“Is it acceptable to me? Come on,” Biden said, projecting disbelief that such a question would even be asked. Biden went on to describe the urgent steps he is taking to reduce overcrowding, such as opening Fort Bliss to accommodate up to 5,000 children. He also humanized the sheer desperation that must lead parents to send their children north in the hope of a better life. However, the situation is as it is “is totally unacceptable, “he concluded clearly.
But beyond Biden’s clear linguistics, he just connects the dots in a very accessible way for people. After outlining the country’s crumbling infrastructure – with around 231,000 bridges in need of repair – six to 10 million households are still getting water through lead pipes and beyond 100,000 unsealed drill heads leaking methane gas – Biden paused and asked, “What are we doing?”
“I just find it frustrating,” he added. “”There is so much we can do, it’s good stuff, it makes people healthier and creates good jobs.“”
Come on guys, this is such a no-brainer. How about this pitch to kick off what could become Biden’s Legacy Bill – a multi-trillion move that will revolutionize America’s infrastructure and economy for the 21st century?
When it came to the GOP’s efforts to weigh down voting rights across the country with a wrecking ball, Biden lambasted the Republicans. When asked if he feared Democrats might lose control of Congress, Biden replied: “”I worry about how un-American this whole initiative is. It’s sick. It’s sick. “Then he went through the most outrageous provisions, such as banning the distribution of water to people standing in line, ending voting at five o’clock,” when working people are just leaving work, “and rejecting postal ballots in many cases.
“The Republican voters I know find it despicable,” Biden said. “I don’t talk about the elected officials; I talk about voters. Voters,” he stressed the split between GOP voters and party elites.
Indeed, many of these GOP voters drank word for word in Biden’s message. Fox News drew the largest audience of any cable network for Biden’s first press conference, with 3.24 million viewers.
The next day, Biden again impaled the Georgia Voter Suppression Act as an “atrocity”.
“”It has nothing to do with fairness, nothing to do with decency, “Biden told reporters who gathered on the South Lawn on Friday.”They passed a law saying that water cannot be provided to people who stand in line while they are waiting to vote. You don’t need anything else to know that this is nothing more than punishment – to keep people from voting. You cannot provide water to the people who are entitled to vote? Give me a break.”
Come on man, Americans can hear Biden saying in their heads.
Republicans have no one who can match Biden’s sensitivity as anyone. The GOP base – as it was, at least temporarily, reshaped by Trump – doesn’t like the legislature elites who run the party. In Civiq’s polls, only 62% of Republicans say they think they are positive about the Republican Party – that’s a surprisingly low rate. In contrast, 89% of Democrats see their own party positively.
But if you think the Republican Party is sucking wind (and it is), check out Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s minions among Republicans – he’s 35 points underwater, with 55% of Republicans having an unfavorable view of him to have.
Former Vice President Mike Pence only has a positive rating of 62% among Republicans.
Trump still has an 87% positive rating among Republicans, despite having fallen nearly a handful of points since the election. But no one who remains loyal to the actual Republican Party has the juice at the moment to lead an opposition movement to the Democrats, let alone Joe Biden. That’s why Republican attempts to combat the American bailout plan have been such a hot mess. The party no longer knows what it stands for and its supposed leaders have no idea how to lead it.
Biden seems to be very aware of this. In the press conference, he repeatedly stressed his concern for working class Americans.
“”I have set myself a goal that is in front of my eyes to get things done for the people who matter most to me. These are hardworking, decent Americans who manage to really hold on to them, “Biden said on the way to his $ 1.9 trillion relief package.” I want to change the paradigm. I want to change the paradigm. We begin to reward work, not just wealth. “
What a concept. Then Biden taped it to the Republicans because they were unanimously against the aid package.
“Did you hear you complain when you nearly exceeded a Trump tax cut of $ 2 trillion – 83% went to the top 1%? Did you hear you talked about all of that?” Asked Biden.
“If the federal budget saves lives, they don’t think it’s such a good idea,” Biden continued, adding, “If the federal budget feathers the nest of the richest Americans – 90 of the Fortune 500 companies make billions of it.” Dollars don’t pay a penny in taxes … [but] If you’re a husband and wife, a school teacher, and a cop, you’re paying at a higher rate than the average person who makes a billion dollars a year – something is wrong. “
That covers it: Republicans draw the line when it comes to spending money to save American lives while raiding federal funds to capture the nest of the nation’s wealthiest.
Biden is anything but flashy and up front. But when he does appear on camera, his understated ability to bond with the working class voters Republicans now have to court to win half time is unmatched nationally. Every time Biden opens his mouth, he seems ready to give another touch to the voters who have accepted Trump as their savior and now with Congressional Republicans like Ted “Cancún” Cruz posing in a bush on the Rio Grande of doubt to prepare.