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Monday, July 06, 2020

A failure of rhetoric

Watered-down rhetoric never works:
Google Trends data shows Trump's "Sleepy Joe" name-calling isn't generating nearly the buzz "Crooked Hillary" (or "Little Marco") did in 2016. Base voters who relished doubting President Obama's birth certificate aren't questioning Biden's.

Other factors are working against Trump's playbook. Tech platforms are increasingly moving to shut down hate speech and flag misinformation, killing the sources of some of Trump's favorite conspiratorial material. And search metrics suggest that, for the most part, a nation with more than 125,000 dead from the coronavirus has less patience for the president's usual tactics.
The reason that "Sleepy Joe" is a failure is because it is poor rhetoric. It is poor rhetoric because it is not based on the truth and therefore misses the target. Hillary is crooked. Marco is a dwarf, both physically and politically. Joe Biden, for all his various flaws and shortcomings, is not a narcoleptic.

I suspect that the President's original choice for Biden is "Creepy Joe", but he was talked out of using it by his advisors, because they thought it was too harsh. Which, of course, is wormtongue-speak for "too effective". But Biden is a confirmed creeper and women, especially young women and little girls, observably find him creepy.

Even "Sniffy Joe" would have worked, given Biden's predilection for hair-sniffing. But "Creepy Joe" is the killer rhetoric that Trump should have used, and it won't surprise me if he begins using it once his reelection campaign actually begins in earnest.

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Blogger Manuel July 06, 2020 4:16 PM  

Creepy Uncle Joe.

Blogger doctrev July 06, 2020 4:17 PM  

Creepy Joe's good, but would Trump let his advisors talk him out of using a name that was working? Hell no. If anything, he needs an even more blunt killshot- Pedo Joe or Senility Now.

Or he's simply not putting effort into name-calling this cycle, because he doesn't deserve to win if he can't take actual legal action against Joe Biden's obvious corruption.

Blogger Unknown July 06, 2020 4:17 PM  

We call him Uncle Bad Touch.

Blogger Avalanche July 06, 2020 4:20 PM  

Joey Alzheimers? Dementia Jim?

OT but... kinda insane. I used to live the TriCities in Washinton. One the other three was Pasco: a VERY small "city": ~74k residents.) A friend reports:

Somehow, even with a smirking pro-Dem media, their popularity and credibility have collapsed. After months in hiding, the governor went to tiny Pasco to give a speech, outside of a local hospital. (He is from Pasco.) The only way we could see there was no audience (and that the hospital parking lot was empty) was when the camera turned around to view the protesters. Everyone who showed up was an anti-mask protester. The gov had a temper tantrum, stormed inside, and then ordered everyone in the state to wear masks, even when alone, starting tomorrow.

Except me. I am hard of hearing and the order says if you are hard of hearing you do not have to wear a mask so you can read lips. (Really.) It also says you do not need to wear a mask if you are asleep or unconscious. So many good choices, I also live outside Seattle, in a county where the Sheriff says he refuses to enforce the governor's insane decrees.

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira July 06, 2020 4:21 PM  

Is "Sleepy Joe" just a teaser? Perhaps he was saving "Creepy" for when it would have the most effect.

Blogger Weak July 06, 2020 4:28 PM  

Or if he's really going for the killshot: Dementia Joe.

Blogger jijijeac July 06, 2020 4:30 PM  

you're right. sleepy joe did seem to me very soft for trump's level of verbal violence. thanks for pointing out why. you think he is doing this because he really doesn't consider him a threat and hence doesn't bother with more precise rhetoric?

Blogger Jack Amok July 06, 2020 4:37 PM  

I wonder if recycling "Crooked" would work? "They gave us Crooked Hillary last time, now they come back with Crooked Joe. I don't know which one is more crooked. How would you measure? Count up the money laundered?" Do enough people know about Hunter Biden and China for that punch to land?

