Roper: Why Joe Biden isn’t going anywhere

By Rob Roper

Watching the Afghanistan debacle unfold, it’s easy to understand why people and pundits are grumbling that the commander in chief needs to go. His competency is highly questionable. Even before the election there were legitimate questions raised about Joe Biden’s mental state, and less legitimate conspiracies about his being a Trojan Horse candidate who would step aside or be removed to make way of Kamala Harris.

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President Joe Biden

None of this is going to happen. He won’t resign, he won’t be impeached, he won’t be Article 25-ed. Democrats won’t let it happen. Ever. At least until after the mid-term elections in November 2022. They will go full-on “Weekend at Bernie’s” before they let Joe go. Here’s why.

If Joe Biden vacates the office of president for any reason, Kamala Harris will become president. This presents two problems for the majority party. One, Harris is hugely unpopular. As bad as Biden is, and his poll numbers are dropping, Harris would be far worse going into the 2022 elections. But, even if that dynamic were to somehow reverse itself, if Harris suddenly became president, she will no longer be vice president — which means she will no longer be able to cast a tie breaking vote in the Senate. Which means the Democrats’ agenda would be dead in the water.

Here’s what Article 25 actually says:

Section 1.

In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

Section 2.

Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

So, not only would Harris no longer be a 51st vote in the Senate to pass legislation, she could not be the 51st vote necessary to install her replacement as that 51st vote. Senate Republicans, by dragging out the VP replacement process forever (See Merrick Garland for SCOTUS!), could effectively end the Democrats’ ability to pass anything through the upper chamber. It’s possible this is why we are witnessing a sense increased desperation on the part of the left to pass their high priority agenda items quickly.

Would an Article 25 removal be entertaining? Perhaps. Likely? I think not. Jokes about Joe Biden needing a food taster are unfounded. Democrats will hire a taxidermist for Biden before they hire a hit man.

Rob Roper is president of the Ethan Allen Institute. Reprinted with permission from the Ethan Allen Institute Blog.

Image courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons

22 thoughts on “Roper: Why Joe Biden isn’t going anywhere

  1. Continual posting of bald lies courtey of Mr Freitag is the province of a fraud. President Hussein is running the show here – Pedo Joe is just the M-F part-timer in the Oval returning home on weekends bc dementia patients do better with familiar surroundings. And skinnydipping in front of female Secret Service agents in WH pool would possibly be frowned upon as it would support the optics of his troubling treatment of women and children – amongst the most vulnerable in society I might add.
    Lie #1
    “Joe Biden is no more or less than a politician representing a different political viewpoint.”
    — He is first and foremost – a complete criminal, and, in fact a racist, a misogynist, pedophile, serial grifter enriching entire family including wife and relatives, also includes blackmailing a sitting head of state to fire a prosecuter who had chargeable offenses on Hunter, selling US out to China – and this is just for starters – details available on request
    Lie #2
    “…focus on… benefits our nation,like on the infrastructure bill, can be reached”
    — “While President Biden and Congressional Democrats continue to push for passage of their “infrastructure” plan and claim that it’s about “jobs,” the truth is becoming clear…this bill is not about infrastructure and the tax hikes and bad economic policy included in it would actually destroy jobs.”
    https://www.gop.gov/its-not-about-infrastructure/
    Lie #3
    “…Biden kept the to the course of complete withdrawal of all American forces negotiated by President Trump”
    — Appalling: Biden Scrapped Trump Afghanistan Rescue Plan
    By Stephen Green Aug 19, 2021 11:09 AM ET
    …under President Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo’s State Department had ordered the creation of a “Contingency and Crisis Response” office whose job would be avoiding “a future Benghazi-style situation for Americans overseas.”
    https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2021/08/19/biden-scrapped-trump-afghanistan-rescue-plan-n1470923

    But while Biden lied to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday that “We planned for every contingency,” behind the scenes, Biden’s State Department had already “revoked the funding and the approval” for Trump’s response team, according to Kassam.

    Biden didn’t plan for every contingency. He killed our ability to respond to the most likely contingency.

    And furthermore left up to tens of thousands of *Americans* a world away in Afghanistan with little hope of getting home. And, as cherry on the sh** sundae – left our service dogs in a nation which hates dogs and to a cruel fate for all.

    Muslim Islamofascist Hussein and sidekick Pedo Joe are sociopaths as are their supporters and cheerleaders.

    • Lie #4
      “That the Afghan army could collapse so rapidly says more about the faliure of the last 20 years than the last 20 days.”

      What part of the government collapsed is Mr Freitag not getting? If it collapses everything is up for grabs. It took eight days bc we left them our arms, and government quit – knowing there would be no funding source imo. Army was never a real army – but propped by our forces and outnumbered by tribes Taliban an ‘army’ that does not play by any rules and embedded within populace.

