Can Joe Biden Save Our Democracy?
Bynum Henson and Ben Wright | March 12, 2020

Biden was soundly defeated in the Iowa Caucus, finishing 4th behind Buttigieg, Sanders and Warren, and getting less than 16% of the vote.   New Hampshire was worst:   only 8%, finishing fifth.
Joe headed to South Carolina, and hoped it would be his “firewall”, and keep him in the race, at least a few more weeks.
Then the greatest miracle in presidential primary election history happened.
Moderate Democrats and Republicans, fed up with Trump, realized:   Bernie Sanders was on his way to winning “this thing”, and he cannot beat Donald Trump.   And even if he could beat Trump:   “We do not want a socialist government.”   If that wasn’t enough:   the most respected Black leader in South Carolina and in the south (for that matter) endorsed Joe Biden, and it was not an ordinary endorsement.
The words of Jim Clyburn:
“This Country’s respect. That is what is at stake here.”

Joe Biden then went on to win ten states in the Super Tuesday primaries, including Texas.   Buttigieg, Kobuchar, and Bloomberg dropped out and endorsed Biden.   A few days later, Elizabeth Warren dropped out.
So, what is going on?

Here is what we are left with:   if Sanders becomes the Democrat Nominee:   We would have a no win choice between an already corrupt divisive President, who literally scorns the rule of law; or a sanctimonious left-wing populist who blames a cadre of billionaires and businesses for all that is wrong in the world, and insists his conjured possibilities are the only solutions for all these perceived ills.


What real rational alternative is there?   It appears widely feared:   nominating Bernie Sanders would cost the Democrats the total election, both nationally and state wide; with disastrous effects.   An appalling choice with a no good outcome that would conceivably, not only flip the House, but keep the Senate and the Presidency under total Republican Party Control, with a leading egotist of leadership who's misinformed misguided vanity seemingly knows no bounds, and would only create further irrevocable harm for this Country.   It would literally be chaos of the highest order.
Sadly, Mr. Sander's is of an equally detrimental and dangerous persuasion of political outlook.   He is thoroughly convinced in his own mind that he is morally right, and will seemingly engage any hyper means to an end:   to accomplish his perceived righteous purposes; by further putting this already dangerously divided Country into a volcanic passion of whipped up politics; and widespread frenzies of emotional loathing for anyone who disagrees with him.   He believes American Capitalism (The backbone of our economy.) is far too predatory and self-interested to care for others and needs to be dramatically weakened, downsized, and controlled.   He wants to double government spending on all kinds of social panaceas:   for a deficit budget already in a serious financial debt crisis; without realistically showing how he would soundly pay for it, and is openly hostile to open international trading markets required for a growing global economy.

Sanders is increasingly showing the intolerance of a ballooning emotional self-righteous man; further accentuated by his professed sympathies for other dictatorial countries and leaders; as long as they are pursuing honorable paths of welfare socialism for the greater good of those they dominate.   We are left with an aggravating condition where Sander's supporters have almost as much hatred for their fellow Democrats as they do for the Republicans.   That is certainly no united way to win a National election.   How would Bernie get Congress to fall in line with his proposed programs from a defiant Congress?
He says he would hold rallies all over this Country to brow beat and force reluctant others to see the benefits of his far-left programmed ways.   Doesn't that all sound familiar?   With all our many problems now, we have never been so dis-united probably since the Civil War.
The specter of an acute socialist in the White House would only generate more sound and fury of even more bitter consequences.
Here is what we are left with:   if Sanders becomes the Democrat Nominee:   We would have a no win choice between an already corrupt divisive President, who literally scorns the rule of law; or a sanctimonious left-wing populist who blames a cadre of billionaires and businesses for all that is wrong in the world, and insists his conjured possibilities are the only solutions for all these perceived ills.

We honestly don't see any hopeful alternative but to actively fall in line behind Biden and hope for the best.



 
 


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