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Joe Biden should step aside for 2024 — and Bernie Sanders should step in

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Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are pictured at a Democratic Party presidential debate in October 2019. Harris would go on to drop out of the race even before the 2020 Iowa caucuses, and Biden would go on to lose Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada to Bernie, but still would go on to become the U.S. president that the voters of the first three voting states knew he would be: a shitty one, a Jimmy Carter 2.0.

I knew in 2020 that Joe Biden shouldn’t be the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nominee.

So did the voters: In the 2020 contest for the Democratic presidential nomination, Biden lost the first three voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada right off the bat.

Biden obviously didn’t inspire the party’s base, and neither did Kamala Harris, who had dropped out of the race for the nomination even before Iowa caucused because her presidential campaign was a fucking train wreck, as has been her vice presidency (gee, who could have foreseen that?).

In 2020 Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire and Nevada, and in my book Bernie Sanders won Iowa, too. (Although Bernie won the popular vote in Iowa, the most delegates were awarded to Pretty Boy Pete Buttigieg, a party insider, because, you see, and you couldn’t possibly understand, because you’re just a stupid fucking voter, some votes count more than others. After serially botched caucuses, Iowa sorely needs to dump its caucuses for a straight presidential primary vote, as Nevada has done for the 2024 presidential cycle.)

There never was a fucking question that Biden would win South Carolina, the fourth state to vote in the 2020 cycle, but Biden’s win in the backasswards state ludicrously was touted as some Lazarus-level comeback.

No, it’s just that the corporate whores of the Democratic Party, such as the aforementioned Buttiboy and the Billary-Clinton-level annoying Amy Klobuchar, joined forces to torpedo Bernie (after South Carolina voted, both Buttiboy and Klobuchar, who, like Elizabeth Warren is, are dead to me, dropped out of the presidential race and immediately endorsed Biden; Buttiboy, who’d only been a small-city mayor, got a Cabinet seat out of the deal, obviously).

The people’s choice, Bernie Sanders, couldn’t be allowed to become the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, you see. What do the people know? No, we must leave it up to the likes of political weasels Buttiboy and James Clyburn, the fossilized U.S. representative of South Carolina who apparently believes that he’s helping his fellow black Americans by endorsing only corporate whores like Joe Biden who, in turn, do little to nothing to help black Americans, of course (it’s like fucking clockwork).

Speaking of corporate whoredom, the U.S. economy is in meltdown right now, and it’s crickets from the corporate-whore duo of Biden and Harris. They can’t make a serious chirp about improving the average American’s economic situation because they’re bought and paid for by their corporate pimps who don’t want them to lift a finger to improve the economic situation of the average American.

The midterms are shaping up to be a bloodbath for the Democratic Party, but Old Uncle Joe is asleep at the wheel and Kamala doesn’t even know how to drive.

And the polls bear this out: Biden’s approval rating remains mired around 42 percent (former “President” Pussygrabber’s approval rating right now is around 44 percent), and if you actually think that Kamala Harris is the Democrats’ best bet after Biden, know that right now her approval rating is around a whopping 32 percent.

Bernie has been right all of these years: It’s the economy, fucktards. This November, most voters will be thinking about their own financial situations, not about the war in Ukraine (which many if not most of them can’t even find on a world map) or the fact that the nation’s first black woman recently was seated on the U.S. Supreme Court, which still has a 6-3 wingnut majority (Ketanji Brown Jackson is slated to be seated on the nation’s highest court this summer).

Bernie Sanders’ kind of politics — you know, actually Democratic politics, such as meaningfully looking out for the working class and the poor for fucking once and doing something about the beyond-insane level of income inequality in the United States — are looking awfully sweet to a shitload of American voters right now.

But we’re stuck with Sleepy Uncle Joe and Clueless Kamala.

Or are we?

The Washington Post reported this yesterday:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is open to running for president in 2024 if President Biden declines to seek reelection, according to a campaign memo a top political adviser distributed to allies on Wednesday [yesterday] that was shared with The Washington Post.

“In the event of an open 2024 Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Sanders has not ruled out another run for president, so we advise that you answer any questions about 2024 with that in mind,” says the memo from Faiz Shakir, a close Sanders adviser who was his campaign manager when he ran in 2020.

The memo was shared by a person with direct knowledge of its contents on the condition of anonymity because it was not released publicly, and confirmed by a second person with direct knowledge of the contents.