Like a joke, if you have to explain your rhetoric, it doesn't work. And the big reason "Creepy Joe" works so well is it just explains itself any time Biden get's within arms reach of a female.

Blogger Dan in Georgia July 06, 2020 4:38 PM  

Keeping the weaker nickname instead of a killshot like "Pedo Joe" may be keeping Joe from being replaced by the newly adrenochrome-infused Hillary. I'm sure she's hoping for a dip in Creepy Joe's polling so she can justify replacing him. The longer he "leads" Trump in the polls, the more obvious the fix is in when she replaces him. It really is fun to watch.

Blogger Benzega July 06, 2020 4:38 PM  

"You have my axe." - Marco

"No thanks." - God Emperor

Blogger james July 06, 2020 4:47 PM  

basement biden

Blogger Newscaper312 July 06, 2020 4:48 PM  

Hilarious
"you are hard of hearing you do not have to wear a mask so you can read lips. (Really.)"

Blogger Silent Draco July 06, 2020 4:51 PM  

"Creepy Joe" works, but it was too soon. Saving it for after Biden tops the D ticket will cause maximum effects and bleed energy to 'switch' candidates. Looks like panic and "they're ALL crooked like Creepy Joe. [Adjective name] now!"

Blogger Max Blancke July 06, 2020 4:55 PM  

"joey fingers"

Blogger ZhukovG July 06, 2020 5:05 PM  

OT: RIP Charlie Daniels.

Ad Victoriam, Deo Vindice, Ave Caesar Trump!

Blogger Curlytop July 06, 2020 5:05 PM  

I saw a recent Trump Ad by his campaign, not a third party where it outlines Biden's past sins via actual video footage against the black community regarding prison Bill's, etc. The ad ends w the tag line: He may not remember these things, but we do."

That tag line can be used on any issue Trump chooses to highlight given the 40yrs of video evidence available. An ad showing all the creepy hair sniffing, inappropriate comments to girls,and touching w the "He may not remember these things, but we do" would be a great 2 for 1 kill shot.

Blogger ar10308 July 06, 2020 5:12 PM  

Creepy Joe is the killshot. Sleepy Joe was the bunting of that killshit. Dementia or any variation thereof isn't, despite it being plainly obvious and Trump's current campaign materials already targeting it. Creepy implies so much more and is very effective with women, because it denotes low SMV and social rejection based on gross behavior, which is plain to see. The idea of creepy is a visceral, skin-crawling response to women. The idea of dementia is sad and makes one pity the recipient.

Creepy is the Nuke. Dementia is volley artillery.

Blogger Jeroth July 06, 2020 5:14 PM  

Don't know why he listens to these fools. A rhetorical god should not take advice from mortal, jealous men.

"No more of Jared's woke shit"

Blogger Matthew July 06, 2020 5:14 PM  

I was just wondering about this a while ago. "Creepy Joe" is the obvious choice, so it makes sense that the Professional Losers would advice Trump against it.

Blogger Ingot9455 July 06, 2020 5:15 PM  

Assuming there are some lesser arrests before the Dem e-convention; then after the convention when the Dems have semi-locked Biden in he can be arrested for his Ukraine actions.

But what am I saying, that's just a dream of how a real world should go.

Blogger Out of Nod July 06, 2020 5:20 PM  

On Trumps level, that wouldn't work - you'd piss off a lot of families who've had members who've struggled through dementia

Blogger Noah B. July 06, 2020 5:23 PM  

"Joey Alzheimers? Dementia Jim?"

Clueless Joe

Blogger Out of Nod July 06, 2020 5:25 PM  

Rumblings suggest that Joe will be replaced by the DNC come August anyways. Better not to waste the good ammunition.

Blogger Canadian Warlord July 06, 2020 5:26 PM  

"Democrat."

Blogger Dole July 06, 2020 5:27 PM  

Creepy Joe and blunder Biden he is.

Blogger Damelon Brinn July 06, 2020 5:31 PM  

Is "Sleepy Joe" just a teaser?

That was my take. A way to keep them guessing as to whether he would go there on the "creepy" angle or not. But it could certainly be advice from cowardly advisors too.

Also, his full name is "Creepy Uncle Joe." The media still wants to limit it to "poor boundaries with adult women." That has to be blown up, if it means running the C-SPAN clips on screens at rallies.

Blogger Joe Smith July 06, 2020 5:38 PM  

Creepy Joe was always the play... it has to be obvious to Trump if it's obvious to us. Even Pedo Joe isn't as good as Creepy Joe. It's obviously still true, but doesn't leave enough to the imagination.

Blogger Patrick L July 06, 2020 5:43 PM  

I'm aware that Scott Adams isn't well-liked here, but he made an interesting observation about "Sleepy"; it endlessly forces Joe Biden to appear energetic and active in public. It's a rhetorical trap that causes Joe to potentially overwork himself, which will be easy to do for someone of his age and evidently failing mental faculties. "Sleepy" is very evocative of the "Low-energy" tag that took Jeb out early in the 2016 race.

Blogger Edgar Abbey July 06, 2020 6:09 PM  

The nickname "Creepy Joe" could very easily make its debut in conjunction with revelations that might come out of the Ghislaine Maxwell arrest and/or John Durham investigation.

Blogger Dan in Georgia July 06, 2020 6:12 PM  

That shot of Jeff Sessions slapping Pedo Joe's hand away from his granddaughter is about as damning as it gets. He looked like he wanted to rip Biden's arm off and beat him with it.

Blogger Dark Herald July 06, 2020 6:12 PM  

suspect that the President's original choice for Biden is "Creepy Joe", but he was talked out of using it by his advisors, because they thought it was too harsh. Which, of course, is wormtongue-speak for "too effective".

That would be Jared.

Yes, he's personally loyal to his father-in-law but he identifies as member of the North East ruling class.

And he instinctively recoils from anything that would actually damage it.

Blogger dowens July 06, 2020 6:18 PM  

I think Kid Touching Joe would be most effective but I dont think he has the balls to use it

Blogger dowens July 06, 2020 6:18 PM  

I think Kid Touching Joe would be most effective but I dont think he has the balls to use it

Blogger dowens July 06, 2020 6:18 PM  

I think Kid Touching Joe would be most effective but I dont think he has the balls to use it

Blogger Out of Nod July 06, 2020 6:20 PM  

And here I thought Inslee was just following in Newsome's footsteps. Way to go Pasco - glad you stuck it to the dictator of Washington!

He's currently holding up Phase 3 in many of the Phase 2 counties as well due to his tantrum.

Blogger thethirdcoast July 06, 2020 6:20 PM  

I've been using Crackers Joe or Crackers Biden.

Goes right at the issue without sounding overly negative.

Blogger Jeroth July 06, 2020 6:23 PM  

@28 Adams is a master bullshitter.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd July 06, 2020 6:25 PM  

Joe Smith wrote:Creepy Joe was always the play... it has to be obvious to Trump if it's obvious to us.
Yes, it's obvious. Trump says Sleepy Joe. Everybody who hears him thinks Creepy Joe.

Blogger Mr Smith July 06, 2020 6:30 PM  

And by axe... Marco would mean body spray.

Blogger J Van Stry July 06, 2020 6:32 PM  

125K dead? What glue are they sniffing?
Sorry, I can't take anyone that far in the tank seriously.

Blogger Jack Amok July 06, 2020 6:33 PM  

Joey Alzheimers?

Risky. Trump's at his best when he jabs the knife in and twists it. I think the dementia angle needs a softer touch. Too many people have loved ones with Alzheimer's and it sucks. They won't respond well to it being made fun of, even if Biden is out there blatantly asking for it. A more gentle reminder that Biden's mind is gone will work better.

But "Creepy" is fine because nobody likes a creeper, whether he still knows what day it is or not.

Blogger Eincrou July 06, 2020 6:39 PM  

Watered-down rhetoric never works

Always deploy thermonuclear rhetoric.

Blogger Curlytop July 06, 2020 6:41 PM  

"On Trumps level, that wouldn't work - you'd piss off a lot of families who've had members who've struggled through dementia"

I can speak to this as my father died of Early On Set Dementia. Watching Biden's decline is horrifying bc it's not even funny anymore. The man is in serious decline and it only intensifies the anger against the Dems, not Trump,for shamelessly peddling the fraud. He doesn't need to be in ANY public office, regardless of his positions.
I spoke w a Pro Choice, staunt Dem female voter today who is very upset that the Dems are running Biden. Being a nurse, it bothers her bc she thinks they'll lose in Nov.

Blogger Dole July 06, 2020 6:46 PM  

@28 Except for the fact that basement Biden is not coming out the basement regardless.

Blogger rikjames.313 July 06, 2020 7:03 PM  

If I were cynical I would say god's chosen advisors around Trump have been rejecting "Creepy" as a name because Joe is creepy towards children and they are happy as the media lurches the Overton window towards being able to openly bang 12 year old Christians, of both genders

Blogger Lance E July 06, 2020 7:05 PM  

> I'm aware that Scott Adams isn't well-liked here, but he made an interesting observation about "Sleepy"; it endlessly forces Joe Biden to appear energetic and active in public.

And the data shows it's not working, which shows that Scott Adams is an idiot.

Explaining why your meme is good is like explaining the punchline of your joke to someone who doesn't get it. Just say "never mind" and move on.

Blogger allyn71 July 06, 2020 7:07 PM  

He is waiting till after the conventions when the campaigns begin in earnest. Then the vids and memes will be flowing showing him groping little girls. Trump can retweet one of them and say that is creepy. Boom, "Creepy Joe" is born.

Blogger Nihil Dicit July 06, 2020 7:08 PM  

they thought it was too harsh. Which, of course, is wormtongue-speak for "too effective"

The primary "principle" of conservatives: "We should never sink to "their level", let's be nice! Act like everywhere and everything is a church picnic."

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia July 06, 2020 7:16 PM  

Yeah, you can't go with some for ofm "dementia" as a branding -- that would garner sympathy.

I've always thought "Sad" Joe would do very well -- it would have the subtext of mental decline but without the problematic focus on dementia/alzheimers. Instead it would underscore that fact his presidential run in pathetic in other ways.

"Creepy Sad" might work as a good combo.

Remember, the GE is marketer, and as a result he market tests all his nicknames.

Blogger liberranter July 06, 2020 7:17 PM  

"Senile Joe" is the only choice that packs any punch. Offensive? Sure, but so what? Does the fact that it's offensive negate its obvious truth? Would anyone be any LESS inclined to vote for Trump because he spoke an impolitic truth they already agreed with?

It's time to stop fearing the lying MSM. Nobody who believes its message is going to vote for Trump anyway, so there's no reason to take its sensitivities into account.

Blogger Newscaper312 July 06, 2020 7:18 PM  

I'd say Dopey Joe, but then I'm a fan of the Heinlein juveniles.

Blogger Bezzle July 06, 2020 7:25 PM  

Trump shouldn't even be mentioning his opponent by name. Biden should, rhetorically, not exist.

Trump's real opponent in this election is not a single man, but the whole host of Xerxes' arrayed horde of blue-state governors and municipalities enforcing the edicts of the Covid commissars.

--If he fired Fauci, his approval rating would rocket up 20%. If he *indicted* Fauci, it'd rocket up 40%. If he barred the mainstream media from federal properties, and permanently shut down that clown circus known as the White House press conference, he'd add another 20% on top.

Blogger Cinco July 06, 2020 7:25 PM  

I like “funny uncle Joe,” and in the off chance A picture of him edges sniffing his nieces hair or that Maxwell name drops him, it’s over.

Blogger Nihil Dicit July 06, 2020 7:25 PM  

"We've still got a few subscribers left! What can we do? Even after we called them all racists and transphobes and homophobes, they're still hanging on."

"I've got it! We'll run the Total Convergence Option play!"

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 06, 2020 7:36 PM  

Scour the Shire wrote:--If he fired Fauci, his approval rating would rocket up 20%. If he *indicted* Fauci, it'd rocket up 40%. If he barred the mainstream media from federal properties, and permanently shut down that clown circus known as the White House press conference, he'd add another 20% on top.
And you know he's right because he's been elected to so many national offices. Good thing we have an expert here who knows so much about what it takes to get elected President, unlike president Trump.

Blogger Damelon Brinn July 06, 2020 7:41 PM  

I think Kid Touching Joe would be most effective

Don't give up your day job. Too literal to be good rhetoric.

He is waiting till after the conventions when the campaigns begin in earnest. Then the vids and memes will be flowing showing him groping little girls.

It will be a true test of the MSM and Big Social's control over the limits of the conversation. They were able to contain it when Joe had his little #metoo moment last year, but it will be harder when it's part of the general campaign. If the president won't go all the way with it, I'm hoping DJT Jr. does at his rallies. If so, we're liable to see widespread censorship and deplatforming that makes today's look subtle.

Blogger Ska_Boss July 06, 2020 7:46 PM  

Sleepy Ben (Carson) works because his eyes are always half-closed and he talks quietly and slow. But yeah there are plenty of better names to give Joe "hold her tighter she's a fighter" Biden.

Blogger van helsing July 06, 2020 7:48 PM  

well for all we know, either trump has boxed them in to running joe and/or the dimrats are doing it to just to sacrificed him and keep Ukraine out of the news for a long as possible... cause we just cant politicize an election (sarc). so what is joe. a hostage. HOSTAGE JOE.

Blogger Dan in Georgia July 06, 2020 7:50 PM  

allyn71 wrote:He is waiting till after the conventions when the campaigns begin in earnest. Then the vids and memes will be flowing showing him groping little girls. Trump can retweet one of them and say that is creepy. Boom, "Creepy Joe" is born.

Exactly. Trump is, in essence picking his own opponent now, by going easy on Biden and not pushing back on fake polls showing Biden with a lead. The media think they are helping the Dems by puffing up Feel-up Joe. Hillary must be throwing ashtrays at anyone who comes near her about now.

Blogger Dark glasses Woody July 06, 2020 7:52 PM  

Joe Ba.. ah.. Be... ah.. You know the thing

Blogger A trite re-white July 06, 2020 7:54 PM  

Joe Biden, the creeps abide.

Blogger A trite re-white July 06, 2020 7:58 PM  

Trump: I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum...

Blogger Edjamacator July 06, 2020 8:36 PM  

OT: In Diversity and Inclusion happenings, tomorrow I get to choose a Republican nominee for the Senate and House. In one of the races, the choice is between three Paper Americans, one (no doubt) closeted BLM supporter in the form of a black female, and the one white, which is a woman. So, yeah, that's my state....No white males running, at least according to the article I read listing the nominees for Senate. And to top it off, two of the Paper Americans have stronger platforms (even if it's lip service) than the two women.

I need to start a GoFundMe so I can move out of this state...

Blogger Xmas July 06, 2020 8:53 PM  

The "Defunded Police" ad the Trump campaign just came out with is interesting.

Blogger Taqiyyotomist July 06, 2020 8:53 PM  

"you are hard of hearing you do not have to wear a mask so you can read lips. (Really.)"

Someone's been reading Douglas Adams' bit about wrapping a towel around your head.

Wow.

Blogger Azimus July 06, 2020 9:01 PM  

Geriatric Joe?

Jelly brain Joe?

Blogger VFM Bear July 06, 2020 9:08 PM  

Well, this is from last year when Biden started to pull away from Bernie:

“Looks to me like it’s going to be SleepyCreepy Joe over Crazy Bernie [Sanders],” Trump tweeted. "Everyone else is fading fast!"

So I'm going with the SDL's prediction that once the electioneering begins in earnest we hear more than Sleepy Joe.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-debuts-new-nickname-for-biden-sleepycreepy-joe

Blogger VFM #7634 July 06, 2020 9:19 PM  

I wonder if recycling "Crooked" would work? "They gave us Crooked Hillary last time, now they come back with Crooked Joe. I don't know which one is more crooked. How would you measure? Count up the money laundered?" Do enough people know about Hunter Biden and China for that punch to land?

Trump used "Corrupt Joe" twice today. I suppose it's better than "Sleepy" which just makes him seem harmless and dotty rather than an evil Democrat politician.

Blogger Arch July 06, 2020 9:32 PM  

Recently Joe said “You know me. I’d much rather be out there with people, because that’s where I get the greatest feel.” Riiiiiight. Creepy Joe.

Blogger Reziac July 06, 2020 9:37 PM  

Creepy rhymes with Sleepy...

I like "Gropin' Joe" myself. Imagine a commercial that was nothing but Joe's roamin' hands and questing nose...

Blogger Crew July 06, 2020 9:39 PM  

Was Creepy Joe a frequent passenger on the Lolita Express?

Blogger Centurion Revolt July 06, 2020 9:41 PM  

Trump doesn't change. That's both good and bad.

Blogger Steve Marriott July 06, 2020 9:45 PM  

I like "Joey Nuzzles"

Blogger VFM #7634 July 06, 2020 9:46 PM  

--If he fired Fauci, his approval rating would rocket up 20%. If he *indicted* Fauci, it'd rocket up 40%. If he barred the mainstream media from federal properties, and permanently shut down that clown circus known as the White House press conference, he'd add another 20% on top.

Fauci just predicted that we'll be seeing 100,000 cases a day.

If we never get up to 100,000/day, Fauci will have basically shot his credibility to h-ll, except for among the health-and-safety Nazis known as Democrats of course.

My prediction is for a peak in mid-July then a full nationwide decline. And from the looks of things, the peak will be about 60,000 cases a day.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants July 06, 2020 10:18 PM  

I always thought Dirty Joe was a decent name, covering both his dirty politics as well as his pervy ways.

Blogger Oswald July 06, 2020 10:42 PM  

Wheres Joe? If you see him, let me know. Is he still in his basement?

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( *autistic screeching* ) July 06, 2020 11:34 PM  

it's too early to deploy "creepy", the Demonrats won't even have an official nominee until August.

you deploy "creepy" now and you're liable to knock Joe out.

so here's a little video to help you bide your time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM7eKM7e4n8

Blogger Sargent.matrim July 06, 2020 11:41 PM  

Creepy Joe is what I see when I look at him.

Blogger cyrus83 July 06, 2020 11:47 PM  

"Senile" Joe Biden I think works best at this point because the dementia is getting pretty hard to deny to anyone watching the man's speeches. Creepy can work, but women seem to be inconsistent about when the creepiness matters to them.

I don't think it's accidental that Biden's team has been pushing back on the senility angle recently while they don't really seem to be worried about the creep angle.

Blogger Dont Worry About Me July 06, 2020 11:47 PM  

VFM #7634 wrote:I wonder if recycling "Crooked" would work? "They gave us Crooked Hillary last time, now they come back with Crooked Joe. I don't know which one is more crooked. How would you measure? Count up the money laundered?" Do enough people know about Hunter Biden and China for that punch to land?

Trump used "Corrupt Joe" twice today. I suppose it's better than "Sleepy" which just makes him seem harmless and dotty rather than an evil Democrat politician.


As good as Corrupt Joe is, it is nowhere near as lethal as Creepy Joe is. Whoever is telling our President to not use that is a dumb ass at best, traitor at worst.

No one is more appropriately characterized as Creepy than Joe Biden is in American politics. It is honest to a Godly degree.

Anonymous Anonymous July 07, 2020 1:56 AM  

Rhetoric is a weapon.

If you draw you better be prepared to pull the trigger or you’re just another suicide.

Blogger Dan in Georgia July 07, 2020 2:53 AM  

Dont Worry About Me wrote:As good as Corrupt Joe is, it is nowhere near as lethal as Creepy Joe is. Whoever is telling our President to not use that is a dumb ass at best, traitor at worst.

Trump is getting to pick his own opponent. If he mortally wounds Biden's numbers now, it makes it easier to replace him "for his health". DJT wants to make it completely obvious to Democrats that voted in primaries that their votes were meaningless, since whoever replaces Joe will not have been on any Dem primary ballots all year. *cough* Hillary *cough*

Blogger Rabid Ratel July 07, 2020 6:06 AM  

Dan in Georgia wrote:*cough* Hillary *cough*

Is she the most Demonic candidate they have?

Blogger justthinkin July 07, 2020 7:10 AM  

For Trump to use "Creepy Joe" would invite Trump's opponents to rekindle the sexual allegations made against him, and, whether or not they are true, they are believed by a good number of Democrats. They're already trotting out photos of him with Epstein and Maxwell.

Blogger Damelon Brinn July 07, 2020 8:37 AM  

"Creepy Joe" with the "Uncle" thrown in once in a while is perfect because it doesn't say too much. Again, you can't convince people by throwing truth at them. You have to let people feel like they discovered a new idea on their own, and then they'll find the facts to fit. If you call him "Gropin Joe" or something too specific, you're making a claim that they can reject emotionally, and get their defenses up before they ever see the evidence so they can declare it all fake somehow. If you call him creepy, that can get them curious about what's creepy about him, so they'll ask a friend or go searching online. People who are asking questions are much more receptive to answers. And the ones who don't look into it will still look at him and think, "Yeah, he is kind of creepy, now that you mention it." They don't have to know why to be creeped out by him, because he *is* creepy.

Blogger Darren July 07, 2020 8:54 AM  

When he first started publicly saying Sleepy Joe many of us expected that to be a nod to Creepy Joe.

But the bonus is that it also plants a "presuasion" seed month after month... before he uses the real thing closer to November in a viral "oopsie" tweet or similar.

Hopefully.

Blogger Darren July 07, 2020 8:59 AM  

Too close to "Shoeless Joe" which would trigger positive associations to Field Of Dreams.

You know, that film Biden remembers seeing in theatres last month.

Blogger Darren July 07, 2020 9:05 AM  

It is the equivalent of someone saying "Knock knock." The intended audience's brain automatically completes the thought.

Anyone slightly aware when hearing "Sleepy Joe" brings to mind examples of the countless children being groping victims of Biden live in front of CSPAN cameras.

Trump campaign better have a bunch of montages ready to go soon, visuals stick in the mind for a long time, and FEAR is the best motivator so it will even wake up some of the white females.

Blogger Darren July 07, 2020 9:12 AM  

Campaigns' effectiveness comes from far more than nicknames of their opponents... And if the only supporting data is from Axios then meh -- this "fact based" article VD linked to is full of blatant mind-reading and speculating, wrapped in a "he only got elected by gullible conspiracy theory spreading lie-believing racists in their mom's basements" implied myth.

But more importantly is what it does not say: for fairness it should have included search results for CREEPY Joe as comparison. Also it was based on GOOGLE searches which many of TGE's base stopped using at least 12 months ago.

