Joe Biden is (currently) President of the United States

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it's a good resource even if you don't agree with all his framing of Biden's stances

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Thursday, 29 April 2021 07:03 (one month ago) link

President Biden calls for Congress to pass the Equality Act with a message to trans Americans:

"For all transgender Americans watching at home, especially young people ... I want you to know your president has your back." pic.twitter.com/fQCXKQBWCS

— The Recount (@therecount) April 29, 2021

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 29 April 2021 12:56 (one month ago) link

Lately I just assume that anything posted about Biden to any of these threads is some gotcha moment that makes him look like a clueless buffoon or racist or warmonger or fascist or whatever, so I end up watching or reading it several times, scratching my head, trying to figure out what he did or said wrong. Like seeing a New Yorker cartoon but struggling to get the punchline.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 29 April 2021 13:06 (one month ago) link

I thought his address dragged towards the end--I cut out at one point--but the first half was good. The one thing I thought he might get grief over was a throwaway aside: he was talking about cars lined up for food baskets and he said something like "and these were nice cars," as if that made the matter more urgent. Wasn't mentioned, though, in anything I've seen or heard.

clemenza, Thursday, 29 April 2021 13:53 (one month ago) link

blinkered Blinken needs to be shot into the sun and fuuuuuck all this posturing re China and po faced handwringing over leftist governments in S America, but I’ll say it: Biden is so far is the best prez of my lifetime. I have no illusions where his loyalties lie, or that he has anything approaching actual principles. but at least he (or tbh his handlers, cry about it) are attempting to respond to the moment in a way that makes some sort of sense. I know I’m gliding past a lot of gross shit re immigration and cop fondling and needlessly cruel healthcare policy and and etc etc, but hey

keep up the pressure imo and never ever stop bullying neolib politicians and their flacks online.

Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Thursday, 29 April 2021 14:19 (one month ago) link

Probably the furthest left on economic policy since LBJ?

o. nate, Thursday, 29 April 2021 14:29 (one month ago) link

He’s gonna buy a military confrontation in the South China Sea with all those trillions

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Thursday, 29 April 2021 14:29 (one month ago) link

This is like a laser-guided missile at the top 0.1%:

Senior administration officials confirmed that the plan would include an increase in the top income tax rate from 37 per cent to 39.6 per cent for Americans earning more than $400,000, eliminate the preferential tax treatment of capital gains and dividends for those earning more than $1m and scrap provisions allowing people to pass unrealised capital gains to their heirs free of tax.

o. nate, Thursday, 29 April 2021 15:59 (one month ago) link

More like a half-filled water balloon, but I'll take it.

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Thursday, 29 April 2021 16:17 (one month ago) link

I mean it will be amazing if it passes intact. The Democratic party has rich donors too. But it's definitely bold by Capitol Hill standards.

o. nate, Thursday, 29 April 2021 16:30 (one month ago) link

And on top of their proposed international framework to end corporate tax evasion on a global scale, it's even more impressive.

o. nate, Thursday, 29 April 2021 16:31 (one month ago) link

Late to the party but wanted to point out that the image sic posted upthread

https://i.imgur.com/D8KQ4Ga.jpg

Was (on Reddit) accurately captioned "Joe Biden Fingering A Minor."

Ezra Kleina Nachtmusik (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 29 April 2021 16:46 (one month ago) link

One could list the shortcomings of Biden's program—I could do without "beat China"—but these initiatives are all very good. The repudiation of trickle-down is a huge ideological shift. And it's massively popular—instant polling had approval around 80%. Didn't expect this of him.

— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) April 29, 2021

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Thursday, 29 April 2021 16:58 (one month ago) link

RIP Morbs.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 29 April 2021 17:03 (one month ago) link

Is Biden finally figuring out that the Democratic platform is actually popular?

DJI, Thursday, 29 April 2021 17:41 (one month ago) link

it is kind of eerie how well biden's platform tracks with general sentiment (relatively left on economic issues, hard right on immigration)

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Friday, 30 April 2021 02:05 (one month ago) link

So...you mean populist ethno-fascism?

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Friday, 30 April 2021 12:04 (one month ago) link

not quite that far but I've posted that study before about how those positions are (depressingly) the most popular respectively

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Friday, 30 April 2021 18:06 (one month ago) link

what is going on in this photo?? this is like how they shot Lord of the Rings

The Bidens and the Carters at the Carter home in Georgia, last week: @CarterLibrary pic.twitter.com/uz4yGsfAc1

— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) May 4, 2021

frogbs, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 03:57 (one month ago) link

you can see the strings on Jimmy

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 03:58 (one month ago) link

looks like they're on the set of Three's Company

mark e. smith-moon (f. hazel), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 04:00 (one month ago) link

The suit is a little too blue

JoeStork, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 04:06 (one month ago) link

what is going on in this photo?? this is like how they shot Lord of the Rings


Lol!

DJI, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 05:23 (one month ago) link

very Lynchian too

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 05:28 (one month ago) link

it's gonna hurt when jimmy dies

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 06:58 (one month ago) link

Joe Biden is (currently) a security risk to the United States

BuzzFeed News found President Joe Biden’s Venmo account after less than 10 minutes of looking for it, revealing a network of his private social connections, a national security issue for the United States, and a major privacy concern for everyone who uses the popular peer-to-peer payments app.

