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Progressive Democrats Already Plotting 2024 Primary Challenge to Joe Biden

Progressive Democrats Already Plotting 2024 Primary Challenge to Joe Biden

“People will smell opportunity, and D.C. is filled with people who want to be president.”

One of the most remarkable aspects of Joe Biden’s presidency so far, is the willingness of the left to openly discuss the possibility of replacing him before the next election.

It’s not just activists, either. Democrat political operatives are taking part in this discussion.

Holly Otterbein writes at Politico:

The left is already looking to 2024. Some want to see a Biden primary challenge.

When Joe Biden first came into office, progressives said he could be the next FDR.

Now, as Biden’s relationship with the left has come under strain, liberals are talking about treating him like former President Jimmy Carter instead — and mapping out a Democratic primary challenge in 2024.

“Will there be a progressive challenger? Yes,” said Jeff Weaver, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ former presidential campaign manager.

Weaver stresses that he is not advocating for such a primary campaign. But the chatter about a left-wing challenge to Biden, which was virtually nonexistent weeks ago, has suddenly burst into public view in the wake of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) killing the president’s climate and social spending bill.

“He’s deeply unpopular. He’s old as shit. He’s largely been ineffective, unless we’re counting judges or whatever the hell inside-baseball scorecard we’re using. And I think he’ll probably get demolished in the midterms,” said Corbin Trent, co-founder of the progressive No Excuses PAC and former communications director for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). “People will smell opportunity, and D.C. is filled with people who want to be president.”

The names being thrown around here are not what you would call top-tier:

Instead, liberals believe lesser-known candidates are more likely to primary Biden if he seeks a second term, such as former Sanders campaign co-chair Nina Turner, 2020 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson or millionaire and $18-an-hour minimum wage advocate Joe Sanberg.

“Yes, but someone like Nina Turner or Marianne Williamson. Doubt anyone currently elected,” said one prominent progressive when asked if someone from the left would run against Biden.

Ed Morrissey of Hot Air reacted to this report by noting that one of the reasons Biden has been so ineffective as a president is because he has listened to the very progressives who now want to replace him:

People are certainly smelling something, but it’s probably not opportunity. In fact, what they might be smelling is betrayal. Biden blew up his presidency in 2021 by an overt decision to buy into that next-FDR nonsense in the face of an evenly split Congress and a voter mandate for calm and quiet. Progressives pushed Biden all year into becoming their champion, which Biden idiotically embraced despite clearly not having the votes to push their hard-Left agenda.

Now progressives want to replace Biden with one of their own, but without any of Biden’s ties to the centrist wing of their own party. How do they calculate that will improve their ability to pass legislation, especially in a future Congress that will almost certainly be under full Republican control by 2025, if not 2023?

This has the potential to blow up in Democrats’ faces.

Wouldn’t that be a shame?

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Joe Biden has been ineffective? At what? It’s not as if he had a fragment of a clue what’s going on around him!

So they want to replace Biden with a person with zero qualifications to be POTUS except they have the right progressive creds? Of course they would.

I’d like to know if they’re willing to primary Harris.

    Milhouse in reply to p. | January 2, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    So they want to replace Biden with a person with zero qualifications to be POTUS except they have the right progressive creds?

    Well, from a progressive POV that would put that person one up over Biden.

Almost all of the Mexican-Americans vote the way La Raza (or whatever they’re calling themselves today) suggest they vote – very hard left. How many voting age Americans of Mexican heritage will there be in 2024 in the United States of America? How many people who hold only Mexican citizenship will be voting in the 2024 election?
And please stop calling them “Progressive Democrats” – they’re no such thing. We’re talking about American Communists.

Thought some time ago when others said they would take a shot at running in 2024 that they didn’t think Sundowner was going to make it either. Now there’s more who don’t.

“Yes, but someone like Nina Turner or Marianne Williamson. Doubt anyone currently elected,” said one prominent progressive when asked if someone from the left would run against Biden.”

Super props if you can find a candidate named Brandon.

Ed Morrissey of Hot Air reacted to this report by noting that one of the reasons Biden has been so ineffective as a president is because he has listened to the very progressives who now want to replace him

Hot Air, like Powerlineblog, is chock full of Franz von Papen Republicans who like to pretend they oppose Biden*. I ain’t buying it.

Morrissey, like other Franz von Papen Republicans, is not a Communist himself but thought he could use the Communist Party for his own purposes. Both Hot Air and Powerlineblog went all-in on both the Russia hoax and the stolen presidential election, weirdly confident that somehow things would go back to normal in 2022. But why the Communist Party, having successfully colluded with the Franz von Papen Republicans to pull off the largest electoral theft in the history of the US, would miraculously start obeying election laws is never explained by Morrissey and his comrades, although clearly they believe it.

