January 14, 2022

""[Biden's Georgia speech] was aggressive, intemperate, not only offensive but meant to offend. It seemed prepared by people who think there is only the Democratic Party..."

"... in America, that’s it, everyone else is an outsider who can be disparaged. It was a mistake on so many levels.... If a president is rhetorically manipulative and divisive on a voting-rights bill it undercuts what he’s trying to establish the next day on Covid and the economy. The over-the-top language of the speech made him seem more emotional, less competent. The portentousness—'In our lives and . . . the life of our nation, there are moments so stark that they divide all that came before them from everything that followed. They stop time'—made him appear incapable of understanding how the majority of Americans understand our own nation’s history and the vast array of its challenges. By the end he looked like a man operating apart from the American conversation, not at its center...."

Writes Peggy Noonan, in "Biden’s Georgia Speech Is a Break Point/He thought he was merely appealing to his base. He might have united the rest of the country against him" (Wall Street Journal).

112 comments:

retail lawyer said...

I can't watch any public appearance of Biden. It's elder abuse, seems like torturing animals to me. Makes me very concerned for our future. Apparently, I missed something important here.

Achilles said...

Noonan just wants to maintain some credibility.

She supports what Biden is trying to do. Always has. And when it is important she will do it again.

Biden is actually doing what Noonan accused Trump of doing.

These people are all just scum weasels and anyone who believes Noonan is sincere in this article is an idiot.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Added: Larry Kudlow:

Biden's speech was poison.

Paul said...

Soon the Hitler Parodies will feature Biden and that screed of a speech... and more speeches as he melts down.. screams, rants, pounds the table.. dang just like Hitler! I bet this year will be even worse for him than 2021 so bring the popcorn and watch.

mezzrow said...

Barack Obama never straight up called me a racist. Joe Biden did.

That's a distinction that matters, to those of us who noticed. Noonan noticed that, too.

PM said...

He's a minute away from requiring a refrigerator dolly.

Achilles said...

Under Over on the Biden resignation: November 15th.

Achilles said...

Chance that Kamala Harris takes over after Biden resigns?

10 points higher than her approval rating.

tim maguire said...

It seemed prepared by people who think there is only the Democratic Party..."
"... in America, that’s it, everyone else is an outsider who can be disparaged.


It's a common liberal conceit--everyone thinks like me. Those people who don't think like me don't really exist, or exist in the hills somewhere where we can ignore them. It shows up in all sorts of places, where liberals say the most stupidly insulting things in any company because it doesn't occur to them that anybody present might not fully agree. No one has horns and tails, so obviously they're all good liberals.

mikee said...

Is a vile, demonizing speech written by others and read by a dementia patient president more offensive, as offensive, or less offensive to propriety than the worst of Trump's mean tweets?

When can we start vilifying and demonizing Joe and his writers back?

Achilles said...

"""[Biden's Georgia speech] was aggressive, intemperate, not only offensive but meant to offend. It seemed prepared by people who think there is only the Democratic Party...""

This should be more inclusive.

It should include everyone in DC really.

What is really prompting this is the GOPe are losing control of the people as more and more of us realize they are the problem. The democrats didn't have to worry about a romney or a bush getting elected. They would usually move the agenda forward even faster. McConell and Ryan and McCarthy have demonstrated that they are more than willing to work with the democrats.

The problem is that an outsider is going to get elected in 2024. No more political class people. We will not just elect some politician.

MadisonMan said...

This is what happens when you live in an echo chamber surrounded by people who can't say No. I mean this as a comment about the writers, not the puppet reading the words.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

Have not seen it. Any parts suitable for dubbing into "Downfall?"

PB said...

I assume Biden read the speech in advance. If he couldn't understand what the words meant, then he is worse thanb a lost cause.

Michael K said...

The next day, after his rant, the Democrats pulled a typical stunt by deleting the contents of a NASA bill already passed by the Senate and inserting the HR 1 vote stealing language. Another deceptive maneuver. They think the Republicans cannot filibuster because a bill with the same number but different contents has passed before.

mikee said...

mezzrow: Obama used a small number of wonderful rhetorical devices. He used straw man arguments, where "some say" something horrible (he implied it was Repubs saying it) and then he'd state his prog wishlist. He lied like a dog, or a Clinton, to make myself clear. And he conflated groups of opponents with really vile groups.

For instance, he repeatedly spoke of law abiding gun owners as equivalent to actual mass murderers, and pushed the idea that any gun owner was just a mass murderer waiting for a chance to kill, kill, kill. He didn't call me a mass murderer, just said I was exactly like them solely because I was a law abiding gun owner.

