(Aughhh:) Is Joe Biden running for president? Because he sure sounded like it

The Dims have learned nothing. Both The Clinton Creature and Crazy Unca Joe were up on the podium last night endorsing another elitist and corrupt Dim. Last night’s NY Dim convention is the first really big political event for the establishment Dims to strut their stuff and basically put in their applications for the job.

Damn, it’s going to be a longgg time until November 3, 2020.

Is Joe Biden running for president? Because he sure sounded like it

Biden's decision to publicly back Cuomo will rankle the progressive activists who have largely coalesced around Nixon, but his message for the more moderate crowd on Long Island seemed torn from the pages of a national campaign speech. Like Hillary Clinton, who backed Cuomo on Wednesday, Biden talked up a rising Democratic wave while hammering what he described as the corrosive effects of the Trump presidency.

Here are 20 lines and riffs we might hear again soon, as Biden continues stumping for Democrats in 2018 and, perhaps for himself, on the presidential primary trail in 2019 and beyond.

1. "My dad had an expression and -- he really did -- he'd say you know you're a success as a father when you turn and look at your child and realize they turned out better than you."

2. "We were taught that the greatest sin anyone could commit, and I mean this literally, was the abuse of power. Whether it was government abusing power, or the abuse of economic power, or physical power. It was the ultimate sin."

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/05/24/politics/joe-biden-speech-new-york-is...

Sometimes I wonder if Biden didn’t make some kind of feal with The Clinton Creature like she made with The Empty Suit. Drop out now and I won’t interfere in 2020. If so, her loss will have really thrown a monkey wrench in that one. I think she’s gonna go for a third shot at the Oval Office

The Usual Culprits and the DNC are in full campaign mode. They’ll really have to make sure he keeps his hands off the kiddies for the next couple years.

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gulfgal98's picture

that Joe Biden made was to stay out and stay alive.

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@gulfgal98 @gulfgal98

but I sdmit to actually cracking up at your tesponse.

And who knows? Maybe he was threatened with something. I’d think it would be more like an expose’ on ehat a pedo lech he is.

EDIT: ate/are

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@Amanda Matthews one of the postmortem books had Biden saying he was staying out of the race because the Clintons would “destroy” him. I doubt he needed an actual threat to understand.

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@Dr. John Carpenter

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@gulfgal98 Love it!

I think Biden's too damn old (like Clinton and Trump), not even mentioning their character. If Her runs again, bring out the popcorn!! Hers Hilarity!!!

And Bernie's too old, imho.

Who would I support? A peace candidate. How about Deepok Chopra!

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Wink's picture

It's still pretty old
@p cook
to be running for prez., or much anything else.
But it ain't Reagan's 70.
Bernie and Trump still have a dance step or two, don't yet need a cane.
Nancy on the other hand should cash it in, pack it in, call it a day.
She's done.
It's all about how much ya got left in the tank.
Bernie still got some. Nancy running on empty.

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the little things you can do often are more valuable than the giant things you can't! - @thanatokephaloides. On Twitter @wink1radio. (-1.9) All about building progressive media.

The guy is pure kabuki, made in Hollywood now. Everyone knows he can't win a primary, never ever ever. Not even with today's facebook Idiocracy, but that never stopped him from taking piles of cash to keep cranking the gaffe machine. Mainstream media consumption takes a ton of production these days, he is perfect.

Biden 2020
LMAO
wait for the debates
Edit: While you're waiting I decided to search for that phrase I used and lo!
https://www.thoughtco.com/top-joe-biden-gaffes-2734434
I only made it through the bottom three before laughing my ass off, I think he's funny.

10. "A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States — Barack America!" --Joe Biden, at his first campaign rally with Barack Obama after being announced as his running mate, Springfield, Ill., Aug. 23, 2008

9."I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.

I mean, that's a storybook, man." –Joe Biden, referring to Barack Obama at the beginning of the 2008 Democratic primary campaign, Jan. 31, 2007

8. "A successful dump!" --Joe Biden, explaining his whereabouts (dropping deadwood at the dump) to the reporters outside his home, Wilmington, Del., Aug. 20, 2008

7. "His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she's- wait- your mom's still- your mom's still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul." --Joe Biden, on the mother of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, who is very much alive, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010

run joe run

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has to win a primary to be the nominee? Do I hear a hellish cackle?

