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Run, Joe Biden, run!
Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/20/2013 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on 08/20/2013 12:37:35 AM PDT by TexGrill

Not counting rumors that Anthony Weiner's marriage has hit a rocky patch, it may be the worst-kept secret in politics: Joe Biden wants to be president.

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the vice president's inner circle is swabbing the decks, battening down the hatches and hoisting the mainsails for USS Bidenpalooza 2016. "Everyone involved in his world," a Democratic official told the Journal, "is engaged in taking all the steps that make sense to prepare for a run, if he does run." Biden's people are apparently willing to go for it even if the allegedly inevitable nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton, decides to run.

Why is this happening?

It's a difficult question to boil down to a single variable, given the swirling maelstrom of egos, agendas and issues at play. Still, one answer does seem to cover the waterfront: because ours is a just and generous God. From my admittedly selfish perspective, a Biden candidacy would be great for everybody — and by everybody I mean people who would like to see the Democratic Party descend into a chaotic food fight.

Indeed, while most of the punditocracy is obsessed with turning the mostly trivial sniping between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) into proof of a bloody civil war on the right, the Democrats are poised to descend into a family squabble of historic proportions. It would be a lot of fun to watch.

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To: TexGrill

Yes, come to think of it a conservative might have a better chance of winning the presidency running on the Demonrat ticket.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 3:22:10 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: ScottinVA
This electorate has shown a hard shift leftward since the last GOP White House win in 2004. As much of a joke Biden the Slow is to us he has a built-in advantage if he’s the dems’ nominee: he’s not a Republican. If somehow Hillary decides not to run (the ONLY scenario preventing her inauguration in 2017), Biden still has a much stronger chance of winning than whichever GOPer goes against him in 2016. Doesn’t mean he won’t stumble, which he likely will at some point, but out the gate, he’ll be in the stronger position.

Apart from the first sentence, I agree with everything you say.

However, I disagree that the electorate "has shown a hard shift leftward". It really hasn't. What it's shown is actually a slight shift to the right, and another shift, mostly by young voters) to Libertarian).

The "hard shift" has been to partisan identification with the Democrats, despite the inherent contradictions of doing so while holding contrary (Conservative/Libertarian vs. Liberal-Progressive) views.

This is due to the solidification of Identity Politics.

A heck of a lot of people are no longer voting (or in the case of the young voter. never did to begin with) Republican because they're Conservative and the GOP is more closely aligned to Conservative views/values than the Dems are. They're voting Democrat because _________ (fill in whatever demographic group - Black, Hispanic, young people - fits here) vote Democrat and they're a ____________.

It's no longer about policy and the direction of the nation, and all about branding and marketing. And the Dems are CRUSHING Republicans on that.
22 posted on 08/20/2013 3:27:26 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Ann Archy

No, Biden isn’t worth it, but if you think Hillary wants a contest with him, you’re mistaken. She and the Grifter are not about competition - only when they have to.

As for Biden, you have to remember that he is a sitting VP and Obama PICKED HIM! He’s walkin’ a fine line here. He cannot endorse Hillary until she’s beaten Biden, and he can’t really say anything bad about Biden until he loses.

Obama doesn’t like Hillary at all. Nor does he like Biden, but he is a fool’s fool and is easily controllable by Obama and him on the ticket did help him win.

Obama is making sure he doesn’t have anything to do right now, so he’s just, well, there. He can’t all of a sudden in this next year endorse Hillary and crap all over Biden - he picked him - the ONE picked him! About the only thing he could do is to convince Biden not to run, but he’s too stupid and too egotistical and mean to do anything not for himself.


23 posted on 08/20/2013 3:27:32 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: luvbach1

Conservatives won’t succeed by starting a 3rd Party. You got the GOPer establishment, Chubby Christie, Juan McCainer and Linda Graham Crackers calling conservatives ‘Wacko Birds.’ Besides the US will soon be a one-party country just like China. So go ahead and join the Democrats to stir up some trouble as a conservative. And if Democrats omplain just say that donkeys call themselves tolerant and want an “open tent, so we’re setting up camp.”


24 posted on 08/20/2013 3:29:06 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Gaffer

Actually, some of my sources informed me that Obama and Biden are friendly with each other and they both hate Hillary.


25 posted on 08/20/2013 3:31:05 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

A country that elected Obama twice could easily elect Joe Biden.


26 posted on 08/20/2013 3:35:38 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: TexGrill

Yeah well, if he runs he’ll likely have the last laugh. After electing Obama, there’s no abyss the American voter will not dip into.


27 posted on 08/20/2013 3:36:12 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Gaffer

Disagree....Biden LOVES Hillary and will do the Clinton’s bidding.


