Biden's First Two Months -- Oh MY...

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  1. Sharlee01 profile image85
    Sharlee01posted 13 months ago

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    It's obvious gas prices are soaring, and we are about to see taxes go up, which has an excellent chance of increasing just about everything we purchase.  And the border crisis is making history in regard to numbers. 20 thousand children thus far in US custody, children continue to pour in daily. Biden has been in office a little over two months, he clearly is using his world stage to lie to anyone that is in earshot. His foreign policy is laughable, Iran has entered into a wonderful profitable trade agreement with China - China, With a $400 Billion Iran Deal, Could Deepen Influence in Mideast. The countries signed a sweeping pact on Saturday that calls for heavy Chinese investments in Iran over 25 years in exchange for oil — a step that could ease Iran’s international isolation. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/27/worl … -deal.html

    March 11, ---  Biden signs $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill filled with frivolous pork spending

    March 17 -- in an interview  Biden agrees that Putin is a killer.
    Biden refers that Putin is a killer... APRIL 2, 2021, Russia’s Buildup Near Ukraine Puts Team Biden on Edge... https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/02/ru … ary-biden/

    North Korea is shooting off Missles and rattling chains once again...

    April 1, in an interview Biden supports the MLB on possibly moving the  All-star game out of Georgia. One day later the MLB  announced the game will be held elsewhere.

    April 2 --   Biden lies about Georgia's newly revised voting laws.  --  https://nypost.com/2021/04/02/major-lea … oting-law/

    And Biden is now pushing his Infrastructure bill that is filled with unnecessary pet social programs.

    So, how's old Joe doing?

    What do you think of Bidens first two months?

    As a rule, I write a book when offering an opinion. In this case, I can sum up Biden's first two months in one word --- Disasters.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image85
      Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Biden's First Two Months -- Oh MY Joe it's one mistake after another.

      President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Jan. 20 to stop all construction on the border wall to reevaluate the need. ( not rip it down, just stop all construction.) He stopped holding immigrants in Mexico, and he claimed he would be bringing the immigrants that were waiting in Mexico that he would be bringing into the US systematically. 

      Biden is now considering starting up construction on Trump's wall.
      https://nypost.com/2021/04/06/mayorkas- … ll-report/

      Biden clearly jumped the gun by doing away so quickly with Trump's immigration policies. We now have over 20,000 unaccompanied children that the US is now responsible for. It's been reported that centers that have pods that were built to house 33 children are housing 500 children.   

      The country is in complete turmoil, and we have an administration that can not provide good Governing.

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      1. gmwilliams profile image85
        gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        It's only going to get WORSE, MUCH MUCH WORSE!

        1. Sharlee01 profile image85
          Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          I agree, little is actually being done to stop the flow of migrants across the border. It would seem the Biden administration is clearly ignoring the situation.  I guess this has worked for Biden thus far. Don't address it, and pretend it just did not or is not happening. This is a huge crisis and Biden is worried about gun control and states tweaking voting laws, not to mention his huge pork-filled infrastructure bill.  --   Border crisis --- what border, what crisis? 

          He is too busy playing president.  OMG, we are in such trouble.

          1. gmwilliams profile image85
            gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            I totally agree with your premise that we don't need a president with empathy.  $%$# empathy, we need a president with business sense & logic who sees what the problem is & implements methodology to solve the problem at hand.   Empathy doesn't cut it but business sense & logic DO.   Biden isn't presidential material.     He is in WAY OVER HIS HEAD.

      2. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Trump has many positive 'firsts' that majority of those that 'dislike' could not swallow.                                         What's wrong with the boarder wall I ask myself? It primarily prevent the infiltration of illegal drugs from Mexico and other Latin American countries into the USA.                                             The blame for the late construction and completion is Petosi and her boys in the Democratic Party.                                            More over, it makes sense that the stop work is being translated to start work. It makes better sense also if the USA-Mexico walls were renamed Donald Trump  Walls. This to give credit, glory, honor for Trump in puting America First! God save America!

        1. gmwilliams profile image85
          gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Miebak, those who dislike Trump are doing it instinctively.  There is no logic in their dislike of  Trump.  They are unable to furnish intelligent reasons as to why they dislike Trump other that he is a Republican &/or Conservative.

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
            Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Is Trump the only Republican or Conservative?                                  Hating Trump, who is made in the image and likeness of God is hating God Himself.                                              They should all run to Trump, not to God or any priest  asking for forgiveness. And I am sure Trump will forgive. That will boast is image thought he does not care. Trump will come again. God save America!

    2. crankalicious profile image92
      crankaliciousposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Biden is doing quite a great job. Gas prices have nothing to do with the President, so that's a dumb comment.

      Biden went straight to work, mobilized our national health care care system, and got the vaccine to people in record time, solving the biggest challenge facing us immediately.

      Judging him beyond that is ridiculous at this time, though the immigration issue at our borders is a fiasco that needs to be solved.

    3. crankalicious profile image92
      crankaliciousposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      What's sad about this meme is that it's all lies and misinformation, which is exactly what you expect from a Trump supporter. What's also sad is that it establishes that the person promoting the meme has no basis to make any sort of informed opinion about anything.

      First, the U.S. President has very little control over gas prices. However, let's just assume Biden does control the gas prices and he decided to push them upward. Please do tell us how much more you're spending on gas every month. $20? Certainly a reason to get him out of office. (and please look into the economic theory called supply and demand).

      Second, please do tell us exactly how much your taxes have increased in the past two months. How much more are you paying in taxes? The answer? It's probably $0. And if you consider you got a check for $1400, you're ahead.

      The situation at the border is a fiasco, but it was a fiasco under Trump as well. Now it's just a different fiasco. However, the borders are not open, so that's a lie. They're not remotely open and have never been open.

      These are all just fear tactics that paranoid, gullible people believe.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image85
        Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        The meme was just that a cute eye-catcher. Hopefully, you had the fortitude to read the rest. I don't expect you did I  feel many that voted for Biden have little intelligence just my opinion.

        I backed up my opinions with sources. Ya don't like them -- that's your problem.

        Gas prices don't bother me as much as having a senile president.

        1. crankalicious profile image92
          crankaliciousposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Pot, meet kettle.

        2. crankalicious profile image92
          crankaliciousposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Try answering the question. How much have your taxes gone up under Biden?

          1. Sharlee01 profile image85
            Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            First, read the meme --- here's to everyone that voted for gas prices, higher taxes, and open borders...  Context matters

            I understand Leo to be offering a sarcastic insult to any fool that would vote for Biden.

            Now I gave my view  ---  It's obvious gas prices are soaring, and we are about to see taxes go up, which has an excellent chance of increasing just about everything we purchase.

            The gas here in Michigan went from $1.50 in Dec, by the end of Feb. it has gone up to $2.80. The fact I stated is that we are about to see taxes go up. READ Biden's tax plan.... These tax increases will affect many facets of my and my family's lives.  Fact...  And if you have checked lately our border is open, and this month we had 19,000 unaccompanied children pour in, and a 20 year high of adult immigrant walk-in...

            My taxes are my business...

    4. Sharlee01 profile image85
      Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

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      Oh, No Joe Just Another Lie...

      June 1, 2020 --"Washington — Joe Biden pledged Monday that one of the first actions he would take as president, should he be elected in November, would be to establish a police oversight board.

      Biden met with political and faith leaders for roughly 90 minutes at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Delaware, where he answered questions, delivered remarks, and heard concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week."    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/joe-biden- … ght-board/

      April 11, 2021    "WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden's administration is backing away from a campaign pledge to swiftly create a U.S. police oversight commission, a White House aide said, concluding that legislation would better address officers using excessive force.

        Susan Rice, Biden's domestic policy adviser, said in a statement that the administration believed a commission would not be the "most effective way to deliver on our top priority in this area" right now. "

      CNN " Biden sees police reform as a "priority," Psaki told reporters Monday. The President looks forward to "continuing to discuss" the George Floyd Act with members of Congress and "believes that there is a path forward," declining to provide information on specific engagement with lawmakers."

      This promise meant something to many. Many people took you at your word, felt you would bring change in regards to law enforcement reform.

