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Smelling anything yet?

The Steyn column I quoted in my belated Eyrie post is astute enough to warrant a mention here as well, I believe. To wit:

So what’s going on? Why did whoever’s running the show allow this to happen?

As my former GB News colleague Neil Oliver observed long ago on The Mark Steyn Show, formulating a useful rule of contemporary politics:

This is happening because they want it to happen.

It’s important to bear in mind that there is no rational justification for this sudden “panic”. The squinting croaking zombie has been out of it for almost his entire “presidency”: at the G7 and the like, it’s accepted by every other nation that he will play no part in meaningful discussions and attend only one or two of the photo-ops, at which Meloni or Macron will be alerted to steer him back to the podium should he wander off because a comely six-year-old daughter of a deputy-assistant-under-commissioner of EU paper-shuffling has caught his eye.

And what’s the net result of all that? Right now the non-dead candidate of the opposition party is one-point-five points ahead in the Real Clear Politics poll of polls – and that’s well within the Democrats’ margin of fraud when the late-arriving ballots start being motored around in unmarked vans in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

In other words, an amazingly solid core of American voters are either ignorant of or relaxed about the prospect of Second Term at Bernie’s. Will this debate seriously shift those numbers?

The guys running this soap opera know the ending they’re working up to, and any unexpected plot twists en route are designed to serve that end.

Yep. In the words with which I close the Eyrie post:

Indeed so. If there’s anything the last four years ought to have taught us, it’s the essential, incontrovertible truth of Mark’s closing statement. Whether we wish to acknowledge it or not, there’s a lot more going on here than meets the eye.

And there you have it.

If the foul, fishy stench of this whole setup hasn’t yet reached your nose, you need to take a good, long whiff.

10 thoughts on “Smelling anything yet?

    1. When you think about it, in practical terms it’s really the easiest and simplest of any option open to them at this point. I mean, who among us would find it at all difficult to believe that the decrepit old fool just suddenly dropped dead of a heart attack at the age of 130 or however the fuck old he is, or of a good few other ailments or infirmities? As far out or radical a notion as it may seem to normal people still possessed of a functioning conscience, killing Too Aulde Jaux is practically a no-brainer now for them. It ain’t as if the power-deranged dirtbags are just too darned ethical, decent, and upright to ever seriously contemplate such a thing.

        1. I’d guess so. OTOH, biden was perfect. Anyone else *might* just decide that as president they can do as they wish.

  1. Further thoughts: One thing you can be sure and certain of is that Bribem will NEVER step aside willingly; hell, his godawful wife “Dr” Jill will have to be dragged kicking and screaming from the White House, physically, let alone her dying-by-degrees trophy husband.

    Those two archetypical ProPol specimens care not a whit for appearances, ability, or incapacitation. Both of them are hard-nosed DC operators who have worked single-mindedly for fifty years to get to where they are now; grubbing, scheming, and scamming for power is all they know, all they’ve ever known. Can anyone seriously imagine they’d ever agree to just up and walk away from a dream they’ve obsessively pursued for so long just because Bribem shit the bed the other night?

    “For the good of the country”? Puh-LEEZE, don’t make me laugh. When the hell have either of those two remoras EVER given a tinker’s damn about THAT?!?

    1. FURTHER further thoughts: Pursuant to this line above:

      Both of them are hard-nosed DC operators who have worked single-mindedly for fifty years to get to where they are now; grubbing, scheming, and scamming for power is all they know, all they’ve ever known.

      This is simply the nature of the ProPol beast, innate to the loathsome breed, their most basic instinct. Which is PRECISELY why the Founders so stringently cautioned their posterity against ever countenancing the rise of such insidious creatures as they. On that path lies ruin, as they in their extraordinary wisdom well knew. And, well, here we all are.

      Whaddyaknow, yet another thing they were dead right about. Jeez-O-PETE, did them guys have some kinda crystal ball or sumpin’?

  2. When they picked biden they did so because he was brain dead and would do whatever they told him to do.
    Now, they stole the 2020 election and they plan to steal the 2024 election, so why change?
    The only plausible reason is that with biden it will be clear to everyone they cheated and they do not want that widespread, so they replace him, one way or another. I think that’s their plan but I can also see them just running the moron once again.

  3. Further FURTHER thoughts, forsooth! Looks like Kunstler agrees with us, Kenny.

    If he won’t resign, and the party can’t force him off the ticket, the blob could have no choice except to bump him off. I imagine they would get it done humanely, say late at night sometime, in bed, using the same method as for putting down an old dog who has peed on the carpet one too many times. Or, if that can’t be managed and he clings to his position, maybe the party could cobble up some new nominating rules impromptu. And then, who could they slot in from the bench?

    Who indeed. But as things now stand, do they much care about that niggling detail? THEY HAVE A “DEMOCRACY” TO SAVE HERE, GAWDDAMMIT!!!

  4. I found the solution they may choose –
    Have the president and VP together in the same vehicle that is attacked by terrorists but near the election. You get the speaker of the house for a couple months, but then he’s replaced by the incoming marxist deep state president. Oh, and lets be truthful, the speaker of the house is one of them anyway, regardless of the party moniker.

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