Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Biden Conspiracy

 

Let us begin with the now-common conclusion that US presidential candidate Joe Biden is, to one degree or another, senile; and thus physically incapable of acting as President of the United States of America, the most powerful and influential office on the planet.

It has come to my attention that some Republican voters believe the worst possible outcome of this fraud would be for the Democratic candidate for Vice President to immediately take Biden’s place after his election to President. If only that were so. In that case, most voters would know who they were truly voting for or against: the VP candidate versus Donald Trump.

Even if that was the Democrats’ plan, it would be shameful for Republicans to allow it to proceed. Obviously, any candidate unfit for the office is equally unfit for the candidacy. To accept a senile candidate is to make a mockery of our elections. Democrats should be forced to put forth a substitute candidate.

But let’s assume Biden will be tolerated to remain the presidential candidate and that he will be elected President. Democrats would have another, more nefarious option.

Joe Biden could remain President.

So long as Democrats avoid, stall, or disrupt attempts to impeach the senile President, the real powers could remain hidden. We cannot assume the Vice President would be the primary “advisor” who drafts the President’s policies and speeches. Any person or group could work beyond public scrutiny, without ever being certainly revealed to the press, to direct the pawn voters naïvely selected as a national figurehead.

In other words, to accept a senile man as a presidential candidate is to accept the potential outcome of a nameless, faceless President-in-hiding whom not one American voted for. Such a possibility is an abomination. It would call into doubt the whole of our democratic system. It would threaten not only our own republic but all nations affected by American foreign policy.

Act now, Republicans. There is precious little time to defend the legitimacy of our country’s executive branch.

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  1. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    There is a very small chance that Biden is playing the greatest rope-a-dope in history. He is pretending to be senile this summer and will come out after Labor Day and [as] the most charming and brilliant candidate since William Jennings Brian.

    Reagan Mastermind on SNL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5wfPlgKFh8

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  2. namlliT noD Member
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    Aaron Miller: Any person or group could work beyond public scrutiny, without ever being certainly revealed to the press, to direct the pawn voters naïvely selected as a national figurehead. 

    Yeah, that’s kind of the assumption.

    We call it the John Gill scenario. (Star Trek, original series, Season 2 Episode 21, “Patterns of Force”)

    And it’s entirely possible that happened under Obama.

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  3. Brian Watt Member
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    Joe Biden’s rapid cognitive decline that’s affecting his speech and his ability to form coherent responses to questions is quite obvious. I’m not sure what legal tools are available to Republicans to disqualify Biden based on his visible cognitive deterioration. I don’t think you can force someone to take a cognitive ability test…especially if you’re not a family member. How do you propose Republicans disqualify Biden apart from Trump skewering him if the debates are ever held?

     

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  4. Aaron Miller Member
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    Brian Watt (View Comment):
    I don’t think you can force someone to take a cognitive ability test…especially if you’re not a family member. How do you propose Republicans disqualify Biden apart from Trump skewering him if the debates are ever held?

    At the very least, they could sue via the Supreme Court, right? SCOTUS decided the “hanging chad” issue, so I assume it has a history of rulings on presidential elections. 

    For any election to be valid, the candidates must be valid. Republican lawyers can argue from the same public evidence that has convinced journalists to the effect of a court order to verify mental competence. It could be required of both parties’ candidates to minimize doubts. 

    State legislators could move to withhold state electors until mental health tests are performed on all candidates. 

    Half our representatives are lawyers. There are probably other options. In any case, they must try. 

    At the very least, make the argument repeatedly in the media. Don’t let it be a talking point only on the right and only among non-politicians. Make American voters think about it.

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  5. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Politicians are the public face of political machines. In some of these groups the politician has a large amount of control. In others not so much. I have no reason to think the Biden political machine would have any desire to hand control of the Presidency to the VP’s political machine. Best case for the Biden political machine would be if another member of the team could be placed as VP so control over both positions could be had. That is problematic and unlikely.

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  6. Bruce Caward Thatcher
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Politicians are the public face of political machines. In some of these groups the politician has a large amount of control. In others not so much. I have no reason to think the Biden political machine would have any desire to hand control of the Presidency to the VP’s political machine. Best case for the Biden political machine would be if another member of the team could be placed as VP so control over both positions could be had. That is problematic and unlikely.

    Is there any way Trump has finally developed a political machine of his own that can do battle competently against these two you mention? Is there anything we can do to help?

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  7. DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… Coolidge

    Was this post inspired by what I wrote in the PIT?

