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CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM CONTINUES

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So far, yes, Biden is looking good. He’s putting together a solid plan for when he gets into office, the pandemic being the first issue to address, he’s naming his pandemic task force on Monday. He will be taking charge while the second worst (and a good shot at becoming the worst) health crisis in American history is raging at its peak. What a nightmare, but Biden’s doing it with diplomacy and aplomb. He offered a solid olive branch to Trump supporters. Just the professionalism of it all is impressive, something that’s been sorely lacking in the White House the last four years.

The economy, racism, and climate change are Biden’s other three priorities. Everyone loves a good economy, but in many ways the economy is out of the president’s hands. More importantly, if the president actually does his job, running the country in a rational manner, the economy will take care of itself just fine. But yeah, Biden will not be inheriting a good economy. Well, at least he’s had experience inheriting a bad economy from GOP predecessor.

Racism, boy. A small majority of white Americans think whites are a discriminated against minority now. I think it’s safe to say that most of them are Trump supporters. They think racism is no longer an issue, or that non-whites have an advantage now over white people. Both premises are deeply wrong, yet here we are. Acknowledging this does not mean they are bad people, but Biden has his work cut out for himself here. How does one address an issue people think doesn’t exist?

Same problem with global warming, Trump and his supporters don’t think it’s real or it’s been exaggerated. Sigh. Global warming is real, human activity is causing it, it needs to be dealt with. There’s exactly zero reasons not to transition to a greener economy. Solar, wind, 4th gen nuclear are the wave of the future. Some stock will lose value, so what? Because an industry was once profitable doesn’t mean it has some God given right to profit forever. It’s called progress, the barrel making, whale oil, and saddle industries had their time in the Sun. Fossil fuels are the same, especially coal.

Will Trump concede and let this all transpire? That’s the big question now. Trump hasn’t given up, the GOP is divided. There’s even a rumour that Melania urged him to concede. From this one article, Trump does have some ways of constitutionally circumventing the election results: The Trump campaign is reportedly ‘discussing contingency plans to bypass election results’. Seems like a long shot to me. IDK, some claim Trump is incapable of conceding: Experts explain why losing is ‘like psychic death for Trump’.

I hope it all works out. In that vein, one nice thing. It’s cool we have the first black female VP. Little black girls the country over can be like, wow! Kids being inspired is a good thing, nu? Stay safe everyone. #StaytheFHome #WearaDamnMask #FelesRegula

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(Image: Peace is a good thing. Public Domain image from Snappygoat/Pixabay.)

Written by unitedcats

November 8, 2020 at 7:52 pm

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