      This was a true promise to all American's especially Black citizens that are striving to bring about law enforcement reform.

      The decision to shelve the commission underscores the ways in which campaign promises can clash with the realities of governing and potentially trip up a president’s agenda.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image85
        Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Hey Joe We have A Big Problem!

        China's People Liberation Army flew 25 warplanes into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday, its largest incursion yet as tension in the Taiwan Strait continues to escalate.

        Taiwan has reported a "large incursion" by Chinese warplanes for the second day running, a show of force that coincides with the first days of US President Joe Biden's term of office.

        Sunday's operation involved 15 aircraft and followed a similar drill that led to a warning from Washington.

        China sees democratic Taiwan as a breakaway province, but Taiwan sees itself as a sovereign state.

        Analysts say China is testing the level of support of Mr Biden for Taiwan.

        In the US's first public remarks on Taiwan since Mr Biden came into power, the US State Department reaffirmed its "rock-solid commitment" to helping it defend itself.

        China has carried out regular flights over the international waters between the southern part of Taiwan and the Taiwanese-controlled Pratas Islands in the South China Sea in recent months.
        https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55788359

        Are you home Joe?   I wonder what our allies are thinking?  We have become once again a Nation that ignores.  Remember like the Obama era.

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        1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
          Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          IMHO if the USA is a friend of Taiwan, and she ignored her when being threaten, what is  Biden afraid of?

          1. Sharlee01 profile image85
            Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Recent confrontational action by China toward regional rivals Taiwan and India are examples of the Communist regime in Beijing challenging the new American president. It is very possible that China is trying to do is find out how tough Biden is with the 25 warplanes flying into Taiwan's air defense identification zone. Hoping to see what old Joe will say or do.

            China has a history of testing new US presidents. -- China challenges new U.S. Presidents. They did that with George Bush and Barack Obama with military provocations that were dangerous. They didn’t do it with Donald Trump, because I think they were afraid of him. We know from comments from members of the Chinese elite that they’re not afraid of Joe Biden. This is a very dangerous time because you have leaders in China that are arrogant see they can push Joe around.

            Just in a week, China has launched a new invasion of India-controlled territory; in Sikkim. It.'s clear China is pushing out all around its borders.  This is really one of those points that could be consequential because Beijing is seeing who will push back.

            1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
              Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              In my opinion, Trump is a much better president.  As for Obama, I gave him credit for sending intelligent marine commandos or Seals to chop off  Osama bin Ladin and bury the mad man of Arabia in the sea.                                              Much of the America people knew Trump is serious with all his policies. They would have had given him a second tenure like they did to Bill Clinton, though  Trump made some mistakes. Instead throwing common sense to the wind choose Old Joe Biden through his many campaign lies! Shame!                                                                             I do not know much about the American Constitution. But Pelosi and her Democratic Party will not point search light on Old Joe. He is her boy. Prove me wrong. China, symbolized by a dragon is an old defeated foe. She had no match for America.   A Lioness with her cubs...suddenly a  donkey appear and the lioness croach down. The cubs goes after the donkey. That is China. Biden should sent the biggest hawk up!

              1. Sharlee01 profile image85
                Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                I  agree with your sentiments. China is openly throwing sand in America's face. They are on the move, and will not be stopped. And we have a president and administration that are inept in every respect.  The country is failing quickly.

                1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
                  Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  I likewise agree with you views. And like as I said earlier, Biden should sent the biggest hawk available up the clear the little eaglets off the sky when these strikes again.

    5. abwilliams profile image68
      abwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Sharlee, I traveled by car quite a bit over the past couple of months. I watched as gas prices continually crept up, with each 500 mi. trek I took each way, by the end of March, my fuel costs had doubled. sad On top of everything else and for no good reason, it's so frustrating!

      1. Sharlee01 profile image85
        Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        It is very frustrating watching the country in such a disaray. I predict it will only get worse with this administration.  It's actually hard to keep up with all the BS. ---  COVID, the border, and a very weak leader in respect to foreign policy, we are toast.

      2. crankalicious profile image92
        crankaliciousposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Please look up the law of supply and demand to explain your rising gas prices.

        1. abwilliams profile image68
          abwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Oh I understand, there was sufficient supply, with a stockpiled surplus ripe for the taking, in the making, but we elected to go with  the pair that aren’t supportive of U.S. oil production, quite the opposite and we are paying the price. It will only get worse.

          1. Credence2 profile image80
            Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Funny, I remember a stint of rising gas prices during the "Bush II" 2007-2008 administration, nobody was coming up with then the explanations you are putting forward now.

          2. Miebakagh57 profile image69
            Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            A+

    6. Sharlee01 profile image85
      Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

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      Hey, I am solving the, you know the thing.  Don't call them illegal aliens anymore!

      Well, this morning Biden peaked his head out and orders Border officials not to use the term, illegal aliens.  I guess this will work to keep thousands pouring across the southern border.  Wow-what a guy.    WEEEEEE---

      Wonder if he saw his shadow or her shadow or is she his shadow? At any rate --  hope we get an early summer.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        All those behind Biden's coming to power are idiots.

        1. Credence2 profile image80
          Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Oh, really? then according to you the majority of the American electorate are idiots. From where does the temerity of such an attitude derive?

          1. wilderness profile image94
            wildernessposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Probably from a hard look at the agenda and programs of the party supporting him.  Anyone swallowing that as good for the country does not have it together.

            1. Credence2 profile image80
              Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              THATS, your Opinion and it is not shared, who has made the conservative attitude the predominant one?  BTW, two bits will buy you a cup of coffee.

              I like this agenda a lot better than the previous one, you folks are in the minority of voters and opinions as you deserve to be there.

              1. wilderness profile image94
                wildernessposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                *shrug*  You asked " then according to you the majority of the American electorate are idiots. From where does the temerity of such an attitude derive?".

                Certainly my opinion is more valuable and far more likely to match reality than the opinion of an idiot (literal, not just an insult).  Especially one swallowing the liberal agenda.  That there are a lot of people doing just that does not make them intelligent.  I may simply make them gullible, it may indicate that they don't look past today, but it may also indicate they are not very intelligent.

                1. Credence2 profile image80
                  Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  I don"t understand what makes you the grand oracle of wisdom?

                  What makes you so much more intelligent and they not so, is it just because you say so?

                  when it comes to the electorate, everyone's opinion is of equal value. That concept of democracy goes over the head of conservative reasoning.

                  You are going to have to do better than this, Wilderness.

                  1. GA Anderson profile image89
                    GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    I think you misspoke there bub. Did you really mean everyone's opinion is of equal value? Or, were you trying to say everyone has an equal Right to have an opinion?

                    I sure hope it is the latter because I know you have lived long enough to know how wrong the former is.

                    Otherwise, carry on. It is always a chuckle to watch an "I'm smarter than you" discussion. :-o

                    GA

          2. Sharlee01 profile image85
            Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            I would think Miebakagh57 has a good view ---outside looking in.  Our Nation certainly looks very foolish to many American's. You must be able to realize what those from other nations think about the disarray our country is in due to our leadership.   Biden is not doing his job in any respect on many fronts.  It feels to me like we have no one in that White House.   

            I would say at this point it appears at least half of Americans feel the very same as Miebakagh57.

            1. Credence2 profile image80
              Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Is that so, Sharlee?

              During "Trump regime", these forums were subject to comments from Brits specifically and other international folks generally, thinking that this country had gone mad by electing someone like Donald Trump. The "yellow baby" has been seen worldwide. But conservatives and rightwingers endlessly complained about foreign participants involving themselves in American affairs. So now, the shoe is on the other foot.

              So your perspective is just partisan and is hardly any real indication of what this nation looks like to others in any objective sense.

              " It would appear at least half of Americans feel the very same as Miebakagh57"
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              But, on the other hand, more than half of American as reflected in their ballot choices do not feel the same as Miebakagh57. What can we say about that and them? Do rightwingers really think that they are smarter and that their minority opinion should hold sway in our democracy of one man, one vote?

