rules for thee, but not for me
rules for thee, but not for me
Fed Shifts to Inflation Battle, Winding Down Pandemic Support https://nyti.ms/3sdxW0P
Interest rates on the way up,
"The Overlooked Factor in Biden’s Unpopularity"
I normally don't put opinion pieces up here. But a specific sentence from this particular one got a smile out of me. ;D
"Throughout Trump’s tumultuous tenure, political reporters in search of the president’s blue-collar base trekked out to Midwest and Rust Belt diners so frequently that the articles they produced inspired their own parodies."
Black folk whose media outlet for so-called politics like Chamalagne da god (where Biden said you aint black if U dont vote for me)...was THE last one asked on that show.;D
In 2008 the Democrats chose Obama, Clinton, Edwards, Richardson....How then can we say Biden is NOT popular at the moment?:confused:
IMO Because MSNBC and CNN are not -were never- ever pro-liberal, They are Pro-business -whoever invests in their ads sponsors, thats who they are loyal to and the constant- nonstop hollering from the media on Biden NOT being popular is proof enough - the media fascilitates divisiveness in America.
As far as their claims on Afghanistan pullout, Iraq...they must've forget he LONGED held this position I quote FIX news: "He also opposed President George W. Bush’s plan to send more troops to Iraq, saying “there is no military solution” in the country."
Biden would go on Meet the Press when Tim Russert did the show- he asked him on the war on terror-period and Biden said the same damn thing- THERE AINT NO SOLUTION to pull out.
The truth is clear, now that the Democrats made it clear why they voted for Biden- Anyone but Trump...they got what they asked for.
The same shit as Republicans in 2016...Anyone but Clinton...they got what they asked for.
Biden was so easily disliked- remember when rightwing went crazy over this: The controversy:
Biden drew controversy when in February 2007 he called Obama “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” He later apologized, but the remark was not forgotten.
How dare he!:mad: Call Obama, clean. Articulate..and the nerve!:o To call him bright! Worse, how dare A Democrat say he was the 1st...so no other blacks were clean or bright? :confused: Considering this is FIX
Let FAKE FOX name just one black man they think is bright and clean...and he will be a black-hating black man daring to insult all Democrats...just to be tolerated by Rightwingers. :-\
And we know Biden's 1st run ended in 3 months when he was outted as “lifting Mr. Kinnock's closing speech without giving him credit for it.
Biden's position on blacks and their neighborhood was right alongside the thinking of southerners who dislike blacks....said he didnt want his kids in a ghetto -or jungle or something to that effect. It is called cold truth when republicans makes comments like that- but if a Democrat does...well there is the closet racist.
Taking all that into context, Biden never had a positive rating by Americans -just his constituents in his homestate.
And the rightwing media steps back and watch mainstream all by themselves declaring we need to see Biden by approval ratings.
God forgive if we are reminded of what he walked into. Problems that are either very difficult to fix or problems created by design -which guarantees certain entites will always reap the benefits of unsolveable problems.
What I highlight from @TitoFan link:
1. He was not the first choice for many of them—the most popular Democrats early in the primary were Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
2.When I asked co-op members how they thought Biden was doing, ... “He’s up against a lot,” Jennifer Percival, a 42-year-old speech pathologist, told me.
3. My thoroughly unscientific survey uncovered no mass exodus from Biden’s corner in Park Slope.
4. Others blamed the media for the president’s unpopularity (like me!!!!)
5. Democrats are relying on robust turnout from white progressives and Black voters in urban centers. (Housenegro republicans stood by & did nothing to stop the closings of polls where their own people live. They pissed themselves and stayed silent on early voting, mail-ins...so yeah Biden & Any Democrat can worry then)
Because Biden was never a leftist rather a centrist he will always have detractors from the extreme left- In fact I outted a long time poster here who talked so much garbage about Biden....I dug up his posts from 10 years ago- and he was a guy who spoke down to earth, not political enough...yeah right!:mad::rolleyes:
& because republicans hate in the name of a god...we know- that no matter how many times Biden would choose to side with a Republican- they will not see it that way...they will do always- say Oh Look Biden is so terrible he cant even get his own party to follow him.
As opposed to -finally a Democrat breaks with liberal ranks.
Hated by the extreme left & right makes a recipe for a president that at worst is hated. At best is tolerated, never truly liked let alone respected is Old Joe.
Good post! In the interest of keeping it short, I picked out several portions in order to comment.
First and foremost... we 100% agree on the media being the most divisive element in the U.S. political landscape today. It's been this way for a while... and it's only gotten WORSE. Putting a divisive media together with the most divisive President in history was like purposely bringing a lighted match into the fireworks storage shed. Be sure to be at a safe distance. The media preys on the weak and easily swayed. Back in the day, respected journalists were almost emotionless as they gave the news and even when they stated opinions in editorials. Nowadays... tears and clenched jaws and angry spittle is almost a requirement for talking heads today. So the media is as much to blame as anyone. And WHY? For the almighty dollar (read: RATINGS).
But Trump doesn't get off scot-free. Trump was divisive from birth. I can almost close my eyes and picture him in the schoolyard playground... pitting groups against one another. (His would be the entitled brat group.)
Trump and the media may hate each other... but they're cut from the same cloth.
BINGO! on the "anyone but..." vote. Count me in among the guilty in both elections (even though here in P.R. we can't vote for the POTUS). I would've said anyone but Hillary in 2016... just like I was begging anyone but Trump in 2020. It's not the public's fault, though. If a guy on Death Row is given his choice of execution methods... it STILL sucks and he's gonna die anyway. It doesn't mean he's gonna gleefully choose one over the other. All this shows is just how far the bar has fallen in the last 5 years. The office of POTUS is a shambles. Respect is out the window. Unity is but a pipedream that will never be achieved. Dignity in the office is a distant memory. Sad.
The truth is... I was one of many who cringed when the Democratic Party finally spit out Biden as the challenger to Trump. The media may be foaming at the mouth for Biden's approval ratings... but they don't manufacture them. They just report them. And the painful truth is that Biden pretty much compares favorable ONLY to Trump.
On Afghanistan, my position has been clear from the get-go.
Yes, it was a decades-old problem which another POTUS started.
Yes, it was Trump who rashly announced a timeline for withdrawal.
Yes, it was Biden who was left holding the bag when Trump left.
But as POTUS, you can walk back a timeline and say "I wasn't the one who promised that. Now I'M in charge and I will plan this correctly."
Then you go back and make sure all your "i"s are dotted and your "t"s are crossed.
Someone in the forum had a problem with that assessment, choosing to ignore the fact that withdrawals CAN be adequately planned in order to minimize the collateral damage.
Following Trump in the WH can be called both a curse and blessing.
A curse because Trump left behind a much worse American public than he inherited. He happily fanned the fans of divisiveness and hate (aided by the corrupt media, of course) and created a chasm as wide as 20 Grand Canyons.
Given today's public to work with... it would be easier to seek unity with Martians than with the opposing, polarized factions in the U.S.
A blessing because, let's face it..... there is LITERALLY nowhere to go but up.
Again... Biden's numbers are disappointingly low.
Yet they're STILL higher than Trump's. ;D ;D