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When he isn’t putting his mouth on his wife’s fingers like an Alzheimer’s patient on the “presidential” campaign trail, Joe Biden is saying shit such as that he’d gladly have a Repugnican running mate. And this addle-brained dinosaur is No. 1 nationally in the polls.
Ongoing shit like this is among the reasons that I left the Democratic Party and became an independent after the Democratic Party establishment fucked over Bernie Sanders in 2016:
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is accustomed to fielding questions from voters about picking a running mate. But on Monday, he was asked a particularly provocative one: Would he consider choosing a Republican as his vice president?
“The answer is I would, but I can’t think of one now,” Biden said at a town hall-style event in Exeter, New Hampshire, drawing laughter from the crowd.
Biden then elaborated on what he meant. “There’s some really decent Republicans that are out there still, but here’s the problem right now of the well-known ones: They’ve got to step up,” he said.
Biden has emphasized the need for a future Democratic president to work with Republicans, stressing the importance of consensus in order to get things done.
That viewpoint has been criticized by some liberals who see it as an unacceptable embrace of the status quo and think Biden is naïve about trying to work with Republicans.
But choosing a Republican to be his running mate would be a far more grievous act in the eyes of many Democrats, something many party officials and both liberal and moderate activists would oppose. …
Indeed, that Biden has claimed that he even would consider the idea of a Repugnican running mate shows that he should not be the 2020 Democratic candidate for president.
Where to begin?
First and foremost, should Biden die while in the Oval Office — a real possibility, given that he is 77 years old now and would be 78 if he became president — we’d then have a new Repugnican president. A Repugnican president when the voters had elected a Democratic president.
Secondly, this is a risk that the Repugnicans never would take — allowing a Democratic vice president to become president should the Repugnican president die or otherwise have to leave office.
We’re supposed to blindly root for the Democrats even after they have demonstrated, time and time again, that they’ll sell us out to the Repugnicans at the drop of a hat. They’ll vigorously wave that white flag of surrender before the battle has even begun.
Thirdly, Biden was there for Barack Obama’s presidency. Presumably Biden was paying some attention. Did he truly not get how the vastly overconfident Obama’s “Kumbaya” bullshit with the Repugnicans failed miserably? Does Biden truly not understand by now that you don’t negotiate with terrorists, because they do nothing in good faith?
What the fucking fuck?
Biden claiming that he’d be open to the “right” Repugnican as his running mate does not make Biden look magnanimous and wise. It makes him look incredibly politically retarded.
As an apparent function of his apparent cognitive decline, Biden is not living in the political world of today; he’s living in some bipartisan fantasy world of the past, if such a bipartisan fantasy world ever really ever existed at all.
And don’t even get me started on how very apparently Biden is just another comfortable “Democrat” who sees no problem in continuing to sell out the masses to the right wing because hey, his life is comfortable!
The world is changing too rapidly and the multiple dangers to all human beings and to the planet itself are too grave for us to have Mr. Magoo as president. Hell, it’s even worse than Mr. Magoo: Mr. Magoo is literally blind, whereas Uncle Joe just refuses to see.
Come January 2021, I want to see President Sanders in the White House — with a Democratic vice president just in case, thank you very much, and fuck you very much, Joe Biden.