      In this lie – Mr Frietag expects all administrations take “equal” blame as is the collectivist wont. Nothing is judged on merits but appropriation. Obama claimed he would take us out – he in fact armed ISIS by gifting Islamic terrorists just as he did this time while escalating the wars in the ME.

      Donald Trump destroyed ISIS and got us out of Syria and Iraq by cooperating with the Russians – this is payback for Hussein – he likes wars in the ME, after all he’s a Muslim and this is what they do – great excuse to bring the terrorist sleepers to US just as he did in last term. This way they can become citizens and have constituencies which gave us Omar & Talib while attempting takeover our nation.

      We don’t know how many were evacuated, what we do know is the’yre mostly Afghans. 120,000 is a tiny fraction of the official up to 10 million – 50 million has been reported also – therefore the rest of men, women, children including students are now official hostages in a land run by Islamofascist terrorists who are amongst the most barbaric on earth.

  2. If the American people had only listened to what President Obama had to say and didn’t say about Joe Biden, this country would not be in this mess.

    After eight years of working closely together, Obama knew Biden better than anyone else and apparently worried about Joe’s capacity to be President. Remember these from Obama:

    “Joe you really don’t have to run”.

    ” Don’t under estimate Joe’s ability to f….k things up”.

    Obama failed to endorse Biden during the Democrat primary and then hardly enthusiastically endorsed him during the general election.

    It looks like Obama knew there would be problems with Biden as President and signaled it with his words, silence and actions……..He was right…….Biden is not up to the job of running this country as he has repeatedly repeatedly shown with his actual performance to date.

    What a mess…….Can anyone imagine what three more years of Joe Biden will bring?

    • Ginny, I think you are onto something. China is the big winner on all his America last policies. Every single one.

  3. While one might disagree with his policies and priorities, perhaps Joe Biden is no more or less than a politician representing a different political viewpoint. While demonizing and belittling the opposition is unfortunately standard fare these days for both Democrats and Republicans, it might be more helpful to our country to focus on shortfalls in policy proposals ( of which I believe there are many), as well as those times when agreements that benefits our nation,like on the infrastructure bill, can be reached.

    In regards to the Afghanistan policy, Biden kept the to the course of complete withdrawal of all American forces negotiated by President Trump, albeit at a later date than the orignal May 1, 2021. Afghansitan both men recognized was a house of cards built on corruption. That the Afghan army could collapse so rapidly says more about the faliure of the last 20 years than the last 20 days.

    Finally, the American military should be recognized and appreciated for their courage, skill and sacrafice at evacuating over 120,000 people under extremely difficult and dangerous conditions.

    • Your post is mostly nonsense. biden did not follow the plan of trump in Afghanistan. Trumps plan was get the civilians out first, remove or destroy the military equipment and bases, then get the troops out — and if they are attacked all bets are off.

    • This mornings headlines, “Thousands of Afghans dropped off in Virginia, no papers or verification of who they are”. John, when they taught critical thinking in college in the not so long ago past, You must have skipped class. This is assuming you went to college. Your post is nonsense! Nothing that was done had anything to do with the plan that President Trump had in place.
      You should probably stop watching CNN and do some real research before you make a fool of yourself again. And, thousands of Americans are still left behind thanks to Applesauce Joe.

      • Never argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience every time.

    • Ahh… Mr Freitag, biden is so much more than a differing political viewpoint. He is the epitome of political corruption. He is the poster child for the Swamp. Rolled out when Sanders looked to be headed for the DNC nomination, this sad excuse made little effort to campaign, knowing that the media had his back and his party faithful were changing election law to their benefit.
      Even when his son’s laptop was discovered, the faithful covered for him. China, his seeming benefactor is aiding and abetting him.
      Should you want to address shortfalls, Whether his actions in Afghanistan are unintended blunders or a calculated plan to aid China, this man and his administration engaged his policy decisions to the outcome we have. The actions of the US government since January 20th fall on biden and his administration solely. He can attempt to blame anyone he chooses, but the buck truly stopped with him. Think Not? biden thru executive orders changed scores of Trump policies, Executive Orders and broke multiple laws, particularly Immigration law. biden could (and did) alter Afghanistan policy at any time. His actions dishonored every serviceman and women that has ever served.
      That biden has sold out the US and committed treason is not a stretch- that he will be held accountable for his actions is doubtful.
      There are two images that sum up Biden’s actions in Afghanistan, that of a Taliban elite squad, in US uniforms trying to replicate a photo of US Marines in Iwo Jima and video of Taliban piloted US Blackhawk helicopter flying about with a body dangling from a rope.
      Because of Biden’s actions and “different viewpoint” the US will continue to be involved in the Middle and Far East for decades and trillions of tax dollars longer. He has solved nothing of benefit to the USA, but made China, Pakistan, Russia and Iran stronger and more dangerous.

  4. Is Illegitimate Joe a just puppet or a just stooge that the DemocRATs want front & center ??

    When the bottom falls out of this sham administration and it will, they’ll blame all the blunders
    and now deaths on ” Senile Joe ” as he was the President…..

    Democrats have no shame, and will toss whomever under the bus to retain power, Joe’s on
    the shortlist……….You thought the circus was in town now, wait until Harris takes control and
    that’s why she’s low profile.

    God Help us.

    • His handlers will blame the pilot for opening a trapdoor normally used for emergencies.

      The pilot will say: It was an emergency. My only wish, the trapdoor should have been much bigger, like bomb bay, so the entire cabal, with teleprompter, would have a big jump without a parachutes

  5. Also another scenario is the recall election in California. If Gavin Newsom is recalled and Larry Elder is elected governor, there are rumors that Dianne Feinstein is not doing so good. Larry Elder said on Fox News that if given the opportunity he would appoint a Republican senator to replace her.

    Terrorist: “Who are you” ?
    John McClain: “The ole fly in the ointment, the ole monkey and the wrench”
    From the film Die Hard One.

  6. What more proof do you need?

    He was used as an amiable, well-known “STOOGE IN THE BASEMENT, while the DEM/PROG elites FIXED THE OUTCOME of the election, well before, and kept the unobserved “counting” going, well after ELECTION DAY.

    I have the indisputable truth, which I will post in another comment

      • PREPARATION OF 288,000 MAIL-IN BALLOTS IN BETHPAGE, NY FOR USE IN PENNSYLVANIA MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION
        https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/preperation-of-288-000-mail-in-ballots-in-bethpage-ny-for-use-in

        EXCERPT:

        This article describes a multi-month project, started about August 2020, to fabricate up to 288,000 mail-in ballots near Bethpage, Long Island, NY, for use during the 2020 Election in Pennsylvania, a swing state.

        This article is a work in progress, because of on-going developments.

        Folks should know this huge, premeditated, 288,000-vote fraud took place several months BEFORE the election.
        It likely was not the only premeditated fraud in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

        The Pennsylvania 2020 Election counted 6,835,903 votes
        2020 turnout was 70.93%, i.e., about 9,637,534 NAMES ON REGISTERED VOTER LISTS
        NON-VOTERS were about 2,801,631
        The Bethpage fraud used only 10.3% of the NON-VOTERS

        It would be easy to select only 10.3% of the non-voters to perpetrate the fraud

        BTW, Biden “won” Pennsylvania by 80,555 votes

        Preparing the Mail-in Ballots near Bethpage, Long Island, NY

        Sometime in August, Democrat operatives in NY (Schumer, Senate Majority Leader is from NY) likely talked to Democrat operatives in Philadelphia, regarding how to use mail-in ballots to fix the election for Biden, just in case Trump would be ahead by too many votes.

        It was decided, PA would supply to NY:

        1) The ballots for each PA district,
        2) The envelopes and
        3) Copies of the registered voter lists, with marked names of people who voted in the past 2 or 3 elections.

        The 280,000 ballots would be filled in for many of the item-3 people, which would include dead people, people who moved out of state, plus various ineligible people, such as non-citizens, legal or not, felons, under age people, etc. Election officials purposely keep them on registered voter lists to have more names to “play with”

        As reported by the media

        Some of these “unlikely” voters showed up to vote in person.
        They were told they already voted.
        “How could that be? I never received a ballot!
        Our records show you did.
        Just sign this affidavit, and we will give you a provisional ballot

        Organizing the Ballot Fixing

        It was decided, NY would have “processors” in spread-out locations (to avoid people having contact, and a large group of people would draw attention), who would fill in the ballots (using the PA voter lists), put them in envelopes, fill in the addresses, sign them, and put them in USPS-supplied trays.

        It was decided to have about 288,000 fake mail-in ballots to secure Biden’s win, so they thought.

        However, they grossly underestimated the number, because Trump was leading by about 700,000 votes at 10 PM, Election night, in PA. Shortly after 10 PM, as if someone had blown a whistle, counting more-or-less stopped in 6 swing states.

        Time to Complete the Mail-in Ballots

        If an average worker could complete one ballot, ready for mailing, in about 2 minutes, there would be 30/h x 8h/d x 5d = 1200 ballots per week, per worker. If there were 100 such workers, it would take about 16 – 17 days to complete 288,000 ballots.

        It was decided the ballots would be stored in a secure location, ready for transport, to the USPS mail center in Bethpage, NY, a few weeks before Election Day

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