Working Americans – many of whom voted for Trump in 2016 and 2020 – are being shafted. Biden needs to deliver for them now or risk losing Biden
Working Americans – many of whom voted for Trump in 2016 and 2020 – are being shafted. Biden needs to deliver for them now or risk losing Biden
NPR reports that on Wednesday, President Biden called Russian dictator Vladimir Putin a “war criminal” for the first time. The report notes that this outburst is unusual for Biden, who prizes personal diplomacy and must know that such a charge would make it more difficult to negotiate with Putin down the road. When reporters pressed Biden on the matter, the president said, “I think he is a war criminal.”
America’s Leninist’s and Trump’s view of change was to trash the old and rebuild a new Bureacracy in America from the ground up. However first and foremost was to take over the election process itself. Trump never stopped taking Bannon’s advice and still does today. Putin Orban Erdogen all dictators control elections.Thats what saved America in 2020.
On Thursday, Steve Bannon, the former Trump administration official and 2020 election results denier, turned his podcast into a litany of grievances against President Joe Biden, the Clintons, and the other usual targets. Then he called for impeachment and praised Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Biden has been wedged by neo-Nazis and a Russian Imperialist in a face-off. Who does he side with. Putin has false flags in place in the Southern Donbass region of Ukraine to justify his invasion. Biden can’t for a moment justify he’s even saving a Democracy.
While Senate Democrats consider a way forward to send Ukraine hundreds of millions of dollars so it can buy new weapons, some of the most influential advocates are neglecting measures to make sure they don’t wind up with the country’s notorious neo-Nazis.
But let us be clear: No American president is going to go to war with Russia over the Ukraine. There is no compelling US national interest in a military involvement in that part of the world, and Russia is a nuclear-armed state. The steps President Biden has spoken about, including sending 8,000 US troops to countries in the vicinity of Ukraine that are allied with Washington, are (rather weak) symbolism. The threat of economic sanctions is in any case far more powerful. But Biden wouldn’t be playing such a weak hand if the US had had a unified position for the past five years and if Trump hadn’t appeared to be working for the other side.
To put it bluntly, Biden is in deep trouble. So is America. How can Biden regain momentum? Here are ten steps he should take, starting this week:
There is an unabashed encouragement of greater U.S. garrisoning and military presence in Australia. Australia would commit to investing in and expanding naval facilities in Darwin and on the west coast. This, in turn, ‘could be matched with a greater U.S. naval presence at these facilities, for the purpose of joint activity through the Indian Ocean and up into Southeast Asia’. The authors take issue with conservative U.S. troop numbers that had been present through Marine Corps rotations in Northern Australia during the Obama era. It was time to roll up the sleeves and co-opt Australian real estate and resources to advance Washington’s agenda. The report said: ‘Specifically, the United States should forward deploy Navy surface, subsurface and uncrewed vessels to Australia; expand the Air Force rotational presence to include larger numbers and more frequent presence of high-endurance intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms; and increase both Marine and Army presence to facilitate greater training and integration within the alliance.’
Never forget Atlantic City the real reflection of Trump’s economic record. There’s his inheritance too blind Freddy would have over $12bn dollars after 40 years doing nothing. DJ Trump has $2.5bn and trail of blood and carnage in his wake.
Chuck Jones of Forbes reports that Trump was in the habit of boasting about economic gains during his administration, but now his records are being “soundly beaten” according to the S&P 500.
One answer might be that expectations were so high that hopes were bound to be dashed
Lachlan Murdoch once a Philosophy student is the worm that turned his brother James walked as did his sister.
When Fox News isn’t busy openly peddling white nationalism — and doing so with the full support of its top executives — it is now trying to manufacture a scandal to claim that President Joe Biden is the real racist.
Morrison a cheap con-man the accidental PM who fucked everyone over. He lied, and only Macron has called him out for who he is. A “very low grade Trumpesque salesman and certainly not anyone worthy of being a Nation’s Prime Minister . Lacking in any ” Stature”, even Biden couldn’t remember his name, Morrison nevertheless seems to have always had “a plan” and he executed it labelled “The Australian Way” and shamed us all.
US president Joe Biden has admitted the orchestration of the AUKUS pact was “clumsy” as he met with the French president for the first time since the secret submarine deal.
Mr Biden also told Emmanuel Macron that he “was under the impression that France had been informed long before” about Australia’s plan to scrap its $90 billion submarine contract with France.
The two leaders are in Rome for the G20 summit, also being attended by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, which comes as Scotland prepares to host the COP26 climate talks.
Mr Biden did not formally apologise to Mr Macron but conceded the US should not have caught the country by surprise.
