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Has anyone suggested Biden resign immediately, since they are so concerned about him? (Original Post) LymphocyteLover Jul 10 OP
Really, that's what I wanna know. Are these Biden step aside people recommending that he resigned the presidency? Walleye Jul 10 #1
Immediate removal is a 25A issue, if that's what got them juiced bucolic_frolic Jul 10 #2
good point. Think. Again. Jul 10 #3
It has nothing to do with ratings from chaos gab13by13 Jul 10 #4
It has to do with ratings and WANTING The Orange Asshole for tax cuts AND ratings. Deek1935 Jul 10 #8
I want him to retire on Jan 20, 2029, the day President Harris is sworn in. marble falls Jul 10 #5
Its called politcs not logic-tics. jaxexpat Jul 10 #6
At this point, I'd call it stupid-ics! slightlv Jul 10 #10
Yup, a perfect example would be this mornings "The Toady Show." GoCubsGo Jul 10 #7
Pretty much. rubbersole Jul 10 #12
exactly LymphocyteLover Jul 10 #16
I saw someone bring it up in the media Renew Deal Jul 10 #9
do you remember who or what show? LymphocyteLover Jul 10 #17
Don't remember and it was within 2 days of the debate Renew Deal Jul 10 #24
OK, thanks... generally seems to be a less common feeling LymphocyteLover Jul 10 #33
Agree Renew Deal Jul 10 #34
Surprised some Dems calling for him to step aside did not say "and do it now" to give Kamala a full shot. dutch777 Jul 10 #11
Joe should step aside bello Jul 10 #15
this is exactly the conspiracy theory that Republicans have-- that Biden will try to win so he can hand the presidency LymphocyteLover Jul 10 #18
Ostensibly, they are concerned that a diminished Biden will lose to Trump Martin Eden Jul 10 #13
yup... I don't think they have Dems' best interests at heart either LymphocyteLover Jul 10 #19
Or our nation's best interest, either Martin Eden Jul 10 #20
LOL, No not gonna do it. That would make Kamala the First Black Woman President! Fla Dem Jul 10 #14
Kamala could finish the term Seinan Sensei Jul 10 #25
A few media types have gone even further than that. shrike3 Jul 10 #21
How ridiculous MustLoveBeagles Jul 10 #26
Welcome to the Twilight Zone. What I feel we're in right now. shrike3 Jul 10 #28
Or Bizarro world MustLoveBeagles Jul 10 #30
Here's how you know this is a media frenzy Farmer-Rick Jul 10 #22
That Will Be The Next Bite The Magistrate Jul 10 #23
We're on the same page. If Biden took a cognitive test it wouldn't be enough. They'd move the goalposts shrike3 Jul 10 #29
This Will Go On Till 'Fuck Off!' Is Every Democrat's Reply To Every Journalist Asking If Biden Has The Party's Support The Magistrate Jul 10 #31
You got it, sir. shrike3 Jul 10 #32
Seems to me I've seen a couple of morons suggest it but not on DU Warpy Jul 10 #27

Walleye

(32,622 posts)
1. Really, that's what I wanna know. Are these Biden step aside people recommending that he resigned the presidency?
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 07:46 AM
Jul 10

gab13by13

(22,757 posts)
4. It has nothing to do with ratings from chaos
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 07:52 AM
Jul 10

It has to do with the MSM being owned and managed by reich wing oligarchs. Keith Olbermann and Dylan Ratigan weren't fired from MSNBC to get clicks and ratings.

slightlv

(3,413 posts)
10. At this point, I'd call it stupid-ics!
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:27 AM
Jul 10

Every single individual who is running, or wants to get on the ticket individually, is old. 70+ years old. If the people of the US had a huge issue with this, it would have shown up in the primaries. It didn't, so therefore, all these johnny-come-latelys need to kick back and keep their mouths shut and opinions to themselves at this juncture. They had a choice to have their voice heard when it could have counted for something and didn't speak up. Kinda like the old line "should anyone here have a reason why these two people shouldn't be wed, speak now or forever hold your peace."

And I absolutely do not believe polls, and think anyone who's using these as "proof" of anything should look back at how bad the polls have been off since 2015, perhaps even back to 2008. We haven't had a "normal" presidential election for quite some time ("Normal" as in two white males in their 50s, as far as most of the casual public is concerned). I think there are actual environmental elements that skew the poles for some people, I also think they get skewed by those who are more partisan than fair, and I think they're skewed at the source by the type of questions asked and how they're phrased. Then, whatever the answer, that response is then skewed once again when it makes it into media. There's statistics and damned statistics. And you can make the numbers mean anything you want them to mean. And the media does, because the owners want their tax cuts!

