What is about Biden and Democrats you fear so much?
I had these questions posed to me today. First let's dispense with most important election in our life time. One can make that argument but I believe that is a bit of hyperbole. That doesn't mean we don't face a significant choice. I don't want to rely on fractures within the Democratic party but they do exist and could be a barrier to the most frightening of possible outcomes.
I will grant that the fundamentals of the economy B.T. were sound. Yet, during the Obama years some common narratives were people in their 50's couldn't find new work, young people couldn't get good work, wages were stagnant, energy prices were expensive. The USA was basically only capable of being an information and consumer servicing economy. Despite the Noble Prize winner in office endless wars would rage on, drone strikes would continue ill will yet ISIS would thrive.
Trump started with a simple message to American business before winning the office, I will release the shackles burdening business. Others paid lip service to cutting unnecessary regulations, Trump did it. Trump cut taxes that benefit nearly everyone except those who enjoyed deducting high SALT from their federal. Trump put the UN, our allies and our adversaries on notice, that the US checkbook was closed. You can argue the mixed results thus far but Trump took a hardline with China that was long over due.
What was the results? Historic unemployment, rising wages, US energy independence, adversaries kept in check. The Democrats refuse to recognize any of that and make promises to enact policies that will undue all of it. The Democrats also seem set to squash dissent through legislation, bureaucratic regulations and the courts.
As for COVID it is an outlier, next spring after the thaw of winter it will be part of our past. It is also mainly a local issue, another example of people wrongly putting too much emphasis on the federal government. I'm concerned about the future, about back to normal.
I voted for Jo Jorgensen, there is so much about Trump I don't like but that doesn't mean I'm looking forward to a Biden presidency and a Pelosi house of representatives.