Tag: Biden

Old Dog Thoughts- Van Badham says it better than I can

This is some grown-up politics from Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, who are powerfully uniting to defeat Donald Trump.

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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”.

https://www.theguardian.com/…/bernie-sanders-endorses-joe-b…

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Joe Biden Blisters Trump For Lying About Defense Production Act After FEMA Admits Holding It As ‘Leverage’ | Crooks and Liars

Joe Biden Blisters Trump For Lying About Defense Production Act After FEMA Admits Holding It As 'Leverage'

“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.”

via Joe Biden Blisters Trump For Lying About Defense Production Act After FEMA Admits Holding It As ‘Leverage’ | Crooks and Liars

Nunes as Fox Guarding Henhouse: Parnas alleges he was part of Ukraine Scandal

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.

Nunes as Fox Guarding Henhouse: Parnas alleges he was part of Ukraine Scandal

Trump Lashes Out At Fox News For Poll Showing Him Trailing Biden: ‘NO WAY’ | HuffPost Australia

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President Donald Trump on Friday launched yet another attack on Fox News, continuing to turn on the network that once appeared to be his favorite, this time over a poll that showed him lagging behind former Vice President Joe Biden.

The national survey, conducted by the outlet in conjunction with a bipartisan team of pollsters and discussed on “Fox & Friends,” indicated that Biden is leading the pack of Democratic 2020 hopefuls and, in a head-to-head matchup with the president, is ahead by 10 points.

via Trump Lashes Out At Fox News For Poll Showing Him Trailing Biden: ‘NO WAY’ | HuffPost Australia