The slogan going around is that Biden will be the “Great Unifier”…..a slogan I do not buy into…why?
No matter who wins the election, Americans should not expect to see a heightened sense of national unity or higher levels of satisfaction with the political system in the months to come. A preponderance of evidence suggests that today’s political and ideological divisions have been building for so long that no single candidate or policy agenda could possibly reverse them. Congressional gridlock, eroding public trust, and partisan polarization are not media creations; they are observable and measurable realities. Tackling these issues will be a long, arduous task—if it can be done at all.
Polling numbers point to a decades-long slide in trust of political institutions and a popular perception of dysfunction in Washington. Only 20% of respondents now say that they trust the federal government to do what is right “just about always” or “most of the time,” down from a peak of 77% in the early 1960s and down from the 21st-century high of 54% in the weeks after 9/11. Even during the anti-Washington zeitgeist of the Watergate era, 42% of Americans expressed high levels of confidence in Congress, but in 2020 only 13%
This news will keep the dream alive for more corruption and lies to be tolerated….think 2024 (more on that later)…..
I will be looking into the picks president-elect Biden will put onto his cabinet….but first let us look at the front runners for now…..
- Defense: Michele Flournoy, WestExec Advisors CEO and former under secretary of Defense for policy.
- State: Susan Rice, former Obama national security advisor and former UN ambassador.
- Treasury: Lael Brainard, Federal Reserve governor.
- Justice: Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama.
- Homeland Security: Alejandro Mayorkas, former deputy secretary of Homeland Security.
- Commerce: Meg Whitman, CEO of Quibi and former GOP candidate for governor of California.
- Veterans Affairs: Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
- EPA: Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board.
- UN Ambassador: Wendy Sherman, director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.
For more top picks—and a deep dive into alternates—see the full piece at Politico.
Gee…I was right when I stated that no “progressives” or progressive ideas would see the light of day…..these early picks show just how dull and unimaginative the Biden administration will be.
Corporate America will make out like a bandit…..no gun needed for the robbery….
I am waiting for the proper time for me to utter the 4 most wonderful words in the English language….”I Told You So”!
Just a reminder of what I said about the coming Biden administration……https://lobotero.com/2020/11/09/biden-wins/
Hopefully true “Progressives” will remember this betrayal by a corporate candidate that promised to make things better.
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“lego ergo scribo”