Blogger Darren July 07, 2020 9:15 AM  

-tweet video montage of CSPAN kid-groping examples with "Anyone else find this Creepy? How does this make parents out there Feel? What to do..."
-tweet reply "LAW AND ORDER!" ;-)

Blogger Darren July 07, 2020 9:24 AM  

They already do that!

Notice virtually ANY tweet by Trump, about any subject. Always a top 5 reply (with hundreds of bot likes) will just be an unrelated throwback to 2018 -- a weak meme about teens in pageant dressing rooms, or Stormy Daniels. Or even the Access Hollywood tape.

These people are lazy.

Blogger Avalanche July 07, 2020 9:38 AM  

@31 "That would be Jared.
Yes, he's personally loyal to his father-in-law but he identifies as member of the North East ruling class."

North East Israel?

Blogger Darren July 07, 2020 9:40 AM  

Trump has a history of retweeting himself, especially from weeks or months in the past.

Will be glorious to behold the Marxist Left meltdown when he does that with this tweet. Especially if the original is full of patriots and anons sharing video examples of child victims.

Blogger Avalanche July 07, 2020 9:45 AM  

Sniffy Joe? Ukraine Joe / Joey Ukraine?

@43 "Watching Biden's decline is horrifying bc it's not even funny anymore."

Having cared for my demented mom for the 6mos till her death; I don't think it's funny at all. But I keep wondering WTH is wrong with his WIFE!

She is allowing him to dance like a demented monkey when she knows for 100% sure he is not and will not be capable. She apparently had no regard for his dignity or his privacy or anything. Grab for power above all else! Does she think he'll get elected and then SHE will get to take over the slot? They do that for Congress critters WAY too often, as if marriage provides experience and ability. Maybe the Dems think they can use it for the Presidency?

Could they BE that stupid? Why yes, yes they are!

Blogger Avalanche July 07, 2020 9:57 AM  

@49 "I've always thought "Sad" Joe would do very well"

{wince} Totally disagree: "Sad" arouses sympathy in women: "awww poor Sad Joey... maybe voting for him will help him feel better."

Sorry, women -- including me -- shouldn't have the vote! And since we do: make our spines crawl, make him BAD, not sad little boy...

Blogger Didas Kalos July 07, 2020 10:39 AM  

China Joe, creepy Joe, creepy China Joe. Whatever he is.

Blogger Ray - SoCal July 07, 2020 10:49 AM  

Never interfere with the enemy when he is in the process of destroying himself.

Trump is fighting the culture war, and forcing the conversation to “All Black Lives Matter” by making the Blue Cities and States own Black on Black Violence. And highlighting the insanity of the Left. He’s moving the Overton window. I am amazed at the discipline he is doing to deliberately not dominate the conversation. All while the DOJ continues to roll up Antifa.

It’s a waste of time right now for Trump to carpet bomb Biden. Trump will wait till after he is nominated. Trump is doing lots of Gotv stuff right now. There is the danger of the Democrats replacing Biden, if Trump destroys him before the convention.

Blogger Bezzle July 07, 2020 12:56 PM  

@55 Good thing we have an expert here who knows so much about what it takes to get elected President, unlike president Trump.

Naturally you are not applying this same derisive scorn to our illustrious blog host's analysis of the president's rhetoric.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd July 07, 2020 2:14 PM  

Scours is what you call diarrhea in ruminants. What an apt handle it is turning out to be for the shire dude.

Blogger MrNiceguy July 07, 2020 3:24 PM  

"both genders"??!

HOW DARE YOU!?

Blogger Akulkis July 08, 2020 5:02 AM  

>> Is she the most Demonic candidate they have?


As far as Republicans and Independents are concerned, yes.

Blogger Akulkis July 08, 2020 5:18 AM  

>> All while the DOJ continues to roll up Antifa.

Which disappoints me.

When I was a mere grade-schooler, I heard the left expressing their desire for a civil war and overthrow of the government and all of society.

Since then, I've trained for decades to kill a commie for mommy.

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