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Why Is Joe Biden Even Still in This Race?

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The ultimate political retread, a guy on his third run for the Democratic nomination after the first two failed decades ago, who would be considered a racist if the obvious were not banned from the discourse, is leading the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on the backs of African American voters, mostly in former slave-states 20 years into the twenty-first century. How can this be?

Propaganda, propaganda, and more propaganda.

Fear the cable networks, for they enslave you. How did the Democrats get their good old boy, game manager Joe Biden back in the game? With a massive onslaught of unreported campaign donations in the form of campaign promotion on cable news.

Try not to lose sight of the fact that Biden is almost entirely bereft of new ideas or solutions. What he is selling is being kinder, gentler, and better than Donald Trump. That bar is so low you have to dig a tunnel to get under it.

What the DNC and the cable networks are selling is a "Unity" effort to oust Trump. Yeah, fine. One thing they want is Trump out, but you can be sure they want to consolidate Democratic power in the process.

While Bernie Sanders has proven far more adept at stirring crowds, building a movement, and generating donations, Biden is still sold like snake oil around the clock by the cable networks as more electable. It is as false a narrative as anything promulgated by Trump and his minions.

To this day if you ask a Biden supporter why they back him, they still recite the exact same logic promulgated on cable news, word for word. There's not a thread of policy substance there, nor do Biden's DNC masters want there to be. Biden will, in effect be a DNC puppet. The priority will be protecting the Democratic Party's very lucrative relationship with the very same deep-pocketed donors Sanders wants to "take on."

Biden will be a dutiful errand boy for the 1% and if the voters in November figure that out we'll have four more years of Donald Trump " at a minimum. To defeat Trump you need a broad, enthusiastic movement. We have that with Bernie Sanders. The cable news outlets, at the behest of powerful monied interests, are breaking all the rules and spending unlimited cash to defeat it.

Contrary to popular misconception, lemmings do not leap from cliffs to achieve false narratives, but people do. Stop. Turn around. Get back to work.

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As someone on social media posted, four years after 2016 the democrats, having learned nothing from the last one, are poised to lose again!

Preferable to 'going socialist', eh?

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He is an honest to goodness zombie and the blacks who voted for him in South Carolina have been hypnotized by elite Count Draculas.

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I don't understand how his obviously diminished mental faculties are being determinedly disregarded. It makes no sense that he's been so elevated. But nothing in US politics these days seems sensible.

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Once it gets to the convention in Milwaukee watch how fast they discard Biden. He is being used as all of their other candidates were demolished once they got to talking. The first to fall was Kamala, who they have ideas of bringing back at the convention, used car salesman Buttigieg stared into the headlights when Tulsi informed the people he had just stated a fear of meeting with dictators. Then there was Amy, how inspiring was she? After several conferences with Hillary the Chameleon attacked Sanders with the sexism "thing". It had all the earmarks of a Hillary-type attack and even the propaganda media couldn't cover that up. So that, among her constantly changing issues, dismissed her for the fraud she is. That doesn't really leave many to ram through at the convention, except Hillary and Michelle Obama. Guess we'll see in Milwaukee who holds the power in the corrupt Democrat Party.

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Biden will be nothing but the DNC's "Bernie."

No, not Sanders.

The Bernie from "Weekend at Bernie's."

They'll prop him up and make him do whatever they want him to do.

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The hard part is now and that is propping him up. Once in Milwaukee it will be a cakewalk bringing him down so they can ram their real choice down the people's throat and poor Biden will not know what hit him. He is thinking is the man right now. How sweet!

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Biden is going to end his political career by being utterly humiliated on the debate stage by the vile orange Fuhrer.

He thinks he's going to Kumbaya his way into the WH. It's not going to happen.

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He won't even get to debate Trump. He will be dethroned in Milwaukee.

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Why Is Joe Biden Even Still in This Race?

Based on things have have happened just during his very limited campaign appearances, it is VERY obvious that the TWO aneurysms that Joe Biden has had have caused permanent brain damage that would prevent him from competently executing the office of President of the United States, but would make him a terrific puppet for the establishment and the power elite that now completely control this country!!!


BERNIE SANDERS US OUR ONLY HOPE!!

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In the past, when court intrigues had proceeded to a certain degree, you'd see a 5-year-old emperor ascend the throne, controlled by one faction or another.

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