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Biden’s election will end national nightmare 2.0

Biden’s election will end national nightmare 2.0

 

Moments after becoming president on August 9, 1974, Gerald Ford said, “Our long national nightmare is over.” Having served a quarter-century in Congress, he understood that presidents are to “take care” that laws produced by the first branch of government are “faithfully executed.” The nation in 1974 was eager for a collegial respite from the gladiatorial strife that had consumed the country during urban disorders and the Watergate stew of scandals.

 

Joe Biden’s election will end national nightmare 2.0, the nation’s second domestic debacle in two generations. Hell, Thomas Hobbes supposedly said, is truth seen too late, and in 2020, the nation, having seen it in the nick of time, will select for the Oval Office someone who, having served 36 years 16 blocks to the east, knows this: A complex nation cannot be governed well without the lubricating conciliations of a healthy legislative life.

 

Biden won the Democrats’ nomination by soundly defeating rivals who favored — or, pandering, said they favored — a number of niche fixations (e.g., abolishing ICE, defunding police). He clinched his nomination earlier and easier than did the winners in the Democrats’ most recent intensely contested nomination competitions (Barack Obama against Hillary Clinton in 2008; Clinton against Bernie Sanders in 2016).

 

Biden does not endorse Medicare-for-all: He understands, as some competitors for the nomination amazingly did not, that for several decades organized labor’s most important agenda has been negotiating employer-provided health care as untaxed compensation. Similarly, Biden does not oppose fracking, which provides many of the more than 300,000 Pennsylvania jobs supported by the oil and gas industry, and many others in Ohio and elsewhere. He understands, as some progressives seem not to, that presidential elections are won not by pleasing the most intense faction but by assembling a temperate coalition.

 

Biden has not endorsed packing the Supreme Court: When President Franklin D. Roosevelt, after carrying 46 of 48 states in 1936, tried that maneuver, the blowback in the 1938 congressional elections erased his liberal legislating majority in Congress, and coalitions of conservative (mostly Southern) Democrats and Republicans prevailed until President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 landslide produced a liberal congressional majority — briefly.

 

Biden came to the Senate eight years later, in the aftermath. In 1965 and 1966, Democrats wielding lopsided congressional majorities (295 to 140 in the House, 68 to 32 in the Senate) had lunged beyond majority public opinion. Voters’ retribution included Republican victories in five of the next six presidential elections. Also, Biden was vice president in 2010 when the electorate, after just two years of unified government under Democrats, ended it.

 

One of Biden’s closest confidants, who has an agreeable preference for anonymity, says that Biden was initially ambivalent about seeking the 2020 nomination but “Charlottesville put him over the edge.” The confidant refers to the violence provoked by the August 2017 anti-Semitic demonstrators, and to President Trump’s assessment that there were “very fine people on both sides.”

 

The confidant calls Biden “a relief pitcher — he’s warming up in the bullpen right now,” preparing an administration with “a broad array of people.” The confidant recommends taking seriously Biden’s campaign’s slogan “Build Back Better.” The “Back” acknowledges the national desire for reassurance “that the world as they know it is recoverable.”

Many of Trump’s current campaign ads portray a dark, fraying America. They evoke the “hellhole” America that he described in 2015 that presaged his inaugural address reference to “American carnage.” Biden’s optimistic ads suggest that although it is not now, it soon could again be, “morning in America.”

 

Trump apologists say that before covid-19, all was well. “All” means only economic metrics: An American is supposedly homo economicus, interested only in consumption, to the exclusion of civic culture. And never mind a pre-pandemic $1 trillion deficit — at full employment.

 

Such apologists insist that Democratic administrations jeopardize prosperity. So, these apologists are not merely projecting their one-dimensional selves onto their more well-rounded compatriots, they are ignoring 120 years of inconvenient data (as noted by Jeff Sommer in the New York Times): “Since 1900 the stock market has fared far better under Democratic presidents, with a 6.7 percent annualized return for the Dow Jones industrial average compared with just 3.5 percent under Republicans.”

 

Richard M. Nixon’s “imperial presidency” included Ruritanian White House uniforms, which did not survive nationwide snickering. Ford’s presidential modesty produced reports of something that was remarkable only because it was remarked upon: At breakfast, Ford popped his own English muffins into the presidential toaster. Forty-six years later, an exhausted nation is again eager for manifestations of presidential normality.

 

Biden’s election will end national nightmare 2.0 


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
Honored Social Butterfly

After Comrade Trump is out of office and on his way to prison, it will be interesting to hear all the excuses from members of Congress for totally failing to stand up to the corrupt and ignorant leader in the White House.

Honored Social Butterfly

Yes, the election will hopefully end the 4 year National Nightmare of a pathological. liar named Donald Trump and his bigoted supporters, who are addicted to the FAKE NEWS Trump Propaganda network, FOX.

 

But the Dems should not get overconfident, we still have 3 months to go. In addition, one should always expect them to do something stupid, such as that Defund the Police slogan those idiots made up.

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it will all come down to GET OUT THE VOTE, which TRUMP and Cult are desperately trying to stop!!!
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LOL!!

