Oh Crap! It’s Official!

Biden made it official yesterday he will run for re-election….to my chagrin…..

A Biden-Trump rematch just took a big step closer to reality. President Biden on Tuesday formally announced that he is running for reelection in 2024, asking voters to give him more time to “finish the job” he began when he was sworn into office and to set aside their concerns about extending the run of America’s oldest president for another four years. The announcement, in a three-minute video, comes on the four-year anniversary of when Biden declared for the White House in 2019, promising to heal the “soul of the nation” amid the turbulent presidency of Donald Trump, per the AP.

“I said we are in a battle for the soul of America, and we still are,” Biden said Tuesday. “The question we are facing is whether in the years ahead we have more freedom or less freedom. More rights or fewer.” While the question of seeking reelection has been a given for most modern presidents, that’s not always been the case for the 80-year-old Biden, as a notable swath of Democratic voters have indicated they would prefer he not run, in part because of his age—concerns Biden has called “totally legitimate” but ones he did not address head-on in the launch video. He would be 86 at the end of a second term.

Yet few things have unified Democratic voters like the prospect of Trump returning to power. And Biden’s political standing within his party stabilized after Democrats notched a stronger-than-expected performance in last year’s midterm elections. “Freedom. Personal freedom is fundamental to who we are as Americans,” said Biden. “There’s nothing more important. Nothing more sacred.” The president painted the Republican Party as extremists trying to roll back access to abortion, cut Social Security, limit voting rights, and ban books they disagree with. “This is not a time to be complacent,” Biden added. “That’s why I’m running for reelection.”

Finish the job?

What job?

About the only thing he has successfully started is our deep involvement in the Ukraine thing….oh there is the Covid thing from our dark ages….everything he has done has been for the benefit of the corporations that pay them (politicians) for their votes and time.

For me he is too old…..is has old ideas and is more corruptible….new forward looking ideas will always be in a minority as long as old farts keep their strangle hold on power.

So far Biden will have a challenger, RFK, Jr….what about Bernie?

Bernie Sanders isn’t going to try to beat President Biden’s record as the oldest president in US history. The 81-year-old independent senator from Vermont said Tuesday that he won’t seek the Democratic nomination a third time and he will do everything he can to support Biden’s bid for a second term. “The last thing this country needs is a Donald Trump or some other right-wing demagogue who is going to try to undermine American democracy or take away a woman’s right to choose, or not address the crisis of gun violence, or racism, sexism or homophobia,” Sanders told the AP. “So, I’m in to do what I can to make sure that the president is reelected.”

Sanders—who finished second to Biden in the 2020 race for the Democratic nomination and second to Hillary Clinton in 2016—said he would discourage other high-profile progressives from challenging Biden. He said he would continue to fight for progressive policies as chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Where will this clown show go?

And I shall continue to rant.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”


8 thoughts on “Oh Crap! It’s Official!

  1. This sums it up for me — “”The last thing this country needs is a Donald Trump or some other right-wing demagogue who is going to try to undermine American democracy” but I agree that Biden is too old for the job — so instead of complaining about the slate, why don’t we come up with some suggestions as to who should run for the office? There are none equal to the task in my opinion .. on either side. But it doesn’t matter because as I have been predicting all along, Trump is going to be our next president. He has already established all the secretaries of state to screw with the election and all the lower court judges to protect his ass as he moves forward with his bid for the Oval Office .. He has an entire shadow government already operating… so Biden and America are both toast unless some miracle happens.

    1. I cannot think of a politician today that would be a better president…..all are corruptible and that disqualifies it for me. chuq

  2. Either way, we will have a man who is too old deciding the fate of the ‘Free World’. I don’t see that has any positives, other than ‘Better than Trump’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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