Dementia Joe is just dehumanizing, othering, demonizing and throwing filth to see what sticks to his opponents. I, for one, find Obama's rhetoric horrible and Joe's speechwriters deserving of a bucket of tar and a bag of feathers.

exhelodrvr1 said...

She's absolutely correct. Too bad she was in a coma 18 months ago.

rcocean said...

i guess Biden is really in trouble when his "I hate Trump" base is attacking him.

Notice that Noonan wasn't upset at Biden lying and attacking Trump. Or pushing his Orwellian "Domestic Terrorism" office. Or leaving our Southern Border wide open and refusing to enforce the immigration laws. Or lying Hunter Biden and his corruption. Or calling up 25,000 NG troops to protect them from nothing. Or Biden lying about CV-19 or inflation (What? there is no inflation). Or lying about Rittenhouse being a "racist", or refusing to care about the Christmas Parade Massacre while blubbering on TV for months about Dead Criminal George Floyd.

Biden in his voting rights speech is just acting the way Biden always does. Noonan is only noticing because the Republican Establishment thinks the Voting rights bill will hurt them.

Biden was unfit to be POTUS - he's senile. That was obvious in the primaries. But people like Noonan refused to say and continued to attack Trump. Now, they finally recognize the problem. 1 year too late.

Christy said...

The Georgia (Let's Go Dawgs!) speech was when I realized Biden's puppet masters are all immature zealots with no, I repeat, no skin in the game. They make the willing-because-desperate Biden dance out their fantasies while they stay safe behind the scenes.

Yancey Ward said...

Biden didn't write that speech, and I doubt that he even really understood what he was saying.

As for Noonan- she can go fuck herself sideways- she voted for this.

Butkus51 said...

peggy noonan. DC swamp creature.

Bob Boyd said...

He might have united the rest of the country against him...if anyone had watched it, but lucky for Joe they didn't.

Stephen St. Onge said...

Blogger Achilles said...
Under Over on the Biden resignation: November 15th
___________

        Over.  Not till Jan. 21st, 2023.

gahrie said...

Who hit Peggy with the clue bat?

mezzrow said...

Dementia Joe is just dehumanizing, othering, demonizing and throwing filth to see what sticks to his opponents. I, for one, find Obama's rhetoric horrible and Joe's speechwriters deserving of a bucket of tar and a bag of feathers.

Exactly. There was an art to what Obama did, and he and his handlers were skillful if malign. I had no illusions before, but it is a tell to just straight out say these things without the gloss. Leaving an indelible record to be replayed time and time again.

There is no there there, I believe. The runaway train has slipped from control. I don't know if I have ever seen this level of disconnection from political reality from the Dems when the numbers already look as bad as they do for them. They are usually very competent retail politicians, but this is awful.

Each time they react to failure it gets worse. I had not grasped the depth of the incompetence as well as the depths of the incomprehension. They still have the institutional Republican party and several months of events to bail them out of their plight.

Do you think this will get worse or better, from their perspective? I know how it looks from where I'm sitting. Don't get cocky, get busy.

Amadeus 48 said...

Noonan lets McConnell do all the heavy lifting in her column.

Trump was awful, but he really was better than Biden. As noted elsewhere in WSJ, Biden gave a Trump speech in Georgia, except worse.

Money Manger said...

When you’ve lost Peggy Noonan, you’ve lost…..Peggy Noonan.

Rollo said...

Does he know what he's saying?

Lock five recent college grads in a room with Mad Libs and a minibar and you have a Biden speech.

MikeR said...
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This Person said...

It was a mistake on so many levels....

Look in the mirror, Peggy.

Mr Wibble said...

Under Over on the Biden resignation: November 15th.

I'll take the under. I don't think that he makes it to Summer. He's toxic for Dems, and his agenda is dead. There's going to be a lot of pressure for him to resign so that they can get a fresh start with Harris and try to adjust course.

Bender said...

Noonan doth protest too much me thinks.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Poor Peggy - didn't get her precious moderate.

She'll never admit Biden is not only a divisive creep - but also a CROOK.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Maddow, Hillary and the Women on the View enjoyed Biden's speech.

tim maguire said...

Mr Wibble said...
"Under Over on the Biden resignation: November 15th."

I'll take the under. I don't think that he makes it to Summer. He's toxic for Dems, and his agenda is dead.


I think the original plan was to sweep him aside ASAP and install Harris, but they waited too long and now, given her unpopularity, their best bet is to keep Biden on life support until 2024 and then primary him out. The problem is their bench is so shallow and the Venn diagram of people popular with the base and people with broad support is is two circles with no overlap. They basically have to find someone totally new, created from scratch and there are only so many Bill Clintons out there.

