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Elitists Roll Out “Stop Rebelling And Support Biden, You Insolent Little Sh!ts” Campaign

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Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

The US presidential election is more than 15 months away, and already we’re seeing elitist establishment narrative managers rolling out their long-anticipated “Stop Rebelling and Support Biden, You Insolent Little Shits” campaign. HBO’s Bill Maher spent his “New Rule” monologue segment last night admonishing his audience to abandon any notion of progressive reform and embrace the former vice president instead.

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“All the Democrats have to do to win is to come off less crazy than Trump, and of course they’re blowing it, coming across as unserious people who are going to take your money so that migrants from Honduras can go to college for free and get a major in America Sucks,” Maher said.

“Now do I want Biden to be president? Not really, but Biden’s the only Democrat who beats Trump in Ohio. He’s like non-dairy creamer: nobody loves it, but in a jam it gets the job done.”

“I’m sick of hearing that Democrats need to excite the base; Trump excites the base,” Maher said.

“It’s the fatigue, stupid. Let’s make it hard for Donald Trump to play on voters’ fears and let the fatigue win the election for us. We’ll get to the revolution, but remember: put on your oxygen mask before assisting your child.”

Boy, Bill. If that’s not the kind of inspiring rallying cry that can galvanize people against the president, I don’t know what is.

Weirdly, Maher inadvertently explains why his brilliant Biden strategy is doomed to failure earlier on in this exact same segment. Maher praises the Trump economy, saying “It’s hard to beat an incumbent in a good economy; every incumbent since FDR has won if they avoided a recession leading up to the election year.”

“The voters that Democrats need to win, moderates who have Trump fatigue, will vote against a good economy, I think, just to get back to normalcy,” Maher said.

“But they won’t trade it away for left-wing extremism. You say you want a revolution, well, you know, you gotta get elected first.”

Maher has all the facts right there in front of him, but because he is a propagandist who is only famous because he knows how to spout pro-establishment lines in an authoritative tone of voice, he manages to interpret them in the dumbest way possible. Yes, on paper the US economy is doing well, but only by the standards used by neoliberal politicians and mass media outlets to determine economic success. In real terms a population that used to be able to support a family on a single income now mostly requires two incomes, and most of them would struggle to pay even a thousand-dollar emergency expense.

Americans have gotten much poorer in terms of real income and income inequality has been exploding, but because both parties have been normalizing this paradigm and deceitfully using stock markets and unemployment rates to measure economic success, Trump is able to say he’s performing amazingly well economically. In terms of real American spending power he’s actually performing abysmally, but Democrats are resistant to saying so because it will mean conceding that the Obama/Biden administration did, too.

The path to beating Trump, then, is obviously not to hope that Americans will “vote against a good economy” for the first time in living memory as Bill Maher suggests, but to address the elephant in the room of growing income and wealth inequality and how more and more Americans have to work multiple jobs just to make ends meet. If you can offer Americans more in terms of real economic justice instead of crap about the stock exchange that puts bread on nobody’s table, voters will listen. There are some candidates who are campaigning on exactly this platform, and none of them are named Joe Biden.

 

Biden’s platform, in contrast, seems more and more to consist of him just telling progressives to shut up and stop whining. Asked on a recent AFSCME forum about his controversial comments in January of last year that he has “no empathy” for young Americans who fear crippling college debt and rising cost of living, The Huffington Post reports that Biden not only stood by his comments, but doubled down on them, saying that if things are bad then the younger generation is to blame for not engaging in the political process.

“Don’t tell me how bad it is, change it,” Biden said.

“Change it. Change it. My generation did.”

Biden, like Bill Maher, is inadvertently giving progressives all the information they need. Yes, they should change it. And the very first thing they should change is a political dynamic which elevates warmongering Wall Street cronies like Joe Biden. There’s absolutely no reason for anyone to accept a status quo that insists the only way to beat Trump is to take a Hail Mary gamble on trying to elect a Democrat who’s no better than Trump. They tried that in 2016 and there’s no reason to believe they’ll be able to bully everyone into playing along in 2020.