For that reason I don’t trust Morrissey’s analysis. This is not a case (as Morrissey imagines) of “moderate” Joe Biden* listening to bad advice from “progressives”. Like the rest of his Party, Biden is a far Left extremist with no substantive difference with the Squad. Rather, this is some in Communist Party, realizing that Communism in practice is not nearly as popular as Communism in theory, trying to portray Biden* as some kind of secret Far Right RethugiKKKan (TM).

For his part, Biden* is so befuddled he probably doesn’t know even what day it is. It will be interesting to find out who is actually running the show at the White House (I suspect it is several different competing factions which constantly cross each other up), but I don’t buy Morressey’s hapless claim that Biden* is the victim of bad advice.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | January 2, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Agreeing with your interpretation of HOTAIR and POWERLINE, may I toss in an additional thought? Consider that Biden and his supporters/controllers are the Mensheviki faction of the Marxist Democrats, pretending a level of reasonableness and normality. Now that they have control of the mechanisms of government power, the Coercive Organs of State Power, and have a control of the mechanisms of elections that Stalin would envy; is it not time for the full-on Bolsheviki to move into formal power?

    Subotai Bahadur

      scooterjay in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | January 2, 2022 at 5:32 pm

      I agree. Their actions indicate no fear of retribution, and that unnerves me.

      Could be. But IMO this seems more like the usual backstabbing, double-dealing, rumor-mongering and posturing that you see in any Party-controlled dictatorship. Biden* is not the President in the sense of making decisions. Likely the Jill Biden* faction is more or less in control, but constantly undercut by other factions.

      You do realize that the only place the Menshkeviks swept the vote (Georgia) fought on/sided with the White Russians right?

      Just throwing around obscure terms could make your argument sound better if you actually understand the term in question.

      The Bolsheviks despised the SRs, Menshkeviks and Kadets, SRs accounted for the first of the show trials by the Bolshevik regime.

    Both Hot Air and Powerlineblog went all-in on both the Russia hoax and the stolen presidential election, weirdly confident that somehow things would go back to normal in 2022.

    That is a blatant falsehood, but it’s only to be expected from you.

    JackinSilverSpring in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | January 2, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    I cannot speak to Hotair, but as far as the Russian hoax is concerned Powerlineblog has been on the right side of this all along.

    So you are equating accepting reality of the 2020 election with the Russia stuff?

    Trump lost the popular vote by 4.5%, name the last president who went into the White House losing the popular vote by that much.

2024 is a long way away. midterms come first and we’ll see who the voting machines tell us are our representatives. Then we can do the fraud dance. Finally we’ll get to 2024 and Joe might not make it. That’s my prediction.

I hope they nominate AOC. I can’t think of a better way to make sure we elect a Republican POTUS.

with obama in ’08, any real qualifications(legal or otherwise)to run for president were effectively dismissed–have many friends as well as a lot of folks here who are convinced fjb won’t make it till ’24–have you considered, as so often happens in hollywood, a body double?–think of it: harris is the worst kind of stupid, then there’s hillary, then who else?–how to shut that down completely?–a double/mimic for fjb–not possible you say?–think of the logistics?–consider that fjb doesn’t actually have to campaign again to be “elected”

And some say the right has a purity problem….

Seriously, what is wrong with these folks that they believe that somehow Biden didn’t try hard enough to enact much of the progressive agenda? The votes ain’t there. It’s a 50/50 Senate that for now retains the legislative filibuster. It’s a very slight d/prog majority in the HoR with approx 25 d/prog coming from competitive purple districts? The lack emotional maturity of the progressives in their childlike demand to get their way is annoying at best. Please d/prog, please purge your voters of all the even halfway reasonable people still there and become a tiny but ideologiclly pure political party.

Meanwhile, Harris has sought advice from Hillary on improving her popularity. Is this the beginning of the Hillary rumors? Harris ascends to the Oval Office by 25th amendment (she is the only one who can do that) and naming Hillary as her VP. Then Harris doesn’t run for re-election.

It’s not just the Bernies who are angling in but Michelle and Hillary. Things look very grim for the Democrats. If only I were more confident in the Stupid Party to not blow it.

    LOL. The Senate and the House have to confirm the new VP if the former VP becomes President.
    Cold day in hell that Hillary gets a majority of the House, much less the Senate..

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I have no idea who their nominee will be. But, I’m certain it won’t be Biden. I’m skeptical he’s going to finish this term. Every press conference he does, gets worse. His cognitive decline is worsening every month, appreciably.

    henrybowman in reply to TargaGTS. | January 3, 2022 at 3:32 am

    Still, it’s entertaining to watch, in a train-wreck kind of way.
    Especially when you realize how many Democrat voters are trapped on that train.

And primaries on someone who supposedly got 80 million votes no one had ever before?
Unprecedented

Joe Biden won’t be above ground in 2024.

Surely there are odds and bets on POTUS 2024? I would believe those over push polls.

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