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He won't live long enough to determine either way 14 17.72%
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Old 11.02.2021, 18:13
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Better than the last one. Probably. Fairly old school, so unlikely to anything too radical or damagin.

He was Obama's vice (oooer missus), so judge from that.
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Old 11.02.2021, 21:13
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Irony or karma?
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Sadly the GOP and Trump are more fun to comment on, for example
This thread is about Biden.
Please stop pi##ing on the ashes (® marton) and stay on topic instead. According to you Trump's no longer relevant.
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Old 12.02.2021, 10:20
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

President Biden cancels funding for Trump border wall

Ouch, that's going to hurt—if you're Trump or one of his contruction mafia cronies.
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Old 12.02.2021, 12:45
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Biden and his team will be the best.
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Old 12.02.2021, 12:50
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It's not about what's worse. They are two different flavors of behavior that shouldn't exist in modern first world countries.
Not sure about that. I think an abundance of caution goes down pretty well with most countries these days. That's why most countries have immigration controls, pharmaceutical approval processes, central bank intervention on interest rate markets, laws governing industrial health and safety as well as personal safety... the list is endless.
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Not sure about that. I think an abundance of caution goes down pretty well with most countries these days. That's why most countries have immigration controls, pharmaceutical approval processes, central bank intervention on interest rate markets, laws governing industrial health and safety as well as personal safety... the list is endless.
So to summarize:
Big Orange Man denying virus = bad
A European country's government in cooperation with national scientific organizations spreading fake information about virus = fine
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Old 12.02.2021, 13:56
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So to summarize:
Big Orange Man denying virus = bad
A European country's government in cooperation with national scientific organizations spreading fake information about virus = fine
Let me see if I can help you resolve this dilemma.

Denying the virus killed many people so is bad.

BTW, do you have a source for your fake news claim?
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Let me see if I can help you resolve this dilemma.

Denying the virus killed many people so is bad.

BTW, do you have a source for your fake news claim?
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Old 12.02.2021, 15:55
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

According to your link a “worst-case scenario” was calculated according to which more than a million people in Germany could die of the coronavirus if social life were to continue as it was before the pandemic."

Why do you conflate "worst case scenario" with "fake news"?

You posted earlier Merkel was responsible but in your link, it was Horst Seehofer and Markus Kerber.

On 11 Mar 2020 Merkel forecast 70% of the population could become infected and that put the range of deaths at 327 (best case) to 1,635,000 (worst case).
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According to your link a “worst-case scenario” was calculated according to which more than a million people in Germany could die of the coronavirus if social life were to continue as it was before the pandemic."

Why do you conflate "worst case scenario" with "fake news"?
Because the 1 million number seems to be the outcome of a political calculation - not a scientific calculation, based on the article.
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Just watching The Lead on CNN and have to say that CNN is refreshingly critical of the Biden govt when it comes to the vaccination and reopening schools issues.

Good to see professional journalism.

PS: Tom et al, feel free to groan.

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Old 27.02.2021, 10:57
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Sadly, but not surprisingly, the Dems turn out to be no better than the lost lot and are also wanting to fire people for just doing their jobs.
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Sadly, but not surprisingly, the Dems turn out to be no better than the lost lot and are also wanting to fire people for just doing their jobs.
That's hardly the conclusion I'd draw from that report. One minor politician overreacting to a procedural hiccup is hardly comparable with what 'the last lot' did time and time again.
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That's hardly the conclusion I'd draw from that report. One minor politician overreacting to a procedural hiccup is hardly comparable with what 'the last lot' did time and time again.
Yes, I agree, but Representative Omar is not a minor politician....she’s a member of the House of Representatives, and is fairly well known as a member of the progressive wing of the House. She’s just as important as any other member of congress.

It’s possible that this will preserve the integrity of the rest of the Bill....in other words, pass it.

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Hey lets all pretend Biden didnt say ni**ered.

Lets also pretend he didnt admit to voter fraud.

I know, I know.....they were "mental gaps" and I misheard what he said.
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Why is Biden against a 15$ minimum wage?
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Why is Biden against a 15$ minimum wage?
What? You mean this demented 40+ year long career politician is breaking his promises? I am shocked. What happened to the $2,000 covid relief checks?

So maybe we need a new thread: Will Kamala Harris be a good President who doesnt sleep her way to bad trade deals?
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Old 01.03.2021, 18:14
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What? You mean this demented 40+ year long career politician is breaking his promises? I am shocked. What happened to the $2,000 covid relief checks?

So maybe we need a new thread: Will Kamala Harris be a good President who doesnt sleep her way to bad trade deals?
https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/p...er/2695143002/


Joe- There was no vaccine until I took office- Biden

For a demented career politician, he is destroying Donny's legacy at a great pace.
On his first day in office, he rejoined the Paris climate agreement,
cut off funding for the border wall,
reversed Trump’s travel ban
recommitted to the World Health Organization.

Then later amongst other actions
established a task force to reunite families separated during the Trump administration
rescinded the ban on transgender troops serving in the military.
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What? You mean this demented 40+ year long career politician is breaking his promises? I am shocked. What happened to the $2,000 covid relief checks?
Biden still supports a $15 minimum wage. He just acknowledges that it would be very hard to win the 60 votes required to get it through the Senate, where the Democrats and independents hold 50 seats. Alternatively, tacking it onto another bill requiring a simple majority isn't a slam dunk either, as it requires approval that may not be forthcoming, and a couple of moderate Democrats (read, Senators with slim majorities from Republican-leaning states) are against that idea. So Biden is breaking no promises on the minimum wage, and despite being a demented career politician, seems to understand political processes a lot better than you do.

I'm curious; why do right-wing people feel the need to call their political opponents facile, puerile names? Trump and his entire family does it, as do you and many of your right-wing brethren here on EF.

As for the $2,000 Covid relief cheques, obviously you didn't pay attention the first time this was explained to you in crystal clear terms. Please search back through this thread. I believe it was 3Wishes who set out the details, although all you have to do is listen to the news to understand that the promise was to top up the woefully inadequate first relief cheque sent out by the Trump administration, to $2,000.

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So maybe we need a new thread: Will Kamala Harris be a good President who doesnt sleep her way to bad trade deals?
https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/p...er/2695143002/
This is ancient history, nothing to do with trade deals, and at least to my mind, not really comparable to screwing a porn star while your third wife is pregnant (to name but one dalliance). And, no doubt, would have been just fine if Kamala Harris had been a man and had had an affair with a woman at City Hall -- but she's a woman, so that's completely unacceptable.

Also, see my comment on name-calling.

But it's interesting to see that you're confident that Harris will win the presidency. Pretty much a shoo-in if she's running against Trump.

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Joe- There was no vaccine until I took office- Biden

Biden never said that. Please feel free to prove me wrong.

He did say that the Trump administration left no distribution plan for the vaccines, because it was spectacularly unhelpful and uncooperative with the handover, and whatever had been done was very poorly executed. So, call that a plan if you like, but Biden has certainly kicked distribution up several notches and is well on track to exceed his promised 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days, with almost 75 million doses injected already after just 40 days in office.

It must be so disappointing that Biden isn't living up to your expectations.
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