lead to astoundingly unfair rulings? This judge could go either way and I’ll celebrate if and when he makes the obvious and just decision to kick them off the case and hold them accountable for their perjury. That said, yeah, we need every possible vote for Trump and America in November. We need to overcome not only Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden’s weak support but the inevitable wave of Democrat election fraud and we need supermajorities in Congress.

He has energy, but he is now regularly referring to Biden as “Obama.” Is that of concern to any MAGAs?

You really don’t get it, do you?

I guess not. Please explain it to me.

Well… I’ll do my best.

You are dim and ignorant.

It would seem that you’d like to avoid addressing Trump’s clear mental decline.

The only decline is in your decline (or is it reluctance?) in perception.

Obama is pulling the strings. Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden is loaded with Obama moles. This is Obama’s third term and he doesn’t even have to take responsibility for the disasters (much like his first two terms).

So you’re saying that Trump is doing this on purpose?

Yeah. Trump speaks clearly and precisely most of the time. Anyone that is speaking before a camera will make a mistake here and there, but Trump makes very few. Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden is most famous for his on-camera stupidity.

If you watched him speak you’d see he often refers to puppet biden as “obiden,” or as obama.
It is totally on purpose.

Simple why dems can’t replace joe.
joe can tell the oldest, most debunked lies as if they are true better than any other dem.
joe had claimed that President Trump was opposed to homosexuals.
He still might repeat that trope.
However it was Trump who had openly gay men in high office.
It is Trump’s Mar A Lago that is hosting gay weddings.
Still, joe will repeat it if has it on his teleprompter or notes.

03/03/24 – Trump crowd goes silent as he confuses Biden and Obama again

The crowd of Trump supporters gathered in RichmondVirginia to hear Donald Trump speak on Saturday night went silent as the former president appeared to mix up Presidents Joe Biden and Barack Obama yet again.

“Shortly after we win the presidency, I will have the horrible war between Russia and Ukraine settled,” Mr Trump said on Saturday.

“I know them both very well and we will restore peace through strength. Get that war settled. It’s a bad war. And Putin has so little respect for Obama that he’s starting to throw around the nuclear word,” Mr Trump added, seemingly in the false belief that Mr Biden’s former boss remains in charge.

There were plenty of moments during Mr Trump’s campaign events in Greensboro, North Carolina and later in Richmond when he appeared to struggle to deliver his speech or seemed to be confused.

The digital rapid response team of the Biden campaign ridiculed the former president in a number of posts on X, writing that “a confused Trump refers to himself in the third person while reading his teleprompter,” and adding that “a confused Trump claims he passed veterans legislation that was signed by President Obama in 2014”.

The Biden campaign also wrote that “Trump says he was ‘purposely’ confused when he claimed Nikki Haley was the Speaker: ‘I purposely mix up names’”.

Ron Filipkowski, an attorney and former Republican, added that “this will be yet another one of the 127 other instances where tomorrow Trump will claim he mixed up Obama and Biden again on purpose”.

The US attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 2009 to 2017, Joyce Alene wrote on X: “We need to talk about why there is so much focus on Biden’s age, as he navigates multiple tough situations effectively, and so little on Trump, who can’t even remember who the current president, his November opponent, is.”

“Instead of covering this in detail, and pressing the campaign for answers, everyone’s going to do another story on Biden’s age,” Tom Nichols of The Atlantic wrote.

“Guys. You would take away the car keys if this was your friend or family member. He is running to stay out of prison and get his hands on the nuclear codes,” Democratic strategist Adam Parkhomenko said.

Sarah Longwell, the founder of Republican Voters Against Trump, noted that “this guy’s gonna win the GOP primary by massive margins on Tuesday. Congrats GOP. Congrats”.

The “crowd went silent” because the clip cuts off any further response from the crowd. Trump is making the point that Obama and Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden are interchangeable and Obama and his lackeys are actually running this regime. Since you never really read any comments but your own and Michael’s, you miss the fact that many of us use the same rhetorical tactic.

Trump is as sharp and cognizant as ever. Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden’s brain is totally atrophied, which makes him a better puppet.

Note that Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden just mixed up Ukraine and Gaza with Gaza written on a note card he had in his hand.

Last edited 1 month ago by Just Plain Bill

the Biden campaign
The Biden campaign also wrote
Ron Filipkowski, former Republican
Tom Nichols of The Atlantic
Adam Parkhomenko, Democratic strategist

Can you get anymore biased?