Why the Biden Choice Seems So Unsettling

 

Elections come and go, but this one feels very different and disturbing. There are the obvious reasons that are and have been playing out before us including the suppression of voting standards, changing the rules in the eleventh hour, extending days of voting beyond Nov. 3rd, and the damaging “laptop” information. Yet…..it’s something more.

When Obama and Biden won in 2008, there was a mantra of hope and change. We had our first black president, and while I didn’t vote for Obama, I was not alarmed at the prospect of this new leadership. In fact, I thought he would be good for the black community as well as other minorities, and therefore, the country. I went back and read through Obama’s acceptance speech. He didn’t apologize for America, he championed it. He said we would rebuild brick by brick our broken cities. There was only the promise of better days for everyone – no exclusions.

When Obama and Biden exited the White House in 2016, there were new words that became a part of the American vocabulary – like white privilege, systemic racism, gender fluidity, and safe spaces. Censorship grew and finding truth was like searching for a needle in a haystack, especially in the media. We became a global stick figure, no longer unique. We were told borders are bad, and patriotism and history were questionable. Jobs disappeared overseas and China became stronger. Affordable housing disappeared and tent cities increased. Drugs were legalized and small crimes no long prosecuted.

Healthcare became unaffordable and confusing. Silicon Valley controlled more of what we could say and think. That was all new and I don’t recall turmoil from this kind of “hope and change”, unleashed before the Obama-Biden years. Man was the cause of climate change and heavy penalties were created, with vague arrows that pointed to the perpetrators. Feminist lies said that children in the womb right up to delivery were just a product of the mother, to be allowed to live or discarded at will. Radical groups like Black Lives Matter, whose own website is the antithesis of freedom and democracy, became mainstream. Foreign policy stood in the back instead of leading. These things were not embraced by the Trump administration, nor were they embraced by the previous Bush administration.

There’s no new kid on the block. We saw what the Obama-Biden years produced, and so there’s no enthusiasm for something new, but a sense of foreboding because we know this play. We had a front-row seat. A leopard can’t change his spots. I suspect the same people will be pulling the strings behind the blurred screen once again. It’s what we know that is coming, and that’s what is so unsettling about this 2020 election outcome.

Published in General
This post was promoted to the Main Feed by a Ricochet Editor at the recommendation of Ricochet members. Like this post? Want to comment? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

There are 20 comments.

Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.
  1. JennaStocker Member
    JennaStocker
    @JennaStocker

    I weep for the future that might’ve been. But hope is with us as long as we keep it. This post is a good reminder.

    • #1
  2. Tex929rr Coolidge
    Tex929rr
    @Tex929rr

    I’ve said before that I expected all the Clintonistas to come back in 2008, yet BHO had an entire slate of noticeably less capable people that populated the appointee positions in the executive branch. They cultivated their own pack of “career” executive branch employees leading us to the entrenched disasters in many cabinet departments (AKA the swamp, which became way swampier). I suspect Biden has no pack of followers from which to choose cabinet secretaries and other leadership, so we will be facing hordes of “squad” supporting apparatchiks. Van Jones will seem like a moderate after this bunch shows up.

    • #2
  3. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge
    DonG (skeptic)
    @DonG

    Biden was not even the 10th best choice in the Dem primary. But the Dem machine crushed/paid off the other candidates and pushed a corrupt senile rapist to be their candidate. I presume with their strategy of not campaigning and 100 million corruptible mailed out ballots could have put anybody into office. Nobody can remember when someone so unworthy was put into the presidency. The CCP with a few million dollars and loosed virus got their candidate into office.

    • #3
  4. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
    Joseph Stanko
    @JosephStanko

    Front Seat Cat: Healthcare became unaffordable and confusing.

    Health care has been unaffordable and confusing for many for decades. Remember Hillarycare? Obamacare didn’t fix the problem, and generally made it worse. But it’s not a new problem.

    Republicans need to put forward a plan to fix the whole mess.

    • #4
  5. GrannyDude Member
    GrannyDude
    @GrannyDude

    You remind me of how I comforted myself (and tried to comfort y’all?) in the run-up to the 2016 election: it is better and healthier to have a president that no one worships.

    Too many people worshipped Obama. Too many people (myself included) adored him, both because of his own qualities (real or imagined) and because of what he symbolized about Us. It is rare for a politician to be worshipped—thank God. Lots of Americans have come to reciprocate Trump’s evident affection, but that isn’t the same as worship (nobody heard choirs of angels singing when he walked into the room.)

    Let’s hope it remains rare. Obama was able to do a lot of damage that, with any luck at all, Biden will be constrained from doing simply because the MSM needs clicks to survive, and there’s nothing click-y about Biden other than his flaws and his past, present and future failures. “If it bleeds, it leads” right? With Trump gone, whose blood are they going to go after?

    Obama didn’t have anyone in his party (or, really, in the opposing party) who actively wanted him to fail; Biden is surrounded by skeptics and even bona fide enemies. Some are ideologues and idiots (how’d you like to share a party with Rashida Tlaib?) impossible to appease, dangerous to ignore. When Biden ceases to be useful, they’re perfectly capable of suddenly—quelle horreur!—discovering The Laptop or Tara Reade. 

     

    • #5
  6. GrannyDude Member
    GrannyDude
    @GrannyDude

    To continue: But the country (blessed country!) did not vote for the whacked-out left. It voted for “normal” and “decent” and “presidential” none of which Biden will be able to provide because —whatever he once was—he is no longer competent even to impersonate the president the country claims to want.

    The Democrats are in big trouble. Much bigger trouble than the Republicans. The Dems have spent four years practicing a very limited skillset. They know how to cause trouble, angst, division, misery and mess… If the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior…?

