Being stuck at home for work has some benefits but it also has its drawbacks. One big drawback is my near constant exposure to Fox News and other Right Wing media due to those that I live with. It has been eductational in some respects. I see now more clearly that Fox News is carefully curated and arranged to illicit fear and anger in its audience. They use the same footage when they talk about the Portland riots. Every time. They have also been talking about these riots for over a month now, or so it seems, yet I understand they have been mostly peaceful. Fox News portrays it as a 24-hour a day free for all, but that’s not what other news outlest report and whenever they aren’t talking about that, they’re either defending trump or trashing Biden.
This is where my fascination is peaked. They talk about the dangers of a Biden presidency. They tell scary story about Liberal storm troopers who will come in the night and snatch you off the street; although it seems trump is getting us ready for that with his stormtroopers coming in the night and snatching us off the street. They also touch on what a great response trump has had with the coronavirus, rarely mentioning the months he spent ignoring it and even after it hit refusing responsibility; and in the same breath they trash Biden over his response which was nothing but that’s mostly because he’s not the President, yet.
A lot of Conservative pundits are quick to describe the horror of Biden’s administration with little to no evidence but I wonder, could Joe Biden possibly do anything that would make what’s going on now any worse? Could anyone? Historically high unemployment, a pandemic and a crumbling economy. It wasn’t like trump was doing that good a job before all this either. He broke the law. He was impeached. His administration has been a hot bed of scandal and criminal behavior. It’s less a cabinet and more of a mob family. He has proven he doesn’t understand his responsibilities, he doesn’t understand the law and he doesn’t understand the difference between right and wrong. He has no experience and these past 3+ years have not taught him anything. He has no plans for his second term. Just some vague concepts that only make sense in the mists of his adeled brain. Biden has proven experience. He understands the job and his role in it. Some say he’s too progressive while others say he is not and I really don’t care because he’s not trump.
The worst that Biden could do will still be a vast improvement over the best of what trump can do. Whatever the worst case scenario you may see with Biden, think about what another term with trum could do. Look at where we are now and ask yourself if you honestly believe trump could actually see us through it. If it were possible for him to accomplish that, why hasn’t he done it yet? A president who refuses to do his job unless he’s rewarded is no president at all. trump is the one who got us into this mess to begin with. He removed Obama’s pandemic task force, which was quite comprehenisve and probably would have spared us thousands of lives. He ignored the warnings of the virus writing it off as a hoax. He’s brought militiary black ops into our cities. He’s undermining the rule of law in this country. He’s even essentially taken control of the Senate because McConnell has been vocal that he will do whatever the president wants and that puts trump in the Executive Branch and the Legistlative Branch, which I would call a gross overreach of authority. There’s no where to go but down from here with trump and fighting over how progressive Biden is or isn’t is irrelevant. We need experieince and intelligence in the White House. We need a president who respects the law and this country. Another term of trump is death for this country.