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has Biden done a good job as president?
#31
RE: has Biden done a good job as president?
Biden has done an acceptable job as President. Given that a large portion of this country just wants to watch the world burn, that's about the best we can hope for at the moment. Anyone who'd have done a better job would be smeared by the right as a 'dirty communist'. Sadly we live in a country where a lot of people would believe it, because they don't know what a 'communist' is, and couldn't define it if their lives depended on it.

What has he accomplished?

He brought us back into the World Health Organization -- the only organization who's entirely eradicated a disease. Without the WHO, Smallpox would still be a thing.

He's put competent adults in charge of departments. You know, people who don't actively want to destroy the very department they're the head of. We've got a Secretary of Education who actually knows a thing or two about education, and aren't actively grifting so they can buy their twelfth yacht at the expense of college students.

He's started the process of reuniting immigrant children with their families. Though he hasn't done enough in that regard -- it's at least a step in the right direction, instead of the wrong one.

But these are things conservatives see as inherently bad. So the question of 'What good has Biden done?' is a question asked in bad faith. Because whatever is said, conservatives will simply disagree that those actions are 'good'. But I really don't care what conservatives think anymore. (If they think at all. These days I'm not so sure.)
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#32
RE: has Biden done a good job as president?
(April 26, 2021 at 2:09 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote:
(April 26, 2021 at 1:45 pm)Five Wrote: "not compared to trump but has he made America safer?"

That's a contradiction. "safer" than what?

Has any President since Reagan actually done anything to make America safer?

And, frankly, on the OP, I have to say that Biden’s at least trying to make things better. Trump didn’t even try.

Reagan didn't make the US safer. His administration created al-Qaeda.
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#33
RE: has Biden done a good job as president?
(April 26, 2021 at 1:45 pm)Five Wrote: "not compared to trump but has he made America safer?"

That's a contradiction. "safer" than what?

safer than the last administration...
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#34
RE: has Biden done a good job as president?
(April 27, 2021 at 2:08 pm)Drich Wrote:
(April 26, 2021 at 1:45 pm)Five Wrote: "not compared to trump but has he made America safer?"

That's a contradiction. "safer" than what?

safer than the last administration...

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#35
RE: has Biden done a good job as president?
(April 27, 2021 at 2:08 pm)Drich Wrote:
(April 26, 2021 at 1:45 pm)Five Wrote: "not compared to trump but has he made America safer?"

That's a contradiction. "safer" than what?

safer than the last administration...

Congressmen/women would probably say YES.
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#36
RE: has Biden done a good job as president?
(April 26, 2021 at 2:09 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote:
(April 26, 2021 at 1:45 pm)Five Wrote: "not compared to trump but has he made America safer?"

That's a contradiction. "safer" than what?

Has any President since Reagan actually done anything to make America safer?

And, frankly, on the OP, I have to say that Biden’s at least trying to make things better. Trump didn’t even try.
peace in the middle east peace agreement is kind of a big deal. Ie having what was it 4 nations sign a peace agreement with israel? 
https://nypost.com/2020/12/29/middle-eas...e-goodwin/

plus he cut troops in the region..

then his involvement in calming north korea.. if you remember obama's biggest concern leaving office was the seemingly inevitable war with north korea..

then the southern boarder was more secure than it had been in decades.

again all note worthy accomplishments

(April 26, 2021 at 2:11 pm)Mermaid Wrote: well, it's only April so this isn't much of a question.

But I'd say based solely on the fact that he prioritized getting Americans vaccinated against COVID-19, I'd say he's done a spectacular job so far.

what about on the other issues? as covid is not the only one America is currently dealing with.. how do you think he's handling race relations, the southern border, how he is dealing with china and the middle east?
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#37
RE: has Biden done a good job as president?
(April 26, 2021 at 6:47 pm)Anomalocaris Wrote:
(April 26, 2021 at 6:39 pm)Abaddon_ire Wrote: How many nuclear weapons have actually been detonated worldwide? Horoshima? Nagasaki? Just two? Course not, there have been plenty of tests on top of those. 2 dozen? 50 maybe?

Nope 2,053 actually.

