June 1, 2023
And yet, despite Biden showing his skills repeatedly since taking office - maeuvering the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the Inflation Reduction Act, through congress with only narrow majorities and getting bipartisan support for the infrastructure bill, despite his policies that have promoted the strongest labor mrket in years, despite the fact that inflation is now officially down to under 5%, despite his oyutplaying the Republicans on the debt and budget negotiations , despite him being demonstrably the best president in terms of actual achievement in over 50 years....
Democrats claim not to want him to run again, "progressives" say he isn't any good, and he has approval ratings as bad as Trump's were when Trump was achieving nothing.
Winston Churchill was right, "The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter."
And the over-educated, under-intelligent, otherwise-unemployable trust fund babies of the D.C. Press Corpse can take full credit for their failure to understand anything and misinform people. Biden was right when he told them Saturday that they were idiots for being unable to understand that his not saying good things about the debt bill was good negotiating strategy. I doubt any of the trust fund babies could negotiate their way out of a wet paper bag with chainsaws and hand grenades.
From the lips of the man who can be credited with Joe Biden being our President: "Let them make headlines...Joe Biden is making headway." ~Rep Jim Clyburn (D-SC)
It was evident how masterful President Biden has been over the Republicans and the media and all of us for that matter when it was first revealed that he had suspended the debt ceiling for two years! We are indeed fortunate to have President Biden as our leader at this critical time. Experience and vision is making him a great president! We do need him to finish the job. In regards to age, we need to update our view of who is old. A TED talk I listened to a couple of years ago declared that middle age now went up to 85 years old. We are now living longer and being much more capable through our seventies and eighties. To me, it divided being senior from being geriatric. We need President Biden's experience and vision and the marvelous people in his administration. The split in the Republican Party of traditional conservatives versus MAGA extremist uneducated brats is also becoming quite visible with these debt ceiling negotiations but also with the Texas Republicans splitting over the impeachment of ex-AG Daniel Patrick. We, the People, all of us this time!
I like the tone and wording of your message, that the interests of the majority of Americans were well served, and Biden was skillful and wise on steering the ship on its course.
"the biggest takeaway is that all Americans can breathe easier because of Joe Biden’s steady hand." Add to the takeaway Joe Biden's keen understanding of the negotiations. Republicans who believe the canard about Joe Biden's cognitive decline fool themselves when they deal with him. The rest of us should remember just how effective Joe Biden has been.
A clear way to counter cuts to SocSec and MCare is simply to modestly raise the tax rate on withholding taxes, and basically eliminate the taper down of the caps. Second, we need more workers and an even more robust economy!
Why is this so hard?
THANK GOD FOR JOE BIDEN.
A genius at navigating American partisan politics..at this point, we can't underestimate the value of 36 years in the US Senate..
On to a 2024 landslide✌️✌️
Thank you for your skilled focus on what matters most for us to know, appreciate, consider, and keep in mind as we move forward, with Biden having skillfully shown us the way, and we have our work cut out for us. Democracy requires it!
Lifting you, Jill and family in prayer each morning as we know of your daily trek through the thick of Los Angeles traffic. Hoping the results are beneficial, and that perhaps some traffic workarounds have appeared to alleviate the fearsome commute. Travel safely.🙏🏽
I really really like it when I see good people succeed.
And I really really like it when good people point that out.
Thank you, Robert Hubbell.
Thank you Robert. Safe navigation of the Sepulveda Pass and the 405. I woke up this morning (It is 9 am here in Spain) thinking of your drive. I especially like today's enumeration of all Biden has done. This is the message we all need to voice every day.
So what just happened? Over 70% of the House of Representatives just voted to approve the deal cut by the President and Mr. McCarthy. Was there ever any serious doubt that once a deal was reached, that would be the result? The most serious problem seems to have been moving the issue to the floor of the House.
Two observations: first, the obscure rules of both chambers represent impediments to effective governance. I for one knew about the Rules Committee but had no previous knowledge regarding its composition (13 Republicans, 4 Democrats), its "traditions" (opposition from the minority party), or -- I suppose -- its absolute chokehold on forward movement. The Senate has its own arcana including, of course, the filibuster. Why is any of this stuff consistent with the Constitution?
Second, the media has too much space to occupy and not nearly enough content. So it resorts to catastrophizing and repetition to fill a large and growing gap. That makes it hard for anyone trying to figure out what is going on in the country and what is really important. The stance adopted by the media actually tends to mislead the public for the sake of an economic return.
The result in the House was, in my estimation, preordained, once there was a deal and it emerged from the Rules Committee. And it might be said that the result in the Rules Committe was never seriously in doubt.
Joe Biden has been and is a very good President. We need to shout this message. Simon Rosenberg asks this of this of us daily to counteract the ridiculous narrative that we all hear. This clip shows how strong the US economy is under Joe Biden. https://youtu.be/Ccvoouypo5Q
Thank you, Robert. I very much appreciate your cogent analyses of the debt ceiling machinations.
Another wonderful analysis from Robert Hubbell. I was dismayed to see my congresswoman from Washington state voted against the bill (the progressive Jayapal). I guess the only upside is that had the progressive caucus voted in favor, more Republicans may have jumped ship!
Bernie Sanders and Tim Kaine are both crying foul over the pipeline project in the deal that ignored any input from Kaine's constituents, and they are correct. The pipeline is a slap in the face, and gives fossil fuel companies, who are killing the planet, a free ride to ignore the rules.
I am eating crow this morning. One thing Dumbo Trump was good at was tagging enemies with slimy nicknames. So reaching beyond the slime he would have to call the president Foxy Joe. Well done Mr. President. Though I like to think of myself as a radical the no votes by some progressive Democrats annoys me tremendously. Another reason Adam Schiff should have the support he needs to be Senator; I hope my friends backing Katie Porter reconsider in light of her vote against sanity. and duty. Yes Jeffries had the votes which green lighted the nays but still they were pandering to ideology and neglecting their constitutional responsibility to pay our debts. It’s called sacrificing the good to the perfect. Great news day all around.