Rollo said...

Idiot at the Bulwark is saying Biden needs "Four Sister Souljah Moments."

How about not electing the guy to begin with?

Wouldn't that have been enough of a wake-up call for Joe?

BothSidesNow said...

I find the emphasis on voting rights very odd. More people voted in the last presidential election than ever before. We just are not going back to Jim Crow. That is a ludicrous claim. The brief that Georgia filed in response to a suit seeking to undo its recent changes to Georgia law catalogued all the states that have similar rules to each of the "problematic" provisions. And there were lots, including Delaware and New York. It is simply fantasy to say that people are being denied the right to vote. So what is going on? Who is benefiting from this distraction? The Democrats have the House and (just barely) the Senate. They could be focusing like a laser on issues that matter to every day people. Take the high price of medicine in the US -- much higher than in other countries. Why not have hearings on that? Craft a bill, have a debate, give speeches on that. Even if you disagree that the high price of drugs in the US is a problem, it is at least worth an investigation, and a plan for a remedy that could be voted up or down. Instead, the President and the Democrats are focused on whether laws forbidding people from approaching folks standing in line to vote are a threat to the fundamental right to vote. What is going on here?

wendybar said...

His speech pretty much sums up how the left has treated the right since Trump. It is obvious it isn't going to end. My fear...is that when it does end..it isn't going to be pretty.

hombre said...

I’ve been re-reading Michener’s Bridge at Andau about the 1956 Hungarian uprising against communist rule. Accounts of Hungarian AVOs opening fire on their own people and finally calling in the Russian tanks to quell the uprising no longer seems so impossible in the US.

Noonan observed that Biden’s speech was “meant to offend. It seemed prepared by people who think there is only the Democratic Party in America ....”

Exactly right, Peggy. Democrats are way past the point of reconciliation and QuidProJoe knows it. His speech writers and puppet masters are paving the way for sociopathic progressive übermenschen to become our rulers as was meant to be. They own federal law enforcement and thousands of federal apparatchiks armed by Obama and maybe the military. They are attempting to neuter the police. Add to that millions of sheeple lulled into compliance by the threats of Covid, white supremacy and domestic terrorism and you have a Republic teetering on the brink. Whose going to stop a one party takeover, Republicans?

Mr Wibble said...

I think the original plan was to sweep him aside ASAP and install Harris, but they waited too long and now, given her unpopularity, their best bet is to keep Biden on life support until 2024 and then primary him out. The problem is their bench is so shallow and the Venn diagram of people popular with the base and people with broad support is is two circles with no overlap. They basically have to find someone totally new, created from scratch and there are only so many Bill Clintons out there.

I figured the opposite: that they wanted to wait, but he's declining too quickly and his unpopularity threatens to sink the Dems. Biden was supposed to get three big things passed in 2021: Afghan withdrawal, vaccine mandates, and BBB. All three have failed and now he doesn't want to leave because he would be seen as a failure. Meanwhile, I think Harris is getting antsy because a) there was an agreement that he'd step aside, and b) she needs a Dem congress to help pass some sort of legislation which she can hang a 2024 run on. A lame duck for two years would almost certainly invite a primary challenger, and she can't survive that.

Drago said...

exhelodrvr1: "She's absolutely correct. Too bad she was in a coma 18 months ago.""

She was not in a coma.

Quite the contrary. She's just on the dem's side, but Biden made it too obvious so, like the rest of the irrelevant/Always-Dem NeverTrumpers, (I'll now steal from Achilles a bit) she has to pretend even harder that this wasn't what she expected.

Which is, of course, a ridiculous and transparent lie and is fooling absolutely no one.

Drago said...

Money Manger: "When you’ve lost Peggy Noonan, you’ve lost…..Peggy Noonan."

Thread winner.

rcocean said...

Biden may have lost Noonan, but he still has David French and Jonah Goldberg.

Biden 2024. Keep hope alive!

rcocean said...

If Noonan doesn't like the speech, while blame Joe? He just mouths the words. He doesn't write the script. Get mad at the REAL President. Whoever that is.

Jefferson's Revenge said...

I agree with Tim Maguire. The Democrats can not let Biden resign because that makes Harris the President and that is a clear demonstration of the cold, calculating failure of 2020 decision regarding the VP selection. Everyone knows that she is incapable of being the President. Plus, if she does become President they can't have anyone primary her in 2024 because she is a black woman and it would be racist. They know that if she runs as the sitting President the results would make Dukakis look like a winner.