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A PROUD Hillary hater since 1993

Amanda Matthews's picture

@doh1304

The Clinton Creature runs again for the Oval Office

Biden runs fo VP

Is’s is absolutely legal and Constitutional for Biden to run again as V P

Not so, my semi-informed friend. There is no Constitutional reason at all why Biden cannot seek a third term as vice president. The 22nd Amendment, passed by a Republican Congress in 1947 looking for post-mortem payback for FDR’s four terms, and ratified by the states in 1951, says simply:

“No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.” It also says that a vice president who succeeded to the Presidency for two years or more can only run for one full term. (That’s why LBJ could have run for a second full-term in 1968, while Gerald Ford would have been a lame duck had he beaten Carter in 1976.)

https://www.thedailybeast.com/say-it-aint-joe-willhillary-pick-biden/blo...>

That’s the stuff of nightmares.

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Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

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@doh1304

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@Wink @Wink

nested under mine for some reason that I don’t understand.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@Amanda Matthews

wondering about hearing a hellish cackle.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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@Ellen North @Ellen North

Most of the time I can hardly figure out who posts what. ESPECIALLY if there’s a thread inside a thread.

EDIT: Why is that thread nested under mine? It shouldn’t be.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@Amanda Matthews

because you were addressing doh1304 and did it first, your comment went directly under that comment, and the next response to doh1304 went as close as it could to the addressee, right under yours. (Personally, I hate cell phones, which also have to have little-bitty everything, lol.)

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

on the Dem nomination selection and it'll be one or the other as President, the other Vice President and Bill as a 'twofer' freebie to milk the economy, in the best of all possible hells... it's to be Her turn at last and Her'd just kill to trigger WW3 ASAP, which little treat they've been saving just for Her and Her Syrian no-fly zone.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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Thing 1 and Thing 2. Two side of the neoliberal coin instead of a real choice like Sanders.

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@Lily O Lady
the most exciting contest since Godzilla v. Ghidrah

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@FuturePassed

just woke up and saw your beautiful analysis of Her loss in another thread and couldn't think of anything sufficient to say that didn't sound fangirlish. But congrats, anyway.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

Of course he's running

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@gjohnsit that’s the only thing I could see stopping him.

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@Dr. John Carpenter
But he's got much of the establishment behind him.

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@gjohnsit But, then again, I couldn't picture Her winning either and we saw those same establishment Dems do all they could to force Her on us. I'm fully convinced it's never about winning as much as it is not threatening the status quo.

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@Dr. John Carpenter

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Wink's picture

free pass and Biden
@Dr. John Carpenter
gave Her that. 2020 totally up for grabs.
Biden in it to win it.
I suspect the only way that Hillary can rid the taste of the 2016 drubbing from Her mouth and gut is to win what's rightfully Hers in 2020. Her will run "to right the ship," to "correct the error," and to piss on all of those Deplorables that stayed home.

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@gjohnsit

it's his turn

Of course he's running


Recitative: "And in a vision Iphigenia saw her brother Orestes, who was being chased by the Amenities; and he cried out in anguish: 'Oh ye gods, who knows what it is to be running? Only he who is running knows'."

Aria: "Running knows."
-- P.D.Q. Bach, "Iphigenia in Brooklyn"
lyrics source

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Alphalop's picture

Because if they run anything but a real progressive that doesn't take corporate cash they will lose and it will further weaken the party.

That being said I wouldn't put it past them to nominate a progressive and then work behind the scenes to sabotage the campaign so they can scream,"McGovern!!!" For another 50 years...

That corrupt (anti)social club can't die quick enough for me.

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Wink's picture

to run as an
@Alphalop
Indie if he expects to win.
Which also eliminates the 50 years of McGovern bull$h!t.
Won't happen becuz, for whatever reason, Bernie is hell bent on "reforming" the party.
But if he seriously wants to win there's only one way, and that's as an Indie.

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About the only thing left would have been for the Obamas to pop out of a cake and endorse him as well.

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