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Democrats’ Dump Biden Dilemma

AMAC Exclusive – By Barry Casselman

The Democrats have a problem. Their incumbent first-term president is so unpopular he is negatively affecting their party’s prospects for the coming national midterm elections, and he has minimal prospects of his own to be re-elected in two years. He and his administration’s record and policies have caused the midterms to be unfavorably nationalized so that the Democrats’ control of the U.S. House and Senate could be lost in November.

What can the Democrats do, and what are they likely to do?

It is no longer idle speculation that many Democrats would prefer a new nominee for president in 2024. Efforts are already underway through friendly liberal media venues to undercut any rationale for Mr. Biden and his supporters to justify running for a second term. Polls, op-eds, and interviews with grassroots party voters are suddenly appearing in a media environment that for years ignored criticism of Biden as a candidate and then president. Some are even advocating that he resign now — before the midterm elections.

The party’s dilemma is that there is no better alternative — especially in the case of a premature resignation. Vice President Kamala Harris is even more unpopular than Biden.

After the midterms, Democrats will have about a year to settle on a replacement candidate for 2024, but they lack so far a credible candidate — although there will be no shortage of those who would run. Democratic strategists might hope for a new charismatic figure to emerge from 2022’s election night — a Democrat who wins in spite of a Republican tide and could provide a fresh restart for the national party.

Replacement efforts depend on Joe Biden’s willingness to agree to voluntarily retire in 2024. Considering his current political weakness, he would likely have primary opponents even if he did not retire, but that is a scenario that historically leads to defeat — as both Jimmy Carter in 1980 and George H.W. Bush in 1992 learned the hard way.

However, considering his age and apparent frailty, and if his approval numbers remain so low, it is not unreasonable to assume now that soon after the midterms, Biden will announce he will not be a candidate in 2024. Under different circumstances, President Harry Truman in 1952 and President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 did it — although the other party won the election those years.

The prospects for Democrats are rather dire for 2022 — the election is now less than 100 days away — as the economy is in recession, the stock market is in “bear” territory, inflation is very high and rising, supply chains are snarled, urban crime is dramatically increasing, the Mexican border crisis is out of control, and energy resources are uncertain. All of these, Republicans argue, are a direct result of the actions and policies of the Biden administration and congressional Democrats.

But the prospects for Democrats in 2024 are much less certain. A new Democratic ticket, eschewing radical policies, in an economic recovery environment, might be competitive. If the Ukraine war is over, and there is no war over Taiwan — or any other war involving U.S. troops – a liberal but moderate agenda might be appealing to voters, especially with fresh political figures. (The Korean War in 1952 and Vietnam in 1968 were decisive factors working against the party in power in those elections.)

However, it would be much more difficult for the Democratic Party to turn back to the center than it would be to persuade Joe Biden to retire voluntarily.

That is what makes the Democrats’ dilemma so perplexing. Dumping an unpopular president would be a bit unpleasant for the party, but it is relatively simple compared to changing the ideological direction of a party increasingly politically correct, woke, economically out of touch, and unsympathetic to its own traditional voter base.

That is the Democrats’ real dilemma.


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Nord_Ulv
1 month ago

Biden departing the presidency before the end of his term is everything a President Harris could hope for (& more). First, a highly unusual transition like this would be its own built-in excuse. Second, a Harris administration would labor mightily to shift blame, claiming she’s precipitously inherited a nation in disarray, and plead for patience. Third, Dems (& their media) would circle the wagons around Harris, and she’d instantly become their presumptive 2024 nominee. (She’d have to royally screw up to be seriously primaried but, knowing Kamala as we do, it’s a 50-50 crap shoot — screwing up is her forte.) 

Bonus prediction: if Biden exits early, China invades Taiwan, daring neophyte Pres. Harris to squander her presidential honeymoon militarily opposing them — halfway around the world, fighting a hot war with the PRC in their own front yard. (I.e., the logistical challenges would be exclusively Uncle Sam’s.) 

Roland
1 month ago

The biggest problem is that Kamala Harris is the obvious choice for a candidate but who would she pick as her VP? Obama picked Joe Biden as his VP because it made sense to pick someone much stupider than yourself to make you look more intelligent by comparison.

Hillary Clinton did the same thing when she picked Tim Kaine and Joe Biden, though it didn’t seem possible to find anyone with less brain power than he had, Picked Kamala Harris. Now the dilemma for Harris is to find someone even less intelligent than herself. AOC isn’t eligible because of her age, but I suppose Stacy Abrams is always a possibility.

James T.
1 month ago
Reply to  Roland

No, the problem with Kamala is…Kamala.