The only play is to get her out as VP, maybe some carrot/stick combination, and install a VP who can take over from Joe when he resigns and is a credible candidate for President in 2024. That would be a back room decision without squad or Bernie consultation because they know they need someone perceived as electable and moderate. I don't think they want it to be Hillary but who else can they choose??

rcocean said...

Biden won't make it to 2024. The plan all along was to handoff the Presidency to Kamala. Probably in 2023. Once she's in place, people will get used to her as President and she probably will win.

rcocean said...

That was the D's big mistake in 1998, they should have cut Billy Bob loose and given Gore the Presidency. As an incumbent there's no way he would've lost to Bush II.

wildswan said...

Invasion of the Text-Body Snatchers - US Capitol January 14, 2022
The House Dems have taken a bill, H.R. 5746, which as sent to them by the Senate, dealt with NASA leasings, snatched out its text-body and replaced it with another quite different text-body. Led by "Butcher" Pelosi, they took out the main text body dealing with NASA leases, and inserted the main text body of the two Dem "voting rights" bills into the cavity thus formed. They then passed "H.R. 5746" by vote and sent it back to the Senate for final passage. This maneuver allows the Dems to bypass the filibuster since Original H.R. 5746 had already passed all other stages required for legislation. Since Manchin and Sinema have said they support the "voting rights" bills, they perhaps will vote for Body-Snatched H.R. 5746. That seems to be the goal of the evisceration and total replacement of H.R. 5746. Can Dems simply replace text of laws with other more Dem-friendly text whenever they feel like it? Have we always been at war with East Eurasia? This can hardly be Constitutional. We'll see if Senate Dems care.

Achilles said...

Money Manger said...

When you’ve lost Peggy Noonan, you’ve lost…..Peggy Noonan.

Epic.

But it should be pointed out Biden is not just losing Peggy, he is losing all the other Republicans in DC too. Their goal is to keep the charade going and at this rate the whole Regime is going to fall.

Not just Biden. They are too close to him to survive. At this point everyone in DC is going to lose.

Every Republican that voted to certify Biden must go.

Every Republican that condemned the J6 protest must go.

BillieBob Thorton said...

Biden is everything I thought he would be, only worse.

exhelodrvr1 said...

hombre,
"I’ve been re-reading Michener’s Bridge at Andau about the 1956 Hungarian uprising"

That's a great book - too bad no one is educated in today's schools on what the Communists were really like.

wendybar said...

Jefferson's Revenge said... I don't think they want it to be Hillary but who else can they choose??

1/14/22, 12:03 PM

Michelle Obama is popping her head out. It's hers if she wants it. The Progressives will have another Messiah to bow down to, and America as we know it will cease to exist anymore.

Michael K said...

Can Dems simply replace text of laws with other more Dem-friendly text whenever they feel like it? Have we always been at war with East Eurasia? This can hardly be Constitutional. We'll see if Senate Dems care.

This will be an interesting test. I'm sure Schumer will try to pretend but I wonder if the USSC will notice?

Achilles said...

wildswan said...

Invasion of the Text-Body Snatchers - US Capitol January 14, 2022
The House Dems have taken a bill, H.R. 5746, which as sent to them by the Senate, dealt with NASA leasings, snatched out its text-body and replaced it with another quite different text-body. Led by "Butcher" Pelosi, they took out the main text body dealing with NASA leases, and inserted the main text body of the two Dem "voting rights" bills into the cavity thus formed. They then passed "H.R. 5746" by vote and sent it back to the Senate for final passage. This maneuver allows the Dems to bypass the filibuster since Original H.R. 5746 had already passed all other stages required for legislation. Since Manchin and Sinema have said they support the "voting rights" bills, they perhaps will vote for Body-Snatched H.R. 5746. That seems to be the goal of the evisceration and total replacement of H.R. 5746. Can Dems simply replace text of laws with other more Dem-friendly text whenever they feel like it? Have we always been at war with East Eurasia? This can hardly be Constitutional. We'll see if Senate Dems care.


Sinema isn't that stupid. (I think)

I think this is the kind of thing Manchin would go for though.

I expect States like Texas and Florida to stand up and put this in the spotlight.

And Joe is falling apart.

This is the point where everyone turns on DC.

TwoAndAHalfCents said...

Forget about all the attacks and disconnect from reality; I'm more amazed that a lifelong politician would travel to a state where football is king and the local school just won the national championship and then not even mention it. Isn't that Retail Politics 101?

Achilles said...

wendybar said...

Michelle Obama is popping her head out. It's hers if she wants it. The Progressives will have another Messiah to bow down to, and America as we know it will cease to exist anymore.

Michelle has the same problem as Kamala.

