Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Biden Out

From FiveThirtyEight:

Joe Biden Made The Right Call


Joe Biden has — finally — announced that he’s not going to run for president. That’s a smart move; Biden had little shot at winning the Democratic nomination.

Don't care why.

Do care that,  barring a Webb/Gravel powerhouse ticket -- 

-- running under the banner of political party found only in David Brooks' 2006 erotic dreams -- 

Party No. 3
Published: August 10, 2006

There are two major parties on the ballot, but there are three major parties in America. There is the Democratic Party, the Republican Party and the McCain-Lieberman Party.

All were on display Tuesday night.

The Democratic Party was represented by its rising force — Ned Lamont on a victory platform with the net roots exulting before him and Al Sharpton smiling just behind. The Republican Party was represented by its collapsing old guard — scandal-tainted Tom DeLay trying to get his name removed from the November ballot. And the McCain-Lieberman Party was represented by Joe Lieberman himself, giving a concession speech that explained why polarized primary voters shouldn’t be allowed to define the choices in American politics.

The McCain-Lieberman Party begins with a rejection of the Sunni-Shiite style of politics itself. It rejects those whose emotional attachment to their party is so all-consuming it becomes a form of tribalism, and who believe the only way to get American voters to respond is through aggression and stridency.

The flamers in the established parties tell themselves that their enemies are so vicious they have to be vicious too. They rationalize their behavior by insisting that circumstances have forced them to shelve their integrity for the good of the country. They imagine that once they have achieved victory through pulverizing rhetoric they will return to the moderate and nuanced sensibilities they think they still possess.

But the experience of DeLay and the net-root DeLays in the Democratic Party amply demonstrates that means determine ends...

-- the 2016 presidential field is now locked.

Or as the Wrongest Human Being in America said just yesterday:

Also too, someday someone might want to consider asking ABC executive producer Jonathan Greenberger why he thought hiring the Wrongest Human Being in America was a brilliant idea:


Lit3Bolt said...

I can just imagine David Brooks wistfully singing under a moonlit terrace...

Someday he'll come along
The man I love
And he'll be big and strong
The man I love
And when he comes my way
I'll do my best to make him stay
He'll look at me and smile
I'll understand
Then in a little while
He'll take my hand
And though it seems absurd
I know we both won't say a word
Maybe I shall meet him Sunday
Maybe Monday, maybe not
Still I'm sure to meet him one day
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day
He'll build a little home
That's meant for two
From which I'll never roam
Who would, would you
And so all else above
I'm dreaming of the man I love

Oh David day you'll find a politician who doesn't play politics. They're out there, trust me, just like honest Wall Street traders, feminist Saudi Princes, non-racist Confederate flag wavers, and nationally syndicated pundits who remember what they wrote last week.

Robt said...

I will always hold an appreciation for Biden.

Then candidate Biden confronted opponents.

"Rudy, "a noun a verb and 0/11".

His VP debate with the Savior of Conservatism Paul Ryan,
"You and your majority cut funding to the state Dept that would have provided for proper security in Benghazi".

Biden's ability to maintain his sanity during a debate with a the fragrant
Momma Grizzly hollow head in heels.

Biden says he won't be silent.
I say,

Perhaps Biden could sit down on MTP and read off every Right lunar blood moon conspiracy barfed up. that never Barf without legs but but ran into the gully forced by gravity.

Paul Wartenberg said...

It's for the best that Biden didn't run.

The Republicans can't use the media to make the Democratic race as messy as their own now.

Biden gets to become a respected elder advisor to the party with a clean rep.

It keeps the race simple between Hillary and Bernie.

And it reminds the Beltway media elites how overeager they are for the wrong things in life and how terrible they are at getting accurate information.

I might end up writing four different blog entries about this by the end of tonight.

Neo Tuxedo said...


Oh David day you'll find a politician who doesn't play politics. They're out there, trust me, just like honest Wall Street traders, feminist Saudi Princes, non-racist Confederate flag wavers, and nationally syndicated pundits who remember what they wrote last week.

"No, there are perfectly good, well-trained, well-behaved dogs who do not bark like a stuck record, or crap in the middle of footpaths, sniff groins, act like everyone's favourite on mere assumption, and generally whine, steal and grovel in a way that would put a 14th century professional mendicant to shame. We recognise this. [...] There are also forgiving traffic wardens, tarts with hearts of gold, and solicitors who do not go on holiday in the middle of your complicated house purchase. You just don't meet them every day."
-- Pterry (GNU), The Unadulterated Cat

Robt, are you all right? It sounds like you stared too long into the abyss of Princess Dumbass's tossed word salad, and it started staring back, much like Friedman of the Plains when he starts channeling Peggy Noonan and makes me worry that he needs to stop pulling that face or it'll stick that way.

tony in san diego said...

I think Biden waited for Bill Cristol to break the "story", just so he could fuck with him!

Lawrence said...

Turns out Bill Kristol is a Star Wars fan. He thinks the Empire are the good guys. Given the mutual admiration for torture and war, this actually makes sense.

Kevin Holsinger said...

Good afternoon, Mr. Glass.

You know, I thought I was going to be clever by pointing out the following...

[predictions always wrong "william kristol"] = 69,700 results off Google

...then I found this...

[driftglass sex llama] = 2,180,000 results off Google

So much for cleverness...

Be seeing you.

Fearguth said...

Biden decided not to run because he's fond of Kristol and wanted to make him look like Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius.

waldo said...

Kevin Holsinger, you were too clever by half: if you had just dialed up

bill kristol failure - 423,000 results
bill kristol cocksucker - 287,000 results
bill krystol evil - 155,000 results
bill kristol worthless human being - 148,000 results
bill kristol always wrong - 143,000 results
bill kristol coward - 133,000 results
bill kristal liar - 75,500 results
bill kristol serial liar - 60,200 results
bill kristol propagandist - 51,700 results [only?]
bill kristol warmonger - 7,080 results "
bill crystal chickenhawk - 5,610 results "

There's others of course but by then you're getting pretty deep in the swamp.
And, hey, Robt, you're tripping. Lie down son, and go with the flow.

Robt said...

Doctor Neo Tuxedo,

I thought I had the debilitating disease called Quibble-drip. Until a blogger without borders diagnosed me with something else.

Yes, As the stars align into Scorpio I am vulnerable to Palinistic Frontal Lobe Fibrosis. Jeb! eloquently discribes it as, "Stuff Happens".

You can help those afflicted. Those that suffer, Like me. ,By a small gift. A decent donation. You may reach down deep into your Gold coin safe and give generously to the Professional Left.