Trump apparently has sent Rudi Giuliani on some type of mission to unearth dirt on Joe Biden in the Ukraine of all places.
I’m not so sure why Trump is so fixated on Biden as an opponent. He sees him as a appealing to the same voter demographic.. Working Class, mid West, historically Democratic, industrial workers. The rust belt, free trade economics which has extended their dislocation and impoverishment into 2nd and 3rd generations played large in Trump’s victory in 2016.
That has completely alienated that franchise from the Democratic, Union, Free Trade Establishment to which Biden is so closely aligned. As has the Dems subordination of its old family oriented Christian idealism, into full support of the fragmenting post structural culture wars with unquestioning support for feminism (abortion), racial and ethnic tribalism, homosexuality, euthanasia, borderless access for ‘refugees’, while MidWest children can’t find good paying jobs. There is no place in the modern Democratic party for small town, white, christian, traditional families.
Biden is very much a man of the Democratic Party Franklin Roosevelt and John Kennedy. A time before Roe v. Wade, WTO, Nafta, the Rust Belt, affirmative action, the hollowing out and disintegration of American manufacturing, same sex unions, massive illegal migration. He plays to Unions at a time when the Union membership has been in free fall since the 1970s.
The truth is both the Democratic Party and the Industrial Unions abandoned the American Working Family decades ago. Biden supported NAFTA, China’s entry into the WTO, TPP.. he supported America’s entry into Iraq on fabricated pretenses and the big Unions have followed the Democrat Establishment, with their money and their endorsements, where ever they led them.
In terms of faith he comes from the Old America of family, small town, Catholic, oriented Christian values but has had to totally abandon that to pander to the feminist, eco-pagan, homosexual cults of that control to Dem Party of 2020. He’s at most a reluctant late comer to the radical cultural policies of the post structural Democrats and likely to be seen as less than authentic and reliable to the radical purists in those groups.
He does not support the dirigiste, progressive, populist, nationalist economic policies of Bernie Sanders. He supports globalist, laissez-faire economics, post structural cultural liberalism. He has strong Wall Street ties with liberal and Jewish investment money and, an affinity for idealistic patter of the Pax America global mission. That means he's bound to be a supporter of Financial Deregulation and Regressive Taxation which is a fault line with Sanders supporters.
I don’t see where he’s going the draw his support from because they have already been divied up amongst the ideological economic and cultural tribes of the Dem Party of today. Those are looking for ideological purity, not consensus and compromise.
I don’t think he can compete with Bernie Sanders’ economic programs or Buttigieg’s revolutionary new concept of family or, others who represent ethnic and racial minorities. Biden has no natural appeal to the cultural tribes that control the Dem. Party now. All he has going for him is his reputation of the being the grand old man of Party and someone who can bring all its bickering parts together.
I think it's highly likely that Biden will be out early in the Primary process. I just don’t think he has a natural electoral franchise. I could be wrong though. You have to respect Trump’s political instincts and he sees Biden as a threat. Frankly i see him as bit of a phoney.
Last edited by coldstream; May 10th, 2019 at 01:08 PM..