The Far Limit

With an effort, I wrench my attention from contemplating local fall-out from the Wuhan coronavirus, or as an unknown wit called it the ‘Kung Flu’. The grocery stores we favor are pretty well picked over by mid-day, in spite of closing from 8 PM to 8AM to restock, the gym has closed, gatherings of more than ten are strongly advised against, and just about every local market or book festival that we had considered participating in has been cancelled or postponed until summer or even later – when, presumably, either the medical wizards will have a handle on the Kung Flu, or people will stop panicking over it.

In the meantime, I am diverted by the spectacle of Joe Biden, former VP and presumed Dem party nominee for the 2020 election to the office of President of the USA. I am diverted and appalled in about equal measure because it is screamingly obvious to just about everyone outside the Established National News Media that Joe Biden, who represented his senatorial district for three undistinguished decades … is down to about his last half a marble. Look, if his constituency in Scranton wanted the corrupt, handsy old blow-hard warming a seat in the US Senate for thirty years, it was really no skin off mine. Lord knows, other senatorial districts have, over the years, elected representatives every bit as scummy, corrupt and incompetent – I give you LBJ, for example (and to quote Molly Ivens, you b*stards gave him right back!) who at least was only two out of the three.

But Joe Biden is … something special. As in “short-bus special.” It’s increasingly become obvious that he is, to put it kindly, wandering in his wits. He is going senile before our very eyes; blustering, hair-trigger abusively incoherent, forgetful and sometimes all at once. It’s pitiful, wondering why his family and his staff would put him through all this – and then, yeah; the thought occurs that a) his immediate family – the coke-snorting son, and the rest of the clan have all done very well out of that blood connection, as long as Joe Biden held a high office, and could monetize the connections thereof, and fend off any inconvenient query into their scummy doings by blaming it all on political animosity, and b) the staff who also did very well out of working for an influential pol, never mind if the pol himself could basically be put in a planter in the corner and watered three times a week; Hank Johnson of ‘Guam could turn over’ fame being the prime example. Apparently, Hank Johnson’s official staff is crackerjack, professional, expert, responsible, everything that the primary is not. But their fortunes or continued employment is all vested in the primary, on behalf of whom they work, so I presume that the same is true of Joe Biden’s long-time employees. Because otherwise, they will be out on the street, with their office stuff in a couple of cardboard boxes, wondering where their next comfortable decades-long sinecure is coming from.

So from a combination of these two impulses and likely others that I can barely sense from my perch in far, far suburban Texas – I anticipate that the obediently-progressive minions of the Established National News Media will do their very best to load up Ol’ Gropey Joe, with all his many… many… ethical missteps onto the juggernaut and haul him over the finish line. This will prove to be a spectacle most amusing, watching the highest levels of the Established National News Media tie themselves into knots, insisting that he is the Very Bestest Candidate Imaginable… since he is opposing the fell machinations of the Orange Man Bad.
I wonder how many of them will vomit into the nearest toilet before wiping their lips and going out onto the news set, under the glaring lights and insisting that they must support a Dem candidate who seems to be melting into senility before our eyes. Because he is the chosen Dem candidate. Discuss as you wish.

20 thoughts on “The Far Limit”

  1. This Biden candidacy boggles the mind, is somewhat amusing and humorous, and very frightening. What the dem establishment is doing is riding a nearly dead man on a horse, and politicians like Clyburn are pushing this absurd candidate on dems. It seems to me that if Biden gets the nomination, they will insert a VP candidate that will certainly take over after Biden falls, and plan is that the ticket beats Trump. This plan is so simple and obvious that only an idiot would vote for it. But there are a lot of idiots out there. How have we stooped so low as a country?

  2. It seems that the Dem VP candidate will eventually be the President, if Gropy Joe caves at the very last minute. Because – reasons. It will all be sorrowful and sad, and according to custom, when he caves — as is very likely that he will. Indeed, AP – how low have we sunk, that this the best that the Dem party can do. A senile and barely mediocre career pol, and a corrupt and incompetent flash socialist, who never made a living before he got a bunch of dumb local tw*ts to vote him into local office, probably to show off how woke they were.
    Alas, there are a lot of idiots out there. Hope we can survive their bouts of delusions of adequacy.

  3. — He is going senile before our very eyes; blustering, hair-trigger abusively incoherent, forgetful and sometimes all at once. —

    Only the “senile” part of that is really new. Biden has been an embarrassment, even by the standards of the political Establishment, virtually since he first took a Congressional seat. Consider the way he abused Clarence Thomas during Thomas’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

  4. The Democrats have become very comfortable with “front men”. It is painfully obvious after the fact the Mueller had nothing to do with his “investigation” while Weismann was the power. Now, we have Biden “fronting” for whoever they tell him to choose as the VP candidate, or worse, a set of hidden “advisors” who are actually the power. Does anyone thing Jill Biden could be the power behind the throne?

  5. I believe that the strategy is to pair him up with an unelectable VP (Hillary?, Warren?). If they can get the pair over the finish line, then they’ll declare him unfit. The Dems are also in a position where they can’t let Joe step down now or Bernie will become their nominee.

  6. The Democrats have become very comfortable with “front men”. It is painfully obvious after the fact the Mueller had nothing to do with his “investigation” while Weismann was the power.

    Excellent point about Biden. Roosevelt was another example in 1944.

  7. No worries, Sgt. Mom. I bet $150 on Biden to become President on PredictIt. With my luck, that is more than enough to insure that he will infallibly lose.

  8. Biden will be shunted aside at some point. Various Dem governors are now using the Wuhan coronavirus crisis to audition as his replacement. I think Andrew Cuomo of New York has the lead right now.

  9. Well Sgt. Mom, long time no read (you may remember me from Sgt. Stryker). You are still spot on! Good to tun into this post.

  10. Hi, Radar! Good to hear from you!

    And oh, yes – I am certain the plot is to pair him with a VP who can graciously step in when Gropey Joe is finally declared to be non compos mentis. But in the mean time, the Establishment News Media is going to tie themselves in knots, doing the newsroom limbo rock:

    “All around the limbo clock
    Hey, let’s do the limbo rock
    Limbo lower now
    Limbo lower now
    How low can you go!”

  11. an unknown wit called it the ‘Kung Flu’
    I prefer ‘Winnie The Flu’, myself.

    I wonder how the usefull idiots whining about “Chinese virus” being racist would feel about “CCP Virus”. Well, I don’t really wonder, they wouldn’t like it.

  12. What I find impossible to believe is that Gropey Joe ever won a fair election against an opponent that had a pulse.

    Wouldn’t it be great if Gropey Joe caught on. I like Winnie the Flu too. It’s long past time that both got the mockery they so richly deserve.

  13. WuFlu is another catchy one I’ve run across.

    As for ole’ Dopey Joe my suspicion is they are keeping him in the race for 2 reasons. The first is that the Dem powers-that-be don’t want to feel the Bern. It will probably put them all out of a job. The second is that as long as he is ‘running’ any whiff of Ukraine investigations can immediately be politically useful to those same powers to try again to harass Trump. Methinks those same powers are also very very concerned that if Biden goes down he may just take many of them with him.

  14. How about some bumper stickers? You’ll have to use your imagination.

    JOE 2020

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste,
    JOE 2020

    If you liked Winnie the Flu, You’ll LOVE
    JOE 2020

    Might pay to lower the deductible on your comprehensive, some people don’t seem to have much of a sense of humor.

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