JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: BERNIE CHEATED A SECOND TIME BY THAT MOST DEMOCRATIC OF AMERICAN POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY – WHY JOE BIDEN WON’T RUN – TRUMP’S MARX BROTHERS’ IMITATION OF HOW YOU HANDLE A PANDEMIC – HE IS VULNERABLE   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

EXPANSION OF A COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN CBC NEWS

“Bernie Sanders ends Democratic campaign for president”

 

Poor Bernie, cheated out of a fair contest twice by the Democratic Party with that charming modern-day version of Lucretia Borgia, Hillary Clinton, actively working against him both times.

She and her husband remain powerhouses in bringing money into the party from “the one percent,” which means automatically they still have influence. They and their money connections seriously dislike Bernie. Some democracy.

I just do not believe the Democrats will run Joe Biden because he is not electable. He’s serving as a kind of “stalking horse.”

He’s a place-filler until the moment they ask him to step back, something that the dutiful lifetime political apparatchik will certainly do, possibly greeting the request with relief and welcome. He just looks too shopworn and threadbare to campaign.

Not that Trump is all that tough an opponent, having achieved very little of substance with his graceless rude mouth and ignorant claims. The sound I think has grown tiresome to a great many voters outside his extremist minority faction, but Biden causes many people simply to laugh.

They’ll run someone like New York Governor Cuomo, a tough strong voice with a famous name, and someone who has made his presence felt in the coronavirus disaster daily.

Or just maybe, a woman, with a remote possibility for Michelle Obama, who ranks in polls as the most admired American woman, ahead even of Oprah. No question she could shine on stage against a grimacing blowhard like Trump. Yes, it’s a playful suggestion, but it does have merit. Any approach that rids the world of Trump has merit.

She’s not qualified and has no political experience, but, as I’ve said before, that almost doesn’t matter any more in America. All serious foreign policy and imperial war decisions are made by the Dark State, a very real presence in America.

Domestic policy decisions of any consequence are all made by the senior Congressional leaders.

You just have to be electable, and all the guys behind the curtain will take care of the rest. George Bush absolutely proved America no longer even needs a President except to fulfill the legal requirements in the Constitution.

The last President who believed he could decide important foreign affairs matters against the preferences of the Dark State, just because he happened to be elected, left part of his head in Dealey Plaza. Trump’s many comedic flip-flops in foreign affairs demonstrate the same reality.

Trump is quite vulnerable for his terrible handling of the Coronavirus crisis. It now turns out he was warned by detailed intelligence that an “out of control” disease had broken out at Wuhan in China in November, 2019. He did nothing and later was considerably disparaging of any threat.

Towards the end of January this year, he answered a question about whether he had any concerns over what was then known to be happening in China, with, “No. Not at all. And we have it totally under control.” Later, as the disease hit the US, he kept blaming and insulting the Chinese, claiming they were hiding the truth.

Almost unbelievably, he has just threatened to stop supporting the World Health Organization right in the middle of a world-scale pandemic. He falsely claims they have been in bed with China.

He handed national responsibility for medical supplies to son-in-law Jared Kushner, a man of no expertise and no proven ability beyond collecting slumlord rents, but a man, just like Trump, always ready to blame someone else, as he has blamed the states’ governors for lack of preparedness.

Trump has demonstrated sheer chaos at some of his briefings in the White House. He even claimed his efforts had saved the lives of two million Americans, a number pulled from thin air by a man who has done nothing.

His handling of the crisis virtually defines incompetence, and in a life-and-death matter.

Trump makes a huge amount of ugly noise, like a loud fart in a church service, but despite the establishment of both parties not being comfortable with his hillbilly manners, on big matters like beating up on China or Iran or Syria, he is doing what the establishment wants done, otherwise it would not happen.

I suppose there is also a remote possibility of Hillary running again, but that is what got Trump elected in the first place. She has her admirers, but many consider her toxic. If Bernie had been allowed to run by the Democrats in 2016, instead of being cheated, he likely would have been President. He was a strong and eloquent campaigner who appealed to the young and energetic. That was his historic opportunity, but he missed it, and now even some of his former admirers are disappointed with him.

Posted April 19, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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