Joe Biden is still the frontrunner for the Democratic race for the presidential nomination. But at this very early stage, there seems to be no place for him to go but down. The other Democrats, most of whom are supporting more progressive candidates, are already so adamantly opposed to the former Vice President, they’re doing everything they can to paint him in every negative color they can.
While nobody is expected to be pulling away from the pack this early on, there’s a real weakness in Biden’s support. It’s as if those who are pushing for him because they believe he’s the best person to take on President Trump next November aren’t jumping up and down about is potential as President. They don’t see a man with the right policy proposals or leadership skills. They see someone who isn’t radical. The fact that Biden’s strongest support is coming from “pragmatic” Democrats is a sign that there’s no real passion for his nomination.
And therein lies the real reason progressives hate him. They operate on passion. The very nature of modern American radical progressivism is driven purely by emotion. If they were forced to insert intellect, logic, or common sense into the equation, many would easily recognize policies like Medicare-for-All, open borders, and the Green New Deal are all very detrimental to America’s very existence as a nation.
The only reason it’s “many” and not all or even most is because the end goal of the radical progressives is to end America as we know it. They envision a gentler, kinder America in which prosperity is shared. This is a noble thought, at least in their own minds, but betrays the reality that shared prosperity by mandate is the beginning of the rapid degradation of prosperity for all. Prosperity can and should be distributed willingly. But that’s a whole other discussion.
What Biden represents is the status quo in an era in which there is no real status quo. The status of American politics has been in a constant state of flux ever since 9/11. Some would say it’s been happening for longer, but few would argue that the lines drawn in post-9/11 America started the extreme polarization that’s occurring today.
President Obama’s administration set us up for an upheaval. It launched the Tea Party, which in theory should have consolidated conservatives to break down the GOP Establishment’s stranglehold on the Republican Party. But the organization wasn’t really an organization at all. It was a disparate gathering of multiple groups, some of whom had great motives but others were using it to elevate themselves. As a result, the Tea Party’s early victories were all but wiped away, whether by election losses (Dave Brat) or by Tea Party candidates quickly immersing themselves in the Establishment (Marco Rubio). Today, the Tea Party is barely a remnant of what it seemed to be growing into five years ago.
The ideological opposite of the Tea Party is being consolidated. There are many groups, some new and others old, that have been pushing the hyper-leftist perspectives of socialism and globalism. But the Justice Democrats are bringing them together by force. Though relatively new, having formed in 2017, they have quickly emerged as the primary instigators of radicalism within the Democratic Party. They’re doing to the Democrats what the Tea Party wished it could have done to the GOP: Control the narrative.
The narrative they’re pushing is one that says Joe Biden cannot be the nominee because he would be barely an improvement over President Trump.
Today, Biden is busy reversing himself and trying to establish his policies in stark contrast to the radicals. It’s what he should have been doing from the beginning. Instead, he pandered by offering free healthcare to illegal immigrants, backing down on the Hyde Amendment, and playing along with the intersectionality arguments the leftists forced him into. It’s too late. He will reverse himself, then reverse himself again, then throw out gaffes and rebuttals and everything else his team can muster. But in the end, he will succumb.
The radical progressives see him as a roadblock to installing any of their socialistic candidates, which at this point means just about anyone other than Joe Biden.
Joe Biden will not be the Democratic nominee. It isn’t because his ideas aren’t acceptable to most Democrats. It’s that his passion is only barely higher than the nonexistent passion of his support. Today’s Democratic Party is all emotion.
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