“Is that acceptable to me? Come on,” Biden said, projecting disbelief that such a question would even be asked. Biden then described the urgent steps he is taking to alleviate overpopulation, such as open Fort Bliss to house up to 5,000 children. He also humanized the absolute desperation that must lead parents to send their children to the North with the hope of a better life. However, the situation as it stands “is totally unacceptable, ”he concluded unequivocally.
But beyond Biden’s straightforward linguistics, he just connects the dots for people in a very accessible way. After describing the country’s crumbling infrastructure – with some 231,000 bridges to repair, six to 10 million homes still receive water through lead pipes, and more 100,000 uncovered wellheads leaking methane – Biden paused to ask, “What are we doing?”
“I find it frustrating,” he added. “There are so many things we can do that are good, improve people’s health, and create good jobs.“
Come on, guys, it’s a no-brainer. How about this launch to kick off what may well become Biden’s legacy bill – a multibillion-dollar measure that is revolutionizing America’s infrastructure and economy for the 21st century?
Regarding the GOP’s efforts to try to destroy voting rights across the country, Biden lambasted Republicans. When asked if he was concerned Democrats would lose control of Congress, Biden replied: “What worries me is how this whole initiative is not American. That’s crazy. It’s unhealthy. “Then he ticked off the most outrageous provisions, like banning the supply of water to people in line, ending voting at five o’clock,” when workers just leave their jobs “and canceling postal votes. in many cases.
“Republican voters I know find this contemptible,” Biden said. “I’m not talking about elected officials, I’m talking about voters. Voters,” he said, pointing to the division between GOP voters and party elites.
In fact, many of those GOP voters were drinking Biden’s message, word for word. Fox news attracted the largest audience from any cable network for Biden’s first press conference, with 3.24 million viewers.
The next day, Biden again plugged in Bill to suppress Georgia Republicans as an “atrocity.”
“It has nothing to do with fairness, nothing to do with decency, “Biden told reporters on the South Lawn on Friday.”They passed a law banning the provision of water to people in line while waiting to vote. You don’t need anything else to know it’s nothing but punitive – designed to prevent people from voting. Can’t provide water to people about to vote? Leave me alone.”
C’mon, manAmericans can hear Biden say in their head.
Republicans have no one who can match the sensibilities of all of Biden’s men. The GOP base – for it was at least temporarily reshaped by Trump – dislikes the legislative elites that run the party. In Civiqs follow-up surveys, only 62% of republicans say they have a favorable opinion of the Republican Party – that’s unbelievably low. On the other hand, 89% of Democrats have a favorable view of their own party.
But if you think the Republican Party is sucking the wind (and it is), check out Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. favorable among republicans—He has 35 points underwater, 55% of Republicans having an unfavorable view of him.
Former Vice President Mike Pence has just one 62% favorable rating among Republicans.
Trump always has a 87% favorable rating with the Republicans, although it has fallen by almost a few points since the election. But no one with any allegiance to the current Republican Party has the juice at the moment to lead an opposition movement towards the Democrats, let alone Joe Biden. That’s why Republicans are trying to fight the US bailout were such a hot mess. The party no longer knows what it stands for and its alleged leaders have no idea how to run it.
Biden seems acutely aware of this. He repeatedly stressed at the press conference his concern for working class Americans.
“I made it my goal to get things done for the people I care about most, who are hardworking, decent Americans who get – really who stuck with them, ”Biden said during his helping hand. $ 1.9 trillion. Package. “I want to change the paradigm. I want to change the paradigm. We are starting to reward work, not just wealth. “
Gee, what a concept. Then Biden stuck it on Republicans for uniformly opposing the relief package.
“Did you hear them complain when they spent almost $ 2 trillion in Trump tax cuts – 83% going to the richest 1%? Did you hear them talk about any of this?” Biden asked.
“When the federal budget saves people’s lives, they don’t think it’s such a good idea,” Biden continued, adding, “When the federal budget feathers the nest of the richest Americans – 90 of the Fortune 500 companies make billions of dollars that do not pay a cent in taxes … [but] if you’re a husband and wife, schoolteacher and cop, you’re paying a higher rate than the average person who makes a billion dollars a year – something’s wrong. “
It covers it all: Republicans draw the line of spending money to save American lives while plundering federal funds to fill the nest of the richest in the country.
Biden is anything but flashy and up front. But when he walks past the cameras, his underrated ability to connect with the wildly popular voters Republicans must now woo to win the midterms is unmatched nationally. Every time Biden opens his mouth he seems poised to sow another seed of doubt in the minds of voters who have adopted Trump as their savior and are now stuck with Congressional Republicans like Ted “Cancun” Cruz. posture in a bush sure the Rio Grande.