If you haven’t yet viewed last night’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, the first fifteen minutes of it, at least, are very much worth your time. Carlson is forthright in predicting the imminent removal of “President” Joseph R. Biden – by his own party. His analysis of the reasons for foreseeing this unprecedented event are simple and clear. They come down to this: Biden is an embarrassment that threatens Democrat Party hegemony over Washington.
An electoral disaster for the Democrats is looming. Both Houses of Congress are now predicted to fall to Republican control. There’s probably no way to avert it at this stage. All the same, the Party would like to retain some measure of influence on Capitol Hill. So if Tucker is correct, they’re about to try the Praetorian Guard stunt: they’ll remove the “emperor” and slot in a new one.
Trouble is, while Carlson is correct about the Party’s self-protective priorities, the ambitions of individuals must still be reckoned with. There are a number of Democrats who want the Oval Office for themselves, and they’ll do just about anything to get it.
For starters, consider the person nominally next in line for the presidency under the established rule of succession: Vice-President Kamala Harris. Would the Democrats’ strategists and kingmakers contemplate even for an instant allowing the universally disliked and ridiculed Harris into the power seat? It seems unthinkable. Yet there she is; what could they do about her? No doubt high-ranking Democrats are pondering that question as we speak.
Let’s imagine that the Democrats do find a way to dispose of Harris without undue violence. Who comes next? Why, it’s the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi! Is this…person any more suitable as the next figurehead for the hard-Left Establishmentarians in control of the federal government? Probably not; Pelosi is older than Biden and has virtually no power base any longer, even within the House Democrat caucus. More, recently she’s been embarrassing herself in public almost as often as has Biden. So she’s another obstacle to be cleared away.
After the Speaker of the House comes the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Right now that’s eighty-two year old Patrick Leahy. Is Leahy any better than Biden or Pelosi as a figurehead for the Administration? Where are the young guns of the Democrat Party? Does it have any, or have age and too tenacious a grip on power by septuagenarians and octogenarians hollowed out its “presentable” cadre?
The Democrats must decide immediately. The Speaker of the House and President Pro Tem of the Senate would both fall to the Republicans after January 3, 2023. A midterm transition of power in the White House would threaten the Democrats even more seriously than leaving Biden in the Oval Office…and it has become clear that they cannot leave Biden in the Oval Office. The stakes have risen too high and the odds against them are too great.
It’s not looking good, Gentle Reader – and I mean that both for the Democrats and for the country. For while none of those individuals are fit for the purpose of supplanting the increasingly embarrassing Biden, each of them will fight a outrance for the possibility of sitting at the Resolute desk. There’s going to be a bloodbath – at a time of crisis, widespread discontent, and loss of popular confidence beyond anything the nation has experienced since the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Pray that the tide won’t drown the rest of the country.