The former vice president is about one click away from coming right out and saying “Vote for me, because fuck you that’s why.” And elitist establishment narrative managers are already essentially saying it for him.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Bill, what does he know on economic equality , he’s rich pushing his propaganda, now bill we the people have the power of the purse and now we will use it on you for income equality yes ,,,

  2. Never liked billy-boy maher (bm…initials make perfect sense, don’t they? lol) Every time this clod opens his mouth, it just confirms his ignorance and stupidity. He’s just another half-baked liberal turd that has head buried his head up his a$$ so he doesn’t have to see or hear the truth. Here’s a clue “bm” people of sick of the likes of you and your vile ilk running this country into the ground and calling us “common folk” racists and haters because we want a better life, just like the criminals you worship and protect, legal and ILLEGAL.

    This arrogant, pious, socialist POS, sits in his mansion, surround by his millions, dictating to the “peons” what they should do…lol Typical communist hypocritical PIG. It’s pukes like you who have driven real Democrats like me from the party. I will NEVER again vote for anyone in the Democratic Party until they purge themselves of demoncrap communist turds like you. The Democratic Party is DEAD!!! Let the demoncraps wallow in their amoral sludge. Hopefully Democrats will wake up to what’s really going on in the Party and kick your sorry socialist/communist a$$es OUT!

  3. Do I like Trump……. On a lot of things yes, I do. Yet he scares me. Since the election he’s slowly shredded some of our rights in front of us and we applaud him for it. If you shut up long enough and watch it’s not the democrats or the republicans that he has deceived it’s us the American voter. He’s taken away our right of privacy, our right to be secure in out personal effects and homes, he’s applauded taking away the presumption of innocence, heresy is now used in secret to paint someone as guilty, and we’re not allowed to either face our accuser nor is our property preserved. Don’t believe it think a moment:
    Who called for take away guns first and worry about due process secondb
    Who applauded using heresy from non law enforcement to qualify as evidence
    Who applauded middle of the night no knock confiscation tactics
    Etc, etc, etc….
    People you’re being played, this is looking like a well oiled ploy, a play that took years to choreograph and it’s being played out in front of you and you so intrigued in propaganda that you don’t see it. Democrats foaming at the mouth? Normal. Republican acting aloof and above the fray? Normal? The present being attacked viciously? Expected. The president doing a 180 on some of our basic right protected by the constitution? Troubling at least.
    You see while you’ve all been watching the show I’ve been watching the players. The show is a slight of hand that allows the players to continue as always. Sure they’ve added some bit player but AOC and her cohorts, are just a foil that is being used to show disunity in the part. Basically they’re character actors who resides serving a purpose. Too distract the public so that the ultimate elitist can do what needs to be done and the American public stupidly will cheer him for doing it.
    Yep we’re getting played by the ultimate entertainer. By the one who actually knows how to dominate a news cycle, get free coverage while at the same time telling people it’s all fake news. His face and voice is on the news, TV, radio etc all the time. Congress is playing their part to the hilt and soon will be patting each other on the back for funding the climate treaty, small arms treaty, planned parenthood abortion funding, amnesty for any and all illegals, free college and entitlements for illegals and voting rights for noncitizens and the only way is for us to stop them.
    What really needs to happen is that everyone in the county needs to write in NONE OF THE ABOVE., no candidate .all candidates need to be rolled out of office.
    The 17th amendment needs to be abolished.
    There should be no professional politicians
    No lawyers elected
    10 yrs Max term
    Birthright citizenship outlawed
    Confess adheres to its part-time status
    Politcians pay is capped at $75,000.00
    Only retirement will be a 401k or social security unless they out for a privately funded retirement.
    Any department or office of government created after 1900 will be abolished.
    There is undoubtedly more-but that’s a start. Open you eyes and see what’s actually going on. We’re being played by our entire government. To all a big joke but we’re not in on it.

  4. But the Demorats want socialism which is Gov’t operated. Everyone is fed up with gov’t operation but you have 12 people doing a cheer leader act on stage yet Nationally promoting shooting and mass murdering in Malls and stores. They are promoting everything who say is so wrong. Racism is the only word Demorats know as an answer. If your dog or cat is white you’re a racist. If your toothpaste is white, you’re a racist. God forbid if you have a stove, refrigerator. lamp, couch, or rug you are a racist. Want to see what the squad is going to do when there hair turns white from age.

  5. So, lying to people, pretending to be one thing, and then get into office to do your damage. This is called insurrection and should be punishable by death in this Republic. Oh wait, It Is.

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