@unrepentant progressive "...mere psychological projection...."I don't know what my statement had to do with Trump. Are you under the
impression that I voted for him? Or will vote for him? I didn't and
won't.No, my comment was about Joe Biden. If Joe Biden is
considered a moderate voice, it shows his party has gotten way out there. In
order to get the nomination, he will need to appeal to that base. I don't
see how he gets the nomination and stays electable.
George Will is making his best attempt to give Joe Biden a path forward. It is a
bit of a tortured path, dodging this way, weaving that way. If
nothing else, Will is honest. As the 77-year old Never Trumper that he is, Will
finds in Biden the political equivalent of a warm blanket and a cup of cocoa.
Biden excites no one except 77-year old Never Trumpers. And even then, not too
much lest it induces a potentially terminal medical event. What an
appropriate headline—“restful.”Will does, however,
offer a prescient nugget of truth. Democrats need to give up on the Midwest. It
is gone. The future path to victory is through Arizona, Georgia and Texas (and
yes, Florida, too).
It doesn't take a college degree, only common sense, to recognize that this
comment is mere psychological projection (("He (meaning Biden) will take
whatever kooky position his primary voters demand")).Trump
campaigned as a destroyer of common decency with his insults to anyone who dared
criticize him in the most offensive way possible. Kooky!Trump
campaigned with the promise that a foreign country would pay for our border
wall. Kooky!Trump assured us he would bring back factories and
American jobs. Kooky!Trump told us only he alone could
"fix" things. Kooky!Trump campaigned as if he had no
skeletons in his closet. Kooky!And the worst part, enough people in
a handful of states bought that Kooky Kool-aid.
Joe Biden may not be the most charismatic person in the Democrats arsenal to
defeat Trump and Trump'ism. However, he does represent a tradition in the
Democratic party that seeks to make the lives of the average American a little
better.I am constantly amused by the comments from Trump's fan
club that things are so, so much better with him at the helm. As mentioned by
any number of Trump critics, he is merely riding the wave that the previous
President set into motion. IMHO, his policies have only made the lives of the
already well-off and greedy corporations better than before to the detriment of
most of us. The average American will have to pay the costs of these policies
and tax reductions for years to come.So, Biden may not light off
fireworks as does Trump. However, he represents a stability in our country and
in this world that Trump seems fundamentally incapable of doing. The country
needs Biden or almost any other Democrat to counter Trump's disastrous
@George Will "Biden's campaign slogan should be: 'How about a
president who doesn't make the current one look less loony than he
is?'"I just have to ask: how is Biden that person? He will
take whatever kooky position his primary voters demand.
America has been witnessing a spectacular Presidency driven by grandiose but
reckless thinking. Americans dive for cover behind the couch with each latest
incoherent Trump tirade making headlines that reverberate around the world and
tear the country further apart. It's fostering nostalgia for those boring
days of the past when Americans can sleep at night with a steady hand at the
helm of the ship of state.
"the economy had improved dramatically under this president"Where do you people come up with this stuff? Truth, the economy
is doing ok..pretty well statistically, but it has not drastically improved in
the past two years..it's just not true. GDP growth was ok 2.1%
in '17 and 2.9% in '18. That's pretty good but not substantially
different than the 6 years that preceded it, and not even close to Trump's
claim of the best growth in 20 years. Every President prior to the recession
saw better growth than Trump, so stop lying. Unemployment is at a
significant low, but it's also at the end of 8 years of decline that was
far more dramatic. The stock market is the same. It's good,
but stagnant now, and also at the end of 8 years of growth. Minority unemployment, is trending in the right direction, but also at the end
of 20 years of significant decline. Need we go on?This
is Trump's MO. Lie when you don't have to. It's just his go to
position, and you all fall for it every time.
Mike Richards,Monmouth, Politico, and the Hill have the three most
recent polls on Realclearpolitics. All show Biden with a lead over Trump. Grain of Salt: it’s interesting you should say Trump is like most
Americans in his language patterns. He lies many times each day, and the rate of
lying is increasing. If that is emblematic of most Americans, we need to repent.
I guess the amount of lying these days explains Mike
Richards’ misstatement about head-to-head polls. He’s being lied to
by whatever media source he is accessing.
@grainofsalt"The average American knows one thing of ordinary
importance... the economy had improved dramatically under this
president."2018 was the worst year for the Dow since 2018.December 2018 was the worst December since the Great Depression.Anyone who can read an XY chart can see that the Dow rose steadily since
2009, then was flat for 2018. Anyone who can read an XY chart can
also see that unemployment dropped steadily since 2009.Trump has
spiked our deficit, spiked our debt, alienated our allies, ran up our trade
deficit with China to record levels and stained the office with his childish
I don’t know if I would say the economy has dramatically improved and I
can’t say it’s because one guy. That is a little to dictator like.
Has Mr. Will lost his mind? Really, Biden a restful break? Is that the best
America has to offer? No wonder Trump is ahead in every head-to-head poll
against any Democrat.
Might offer a Break ? Wishful thinking, Will; don't bet the bank.
I think George Will is speaking more of himself than the average American voter.
The main stream media, if which Mr. Will is a part, hates Trump. The average
American knows one thing of ordinary importance... the economy had improved
dramatically under this president. This president is more like the average
American in the language he uses and his style in general, which may be why the
media dislikes him so strongly.
Seems to be a theme among the columnists this week. Joe does have some middle
ground appeal, that's for sure.