Derogatory terms can be turned around, a historical example is the once derogatory term "Jesuit" that Protestants used against the Spanish Catholic order the Society of Jesus. Today even members of the Society call themselves Jesuits and their colleges and universities identify as Jesuit.
As Biden polls poorly in battlegrounds while congressional Democrats see a brightened political outlook for themselves, lawmakers are tying themselves in knots over whether to cheer on a second term for the 79-year-old president. It’s not that they’re abandoning Biden early, just that many see little upside in taking a firm stand either way when that risks alienating either independents or the party base. And some can’t understand why the question is even being asked.
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Democratic leaders publicly support Biden, even as they equivocate somewhat on whether the oldest president in U.S. history should try to tack on four more years. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said “if he runs, I’ll support him.” And House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) similarly praised Biden for “doing a good job” as president, even as he responded to a question about Biden’s future much like Nadler did: “Getting into this game this early is not very productive.”
If Trump is the 2024 Republican nominee which is becoming apparent, Democrats only have Biden who could again defeat Trump, Harris and other candidates don't have the polling numbers to defeat Trump. The US Presidency is the most stressful job in the world and Biden is showing it, but unless Trump is knocked out by incapacitation, death or incarceration, Biden looks to be the strongest candidate to defeat him in 2024. 3rd parties on the US presidential level are meaningless.
That being said, I don't feel obligated to vote for Democratic candidates for federal, state and local offices in 2022.
Maureen Dowd a NY Times columnist is out this morning urging Biden not to run in 2024.
Michael Smerconish at CNN earlier said Biden should announce he's not running before the 2022 election.
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan