On May 23rd, Biden’s “Yes” to a question about US defending Taiwan prompted me to think about what Trump would have said to that same question.
So far, I can’t find any Trump comments, but the lack thereof suggests no major disagreement.
Basically, the reason Trump and his GOP acolytes criticize Biden is because his election kept Trump from dismantling our fragile democracy.
Anything almost Biden has tried to enact since taking office has been blocked except the infrastructure and jobs bill. The Build Back Better bill was shattered by Senator Manchin’s defection from the 50 votes Democrats need to pass key social welfare parts of BBB. Yes, infrastructure was vital. Read here.
Here's what Sinema and Manchin are trying to shut down, from https://t.co/k713zTB6CV (hardly a progressive source). A better educated workforce, our best chance to address climate catastrophe, better and cheaper healthcare provision, more public housing, fairer taxes. pic.twitter.com/IsxmzdYBM6
— Jez Humble (@jezhumble) September 29, 2021
As we approach the midterms it is widely predicted that the GOP will take both Houses of Congress.
Am I right to be puzzled? Exactly what is it Americans would be voting for or against in November?
Let me suggest a couple of key issues.
The killing if it happens of Roe/Casey and the resultant likely further attacks on family planning and abortion choice options.
Increased efforts to enact voting restrictions in GOP legislatively controlled states which can delay minorities from gaining increased political clout.
As I suggested in my wakeup call Op Ed of May 14, 2022, to the GOP, which better start mending its biases against minorities or face extinction.
You can read the piece again here.
— Church and State (@ChurchAndStateN) May 20, 2022
What other than non-governance is the GOP program??
That over half both GOP voters and those they elected are still buying into Trump’s big lie about voting fraud in the 2020 Presidential election makes one wonder why after so completely disproved by countless investigations. Could it be that Trump’s endorsement ensures electability and greed and power lust must also be involved. Wonder if Trump’s influence is on the wane. Ask Pence.
Do such GOP voters who favor killing abortion choice—while often caviling about wearing face masks or getting vaccinated—find new restrictions on voting positive?
Apparently and likely for one predominant reason: RACISM.
The complexity of the racism issue is reflected in the 5/24/22 page one Washington Post story about the “great replacement theory” you can read here.
According to a Post analysis, 22 large U.S. companies with racial justice pledges donated money to Elise Stefanik after the No. 3 House Republican ran controversial ads espousing the “great replacement” theory.https://t.co/oAVpBkawB7
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 23, 2022
The population data now ensures that by 2045 or sooner the multiple ethic groups of African Americans, Hispanics, Asian and others will outnumber the present 60 percent white only as the majority of US citizens.
So, immigration, an issue neither party has in the past truly addressed, will be racially touted by Trump’s GOP as a major reason to elect them, which when coupled with inflation certainly can’t be proved as Biden’s fault.
Of course, if the current stock market decline precedes a recession that will add another arrow to the quiver of false arrows to shoot at Biden in November.
However now there’s Biden’s reaction to the Putin invasion of Ukraine, which like his Taiwan comment, hasn’t yet evoked any substantive negative comments from the GOP.
Likely many members both parties are truly thankful Trump was not President to have to deal with his old pal Vladmir as Putin ruthlessly kills civilians and destroys schools and hospitals in his illegal Ukrainian war.
The Biden Administration’s role in getting NATO together on after Putin’s invasion was masterful. Plus, the effect of the present requests of long-time neutrals Finland and Sweden to join NATO, which gives some additional confidence that Putin’s use of tactical nukes won’t happen.
So, buckle up and listen, Folks, as 6 months is more than enough time to diminish enough GOP hatred of Biden and energize enough independent voters and leftist Democrats to vote to keep Congress from falling to the GOP this November.
“What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?”: https://t.co/fHuh0CG6JD
“We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”: https://t.co/TA4j7cp1tE
“From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”: https://t.co/lkC2t3E1A9 pic.twitter.com/bQsL2mLBcO
— Church and State (@ChurchAndStateN) November 1, 2021
Biden says US willing to respond ‘militarily’ if Taiwan is attacked
2022 Midterms: Inside GOP strategy to win Congress | The Midterm View
GOP Tries To Downplay Draconian Abortion Bans Ahead Of Midterms
Primary Race For Georgia Governor Testing Trump’s Sway Over GOP