“I think what happened was, to use an English phrase, what we did was clumsy,” Mr Biden said, adding the submarine deal “was not done with a lot of grace”.
When the US President can say “Sorry AUKUS was “clumsy”. Scott Morrison can only bring himself to say “get over it”. Now, that’s LNP diplomacy and the new image of Australia. We knew what and who Abbott was. We saw Turnbull squeezed by a party divided. Morrison is simply a Golem.
” A Golem, in Jewish folklore an image endowed with life and is used in the Bible (Psalms 139:16) and in Talmudic literature to refer to an embryonic or incomplete substance. A stupid and “clumsy person”; A blockhead.
US President Joe Biden says he was unaware that France had not been given advance notice that Australia had resolved to tear up a $90 billion submarine contract, describing the handling of the decision as “clumsy”. Speaking alongside French President Emmanuel Macron before this weekend’s G20 summit in Rome, Biden issued a full mea culpa to help repair the huge trans-Atlantic rift caused by the new AUKUS defence pact between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
Coal baron Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has succeeded in blocking the part of President Biden’s Build Back Better bill that would have moved the U.S. electricity grid quickly to green energy. This development is very bad news for the earth, since human beings burning coal, petroleum and natural gas contribute the bulk of the 6.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide that the United States farts out into the atmosphere every year, and which is causing the earth rapidly to heat up to uncomfortable levels. Although the U.S. only has 4% of the world’s population, it is responsible for 20% of global CO2 emissions. And that is just today. Through modern history, only Britain has been more of a carbon hog than America.
How is it Scott Morrison sacked by both the NZ and Australian Governments for shady tourist deals was allowed to bring that dept hand to a job with the LNP and become PM? In one foul swoop, Morrison has managed to fuck over France, even piss off his bestie ally America, upset the Indonesians, and stand naked with no contract in hand in front of us and the world,hoping the media will save him. He’s the magician whose performance never really works yet leaves everyone flabbergasted mouths agape by his ineptitude.
Watch this space, though, because Biden and Macron could conceivably come to an arrangement to share the Indo-Pacific marketplace, with the French supplying a small number of subs to Australia, after all. Remember that in Morrison’s rush to announcement last week he actually left Australia without a contract. The AUKUS deal still has 12 to 18 months of haggling and review ahead of it before it is signed.
You’d think President Biden and the Democratic Party leadership would do everything in their power to stop Republicans from undermining democracy. So far this year, the GOP has passed roughly 30 laws in states across the country that will make voting harder, especially in Black and Latino communities. With Trump’s baseless claim that the 2020 election was stolen, Republicans are stoking white people’s fears that a growing non-white population will usurp their dominance.
You’d think Biden and the Democratic party leadership would do everything in their power to stop Republicans from undermining democracy. Why are Frito-Lays workers working ‘suicide shifts’ on the job? Indigo Olivier Read more So far this year, the Republican party has passed roughly 30 laws in states across the country that will make voting harder, especially in Black and Latino communities. With Trump’s baseless claim that the 2020 election was stolen, Republicans are stoking white people’s fears that a growing non-white population is usurping their dominance.
Biden’s failure to make the right to vote his highest priority – to visibly fight for it, make it his own personal cause, and go on the road to take that cause to the American people – is not only bad policy for the nation. It’s also bad politics. It may cost Democrats dearly in next year’s midterm elections, and beyond.
As he spoke from the sunny steps of the U.S. Capitol during his inauguration, Joe Biden acknowledged that this will be “a time of testing.” He enumerated the crises we face—“an attack on democracy and on truth, a raging virus, growing inequality, the sting of systemic racism, a climate in crisis, America’s role in the world.” He vowed to “repair our alliances and engage with the world once again.”
By almost any measure, Joe Biden’s first 100 days have been hugely successful. Getting millions of Americans inoculated against COVID-19 and beginning to revive the economy are central to that success.
A new ABC News/ Ipsos poll finds that 64% of Americans are optimistic about the next twelve months. It is the first time we have felt that way about ourselves since before George W. Bush crashed the economy by deregulating everything.
Biden made 67 false and misleading statements in his first 100 days in office, according to a report Monday from The Washington Post’s fact checker. That compares to 511 such comments from his predecessor Donald Trump in his first 100 days. The Post’s fact checkers characterized the Biden era as “a return to a more typical pattern when it comes to a commander in chief and his relationship with the facts — one that features frequent spin and obfuscation or exaggeration, with the occasional canard.” The team analyzed Biden’s every speech, interview, tweet or public statement, following the same methodology as the database that tallied more than 30,500 false or misleading claims over the course of Trump’s four years in office.
