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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