              1. Sharlee01 profile image85
                Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                We have a new president, and I can completely agree with your analogy that much of the world found Trump a poor choice for the leader of the free world, to put it mildly.   I am pointing out the here and now. Time moves on we have a new president.

                I don't feel my comment is biased in any respect. I am looking at the situation from an outside-looking view. And you are correct over half the country look at it differently than Miebakagh57. The split is there no denying that. I can very much see what he is seeing, and realize what you are seeing. Does it not worry you that so many see it a bit differently than yourself?  It makes me worry, what if they are wrong, what if I am wrong? In the end, Americans have less in common than ever before.

                I don't know where you are coming from appointing intelligence to one political party or the other.  I have always considered an individual before assigning intelligence. I would hate to become part of groupthink in any fashion.  I guess in the end I don't know what Rightwingers feel like an entire group. Are they smarter?  I think they certainly use more common sense than those on the left. I think common sense goes along with the conservative mindset. Just my view...

                I do try to be non-bias calling any wrong, a wrong, and realizing when something is right, correct, factual. I bend, one tends to breaks less when they bend.

                1. Credence2 profile image80
                  Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  Alright, we always need to separate opinion from factual reality. Of course, your opinion regarding the common sense of the conservative mindset is not shared and those millions that do not share it are not mentally deficient.

                  You say that you are a "boomer", then you know that we have had far closer election contests in the past than the one last fall.

                  Humphrey/Nixon
                  Bush/Gore

                  Of course in those circumstances, I would wonder if those supporting the winning candidate really gave any thought to those that voted for the one who lost. Could I have wondered what if those that selected Nixon over Humphrey were wrong? I would have to wonder how George W. Bush, who was awarded the Presidency on a Supreme Court decision, was really the best choice for America? We all ask those questions, but I approach from a different ideological and political bent.

                  Regardless, the people have spoken and we are obliged to work within the system developed so long ago.

                  1. Sharlee01 profile image85
                    Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    I pointed out just one characteristic that can be historically closely accosted with conservatives. I certainly did not say or I did not mean to imply that a liberal could not have an abundance of common sense. I am a baby boomer,  in my younger years, I would have been considered a liberal of the time. Liberals are not recognizable to me today. If I were to share my truth, the Conservative of today mirrors the liberal of old. We were guided by common sense. I would suppose that is why today I consider myself a conservative for the lack of wanting to be associated with today's liberal. It's a bit of an epiphany.

                    And yes, a majority have spoken as they did in 2016.  I will stand back and observe, as I did with Trump. I will give credit to a president and his administration as warranted. I will complain and become controversial if need be. I hope to be fair, but sometimes emotion overpowers fairness.

                    Yes, we need to work within the system, it has worked thus far well for America.

              2. Miebakagh57 profile image69
                Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Initially, I was not willing to participate in the America and they America affairs.                                    But I was prompt to do so.                                               Incidentally, a thread on basic America civic lesson was post in the forum last year. I think it was Mike Russo(peoplepower) who post it. I'm the only one that got the answer right away.                                             Seriously, What do the majority of the America make of their home work or classroom lessons on basic civics?                                              If I got the answer to a constitutional question, tell me that I could not be good at the voting level?                                                       Take it or not, idiots abound everywhere.

                1. Credence2 profile image80
                  Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  I am impressed with your knowledge of American civics, I am sure that if I saw the question, I could as quickly answer. I am familiar with civics as it relates to this country.

                  As I said to the Europeans, you are always welcome to participate and share your opinions.  I just can't guarantee that I am going to agree with all of them.

                  1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
                    Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    My brother welcome.

            2. Miebakagh57 profile image69
              Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              A+

          3. Miebakagh57 profile image69
            Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Credence2, sorry for the misunderstanding. Really' the majority of the American electorate will not like to support a puppet. That's where you go wrong.

            1. Credence2 profile image80
              Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Refering to Biden as a puppet is a matter of opinion, removing Donald Trump and his regime were more crucial, and that is where I am right.

              As for the misunderstanding, no worries....

    7. Ken Burgess profile image88
      Ken Burgessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I think you were a bit premature, but now, nearly four months in, we are beginning to see the real affects of the Biden Administration leadership.

      Yes, it was brilliant of him on his first day to shut down pipelines and federal lands, killing not only tens of thousands of jobs on day 1... but putting an end to America's energy self-sufficiency.

      Cheap energy goes a long way to helping an economy, and America's is in dire need of help, crippled in 2020 by over-reaching governors crushing their States' businesses and a federal government on a spending spree like there is no tomorrow.

      Yes, between some great Governors:

      Gretchen Whitmer orders Canadian company to shut down oil pipeline despite widespread fuel shortages

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news … l-pipeline

      And some brilliant leadership by Biden:

      (CNN) The White House said Monday there are no issues with fuel supply...

      https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/10/politics … index.html

      America is prospering under great leadership... right into an energy crisis.

      As I have often heard said, look to California to see America's future.

      Up to $6 A Gallon: Why Gasoline in California is So Expensive

      https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/loca … e/2594122/

      Rolling power outages hit the Golden State last summer when electricity supplies ran short of demand [-] Residents in recent years have also lost electric service, sometimes for days, when utilities cut power to prevent wildfires.

      https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063727567

      And how about those positive progressive California programs?

      New Federal Report Shows Scope Of California's Homeless Crisis, Over 160K Homeless Prior To Pandemic.

      https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/03 … on-crisis/

      Ever hear the saying "Back to the Future"

      How about we create one for California:

      "Back to 3rd World status?"

      "Back to the Dark Age?"

      Ideas anyone?

      1. Sharlee01 profile image85
        Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        I don't feel I was premature, Biden came into the White House and started his demolition project on day one. What is sad, he did much of it and the media has not covered his daily destruction.  I am shocked at how spoon-fed our society has become. Many talk about the proposed legislation but never read a bill. They sink their teeth into a tasty bit of fat and just don't realize how much they might be giving up to gorge on fat. Our society is clearly dumbed down and could care less. So, it would be poor to request ideas when in my view the majority just are not aware of what is truly in the making. The wrecking ball has hit full-on and most likely done irreplaceable damage. I mean the majority of the country voted for a man that can state at a press conference --" I can't answer any more questions, I will get in trouble..."  May 13, 2021, Biden. This is a man that did not even truly campaign for the job. That alone should speak loudly to our society.

        Biden is racking up historic failure.   This administration has problems mounting daily, and a president addresses each and ever-growing problem with the sentiment "there is no problem or my administration was t left the problem".   It's clear his administration is spinning out of control from day one.

        The list of problems grows almost daily.  Our pandemic shaky economy is being ushered into a recession.  We have Democrats in Washington proposing to spend money on fluffy giveaway Federal programs that would leave us printing money and devaluing our dollar. While adding an already historic deficit.   It's clear Biden is not willing to realize the fact that foreign turmoil is boiling over,  given the current Isreal/ Palestine conflict that is worsening daily.     I would be remiss not to mention our open border with historical numbers pour in, and Biden's plan is playing the shell game, moving children from one building to another.  The list of America's problems is growing daily due to the Biden administration. I have not in my life witnessed such a mess of an administration.  America is in serious trouble, it's been coming for some time. At this point we need a strong common sense president,  we can't afford a far-left president with his head in the clouds.

        And we have a man sitting in the White House that is not suitable to be president in any respect. 

        And to address Whitmer, I live in Michigan. She is despicable and marches to whatever she is told to do. She is widely hated, and I realize this is a very poor word to use. However, none will surface. Just consider some plotted to kill her... She has single-handed ruined Michigan.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
          Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          God save America! Biden being a Dem puppet has not every America at heart. His mindset is primarily to serve his misissi fully.

        2. Ken Burgess profile image88
          Ken Burgessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          The Media's purpose today is MISINFORMATION and MISDIRECTION.

          The "News" does not cover anything of real importance, in fact, they go out of their way to avoid it... and when they cannot... they create a false narrative whenever possible.

          CNN, MSNBC, FOX it doesn't matter.  Unless you are reading something like the WSJ or getting direct sources of information from a foreign (non MSM controlled) source, you should consider the information suspect until it can be proven factual.



