With Biden’s campaign spiraling down, the upcoming South Carolina caucus, preceding the Super Tuesday votes, is critical. Can he, just once, overcome Sanders? Can he keep enough of the old “moderate” Democratic coalition of union, blacks, and the like? Or is he doomed to lose to the nearly-octogenarian socialist from Vermont?
But if Bernie wins, it is the Democratic Party that loses. Why?
Not only is he closer in nature and politics to Clinton, but his defects are things that the Democratic ruling class wants. (In other words, Biden’s faults are not defects, they are just “unadvertised” advantages to the Democratic power-mongers. They are the very features that the puppet masters want in a president.
He’s telling people at campaign speeches that 150 million Americans have been killed by guns in less than two decades? He states that he is running for Senate? He can’t tell the same story or the same joke the same way two times in a row? Is this senility?
Given his age (although he’s almost a year younger than Sanders), there is a lot to question about his physical health as well. Unlike Bernie, Uncle Joe seems to change many of his political opinions and views as quickly and often as a weather vane spins around. And the dirty laundry on his clothesline seems to grow weekly. (Sanders hides his better – or magically declares them to be clean.)
It should come as no surprise that the part bureaucrats and their manipulators welcome all of these things about Biden. (The Republicans equivalents are no different.) They want someone who is a figurehead, who can be manipulated carefully and quickly to support whatever schemes they hatch. Someone who is also proof that you can still rise in power and prestige despite your mental shortcomings: you don’t have to be smart to be a figurehead or a puppet.
And indeed, the Democratic Party has a long history of using political figureheads, right up to the White House, who are mentally and physically handicapped – right up to the point of death in some cases. The situation with the dying Woodrow Wilson and the role of Edith Wilson, his wife, as his “steward” after his stroke, is well known. As is the power of Eleanor Roosevelt in the running of the nation at war as FDR sank into his final collapse and death.
But it is not just POTUS that this happens with. A few years back, Democratic Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota had bleeding in his brain. Despite his ill health, severe problems with speech and mobility, and extensive and time consuming medical treatment, his “staff” (handlers) pushed him around from town to town like a meat puppet. The few times I saw him during that before (before “he decided” not to run in 2014), he appeared unable to even recognize his surroundings or the people with him. But… he served the purposes of the political machine at home and in DC.
He is far from the only member of Congress, senator, or representative, or someone in state government, to be a front for the bureaucrats and the political appointees (including their own staffers) to run things and make profit and increase power.
I think it very likely that such is what the Democratic masters intended for Uncle Joe. And they are now horribly frustrated that their plans have fallen into disorder.
Not because of the obviously evil, wicked, and diabolical schemes of their Conservative “opponents” in the other wing of the controlling party. But because their own radical wing has surged. Call it headstrong, call it a mutiny. The more aggressive advocates for increased socialism here in the Fifty States is dominating this long, painful nomination process. I do not know if anyone has compared it to the Bolsheviks seizing control of the Russian revolutionary movement from their “calmer” Menshevik comrades between 1903 and 1917. But there is definitely some similarity.
Including what one historian described as the “utter stupidity” of the Mensheviks. Although in the majority in the Russian socialist movement they allowed themselves to be called “Those of the Minority:” the translation of Mensheviks. Their leadership may have been worse even than that of Biden, Pelosi, and their ilk.
I realize I am comparing Sanders to Lenin. Again, that may not be too far fetched. Certainly at least some of Sanders supporters AND campaign staff and leaders would be right at home in either the Red Guard and the Sturmabteilung (SA).
And I think that most of the Democrat power-mongers and power-brokers fear Sanders for good reason. He (and his followers) are pushing too fast, too hard. They fear what is already happening: a backlash against their regressive goals and tactics. With Biden, they can continue to operate in a more assured, if Fabian, manner. Even if Biden loses to Trump. A loss with Sanders as their standard-bearer would be a brand across their forehead, that would haunt them in 2022, 2024, and beyond.