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Posted: Jan 24, 2022 - 9:59am

 black321 wrote:

But I can't see how anyone could argue either party over the past decade has provided anything of a roadmap for the country's future...unless that future is simply prop up consumer spending on trinkets.

Yep. Remember Kennedy: “we go to the moon not because it is easy, but because it is hard.”

The culture has devolved from the pursuit of greatness and happiness to the selfishness of capitalism. Why? Because people are unsure. If they didn’t have to worry that others having health care and education and food and housing meant that they would be forced to do without those things, then there would be less fighting about giving those things to others. And then they can move on to other things.

The failure of our leaders to work together to provide for everyone (and that means sacrificing some golden idols like military spending) means that their constituents are having to home school, to use GoFundMe for health care costs, and living on the streets because they can’t afford homes. This is a primary failure of our government - while they argue about Dr. Seuss.




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Posted: Jan 24, 2022 - 9:54am

 black321 wrote:

Not sure why, but Obama was ineffectual and could have done so much more for the country, given the broad support he had.


Oh come on.


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Posted: Jan 24, 2022 - 9:27am

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That’s the usual position that Democrats find themselves in, right? Obama had to fix the financial devastation left by his predecessor. Biden is having to do the same. It’s a pattern.
Republican policies are responsible for damage, than Democrats come in and try to help fix it and are called incompetent. “Look how they’re failing.” 
The kid tears up his room, and the parent has to pick it up. 




Well the bit about the great recession is nonsense. That was directly attributed to clinton tearing up glass steagall. 
So we had Bush II destroy our global position, and open the pandora's box of mid-east terrorism. Obama didnt fix any of that...
Not sure why, but Obama was ineffectual and could have done so much more for the country, given the broad support he had. Probably b/c he jammed through ACA, without any GOP support, and half the country against it. Don't get me wrong, i believe in universal healthcare, but not ACA. 
And of course the republicans did destroy the one piece of the legislation that might have actually allowed it to work - individual mandate.
But I can't see how anyone could argue either party over the past decade has provided anything of a roadmap for the country's future...unless that future is simply prop up consumer spending on trinkets.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2022 - 9:05am

 black321 wrote:

Maybe at best they stopped the slide. Certainly haven't done much to bring the country together.


That’s the usual position that Democrats find themselves in, right? Obama had to fix the financial devastation left by his predecessor. Biden is having to do the same. It’s a pattern.
Republican policies are responsible for damage, than Democrats come in and try to help fix it and are called incompetent. “Look how they’re failing.” 
The kid tears up his room, and the parent has to pick it up. 


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Posted: Jan 24, 2022 - 8:25am

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Sure I can. He got handed a country estranged from its allies, a weird deal struck in Afghanistan, an economy where the rich got a tax break, a pandemic that will go away in the spring like magic, a split-in-two America that the former guy encouraged, and a Supreme Court that was rigged. The car was already off the road and on the shoulder and then it started pouring virus-soaked rain. Half the drivers refused to turn on their wipers. 

And oh, boo hoo, Biden didn’t meet the Republicans’ expectations.


So the country was going to hell in a bucket...and what are we doing about it?
I suppose if you don't believe in fiscal responsibility, then  throwing trillions of $ out the window is a plan.
I don't see how democratic leadership has provided any solutions. Maybe at best they stopped the slide. Certainly haven't done much to bring the country together.
And thank goodness for the two democrats who actually seem to have enough marbles to stop the runaway, partisan nonsense.
Didn't Manchin's approval rating shoot up? Does that mean anything?
We need more folks on both sides willing to remove themselves from the tyranny of their own parties, for the good of the country.

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Posted: Jan 23, 2022 - 7:36pm

 Steely_D wrote:


Sure I can. He got handed a country estranged from its allies, a weird deal struck in Afghanistan, an economy where the rich got a tax break, a pandemic that will go away in the spring like magic, a split-in-two America that the former guy encouraged, and a Supreme Court that was rigged. The car was already off the road and on the shoulder and then it started pouring virus-soaked rain. Half the drivers refused to turn on their wipers. 

And oh, boo hoo, Biden didn’t meet the Republicans’ expectations.