On Friday, following a passing mention in the New York Times that the president had sent his grandchildren money on Venmo, BuzzFeed News searched for the president’s account using only a combination of the app’s built-in search tool and public friends feature. In the process, BuzzFeed News found nearly a dozen Biden family members and mapped out a social web that encompasses not only the first family, but a wide network of people around them, including the president's children, grandchildren, senior White House officials, and all of their contacts on Venmo.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Sunday, 16 May 2021 21:32 (one month ago) link

i'm pretty sure someone could discover Biden's family members and senior officials without hacking venmo. i'm not sure what exact risks are being postulated here.

sharpening the contraindications (Aimless), Sunday, 16 May 2021 21:36 (one month ago) link

what do you think "hacking" is

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Monday, 17 May 2021 00:42 (one month ago) link

Sadly, Biden is cancelled.

pic.twitter.com/7Z2PZuzGjQ

— Bad COVID-19 Takes (@BadCOVID19Takes) May 17, 2021

Ned Raggett, Monday, 17 May 2021 00:50 (one month ago) link

Naomi Wolf is what happens when Gwyneth Paltrow becomes a doctor

— A Concerned Citizen (@teachrunlifteat) May 17, 2021

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 17 May 2021 00:51 (one month ago) link

I'm not a real big expert on public intellectuals, but I'm curious - was she ever good? then just got crazy, or is this a case of the bad just becoming more noticeable?

If your job is “public intellectual” you’re probably pretty dumb

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Monday, 17 May 2021 01:28 (one month ago) link

it was probably her fault al gore lost

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Monday, 17 May 2021 01:29 (one month ago) link

Joe Biden is (currently) endorsing IDF propaganda and the eradication of journalists.

Today the President spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, reaffirmed his strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza, and condemned these indiscriminate attacks against Israel. pic.twitter.com/baHWh1b6Q2

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 15, 2021

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Monday, 17 May 2021 06:22 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

lol

“In the White House there is a belief that the public will reward the president for reaching a bipartisan agreement on infrastructure.” https://t.co/UrPYt6Ft3y

— Blake News (@blakehounshell) June 1, 2021

Joe Bombin (milo z), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 15:02 (three weeks ago) link

🤡👟

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 15:07 (three weeks ago) link

Bipartisanship polls amazingly well. Whenever "the public" is asked about it in vague general terms they overwhelmingly approve of it. But its support is both tepid and shallow. The moment you poll about a specific issue then the usual ferocious partisanship instantly emerges.

iow, the White House is peddling nonsense. The question is whether they are peddling it knowingly, as a sop to the public's self-delusion about how nice bipartisanship would be, so that its just more political theater for the masses. Biden had a ringside seat for McConnell's treatment of Obama. He ought to know by now when he's being handed the dirty end of the stick.

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 17:45 (three weeks ago) link

Celebrate that bipartisanship.

Biden: "I hear all the folks on TV saying why doesn't Biden get this done? Well because Biden only has a majority of effectively four votes in the House and a tie in the Senate, with two members of the Senate who vote more with my Republican friends."

— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) June 1, 2021

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 22:34 (three weeks ago) link

Remember the sales pitch about how he'd be the real President Deals and bring Republicans to the table? Good times, good times.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 22:36 (three weeks ago) link

welp, Biden closed the sale and Trump didn't. Good times!

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 23:03 (three weeks ago) link

Not-so-subtle digs at Manchin and Sinema are a start, but he needs to step this shit up quickly.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 23:13 (three weeks ago) link

Making voting the VP’s problem is not a good sign.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 23:17 (three weeks ago) link

Dealing with voting rights attacks in at least 30 state legislatures and managing to squeak some kind of bill through the 50-50 Senate is going to be a hell of a complicated job. Biden is 78 years old. Harris is 56 years old. Delegating this to Harris seems to me like not such a bad sign as all that.

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 23:24 (three weeks ago) link

The person with no actual power (except to overrule the parliamentarian lol).

Biden 2024: Don’t Blame Me, I Told Her To Do It

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 23:27 (three weeks ago) link

Hey Dubya delegated everything to Dick Cheney!

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 23:28 (three weeks ago) link

Not-so-subtle digs at Manchin and Sinema are a start, but he needs to step this shit up quickly.

Why does he need to win them over? All the votes he's going to get from his Republican friends will outweigh two recalcitrant Dems.

(Giving the VP a responsibility or two seems like a sensible practice in general; Harris also seems likely to understand the importance of this one more than Biden does.)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 23:32 (three weeks ago) link

Harris's power in this case is not based on the constitution, but based in her perceived ability to speak for the president. If Biden shows he'll back her up, then she will carry the power of his office by proxy. If he lets her hang out to dry, she'll be largely ignored. Presidents regularly employ VPs in both capacities, as Trump did by putting Pence 'in charge' of covid response. Too soon to know which way Biden is playing this, but it's obviously a critical issue, so he's got a big stake in her success.

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 23:37 (three weeks ago) link

Presidents regularly employ VPs in both capacities, as Trump did by putting Pence 'in charge' of covid response

Yes, using the VP as a patsy to evade responsibility is pretty much exactly why I said it’s a bad sign.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 23:41 (three weeks ago) link

The Bidencare public option? I meant Harriscare, Jack.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 23:44 (three weeks ago) link


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