Yet we are all still here. Odd that.

Nuclear armageddon is indeed an existential threat to the human race, not to life in toto. Likely not to the human race either. Genetics demonstrates that we were down to a few paltry thousand survivors worldwide about 75kya. We were pretty darn close to extinction as a species.

Nuclear Armageddon almost certainly will not be sufficient to kill humans as a specie.   But it will likely retard civilization for some time.   A full on nuclear exchange at the peak of Cold War probably would have set the entire human civilization back a century or two and permanently and dramatically change the character of human civilization.    An exchange between US and Russia now will mainly set back each of these two countries several decades. But still collateral physical, to say nothing of political and economic effects, will still be felt by almost everyone in the world.

None of these will end the human specie, but does warrant notice even if you live by yourself in a remote location, no matter how ghetto, third world, or “shit hole” the owners of these nuclear weapons have become.

As to us still being here,   Under Reagan, the world can to within 15 minutes from full on nuclear exchange a with near peak Cold War arsenal, when the Soviet Union almost launched on warning at false sign of american first strike, which came after they have been spooked by Able Archer, a pressure tactic under the guise of an exercise launched by the Reagan administration that realistically simulated mobilization, preparation for nuclear war, and deployment of nuclear weapon.

So one should be worried how cavalierly cowboy the US of A can be with responsibility for humanity.
Oh yes. One would be right into some kind of Mad Max future dystopia. It would not be pleasant for the survivors. Some here are old enough to remember how close we got to that kettle of insanity. It was a low level Russian military radar operator that saved the planet. An unsung hero.
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#38
RE: has Biden done a good job as president?
(April 26, 2021 at 2:21 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote:
(April 26, 2021 at 2:11 pm)Mermaid Wrote: well, it's only April so this isn't much of a question.

But I'd say based solely on the fact that he prioritized getting Americans vaccinated against COVID-19, I'd say he's done a spectacular job so far.

I mean, I voted for Biden not expecting much, and if there were literally viable alternative in November, I probably would have voted for them, and I suspect that "Not being Trump" is probably one of the biggest reasons people voted for him in November. And since it's only been a few months, it's too early to be clear about any accomplishment. But given that he's doing what he can to stop the COVID pandemic, and is actually creating a timeline for when to pull out of Afghanistan, it looks like a case of "so far, so good."

like the last post.. what about everything else? what about the children being held captive at the souther boarder? what about their living conditions? what about china Russia and the Ukraine? what about our gas/oil prices? what about all the purposed taxes and packing the supreme court, adding washington DC as a state when the constitution directly forbids such a move?

(April 26, 2021 at 2:34 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: I agree with others that it's good to see progress being made regarding COVID...hell, it's nice that there's a plan, any plan other than pretending it doesn't exist.

The appearance of calm is also a plus for me.  I know there's still a lot of things that need to be fixed or stopped or improved but at least we aren't in a constant state of hypervigilance.

I also agree with others who have said it's really too early to tell...Biden has just hit 90 days in office.

so... burning cities and deteriorating race relations doesn't have you in a position of hyper vigilance?

(April 26, 2021 at 3:21 pm)Anomalocaris Wrote:
(April 26, 2021 at 2:09 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote: Has any President since Reagan actually done anything to make America safer?

And, frankly, on the OP, I have to say that Biden’s at least trying to make things better. Trump didn’t even try.

did reagan?

Raegan’s policy literally took us to within 15 minutes of nuclear armageddon, closer than another other time during all of nuclear age

(April 26, 2021 at 2:09 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote: Has any President since Reagan actually done anything to make America safer?

And, frankly, on the OP, I have to say that Biden’s at least trying to make things better. Trump didn’t even try.

did reagan?

Raegan’s policy literally took us to within 15 minutes of nuclear armageddon, without intending to, closer than another other time during all of nuclear age

but ultimately ended the cold war/Saw the destruction of the berlin wall. which took the imamate threat of thermal nuclear war off everyday life for the world at the time. if you lived then, it was the difference of being at school and doing A-bomb drills (duck and cover) or being at home and hearing the EBS in the middle of a cartoon tone and hoping "this wasn't it" when you were 12 years old, because you did not want to endure a nuclear explosion home alone with your little sister. if you grew up after that i can see how you can just glance over the whole thing like it/Regan's contribution was nothing.