You forgot a slight majority in the senate that turned out not to be a democratic majority afterall
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Posted: Jan 23, 2022 - 7:04pm

 black321 wrote:

Maybe. But you cant argue against Biden being incompetent. 



Sure I can. He got handed a country estranged from its allies, a weird deal struck in Afghanistan, an economy where the rich got a tax break, a pandemic that will go away in the spring like magic, a split-in-two America that the former guy encouraged, and a Supreme Court that was rigged. The car was already off the road and on the shoulder and then it started pouring virus-soaked rain. Half the drivers refused to turn on their wipers. 

And oh, boo hoo, Biden didn’t meet the Republicans’ expectations.
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Posted: Jan 23, 2022 - 5:00pm

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In the face of omicron, which is screwing up the supply chain all around the word, what could he have done better? Show your work.

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Posted: Jan 23, 2022 - 4:46pm

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Posted: Jan 23, 2022 - 3:40pm

 HarleyRider wrote:

Jan 22 marked one year exactly since Joe Biden took office as the 46th president of the US and it's been a rough 365 days. In a press conference on Jan 21, his first in 10 months and just the second of his presidency, Biden attempted what the media has begun referring to as a "reset," a desperate new effort to persuade us to support his leadership and policies even as a record number now disapprove of his presidency. But while Biden did not have much success on resetting the direction of his administration, here are five reasons why Biden's presidency has gone so poorly and was likely doomed from the very beginning. 1) Biden can't admit when he is wrong and blames everyone else when things go south. 2) Biden made a corrupt bargain with the radical left and surrendered his presidency to them before it even started. 3) Biden's campaign was built on lies. 4) Biden's "Mr. Nice guy" persona has been revealed as the sham it always was. 5) Biden is an incompetent leader, and has always been regarded as such by those around him.


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Posted: Jan 23, 2022 - 2:51pm

 black321 wrote:

Maybe. But you cant argue against Biden being incompetent. 



I'll take incompetent over malevolent any day.
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Posted: Jan 23, 2022 - 2:14pm

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I guess you don’t/can’t see how that’s all incredibly speculative and emotional. And that’s a usual GOP tactic.

There’s no way to speak for the others, but it seems to me that it’s more grown up to review actual facts like: did he appoint one or more of his children to White House staff?
Did he meet with our enemies in Russia and North Korea and then speak highly of them? 
Did he file for bankruptcy?
Six times
Did he have to pay off a woman while having an affair with his then-pregnant third wife?
And, when the nation’s Capitol was under attack did he sit on his ass watching it on TV instead of acting?

See, those are factual things that can help us understand the quality of a person sitting in the President’s big boy chair, not this idle “everybody hates him; they’re all saying it.”



Maybe. But you cant argue against Biden being incompetent. 

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Posted: Jan 23, 2022 - 2:08pm

 Steely_D wrote:


I guess you don’t/can’t see how that’s all incredibly speculative and emotional. And that’s a usual GOP tactic.

There’s no way to speak for the others, but it seems to me that it’s more grown up to review actual facts like: did he appoint one or more of his children to White House staff?
Did he meet with our enemies in Russia and North Korea and then speak highly of them? 
Did he file for bankruptcy?
Six times
Did he have to pay off a woman while having an affair with his then-pregnant third wife?
And, when the nation’s Capitol was under attack did he sit on his ass watching it on TV instead of acting?

See, those are factual things that can help us understand the quality of a person sitting in the President’s big boy chair, not this idle “everybody hates him; they’re all saying it.”












Facts aren't what matter here, you know.
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Posted: Jan 23, 2022 - 11:59am

 HarleyRider wrote:

1) Biden can't admit when he is wrong and blames everyone else when things go south. 2) Biden made a corrupt bargain with the radical left and surrendered his presidency to them before it even started. 3) Biden's campaign was built on lies. 4) Biden's "Mr. Nice guy" persona has been revealed as the sham it always was. 5) Biden is an incompetent leader, and has always been regarded as such by those around him.



I guess you don’t/can’t see how that’s all incredibly speculative and emotional. And that’s a usual GOP tactic.