    “Has there ever been a candidate so cognitively impaired that everyone voting for him consciously understands that they’re really voting for his puppet masters?”

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    • August 5, 2020, at 8:52 PM PDT
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  8. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    This is not a Republican problem. The main thing for us to do is to support the a President of our own party. Even many of his Never Trump critics concede that he’s done a lot of good on the policy side.

    You might look at John Yoo’s new book. It’s just out, and I haven’t read it yet, but it appears to recount his journey from severe Trump critic to solid supporter.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 8:54 PM PDT
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  9. Aaron Miller Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    This is not a Republican problem.

    Rule of law and the legitimacy of democratic elections should be concerns of both parties, especially if one deliberately undermines those foundations. 

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  10. Aaron Miller Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unhelpful Com… (View Comment):

    Was this post inspired by what I wrote in the PIT?

    “Has there ever been a candidate so cognitively impaired that everyone voting for him consciously understands that they’re really voting for his puppet masters?”

    I’m not sure all voters believe now or will believe later that Biden is senile or otherwise beholden to other players. Left and Right tend to disagree on the basic facts, not only implications. We trust different sources of information and the Left obviously coordinates (or parrots) talking points. 

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  11. Barfly Member

    I try to believe the worst and the Dems keep outflanking me. I still find the most likely course to be that Joe steps aside during the convention. Susan Rice seems likely to be half of the new team. IIRC @thereticulator (and probably others) called that one awhile back. I imagine the Obamas are thinking she’ll be their tool. 

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  12. Brian Watt Member
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    Aaron Miller (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):
    I don’t think you can force someone to take a cognitive ability test…especially if you’re not a family member. How do you propose Republicans disqualify Biden apart from Trump skewering him if the debates are ever held?

    At the very least, they could sue via the Supreme Court, right? SCOTUS decided the “hanging chad” issue, so I assume it has a history of rulings on presidential elections.

    For any election to be valid, the candidates must be valid. Republican lawyers can argue from the same public evidence that has convinced journalists to the effect of a court order to verify mental competence. It could be required of both parties’ candidates to minimize doubts.

    State legislators could move to withhold state electors until mental health tests are performed on all candidates.

    Half our representatives are lawyers. There are probably other options. In any case, they must try.

    At the very least, make the argument repeatedly in the media. Don’t let it be a talking point only on the right and only among non-politicians. Make American voters think about it.

    Sue based on what infraction of constitutional law?

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  13. Aaron Miller Member
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    Brian Watt (View Comment):
    Sue based on what infraction of constitutional law?

    The parties themselves are extra-constitutional, and yet the two-party system is as old as the Constitution. Perhaps no legal avenues exist for unfit candidates even after centuries of American practice. But as legally regulated entities, political parties might not be exempt from such legal remedies.

    If not by law, then by politics. Truth should be presented to voters in any situation. If the problem is serious enough to impeach tomorrow, it is serious enough to object today.

    Trump got elected the first time precisely because voters were tired of Republicans throwing up their hands in perpetual surrender to Democrat maneuvers. Democrats would try to spin accusations against Biden as abusive lies. But silence signals weakness. The counter to Democrats is never avoidance. It requires an offensive of bold assertions.

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  14. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    There is a very small chance that Biden is playing the greatest rope-a-dope in history. He is pretending to be senile this summer and will come out after Labor Day and the most charming and brilliant candidate since William Jennings Brian. 

    If he were that crafty he’d already have been President. 

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  15. RPD Member
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    I’d be concerned that one party being able remove the other party’s candidate for ‘unfitness’ would be opening a Pandora’s box of trouble. I still favor letting the voters decide the issue. I’m not so sure electing a Biden with puppet masters would be so different from electing a competent Biden (or other prominent Democrat).

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  16. Arahant Member

    The way to do it is shine the light of truth on it. Ask all your friends, “Who will be President if Joe Biden is elected?”

    Will it be Dr. Jill Biden (Ph. D. in Education)? Will it be the VP? Will it be persons unknown?

    Remember when my cousin Edith was President back after her husband’s stroke? Good times. Good times.

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  17. Suspira Member

    Aaron Miller: Even if that was the Democrats’ plan, it would be shameful for Republicans to allow it to proceed.

    How would Republicans stop it? Other than pointing out Biden’s decline—which commentators on the right do constantly—what is in their power to do?

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  18. cirby Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    There is a very small chance that Biden is playing the greatest rope-a-dope in history. He is pretending to be senile this summer and will come out after Labor Day and the most charming and brilliant candidate since William Jennings Brian.