          What you would realize if you read statements and reports and interviews given from the IMF, the WB, and various World Leadership meetings like G20 and or the SDG Summit 2019 - Sustainable Development Goals where they created things like Agenda 2030.

          You would realize that IS the plan, devalue the dollar, so that the world can move from the Dollar being the Reserve to a new currency controlled by a global/international entity/central bank.

          Democrats are united in there support of these Global Agendas if nothing else.



          So does Biden, that is why he is there.  If he were in any way someone who would do otherwise or had any loyalty to the nation, he wouldn't be there.

    8. Mark O Richardson profile image82
      Mark O Richardsonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I am shocked the most about RECKLESS spending. Someone is going to have to pay for everything.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Has old Joe Biden an answer for the source of the fund other than tax?

        1. gmwilliams profile image85
          gmwilliamsposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Nope, the addled one is going to tax America into bankruptcy.

      2. Sharlee01 profile image85
        Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Yes or have a country that totally fails. It would seem this is the path we are currently on.  Hey, we may be living in a historic time -- when the US goes under, implodes.

  2. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 13 months ago

    Exactly, Biden is the second Obama.  In fact, he is much worse than Biden.   Sharlee, let us say I TOLD YOU SO.   Let's do THE I TOLD YOU SO DANCE.   America is falling apart as we speak.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image73
      Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this
    2. Sharlee01 profile image85
      Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, America is crumbling into the sand as we watch. But some American's are very much accustomed to sand and enjoy nice deep sand to stick their heads in.

  3. Valeant profile image87
    Valeantposted 13 months ago

    This is one of those threads that demands an attack since your meme starts out as an attack on the entire 81 million of us who thought a used tampon would be more useful than a guy unable to comprehend a deadly pandemic that caused the deaths of 550,000 Americans.

    First off, let's start from the end.  If you're going to claim any high ground on stupidity, start by spell checking the word disastrous.  It's a pretty basic one in the English language, and the fact that you can't spell that or the word logic really makes one wonder about the validity of any point that follows.

    As for actual policy, people are driving more since people are getting vaccinated at a faster pace than Biden actually set for goals, so demand in gas has also risen.  As demand rises, so do prices.  That's basic economics.  So, if you want to blame Joe for basic economics, ok.  I'd rather blame the corporations who make those choices.

    As for foreign policy, North Korea took a pause on missile launches from March of 2020.  Gee, I wonder what happened then....oh, yeah, a global pandemic.  Pre-pandemic, they launched ten missiles in 2019.  So, they have gone back to doing the same thing that they were doing under Trump.

    Not sorry for calling Putin a killer, he is.  Trump may have been willing to let him, or MBS, assassinate his enemies to remain in power, Biden is going to call out murder.  Why on earth would you be accepting of a murderer?

    As for Biden and Georgia law, I showed you where the law states 9 to 5pm.  I walked you through the language that makes it clear you have to make assumptions to reach the conclusion you have formed.  I did look at Chris Christie's quote you posted, even if it was pandering to Fox News viewership, as I feel him to be a pretty straight shooter, and by adding one extra Saturday to early voting, that is how he justifies that the bill expands voting.  Not really worth it when the Republican-led state election board now has the power to overtake local election boards, as can now happen in Fulton County.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image85
      Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      This thread points out an ongoing list of Biden's disasters, hence the word disasters.  I provided this thread to list facts about Biden's first two months in office. And perhaps point out to anyone that voted for him, they may have made a big mistake. No more no less. I offered good sources to back up my views.

      My meme IMO is appropriate, it bluntly gets the subject of the thread across. It's unfortunate you find it argumentive.

      I consider Biden's first two months unfortunate and detrimental to the Nation.   Have you checked the border numbers lately or his sagging foreign policies?  The China/Iran deal, the refusal of Iran to consider new talks on a nuclear deal. He is a one-man wrecking crew.

      All the rest of your comment just does not ring factual to me.   His mouth got him in trouble with Putin.   Putin is a man that does not offer lip service as Biden does --- He acts --- 

      March 17 -- in an interview  Biden agrees that Putin is a killer.
      Biden refers that Putin is a killer... APRIL 2, 2021, Russia’s Buildup Near Ukraine Puts Team Biden on Edge

      In my view, Biden should keep a check on his mouth. I don't intend to defend the facts I posted in this thread any further than the good sources I offer.

      We have different opinions in regards to Biden, so it's a draw. You don't respect my views, I certainly don't respect yours.

    2. abwilliams profile image68
      abwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      V, gross! I couldn't get past your first paragraph.

  4. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 13 months ago

    Yes. It's a disaster. I am not surprised. The American public is being manipulated. It's not over yet. Biden is a crook, liar, and has no self-respect. I am not into the game “I told you so.” Nobody wins in that game. I have noticed Biden/Harris supports are awful quiet. In a nutshell, it’s really sad.

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I find those supporters noisy enough...but it's all in the form of "whatever it took to get rid of Trump, the devil himself".  Nothing proclaiming any useful or great ideas/programs from Biden.

      1. gmwilliams profile image85
        gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        +10000000000

    2. crankalicious profile image92
      crankaliciousposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Trump will be re-installed as President on July 4, so don't worry.

  5. Miebakagh57 profile image69
    Miebakagh57posted 13 months ago

    It still pains me that Trump lost to old Joe Biden.                                     Political manipulation to win votes does no one any good. It's now paying in a form described as disaster.                                              My view? God save America!

    1. abwilliams profile image68
      abwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Love!

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        You're welcome.

  6. Valeant profile image87
    Valeantposted 13 months ago

    Getting rid of Trump was a necessity for sure.  But Biden had plenty of experience and empathy to warrant people to want to vote for him instead of against the opponent as both parties did in 2016.

    And look, the government has now met and exceeded goals in getting people vaccinated.  A major piece of legislation was passed in only a few months.  A second major piece of legislation addressing issues that the right would rather just call 'pet social programs' despite the majority of the bill addressing things like roads, buildings, broadband, moving past a reliance on fossil fuels that are clearly evident to a majority of the country that just doesn't stop the government from trying to use its resources to address issues.

    You thinking that the U.S. had any say in a China/Iran deal was the funniest part.  Trump already got his butt kicked by China with his lost tariff war.  That likely emboldened them to ignore the wishes of the U.S., since they already made Trump bow down and beg for their assistance in helping to get him elected in 2020.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image85
      Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Empathy? I don't consider this a major quality I look for when looking for someone to run the country.  I look for qualities such as problem-solving, innate ability to make common-sense decisions that will benefit America in many aspects. Trump's administration had it all set up for Biden to step in, and actually do very little but stand in front of America in two masks with a simple speech about wearing a mask.  I don't need empathy, I need a president I can trust to get things done, and have my back. Old Biden does not have enough sense to come in out of the rain. But he can stand up and dish out his brand of monotone read off a teleprompter empathy, he is a died in the wool politician. All talk no action.   

      His bill is full of pork, I hope it tanks and burns.  I would like to see Trump's bill be considered, it cost less, and cover infrastructure, not social programs. A clean simple bill that offers infrastructure projects.

      Trump had good footing with China on his Trade agreement, and I feel if he would have won, China and the US would have worked closely to complete the trade deal. A deal that would have been fair to both countries. 

      Actually, Trump never got him to butt kicked by any Nation. he kicked butt. 
      Not sure why you would feel China would have wanted Trump to win either election. That is so ridiculous it does not warrant a reply. 

      As part of the “phase one” trade deal, China agreed to buy at least $200 billion more in U.S. goods and services over two years — in 2020 and 2021 — on top of its purchases in 2017. The agreement, signed in January last year, paused a damaging tariff fight between the U.S. and China that started in 2018.

      Phase two was held up by China, hoping Biden would win. I am very sure that China will not keep to the trade deal, and I am very sure that Biden will not care... LOL

      1. gmwilliams profile image85
        gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        +10000000000000.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
          Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          I agree. And I may add: God save America!

          1. gmwilliams profile image85
            gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Let's hope so, Miebak.   Liberalism in America has devolved into leftism. Biden is turning America into a welfare state.  There are ENTITLED people in America who expects to be supported on the taxpayer's dime.   What happened to the concept of responsibility & self-reliance?   Because of liberalism, there is GENERATIONAL welfare!     There are people who have a comfortable life thanks to middle class taxpayers!