There’s no way to speak for the others, but it seems to me that it’s more grown up to review actual facts like: did he appoint one or more of his children to White House staff?
Did he meet with our enemies in Russia and North Korea and then speak highly of them? 
Did he file for bankruptcy?
Six times
Did he have to pay off a woman while having an affair with his then-pregnant third wife?
And, when the nation’s Capitol was under attack did he sit on his ass watching it on TV instead of acting?

See, those are factual things that can help us understand the quality of a person sitting in the President’s big boy chair, not this idle “everybody hates him; they’re all saying it.”










HarleyRider



Posted: Jan 23, 2022 - 9:50am

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 rgio wrote:

So as gun sales have skyrocketed the past year along with crime, the best way to protect ourselves is by electing people who want to increase access and mobility for weapons?   The "more guns, less crime" notion has proven so wrong the past few years that the author of the 2015 study the Right/NRA pointed to has changed his position.  The notion of "good guys with guns reduce crime" lacks any proof. If you wanted to protect everyone, eliminating guns is the best way.  Look at any other country on the planet if you need proof.  The more guns...the more death.  

Archie Bunker:

"I could end the skyjackings tomorrow. All you gotta do is arm all your passengers. If they know the passengers are armed, they know they have no ‘ superiority ' there. He ain't gonna dare to pull out no rod. And then your airlines, then they wouldn’t have to search the passengers on the ground no more, they just pass out the pistols at the beginning of the trip, and they pick ‘em up again at the end. Case closed.”

 
Put hardened career criminals in jail for extended periods and fix our broken penitentiary network. Keep first time criminals away from career criminals. Keep crazy mentally insane people out of main stream society and put them back in asylums and give them the help that they need. Don't turn them out on the streets and have unsuspecting public be subjected to their violent tendencies. Fix our broken public school system to teach respect, self diligence, and the academics and stop trying to social engineer out kids. Go after dealers of hard drugs and lock them up, don't give them any bail or parole. Give more support to victims of crime and not to the suspects and perpetrators of crime.
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Posted: Jan 23, 2022 - 9:37am

Jan 22 marked one year exactly since Joe Biden took office as the 46th president of the US and it's been a rough 365 days. In a press conference on Jan 21, his first in 10 months and just the second of his presidency, Biden attempted what the media has begun referring to as a "reset," a desperate new effort to persuade us to support his leadership and policies even as a record number now disapprove of his presidency. But while Biden did not have much success on resetting the direction of his administration, here are five reasons why Biden's presidency has gone so poorly and was likely doomed from the very beginning. 1) Biden can't admit when he is wrong and blames everyone else when things go south. 2) Biden made a corrupt bargain with the radical left and surrendered his presidency to them before it even started. 3) Biden's campaign was built on lies. 4) Biden's "Mr. Nice guy" persona has been revealed as the sham it always was. 5) Biden is an incompetent leader, and has always been regarded as such by those around him.
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Posted: Jan 21, 2022 - 3:26pm

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His approval ratings/re-election chances are directly linked to Inflation, fair or otherwise. .....

Inflation might be part of it.   As you imply, Biden is not responsible for ramping up inflation rates, and even the FED is not entirely responsible though it failed to start tightening monetary policy in early 2021 and that certainly contributed to these higher inflation rates. The pandemic is largely responsible for the higher measured rates of inflation.

The pandemic is taking a toll on political leaders in many countries.   That started before inflation shot up. 

The other reason for Biden's unpopularity is high fuel costs.   By early 2023,  inflation could easily subside to the mid- 2% range but I fully expect oil prices to remain high.  



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Posted: Jan 21, 2022 - 7:00am

 Red_Dragon wrote:


His approval ratings/re-election chances are directly linked to Inflation, fair or otherwise. By the looks of things I don't see that getting better in time to help him or the Dems. Personally if he can get a Climate bill thru I would consider his presidency a reasonably successful one. But I would also welcome a fresher face as the 2024 election gets closer.
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Posted: Jan 20, 2022 - 8:25am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
The good news for Joe, the only person since 1945 with a worse rating on day 366 looks like the Republican nominee in 2024.


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Posted: Jan 20, 2022 - 7:43am

Biden approval hits new low at one-year mark: AP-NORC poll
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