The more people know her the more they hate her and she is a mediocre political talent at best.

Static Ping said...

So basically the Democrats gave us their version of Trump except less intelligent, less honest, far less competent, more divisive, less control of mental faculties, less attractive, more corrupt, far worse speaking skills, less energy to the point that it is hard to consider anyone having less and not requiring hospitalization, less patriotic, less likeable wife, just as spiteful if not more so, far worse policies, a far worse VP, and, somehow, worse hair. Biden is essentially a shallow parody of Trump, most likely conceived by someone who had never been to the United States, knows nothing about the United States, and does not speak English. That or Ron Klain.

Trump is a man with obvious failings and weaknesses, but with major strengths and abilities that, for the most part, worked. Biden is simply failings and weaknesses.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

The good news is, after Biden read the toxic bile written for him, he got a scoop of his favorite ice cream.

mezzrow said...

"Forget about all the attacks and disconnect from reality; I'm more amazed that a lifelong politician would travel to a state where football is king and the local school just won the national championship and then not even mention it. Isn't that Retail Politics 101?"

Search on "Herschel Walker Senate". There's your answer.

BADuBois said...

Well, I see Ms. Noonan has finally had her going to Damascus moment.

Gonna be an interesting three years, if Biden doesn't depart from the Oval Office due to "health reasons."

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

Biden gave the game away. He shouted "It's who counts the votes!" Repeated two times. The Dems have to keep the ballot counters in Democrat hands to win elections.

Joe Biden was just demonstrating his neobarbarian personality.

Paul Zrimsek said...

"Maintain an even strain" is a Navy saying, not an astronaut saying.

Wa St Blogger said...

The Democrat party is the party of fascists and divisiveness. But most people don't know this. They have been steeped in the mantra that Republicans are hateful and divisive. Just look at Trump! But Trump was not so much divisive as he was defensive. He didn't take the attacks and ignore them like the nice Hitlers (Bush, Romney, etc.) But who calls the voters of the opposition party racists? Who calls them deplorables? Who calls them traitors? People voted for Biden in some sense because they thought they would get a nice guy in office, but he is the representative of the party of evil, the party of hate and divisiveness that wants to gain control of the levers of power to be able to dictate behavior and thought. They will send innocents to jail on trumped-up charges. They don't want to make America great, they want to punish their enemies. If you are not opposing the Democrat party you are complicit in their attempts to do what is clearly seen in every instance in which they hold power.

Jefferson's Revenge said...

Wendybar mentioned Michelle Obama as a VP appointment and eventual Biden replacement.

Tempting but I think Achilles is correct in pointing out that Michele has "history" and would be flawed. However I disagree that that alone would stop her from running- it didn't stop her husband and he had the same flaws nor did it stop Biden. Democrats have proven they can hide literally any flaw.

But I don't think Michelle is a player. She may tease about it as a vanity project but, in the end, she knows that job is work and she has never actually worked a day in her life. She's on easy street now- why mess with that?

Readering said...

I'm not Biden's base and didn't watch the speech. I don't pay attention to all the folks here who call Democrats fascists and communists ;and don't pay attention to all Biden's rhetorical flourishes. But Jim Crow is part of recent US history. Fascism and communism, not so much.

Michael K said...

But Jim Crow is part of recent US history. Fascism and communism, not so much.

I agree. The Democrats kept Jim Crow going for years before 1964 and Republican votes passed the Civil Rights Act.

Gretchen said...

The assertion that maintaining levels of voter integrity is racist and seeks to deny legal living eligible citizens from voting is insulting. The Democrats want no barriers to cheating. Huge majorities of Americans including majorities of Black and Hispanic citizens favor voter ID.

Have Democrats ever once put forth legislation to ensure every American has access to an ID? No, because they know every American who wants an ID has one. This is a tool to cheat. Mail in voting is another tool to cheat, that's why it isn't allowed in most of the world.

If you want to know which party is more adept at cheating in elections look at the primaries. In 2016 the Republican party operatives did not want Trump to be the nominee, but the people did. Likewise the Democrats did to want Bernie to be the nominee, but the people wanted him. How did that turn out? The same was true for the Democrats in 2020.

Rollo said...

The idea that having to show an ID to vote is "Jim Crow 2.0" or "Jim Crow on steroids" or that it makes Jim Crow look like "Jim Eagle" is the gateway to Fantasyland. Once we're there, a lot of loose talk begins to sound reasonable. And haven't many academics and leftists been living in Fantasyland for some time, what with seeing fascists behind every corner?

Iman said...

