The trend on ‘super Tuesday’ displays a level of both ignorance and fear that I have not experienced since the 2016 election. Joe Biden is enjoying a resurgence and that is very frightening. Biden is a Democratic Donald Trump. He is a senile old man whose thought process is backwards and would act similarly to Trump’s fascist policies. Measured against every Democratic candidate, with the exception of Tulsi Gabbard, he is the worst possible choice for 2020.
The most important fact is that Biden will not receive the support of the largest voting bloc in America; millennials. Equally important is that he will not inspire women to go to the polls in large numbers. Third, he will not receive the support of progressives. He carries with him an enormous amount of baggage which will not inspire a large voter turnout, and that will give the election to Republicans.
America has experienced a radical change since the election of President Obama in 2008. We, the people want more from our leaders; we demand significant change. America must serve the majority and reject the policies which place profit before people; the profits of capitalists over the needs of the people. Biden is not the man for the job. He and Trump are more alike than voters understand. The average age in America is 38.1 years of age. Biden is twice that age, and Trump will be near that number on election day. This is unacceptable. Both men have views related to America’s past, not its future.
Biden has a record of racism and misogyny. Black voters appear to have been fooled by his campaign’s rhetoric. Once again, I am disappointed at the ignorance of the American voting public.
This morning, March 4, 2020 I have similar emotions to those my wife and I felt on November 9, 2016. I feel hopeless and I fear that the future of my country is in great jeopardy. Biden has an enormous amount of ‘baggage’ which will be exploited by Trump’s campaign staff, the media, Putin, and Republican women. He will lose on November 3rd. The end of the dream of our founding fathers will become a reality. The Constitution will become a piece of trash blowing in the wind.
Do not deny the fact that Trump is in control of the Democratic nomination. His claim that Bernie Sanders is a ‘communist’ is another effort to create fear among the American people. This lie has obscured the truth. Trump and his circle of sinners are fascists and working class Americans will be ignored in the next few years.
White supremacists, xenophobes, religious fanatics, homophobes, and misogynists will control the lives of all Americans. Minorities will become slaves. Immigration will become a memory for anyone other than wealthy whites. In violation of the Constitution, the Christian religious right will force prejudicial treatment of every other religion. The LGBTQ community will once again become a pariah in America. Women will remain second and even third class citizens and old, white men will continue to decide the mental and physical health of 51 percent of the American people. The misplaced fear of change in America will end the future of the United States and surrender our nation to the ambitions of Vladimir Putin. Fascism will replace democracy.
Fear, racism, and bigotry will decide the future of the “great experiment.” America will become only a dream for most of our nation’s 330 million people.
I always beg everyone to vote for the best candidate. Joe Biden is not the best candidate for America’s future. Like Trump, Joe is the past. Simply put, he is just another old, white man.
“The Truth Lives Here”
Op-ed by James Turnage
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