Open Thread | WHY is Joe Biden Running?

Sometimes, our President can speak for himself, and speaks it plain.

I will continue to repeat:


Plain and simple.
We don’t have two functioning political parties.

We have one political party who is interested in governing. And, interested in doing the most for the widest swath of the American population possible.

And, the other political party are Republicans : pro-fascism from top to bottom.

Book banning.
Loss of body autonomy
Trafficking migrants
Stripping duly elected authorities of their positions (from school boards in Houston, to duly elected prosecutors in Florida)
Pro -child labor
Anti Public Education
Anti Little d DEMOCRACY
Stripping of Voting Rights
Voter Suppression everywhere

The fight for 2024 is for DEMOCRACY.

DEMOCRACY for everyone other than a White Heterosexual Male.

Look at what President Biden has been able to achieve. All the people that he has helped. He is rebuilding the reputation of the United States around the world. He is always working for the little guy. Bidenomics is the opposite of Reaganomics. I’m so happy that President Biden calls it out for what it is, and how everything bad in this country has its roots in Reaganomics.

I have thought from the beginning that Joe Biden is the President needed FOR THESE TIMES.

Any other time, and a Joe Biden Presidency wouldn’t pack as much a punch as it does now. It wouldn’t MEAN as much as it does now. Because President Biden knows what he is fighting for. He’s fighting for the United States of America. For it to continue to have its promise. To be able to be held out as a beacon. To be able to stand up for its creed , what while we fall short, is ALWAYS worth striving towards.

Someone wrote on another blog that President Biden’s age is his superpower.
I agree. His age, combined with his decades in Washington, and actually WANTING TO HELP PEOPLE. His strength is the ability to inform his staff to get into the weeds of government and find the levers to help the average person. There’s a talent there. A skillset – from those who learn the ins and outs of government. Joe Biden is one of those people , and he staffed his Administration with them.

And for those talking about getting rid of the Vice President.

The ‘replace Kamala Harris’ chatter is off-base. And futile.

By Jennifer Rubin
September 18, 2023 at 7:44 a.m. EDT

The only chatter less productive than arguing that President Biden shouldn’t run (he is running) is the new spate of “replace Vice President Harris” talk. Besides its futility (Biden has emphatically said she is on the ticket, and the campaign has begun), the critics make three glaring errors.

First, Harris is critical to turning out not only African American voters but young voters as well. One need only consider the rousing reception she received at Hampton University, a historically Black institution in Virginia, last week, on her first stop on her “Fight for Our Freedoms College Tour.” A raucous crowd welcomed her at North Carolina A&T State University the next day. She will travel to Reading Area Community College in Pennsylvania and Morehouse College in Atlanta and make stops in swing states such as Wisconsin, Nevada and Arizona. To hammer home the issues that touch these voters personally — guns, abortion, LGBTQ+ rights and climate change — the Biden campaign is smartly deploying her now, not as an afterthought in the final weeks of the campaign.

Young voters, who, as a group, are more diverse than older voters, are essential to a Democratic victory in 2024. And it’s not true that they cannot be engaged, particularly with the help of an energetic vice president — in this case, the first woman, the first African American and the first Asian American to hold the post. As the American Independent reported, the progressive data firm Catalist found that in 2022, “especially in heavily contested races, millennial and Generation Z voters, defined collectively in the report as voters born after 1981, broke decisively for Democrats in even greater numbers than they did in 2018.”

Moreover, a critical issue on which women and young voters are engaged — abortion rights — has been directly in Harris’s wheelhouse. She has revved up the base in multiple speeches, powerfully tying abortion to freedom. She engages frequently with pro-choice groups. Booting from the ticket someone identified with perhaps the Democrats’ most electrifying issue (Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the threat of a national abortion ban) would undercut a signature plank, one that many Democratic candidates will feature front and center in their campaigns.

Second, the critics calling for her ouster seem clueless about the firestorm that would ensue among the most loyal Democratic voting group, Black voters (especially Black women), should she be bounced off the ticket. Take a groundbreaking, historic figure off the ticket because Republicans have demonized her? That’s asking for a revolt that would swallow the campaign message and permanently damage the party.

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9 Responses to Open Thread | WHY is Joe Biden Running?

  1. rikyrah says:

    ‘Unconscionable’: Baby boomers are becoming homeless at a rate ‘not seen since the Great Depression’ — here’s what’s driving this terrible trend

    Many baby boomers across the country are now coming to terms with the hard reality that working for your entire adult life is no longer enough to guarantee you’ll have a roof over your head in your later years.

    Thanks in part to a series of recessions, high housing costs and a shortage of affordable housing, older adults are now the fastest-growing segment of America’s homeless population, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, based on data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    “The fact that we are seeing elderly homelessness is something that we have not seen since the Great Depression,” University of Pennsylvania social policy professor Dennis Culhane told WSJ.

    Here’s what has triggered what some experts are calling a “silver tsunami” — and what they say needs to change to reverse the tide.


    “Elderly homelessness has been rare within the contemporary homeless problem. We’ve always had very few people over 60 who’ve been homeless historically,” Culhane from the University of Pennsylvania told PBS NewsHour.

    But in recent years, Culhane says that has changed. Older Americans, he says, are “now arguably the fastest rising group.”

  2. rikyrah says:

    CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) posted at 6:45 AM on Mon, Sep 25, 2023:
    After 146 days on the picket line, the WGA has reached a tentative deal with Hollywood studios to end the strike.

    While it could be weeks before the union’s 11,000 writers head back to work, working conditions, like higher pay and residuals, could be significantly improved.

  3. rikyrah says:

    It’s Biden AND Harris 2024. Deal with it. (@What46HasDone) posted at 1:22 PM on Sun, Sep 24, 2023:
    Lol. Trump’s “union” rally is going to be held at a non-union shop that is far from Metro Detroit.

    Like I’ve said, he’s not going to support the union. He’s going to tell them to hate EVs and then break the strike and go back to work.

    He’s holding a scab rally.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Menendez is not going to resign. So, it’s time for the Democrats to go all in with a primary opponent.

  5. rikyrah says:

    David Darmofal (@david_darmofal) posted at 7:12 AM on Mon, Sep 25, 2023:
    It’s pretty clear that the Beltway press that criticized President Biden’s speech on the importance of democracy is even less interested in covering the issues he talked about in that speech.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Democrats in Array 🏳️‍🌈 (@DemsInArray) posted at 5:00 AM on Mon, Sep 25, 2023:
    Just a reminder that Bernie Sanders dead-enders aren’t progressive.

    They just want to hurt people.

  7. rikyrah says:

    A.R. Moxon
    Many free speech absolutists seem not to realize that it’s not just defending people they like, like Nazis and religious weirdos. If they truly believe in free speech, they have to defend all sorts, even schoolteachers and librarians and children they don’t like the look of.

  8. rikyrah says:

    I took my COVID booster on Friday. No bad effects.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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