Take back Peggy Noonan
Take back Dementia Joe
Take back Barcky 0bama
Give 'em all some place to go

narciso said...

biden was a soviet tool going back to the 70s, he's been wrong on every policy issue for 40 years, robert malley is running the entire national security apparatus into the ground

BUMBLE BEE said...

Biden was just saying what The Soetoro kid was doing. It leaves a crippling deficit when a father abandons a young boy like that.

BUMBLE BEE said...

As we used to say back in the day, "Her Shit's out in the street". Tryin to pretend in the era of the internet is a loosing game for losers. Jim Crow 1.0 up to today has been the fallback of dem politicos. Repub congress domination just isn't a thing. Byrd, Wallace, Strom Thurmond, Lester Maddox up through Lyndon "That'll Keep those _____s voting democrat for the next 50 years" Johnson.

BUMBLE BEE said...

A civil rights bill was proposed during Eisenhower's presidency. LBJ for the block!

tommyesq said...

If a president is rhetorically manipulative and divisive on a voting-rights bill it undercuts what he’s trying to establish the next day on Covid and the economy.

That is only true if "what he's trying to establish the next day on Covid and the economy" isn't to divide the country on those grounds as well. All evidence suggests the opposite.

David said...

Peggy Noonan has been a professional agitator for the right since the 1990's. Without reading a word of her column you know she will be caustic and make snide remarks that are best said in a junior high school. She engages spphistry ignoring historical truths. Georgia's Republican party is a child of Dixiecrats and old south moralists. Biden knew exactly what he was doing, and he gave back to his rude and insulting critics as they gave him. References to Bull Connor and Jeff Davis were suitable considering the location. Noonan is a brilliant woman who defeats herself by predictable rancor and distortion of the facts.

Jim at said...

Biden has been, is now and always will be a vicious thug with a booster of stupid.

What did you expect out of his speech?

Cappy said...

That speech is the feces that is produced when shame eats too much stupidity!

Jim at said...

So, David thinks it was a great speech.

You run with that ... because Biden's approval rating can't drop below 30 without some help.

Bruce Hayden said...

“I'll take the under. I don't think that he makes it to Summer. He's toxic for Dems, and his agenda is dead.”

“I think the original plan was to sweep him aside ASAP and install Harris, but they waited too long and now, given her unpopularity, their best bet is to keep Biden on life support until 2024 and then primary him out. The problem is their bench is so shallow and the Venn diagram of people popular with the base and people with broad support is is two circles with no overlap. They basically have to find someone totally new, created from scratch and there are only so many Bill Clintons out there.”

The tactical problem is that if they push Biden our before the election, they will need a Republican in the Senate to vote for Harris’ replacement. But the alternative may be worse. The Republicans have a decent chance at picking up 3-4 Dem seats in the Senate, and have a massive majority in the House. I think that there is a definite possibility that they are going to prefer a Republican Speaker or President, Pro Tem of the Senate if anything happens to Harris in the White House. Which is to say that there is a distinct possibility that they won’t confirm a Dem to replace her. Then, she had better make sure that she doesn’t piss off her Secret Service detail, as she seems to have with much of her VP staff.

Achilles said...

David said...

Biden knew exactly what he was doing, and he gave back to his rude and insulting critics as they gave him. References to Bull Connor and Jeff Davis were suitable considering the location.

Remember Joe Biden's wise saying:

"If you don't vote for me you aint black."

Democrats have always been and will always be racists.

Achilles said...

David said...

Peggy Noonan has been a professional agitator for the right since the 1990's.

And you are way behind.

The only people that think peggy noonan is on the right are dumb people who watch network news.

Achilles said...

Bruce Hayden said...

The tactical problem is that if they push Biden our before the election, they will need a Republican in the Senate to vote for Harris’ replacement. But the alternative may be worse. The Republicans have a decent chance at picking up 3-4 Dem seats in the Senate, and have a massive majority in the House. I think that there is a definite possibility that they are going to prefer a Republican Speaker or President, Pro Tem of the Senate if anything happens to Harris in the White House. Which is to say that there is a distinct possibility that they won’t confirm a Dem to replace her. Then, she had better make sure that she doesn’t piss off her Secret Service detail, as she seems to have with much of her VP staff.

By November 15 it will be clear that things will change in the house and senate.

They will have 2 more months where whoever they make House leader will be 3rd in line.

Nancy Wont cut it either.

Their best move will be to elect a new speaker of the house after Nancy resigns after the House wipeout while they control who is 3rd in line.

And then have everyone else resign.

It isn't a good bet.

But it is better than President ShitsHisPantsInPublic and HeelsUp Harris who will both below 30% by then.