Shakir did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“While it’s frustrating this private memo leaked to the media, the central fact remains true, which is that Senator Sanders is the most popular officeholder in the country,” said Sanders spokesman Mike Casca, when asked for comment. Casca and the memo based that assertion on a recent poll. …

Absolutely should Biden decide not to run for a second term, Bernie should run again in 2024. (I could argue, fairly easily, that Bernie should run in 2024 even if Biden decides to run for a second term, but I’ll hold my guns on that one for now...)

Should Biden decide not to run again (or should he die in office or otherwise become seriously incapacitated), Kamala Harris would be disastrous as a 2024 presidential candidate.

We could keep the “woke” racists and the “woke” sexists happy by making Harris the 2024 nominee only based upon on her “qualifications” of being black and being a woman (which are her only apparent “qualifications”), but while we’d pat ourselves on the back for being so fucking “woke” for having fronted Kamala Harris, she’d lose the presidential election in a fucking blowout, regardless of who her Repugnican opponent might be.

The majority of the majority of the American voters who don’t like Harris dislike her not because she is a woman or because she is black, but because she’s an utterly uninspiring and charisma-free politician. She won’t/can’t answer a question directly (she interviews horribly), and in her 2020 presidential campaign, she had one job: to make a coherent, cogent, convincing case as to why she and not anyone else should be president. She failed miserably, and she has yet to improve on that.

My hope is that it’s clear even to Biden that, given his stubbornly low approval ratings and his lackluster presidential performance thus far, for the good of the nation as well as for the good of his party, he should not run for a second term — and thus he does not do so.

And my hope is that in the event that Biden doesn’t run again, Bernie does, despite the wholly hollow and predictable attacks upon him by the “wokesters” for his not simply letting Kamala run unopposed — and lose big-time. (If the people truly want Kamala over Bernie, let them vote for Kamala over Bernie — which I don’t at all see happening, but at least that would be democratic, unlike having Harris shoved down our throats by our overlords, the corporate-whore Democratic elites, as Biden was.)

This political moment, in which their own economic conditions are in the forefront of the American voters’ minds, was made for Bernie Sanders, and if the stars align, his third time might be the charm.

P.S. Of course I wouldn’t rule out that the “leak” of the memo reported by The Washington Post was an intentional leak, which means not an actual leak at all, of course… A trial balloon, maybe? One hopes…

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With U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the union is made more perfect

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Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson’s husband, Patrick Jackson, a physician with whom she has two daughters, appears to offer her his support during her confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court at which U.S. “senators” from former slave states shamelessly brutalized her in their typically retrograde fashion.

A belated congratulations to Kentanji Brown Jackson, who last week was confirmed by the U.S. Senate 53-47 to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

I stand by my earlier assertion that when we put diversity into thought and action, we need to include other historically underrepresented groups and not just black people; as I noted, we’ve yet to have an Asian, Native American or openly LGBT U.S. Supreme Court justice, and Latinos remain historically underrepresented on the nation’s highest court.

But this isn’t to diminish Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic and important ascension to the Supreme Court, but that said, Brown Jackson isn’t only the first black woman who will sit on the Supreme Court; she’s also the first public defender since Thurgood Marshall who will do so, and that fact, to me, is more significant than are her race and her biological sex.

Of course the Repugnicans love prosecutors, because the Repugnicans are mean-spirited and they freely project their own wrongdoings and evil onto others, especially the disempowered. But the U.S. Constitution provides not only for prosecutions, but also for the defense of the accused. If you can’t respect both sides of the coin, then you’re not at all an “originalist” where it comes to the Constitution.

That said, the wingnuts have wanted the Supreme Court to remain as it always has been — dominated by white men (preferably right-wing white men) — and don’t at all want the court to be representative of a changing American population, and certainly don’t want the high court to — gasp! — stick up for the little guy, but only want the court to continue to do the dirty work of the already rich and powerful.

And it’s beyond pathetic that Brown Jackson over a period of days had to endure the racist attacks by the likes of Tom Cotton (Arkansas), Ted Cruz (Texas), Lindsay Graham (South Carolina), Josh Hawley (Missouri) and Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee), all U.S. “senators” not at all coincidentally representing former slave states.

These “senators” of course couldn’t come right out and state their real problem with Brown Jackson: that she is a black woman who won’t carry water for the right-wing white men of the Repugnican Party, which is the only kind of black woman who is acceptable to the white supremacists (hi, Condi Rice!). These “senators” couldn’t come right out and state that even if they themselves can stand the idea of a black woman on the Supreme Court (that’s unlikely to be the case for any of them, it seems to me), their mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging constituents back home sure can’t.

Instead of uttering these unpleasant truths, these defenders of the Confederacy (the aforementioned so-called U.S. senators) during her confirmation hearings smeared Brown Jackson as being anti-whitey and pro-pedophile, among other things. Because this is what they do.