She is so obviously incompetent and completely unlikeable in public appearances.

TD
1 month ago
Reply to  James T.

She was selected so that Biden could be assured of the best medical care.

george
1 month ago

Not an original thought, but some speculated Mooch Obama is warming up in the bull pen.

John C Seely
1 month ago
Reply to  george

I think the Mooch will last less than a New York minute in the competitive political area…..

Larkenson
1 month ago

Today worrying yourself sick about liberals and conservatives is just as stupid as worrying yourself sick over the Whig Party in 1853. Politics will be an entirely different thing as Whites come to REALIZE that they are a threatened minority. That is what is happening now. Diversity is a code word for White Genocide.

CactusHead
1 month ago

Ther longer joey stays around the more desperate the commiecrats will get

Sure scheemer and nutsy are advancing their destroy America agenda, but they are doing it in joey’s name while he remains totally oblicioyus to the disaster he alone has created

Andrew P
1 month ago

The Democrats haven’t lost 2022 yet. Their base has been demoralized because for their failure to deliver much. They are doing what is necessary to rally their base, by passing the reconciliation bill and raiding Mar o Lago. They will soon forgive a significant fraction of student loans, with a promise of more to come if they retain the House and pick up Senate seats, and they will indict Trump in time for the base to see that they are finally delivering on promises. If they can rally the base enough, 2022 will end up as a very close election.

CactusHead
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew P

Clue us in how bidenflation and more massive debt fixes anything

Seems you are another too stoopid to comprehend the effects of bidenflation and the recession

Clues me in how more massive national debt fixes anything while forgiving student loans is just a bribe to keep the elites voting marxocrat

CB
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew P

You left out packing the Supreme Court. Time for a revolution I am afraid.

Becky
1 month ago

The demonRATS have no dilemma. Get real. They will simply lie, cheat, and steal to make the results conform to their desires.

Mike
1 month ago

Been calling for Term Limits for years but the Good Old Boys keep shooting it down.

Mike
1 month ago

I think it’s time to dump the whole democratic party!!

Sean Richman
1 month ago

I think that it is way past time to dump the democRATS,term limits would be a step,but it has to go further than that.Maybe like prosecute their very obvious corruption.

PIDL
1 month ago
Reply to  Sean Richman

I think the Democrats have opened the flood gates with their raid of Mira Lago. The Republicans have held off prosecuting any Democrats. But now with the Biden criminals, it is going to be less difficult to prove their culpibility. The world is seeing how the FBI has become a partisan tool to help the Democrats control our government.And with 87,000 more IRS agents, it is only a matter of time before they come after many of us.We saw their corruption in the IRS during Obama. The Democrats are still in control of the IRS and will use it to oppress the population.

It is time to take over the House and Senate and get rid of the scum in the three letter bureas!

Matthew Florio
1 month ago
Reply to  PIDL

Unlikely.
If Republicans ever attempted to use the DOJ and the FBI to strong-arm Democrats, or even go after the few remaining Never-Trumpers on the R side, the way that they’ve strong-armed Republicans, you would see wholesale revolt from within those agencies. And they would not conveniently walk off the job in protest or quit en masse. They would simply refuse to do their job while continuing to fill it. Any attempt to order them to go after Democrats would be met with an endless barrage of bureaucratic delays, “miscommunications”, temporary injunctions, and coordinated leaks to the media.
The unelected government only likes people who like them.
There are things the incoming Republican Congress can and should do, but they cannot count on the cooperation of any of the alphabet agencies or the media in doing them.

Tom
1 month ago

All this hate.Biden has his faults and “strange moments. But beware he is a front for the commies behind him. Biden and Harris do. not originate the recent changes requested. Let’s focus on the guys in the shadows. America is just beginning to see how a lot of the world livesExample3 generations to pay for a house. May God help us. Destroy America just like we were warned. Go Trump they are running scared.u

The Armstrong Family
1 month ago

I believe now is the time to put a “term limit” bill on the ballot for the future of our families!!

edward
1 month ago

convention of states

Janet B
1 month ago
Reply to  edward

I know that the only way to set term limits is a Convention of States, but even though I even know that it can only be that one subject that is decided, I fear that the Democrats will find a way to sneak something in that will further damage America. So as much as I agree that we need term limits, I am extremely leary of a Convention of States…biggest fear is that they will use it to try and destroy our 2nd Amendment rights.

Jorge L Rios
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet B

Any proposed amendments in a convention of states must be ratified by 38 states before it becomes law, also a convention of states may propose more than one amendment, but again any proposed amendments must be ratified by 38 states, that is a high bar to clear so it will not be easy for dems to put in anything.