      2. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        I would disagree on the empathy thing - I think the President, and politicians, need it.  They must be able to understand, for instance, the man in the street and how they think and live.

        But even more important is the ability to set that empathy aside, for it cannot be the priority.  Running the country, and providing for what the country needs is far more important than what the man in the street, of a million of them, want.  And that is where Democrats in general fail so miserably, for the wants of the common man usually trump the needs of the country in their minds (and so do the wants of foreign citizens).  IMO, anyway.

        1. Credence2 profile image80
          Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Again, Wilderness, who decides what it is that we need verses what we want? Is it you?

          Just another Rightwingers wish list?

          This country is built for that "man in the street" for which you obviously have no respect. Who are theses precious national authorities that supersede the will of the masses that you would have us all bow down to?

          1. gmwilliams profile image85
            gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            What Wilderness is stating that Biden is turning this country into one welfare state.   Wilderness is indicating that the U.S. government isn't here to support people & that people ought to have the adultism & responsibility to be SELF-SUFFICIENT.  Credence2, the government isn't a parent.   People should provide THEIR OWN means of support.   America, thanks to leftism, has a LARGE population of parasitic, dependent ENTITLED people who proclaim that EVERYTHING IS OWED them.  ENOUGH is ENOUGH is ENOUGH!    By the way, Wilderness isn't a rightwinger but an INTELLIGENT, MATURE adult who believes that each tub ought to sit on its own bottom.

            1. Sharlee01 profile image85
              Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              YES!

            2. Valeant profile image87
              Valeantposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              I would rather assign the blame to the corporate elitists who pocket profits instead of paying workers living wages or using the money to expand their businesses.

              And if we could only get you as angry about the 8% of the federal budget that goes to pay for interest on the debt because we continue to elect people that cannot collect and spend money.  That money helps no one.

              At least the 8% of the federal budget in social programs helps keep 37 million people out of poverty each year.  Yet, you're more angry at the humanity of helping fellow Americans than the hole that inept politicians dig for us each year.

              I'd rather start with the debt, then start helping people get out of needing federal safety net programs.  At least the poor will say God Bless You for the assistance.

              1. Sharlee01 profile image85
                Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                "I would rather assign the blame to the corporate elitists who pocket profits instead of paying workers living wages or using the money to expand their businesses."

                Hard balancing act  --- Without those corporate elites or large money-making corporations there would be no jobs to complain about the wages. That is just a fact. No businesses no jobs.Expansion of business = more jobs...   Not hard to decipher.   In my view, I have great respect for those that strive to build large businesses and have the ingenuity to create, and make money. These are America's heroes in my book. They keep the country a place where jobs are available for those that want to work. I would hate to see what kind of country we would be without the Large corporations.   

                More jobs = less poverty for those that want to work anyway. Not sure why some hope to see America become a country where social programs are more attractive than working to support one's self.

              2. wilderness profile image94
                wildernessposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Want to try again for that 8% spent on social programs?  The 2021 budget was for 4.829T, of which 489B went to medicaid.  That one social program constituted 9% of the budget - how you came up with 8% for ALL the social programs is unknown.

                https://www.thebalance.com/u-s-federal- … 20billion.

                We could start with this link, showing a budget of 4.8T.  It has 3T in mandatory spending, which includes social security, medicare and the welfare programs (that you indicate are 8% of the total).  Deducting the social security (1.1T) and medicare (.72T) from the mandatory spending of 3T leaves 1.2T in welfare, out of 4.8T total.  That's 25%, not 8%.

                In addition, it raises no one out of poverty, for as soon as it is given to the poor, the definition of "poverty" is changed so that the recipients are still poverty-stricken and more money can be given to them.

                1. Valeant profile image87
                  Valeantposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  I see the 'welfare' programs as safety net programs as defined here:

                  https://www.cbpp.org/research/federal-b … dollars-go

                  1. wilderness profile image94
                    wildernessposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    While I agree that social security, medicare, unemployment insurance, etc. are not "welfare programs".  Rather they are all programs that are paid for by the individual or employer on the individual's behalf.

                    But free/subsidized health insurance is not (to include both the ACA and medicaid)?  How?  Why is that program somehow considered different than all the other freebies/subsidies to the poor?  Just because it is so huge as to dwarf most of the other programs?

            3. Credence2 profile image80
              Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              You've a right to your opinion but it is obviously not shared because guess who is in the White House?

              1. gmwilliams profile image85
                gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Yes. we know that GOOFY is in the White House.

              2. Sharlee01 profile image85
                Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                It well appears Biden is no the way to turning the country into a welfare nation, so I agree with GM in that respect. I also must consider your statement and its truth.

                It leaves me feeling that the Nation has a society that yes, has changed and is very expectant to becoming a country that does depend on social programs, instead of ingenuity and hard work. It makes me deeply ashamed.  I realize this day is here, and It makes me glad I have a home in another country to always retreat to.  America has become unattractive to me, I don't recognize it any longer. 

                  Let me ask you as a black man --- Are you not concerned that the left describes your race as needy, not able, or responsible enough to get to a poll to vote. Not able to have the sense to obtain an ID to vote or that you might be insulted by a Tree or a child's book.

                Do you feel this shadow that is being directed at your race, in the long run, will do more damage than good?

                IMO it appears the Democrats are setting the Black race back 50 years.

                1. gmwilliams profile image85
                  gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  They have, Sharlee.   I am a Black woman.  Of course, the Democratic Party has given underhanded praise to Black people.  As a noted Black political pundit stated that the Democratic Party subconsciously view Blacks as children.

                2. Credence2 profile image80
                  Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  I don't like to think of race as some sort of different species or something, ethnic group is more appropriate. IMO.

                  It becoming more of a social construct than a physical one.

                  I guess that is what the retrograde Right said to FDR in 1933, imposing a welfare state? Well, the economic milieu of the 1920's was not sustainable. By expanding opportunities for all, we just make this system more sustainable over period of longer time.

                  The Right constantly babbles about a welfare state, but it seems like both parties are guilty of being profligate with our tax dollars, it just that the recipients differ.

                  Let's add equal opportunity to your idea of ingenuity and hard work.

                  Yes, we need equal opportunity and we did get to the polls in 2020 and that is why Georgia has two democrat senators and Trump lost. We are determined to continue in that trend as our adversaries will work to nullify our voices.

                  Our group tends to relatively poor and like much of the elderly may not have access to everything. However, we are getting the message and will obtain the needed documents at NO COST, as I don't like the idea of having to pay to vote.

                  We have our extreme lefties that promote nonsense just like your rightwing folks want a racially separate homeland, and will do anything to support white supremacy on steroids. I am going to make these exceptions to the rule in both cases.

                  I fear the Right and its designs of exclusion and intolerance and anti-democratic behavior far over any excesses from the left.

                  1. gmwilliams profile image85
                    gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    Credence2, not to digress.  You mentioned that Blacks are poor.  As a Black woman, yes Blacks are poor, not so much because of racism but mainly because of poor choices.  Yes, poor choices.   Many poor Blacks have a negative mindset.  They act instinctively instead of responsibly.   My extended maternal family in South Carolina is an example of acting irresponsibly yet expecting people to rescue them.

                    Many poor Blacks inculcate their children not to succeed educationally & socioeconomically.   There are poor Blacks who vehemently contend that to better oneself is to lose one's so-called street credibility or in their terms, acting White.   They disparage those of their peers who aspire to a more affluent lifestyle through legitimate means.   They value thug & street culture, believing that culture is so-called more authentically Black.   

                    Many poor Blacks would rather put the onus of blame upon racism than their own irresponsibility & lack of accountability.   Yes, Blacks are one of the poorest groups in America but whose fault is that, hmmm?   Remember the saying the fault lies not in the stars but in ourselves.  Poor Blacks have to learn to stop playing the blame game, make the right choices, & pull oneself by his/her bootstraps.  Need I say more as a Black woman.

