A PRESIDENT YOU CAN BELIEVE IN.
Recently, the thought crossed my mind that America could have been sailing through these latest dangerously roiled waters in Ukraine and the Middle East with Donald Trump at the helm. Trump, the master of self-serving behavior and chaos-inducing leadership would have thrown kerosene on both conflagrations, UKRAINE AND ISRAEL alike, as he searched for any possible means to make both crises about the only thing that matters in his world, HIMSELF.
THANK HEAVENS FOR JOE BIDEN! Under Biden’s balanced and thoughtful leadership, Russia is stuck in a quagmire, and paying a heavy price for its lawless aggression against Ukraine, while Israel has been reasssured and supported in its moment of abject vulnerability, yet forced to temper its anger and thirst for revenge…at least for now.
With all he has accomplished in his two and a half years in office, Biden still remains shockingly disliked and unsupported by a scary majority of the American public. Scary, because it signifies an opportunity for a grifter or demagogue like Donald J. Trump to once again grab hold of the reins of power in our country. I don’t know about you, but I can’t name one single Trump legislative accomplishment during his presidency, besides a Tax Bill that virtually ignored the middle class in its rush to make billionaires like Trump even richer.
Here is a reminder of some highlights from Biden’s tenure in the White House. So far, in his two-and-a-half years as president, UNCLE JOE has…
–Created over 13 million jobs, including over 750,000 manufacturing jobs
-Decreased the unemployment rate to a fifty-year low
-Appointed over 145 judges to the federal bench
-Passed the first major piece of gun legislation in 30 years
-Signed the Inflation Reduction Act which includes the largest investment in combating climate change
-Enabled Medicare to negotiate prices with drug companies (for example, caps the price of insulin at $35 per month).
Biden is not just smart. He is a compassionate human being. Honestly comnpassionate. Weigh the comforting hugs and one-on-one connection Biden customarily offers to victims and their families, in almost any tragedy’s aftermath; weigh that aginst Donald J. Trump throwing rolls of paper towels out to victims of Puerto Rico’s island-devastating hurricane. Or the boorish manner in which Trump attempted to buy off the aggrieved parents of a boy who was accidentally killed by the wife of an American diplomat. The parents, whose child died in a car accident, were here in America to lobby for the culprit’s return to stand trial in Britain for the child’s death. Within minutes of going in to meet with Trump, the British couple came out of the meeting, flushed with anger, outrage, and, possibly, shock to be offered a bribe to go back home and forget seeking justice for their dead child.
If you’re not comfortable with Biden’s age, so be it. But don’t let feckless Republicans convince you that Biden is too old, too feeble, or not as mentally sharp as he needs to be. I trust Joe Biden, as much as one can reasonably trust an American politician. I certainly trust BIDEN enough to believe he wouldn’t run for a second term if he wasn’t fit for it, wasn’t clear in his thinking, or fully confident he could effectively serve out his term.
So far, Biden has accomplished far more than any president in recent memory. He took office at a time of great disturbance and division—in our country and around the world. And he has provided great benefits for all of us us, while stabilizing both our government and our communal family.
To repeat myself, I have great confidence in Joe Biden, certain that he would not commit to another four years in office if he honestly felt he wasn’t fit for the journey. I said it once, and I’ll say it again, THANK HEAVENS FOR JOE BIDEN!