Nancy polls even worse than that and is usually drunk before Noon these days.

narciso said...

Romney's gonna put you in chains, conversely, he was against busing because he didn't want to turn the place into a jungle, he collaborated with eastland and at least one other notorious segregationalist to this end

Lem said...

Here's a link to the entire speech. Link to video Judge for yourselves.

Original Mike said...

Blogger BothSidesNow said..."I find the emphasis on voting rights very odd. …What is going on here?"

You can't be serious.

Original Mike said...

"Biden gave the game away. He shouted "It's who counts the votes!" Repeated two times."

They really need to be more careful with what they say around ole Joe.

Mattman26 said...

"When you’ve lost Peggy Noonan, you’ve lost…..Peggy Noonan."

That's funny.

If I were Dr. Jill, I'd start pushing for a new chief of staff. Mind you I think she's engaging in elder abuse by the whole spectacle of putting Joe up for Prez, but we are where we are. If the prospect of having your hubby become President was sufficiently enticing for you to help make it happen, I'd think you'd be invested in his term not being an epic failure.

Can't fire the team; fire the manager.

Lem said...

I will not yield!

Donald Biden.

Skeptical Voter said...

Glad to hear from some folks that those who comment on the train wreck that is Joe Biden are "rude and insulting". There are apparently at least a few souls out there that still love them some Biden.

But with a speech like the disgraceful display in Atlanta, their numbers are fast diminishing.

Drago said...

David: "Peggy Noonan has been a professional agitator for the right since the 1990's. Without reading a word of her column you know she will be caustic and make snide remarks that are best said in a junior high school. She engages spphistry ignoring historical truths. Georgia's Republican party is a child of Dixiecrats and old south moralists. Biden knew exactly what he was doing, and he gave back to his rude and insulting critics as they gave him. References to Bull Connor and Jeff Davis were suitable considering the location. Noonan is a brilliant woman who defeats herself by predictable rancor and distortion of the facts."

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

There are so many things wrong here one really can't start.

So we'll just point and laugh at David for doing his/her/xer's best gadfly impression!

Earnest Prole said...

You’re either with us or against us.

— Joe(rge) B.

Drago said...

Readering: "I'm not Biden's base......."

Oh, of course not. Why, who could think such a thing?

readering: " I don't pay attention to all the folks here who call Democrats fascists and communists ;and don't pay attention to all Biden's rhetorical flourishes. But Jim Crow is part of recent US history. Fascism and communism, not so much."

LOL

readering writes that literally 1 day after Biden's Earpiece calls on "private" businesses that are at the mercy of govt pressure and rule making to silence Biden's Earpiece Administration opponents.

The very definition of fascism....before the democraticals changed the definition of fascism...which is precisely the sort of rewriting of history/changing definitions and "truth" that EVERY communist government has engaged in.

But only every single time in every single place they held power.

Drago said...

narciso: "Romney's gonna put you in chains,..."

Biden's Earpiece was right about that....but what Biden's Earpiece was wrong about was just WHO Romney wanted to put in chains.

We now know its republican base voters.

As evidenced by Romney proudly, yes, quite PROUDLY, marching shoulder to shoulder with the marxist BLM and supporting the complete weaponization of the government and its institutions against the people who, according to Biden's Earpiece Administration DOJ flacks, are "anti-authoritarians".

AMDG said...

For those who say Dementia Joe was just reading what was put if front of him - I disagree.

Biden’s the guy that accused Mitt Romney of wanting to out black peoples back in chains. This rhetoric was right in his wheelhouse.

Achilles said...

Readering said...

I'm not Biden's base and didn't watch the speech. I don't pay attention to all the folks here who call Democrats fascists and communists ;and don't pay attention to all Biden's rhetorical flourishes. But Jim Crow is part of recent US history. Fascism and communism, not so much.

You do realize that Joe Biden just told corporations to ignore the Supreme Court and to fire anyone who does not bend the knee to his vaccine mandate right?

He said that yesterday.

Government and Corporate collusion to ignore individual rights is the definition of National Socialism.

You can hum and plug your ears and not listen all you want.

The democrats in power right now are fascists, definition of.

Rollo said...

Biden was always that guy. He was always an irresponsible loudmouth. So this is a strange moment. People who liked and trusted Biden are shocked, shocked, at his remarks. I'm thinking "Meh, typical irresponsible idiot Biden."

Joe Smith said...

Worst, most reprehensible speech I've ever heard from a POTUS.

It was a disgrace.

I want to give him a pass because he's always been an asshole and now he's a senile asshole.

But it was so bad I can't and won't.

Joe Smith said...

