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President Joe Biden starts to execute on policies Trump abandoned by crossing off another campaign promise

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President Joe Biden starts to execute on policies Trump abandoned by crossing off another campaign promise

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4/15/21
President Joe Biden is carrying out some of Donald Trump's biggest campaign promises by leaving America's longest war, targeting economic aid at forgotten Americans and building an infrastructure plan that may actually happen. The current White House is, of course, a sharp political and behavioral reaction to the previous one. And Biden is never going to finish his predecessor's border wall, berate allies or set a mob on the US Capitol. But the 45th and 46th presidents do share an understanding of several key economic and societal forces driving modern life outside Washington. And both, in different ways, shaped their appeal by convincing ordinary Americans who feel left behind that they were committed to working for them. With his new vow Wednesday to get troops home from Afghanistan and his big legislative proposals that elevate the working class, including a $2 trillion infrastructure bill, Biden is eying achievements his predecessor talked up but failed to accomplish. Biden, like Trump and President Barack Obama before him, ran for office on a platform of extricating Americans from quagmires, spending the trillions such wars cost here at home and restoring economic fairness. While the previous two presidents made progress in various ways toward those goals, the current commander-in-chief has put them at the heart of everything he does.

But so far, Biden is not being distracted. Indeed he is turning his plans to beat the pandemic into a double purposed quest to lift up everyday Americans -- one reason why his $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan was quite popular with Republican voters, if not their representatives. And he and national security adviser Jake Sullivan envisage a foreign policy built around the needs of US workers -- Americans First, rather than Trump's "America First" philosophy. Biden never demeaned the lives that were lost in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, but -- like Trump -- he argued in his own way that those "forever wars" distracted from more pressing issues at home. On the campaign trail in 2020, he often noted with pride that he had argued againstObama's surge of troops to Afghanistan in favor of a smaller, more nimble footprint focused on counterterrorism. "We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years ago. That cannot explain why we should remain there in 2021," Biden said. A majority of Americans agree with Biden's sentiments. So far, the difference between the last administration and this one has been the ability to execute.


Trump talked big. Biden does big.
 

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Glad to see Biden following Trumps lead in bringing back our troops
 

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President Biden is being compared to FDR, but I think the closer comparison is to the other Roosevelt. "Speak softly and carry a big stick."
Biden's dishonesty about the border crisis will destroy him. It is seasonal, he said. Obrador in Mexico blamed Biden.
 

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President Biden is being compared to FDR, but I think the closer comparison is to the other Roosevelt. "Speak softly and carry a big stick."

It seems the other way around-- Biden talks a lot, and then is walked back.
Meanwhile, Russia masses on the Ukraine border and closes the Black Sea to then closes it to the USA Navy; China keeps pressing Taiwan...
 

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It seems the other way around-- Biden talks a lot, and then is walked back.
Meanwhile, Russia masses on the Ukraine border

Shouldn't you be supporting that? trump supporters love Russia, after all.
 

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Shouldn't you be supporting that? trump supporters love Russia, after all.

Why would you think that?
Mr. Trump sent lethal aid to the Ukranians fighting Russian insurgents.
Whereas his predecessor had pointedly declined to do so. Didn't want to "escalate" the situation said Mr. Obama.
As did Mr. Biden the other day.
 

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It seems the other way around-- Biden talks a lot, and then is walked back.
Meanwhile, Russia masses on the Ukraine border and closes the Black Sea to then closes it to the USA Navy; China keeps pressing Taiwan...
Russia has not, and absolutely will not stop our Navy from operating anywhere.

One of our Navy’s primary objectives is maintaining freedom of navigation in all international waters.
 

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Russia has not, and absolutely will not stop our Navy from operating anywhere.

One of our Navy’s primary objectives is maintaining freedom of navigation in all international waters.

The Navy will be stopped if the American elected political leadership tells them to do so.
 

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Russia has not, and absolutely will not stop our Navy from operating anywhere.

One of our Navy’s primary objectives is maintaining freedom of navigation in all international waters.
what would you do if China opened fire on one of our task forces?
 

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Biden's dishonesty about the border crisis will destroy him. It is seasonal, he said. Obrador in Mexico blamed Biden.
Obrador is just happy there is something he can blame someone else for.
 

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At some point, the Dems will have to face the fact that Trump was a competent president. All the stuff about Trump and Putin they constantly spouted was nothing but lies.
 

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The Navy will be stopped if the American elected political leadership tells them to do so.
Not what you asserted. “Russia masses on the Ukraine border and closes the Black Sea to then closes it to the USA Navy; China keeps pressing Taiwan ...”
Russia, nor any other country, has ever denied our Navy freedom of navigation in international waters and there’s no reason to think they ever will.
what would you do if China opened fire on one of our task forces?
Depends on numerous factors, including what the ROE prescribe in that area of operations.
 

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And you know they're going to attack Biden for pulling troops out of Afghanistan just like they attacked Obama for getting out of Iraq, even though each were following the prior Republican's "negotiated" agreement. (Sarcastic quotes, since Trump's negotiation was "tell us what you want and when, and we'll do it. Just tell me what you want. This will be good for me in the election.")
 

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President Biden is being compared to FDR, but I think the closer comparison is to the other Roosevelt. "Speak softly and carry a big stick."
DAily chuckle.
Ok, that one made us all laugh.

A sign language interpreter got lost at Biden's "trunalimunumaprzure".​

 

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At some point, the Dems will have to face the fact that Trump was a competent president. All the stuff about Trump and Putin they constantly spouted was nothing but lies.

The best evidence for this is the response by Putin to the threat posed by the US.

With Trump in charge, Putin was scared to inaction and the Nord Stream 2 construction was stopped dead for a year due to Trump SAYING that he didn't like it.

Biden's elected and construction resumes.

Say what you want about Putin, but he knows a brain dead, gutless dupe when he sees one and when he looks at Biden, that is EXACTLY what he sees.

Trump scared Putin. Putin scares Biden. Biden scares his handlers when he gets near a microphone.
 
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