Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Joe Biden is running for reelection and the attacks are piling up. Just one problem, no facts.
The folks who attack him say he’s old. Well, that’s a fact. I stand corrected. Polls say people are worried about his age. True that, another fact. The attackers call him a clown and that he has a terrible record, but they fail to specify what they mean by either. The only fact is that he is older than others who have been President. They attack his sometimes seeming to forget some little thing. Is it that or is it his stuttering that he overcame?
There are these dire warnings of a coming recession and of the dollar not being worth anything. However, the dollar has been strong against other currencies and though the economic charts show we are okay the predictors keep saying, “Well, it’s okay now, but just wait.”
There’s a willingness to forget the terrible shape the previous guy put us in.
Ask yourself this, “If not Joe then who?” Well, the Dems have some good people. The Republicans do not. The Repubs don’t have one good candidate. Some folks are saying Tucker Carlson. Oh great. News is that OAN offered him $25 million.
To all of the above I say – who knows, who cares?
Meanwhile, a transgender delegate stood up in the Montana state house and accused the Republicans who put up an anti-gay anti-trans law of having blood on their hands if this passes. Their response? Shutdown the Capital today, because of support for the trans person. And, said person needs to apologize to them for “causing an insurrection.” Yeah. Right. I think a long winded apology pointing out that she’s sorry for pointing out that said bill will kill people and that she sorry that said bill will take away peoples’ rights and freedoms would be great.
Apparently, the Republicans have a super majority in the Montana house so they can ram through all kinds of insane mean hurtful bills. Fortunately, they have someone in the flesh they can point to and pillory, one of their own – a trans state representative. This is a better situation than South Dakota found itself in when they passed anti-trans athletic laws. See, the problem was there were no trans athletes in South Dakota. But this didn’t stop their governor from making a big splash about it. To be fair they had had one a few years before, a wrestler. Had this law been passed she would have had to wrestle only girls. There were no other girl wrestlers. I think she was a state champion. Maybe South Dakota Republicans didn’t like the idea of a girl whooping the boys?
But let’s look at the big picture. When Republicans are in charge they cut taxes on the rich and markedly increase the country’s debt. The tax cutting for the rich according to Senator Whitehouse has cost us over one trillion dollars. Then there are the cuts for corporations, another nearly half trillion. Who’s going to pay for that? Well, the Republicans have a plan – slash food stamps, welfare, and health care. Of course, that would only save like $150B, but think of all the great pain and suffering?