28 posted on 08/20/2013 3:37:41 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Nope, I think you’re wrong. He’s all the time out there talking about wanting to be President. Any Democrat will turn on another when it means their power is at stake.


29 posted on 08/20/2013 3:38:44 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: luvbach1
You're absolutely right. This country has "jumped the shark." I doubt that what has happened can be undone. Some would call it defeatism; others would call it realism.

Like a house that has been let go for so long it is not reparable, but can only be torn down, this country has had it. At this point, might as well help push the country, or what is left of it, over the edge. Biden would help do that. Who is John Galt.

30 posted on 08/20/2013 3:41:22 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Ann Archy

No love between Biden and Hillary. Both have enormous egos.


31 posted on 08/20/2013 3:43:05 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

Prior to 2008 I actually thought Biden was a D’Rat with a little bit of brains. Since he has been VP I repent of my stupid misperceptions of ole dithering Joe.


32 posted on 08/20/2013 3:56:11 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: TexGrill

Oh I too am in complete agreement, go for the golden ring Joey boy


33 posted on 08/20/2013 4:01:41 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: umgud; 50mm
"Run, Joe biden, Run!" .... Sounds like a good front bumper sticker.

50mm, I think you have a tank gif (from zot threads) that would be perfect for this with Joe's head on the running body ...

34 posted on 08/20/2013 4:37:05 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Netz

There’s a priceless amount of Biden ridicule on YT, but it needs to be saved for RNC commercials, before the DNC ‘sanitizes/scrubs’ it all. Just saying...

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+save+a+you+tube+video&oq=how+to+save+a+you+tube+video&gs_l=youtube.3..0i10l10.1690.9691.0.9997.28.21.0.7.7.0.464.2330.10j8j4-1.19.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.arsjH6O1uU4


35 posted on 08/20/2013 4:41:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: TexGrill
Lissen, in my new job as janitor (part-time) at DNC HQ, I has reported many a time that the ticket in 2016 is gonna be:

Joey Plugs: Pres
Mama Obama: Veep

According to the top-secret memo I saved from a wastepaper basket, Plugs' medical report predicts his demise (infected plugs) two days after Inauguration Day. Leaving Mama Michelle as your new POTUS. (There is a back-up demise plan 'B' in case the old fella lingers on.)

The campaign strategy is simple. Mama Obama will begin divorce proceedings against Kid Kenya at the beginning of the campaign, citing Reggie Love as co-respondent. The resulting Oprah-led wave of sympathy, including a pome by Maya Angelou will get the ticket 104% of the female vote. Joey Plugs will get everyone else an Obamaphone and increase EBT to $500 a month for every one, pay off foreclosures, forgive student loans, and extend unemployment benefits to 10 years. Congress, (the Dems having swept in in '14) will help the DNC register 40 million new Mexican voters.

The Republicans in 2016 will be split: Christie and Mitt, Dole and McCain, Romney and Trump, Palin and Bachmann, Jeb and Geraldo, Cruz and Rubio, will divide 25% of the vote.

I gotta go now. I am looking through more wastebaskets to find the Homeland Security Insurrection Suppression Plan.

36 posted on 08/20/2013 5:13:56 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Don't miss the Blockbuster of the Summer! "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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To: TexGrill
It is amazing and kind of frightening to think he believes he has a chance to be president, but then again, I didn't think obummer did either.
37 posted on 08/20/2013 5:28:59 AM PDT by WesternPacific (The herded sheep have finally arrived at the slaughter house.)
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To: Dr. Pritchett
Go for it. He’s as qualified as the current dimwit...

Heck, he was brought onto the ticket to give gravitas to the 0bama campaign.

38 posted on 08/20/2013 5:30:13 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: TexGrill

The democrats are star-less. They will have to dig up a new candidate and need time to destroy/create records. It would be nice for them to get Hillary out of the way. Operation chaos perhaps?


39 posted on 08/20/2013 5:40:34 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: All; doug from upland
We need dfu's excellent parody skills on this for "Joe Biden to the Rescue"

Jim Dandy to the rescue!

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I was sitting on a mountain top.

30,000 feet to drop.

Tied me on a runaway horse

Uh huh, that's right, of course.

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One day, I met a girl named Sue.

She was feeling kind of blue.

I'm Dandy, the kind of guy

Who can't stand to see a little girl cry.

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I was riding on a submarine

Got a message from my mermaid queen.

She was hanging on a fishing line.

Mr. Dandy didn't waste no time!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!

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Once upon a time, I went to Maine.

Got a ticket on a DC plane.

Mr. Dandy didn't need no chute!

I was high and ready to boot!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!

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Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

40 posted on 08/20/2013 8:27:38 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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