(April 26, 2021 at 4:27 pm)Abaddon_ire Wrote:
(April 26, 2021 at 12:46 pm)Drich Wrote: This question asks has Biden done a good job as president in general. not compared to trump but has he made America safer? pro prosperous, has the biden admin toed the line or exceeded his promises in your opinion.. again nothing to do with trump, just trying to gauge what lefty nut bags think of:
The current situation on our southern border, IE the humanitarian crisis/kids in cages
Biden's dealings with: North Korea, China, Russia, moving to defcon 3
His bid to end America's energy surplus resulting in Higher fuel prices
His role/his expectations for the American people in the pandemic which seems backwards to how Fl/DeSantis is handling things to far greater success.
His dealings in the middle east pulling out of Afghanistan, Pandering to Pakistan to rejoin the nuclear proliferation agreement 
His proposed taxes or anything else you think he has done a good job on.

Because i honestly ask people if they think he is doing a good job, and if i get a yes they can not tell me where or what he has done a good job on unless they use trump as a red herring to deflect the question.. so again i get it orange man bad, no need to go down that road (unless too "smart" to come up with anything else, but must be heard).. but for the rest: what merits has a Biden's presidency produced?

Jesus was a "lefty nutbag" according to your magic book. There is no socialist/communist/leftist/hippy policy which he didn't espouse.

Why do you hate jesus?

then why is the left not filled with Christian? why is Christianity closely associated with the right? I can tell you... because even though the mandate is there to give to the poor, the mandate is on the individual to give according to his heart to the poor. not give to the state and then the state take and decide what the poor shall have. so no. if you look at the whole picture the nut bag left has nothing to do with the bible or god which is why christiansdon't tend to populate the fringe left.

(April 26, 2021 at 5:04 pm)Angrboda Wrote:
Quote:A president’s first 100 days are an arbitrary benchmark, a point of measurement journalists are fond of because it allows us to draw comparisons between the current officeholder and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the last chief executive whose first three months were truly momentous.

But in recent times, the 100-day trope has also been taken seriously by presidents — including both Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump promised that in his first 100 days he would repeal Obamacare, build a wall on the border with Mexico and persuade Congress to pass term limits.

None of those things happened, but Trump did outdo former holders of the office in one regard: producing unshirted chaos.

(L.A. Times)

which is why i'm asking this question now.. because if you do not know or have some sort of opinion then that in of itself speaks more than anything you can say.

(April 26, 2021 at 5:29 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote:
(April 26, 2021 at 5:26 pm)Drich Wrote: One more question do you think biden is in control of his presidency, is he mentally fit, is he making all the final decisions?

Seems like it.

have you seen his mental... lapses? were you familiar with his speech giving abilities before his presidency/time in the senate, or as vice president, verses now? Joe was a quick witted and mentally sharp... or lets respectfully say seemingly sharper than he is now. it's like two different people. my uncle died having Alzheimer's and a see the same confusion and bleed over in memory/recall in joe as i saw in my uncle.. I'm wondering is anyone else seeing his unedited speeches and efforts to address the public? what about the virtual tours?
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#39
RE: has Biden done a good job as president?
(April 27, 2021 at 2:25 pm)Abaddon_ire Wrote:
(April 26, 2021 at 6:47 pm)Anomalocaris Wrote: Nuclear Armageddon almost certainly will not be sufficient to kill humans as a specie.   But it will likely retard civilization for some time.   A full on nuclear exchange at the peak of Cold War probably would have set the entire human civilization back a century or two and permanently and dramatically change the character of human civilization.    An exchange between US and Russia now will mainly set back each of these two countries several decades. But still collateral physical, to say nothing of political and economic effects, will still be felt by almost everyone in the world.

None of these will end the human specie, but does warrant notice even if you live by yourself in a remote location, no matter how ghetto, third world, or “shit hole” the owners of these nuclear weapons have become.

