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Biden Wins Again As Trump, GOP Crawl Deeper Into The Sewer
Joe Biden Isn't Tired Of Winning, Folks
On April 4, 2023, President Joe Biden, leader of the Democratic Party, welcomed Finland as a new member of NATO. Also, Biden issued a disaster declaration to help tornado victims in Arkansas, met with science advisors about artificial intelligence, had a phone call with the president of France, had a phone call with the king of England, and Biden’s administration announced a series of clean energy projects to rival China.
On that same day, Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party and its most recent failed presidential candidate, was arrested and indicted on 34 counts.
This was good news for Joe Biden and the Democratic Party.
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Despite what the New York Times would have you believe, the split screen of Biden and Trump’s day was not an evenly divided screen for the nation, showing a coin-flip mirror image of two worlds.
Yes, the spectacle of Trump’s arraignment motorcade was over the top and ridiculous as we have come to expect from the mainstream media, but it was not good for Republicans. It doesn’t help the Republican Party’s image with anyone outside of Trump’s cult of personality.
The decision by Republican officials to line up behind Trump, a crook and a loser who keeps losing and endorsing losers, does not put Democrats in a tough spot. If anything, the decision by Republicans to tie themselves to Trump like the Manson family has made things too easy for Democrats. When your political opponents are locking arms with Marjorie Taylor Greene to remind the public at large that they suck, that does much of the work of a political campaign on its own.
Biden was overwhelmingly elected president because he promised to make the office normal and sane again. Biden, through his years in the party and especially alongside President Barack Obama, is essentially the default Democrat. What Biden sold to the public was the idea that with him in the White House, every morning would not become another round of “what the hell did he do now?” and “I can’t believe he tweeted that?” and “he said what?”
Trump’s first day as a criminal defendant showed Biden once again delivering on that promise.
Americans love too much drama and over the top behavior. It is a part of our national character. We are proudly “too much.” But what we like in our movie and reality TV villains and heroes isn’t what a majority of people want in our leaders.
Even when leaders are celebrities and so-called “rock stars,” most people want them to be in the mold of a competent operator like Obama, not a crooked clown like Trump.
A majority of voters keep saying again and again that they don’t want the Trump spectacle in public office. In 2016, a plurality of voters chose Sec. Hillary Clinton’s quieter, more sane approach to the presidency. In 2018, midterm voters rejected Trumpism. In 2020, voters gave Biden a sanity mandate. In 2022, Trump’s insurrection and “big lie” candidates were losers. This isn’t a political bloc with majority support.
Every time Trump is in the news it is for something tawdry, tacky, and often corrupt and criminal. These moments are easy to contrast with Biden simply doing the job of leading America, not ranting about reporters being “the enemy of the people” or Mexicans being “rapists” or Nazis being “very fine people” or calling for Muslim bans or referring to “shit hole” countries with majority Black populations.
Biden is doing important business with the power given to him by the American voters. The Republican Party is rolling around in the sewer with Donald Trump.
It isn’t a good look for them but they aren’t going to stop anytime soon.
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