In Iowa and New Hampshire former Vice-President Joe Biden was nothing more than an “also ran.” Some politicos were surprised; I was not. Months ago, when the mainstream media and their illegitimate president declared Mr. Biden the front runner, I predicted that he would never win the Democratic nomination. The reasons I offered were genuine and based on America in the 21st century. Maybe political “experts” should spend more time studying the “sociology” of our nation than past political trends. We are a young nation and change is constant and happening quickly. Diversity will soon be the norm as ‘pure whites’ disappear.
The truth is that Biden comes with too much baggage. His past is riddled with examples of racism and misogyny. I will never forget his unforgivable actions during the hearings of Supreme Court nominee, Clarence Thomas.
In 1991 the senate was in the process investigating George H.W. Bush’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill testified before the senate claiming that Thomas sexually harassed her. Biden was the chairman of the committee and displayed arrogance and disrespect for the African American woman. Eventually her testimony was discounted and Thomas remains on the Court today.
However, this is not the only reason why Biden is trailing behind the leaders. He is a 77-year-old white man. The buffoon in the White House today is nearly 74 years of age and has proven that old, white men who support the ‘status quo’ are unfit and incapable of leading our nation. He is out of touch with the people of America who average 38.1 years of age. The largest voting bloc is no longer baby boomers; millennials now wear that label.
Most importantly, Biden is not a liberal or a progressive, whichever term you prefer. He is the past, and although Bernie Sanders is a 78-year-old white man, his positions on the issues support the needs and wishes of much younger Americans. It has become clear that Democratic voters are involved in the challenges facing America in 2020; many of them created by the current failure who is pretending to be the President of the United States.
Many of you are aware that I believe our nation needs a woman in the Oval Office and support Elizabeth Warren. She and Bernie share many of the same beliefs, and both have served the American people well in the senate. I would be proud to call either one of them “president.”
To be completely truthful, I am unclear about what Biden would accomplish if elected. It appears that he is attempting to win the Democratic Party’s nomination by attaching himself to President Obama’s achievements. Although I believe that Barrack Obama was one of the greatest and most respected presidents’ in history, Trump has awakened the need for real change in America.
Trump continues to move our nation further to the right; towards the fascist ideologies of Adolf Hitler, and Vladimir Putin. Democrats must move back to the left and the “people first” policies and agenda of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This is the only time in American history when the United States neared greatness.
We can become great if we have an American president; a woman or man who will work to unite our people and end the current atmosphere of blatant racism and bigotry. Anger, hatred, and violence must cease being acceptable. A real leader would inspire compassion and understanding. Prejudice is a synonym for ignorance, and no one is more prejudiced than Donald John Trump.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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