I see numerous posts on social media that are obsessed with missteps that Joe Biden made 40 or 50 years ago, as if he is expected to be perfect. The fact that one must go back that far to find flaws says much about the desperation of his opposition.

Granted, Biden is not perfect, and is in fact not the first choice among a significant portion of the Democratic electorate. Nevertheless, he offers numerous advantages in the campaign against 45: He is moderate, which makes him acceptable to sane Republicans. The “socialist” label does not stick very well to him. (Note: we all depend on various socialistic benefits: military, police, fire departments, libraries, Medicare, Social Security, road maintenance, and the list goes on ad infinitum.) Biden is much more likely to oust the current occupant than candidates like Sanders or Warren. And he offers a meaningful way out of the darkness of absolutist tyranny that the current administration is attempting to implement.

Biden will at least heed progressive ideas like gender equality, equal pay, minimum wage, environmental sanity, listening to scientists on the pandemic, and possibly — with enough popular pressure — universal health care for all.

It would be futile to try to list all the failures and crimes of 45; there are far too many to enumerate here. Suffice it to say that he and his enablers (*cough* Marshall) have brought about or exacerbated: an economic recession, climate destruction, thousands of unnecessary deaths from the pandemic, alienation of our closest allies, a radical decline in our international standing, pandering to dictators, corruption on an unprecedented scale, destruction of our societal norms, reflexive lying about nearly everything, misogyny, xenophobia, racism, white supremacy, and utter incompetence.

The blindingly evident choice is between our democratic society and fascism. 45 and his enablers all need to go.

Douglas McGaw,

Emporia

(59) comments

KB Thomas

'The Irishman' Joe Biden's History with Teamster boss and Hitman YouTube.

KB Thomas

Aim High if you want to believe in Rules for Radicals that is your right. The Dems get the facts and distort them. Review: Economic Hell on Earth is coming, warns Gerald Celente.

KB Thomas

Doug you have the gall to support the most corrupt Presidential candidate in the history of America. The Federal Reserve, abunch of international bankers are bank rolling Biden to bring in the digital dollar and NWO. Their plan is to crash the stock market which will scare the people, and sheeple will give up more freedoms for security. This is how the progressives' 100 year debasement of America ends. We are so far in debt that what we call a dollar is a note. In fine print on a so called dollar bill---this note is legal tender. If Joe Biden is elected, we could be looking at an historical self collapse of America's liberal ideas.Their collectivist idea ideology is a substitute for lost or never found religious faith. The left has made government their God.

KB Thomas

Gary, thank you as you just proved my point!

Aim_High

Being able to back up your claims is not something you've been able to do, KB. You can't debate if you don't have any facts!

KB Thomas

Mark Twain had an interesting quote on debate. Never debate a fool, a lot of people may not be able to tell the difference.

Gary Lukert

KB, I hate to tell you, you are right...hate to tell you that. But, what I mean, is Trump is the FOOL, the Crook, the Liar. The violent, vicious man. Wants to send men with guns and clubs to polls on Election Day...to "poll watch!" Won't be safe for anyone, except lily white people. And, you support Trump!

Aim_High

Jeez KB, even your "quotes" are wrong... The correct Mark Twain quote is “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”

KB Thomas

The best place to hide a secret is in the open. Review: DC Sorcery The Hidden Occult YouTube.....

Gary Lukert

You're right again, Thomas...that's where Trump hides it.

KB Thomas

Big teck and the media is surpressing free speech, the American people will not stand for this banana republic tactics by the radical left wing money grabbing of millions of dollars by the Biden family. In this country, we have a 2 tier Justice system and the average American is not a part of it. The Biden's do not deny it, they took their example from the Clinton's. It appears that the Biden family have been dealing in bribes for years and my research says, that the FBI is involved and the heads will row after the election of Trump. Another October surprise is the Billions of dollars secretly flowing into our colleges from foreign countries. The Dems are holding the American people hostage on the Stimulus package because they want We the people to pay out billions to Democratic cities that are not upholding the law and order. Review: DC Street Sorcery YouTube

Gary Lukert

Trump and his family are the ones GRABBING ALL THE MONEY!

