Why defend myself?

By John Kanelis / johnkanelis_92@hotmail.com

We live in strange times these days.

The strangeness was brought to us in full bluster by none other than Donald J. Trump, who had the good luck (for him) of winning the presidency in 2016. He’s out of office now (which is so very good for the rest of us).

However, I find myself having to defend my support of President Biden, especially when I compare him to Trump. To be sure, there really is no way to compare a seasoned, lifetime politician — and I mean that in a positive way — to someone with zero political skill, which I believe is an essential quality one needs in a president.

I also want to make this point once again. Joe Biden was not my first choice to succeed Donald Trump. However, when he emerged from the huge field of Democratic primary contenders, then I was all in. We needed to get rid of Trump. Which we did in November 2020.

President Biden is far from the perfect pol but he’s a damn sight better than the imbecile he defeated. He has served in public life for half a century. Trump has served in public life for four years; the rest of his adulthood he spent enriching himself and trashing other human beings.

To that end, I am comfortable expressing my pro-Biden bias. I know it’s out there for all to see. I make no apologies for it.

As for Trump, the less I can say about him, the better it is for me. Not to mention for the rest of us, given that he will be off our radar.

3 thoughts on “Why defend myself?”

  1. If he’s better, why are we losing jobs, losing the border, losing in foreign trade, losing with Iran and North Korea.

    All he wants to do is spend, spend , spend. We can’t keep throwing out money thinking that’s going to solve all these problems.

    1. One hundred days and you are already blaming all our ills on President Biden, while you gave tR**p total credit for an economy that had been steadily growing from the moment President Obama took office and continued to grow (though much more erratically) until the orange guy tried to ignore and downplay and blame the pandemic on Democrats, causing the entire House of Cards to topple. Once again, a Democratic president saves our butts. As far as immigration reform, the Biden administration immediately ended the most odious crimes against humanity instigated by the former so-called administration, and now it is in the process of repairing (and improving) the entire system which had been ripped apart during the past four years. We are being vaccinated and starting to safely reopen our economy (though some hard-core tR**p supporters are doing their best to undermine all efforts to achieve herd immunity) and the DOW is soaring. I am right there with you, John Kanelis! Most of us are!

  2. Russia is massing troops on the border with Ukraine. Ukraine is threatening to take Crimea back by force.

    China is threatening Taiwan and its neighbors while also threatening our ships and Navy.

    N Korea is testing missiles again and restarting their nuclear weapons program.

    Iran has been emboldened and making more than their normal threats.

    Our southern border is a humanitarian disaster caused directly by this administration, and the administration that promised transparency is hiding it and not letting the media have access.

    Ford is closing a U.S. plant and moving it to Mexico after just bringing it back from Mexico because of the current Administration’s plan for Increased taxes.

    Price of steel up 145%, lumber 126%, wheat up 25%, food index up 25%, cotton 35%, silver 38%, copper 50%, soybeans 71%, oil 80%, etc, etc.

    Pipeline jobs lost.

    Wall construction jobs lost.

    1.9 trillion in stimulus that funds the administrations pet projects and only paid a fraction to the people.

    29 trillion in debt with 4.8 trillion projected 2021 deficit before the 2 trillion dollar stimulus proposed today for the new green deal. 🤦‍♂️

    6+% unemployment with millions of job openings that can’t be filled because federal unemployment assistance makes it more advantageous for people to stay home than work.

    The current president is a disaster. Hang in there, the next 4 years are going to be a rough ride.

    All I’m saying is…Biden supporters aren’t posting very much about the great things he’s doing.

    Thanks to all my Democrat friends. You can fact check.

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