In regards somewhat to my post from earlier today on the insane, lop-sided delusion of MAGA nutcases loving the criminal, nasty aspects of -Rump’s entire catalog of shit, and the uphill climb Joe Biden has in order to overcome such an idiotic political landscape.
Although Biden might be the best, gets-shit-done president since FDR, and maybe conceivably in all US history (especially considering the right-wing absurdities flung at him the past two years), he can’t gain any significant support/traction beyond Democrats. Even then it’s so-so, particularly on that freakish ‘age‘ factor (The Washington Post this morning:
In the new Wall Street Journal poll, 73 percent of Americans said the phrase “too old to run for president” captures Biden at least “somewhat well,” with even Democrats agreeing overwhelmingly. The results echo an Associated Press-NORC poll from last week, which found that 77 percent of Americans overall and 69 percent of Democrats said Biden was “too old to effectively serve” another four-year term.
Nonsense, though, one of decent Joe’s problems might be he’s not showbiz, gangster enough — not a loud, enough, screaming piece of shit:
Media: @MollyJongFast: "Not only are the media more interested in covering #Trumpworld than #Bidenworld, but it seems like journalists are somewhat resentful toward the current administration for its disinterest in playing ball these past few years." https://t.co/y3bbKDWVJk… pic.twitter.com/c5oEHceJQ4
— Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson) September 5, 2023
Orange-turd T-Rump is only three years younger and in way-worse physical shape than Biden.
However, T-Rump does have the media’s attention, peculiarly the MSM with few exceptions, and more clicks.
Molly Jong-Fast at Vanity Fair this morning once again checks the breathing apparatus of the loose-shorn media seeking the excitement — Biden might be too ‘boring‘ in its excellence:
The problem for Team Biden is that its superpower, its ability to slide under the radar while getting a lot done for the American people, may also be its Achilles heel, holding back the administration from getting the credit it deserves. Whether negotiating drug prices with Big Pharma, helping fund the building of semiconductor factories, or investing in cleaner forms of energy, the Biden administration is doing a lot of positive stuff for Americans. Yet certain initiatives, like spending hundreds of millions of dollars on broadband for rural communities, can get easily drowned out by Republicans threatening to shut down the government or calling to impeach Biden for some reason.
It’s not that boringness can’t win elections, as Wisconsin governor Tony Evers can attest. “Boring wins,” he declared after winning reelection in 2022 by 3.4 points, which could be considered a landslide in such an evenly split state. And in a way, we’ve been here before. “It was a key theme of Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign, unstated but powerful, and a vivid contrast with the public-train-wreck incumbent: If elected, he was going to be boring,” Michael Schaffer wrote last year in Politico. “Promise kept.”
But one problem with Biden’s “boring” plan heading into 2024 is the news media. Not only is the media more interested in covering Trumpworld than Bidenworld, but it seems like journalists are somewhat resentful toward the current administration for its disinterest in playing ball these past few years. Remember, Trumpworld was filled with blockbuster leaks and White House feuds, leading to increased subscriptions and sky-high ratings—the “Trump bump,” as it was called. “The media became addicted to the constant excitement and danger of Trump,” Guardian media columnist Margaret Sullivan wrote in an email. “Biden offers something apparently far less compelling: decency, sanity, and a sense of reasonable calm.”
And Foer warns of the media overcorrecting from the Trump years. “All the coverage of Trump was very emotional, unusually impassioned, and rightly so,” he told me. “But I find the press is overcorrecting for that in its coverage of Biden. There’s a drive to reassert authority and objectivity, which leads them to be quite rough on the current guy.”
And in all this shit, however, one must keep in mind the T-Rump side of the aisle is full of lies, and his supporters reek of lies. In my post this morning I cited a Wall Street Journal poll, but the article I pasted from didn’t mention a way-glaring attribute — via The New Republic this afternoon:
A recent Wall Street Journal poll announced that most voters think Joe Biden is too old to be president for a second term—and a 2024 matchup between Biden and Donald Trump would be evenly split. The poll has since been covered across multiple mainstream media outlets, including MSNBC, CNN, and Fox.
There’s just one problem: The poll was conducted in part by Trump’s former campaign pollster.
The poll, which was published Monday, found that Biden and Trump are tied with 46 percent support each. But “nearly three-quarters of voters say the president is too old to run again,” the Journal article said. It has garnered widespread media attention and outrage. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough pointed out that Trump has been indicted four times and lied many, many more times, and yet he is tied with Biden simply because the latter is just three years older.
But the Journal neglects to provide information about one of the men behind the poll. Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio conducted the survey in partnership with a Democratic colleague, Michael Bocian. In a separate piece, the Journal acknowledged that Fabrizio “works for a super PAC supporting Trump’s candidacy.”
What the Journal does not mention anywhere is that Fabrizio also worked as the chief pollster on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. And since the start of 2023, Trump’s super PAC, Make America Great Again Inc., has paid Fabrizio’s company more than $567,000, according to FEC filings.
Joe Biden, along with the rest of us, has a somewhat uphill climb to 2024. I’ll take ‘boring’ any day over fascist, lying, and cruel assholes.
Boring, or not, yet here we are once again…