GoCubsGo

(32,485 posts)
7. Yup, a perfect example would be this mornings "The Toady Show."
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:01 AM
Jul 10

Their opening headline was about how Joe Biden was speaking in front of NATO "to save his campaign" or some such bullshit. I immediately turned them the fuck off. Was hoping for some actual news, but they're still at this bullshit. Joe's fine doing his actual job, but not good enough to campaign to do the same goddamn job he's currently has no problem doing? What the ever-loving fuck? We've heat peak gaslighting.

rubbersole

(7,279 posts)
12. Pretty much.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:30 AM
Jul 10

I think it will get worse...how Biden's "cognitive decline" is the ONLY subject on this mornings shows but not a mention of tsf not saying anything of true substance in months. No mention of the Epstine call logs with tsf's name in there over 60 times. The 4th estate and the SC are no longer trustworthy. Haven't been in years. Voters have one more chance. I think they'll reverse the slide.

dutch777

(3,203 posts)
11. Surprised some Dems calling for him to step aside did not say "and do it now" to give Kamala a full shot.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:29 AM
Jul 10

There might have been some logic in that had it been well before the convention. Do have to wonder if anyone have been thinking strategically at the DNC for some time.

bello

(121 posts)
15. Joe should step aside
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:45 AM
Jul 10

Okay, I know that this is not a popular thing to say around here, but bear with me.

I think Biden should step aside from the presidency… in September 2027.

He should put significant effort in increasing Kamala’s experience and expertise in 2025, 26 and 27.

Next he should step aside and make her president.

Then she should nominate Joe to be Vice President.

Finally the video teams should be standing by to film exploding republican heads.

Okay, Okay, I may have had one too many gummies before going to bed last night.

LymphocyteLover

(5,967 posts)
18. this is exactly the conspiracy theory that Republicans have-- that Biden will try to win so he can hand the presidency
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:14 AM
Jul 10

to Kamala, which they think would be awful, of course.

Though a lot of Dems have speculated that too and would be happy about it.

Martin Eden

(13,056 posts)
13. Ostensibly, they are concerned that a diminished Biden will lose to Trump
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:34 AM
Jul 10

But THEY keep pushing the narrative that Biden is diminished, thereby increasing the chances that Trump will win.

Martin Eden

(13,056 posts)
20. Or our nation's best interest, either
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:32 AM
Jul 10

The LEAST they could do ifs make an equally big story about the Gish Gallop of blatant LIES Trump spewed at the "debate."

Fla Dem

(24,566 posts)
14. LOL, No not gonna do it. That would make Kamala the First Black Woman President!
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:41 AM
Jul 10

Even if for 6 months. It would be almost a certainty she would be elected President.

 

shrike3

(5,370 posts)
21. A few media types have gone even further than that.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:33 AM
Jul 10

Editor in chief of the New Yorker stated that Biden is a danger to the Republic and a staff writer called for Kamala to 25th amendment him.

Farmer-Rick

(10,648 posts)
22. Here's how you know this is a media frenzy
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:07 AM
Jul 10

They ignore the Epstein files with Trump's name all over them.

They are all in the bag for Trump.....when has the media ever been on the same sheet of music except in a media frenzy? When the media approaches a topic calmly and rationally, there are differing opinions. They don't all agree. When they are coordinate with frenzied attacks on just one person it is a media frenzy designed to sway voters and Avoid the truth.

It was an issue that was brought up in the primaries preciously and then put to rest. Better a frenzy about a topic that is known to have some interest then a topic without any history.

Trump repeated it himself on a golf cart interview. When the GOP candidate joins in, you know it's of no substance. The GOP never does substance except for giveaways to the filthy-rich.

Russian Trolls and bots are all over, even on DU, repeating it with their bad English, misspellings and failing logic.

Previously little known Dems come out supporting it.

It happens a few months before the elections when drastic changes could railroad the campaign .

The same issue the media is attacking on is ignored with the GOP candidate.

It attacks a very successful seemingly winnable candidate. Who else has beaten Trump in a head to head campaign? Trump has five time the baggage that is ignored.

It's nonstop from ever right wing controlled and left wing pretending corporate media entity.

It's all one big con to get you a fascist dictator who will bow to the filthy-rich...they hope.

The Magistrate

(95,721 posts)
23. That Will Be The Next Bite
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:15 AM
Jul 10

People need to understand there is no appeasing this sort of baying mob. It must be stood off and shut down.

Should Mr. Biden agree he is not up to campaigning for the office, this is tantamount to confession he is not up to the duties of the office itself.

Driving him from office would be an even greater scalp than making him forego his candidacy, so you may be sure dozen of 'journalists' are licking their lips for the taste of it....


"Can't nobody here play this game?"



 

shrike3

(5,370 posts)
29. We're on the same page. If Biden took a cognitive test it wouldn't be enough. They'd move the goalposts
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 12:53 PM
Jul 10

The Magistrate

(95,721 posts)
31. This Will Go On Till 'Fuck Off!' Is Every Democrat's Reply To Every Journalist Asking If Biden Has The Party's Support
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 12:57 PM
Jul 10

Warpy

(112,208 posts)
27. Seems to me I've seen a couple of morons suggest it but not on DU
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:36 AM
Jul 10

Biden is sharp as a tack. He's also a tough old buzzard.

My dad was sharp as a tack until 2 days before his death at 89.

So don't judge anyone by the calendar. Look at what they do and listen to what they say. That will tell you more of the story.

Biden is nowhere near being shuffled off to a nursing home. There is a line of succession in place should that change in the next 4 years.

End of story, really.

Morons gonna mo, I guess. However, they don't seem to do that much of it on DU.

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