Who Will Joe Ask To The Prom?

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Who Will Joe Ask To The Prom


I’m not normally one to throw myself into the muck and mire of political speculation, but, unless you are one of trump’s unholy minions of white supremacy and blind evangelical rhetoric, I think it’s safe to say that the stakes are too high to sit on the sidelines and hope that the DNC will pull its collective talking head out of its talking arse and somehow put this particular genie back into its bottle on their own anytime soon.


One of the problems facing “Creepy” Joe Biden in the upcoming general election, beyond the obvious inappropriate touching and sniffing, and noticeable penchant for blundering into politically compromising situations with his sometimes blustery commentary, is that whomever Joe selects as his date for the big dance must be perceived as a viable leader of the free world.  Let’s face it, Joe may have enough sparkle to survive the general election, but there is already a considerable amount of intellectual conjecture as to Joe’s ability to weather a full term as Commander In Chief.


Joe has already gone out on his limb and stated that his running mate would be a woman. That in itself narrows the field quite a bit.


I’m no expert on politics. I watch the presidential debates for the limited entertainment value, just to keep track of who all of the mainstream players might be.  In the shapeshifting arena of professional politics one has to scramble to keep up in an election year.


To my uneducated eye, it would seem to Joe’s advantage to stick with a familiar face, a proven commodity to bolster his chances of actually winning back the Whitehouse. But that’s just me. I’m sure the DNC has analyzed, reanalyzed  and examined all of the prospects front to back, side to side, top to bottom, coming and going to the point of having spin doctors and analysts analyzing each analysis and scrutinizing their scrutiny to a microscopic degree. 


And there is no shortage of hopeful hangers on in the carnage and rubble of the Democratic primaries: Klobuchar, Harris, and Warren spring to mind. Each has her own following and unique appeal. Klobuchar comes across as a no B.S. party player who knows how to get the job done. Harris is the hard hitting front runner for the VP pick after punching her way through the primary season. Warren would no doubt attract a certain amount of support from the disenfranchised Bernie base progressive movement. And there are many other would be contenders  throughout the south and midwest that would jump at the opportunity to help unseat king trump from his throne.


But who will it be?


What about Hillary? Let’s not count her out just yet. After all, she fits the bill. Do not fall into the trap of thinking that the DNC wouldn’t try to smuggle Hillary into the 2020 election through some secret trap door. The DNC has proven time and again that no depth of depravity is too low; no political aberration is beyond the pale of consideration. 


And let us not delude ourselves that the DNC operates on anything remotely pertaining to what is best for the country or the citizenry. No. The DNC, like its republicant counterpart functions on its own audacity and swagger, and anyone or anything that is indoctrinated by the political power structure to feed that beast.


But back to the original question; who is capable of assisting  tired old Joe in his ascent to the throne of amerikan politics? 


The only saving grace, if there is such a thing, for Joe Biden Inc. in the coming election is that his political opponent has lowered the bar of electoral expectation so far with his own unconscionable and misogynistic behavior that it is difficult to even imagine trump’s usual smear tactics getting traction with any sane and rational human organism pretending to harbor even a semblance of intellect, integrity, common sense or compassion. “Pot calling the kettle black” doesn’t begin to do justice to any criticism the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue might try to lob Biden’s way.


For 1221 days Donald Trump has been standing in the crowded theater screaming “FIRE” over and over at the top of his lungs. Sometime after Tuesday, November 3rd we’ll find out if there’s anyone still listening.


Peace. Out.


Submitted: May 26, 2020

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Raven Akuma

Ugly Barnacle: there's a method to your madness. I completely understand where the left is coming from, but they are going about resolving their issues all the wrong ways. It makes me scared for all Americans, and beyond :(

Tue, May 26th, 2020 5:56pm

88 fingers

I can see the Democrats taking another defeat from the jaws of victory. Yes, Trump is an embarrassment, liar, exaggerates, etc, etc. And if the Dems had a candidate with all his marbles, I could see Trump for one term.
But in our political culture, we don't want civil debate. Opposites being discussed in sensible manner. Days of campaigns speeches by the likes of Dwight D. Eisenhower, FDR, Reagan are over.
We want Jerry Springer style politics. Trash talk, in your face put downs with the crowd yelling and chanting. And Trump knows how to play this. And Joe and the Dems, if they want to win, have to copy the Republican Party playbook, because this is what we as a people want. Not an election, but a freak show. And what two better people who can give us a freak show than Donald and Joe.
If Joe needs a date for the prom, I wouldn't ask any of those who ran in the primaries. I would go with someone who is stable, and look at a geographically balanced ticket.
Since Joe is from Delaware, I would think along the lines of Joe Tester, Senator from Montana, or Gretchen Whitmer Governor of Michigan.
But whomever he picks, it will be a freak show.

Tue, May 26th, 2020 8:07pm


Freak show, shit show...it’s pretty much the same thing at this point.

Tue, May 26th, 2020 6:59pm

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