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Politics Biden - How’s he doing?

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by rogue49, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & be quiet.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Here's what Joe Biden can -- and can't -- do to fight inflation | CNN Politics

    This article ^ dates back to Jan 2022. I find it
    useful because ten months later inflation is still a major problem.

    I've previously stated there is strong connection between inflation and businesses trying to recover from the Covid economic slump. Clearly that is not the only reason for inflation.

    We have a rock and a hard place situation. Biden could do more to curb inflation, but then the Repubs would label him a socialist who interferes with business.

    I'm hoping the midterm elections are an indicator that voters are willing to be patient. But it's also up to Biden to show that trust isn't misplaced.

    Damned if you do.
    Damned if you don't.
     
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  2. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Opinion: The most underestimated president in recent history | CNN

    Actually, he's doing pretty well.
    Cleaning up the neighborhood after a frat house toga party.

    Still got that crazy MoFo down the street that's setting off fireworks and has serious roadrage smashing others' cars. (Putin)
    And that other SOB that steals (China) and released a plague.

    What else???
    Mr. T and the MAGAs and other underlying festering extremism.

    I think America has a bad habit of unrealistic expectations.

    Give Joe a chance, he just got in.
    People forget this.
    He just got his people in place
    And they're just ramping up, learning the ropes and gaining moment.

    This shit ain't magic.
    Takes work, time and attention.
    AND if you want it done right...investigation, thought, judgement and planning.

    People are deluding themselves if they think this is Hollywood.

    At least Joe is very experienced...not flashy.
    And he cares...not just about himself. (like you know who... )

    Fuckin' nice for a change to have an adult in the room.
    Just give him a break.
     
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  3. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & be quiet.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Generally speaking...people (voters) are fickle, impatient, greedy, & feel entitled to instant gratification.

    I firmly believe we could formulate a twenty year plan, under which EVERYBODY makes some relatively EQUAL sacrifices, to get the USA mostly back on track. This would require bipartisan cooperation, and a commitment to see it through...which will never happen.
     
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  4. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted

    Location:
    Where ever I roam
    I would settle for seeing a Democratic or Progressive platform for the vision they have for the next 20 years. And not just easy talking points like "100% clean energy" or "Ban fossil fuel cars". Like how would that even work, let alone stop the rest of the world from using the cheaper gas/oil.

    It has been 30 years since the GOP created the "Contract With America" and a few others since then, but the activist groups on the left, the public, and the politicians can't seem to work together to create this type of document that makes it easy on new candidates. They don't have to create a complete policy platform, instead they can just point at the already made and agreed upon one.
     
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  5. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & be quiet.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    RayGun told everyone to tighten their belts; he neglected to mention which belts were going to be considerably looser than others. And he got reelected. And he's a Gawd to many Republicans.
     
  6. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & be quiet.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    US moves to shield Saudi crown prince in journalist killing

    This mostly amounts to impotent rhetoric because the Biden Admin has no real, or imagined, power in Saudia Arabia.

    But this position reveals Joe's willing to bend over in exchange for cheap oil.

    Biden has claimed a hands off role in how the DOJ, Jan 06 Committee, etc have pursued NPD Trump. We know that's not entirely true, some actions are being taken by silent consent proxy.

    His support of Prince Mohammed screams hypocrisy.
     
  7. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & be quiet.

    Location:
    Large City, TX

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2...-admin-recommends-immunity-mbs-khashoggi-case

    ^ Here's an article that goes into much more detail about how the "Biden Administration" can influence what happens to Mohammed bin Salman.


    Sorry, Joe, in my grade book you have two big Fs.

    1. The withdrawal from Afghanistan. Many things were beyond your control, BUT you could've handled what was under your control much, much better. AND admitted your mistakes.

    2. Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Do you really have to suck his **** this openly? Not exactly openly...it must be nice to hide behind the U.S. Department of Justice lawyers.