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nothing paints a target as red as being the president
- Just curious because I haven’t bothered looking, but has anyone ever accused Biden of sexual misconduct before?monospaced
- Yes, Tara Reade https://www.vox.com/…Khurram
- C’mon man!instrmntl
- so groping little kids and sniffing their hair on camera is not creepy?AQUTE
- i am sure they will surface, by the plentyAQUTE
- Pretty sure the Trump campaign would have "surfaced" anything that was out thereyuekit
- A few women have. https://thehill.com/…mort_
- I am NOT condoning his behavior. At all. It’s not okay to me. But his accusations are about long hugs and a touch on the thigh mostly. It’s not pedo rapist crapmonospaced
- Honestly, I don’t mind if he touches a few prepubescent girls inappropriately as long as he does better on climate change than his predecessor.mort_
- Prepubescent girls taking one for the team. :thumbsup:mort_
- It’s not okay for anyone.monospaced
- Lol mortscarabin
- Modern-day sacrificing a virginscarabin
- Glad someone still has a sense of humour scarabin!mort_
“This is my son, Beau Biden, who a lot of you helped elect to the Senate in Delaware, this is my granddaughter Natalie — no wait, I’ve got the wrong one. This is Natalie, this is Beau’s daughter,” Biden said as he introduced his granddaughters.
The former vice president, who turns 78 this month, initially identified his granddaughter Finnegan Biden, 20, whose father is Hunter Biden, as the 16-year-old Natalie.
Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015 at age 46, was not a senator, but served from 2007 to 2015 as Delaware attorney general.
- My parents have been doing this for decades, and they’re cognitive skills are fine. Still, let’s hold Biden to the same scrutiny that we held trump to.nb
- Show him three animals and ask him to tell us which one is the elephant, etc.nb
- Just hold out 80 more days!instrmntl
- I do this with my kids daily.inv
- Man. Woman. Person. Camera. I’d have sex with her if she weren’t my daughter.imbecile
- good god, Trump forgot his wife came on a trip with him when she was stood right there next to him. remember that?scruffics
- and he misspells her name more often than he gets it right tooscruffics
- I'd rather see Bernie as president, but he is not "presidential" looking by American standardsdrgs
- In what country does he look presidential exactly? LOL - he's the Frank Columbo of politicians.zarkonite
- Georgia is doing a hand recount... How can NBC make that prediction?monNom
- "I'm sure it will change because people doing a hand count, there's more reason to think they will make, human error," said Eveler.nb
- "That's one thing that machines are really good at, is counting." Not a good start when your elections director admits the recount will not be accurate.nb
- with hand count you get a few thousands difference, either way, Biden won thisgrafician
- "Commi's and their fake Anifa voting" - Hayomookutopian
- no this is actually good, so there's no doubt anymore and you can call idiots any Reps that disputed thisgrafician
This is a pretty on-point opinion piece about an eventual Biden administration.
'The US was lucky to get Trump – Biden may pave the way for a more competent autocrat
Only if the president-elect is willing to fight big money and redistribute wealth can he stop the rise of someone far worse than Trump'
One of the key statements is this: 'Unless Biden unites the people against the oligarchs who dominate the nation, the people will remain divided against each other.'
And Monbiot's correct, of course, taken at face value.
I think the problem with his central thesis is that he's trying to create a Bernie Sanders out of someone who — despite noting he's turned leftward since being in the WH with Obama — hasn't got a shred of Bernie Sanders in him. Not his ideology, not his desire to disrupt the status quo, and certainly not his lifelong fight for same.
Biden — indeed like his former boss, and all of the other Democrat presidents since Carter — is a dyed-in-the-wool centrist. Expecting anything meaningfully progressive out of him is wishful thinking, and a waste of time.
Yes, he's not Trump, and that's a great thing. But there will come a point where that rationale has to give way to a more critical examination of what his ideas are, and if US society will actually progress under his watch, or if he will set up the conditions for it to do so after he's gone.
Don't expect miracles out ol' Joe, kids.
- Biden could be the perfect person to delivery some left-wing fiscal policy, as long as he hides it in his centrist pocket.Fax_Benson
- I'm not sure about that. I just don't think he's got the conviction/values required to do so.Continuity
- And adding to the problem is people like Pelosi, who are blaming The Squad for their misfortunes in the HoR and Sentate.Continuity
- So, I don't think there's any appetite on the part of either Biden or the rest of the old guard in the party to do what really needs to be done for progress.Continuity
- There will be if it's a vote-winner. People don't trust the left to deliver left-wing policy. Same in the UK. Hence Johnson winning on 'levelling-up'Fax_Benson
- Sanders and Corbyn had some popular policy ideas but need somebody else to deliver them to a sceptical public. And before the right does.Fax_Benson
- Well, we can be assured that the American right would never do any such thing. The aversion to anything remotely resembling 'socialism' is so deep, they wouldContinuity
- ... rather neuter themselves with a spoon.Continuity
- Biden has been an austerity ghoul for his entire career. He and the other corporate Dems are too crooked and rotten to do anything worthwhile. Harris even more.face_melter
- I think Biden's history shows he mostly just goes with the flow rather than having strong views in any direction. Even the stuff that colin_s posted above,yuekit
- almost all of them were popular with the American public at the time. So the key here would be to force Biden to do the right thing by electing a Democratyuekit
- House and Senate. Unfortunately Americans didn't do that, for some reason they decided the best thing would be divided government at a time whenyuekit
- maybe, but that's the kind of talk that illustrates the point. The left needs a trojan horse. It's just a political fact, whether it's Biden or notFax_Benson
- the country desperately needs to pass major legislation. So what can you say lolyuekit
- sorry, yuekit - I was too slow and messed up your flow. Was replying to face.Fax_Benson
'Character is destiny'.