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Sat Feb 12, 2022, 06:20 PM

I feel so sorry for President Biden.

It seems like everything is out to get him. Inflation, gas prices, Dow taking a shit, Russia & Ukraine, Jan 6th seemingly a non starter, the Bobsy twin turncoats in the senate. I hoping so much, that things turn around for him. We just can't have trump step back in. I know I couldn't take that asshole trump for another 4 years.

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Reply I feel so sorry for President Biden. (Original post)
newdayneeded Feb 2022 OP
MerryHolidays Feb 2022 #1
ymetca Feb 2022 #2
Wicked Blue Feb 2022 #4
underpants Feb 2022 #3
PJMcK Feb 2022 #5
PortTack Feb 2022 #8
newdayneeded Feb 2022 #9
TxGuitar Feb 2022 #13
PJMcK Feb 2022 #16
WarGamer Feb 2022 #6
ymetca Feb 2022 #7
Tommymac Feb 2022 #10
Deuxcents Feb 2022 #11
bdamomma Feb 2022 #12
BlueIdaho Feb 2022 #14
ananda Feb 2022 #15
pandr32 Feb 2022 #17

Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 06:32 PM

1. I don't. President Biden is ENTIRELY capable of handling all of this.

I supported him from day one, and there is simply no other person who could have handled this, except perhaps Hillary Clinton (Presidents Clinton and Obama being ruled out by the Constitution).

I am not sure why you think January 6 is a "non starter". I think it has clearly ramped up. And it will be devastating.

There are ALWAYS challenges. Great leaders like FDR, Truman, Kennedy, Carter, Eisenhower, Clinton, and Obama, rise to the occasion. So does Joe.

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Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 06:38 PM

2. Yeah, same old pattern

A Republican President deregulates greedy polluters and lets every kind of grifter bury their snouts into the public trough. Then a Democratic President comes in and finds it damn near impossible to pull the flaming wreckage out of the pit.

Obama said it "nicely" with his metaphor about just getting the wheels back on the bus, and the Republicans demand to drive it again.

The reason that "government is the problem", per Saint Ronnie, is because he and the plutocrats who own that party made it that way.

The amazing (depressing) thing is that so many "low information voters" buy the b.s. that the person who hates "big government" should actually be in charge of it.

What a con job!

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Response to ymetca (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 06:44 PM

4. +100 nt

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Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 06:44 PM

3. He won. That's all he wanted as far as I can see. He beat the dragon.

I donít see anything from how forceful heís been that suggests a second term. He put everything that needed to be done and was blocked.

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Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 06:45 PM

5. I know what you mean

It's easy to become disenchanted and depressed about the direction of our country and society. My wife and I have discussed and researched moving abroad if we see things going in a terrible direction. So I've got plenty of pessimism informing my views.

But these negative events you wrote of happen to every president. Most of the things you cite are beyond the direct-- and maybe indirect-- influence of the White House.

The economy is too large and complex for one person to really control and I think we really want it that way.

Fuel costs are dictated by the oil companies and their markets. The president could use the strategic reserves to lower prices but that cannot be a continuous policy.

The financial markets are basically kind of stupid in their over-reactions to daily events. Consider that in the long-term, the markets have always gone up over time. An investor, whether large or small, only needs to be patient and mildly conservative in their choices of investments. For example, I've read that if Trump had invested the $400 million he got from his father in an indexed fund, without doing anything, today he would actually be worth several billion dollars.

President Biden has engaged with Putin and threatened him with the consequences of a Russian incursion into the Ukraine. Economic sanctions will probably be the primary response if Putin goes ahead. A military response would be folly and unsupported by a majority of Americans because we don't really have a stake in the Ukraine so why risk American lives and capital?

Regarding the January 6th investigations-- and I'm surprised at myself for writing this!-- have patience. Events are becoming clear and the facts are being assembled. The timing of the Congressional televised hearings will be powerful and revealing. Plus, the political bonus of showing how Republicans attacked our Constitution could be a big game changer for the mid-term elections.

Our so-call Democratic senators who behave against the Democratic goals are an enigma. All we can do is GOTV and try to get a few more Democratic senators so Manchin and Sinema become irrelevant. Aside from providing the president with a stronger Senate, it would be a glorious blow to these two narcissist's egos.

Optimism and positive actions are what we need to advance our nation away from the neo-fascists and Trumpists. The alternatives are too dark to dwell upon... for now.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 07:21 PM

8. Great analysis..agree completely

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 07:29 PM

9. To be clear

I place zero blame on Biden. I'm just stating that it just seems things are going down hill mainly from repubs and their 1% cronies. I've wrote before about the media, gas companies. billionaires, etc can pull a lot of strings to make things extra tough for a democratic president. I stood in line to vote for Biden, will do it again!

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 08:08 PM

13. Great read, you should make it an OP

Very reassuring.

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Response to TxGuitar (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 08:22 PM

16. Well, thank you for your kind thought

We'll see if the good side prevails.

Enjoy the Super Bowl if you like that kind of thing!

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Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 06:49 PM

6. Why?

It's the job.

Toughest job in the world in some aspects. Don't run for office if you can't expect this shit to happen.

Barack Obama battled some of the strongest Presidential headwinds and came out of it as one of the highest ranked POTUS in history...

Joe will persevere, the USA will persevere... we'll all be fine.

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Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 07:02 PM

7. Also

After watching the hyperventilating "news" these days, sometimes I feel like half his job is to tell people to calm the eff down.

Seems like the right person at the right time. To me, anyway.

"Be cool, Honey Bunny"

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Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 07:30 PM

10. Over half of President Joe's problems are negative spin by the hostile M$M

Perception is everything, and I for one look at ALL the POSITIVE things he has done.

Getting tired of the negative spin put on things even here. It is at times going beyond the pale in my opinion - DU is here to support Democrats, not tear them down.

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Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 08:02 PM

11. He has very capable

And instead of the pessimist and down trodden posts .. letís have some ideas and support. I, too, think the media is sorely missing what is happening but then, itís corporate owned n ratings are so important.

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Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 08:08 PM

12. We are

imploding, and Russia and China are just watching us do it.

President Biden knows what the score is. Does anyone listen to Randi Rhodes or Free Speech TV? Do it, you maybe pleasantly surprised what you hear.

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Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 08:10 PM

14. Coincidence?

I sincerely fucking doubt it.

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Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 08:15 PM

15. It's the damm courts.

Just damm.

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Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 08:29 PM

17. By design

He is no slouch and watched it happen for eight years while he was Vice President, and during the Carter and Clinton presidencies while he served in the Senate. He knows the shenanigans well.

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