Joe Biden Wants You To Know He’s Not Donald Trump – The 2024 Presidential Election is already underway and things are not looking up for those of us concerned about the future of America. For those who look back and think that their high school student council elections were the best form of democracy, 2024 looks star-spangled amazing.
Because that’s the level our current elections have sunk to.
Light on the issues. Lacking vision.
The basic argument for why you should vote for either President Joe Biden or former President Donald J. Trump is because they’re not the other guy.
President Joe Biden has billed himself as the steady hand that America needs during this current crucible. Yet, everything today in America is falling apart—and has been since Biden became president in those tumultuous January days in 2021.
But, we are assured, at least this guy doesn’t rage tweet at four in the morning like Trump used to.
By every metric, the United States is struggling. Joe Biden’s policies have either directly or indirectly hindered the US economy. Multiple metrics for judging the strength of the economy have either been quietly recalibrated (recently the 2022 Quarter Four economic growth numbers were downgraded. So, too, has the quarterly job numbers). Other metrics we’ve used, such as the definition of a recession, have been changed by the US government (to better insulate Biden from the fact that his policies are crushing the average American).
As for foreign policy, everywhere the United States is in chaotic retreat. From Kabul to Khartoum, Biden’s policies have ensured America’s doom. We’re even losing Latin America, the United States’ proverbial backyard, to China.
The US dollar is at risk, too. If this were any other president, Joe Biden would be getting pushed out the door not only by ordinary Americans, but by his own party.
Sadly, we are beyond the point of decency in politics.
What about Biden’s plan for America? He has yet to articulate a meaningful vision. At public events, Biden stammers on about how he is hopeful about America. These bromides are empty, though. Few Americans are optimistic about the future.
And Biden does little to fill the ordinary American with confidence. It’s not just rhetoric. Americans are a practical people. They need action from their leaders to ensure that their communities can thrive.
Even Biden’s signature “Build Back Better” infrastructure program is not being trumpeted by the Biden Campaign the way that one would expect it to be. This is because most Americans don’t care about the plan. It has yet to deliver anything other than a heftier price tag that we are all (and our children) on the hook for in the form of increased national debt and a greater devaluation of our currency.
Thus far, Biden has fixated on claims that he’s not the mean old Orange Man and he’s paired that, frankly, non sequitur claim with an almost obsessive support for unfettered abortions. In fact, that’s the one vaguely policy related issue that Biden has come down decisively in favor of.
You see, since the controversial Supreme Court ruling last year overturning federal support for abortion (the practice has not been banned, it has been kicked back to the individual states), Democrats have made significant headway with college-educated, unmarried, suburban and urban-based female voters.
In fact, these voters are the reason for why the Democrats scored big in the 2018 Midterms, the 2020 Presidential Election, and the 2022 Midterm Elections.
Biden has nothing of substance to run on. Therefore, he must make it a personality and popularity contest on the level of your high school student council election. Biden is cynically playing the subgroup of women voters concerned about abortion; pretending to care about their issue (and lying about what the Republicans have done) to galvanize this group and acquire their votes.
To prove that he’s the most pro-abortion candidate in history, Biden is even against the recent Texas State Supreme Court ruling banning popular abortion pills that could be mailed—without question—to a woman’s address, seeking to abort their unwanted baby.
The thing is, though, there was very little oversight with these medications. What’s more, there have been repeated concerns voiced by medical professionals (and testimony from women who took the pills) of unintended, dangerous side effects.
Gone are the days when Democrats said that abortion should be, “safe, legal, and rare.” Now, Biden and the Democrats think that women want something far more extreme.
So, the one policy area that we know Biden cares about—abortion—does little to further the national economy or better protect our national security. But Biden doesn’t care. He will go to whatever extreme he must to superficially prove that he’s the pro-abortion candidate whereas Donald Trump and the Republicans want to put all American women back in chastity belts or something.
How is it that Democratic Party voters overwhelmingly disapprove of Joe Biden running for reelection, yet almost all those voters are behind his campaign?
It’s because policies don’t matter anymore. All that matters are the pettiness of team politics. It’d be a Godsend if both Biden and Trump didn’t run; if we could finally get a new generation of candidates from both parties who will not only fight for what they believe in but will offer a vision of the future rather than superficial recriminations about the past.
America cannot survive another mindless Biden term. It probably can’t survive another Trump term in office either. The gerontocracy must fall and the next generation must rise now. That’s how we save America: we start talking about the issues and the future, not the personalities of candidates and the past.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (May 16), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.