Why did the Dems choose Biden? -

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TFT-A9

I identify as a 55-ton quadmech, shitlord
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So this is something I've been mulling for a while now because I was struggling to understand why the DNC looked at Biden and said "Yeah, him." Not Tulsi and her possible appeal to moderates and women voters, not Bernie and his populist appeal and ability to appease the progressive/demsoc elements, not Steyer because... well let's be real no one gave a shit about Steyer. Biden, and then the seemingly-unpopular Harris as veep. Harris as a choice was itself mildly confusing and I'll get to that in a moment, but Biden? Really?

His mental decline wasn't really super obvious before the campaigning started, I think, so that isn't a factor either way here. Biden has a bit of a history as a gaffe machine, this was noted in passing during his tenure as Obama's veep and those old clips etc. of him saying things that absolutely would not fly today are a thing. Biden is not wholly uncharismatic, I remember an ex-friend saying that he thought Biden would have been a good successor to Obama himself a little while back (which I didn't entirely understand coming from him, he's a straight-up socialist type last I knew) but he's no Bill Clinton, he's not even a Barack Obama. No one I've met in the past who liked Biden could really cite any kind of policy reason for liking him. I didn't think Biden's performance at the Dem debates was stellar or anything, it might just be that the field was enough of a mess that he's the only one who didn't come out of it a complete cipher or covered in shit. The only thing that really sticks in my head for "why Biden?" is possible nostalgia for the Obama years.

I think it's kind of funny that Obama's endorsement of Biden was slow to come and kind of lacking in enthusiasm at least at first, but that honestly might just be because Obama's a bit of a lazy fuck who'd really rather be doing book deals and speaking tours rather than get embroiled in politics AGAIN. When I look at Biden's policy statements going into the election I'm struck by how either strangely noncommittal/waffly he is or how he seems to commit hard to things that I really don't see as being fantastic things to commit hard to. And then we come to the VP choice, Harris - the woman who got fucking PWNED by Tulsi in the debates, the woman who by all reasonable yardsticks should be anathema to a Dem party that has played up things like "systemic racism" very hard for a bit now and isn't even African-American anyway. I don't know if Biden signed off on her or was saddled with her, but the distinction may be moot anyway. It might be that she was the only "woman of color" in the options that wasn't an absolute disaster in the making (see Abrams).
 

Jolly Copulation

Keeping his Zwei hand strong.
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Because he's the only sock puppet Kamala's giant man-hands will fit into? Mean jokes aside, let me tell you the real point of politics:

To keep the poor fighting among themselves over the table scraps of society while the rich and well-off laugh all the way to the bank. If they can keep us complacent and distracted from the mountain of wealth they are continuing to build off our backs, then we won't pay attention to what they're doing. It's a tool of the rich to keep the poor fighting among themselves so we don't turn on them.

No matter who wins, here's to another 4 years of self-serving empty promises and subverted expectations. No matter who it is, they only care about their party and themselves.
 

TFT-A9

I identify as a 55-ton quadmech, shitlord
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To keep the poor fighting among themselves over the table scraps of society while the rich and well-off laugh all the way to the bank. If they can keep us complacent and distracted from the mountain of wealth they are continuing to build off our backs, then we won't pay attention to what they're doing. It's a tool of the rich to keep the poor fighting among themselves so we don't turn on them.
I mean, most any political candidate could in theory keep that particular ball rolling. It's about finding a candidate that the plebs will cheer for as said candidate assists in the plunder, though. (Arguably that's exactly what the GOP have in Trump)
 

The Last Stand

What is this fool saying?
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The woke candidates they had provided enough momentum for the young vote, but weren't substantial enough long term.

Biden is more centrist than all of them to be attractive to the older demographic or undecided.

His dementia and age however, makes him perfect for him to be controlled by the party and establishment.

Harris is meant to have another Obama moment for them: first Black, first female VP. She is holding the reins in this presidency should Biden croak early.

If Biden loses, it wouldn't be much loss for the DNC to regroup after 2020. But the crowd control with the riots and SJWs made that harder for Biden to just walk away. So it's all or nothing.
 

The Shadow

Charming rogue
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Here's the thing about Vice Presidents: I firmly believe they are supposed to be less policy makers and more an insurance policy to prevent the president from being removed from office, hence choosing a particularly bad candidate. "You think I'm bad? You want this clown leading the country?" Few Vice Presidents have made for good presidents.

Biden, though supposedly "too old to be a Boomer", is really the Arch Boomer. Dementia-addled brain, troubling creepy behavior, he's even got the obsession with Corvettes that afflicts many midlife crisis and beyond Boomers.
His mental decline wasn't really super obvious before the campaigning started,
For me it was evident as far back as his gun control remarks claiming you only needed a double barrel shotgun to "shoot through the front door", ignoring the gun safety rules of knowing your target and what's behind it.
 

TFT-A9

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For me it was evident as far back as his gun control remarks claiming you only needed a double barrel shotgun to "shoot through the front door", ignoring the gun safety rules of knowing your target and what's behind it.
Politicians (especially Dem politicians) not knowing what they're talking about in regards to firearms is something I'm so used to by now that it registered more as "dumb fudd shit" than dementia tbh
 

The Shadow

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Politicians (especially Dem politicians) not knowing what they're talking about in regards to firearms is something I'm so used to by now that it registered more as "dumb fudd shit" than dementia tbh
I meant to imply that I could chalk it up to either mental decline or ridiculous "dumb fudd shit". I didn't get it across well.

But Biden has been known for a while as "that VP that puts his foot in his mouth constantly".
 
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Monolith

monkelith
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I don't think there was some conspiracy, I think it was because he was literally just the most milquetoast Dem they could find and they knew they could get votes from people who didn't want to pay attention to a new Trump headline every day.
 

Lemmingwise

The New Chinese Woman
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Same reason why the rigging is superobvious. Because fuck you that's why.

You've been very naughty, and time to put you under house arrest.

How to better demoralize you than to elect someone unelectable.
 

Absurdity

Yeeeeahhhhhh that's probably not gonna happen.
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Biden must have a mountainous island of blackmail material to ensure his complete loyalty to the pedo elite. Plus due to his obvious lack of intellect and force of personality, the modern Dem tradition of an overbearing first lady will be completely surpassed by the novelty of overbearing 1st black woman VP. Can't wait for mandatory Reparations.
 

cuddle striker

REAL MEN WASH PLATE
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Red scare shit. Can't dare have a populist socialist running things, even with both houses and the courts packed against him.
Universal healthcare? Talking about that and auditing the fed got Kennedy killed. Sanders is lucky to be alive at this point.
 

Brahma

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Because he's a party wonk who could be trusted. I think the Dems saw what Trump did to the Republicans and decided win or lose, they'd rather their candidate be a party insider then be an outsider like Bernie or too young to be trusted 100% like Tulsi.

Trump broke the neocon Republican party. Whatever you think it is now it very definitely isn't the party of Bush anymore. The Dems weren't going to risk that happening to them


Better the devil you know basically
 
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