 

Pace yourselves...  You are likely to be disappointed with the 2020 election outcome.  

 

Never underestimate the power of the secret voting booth.  Many people have learned how to completely avoid the ridicule of the "Cancel Culture" being used today by the radical left.  

 

The question I have for the left on this board is, how are you going to deal with the election results when Trump wins again?

 

 

 

 

VIMTSTL
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@jimc91 wrote:

LOL!!

 

Pace yourselves...  You are likely to be disappointed with the 2020 election outcome.  

 

Never underestimate the power of the secret voting booth.  Many people have learned how to completely avoid the ridicule of the "Cancel Culture" being used today by the radical left.  

 

The question I have for the left on this board is, how are you going to deal with the election results when Trump wins again?

 

 

 

 


I have been following the polling and the analysis of the polling very closely. Trump is WAY outside the margin of error this time. Things can change but right now, it does not look like Trump will win.  If he does, we will all continue in our attempts to get him to START following the laws of the United States.  I doubt he would have enough support in the Senate to withstand a second impeachment after November. 

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I have been following the polling and the analysis of the polling very closely. Trump is WAY outside the margin of error this time.

 

 

The reason you may be disappointed is all Republican (voters) will keep their votes "very close to their vest" because they don't want to be "doxed" or even worse targeted by the same liberals who are creating havoc in our cities or even killed.

 

The polls mean nothing!

Honored Social Butterfly

what about the havoc in the White House??????
Honored Social Butterfly

Dear trump supporters, 

You had better start focusing on the Senate. 
The House will stay in Dem control. Biden should win, but if in a far fetched conclusion, trump wins, and if Dems retake the Senate, remember the “non trial” trial last time...real trial this time!

...enjoy donnie!

Honored Social Butterfly

Indeed yes William. Last I heard McConnell was trailing his opponent in Kentucky. GREAT NEWS! Send the bum back to Russia where he belongs!
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@Richva wrote:

@jimc91 wrote:

LOL!!

 

Pace yourselves...  You are likely to be disappointed with the 2020 election outcome.  

 

Never underestimate the power of the secret voting booth.  Many people have learned how to completely avoid the ridicule of the "Cancel Culture" being used today by the radical left.  

 

The question I have for the left on this board is, how are you going to deal with the election results when Trump wins again?

 

 

 

 


I have been following the polling and the analysis of the polling very closely. Trump is WAY outside the margin of error this time. Things can change but right now, it does not look like Trump will win.  If he does, we will all continue in our attempts to get him to START following the laws of the United States.  I doubt he would have enough support in the Senate to withstand a second impeachment after November. 


Right.  And legitimate polling entities have made corrections in their methodology to account for what went wrong last time.

Honored Social Butterfly

tRump is making a bid to be Tricky Nixon 2.0 and run as a Law and Order Toad while running the most corrupt administration in History.

 

He will lose and serve hard time, and, being of no further use, Putin will foreclose on all his chronically unprofitable properties, and toad will die alone and broke. Karma's a lady dog.

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

tRump is making a bid to be Tricky Nixon 2.0 and run as a Law and Order Toad while running the most corrupt administration in History.

 

He will lose and serve hard time, and, being of no further use, Putin will foreclose on all his chronically unprofitable properties, and toad will die alone and broke. Karma's a lady dog.


I think millions of Americans share and hope your projections come true.  That of course is unless between Election Day and Inauguration Day trump doesn't resign and Pence doesn't pardon him.  It could be done in one day.


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
Honored Social Butterfly

It would be a very good start, but I am also hoping for the other nightmare, Moscow Mitch McConnell to be defeated as well, and if we are lucky for the Dems. to take both houses of Congress! I am thinking positive.
Honored Social Butterfly

Without McConnell gone and without the Dems gaining control of the Senate, the Republicans will be the Party of No. In that case, all that can be accomplished will be what is allowed to be done by executive order


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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@ChasKy53 

 

You don't sound very optimistic - thought there was more optimism about holding the House and taking control of the Senate.  I think there are something like 35 of them (Senate) up for re-election.

Just recalling that from memory - did not reaffirm it.  McConnell won't be the majority leader if the Dems (along with the few Independents that vote with them) take the Senate.  So it all depends on the final numbers of each Party as to how hard or easy it will be to ramrod through all the progressive agenda that is waiting in the wings..

 

 

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McConnel and Graham will win their reelections. that is a given I  do'nt even bother  to discuss any of that, but there are other senators that will loose their reelections. I have no idea as to where the Senate will end. but the House will be Democrat. and trump may not be there.
I am totally amazed as to the amount of Trump followers that think that leftists agenda will come with Biden.  
The confidence that they have in their Democracy is surprising to me.
They rather see a man that has suborned the Constitution at each and every state o the way and they don't care. 
Now the  Lincoln Project is  also a Socialist group LOL  I don't know what else they are going to invent, but it will be grandiose
Look I have told you all that your democracy  needs nurturing and that never should have been left to any fringe group  hoping that many Americans have learned their lesson and will always from now on pay attention for whom they vote.

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