A quarter century ago, I and other members of Bill Clinton’s cabinet urged him to reject the Republican’s proposal to end welfare. It was too punitive, we said, subjecting poor Americans to deep and abiding poverty. But Clinton’s political advisers warned that unless he went along, he jeopardized his reelection.How Bidenomics Unites America | The Smirking Chimp
Fox had to cover Biden’s first prime time address after b**tching for days about no presser. So they lined up “pundits” to pan the speech afterwards. Fox News has given up having anything to do with news.Fox News Liars Call Biden ‘Senile’ After Speech | Crooks and Liars
As the Trump Party takes over the GOP, anti-Trump Republicans are abandoning the party in droves – thereby weakening it for general elections while simultaneously strengthening Trump’s hand inside it. It’s great news for Democrats and Joe Biden.Why Trump’s Takeover of the GOP is Great for Biden and the Democrats (but a Potential Disaster for America) | The Smirking Chimp
If there were ever a time for bold government, it is now. Covid, joblessness, poverty, raging inequality and our last chance to preserve the planet are together creating an existential inflection point.Why Republicans Won’t Agree to Biden’s Big Plans and Why He Should Ignore Them | The Smirking Chimp
My thought for the day There are three kinds of people. Those who know. Those who know when they are shown, and those who have no interest in knowing.(JOHN LORD)Can Joe Biden change Australian politics for the better? – » The Australian Independent Media Network
“Trump confessed he was wrecking USPS to rig the election. His toady Postmaster General DeJoy carried out that arson. It’s time to clean house.” by Jake Johnson, staff writerBiden Urged to Fire Entire Postal Service Board for Complicity in ‘Devastating Arson’ by Trump and DeJoy | Common Dreams News
Before Donald Trump began his run for president, there was a war against journalism in the United States. President George W. Bush used the Espionage Act and sought to jail reporters who refused to give up their sources, not to mention killing journalists in war zones. When President Barack Obama, a constitutional law scholar, came to power, he did so claiming that he and Joe Biden would represent the most transparent administration in history. But then reality set in.Biden Should Repudiate Espionage Act Prosecutions of Whistleblowers and Journalists
Joe Biden and the Democratic establishment refuse to push Medicare for All even as COVID-19 continues to ravage the country. That’s all the more reason for us to demand, alongside Bernie Sanders, that everyone get the health care they need free of charge until the pandemic is over.Bernie Sanders Is Right, and Joe Biden Is Wrong. We Still Need Medicare for All.
This Republican party traffics in conspiracy and thuggery – the new president must be bold on healthcare, equality and moreBiden cannot govern from the center – ending Trumpism means radical action | Joe Biden | The Guardian
Trump said on December 9 that he “might” invoke the Korea War-era act, which allows the US government to direct companies to produce urgently needed goods necessary to national security. The US government pays the companies to do this, so it isn’t socialism and doesn’t involve a government take-over. It just delays receipt of other goods by other customers. Trump has repeatedly said he is reluctant to invoke the act because it is socialist in character and would make us like Venezuela. He did use it to compel GM to produce ventilators last spring, paying $489 million for 30,000 ventilators. It was a relatively minor use of the act given the scale of the national emergency.Biden to invoke Defense Production Act for Vaccine manufacture. Trump? Playing Golf at Mar-a-Lago
I think Washington can show good faith by lifting sanctions prior to opening negotiations. Then both sides could work out such details as destroying the excess enriched uranium and arranging frequent international inspections. Iranians are waiting for Biden to make the first move after his Inauguration on January 20, 2021. Lifting unilateral US sanctions is the key to foiling Trump’s attempt to handcuff the new administration. We’ll see if Biden finds a good locksmith.Iran assassination is way for Netanyahu and Trump to hurt Biden
Well, that’s one of the benefits you get when you install a Russian asset in the Oval Office, amirite?Maddow: To Kneecap Biden, Trump Ordered Destruction Of Spy Planes Used To Monitor Russia | Crooks and Liars
Throughout the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency, Joe Biden spent significant time reassuring American allies around the world that Trump’s America is not “who we are” and pledging “we’ll be back”.‘America First’ is no more, but can president-elect Biden fix the US reputation abroad?
Democrat candidate Joe Biden edges closer to the U.S. presidency. Dr Martin Hirst has ridden the rollercoaster for nearly a day to provide this update.Biden edges closer – Trump looks weak – after closer than predicted U.S. Election
With only Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina and Pennsylvania yet to be called among the swing states, Biden is in striking distance of the 270 electoral votes he needs to win the election.Trump’s Reelection Chances Are Shrinking Quickly In 2020 Election Nail-Biter | HuffPost Australia
Polls highly favour Joe Biden to win the US presidential election.
