"Despite losing in the courts, and in the court of opinion, these forces of intolerance remain determined to undermine and roll back the progress you all have made," he said. "This time they - not you - have an ally in the White House. This time they have an ally. They're a small percentage of the American people - virulent people, some of them the dregs of society."

At least he didn't say "deplorables." Why do establishment Dems think that insulting a third of the electorate is a good idea? And why are establishment Dems incapable of learning from 2016? Why do they think Biden is the "solution"?

Amid discussion of resistance to Trump, he surprised me with talk of 2020, when he'll turn 78. "I'll run," the vice president deadpanned, "if I can walk." Three days later, he informed the Washington press corps that he wasn't joking.

Biden isn't likely to run, but keeping the door ajar gives him a bigger voice in Democratic Party debates. The one that worries him most is over repositioning to win back Trump voters. He has little patience with Democrats who want to move either left or right. " 'We gotta move to the center,' 'We gotta move to those white guys,' 'We gotta move to those working-class people' or 'We gotta double down on the social agenda.' " It's a false choice, he said: "They are totally compatible. I have never said anything to the A.C.L.U. that I wouldn't say to the Chamber of Commerce."

A 75-year old insider that dropped out of the race in 2008, after capturing less than 1% of the vote in the Iowa caucus, and who "occupies the sensible center of the Democratic Party." That just screams excitement, does it not? /s And yet the establishment continues to try to force Joe Biden down our throats, but their recent effort is more laughable than most.

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 7 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.

A plurality of registered voters, 44 percent, said they'd choose Biden in the 2020 presidential election, while 37 percent of voters said they would vote for Trump.

The percentage of Democrats who would choose Biden - 80 percent - was slightly higher than the 78 percent of Republicans who would vote for the president's reelection. The former vice president, who ran for the White House in 1988 and 2008, has been floated as a 2020 contender, and Biden himself has said he's not ruling out a third try.

OK. You following this so far? Creepy Joe is the overwhelming favorite, especially amoung Democrats, right?

span y The Voice In th... on Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:19am
We should be glad, gjohnsit!

I hope they do run Biden and he falls flat on his face. This will hasten the demise of the Democratic Party and make room in the political spectrum for a truly progressive Party.

Regarding retreads, I see that Bill Daley has thrown his hat into the ring for Boss of All Bosses Mayor of Chicago. Another retread but possibly a baby step up from the odious Rahm Emanuel.

span y gjohnsit on Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:16am
I couldn't vote for Biden

He's a good example of everything that is wrong with the Dems. I'd vote 3rd party in a heartbeat.

span y dystopian on Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:31am
Biden for bidet!

Good post gj. Biden is Mr. Establishement, the epitome of what is wrong with the Dem party. Like Clinton, Bush, Trump, Obama, a master at pretending he is there for you. But not really. He's there for corporate America. You are right they haven't learned a thing. Look at the Hillary Atlantic piece (have barf bag handy).

They are self-righteous at a level the precludes objective reflection or introspection. They are a psychopathic mix of ego, greed, power and war monger. They are meeting Einstein's definition of insanity very well, doing the same thing and expecting a different result. I guess a thousand seat loss is no cause for concern.

Its those low-info dregs, and Russia, and Jill Stein, and promises of ponies. Same people running the ship into the same ground. The same 30% of blind followers will always follow their leaders, no matter what, be it Trumpsters or DemBots.

The independents can decide the election...