              3. wilderness profile image94
                wildernessposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Greed does big things, doesn't it?  Especially when the majority of urban dwellers exhibit it so freely.

          2. wilderness profile image94
            wildernessposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Who are the "masses" that require a cell phone (or they will die, making it a need rather than a want)?  Who are the masses that require a bedroom for each child or they will die?  Who are the masses who require food, shelter and clothing while refusing to work, thus requiring it or they will die?

            Food, shelter and clothing - those are the necessities of life.  All the rest is window dressing, luxuries that are wanted but not needed.

            For the country we need protection (police, military).  We go further, providing roads, water, energy because it so much cheaper for the government to provide it than for every individual to have a water treatment plant and a windmill in their back yard, making those things a "need" as well.  But the government doesn't "need" a billion dollars worth of cheap housing that goes to individual citizens.  It doesn't "need" broadband in every home.  It doesn't "need" a cell phone in every hand or even food on every table.  Those are all luxuries for the government, although not all for the individual, and we have gone far over the line in providing them for the nation.

            1. gmwilliams profile image85
              gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Wilderness,  Within generations, America has devolved from ask not what your country can do for but what can you do for your country to ask not what you can do for your country but what your country can do for you!  In centuries past, poor people worked hard, doing without & if they wanted better, they would WORK for it.  They were TOO PROUD to expect the government to  give them a MORE COMFORTABLE lifestyle.  Now since the "Great Society", many poor people want a middle class lifestyle given that OTHER people provide THAT lifestyle.

              1. wilderness profile image94
                wildernessposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                That is, indeed the crux of my comment.

            2. Credence2 profile image80
              Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Paying defense contractors 2 trillions in R & D for a flightless dodo bird is a welfare state for the well heeled.

              What you think is "for the country" and what I think that is are two different things. Those "greedy" urban dwellers rule the day as the greed from Republicans and their cronies have been just as stark and troubling in my opinion.

              I take your concerns and words seriously, but we are well on opposite poles and the progressive left will have the upper hand for a time., if the Right can tolerate democracy for just a little bit longer.

              1. wilderness profile image94
                wildernessposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                That's what I said; we are on opposite poles as to the needs of the country.  Or the needs of individual people, for that matter.

          3. Miebakagh57 profile image69
            Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Obviously, there is bound to be a problem like this in a state.                                              More over, getting to the root of the question is seriously hard for the powers that be. The challenge to solve the issue is either sacrifice in favour of the state or the political party. I think also the disadvantages out weighs the advantages.

            1. Credence2 profile image80
              Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Yes, it is a hard problem, but one that always have to be front and center and cannot be ignored, there must be solutions acceptable to both sides.

          4. GA Anderson profile image89
            GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            WWII and FDR seem to argue against your thought. Would you have preferred that FDR stay away from involvement because that was the majority consensus of the "man in the street" at the time?

            Once more you seem to prefer mob/majority rule over reasoned rule.

            GA

            1. gmwilliams profile image85
              gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Ouchhh, preach Gus, PREACH!  +1000000000000000.

            2. Credence2 profile image80
              Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              GA

              FDR and the more evolved Democrats were leaders that persuaded the public toward a differing path. I think that only the isolationists were against Roosevelt's Lend Lease programs and such. I really don't believe that most Americans thought that we should not prepare....

              What is reasoned rule? The so called reasoned rulers could be plutocrats and oligarchs, who is checking them and their power? That is where your anti-democratic danger lies.

              I elected Joe Biden as president to make the decisions as he sees that they need making. I simply trust his inclinations in his decision making process over that of Trump or most any Republican.

              1. GA Anderson profile image89
                GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                I don't think you can credit "evolved Democrats," or FDR's Democrat party affiliation. I think the credit must be recognized as that of the reasoned rule of good leaders—from the president on down to the state legislatures.

                I think much of the Democrat party was also against FDR's plans that would lead to involvement. Your response seems to validate my earlier point; mob/majority rule is dangerous. Had not FDR and your "evolved Democrats" not succeeded we would have quite a different history.

                Reasoned rule could be illustrated by the Titanic lifeboat leader with 100 souls on a boat made for 36 and water up to the gunnels, and the knowledge that picking up one more survivor will swamp the boat and dump those 100 souls in the water to die. He sees a baby floating within arm's reach. My reasoned ruler would know he can't save the baby. Do you think an emotion-driver leader would decide the same?

                The example is extreme but it makes the point. Good rule is from the head, (reason), not the heart, (emotion).

                It appears your choice, as described by why you voted for Biden, was an emotional choice, (you trust his inclinations), rather than a reasoned one. *You could just as easily have said you trust him based on his long legislative experience—a reasoned choice. The reason you gave wasn't just a different choice of words to mean the same thing. Your choice was a context clue.

                GA

                1. Credence2 profile image80
                  Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  Well in 1941, the "reasoned rule" did not include Republicans which according to this example in the Politico article, voted against Lend Lease and were not supportive of FDR's preparing America for the the possibility of involvement in WWII. But, I am not suprised as the conservative is always arbitrary and "behind"

                  https://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/ … 941-243990

                  So, you are wrong, for the most part the Dems supported Roosevelt's policies and the Republicans were against and history proves them once again as the eternal laggards to far sightedness and good judgement.

                  Good leadership comes from both the head and the heart, as you obviously acknowledge that empathy is one desirable trait in a leader amongst many others.

                  It is just annoying for the Right to make support of Joe Biden some sort emotional experience. I say Republicans and their policy, platform and ideology sucks, for the most part.

                  That is applied to anyone that wears that banner. The trust for Biden comes from a history of adhering to views and policies of the Party I support, that is all I need. That is not emotional.

                  You conservatives types like to refer to yourselves as this bastion of rationality, but when I look back at January 6th, I have to wonder?

                  But, again, GA, that is just my opinion.

                  1. GA Anderson profile image89
                    GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    My point about reason vs. emotion wasn't intended to exclude emotion, it was only to say it must be tempered by reason.

                    And that is just my opinion. ;-)

                    GA

              2. Miebakagh57 profile image69
                Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                You das old Joe Biden boy! You vote for Joseph Biden? Great for you.                                                      Being a puppet, what specific decision(s) if any, Biden can make for his masters? God save American.                                             A puppet is held by the neck. He hardly thinks. So how come he decides for his masters? His movements are generated via apron strings! Likewise his gestures. Once again, God save Ameerica!

                1. gmwilliams profile image85
                  gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  Miebak, you are on point with your analysis.  Biden will lead this country to HELL.   I will do my I TOLD YOU SO dance for those who voted for the incompetent.

                  1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
                    Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    Roger that. But God will prevent it and save America!

                2. Credence2 profile image80
                  Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  I, unlike so many conservatives, welcome imput on the international front.

                  But, there is a certain truth to actually living here as a way of having more clear perspective on what is going on here.

                  1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
                    Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    Agreed. But those living in the USA, who cannot see to your views, were they dead wrong?

      3. GA Anderson profile image89
        GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        I think empathy is crucial to good leadership. Without it, a leader is isolated in their own world.

        GA

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
          Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          But a good leader should go beyound empathy, as is being stated by the others in the forum.                                                 The thing is that by attempting to creating a welfare state, Old Joe Biden is set to eroding hard work, which the America society founding fathers stands for.                                  Who says Trump was wrong in initiating original 'first' projects?

          1. GA Anderson profile image89
            GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            You are right, a good leader must have more than just a sense of empathy, but I think it is a crucial part of being a good leader. I don't think one could be a good leader without it.

            GA

        2. Sharlee01 profile image85
          Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          "Empathy? I don't consider this a major quality I look for when looking for someone to run the country.  I look for qualities such as problem-solving, innate ability to make common-sense decisions that will benefit America in many aspects"

          I used the word major to indicate it's not at the top of my list. To be honest, I don't put empathy above qualities such as problem-solving, common-sense decisions, or being willing to make hard decisions when needed.

          I guess we have a different view on how we would go about choosing a president.  Empathy certainly is important in any human being, but on my list, it would be in the middle when choosing a president. I prefer to turn to family and friends for empathy if needed.  I look for strength in a president and leadership that makes me feel secure. Pep talks don't impress me. Words are fleeting, deeds are not. Deeds clearly would indicate to me that the president considered the need, the feelings of his citizens and showed a form of empathy through his deeds. 