'The good news is, after Biden read the toxic bile written for him, he got a scoop of his favorite ice cream.'

Speaking of Noonan and speechwriters, we usually know the names of the people who write consequential speeches.

Who is the asshole who will take credit for this pile of garbage?

Narayanan said...

Q: can D achieve total control before the election in November 2022 >>> that should be their game !! will nartial law get them there? then that will happen. what will precipitate that?
war in Ukraine or Kazakhstan?

is the studpid party wise enough to realize this?

sheeple are going on like you have all the time in the world to keep USA as a Republic

FleetUSA said...

Will the Dims try to shoehorn Hitlary in ahead of the clown car before Mr. Magoo's term is up???????

Moondawggie said...

BUMBLE BEE reminded us of LBJ's take on the deep, moral lesson of his 1964 Civil Rights Act: "That'll keep those _____s voting democrat for the next 50 years."

Unfortunately, the Dems don't seem to realize the expiration date ended in 2014. (OK, Math is hard for social studies majors.)

But you keep on playing the race card, Brandon. That's the ticket...

ken in tx said...

The Democrats don't know what to do with Biden and Harris because they never expected to have to do anything with them. They were supposed to be virtuous losers--sacrifice candidates. When they were selected by the Democrats as candidates, Trump looked like he was cruising for an easy re-election. The covid pandemic screwed up their plans by giving them an unexpected win. Now they have to deal with the results.

Bunkypotatohead said...

All within the party, nothing outside the party, nothing against the party.

Doug said...

Yeah, Noonan, but in the other hand, no mean tweets.

bobby said...

The admin has now seen that Biden's speech isn't going to do what they thought it would do. He's rocking back on his heels now.

So, next step: tell the pet journos that Putin is setting up a false flag op in Ukraine - get them repeating this - and then Biden sends covert troops into Ukraine and starts trouble, thus opening the door to WWIII.

Because Biden is now so out of the running that the Dems are going to need a war to keep them in power.

Readering said...

Generally stay away from politics posts since Drago, Achilles et al. unleashed again. Loons.

Christopher B said...

Regarding gutting the NASA bill, after I noticed that, a couple folks reminded me that this just gets past the gentleman's filibuster that prevents debate. They still need 60 for actual cloture to move to a vote on the bill.

Drago said...

Readering: "Generally stay away from politics posts since Drago, Achilles et al. unleashed again. Loons."

Readering remains upset that some remember he/she/xe remains, to this very day, a russia collusion truther and conspiracy lunatic who also pushed the Clinton hoax dossier, Putin changing votes, the make-believe pee tape, Putin controlling Trump, etc.

Readering enjoys presenting him/her/xer-self as a "deep deep" thinker who is quite unlike those crazy conservatives thus, being reminded of these very uncomfortable truths upsets readering quite a bit.

Of course, if readering no longer believes these many, many, many idiotic and lunatic and utterly debunked far left conspiracy theories, now would be a great time to fess up and "move on".

My confidence in that occurring is not high....

Drago said...

Christopher B: "Regarding gutting the NASA bill, after I noticed that, a couple folks reminded me that this just gets past the gentleman's filibuster that prevents debate. They still need 60 for actual cloture to move to a vote on the bill."

Correct.

Its just another ploy to pretend to be pulling out all the stops to get Federalized Permanent Cheat By Mail passed which is generally sufficient to fool the democratical rubes, like readering for instance.

Democratical Failure Theatre.

Ray - SoCal said...

The Democrats / Left put together an incredible election machine. Covid was just another gift. With the juicing of the results in certain areas, I am not sure there is any way Trump could have legally won.

And my gut feeling, is the fraud is even worse than what has been reported so far. There was the usual level of fraud, but then they had to go beyond that to push Biden over the finish line.

Blogger ken in tx said...

The Democrats don't know what to do with Biden and Harris because they never expected to have to do anything with them

Ancient Mariner said...

DECKIE66: As a commenter above noted, Biden('s speech writers) ignored a great opportunity to get the crowd on his side with one opening sentence: "How 'bout them Dawgs!" The crowd would have roared, and the halo effect would have made many of them ignore how awful was his subsequent speech. (Disclosure: I live in Georgia but I'm a Crimson Tide fan. So that wouldn't have worked with me.)

Gojuplyr831@gmail.com said...

"It's who counts the vote"....so now Slow Joe is quoting Stalin? and lest we forget Bull Conner and Jeff Davis were both Dems. Conner's punishment for unleashing the Klan and using dogs and firehoses against peaceful demonstrating black marchers - was to be appointed to head the Dem party. That was probably edited out for brevity. (sarc)