EDITORIAL

Biden Must Go Rogue To Avoid An Obama 3.0

Democrats cannot afford to act as geldings under a new Joe Biden’s administration.

Now, if there is anything good to be said about Trump, he gets things done, albeit not in the same old fashioned way that Washington is accustomed to seeing.

Moreover, he had a loyal Republican supporting cast, excusing all his actions with the mantra – “let Trump be Trump” and “he is a different kind of president.”

Democrats now have an opportunity to be proactive even to the extent of creating “bangarang” if needs be, but they cannot afford to be choir boys against a rambunctious opposition.

The truth is Republicans could not have had a more amiable and kinder soul in politics to cooperate and work with than Obama, but what did it get the Democratic Party in particular and supporters in general? Nothing!

So far, Biden has been touting cooperation and working across the aisle, but that’s all pretty talk — Republicans, for the most part, do not harbor such thoughts, and no one who seeks power in the current era subscribes to pillow talks.

And if you’re looking for a cue to this end, ask Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican.

He vowed hours after Ginsburg’s death, to call a floor vote on Trump’s nominee, albeit blocking hearings for Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge nominated by President Obama to be seated on the Supreme Court bench.

 McConnell, back then, under the guise that the choice should be left to voters in an election year, did not even allow a hearing for Obama’s Supreme Court pick.

If you are not satisfied, another case in point is the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Senate Republican Lindsey Graham.

He plowed ahead with Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court despite saying in 2018, “If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term, and the primary process has started, we’ll wait to the next election.″

Today, Barrett occupies that lofty position on the Supreme Court’s bench, purely on the actions of the Republicans and there was no wait, right Mr. Graham?

The fact is the Republicans seize initiatives and capitalize on opportunities without a blink to any charge of hypocrisy and could easily sing the “I did it my way” song by the renowned singer Frank Sinatra.

The fact is Biden must show that he means business and toeing the old establishment political line and courting big corporate executives in framing policies will not be in the best interest of the middle class.

Therefore, he must work with organizations and people at the community level to create that difference in people’s lives.

Pussyfooting is not an option, Mr. Biden!!

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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