          Biden gushes empathy, most politicians have that quality under their belt.
          But in my view, he may not be a sound problem solver. However, he has only been in office for two months.  Time will tell.

          So, you have learned a bit about what I look for in a president.    What are your thoughts on the subject of the thread? Biden's first two months ---  good, bad, ugly?

          1. GA Anderson profile image89
            GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Your comment that you would turn to family or friend if you needed empathy looks like you might be confusing empathy with sympathy.

            How can a leader make good decisions if he doesn't understand the people that will be affected by them?

            Sticking with the FDR example I offered Cred, I don't think FDR's war programs would have gotten off the ground and just barged ahead, instead of realizing he had to convince the public, and Congress, that he was right. He had the empathy to understand people and their reactions to his actions.

            But, there is no need to argue listing priorities, a good leader needs them all.

            GA

            1. Credence2 profile image80
              Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              "Sticking with the FDR example I offered Cred, I don't think FDR's war programs would have gotten off the ground and just barged ahead, instead of realizing he had to convince the public, and Congress, that he was right. He had the empathy to understand people and their reactions to his actions."
              ----------
              Now, you're cooking with gas.

              That is the stark difference between FDR and, say,  a Donald Trump, who is not worthy to be included in the same sentence with FDR.

            2. Sharlee01 profile image85
              Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              I guess empathy means something different to me as you pointed out.  I feel there are components to empathy. When I think of empathy I feel it's an innate characteristic that provides one with the ability to know how another person feels, and what they may be thinking, and have the ability to feel the physical discomfort another is feeling.  Empathy also emits compassion, giving one the ability to understand a person’s situation, and actually feel with them, and then move spontaneously to help them with their problem.

              The final explanation is where the deeds come in. Helping solve a situation or lessen the burden that is disturbing to another is the final relief in the form of a deed.

              In my view, all three aspects or components are an important part of showing empathy.  However, in a leader dealing with a large country of diverse citizens, It would seem a leader certainly needs all three intricate parts of empathy. However, IMO  a leader truly needs to frequently use spontaneous problem-solving when showing empathy.

              I don't feel words from a president help much, solving problems shows me that a president respected the need of the people, and works to show caring through working to solve problems. Words can be comforting at the moment, but are very fleeting in reality.

              One-on-one friendship is entirely different when assessing empathy in my opinion. In-person empathy from a family member or peer is a personal one-on-one kind of intervention.

              So, yes a good leader needs empathy. I guess I feel a leader just needs to cut to the chase and problem solve. All the fluff is window dressing means little if a leader can't get to the final aspect --- solving the discomfort that caused the need for empathy.   I mean we are discussing a president. This is a unique position, it's not that of a friend or family member. A president has a great responsibility, a very hard job. A  job that must keep bandaids on many wounds, and glean the trust of millions. IMO words only can not accomplish trust. However, problem-solving can build trust and appreciation.

              1. GA Anderson profile image89
                GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Whew! Your "empathy" is a lot more complicated than mine. Mine is simply the ability to perceive how someone is feeling. Whether in the context of an argument debate or the popular mood.

                My empathy would be when a leader needs to convince a legislator, or a nation, to support an action. A leader with empathy will recognize when his arguments are having the opposite effect, (someone with strong empathy skills might even be able to tell which direction is wrong), and they will change their presentation. A leader lacking empathy will not recognize that and forge ahead with their planned arguments for his action.

                Which leader do you think will be the most successful? That's the importance of a leader with empathy.

                Here is another reason why I think it is important. I think it is an ability we all have. I think it is innately strong in some, but requires concerted efforts for the rest of us.  And if we don't care about it we lose that ability. Having empathy is also a character statement. Lucky for some but a testament to effort in most.

                GA

                1. Sharlee01 profile image85
                  Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  I agree empathy is an innate charateristic, with some having more than others. It's obvious we have slightly different definitions of the word. 

                  Let me offer an analogy, one that I learned quickly as a nurse. When a Patient received some bad news on a diagnosis or was failing and they clearly knew it.  Will a few encouraging words or offers of prayers suffice or would pull up a chair, and hold a hand in mere silence be more comforting. Words or deed...    I learned the true meaning of empathy through life experience.  I guess this is why I always considered empathy to have three components, and have always felt dees to be the most important component. 

                  We are at a draw here.  Naturally, It would be more desirable, my hope that any given president would be empathetic. It's a wonderful innate characteristic.  But, I would really be displeased with a president that let emotion guide his decision-making, in most cases...  Please note most cases.

                  I wish Biden would show some empathy in regard to the 20,000  children being housed in centers meant for 500, that are packed to 5,000.  This is where a bit of empathy would go a long way.  Crickets from Biden on the welfare of these children.

                  1. GA Anderson profile image89
                    GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    Yeah, we can call it a draw. Your nurse analogy seemed more like compassion, to me, so I would have been chasing down another rabbit hole. ;-)

                    GA

          2. GA Anderson profile image89
            GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            I forgot your last question: Some not bad, some not good, with a chance for ugly on the horizon.

            GA

            1. Sharlee01 profile image85
              Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Short and sweet.

    2. Ken Burgess profile image88
      Ken Burgessposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Biden is an establishment tool, a puppet, a front man, and nothing more.

      Biden is a doddering old man incapable of leading this nation, his controllers are the ones doing that.  The man can barely read off of a teleprompter without making serious gaffs.



      Trump bowed down and asked for China's assistance?

      Do you have some links to this, something I could read or watch that supports this position?

      1. Valeant profile image87
        Valeantposted 13 months agoin reply to this
        1. Readmikenow profile image95
          Readmikenowposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          You are going to base this assumption on a book written by a disgruntled former employee?  That is John Bolton.  Just because he put it in a book doesn't make it true.  Trust me, he has to do SOMETHING to sell his books.  You really can't take his claims serious.

  7. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 13 months ago

    What the Left refuse to realize is that the influx of semi-literate, even illiterate illegals are further decimating the American infrastructure- SIMPLY SEND THEM BACK TO THEIR OWN COUNTRIES.   America doesn't need these illegals.   Biden is focusing on these illegals to the DETRIMENT of Americans.

  8. The Masked Marauder profile image74
    The Masked Marauderposted 13 months ago

    gmwilliams (and others),

    I appreciate the fact that you are a conservative black woman. I too live in South Carolina in a majority-black neighborhood and wouldn't have it any other way. I find that, as with Latinos, Asians, and all the other ethnic groups, that my life is enhanced through contact with others of any race, gender, or religious preference.

    I have been working with black people since the late 60's at the University of California, towering freedom fighters such as Huey Newton, Fred Campbell and Angela Davis just trying to make all people aware of the Declaration of Independence and that all (persons) are created equal.

    I take affront to your statement that blacks don't work hard enough by "pulling themselves up by their bootstraps" when there is systemic generational disadvantages to being born outside of your so-called middle class. Pretty tough to lift yourself up by your bootstraps when you can't afford the boots. Also, you can't start 30 yards behind and hope to win a 100-yard race. It's also somewhat of an insult to some of my neighbors who work two and three jobs just to support their families. It's impossible to climb the ladder of success when the first three rungs have been removed.

    Have you thought at all about how your lifetime of being firmly middle-class may have enabled you to be middle-class at all?

    On an aside, can we please stop the border crisis hysterics? The previous idiot in office who bragged of the big beautiful wall serviced 482 miles of border wall of which 383 was repaired and only 80 miles of new wall was built that wouldn't stand up to a battery-operated reciprocal saw much less a stiff wind.

    Finally, I consider it absolutely, terrifyingly hilarious that anyone on this board would have the audacity to discuss Biden's Lies. Are you pulling my lariat after 4 years of serial liar Trump? Please, find another argument. Preferable one that holds water.

    Sincerely Fed Up,
    The Masked Marauder

    1. Sharlee01 profile image85
      Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Long time no see... I was pleased to see your post. This forum has very few participating anymore.