Mike S
1 month ago

Regardless of whether the Democrats are successful to prevent Biden from running or winning the 2024 Democratic Party presidential nomination, I believe they should be held accountable for his 2020 nomination and election. So I say with strong conviction that I hope that this tragic episode eventually leads to the demise of the Democratic Party. The election of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. will eventually be regarded as the worst mistake in American history and Brandon its worst president. That’s assuming it survives his election or its consequences. The Russian attack on Ukraine could still lead to another European war; China’s adventures in the South China Sea could lead us into an Asian war. Both will likely include the once prosperous United States in a nuclear exchange bringing upon a second Dark Age.

I remember writing dozens of comments in response to many articles before Biden was “elected”, where I asked how could anyone vote for a man whose ability to legitimately serve out a 4-year term was so questionable. Not only voters but how could party officials and supporters knowingly consider advancing a man so ill-equipped to serve in one of the most demanding and crucial offices on the planet? (I once thought Democrats were patriots like me who thought differently, but no longer.) I suspect they proposed limiting his screw-ups by having “handlers” prevent disasters. (That’s become obvious with anyone with even average intelligence.) I suspect and strongly hope that legislation is eventually adopted (assuming we survive) that requires ALL presidential candidates to submit to independent and multiple cognitive tests. Sitting presidents should also be required to submit since mental diseases can occur quite suddenly and unexpectedly. Anyone found to be afflicted should be forced to resign immediately and certainly not run for ANY office.

Joanne Holden
1 month ago

If they want to get rid of him so much then why aren’t the Republicans jumping on this opportunity and begin impeachment proceedings?

bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Joanne Holden

Half of the republicans are just as much at fault and for whats going on why else wouldn’t they stop this BS

PIDL
1 month ago
Reply to  bill

They all have skeletons in their closets, probably insider trading being a big one, and parties that they have attended and been compromised with lots of pictures taken and used for blackmail.

Nick Patriot
1 month ago
Reply to  bill

Right you are, sir!! They give us lip service and do NOTHING!

Forrest
1 month ago
Reply to  Joanne Holden

Because our replubicans leaders are spineless jellyfish people. Afraid of what dims will say of them.

Janet B
1 month ago
Reply to  Joanne Holden

Because they need to wait until after the 2022 midterms and gain control of the House and the Senate before they can proceed with impeachment. Pelosi will not bring it to the floor now, but Rand Paul and others have stated that they intend to start the proceedings if the change in control happens.

patriot
1 month ago
Reply to  Joanne Holden

If they could they would, but democraps have control of the House and also pretty much the Senate with the votes of the VP and several Rino’s. Pelosi would never allow impeachment hearings against a democrap to be scheduled.
If the Republicans can prevent stolen elections this November, they will win a majority in the House and Senate. Then you can bet that there will be impeachment proceedings against Bidum and many of his cohorts, like AG Merrick Garland, FBI Director, Wray and more. And Hunter Biden and others will in prison for their many crimes including treason.

mark
1 month ago

We can think of a thousand reasons the DemocRats should be gone , i just paid $9.50 for a dozen eggs and a can of biscuits ,, yes gas has gone down some but it wont last ,, the Dems, will make Monkeypox a national emerg. before Nov. so the can rig the voting ,, again ,, there are still millions out there that see whats happening in front of them but still believe its the Republicians fault ,, the only chance we have it to go to the polls in person in Nov. and at least slow them down until 2024 ,,

Elaine
1 month ago
Reply to  mark

Go to the polls on election day, do not mail your ballot early or leave it in a drop box. They will have less of a chance to phony up the counting with early ballots. Voting is a privilege and it should be done in person and with a photo ID.
Just my thoughts….

edward
1 month ago
Reply to  mark

many “useful/useless idiots”

oren
1 month ago

The only hope for the Democrats will be the complete purge of the ultra liberals and progressives. Maybe then the old line moderate Democrats would return. The ultra liberals and progressives could then establish their own left wing party and fight with each other. But as it is, I don’t see much hope to them.

PIDL
1 month ago
Reply to  oren

They have been building this party for over 50 years. I do not think they will ever give up. The problem is the Conservatives have not been countering them strongly for 50 years to stop this. In fact, it could probably be said that many Republicans are secretly supporting them. It took them 50 years to get to this point. I am afraid , the only way to counter them now, is through war.Otherwise it will probably take us 100 years, which we don’t have, to stop these fiends!