As to us still being here,   Under Reagan, the world can to within 15 minutes from full on nuclear exchange a with near peak Cold War arsenal, when the Soviet Union almost launched on warning at false sign of american first strike, which came after they have been spooked by Able Archer, a pressure tactic under the guise of an exercise launched by the Reagan administration that realistically simulated mobilization, preparation for nuclear war, and deployment of nuclear weapon.

So one should be worried how cavalierly cowboy the US of A can be with responsibility for humanity.
Oh yes. One would be right into some kind of Mad Max future dystopia. It would not be pleasant for the survivors. Some here are old enough to remember how close we got to that kettle of insanity. It was a low level Russian military radar operator that saved the planet. An unsung hero.


Actually, it was the duty officer at the soviet early waning center.   His refusal to order launch of soviet counterstrike as per procedure is Arguable the single most impactful act of moral courage in all of human history.

His reward was a reprimand on his service record for not following procedure to properly document his actions as he made them.    As a result he was passed over for further promotions, and thus effectively drummed out of the service.
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RE: has Biden done a good job as president?
(April 26, 2021 at 5:36 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(April 26, 2021 at 5:26 pm)Drich Wrote: One more question do you think biden is in control of his presidency, is he mentally fit, is he making all the final decisions?

That's actually three questions, but: Yes, yes and yes. There is no rational reason to suppose otherwise.

Boru

do you remember the end of Regan's presidency? the end of his second term? what is the difference between the gaffs and mental hiccups of Regan and those of biden. outside of twenty years later it was admitted Regan had full on Alzheimer's in his last few months in office?

(April 26, 2021 at 6:05 pm)Abaddon_ire Wrote:
(April 26, 2021 at 5:26 pm)Drich Wrote: look no right or wrong answers, i'm not looking for a debate just want to know what the other side thinks about biden...


One more question do you think biden is in control of his presidency, is he mentally fit, is he making all the final decisions?

again not about trump not about my views just want an honest opinion. i know what my side thinks, i know what i think, i have never heard anyone identify where/how biden is a good president outside he is not trump. till now.. so if you want to revise your statments i'm not looking to challenge them.

Why should I care about the President of some third world country?

how is your mandarin? Cantonese?  what about Korean?

(April 26, 2021 at 6:37 pm)arewethereyet Wrote:
(April 26, 2021 at 5:26 pm)Drich Wrote: look no right or wrong answers, i'm not looking for a debate just want to know what the other side thinks about biden...


One more question do you think biden is in control of his presidency, is he mentally fit, is he making all the final decisions?

again not about trump not about my views just want an honest opinion. i know what my side thinks, i know what i think, i have never heard anyone identify where/how biden is a good president outside he is not trump. till now.. so if you want to revise your statments i'm not looking to challenge them.

I don't think any president should be making all final decisions.  He should be working with a capable group of advisors to make decisions.  It's dictators that make all the decisions.  That's not how the US government is set up.

I don't recall a president that didn't have some mishaps along the way, it's certainly not a sure sign of someone not being mentally fit.  Maybe if we see him disembark a plane and not see the giant black SUV parked at the bottom of the stairs we need to check to see if he's okay.
which is it? the president doesn't make decisions on his own? or all presidents make mistakes when they start out? and do you think biden is allow to make any decisions that matter?

(April 26, 2021 at 6:39 pm)Abaddon_ire Wrote:
(April 26, 2021 at 6:16 pm)Anomalocaris Wrote: Cuz number of nuclear weapons does not decline with declining average level of education, health care, political stability, disposable purchasing power.

How many nuclear weapons have actually been detonated worldwide? Horoshima? Nagasaki? Just two? Course not, there have been plenty of tests on top of those. 2 dozen? 50 maybe?

Nope 2,053 actually.

Yet we are all still here. Odd that.

Nuclear armageddon is indeed an existential threat to the human race, not to life in toto. Likely not to the human race either. Genetics demonstrates that we were down to a few paltry thousand survivors worldwide about 75kya. We were pretty darn close to extinction as a species.

you do understand most high yield tests were not performed above ground right? Even North Korea had sense enough to do their testing underground
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