      In regard to posting a thread about old Biden Joe, I am guilty.  I guess it's more to point out hypocrisy than the simple type of political lies  Joe tells or lies that are born out of confusion.

      Plus, WaPo did a lovely job keeping a lie list on Trump, I would assume we all know Trump stretched the truth like no other according to the media.

      Now, Joe, he is a real piece of work. He seems to lie just to lie.  You know like the guy we all knew growing up that we would label a BS artist. He seems to lie to hear himself lie. Odd fellow.

      But that's just my opinion, we all have one.

      Shar, also fed up, discussed, and scared.

    2. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Man, have you been around, with such a background, you continue to astound me.
      -------
      "I take affront to your statement that blacks don't work hard enough by "pulling themselves up by their bootstraps" when there is systemic generational disadvantages to being born outside of your so-called middle class. Pretty tough to lift yourself up by your bootstraps when you can't afford the boots. Also, you can't start 30 yards behind and hope to win a 100-yard race. It's also somewhat of an insult to some of my neighbors who work two and three jobs just to support their families. It's impossible to climb the ladder of success when the first three rungs have been removed."
      -------
      I have said this before, Masked Man, but this point has always fallen on deaf ears or upon those who choose to deliberately stop them up.


      Imagine, getting to work with the very heroes of "the movement". There is a great deal of direct understanding that you gain. I had the privilege of meeting a few of the primary players in "the movement" while they were on lecture circuit during my University days during the mid 70s. Eldridge Cleaver was one, but many have passed away since.

      Nice to see you again....

    3. Readmikenow profile image95
      Readmikenowposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Masked,

      I appreciate what you are saying.  My question is why does this "systemic generational disadvantages"  not affect all black equally?  I have a friend from my time in the military.  He grew up in serious poverty.  Today, I bet he makes more money than you and I combined. 

      It happens ALL the time.  Here is a good article.

      Top 12 African rags to riches stories

      https://smartandrelentless.com/top-12-a … s-stories/

      8 Famous Black People Who Were Once Homeless

      https://atlantablackstar.com/2014/04/17 … -homeless/

      The lists are long and extensive. 

      So, why does this situation not affect all black people?

      1. gmwilliams profile image85
        gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Mike, there are THOSE who make EXCUSES & there are THOSE who REFUSE to be VICTIMS & SUCCEED & OWN.  There are people who would rather make excuses than to take responsibility for their lives.

    4. Miebakagh57 profile image69
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      The Masked Maruade, d'you know how they talked about Trump's many lies here and there? Madam Pelosi even triy hang him Trump, in the House!                                                  But the 'monster' as Pelosi dare called 'Real' Donald Trump escaped via, the Senate back door.                                        For just a single or few liar(s) Joe Biden told, he's being regard as a saint or a god.                                            I wouldn't argur against that. Biden will do worst than Trump.

  9. The Masked Marauder profile image74
    The Masked Marauderposted 13 months ago

    Sharlee01,

    Oh my, a dialogue! How refreshing. I hardly know how to react when I enter one with a person who has many opposites opinions. I admit sometimes I just stare at the screen slack-jawed.

    Sorry, it suddenly came to me. It's because I can have a dialogue with my opposite that virtually overwhelms me. I am socialist in that I want everybody to have an equal opportunity to grasp the brass ring even if I have to give them the cost of a ticket on the not-so-merry go round.

    I am willing to listen and even be moved by better ideas be they conservative, liberal or revolutionary in thought, context, and data. Your comment supported your opinion with nary a slight or hint of a high level of partisanship which, in my opinion, has placed this country on the verge of another civil war.

    You are an example of what is needed in these troubling times for America. We've got to talk without animosity or foregone conclusions supported by labels.

    Thank you for your welcome back. It was the only one I received from my archenemies. And if that doesn't drip with sarcasm, I'll pay for a new roof.

    Sincerely thankful,
    The Masked Marauder.

    1. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      And a total gentlemen, to boot. Gosh, you are almost as good as me....

    2. Sharlee01 profile image85
      Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Masked Marauder

      You had me at "how refreshing... And lost me at socialist. I too hope for all to enjoy equal opportunity. After all, this is the land of opportunity.  However, a brass ring can be turn green quickly, and a merry-go-round ride can be short, can it not? 

      I do try to not show prejudice in favor of any of my particular causes. Although many would not agree with that confession.  I am very wordy and like to delve deeper into any given subject than I should dare... As a rule, it gets me in trouble. But what fun is it if one does not end up knee-deep at one point or another?

  10. LongTimeMother profile image92
    LongTimeMotherposted 13 months ago

    “What do you think of Bidens first two months?”

    I think Biden’s been behaving like an actual President capable of discussing issues and presenting facts ... instead of a narcissist intent on lying to fool the masses the way Trump did.

    What a lovely change. A current President who actually seems presidential.

  11. Sharlee01 profile image85
    Sharlee01posted 13 months ago

    Thank you for your input.  Not sure I can agree, it would appear he pretty much stays close to the White House. he does address the people, but his words at this point ring hollow in my view. Lot's of pressing situations closing in on Biden. He seems ill-equipt to handle a crisis, only sweep them under a rug, and talk about his current tax, job, and spending bills he wants to push through hastily. He was hasty to do away with Trump's immigration policies which were working to some extent. Seem's he is ignoring record-breaking numbers of people crossing our borders and disappearing into the country while a pandemic is going on. Which he also has at this point swept under that big carpet. Not sure he is presenting facts. It would seem he miss quotes, and pretty much tells mistruths to suit his agenda. 

    Hard for me to see his first two months as anything but scary. I feel he is ill-equipt to lead the country or handle sudden problems. He seems to ignore them and stick to this plan. We all know plans can go sideways, and be held up by reality. Joe does not seem to switch gears so to say.

    In regards to lovely change --- I preferred transparency even when it caused a stir or I was informed of something I did not want to hear.

      Hey, we all have opinions mine is much stronger than others.  But I can respect where you are coming from.

  12. Kathleen Cochran profile image79
    Kathleen Cochranposted 13 months ago

    You are more than welcome.

  13. profile image57
    opitposted 13 months ago

    Which tool of the corporatocracy ( robber barons ) can you find as positive for the people ? Thieves and murderers do not comprise a source of social benefits.

  14. Miebakagh57 profile image69
    Miebakagh57posted 13 months ago

    On whose table the buck now falls? Trump? No, it's Old Joe Biden.                                            Even if Trump become president on 1 July, and all things being equal, who cares the most for  America?

  15. Valeant profile image87
    Valeantposted 13 months ago

    Accusing people of using racist rhetoric while admitting you use racist rhetoric that has led to an increase in violence against Asian American citizens is an interesting statement.

    China didn't fail in halting people from entering the US when the virus was raging, that would be Trump:

    “We don’t have a travel ban,” Ron Klain said. “We have a travel Band-Aid right now. First, before it was imposed, 300,000 people came here from China in the previous month. So, the horse is out of the barn.”

    “There’s no restriction on Americans going back and forth,” Klain said. “There are warnings. People should abide by those warnings. But today, 30 planes will land in Los Angeles that either originated in Beijing or came here on one-stops, 30 in San Francisco, 25 in New York City. Okay? So, unless we think that the color of the passport someone carries is a meaningful public health restriction, we have not placed a meaningful public health restriction.”

    And it's also interesting to criticize China for not sharing the problem when Trump downplayed the seriousness of the problem to American citizens as well.  He basically didn't share the truth about it to his people either.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image85
      Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Democrats have always used racists rhetoric to get votes. They will never change that ploy--- it works. LOL
      .

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        And so Biden became president instead of Trump? Foolish Democratic. America is in real trouble. But my prayer: God save America!

  16. MG Singh profile image73
    MG Singhposted 13 months ago

    I feel very unhappy that Joe Biden doesn't seem to know what he's doing his single point agenda being just to negate what Trump has done. I have repeatedly said that Joe Biden is the Bahadur Shah of the United States and he is going to drown not only America economically but the American lifestyle as well.

  17. Miebakagh57 profile image69
    Miebakagh57posted 12 months ago

    So shameful and awful. God save America!

 
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