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Sports reporter Bob Costas believes that the Democrat Party needs to show President Joe Biden the door if he refuses to step aside for the good of the Party.
Biden, who has easily been the victor in every primary race this season by the massive margins an incumbent president should, has shown no signs of being willing to step aside.
But after the report by Special Counsel Robert Hur detailed issues with his memory and mental acuity the calls for him to step aside have gotten louder.
On Friday, during an episode of the HBO show “Real Time” with host Bill Maher, Costas ranted against former President Donald Trump, but then said that Biden needs to be a one term president.
“But just. Just because the Republicans and Fox News and all the tributaries that come off of that will overstate it, turn a blind out of the fact that Trump, who has always been an unprincipled and reprehensible person, is now a ranting lunatic who has mental gaffes of his own,” Costas said.
“So it’s, it’s a selective truth, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. Right?
“And when it comes to Biden, this is like the truth that no one, until very recently wants to say out loud. But my friends will tell you, I’ve been saying it for four years. This is Emperor’s New Clothes stuff,” he said.
“Joe Biden should have run on a firm promise that he would be a one term president. The only reason he is president is that he’s not Donald Trump. Then the Dems could have gotten a lot of people up in the bullpen, and they could have sorted through those people<” Costas said.
“If Biden’s hubris is such that he doesn’t understand the best interests of his party and more important, his country, then he has to be shown the door. Period.
“Because if Trump is a threat to democracy, and in many ways he is, so too are the Dems who are in danger of being as feckless as the Republicans have long been shameless. If they’re going to send this guy out there, if Trump is a monster, and in many ways he is, you’re going to send this guy out to slay the dragon? I don’t think so,” he said.
MAHER: And by the way, he did not run on a promise. He did not run on a promise not to run again, but he did run on a big hint. He said, I see myself as a bridge.
MAHER: That’s collapsing.
MAHER: No, but I see myself as a bridge. I read that as one term. Okay. And I guess the question now is, is it too late? And I don’t think it is, because I still think you can do it at the convention. I don’t — and people have said to me, ‘oh, that’s ridiculous they’ll look like’ — they’ll look like nothing. Nobody gives a fuck what you do at the convention.
MAHER: They’d be thrilled if they did it the day before the election. You could switch him out at the convention.
COSTAS: You could.
MAHER: And he could say, well, look, you know, I’ve had a health issue or whatever I want to spend more…
“ATLANTIC” WRITER CAITLIN FLANAGAN: he – because he didn’t really have to run much in the primaries. He doesn’t have delegates to give to someone else that the party would come together and say.
MAHER: Well, if a guy says, I can’t run, then you have to do it, then it has to be somebody else, that it’s an open convention. We’ve had open conventions many times.
COSTAS: Different scenario a long time ago. But when Johnson in March, after a close primary with Eugene McCarthy in New Hampshire, when Johnson said, I’m not going to run for another term, then Humphrey stepped up.
COSTAS: RFK, a tragedy ensued. He stepped up. There’s plenty of time.
MAHER: Yes. They make it up as they go along anyway, it’s politics.