Sunday, July 26, 2020

How Will Democrats Depose Biden?

“Far more insidious” than a dementia test, says Victor Davis Hanson.
“If Joe Biden is elected,” Victor Davis Hanson predicts, “the effort to remove him by those now supporting him will begin the day after the election and it will not be as crude as rounding up a Yale psychiatrist to testify to his dementia in Congress or shaming the White House physician to give him the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test in the manner that the Left went after Donald Trump.” VDH thinks the effort will be “far more insidious.”
White House insiders will leak stories to the New York Times and Washington Post describing Biden as he battles inevitable decline. Readers would learn “why Biden is a national treasure by sacrificing his health to get elected and then nobly bowing out as he realized the cost of his sacrifice on his person and family.” This scenario would not seem outlandish to anyone who recalls the 1972 presidential election.
That year the Democrat candidate was George McGovern, a veteran of 35 flying missions in World War II. After that conflict, McGovern opposed President Truman’s “aggressive anti-Soviet policy,” which he considered “dangerous,” and became an enthusiastic supporter of Henry Wallace, whose Progressive Party was a front for the Communist Party.
In 1962, McGovern won a Senate seat in South Dakota. About that time, the Soviets were moving nuclear missiles into Cuba, which McGovern did not consider an aggressive act. In similar style, Soviet attacks on democracy movements in Hungary and Czechoslovakia did not disturb the Senator, who fought for cuts to the U.S. military budget. Despite his decidedly leftist record, Democrats judged McGovern the best candidate to take on Richard Nixon in 1972.
For a running mate, McGovern turned to Missouri Sen. Thomas Eagleton, a Harvard law grad, devout Catholic and strong opponent of abortion. McGovern backed him “1000 percent,” but then came an anonymous call about Eagleton’s background. On three occasions during the 1960s Eagleton had been hospitalized for depression and undergone electroshock treatment. As Eagleton explained, he drove himself too hard and that resulted in nervous exhaustion and fatigue. After only 18 days, McGovern dumped Eagleton for Sargent Shriver, husband of Eunice Kennedy and part of Democrat Party royalty.
Nixon crushed McGovern by 23.2 points, the widest-ever margin of victory in the popular vote, and the South Dakota leftist won only Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. McGovern ran again in 1984 but dropped out after the New Hampshire primary. In 2011 he made another visit to his “old friend” Fidel Castro, calling anti-Communist Cuban exiles “foolish” and railing against the U.S. embargo as “stupid.” McGovern died the following year, a faithful leftist to the end. As the 2020 vote approaches, the Democrat presidential candidate recalls McGovern on key policy questions.
Read the rest from Lloyd Billingsley HERE.

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