The Evening Campaign Update
Gee, I wonder what tipped them off? – I kid you not, this is an actual, real tweet put out by New York Magazine today:
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) May 1, 2020
You know what that “most effective strategy” the author is talking about happens to be?
HIDIN’ BIDEN! I swear I do not make this stuff up. Here is an excerpt from the article to which the tweet is referring, authored by some guy named Zak Cheney-Rice:
Tara Reade Is Making It Harder to Hide Joe Biden
Joe Biden’s most effective campaign strategy has been to lie low and let people vote for whatever imagined version of Joe Biden congealed inside their heads. On Friday, he went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss the Tara Reade allegations. It was not a good argument for changing this strategy.
It vividly distilled his party’s bigger plight. With the general election looming, Democrats have organized, rationalized, and voted themselves into the unenviable but richly earned position of having a presumptive nominee who’s at his best when he’s neither speaking nor appearing in public. While other campaigns busied themselves with big plans, stirring rhetoric, and disruptive ideological positions, Biden’s candidacy has been judged by one criterion to the exclusion of all others: whether it’s up to the task of beating President Trump.
In the face of mounting evidence that Reade’s allegations are more than the baseless smear his campaign has dismissed them to be, Biden has mostly faded into the background while his surrogates, supporters, and some pundits went to bat for him, deploying timeworn canards about sexual assault victims and what circumstances justify disbelieving them, or dismissing Reade outright before a fuller picture sees daylight. When pressed on the latest developments — that Reade told a neighbor and a former co-worker about her assault shortly after it’s alleged to have happened, according to Business Insider — columnists from the New York Times to the Nation stepped up to discredit her, and politicos from Stacey Abrams to Nancy Pelosi reaffirmed their support of the vice-president. Even Kirsten Gillibrand, who drew ire from within the Democratic Party when she pushed for Al Franken to resign after evidence of his misconduct surfaced in 2017, doubled down on her support.
We’re now at the point where corroborating testimony supporting Reade’s allegations meets or exceeds the threshold established by those made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and President Trump. Many of their defenses are now being deployed to protect a man whose efforts to nullify the former’s power and depose the latter are being framed by his supporters, and even some of his skeptics, as America’s best alternative to catastrophe, moral and otherwise. Opportunism guides political behavior as much as cynicism and hypocrisy shape it. That’s about as involved an explanation as this reversal merits, I think. More striking is that Biden hasn’t had to do much of the defending himself. Mounting evidence supporting Reade’s claim makes things harder, but he’s largely staying true to the strategy that’s guided his campaign since early on, which holds that the winningest Biden is one to be imagined, not seen, heard, or even thought about too hard.
You could never make this stuff up, folks. This piece published in what is very much a far leftwing rag just demonstrates clearly that liberals everywhere understand that their candidate is an utter boob who is not only incapable of holding a high-pressure job like the presidency, but equally as incapable of serving as his own spokesman. This author, who is surely a Democrat or he would not have his job, openly admits that Biden’s campaign is all about hiding the candidate and hoping the public just projects its fondest desires onto him and elects him in spite of his obvious and rapidly advancing mental impairment.
We should commend Mr. Cheney-Rice for his frank honesty in admitting the Democrat/Biden charade, while at the same time utterly condemning him for his obvious support for Biden’s success. Because hoping for the election of an abject invalid to the presidency is rooting for America to fail.
But that is your corrupt news media, circa 2020. It doesn’t get any more illustrative than this.
That is all.
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