Contrary to conventional wisdom, Hillary Clinton is indeed running for president in 2020. It doesn’t look like Hillary, and it doesn’t sound like Hillary, but almost every other characteristic is a dead ringer.
Joe Biden — the mainstream media’s favorite presidential candidate — is practically a carbon-copy of the 2016 Democrat nominee, mirroring her political experience, ideological views, and establishment support.
Just like Clinton, Sleepy Joe was an influential member of the Obama administration, helping to preside over an era of economic stagnation and growing political discord. Before becoming vice president, Biden spent several decades in the Senate, where he established himself as a staunch ideologue and partisan attack dog.
Even Biden’s views on foreign policy closely resemble Hillary’s — the former vice president was a prominent supporter of the Iraq War, voting in favor of authorizing the use of military force against Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2002.
If Biden were to grow out his hair, put on a pantsuit, and start treating voters with disdain instead of groping them, the resemblance would be downright uncanny.
Not surprisingly, some liberal observers and commentators have begun to notice the frightening parallels between Clinton and Biden, and they’re frantically warning Democrat primary voters against repeating the mistake they made in 2016.
For example, Vox — a publication known for its left-wing skew — recently published an article disparaging Biden as “the Hillary Clinton of 2020,” arguing that Americans “want outsiders, reformers, and fresh faces, not politicians with decades of baggage.”
While it’s unlikely that the radical leftists who have entered the race so far are the sort of “outsiders” and “reformers” the American people are looking for, the outcome of the 2016 election made it abundantly clear that voters emphatically don’t want a return to the days of Obama.
Of course, that brings up another striking similarity between the two establishment idols — both were chosen by the Democratic Party’s old guard to serve as a bulwark against the insurgent populist socialism of Senator Bernie Sanders.
In 2016, the Democratic National Committee effectively anointed Clinton before the primary campaign had even begun, staffing its headquarters with Clinton loyalists and signing a joint fundraising agreement with the Clinton Campaign long before she was officially nominated. Sanders is once again vying for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2020, and his supporters are understandably paranoid that the DNC will once again put its thumb on the scales to deny their candidate a fair shot.
One Sanders supporter, the founder of a group called Occupy DNC that staged a walkout at the 2016 Democratic National Convention to protest the Party’s manipulation of the nominating process, is convinced that the DNC is already giving Joe Biden the same sort of preferential treatment that helped secure Hillary’s nomination.
“The mainstream media and the DNC are colluding against the American people,” Laurie Cestnick told The Washington Times. “That’s what it feels like. It’s the same thing all over again."
The Democrat Party’s faithful lapdogs in the mainstream media certainly seem to be throwing their weight behind Biden, portraying him as the most rational choice for voters in 2020. In early May, for instance, CNN labeled Joe Biden as “the clear 2020 front-runner” based on nothing but notoriously-unreliable preliminary polling data.
Biden also has the clear support of the Democrat donor class, famously raising more money in the first 24 hours after he formally announced his candidacy than any of his rivals, barely edging out Bernie’s 24-hour take following his own announcement.
Of course, Bernie Sanders still carries the bitterness of the 2016 race, which will likely inspire him to fight harder than ever for the coveted opportunity to run against President Trump.
As the Trump economy continues to boom, however, Biden will have a difficult time convincing voters that we should return to the dismal Obama-Biden era economy, and Bernie Sanders will have an even tougher time selling socialism as an antidote to the prosperity America is enjoying under Trump.
Evidently, the Democrats haven’t learned anything from the 2016 election, because if the establishment is successful at rigging the nomination fight against Bernie yet again, they’re poised to nominate yet another establishment old-timer who stands no chance against Donald Trump.
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