The Repugnicans are, after all, a classy bunch. The New York Times reports that when Brown Jackson was confirmed in the U.S. Senate, with only three Repugnicans voting for her,

Not everyone shared in the joy of the day. As applause echoed from the marbled walls, Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky [yet another former slave state, of course] and the minority leader, turned his back and slowly walked out, as did most of the few Republicans remaining on the floor, leaving half of the chamber empty as the other half celebrated in a stark reflection of the partisan divide.

This is fine. Let the sore losers (who are still sore about their loss in the Civil War, too) throw their little tantrums.

These fascists and traitors can, and they have, slowed progress down — all throughout U.S. history — but that’s all that they can do: slow it down.

Progress moves on, not even just despite the fascists, but also because of them and their repulsiveness to anyone who has any intelligence and decency to speak of.

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SuperPalin swoops back in to save us

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Sarah Palin is pictured in New York City in February. (She was there to fight a libel case against The New York Times that she lost…) Palin has taken pity on her country and selflessly has decided to insert herself into its politics again in order to save it.

Clearly, what the United States of America really needs right now is the return of Sarah Palin.

Yup. You betcha.

After years in the political (and Alaskan) wilderness, Palin has decided to run for Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, following the death of Repugnican Rep. Don Young, who had been in the House from 1973 until he died last month, making him the longest-“serving” Repugnican House member in U.S. history.

While Sarah Palin was instrumental in tanking the late Repugnican John McCain’s 2008 presidential bid as his running mate (in fairness, following the disastrous “presidency” of George W. Bush, it would have been a huge haul for McCainosaurus to win the White House even if he had picked an actually qualified, non-perpetually-embarrassing running mate), we do have to credit Palin, with her huge appeal to the nation’s mouth-breathing knuckle draggers, with ushering in first the God-awful “tea party” and then the likes of former “President” Pussygrabber, who only rode the “tea-party” wave.

Indeed, Palin is one of the founding soccer moms (founding MILFs?) of today’s Repugnican Party, which isn’t about actual conservatism anymore (that died no later than McCainosaurus did in 2018), but which is about abject batshittery (indeed, many of these lunatics still maintain that Pussygrabber still is our lawful president, and Biden Derangement Syndrome is about to make it into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders*).

“Public service is a calling, and I would be honored to represent the men and women of Alaska in Congress, just as Rep. Young did for 49 years. I realize that I have very big shoes to fill, and I plan to honor Rep. Young’s legacy by offering myself up in the name of service to the state he loved and fought for,” Palin declared in a statement.

What concrete policy proposals has Palin offered the nation thus far? Because clearly and surely the Repugnican Party isn’t just about attacking the Democrats, but is about putting forth sane, logical, workable solutions to our nation’s problems right?

Nope. Also in her aforementioned statement, Palin proclaimed, “America is at a tipping point. As I’ve watched the far left destroy the country, I knew I had to step up and join the fight.”

Yes, that utter selflessness is utterly heartwarming, is it not?

But all that I’ve seen Palin offer thus far in terms of real solutions to real problems is that “the far left” is “destroy[ing] the country” — which is pretty much all that any of the fucking nut jobs posing as Repugnicans publicly declare anymore.

These “people” have stunningly limited vocabularies, and they dutifully mindlessly parrot such tropes as “far left,” “radical left,” “radical liberal,” “socialist,” “communist,” etc. — it’s all repetitive smears and name-calling and distraction, with no real discussion of how to solve the nation’s problems.

Still, it’s deeply unfair that the likes of, say, Repugnican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, have stolen not only Palin’s white-trash “political” playbook, but even have stolen her look:

Again, what the United States of America really needs right now is the return of the “woman” who started it all.

We, the people, should refuse to settle for cheap knock-offs of The Original Hockey Mom, who can be distinguished from a pit bull only by her lipstick! Vote Sarah Palin 2022!

*To be clear, I’m not big on President Biden, either. In fact, I didn’t vote for him because I lived in California at the time and I knew that he’d win the state and all of its electoral votes no matter how I voted.

But, even though the corporate whores of the Democratic Party (and they are legion) fucked over Bernie Sanders again in order to install the wholly uninspiring and oft-addled Biden as the presidential nominee, I recognize Biden as the lawful (if at least somewhat awful) president, and it’s insane, of course, to blame Biden for all of the nation’s problems — perhaps especially when the same “people” who are focused like lasers on Biden’s real and fabricated shortcomings always wholly ignored Pussygrabber’s much worse actual shortcomings (including not only his treason and sedition, which continue to this day, but his having bragged about having grabbed women by the pussy).

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