“Donald Trump is a disaster, but Joe Biden’s party is democratic in name only,” says critic Matt Taibbi. —
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“Biden’s entire argument for the presidency, and it’s a powerful one, is his opponent. This week’s election is not a choice between “light or darkness,” but “pretty much anything or Donald Trump,” and only in that context is this disintegrating, bilious iteration of Scranton Joe even distantly credible as a choice for the world’s most powerful office.” —Matt Taibbi, substack
Matt Taibbi is an American author, journalist, and podcaster. He has reported on finance, media, politics, and sports. He is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, author of several books, and publisher of a newsletter on substack.com, a subscriber-only publisher for writers who want to make money from subscribers to their independent writing.
Below is my repost of the opening paragraphs from an article by Matt Taibbi. Little did I realize when I subscribed to Taibbi’s substack newsletter that I was in for this little surprise: This is an excerpt from today’s subscriber-only post. To read the entire post and get full access to the archives, you can subscribe for $5 a month or $50 a year.
Anyway, what you read below is what I got. For readers who would prefer a BIG PICTURE analysis of what American voters are really faced with in this election, here’s a link to my recent repost of Chris Hedges’ recent 1-hr video-recorded talk: Bearing witness to the evidence of despair and decay in the United States, by Chris Hedges : Author, activist, dissident, Hedges examines the cultural and social forces that have given rise to extremism in America. The following subheading really caught my attention: “Trump’s legacy will be the empowerment of the Christian fascists. They are what comes next.”
Taibbi, in his article, compares Biden’s mental decline to the levels hit by Lloyd Bridges’ comic character in-Hot-Shots! Having never heard of this movie, my curiosity got the better of me, so I provided an embedded clip from the film at the bottom of this post.
To access Matt Taibbi’s excerpted version of his article on substack, click on the following linked title.
My colleagues at Rolling Stone recently endorsed Joe Biden for president:
“Biden’s lived experience and expansive empathy make him not just a good, but an outstanding candidate… This is a fight between light and darkness… “
Joe Biden is a corpse with hair plugs whose idea of “empathy” is to jam fingers in the sternums of people who ask the wrong questions, or call them “fat” or “full of shit,” or dare them to “try me” — and that’s if he remembers what state he’s in. Is he a better human than Donald Trump? Probably, but his mental decline has hit Lloyd Bridges-in-Hot-Shots! levels and he shares troubling characteristics with the president, beginning with a pathological struggle with truth.
Biden spent much of 2020 lying about everything from his Iraq War vote to his educational history to a fantasy about being arrested in South Africa with Nelson Mandela. The same press that killed him for this behavior in the past let it all slide this time. Same with the growing ledger of handsy-uncle incidents that had adolescent girls and campaigning politicians alike wondering why a Vice President needs to smell their hair or plant lingering kisses on their heads while cameras flash.
Biden’s entire argument for the presidency, and it’s a powerful one, is his opponent. This week’s election is not a choice between “light or darkness,” but “pretty much anything or Donald Trump,” and only in that context is this disintegrating, bilious iteration of Scranton Joe even distantly credible as a choice for the world’s most powerful office.
This is an excerpt from today’s subscriber-only post. To read the entire post and get full access to the archives, you can subscribe for $5 a month or $50 a year.
Admiral Benson All Scenes from Hot Shots 1 and 2, Posted on You Tube by DGV SynCro, June 23, 2015
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