    Reagan Mastermind on SNL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5wfPlgKFh8

    That chance is so vanishingly small that it’s truly not worth considering.

    Biden has never, ever been anywhere near that good of an actor, and he’s certainly not that smart.

    If you look at his current videos and see his eyes, you can tell that this is a man who is no longer all there. Some form of moderate dementia, at minimum, and rapidly advancing Alzheimer’s at worst.

    (edit: for = form)

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  19. philo Member

    Aaron Miller (View Comment): At the very least, they could sue via the Supreme Court,…

    Doubtful. But even if they could, via “The Roberts Court”? Truly giggle-worthy.

     

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  20. MarciN Member

    Between the mail-in ballot fraud and confusion, the riots, the incompetence of Biden, the pandemic, . . . 

    Wow. Just wow. 

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  21. Miffed White Male Member
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    Aaron Miller (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):
    I don’t think you can force someone to take a cognitive ability test…especially if you’re not a family member. How do you propose Republicans disqualify Biden apart from Trump skewering him if the debates are ever held?

    At the very least, they could sue via the Supreme Court, right? SCOTUS decided the “hanging chad” issue, so I assume it has a history of rulings on presidential elections.

    For any election to be valid, the candidates must be valid. Republican lawyers can argue from the same public evidence that has convinced journalists to the effect of a court order to verify mental competence. It could be required of both parties’ candidates to minimize doubts.

    State legislators could move to withhold state electors until mental health tests are performed on all candidates.

    Half our representatives are lawyers. There are probably other options. In any case, they must try.

    At the very least, make the argument repeatedly in the media. Don’t let it be a talking point only on the right and only among non-politicians. Make American voters think about it.

    There is no requirement of mental soundness to be President. The 25th Amendment is merely procedural.

    If Biden is incompetent, beat him at the polls.

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  22. Mark Camp Member

    Aaron Miller: To accept a senile candidate is to make a mockery of our elections.

    Technically, it’s no longer possible to make a mockery of American elections. It would require a mockery-hiatus of at least one election, after which they could again be made a mockery of.

    But it’s a minor point and I understand what you were saying.

    = = = = = = = =

    Keywords: Humor

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  23. Stad Thatcher

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Joe Biden’s rapid cognitive decline that’s affecting his speech and his ability to form coherent responses to questions is quite obvious. I’m not sure what legal tools are available to Republicans to disqualify Biden based on his visible cognitive deterioration. I don’t think you can force someone to take a cognitive ability test…especially if you’re not a family member. How do you propose Republicans disqualify Biden apart from Trump skewering him if the debates are ever held?

     

    It seems to me the person who can push the Big Red Button has to take some kind of test to ensure he’s not mentally ill . . .

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  24. Arahant Member

    Stad (View Comment):
    It seems to me the person who can push the Big Red Button has to take some kind of test to ensure he’s not mentally ill . . .

    Where is that a requirement in the law or the Constitution?

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  25. Mark Camp Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Joe Biden’s rapid cognitive decline that’s affecting his speech and his ability to form coherent responses to questions is quite obvious. I’m not sure what legal tools are available to Republicans to disqualify Biden based on his visible cognitive deterioration. I don’t think you can force someone to take a cognitive ability test…especially if you’re not a family member. How do you propose Republicans disqualify Biden apart from Trump skewering him if the debates are ever held?

     

    It seems to me the person who can push the Big Red Button has to take some kind of test to ensure he’s not mentally ill . . .

    Only a person who has previously decided to run for President can become President. So we can’t exclude people who are mentally ill, or we’d never get a President and no turkey would ever again be pardoned at Thanksgiving, among other harmful effects.

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  26. MarciN Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    It seems to me the person who can push the Big Red Button has to take some kind of test to ensure he’s not mentally ill . . .

    Where is that a requirement in the law or the Constitution?

    I think such a procedure or requirement would open up yet another door to corruption. The entire competency testing and court room proceeding would be questionable. 

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  27. Arahant Member

    MarciN (View Comment):
    I think such a procedure or requirement would open up yet another door to corruption. The entire competency testing and court room proceeding would be questionable. 

    Exactly, and the Progressives would get conservatism declared a mental illness, just as they got gender dysphoria declared not one.

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  28. MarciN Member

    Frankly, the voters themselves are as capable of making such an assessment as any court would be. 

    I think we should be pushing for a debate in a public setting. I think that’s all we need to do. 

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  29. JamesSalerno Coolidge

    “Come on, man?”

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  30. Arahant Member

    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    “Come on, man?”

    “Are you a junkie?”

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