WatchmanAnon

So who is using the alias Peter Henderson?

Creepy Kid Sniffer Joe Biden a.k.a. Peter Henderson according to his own emails.

Joe thinks he's a double agent out of a Tom Clancy novel. A KGB agent/mole from Russia from the book The Hunt for Red October.

Joe literally called himself Peter in his emails. Maybe Joe is a Peter. Maybe Joe is a mole. A KGB mole.

Good old Delusional Joe. Or is he just a good actor?

Gary Lukert

The Media isn't SUPPRESSING ANY FREE SPEECH! TRUMP IS....Also, If the Media does, hey, it's THEIR business. It isn't the Government's business. So, after all we hear that the Democrats want the government to do everything, it is actually Trump! Trump is even pushing his administration to lock up Biden! Trump goes after anyone telling the truth about him or anyone in his administration. He gets all of his tips from Putin.....who was in charge of the Communists KGB...state police, in Russia!

Hollowed Ground

Whatever Biden's missteps were, they pale in significance to the Donald's. Dump the Trump and all its enablers. That's all that matters. Then and only then be concerned with trivia like whatever Biden did or said or didn't do or didn't say. Dump the Trump and all its enablers. Write that down on a sticky and keep it in view as you fill out your ballot. Say it out loud before and after, and after every check mark. Shout it out before and after grace at every meal. Every sermon in every church of every denomination should open and close with it. Dump the Trump and all its enablers. Never forget it. It will save your life.

WatchmanAnon

Sounds more like an incantation.

Hmmm

Gary Lukert

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!

Aim_High

Gary and KB are going to war, lol.

Gary Lukert

Next to Trump, KB is the worst person in the world. Hitler and Stalin drop to 3rd and 4th.

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Aim_High

Trump and his followers are mad that no respectable news organization will cover the fake Russian laptop story. They won't be covering the claims Hunter Biden had 25,000 pictures of child abuse either. If this is the tip of the iceberg, you're probably already swimming.

KB Thomas

Review: How 5 members of the Biden's family got rich through his connections.

KB Thomas

The October surprise: the Joe Biden family Crime Enterprise. The fake news is covering it up and Big Teck is limiting free speech and will have to answer to Congress.

Gary Lukert

So Called FOX NEWS....Makes up everything. As do you KB!

Elrod

By the way Fox News has fake news to just to be fair.

Hollowed Ground

That's all it has.

Elrod

Gary, you get all your information from fake news everything you are talking about is what I’ve seen on CNN and you say you don’t watch it but I don’t believe you you are just as big a liar as you accuse others to be.

Gary Lukert

Hey, Elrod...why are you CHICKEN...Where's your LAST NAME. I am a very quality person...I use my name, I don't hide behind something made up. You are the Typical Republican!

Rationa1

It's OK that Elrod is using a pseudonym. U.S. political expression has a long and distinguished history of persons using pseudonyms. Recall that the Founding Fathers used pseudonyms such as "Publius," "Cincinnatus," and "A Landholder." More recently the article "The Sources of Soviet Conduct" was published in Foreign Affairs by "Mr. X" and "Anonymous" published the political novel "Primary Colors."

WatchmanAnon

Maverick

Renegade

Peter Henderson

Sundance

Timberwolf

And my favorite...

Pierre Delecto

If you're familiar with dems or RHINOs then the aforementioned names will have meaning.

KB Thomas

Review: Hannity Hunter Biden Emails very daming. Also..Joe Biden crime enterprise.....lf elected, he will be impeached.

Aim_High

Review: "Confidence Interval: Will Democrats Win The House, Senate And Presidency In November? fivethirtyeight.com

Democrats are favored (70%) to win the trifecta, The Presidency (86%) , the Senate (73%) and the House (96%). Trump has a (14%) of winning a second term... I think we all know how a Biden impeachment will go, lol. I'm sure Republicans won't like it, just like how Democrats don't like forcing through a supreme court candidate weeks before losing an election because Republicans control the senate...

It's almost a blessing in disguise Donald and the Republicans are setting so many precedents... it will certainly make it easier to digest when Democrats start engaging in the same shady behavior.