These polls are not just abstract information. By telling prospective voters who is the most likely to win, can they influence the result of the election by playing a role in the voters’ decision? The evidence says yes, and it most likely favours Biden.
In theory, you could imagine two possible effects of polls. First, a momentum effect. Second, an underdog effect.
If Trump and the Republicans hold on and retain control of the Senate the future is less clear – there is no published Republican platform for a second term – but it seems reasonable to assume more of the same.Disruptive outlier: the election outcome that could shake markets
The email correspondence had been purportedly obtained from a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, though the owner of the computer repair store who passed on the material to the FBI and one Rudy Giuliani was unsure if Hunter had left the computer with him. Thin stuff to go on. Father Biden repeatedly claims to have never discussed his son’s “overseas business dealings” with him. The Biden election campaign has also denied that the meeting ever took place. “We have reviewed Joe Biden’s official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place.” At another time, the move by the platform might have caused a shrug of indifference. But Biden is leading in the polls. Every anti-Trump agitator is concerned to ease the pathway for the president’s defeat. Every advocate for Trump is keen to ensure that flames are lit under his opponent.Sloppy Methodology: Social Media, Censorship and New York Post’s Hunter Biden Story – » The Australian Independent Media Network
“It’s not about being a tough guy,” the former vice president said during the speech in Grand Rapids, Michigan—a Friday afternoon appearance only made possible by his own negative result. “It’s about playing your part. Wearing a mask is not only gonna protect you, but it will also protect those around you.”Biden Makes a Direct and Heartfelt Call for Common Sense After Trump Tests Positive – Mother Jones
If Joe Biden promises to cancel all student debt, he will defeat Donald Trump in a landslide. Everyone who is serious about removing Trump from office should pressure him hard to do it right now.If Joe Biden Wants to Win Big, He Should Pledge to Cancel Student Debt
Rather than motivate a large untapped base that would give it a sure win, Biden and the Democrats are playing a risky game and going for a miniscule margin of victory that relies on a small number of persuadable Republicans.
They aren’t acting like they think democracy is at stake. They aren’t acting like beating Trump is the world-historical task they say it is. Rather, what’s most important is beating him with a voter base that won’t push the party too hard to make things better for working-class and poor people. It’s worth it to risk losing, to win that way.
The most important thing is not really to win but, to quote Joe Biden, to make sure “no one’s standard of living will change, nothing [will] fundamentally change.”
It’s the year 2020, and anything could happen. Joe Biden could very well win this election. But if he follows the path he’s on, it won’t be because of anything he’s done.
Give us something to vote for, Joe. Cancel student debt.
This is some grown-up politics from Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, who are powerfully uniting to defeat Donald Trump.
Sanders has endorsed Biden and Biden is including Sanders’ people in his policy development process.
Goes to show you can get a lot more done within the tent of the big party than squealing impotently on the sidelines at it. No one turns up to the big game to watch the audience.
My politics are closer to Sanders; I liked his policies from all the way back when successive Australian Labor governments legislated them, from 1941 onwards.
But what I do like about Biden has always been a union man – and proud of it. There are not enough people who live union values in American politics and the idea that one could become President gives me hope that it will lead to many more… Especially in the wake of the murderous billionaire shit-show which is the Trump administration.
There are many squealy “leftishts” on the internet who are insisting that despite Trump’s mismanagement of coronavirus leaving piles of dead bodies across the continental landmass of America, Joe Biden is the devil, and they won’t vote for him.
I can’t imagine living a life so entitled, self-absorbed and privileged that you’d forsake the one opportunity you have to end the Trump presidency to throw a tantrum because Biden’s politics aren’t as OBVIOUSLY FLAWLESS as your own – and, as is made clear in the link below, good Bernie Sanders can’t, either.
If the Democrats nominate a can of cheese to run against Trump, I would be marching in the street chanting “CHEESE! CHEESE! CHEESE!” – because where I come from, we believe it sensible to tackle our problems in the order of which they’ll kill us.
Anyway, the news website Politico put together a dot point list of Biden’s existing policy positions, and I think they’re totally worth voting for, whether he was running against Trump or not. Progress becomes possible when the demand’s no longer “perfection or nothing”.
“Mr. President, stop lying and start acting. Use the full extent of your authorities, now, to ensure that we are producing all essential goods and delivering them where they need to go.”
“President Trump’s dithering on preparing us for this global pandemic and his lies about his response to this dangerous crisis is one of the most unjustifiable failures of presidential leadership in American history.”
two lawyers for Lev Parnas say that Parnas tells them he arranged meetings for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) in the Ukraine for the purpose of pushing investigations of Hunter Biden and Burisma. They say he has offered to testify to Congress.