Barb
1 month ago

Besides dumping Biden, they need to dump the Attorney General, the FBI, and the remaining Democrats, including Cheney & Ginzinger. Every single person has their “day” coming for doing bad and crookedness, including everyday normal people. We may not live to see that day for those, but God knows.

Tina
1 month ago
Reply to  Barb

This is the most bipartisan action that has ever been taken in the History of our country. Hillary destroyed evidence, Biden complicit with Hunter’s dealings, Biden leaves enough Military supplies to arm out enemies but nothing is done.

Carol
1 month ago

Love always wins! Democrats are so hateful of anyone who doesn’t agree them that any move to the center will seem dishonest unless those same Democrats apologize to the American people that the policies they implemented were wrong! And I don’t think they are humble enough to do that!

Mark Jebe
1 month ago

The author makes things sound dire for the Democrats, but in the run-up to midterms I’ve been involved in local and state politics, and found so far very few of our candidates grasp how far down the slippery slope to fascism we’ve gone; very few of our voters understand not-voting won’t save them because it allows organized groups to cast fraudulent votes in their names; and ALMOST NO DEMOCRATS THINK WHAT’S BEING DONE IS BAD.

I have four siblings, all government employees who have and will again vote Democrat; it’s not that they don’t believe Obama weaponized the IRS to crush the Tea Party, and trafficked guns to Mexico as a backdoor to attack the 2nd Amendment, and Hilary kept a private server to hide Clinton Foundation corruption, or Russia-Gate was a hoax or the 2020 election was stolen – they confess they believe all of those things are true, but will still vote Democrat because they APPROVE OF ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

Democrats won’t dump Biden because of what he’s done, because they approve of what he’s done, they just disapprove of his doddering image they fear will cost them the next election and the chance to push us farther down the slope to fascism. They don’t disapprove of fascism, as long as they get to be the fascists.

And almost none of the Republicans I talk to grasp that the party across the aisle is full of totalitarians WHO WILL NOT JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE BECAUSE THEY DON’T VOTE!

Nobody’s Business
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark Jebe

That is the reason I will no longer speak to my Democrat friends, if they are fine with the lies and corruption and socialist views of the Democrat party and still vote for Democrats that means that they also are liars and corrupt, can’t think for themselves, they want to be told what they can and can’t do by the government tells me they can’t think for themselves, I don’t want any part of that for a friend.

Barb
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark Jebe

Mark, you are right. I also have a grown daughter who has negative things to say about gas, groceries, paying off college tuition, etc., but will continue to vote Democrat. WHY??? Sometimes I feel as if it’s the people she hangs around or works with. “Go along to get along”. ?? I would say to stand up for your beliefs, your own knowledge.

Smitty 550
1 month ago
Reply to  Barb

Well said. I’m in the same boat, but our kids were not brought up this way. Their thoughts were slowly put into their heads by a corrupt Leftist school system that had the power to indoctrinate them in a far more effective way than their parents ever could. The Internet and media completed the process of stamping out common sense, facts, history and any type of real thinking. I’ve stopped trying to argue with them because all it does is tend to split the family further.

TIREDOFBS
1 month ago
Reply to  Smitty 550

WELCOME TO THE FOURTH REICH

FJB
1 month ago

Gavin Newsome is a likely choice for them.

Barb
1 month ago
Reply to  FJB

Move over Newsom! Hillary is taking full advantage today of Trump’s home raided & is out there looking like she is making moves to run for presidency.

Rik
1 month ago
Reply to  Barb

Sorry, but Hillary has NO CHANCE of becoming a candidate especially since what are the Commies pulled on Trump. Don’t forget about her “illegal” private server where she “erased” all those emails which was probably hacked into for sure. No, she’s done! This is all about trying to keep Trump from being the upcoming Republican presidential candidate.

BwaHa
1 month ago
Reply to  Rik

The butcher beyatch of benghazi should simply fade away and exit the stage via the path behind the curtain. That way she’s out of sight and no longer relevant as a politician.

WE NEED TERM LIMITS FOR ALL OF OUR POLITICOS!

IMHO

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

Becky
1 month ago
Reply to  Rik

Hillary won’t “be done” until she’s dead. Evil does not disappear. It has to be destroyed.

BwaHa
1 month ago
Reply to  Barb

I hope she does run for POTUS! And I hope she loses big! I mean like REALLY BIG! Like lose HUGELY!

Maybe after she loses yet again, maybe she’ll catch the hint and move on to something else, like staying home and taking care of the kids and grandkids! Leave us alone please hillary!

WE NEED TERM LIMITS FOR ALL OF OUR POLITICOS!

IMHO

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!