Gary Lukert

With Trump...there are no limits, no bars. Trump is a Total Criminal. Also, watch him. He looks like he is either Crazy or On Drugs!

WatchmanAnon

What did the polls say in 2016?

Gary Lukert

This is all made up garbage! Trump is the Crooked, Lying, Bully, Spoiled Rich Brat. Doesn't say much for Honesty and Decency for those Supporting Trump.

Gary Lukert

All Hannity is Lies

Gary Lukert

Well, I would be very happy if Biden was IMPEACHED...because, that means BIDEN AND HARRIS WIN! And, if impeached, won't be kicked out of office anyway!!!! Not over Phoneyed up Charges. And, they are all Lies.

WatchmanAnon

Biden won't make it to the election. Rudy Giuliani took the copy of Hunter Biden's laptop hard drive to the Delaware State Police yesterday because of the contents. Rudy said there was evidence that 1) Hunter's laptop had pictures of him raping minors, and 2) Hunter implicates his father, Joe a.k.a. "Pop," with receiving 50% of the money Hunter got from China and other enemies of the state.

That's collusion.

That's racketeering.

That's treason.

Biden is done. The DNC will send him packing and bring in a dusty replacement.

Way to energize the party!

Elrod

Aim high your history as bad as the rest of the politicians, Obama scream just as loud as the Democrats senators for not being able to put it to a vote. A simple fact is the president is the president for four years whether anybody likes it or not and whatever happens in those four years are on him.

Gary Lukert

Well, am hoping his 4 years ENDS on January 20th, next year, 4 months from now!

ibtirish

and 1 more just for the gary of it, I made $16 a hr sept 2016 Now I make $29.10 , same type of work an I work No harder than I did an they treat me better , Supply an demand, , took a trip to Fayetteville , Big signs car washes paying $16 a hour , never saw that pre 2016 , But hey we want compassion from the pres right? cause every normal person is needy for compassion from they're president right? that is not strange or signs of mental problems at all

Gary Lukert

Well, Quite Honestly, there is MORE TO THE STORY...I am glad from Kansas. Does seem like the Air is Fresher now. Your moving to Arkansas is the likely reason. Oh, and just to REFRESH your Memory, Every Republican Senator said, in 2016, when an opening occurred on the Supreme Court...in February 2016, that IN AN ELECTION YEAR, the Opening should not be filled--until AFTER the Election, by the Person Elected President. This year, with the death of a Supreme Court Justice...LESS than 3 Months BEFORE THE ELECTION....All, but 2, of those Wonderful CHRISTIAN (Phony, we all know) Senators...changed their tune, and NOW, so Trump can name the Justice, filling a Supreme Court opening--in an Election Year is RIGHT. Thus...ALL BUT TWO OF YOUR "CHRISTIAN" REPUBLICAN SENATORS ARE LIARS. LIARS. They BROKE God's Commandment, of "THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE (Lie) WITNESS," Republicans are actually KILLING RELIGION." Way less people go to Church now than when Obama was President. CHOKE ON THAT!!!!

ibtirish

And just wanting to know, If Biden has this secret plan why didn't he use it during the 8 years he was in office or 40 some odd yrs as a senator? also if we are so racially divided why didn't Obama/Biden fix that in those 8 years?

ibtirish

Or how about, " Latinos are not monolithic like African Americans, they have ingenuity an individuality " Biden again 2020, yeah not perfect, Maybe Gary agrees with him,

Gary Lukert

Are you ill? Incoherent!

ibtirish

is " if you don't vote for me you ain't black" Biden 2020 , just a misnomer

ibtirish

So "I don't want my kids to grow up in a racial jungle" Joe Biden 1974, is that just a gaff?

Gary Lukert

No, he said it. George Bush, Senior, Mitt Romney (Strongly Said It in a 1990's Senate Campaign against Ted Kennedy) and Donald Trump....WERE ALL PRO CHOICE, but, "saw the light?" when they ran for PRESIDENT! But, all the Anti-Abortionists VOTED FOR THEM! This year, Trump instructed the Post Office to CUT STAFF and restrict MAIL VOTING, INCLUDING PICKING UP DROP BOXES. Why would a SANE Person cut spending during BUSY TIMES. McDonald's and Walmart DON'T DO IT. Then, he is calling upon thousands of "Poll Watchers" to INTIMIDATE VOTERS. They, of course will have their guns with them. And, of course, any voter who isn't "lily white", will be "accosted!" Donald Trump is Evil, BEYOND BELIEF!