     

     

     

     

    • #6
  7. WillowSpring Member
    WillowSpring
    @WillowSpring

    GrannyDude (View Comment):
    With Trump gone, whose blood are they going to go after?

    Trumps. It is clear that the “powers that be” don’t want any others like him to even try.

    • #7
  8. CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker
    @CarolJoy

    I always have wondered how it was that in 2016 Obama urged the American public to vote for Hillary Clinton so his legacy could continue.

    Then Trump won, and in less than 11 weeks, Dems stood against the new President, saying he presided over a nation festering with racism and despair.

    What?

    This is especially strange, as in ten of those eleven weeks Obama was still President…

    • #8
  9. OldPhil Coolidge
    OldPhil
    @OldPhil

    GrannyDude (View Comment):
    When Biden ceases to be useful, they’re perfectly capable of suddenly—quelle horreur!—discovering The Laptop or Tara Reade.

    He’ll be pretty useful to them. All he has to do is sit at that desk in the Oval Office, reminisce about Corn Pop, drink his warm milk, and sign whatever they put in front of him.

    • #9
  10. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat
    @FrontSeatCat

    GrannyDude (View Comment):
    You remind me of how I comforted myself

    I comforted myself by devouring a bunch of leftover Halloween candy……..

    • #10
  11. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat
    @FrontSeatCat

    OldPhil (View Comment):

    GrannyDude (View Comment):
    When Biden ceases to be useful, they’re perfectly capable of suddenly—quelle horreur!—discovering The Laptop or Tara Reade.

    He’ll be pretty useful to them. All he has to do is sit at that desk in the Oval Office, reminisce about Corn Pop, drink his warm milk, and sign whatever they put in front of him.

    You are being so kind – I’m thinking how much leverage (blackmail) our foreign enemies already have on him and his family…..

    • #11
  12. GrannyDude Member
    GrannyDude
    @GrannyDude

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    OldPhil (View Comment):

    GrannyDude (View Comment):
    When Biden ceases to be useful, they’re perfectly capable of suddenly—quelle horreur!—discovering The Laptop or Tara Reade.

    He’ll be pretty useful to them. All he has to do is sit at that desk in the Oval Office, reminisce about Corn Pop, drink his warm milk, and sign whatever they put in front of him.

    You are being so kind – I’m thinking how much leverage (blackmail) our foreign enemies already have on him and his family…..

    Right! The problem—his, not ours—is that there are lots of different people with lots of different agendas, putting lots of different stuff in front of him…I didn’t say that Biden was screwed. I said that the Democrats are screwed. 

    • #12
  13. WillowSpring Member
    WillowSpring
    @WillowSpring

    GrannyDude (View Comment):
    Right! The problem—his, not ours—is that there are lots of different people with lots of different agendas, putting lots of different stuff in front of him…I didn’t say that Biden was screwed. I said that the Democrats are screwed. 

    I think WE are screwed.

    • #13
  14. DrewInWisconsin, Man of Constant Sorrow Coolidge
    DrewInWisconsin, Man of Constant Sorrow
    @DrewInWisconsin

    GrannyDude (View Comment):
    With Trump gone, whose blood are they going to go after?

    Ours.

    • #14
  15. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… (View Comment):

    GrannyDude (View Comment):
    With Trump gone, whose blood are they going to go after?

    Ours.

    They’re already calling for jailing Steven Miller.

    • #15
  16. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    The is the pay back election. Under Obama they learned to hate us. Trump winning and taking HRC rightful place enraged them. Now is payback time. The Right and its people will be destroyed. This is not about Trump, they hate us and they are coming for us. That is what Bidenism is about.

    • #16
  17. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male
    @MiffedWhiteMale

    GrannyDude (View Comment):

    To continue: But the country (blessed country!) did not vote for the whacked-out left. It voted for “normal” and “decent” and “presidential” none of which Biden will be able to provide because —whatever he once was—he is no longer competent even to impersonate the president the country claims to want.

    The Democrats are in big trouble. Much bigger trouble than the Republicans. The Dems have spent four years practicing a very limited skillset. They know how to cause trouble, angst, division, misery and mess… If the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior…?

    Honestly, I’m not that bothered by Biden. He’s relatively harmless.

    It’s the Democratic party as a whole that is completely toxic, and that will be re-empowered as a result of this.

     

    • #17
  18. MichaelKennedy Inactive
    MichaelKennedy
    @MichaelKennedy

    Biden is an avatar. He will be coddled and protected from any controversy. His cabinet will be failed Democrats like Buttplug. He will not see the polices as they will be taken care of by the faceless bureaucrats and their masters who set up this fraudulent election. They will pursue Trump trying to make his and his children’s lives miserable. A CNN host referred to Trump’s children as “spawn” the other day. Extreme policies like gun confiscation will await a second term.

    A lot depends on the GA Senate runoffs, which is why a billion dollars will be spent by the Democrats.

    • #18
  19. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    Nobody can remember when someone so unworthy was put into the presidency.

    I remember Obama, the affirmative action hire. As pointed out, that didn’t go too well.

    • #19
  20. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    OldPhil (View Comment):

    GrannyDude (View Comment):
    When Biden ceases to be useful, they’re perfectly capable of suddenly—quelle horreur!—discovering The Laptop or Tara Reade.

    He’ll be pretty useful to them. All he has to do is sit at that desk in the Oval Office, reminisce about Corn Pop, drink his warm milk, and sign whatever they put in front of him.

    And he can have breakfast every day at that diner that’s been closed for maybe 30 years by now…

    • #20