WatchmanAnon

You voted early. How are you intimidated?

Elrod

What about all the senators four years ago on the Democratic side said that President Obama should be able to choose the nominee and be voted on because he’s president for four years and I happen to agree with that back then as I agree with it noW.

Aim_High

Obama listened to the people and left it up to the next president. Trump ignores the people and is cramming someone in during the middle of an election he is losing.

WatchmanAnon

Ginsburg had the option of stepping down while Obama was still in office. That would've guaranteed another liberal on the Court. His nominee would have gone unchallenged. Enough with the pity party. You're embarrassing yourselves.

Gary Lukert

THAT IS NOT THE POINT. Republican Senators LIED. We are TALKING ABOUT REPUBLICANS FIRMLY SAYING THE APPOINT OF THE OPEN Supreme Court Seat should wait until after the Election...when the people have a chance to vote. Supreme Court Seats, they solemnly said SHOULD NOT BE FILLED DURING AN ELECTION YEAR. Well, when an opening occurred when the Republican is President, then, it is OK...even when the opening happened within 3 months of the election. REPUBLICANS LIED, GRASSLEY, who was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee 4 years ago---LIED, LINDSAY GRAHAM LIED! ALL of these people are CHRISTIANS. They Lied, Lied, Lied. They also have broken God's Commandment "thou shalt not bear false witness. (Lie). Did YOU believe 4 YEARS AGO...with the Republicans Then? They get incensed when it it brought up. Republicans Talk GOD a lot, but, it is JUST talk. They really don't believe in God, nor Jesus. What would Jesus say today? Republicans have caused a great loss in Church Membership and Attendance. Republicans are KILLING Christianity!

WatchmanAnon

Which party is the proud party of abortion? The dems cheered and clapped like animals when New York passed their abortion law.

Oh yes, let's not forget the dismembered human is parted out for scientific resesrch and Planned Parenthood gets rich from it.

Then Planned Parenthood funnels that money back into the Democrat Party.

Planned Parenthood is a front for laundering tax dollars into the Democrat Party. That's why the Dems are the party of abortion- they get paid from the murder of babies.

Abortion does not square with Christianity any more than lying does.

Hollowed Ground

Dismembered humans? Where?

bobinberea

Thanks to Douglas McGaw for informed, thoughtful commentary. Well done.

Gary Lukert

Yes, Republicans go after Biden on that, but, when over 50 Republican Senators said 4 years ago that the Supreme Court Opening occurred during the Election Year, it should not be filled until after the person Elected can fill it. "The People Should have a Vote on it." Well, to "heaven" with the People in 2020, when the Opening happens within 3 months of the election! All but 2 of those over Republicans firmly say the appointment should be filled now! Yes, Over 50 REPUBLICAN SENATORS LIED 4 YEARS AGO! Only Susan Collins of Maine, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska will vote NO. Yes, Your KANSAS Senators, and my Native Nebraska Senators...who were so religiously Christian 4 years ago that the appointing the Justice...when there were about 9-10 months before the election...now say, when the President is a Republican...and the opening is less then 3 months before the election...THEY SAY, YES, FILL IT NOW. I am, however, VERY ANGRY at the Democrats letting it go. They should have been calling the Republicans LIARS EVERY DAY!!!! But, I haven't heard, that even ONE Democrat has called any of them LIARS! And, they ARE LIARS! They broke one of God's 10 Commandments---thou shalt no bear false witness (Lying). There isn't even one Republican who actually is a REAL CHRISTIAN! Not One. If there were, None would support Trump!

WatchmanAnon

How about this Commandment: "Thou shalt not kill"? Your side literally clapped and cheered when passing the New York abortion law. Clapped and cheered like liberal animals.

Hollowed Ground

What does killing have to do with safe and legal abortion? There is no connection.

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