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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 28 Mar 22 4.41pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

Does make me laugh the amount of criticism Biden receives for his senility when it was well appreciated amongst relative circles long ago that he was and is (also) actually thick as sh!t, if you do your research.

Edited by Nicholas91 (28 Mar 2022 10.40am)

. I hadn't considered that angle. He absolutely always was known as the bloke who'd put his foot in it and whose comments would need to be excused and explained away by others. All American presidents get demonised to such an extent that their actual conduct (which is often itself cr@p) isn't even the focus.


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View The groover's Profile The groover Flag Danbury 28 Mar 22 5.50pm Send a Private Message to The groover Add The groover as a friend

He is just another old, thick idiot in a long line of old thick idiots.

With the exception of Barack Obama who was the best President in decades.

 

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View nead1's Profile nead1 Flag 28 Mar 22 5.51pm Send a Private Message to nead1 Add nead1 as a friend

Any such judgement is never a clear yes or no - there are always shades of grey just like in reviews of anyone's performance that I am sure we have all been subject to. However, given the situation he inherited here are some of the accomplishments that immediately come to my mind -

He has reached out and reassured America's allies and played an important - arguably leading - role in decisions on the world stage. For sure, there have been the occasional mistake like the submarine issue that so annoyed the French. However, he was quick to repair the relationship and provide reassurance. Net net, its a major contrast with the Trump times and his limited world view/knowledge. By contrast, Biden has spent his whole career in US politics/diplomacy and that background shows through time and again.

He very quickly, and continues to do so, grasped the Covid situation in the US. A vaccination programme was rolled out and there was no equivocation.

He quickly pulled together an administration of seasoned and experienced people. Appointments were swiftly made, he appears to listen to advice and the process of Government goes on without the constant drama of fall outs/sackings of the Trump era.

He has started to bring to account those responsible for the events associated with the Capitol riots. People will be held accountable for what happened and nearly broke the American democratic system.

The biggest failure, I think, relates to Afghanistan and the chaotic departure. I can understand he wanted the US to withdraw and that had been previously agreed anyway; however, there were so many better ways of doing it.

So, that's the kind of balance sheet as I see it. Actually, I think he may well again be the Democratic candidate in 2 years time. He has beaten Trump before and can certainly do it again.

 

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Originally posted by croydon proud

Nobody except 45 million Irish in America that got him elected! Looks like he knew what he was doing after all-to be sure to be sure!

That might have relevance with regards to ancestry or appearance, but that’s it. They’re about as Irish as Clinton Morrison or Andy Townsend. How many of them are Irish only and no other British aisles or European blood.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 28 Mar 22 6.41pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

That might have relevance with regards to ancestry or appearance, but that’s it. They’re about as Irish as Clinton Morrison or Andy Townsend. How many of them are Irish only and no other British aisles or European blood.

It turned out that Cascarino was never eligible for Ireland, but nobody really minds.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

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View Grumbles's Profile Grumbles 28 Mar 22 8.28pm Send a Private Message to Grumbles Add Grumbles as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

It turned out that Cascarino was never eligible for Ireland, but nobody really minds.

that's more about Irish football than anything else. As you say nobody cares.

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 28 Mar 22 9.24pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by nead1

Any such judgement is never a clear yes or no - there are always shades of grey just like in reviews of anyone's performance that I am sure we have all been subject to. However, given the situation he inherited here are some of the accomplishments that immediately come to my mind -

He has reached out and reassured America's allies and played an important - arguably leading - role in decisions on the world stage. For sure, there have been the occasional mistake like the submarine issue that so annoyed the French. However, he was quick to repair the relationship and provide reassurance. Net net, its a major contrast with the Trump times and his limited world view/knowledge. By contrast, Biden has spent his whole career in US politics/diplomacy and that background shows through time and again.

He very quickly, and continues to do so, grasped the Covid situation in the US. A vaccination programme was rolled out and there was no equivocation.

He quickly pulled together an administration of seasoned and experienced people. Appointments were swiftly made, he appears to listen to advice and the process of Government goes on without the constant drama of fall outs/sackings of the Trump era.

He has started to bring to account those responsible for the events associated with the Capitol riots. People will be held accountable for what happened and nearly broke the American democratic system.

The biggest failure, I think, relates to Afghanistan and the chaotic departure. I can understand he wanted the US to withdraw and that had been previously agreed anyway; however, there were so many better ways of doing it.

So, that's the kind of balance sheet as I see it. Actually, I think he may well again be the Democratic candidate in 2 years time. He has beaten Trump before and can certainly do it again.

Nail on head! Biden's most important characteristic is he isn't Trump, but a seasoned, experienced politician who has put together a team and been quietly efficient.

I only disagree with 2 things. I am not so sure that we yet know everything about how and why the Afghanistan mess occurred. It seemed so bizarre that there must be something we don't know. I very much doubt that Biden was the decision maker. He just carried the can.

I don't think he will run again. It's time for a fresh face who can lead and heal. Someone without any baggage from the past few years. Biden will have done his job and can go and enjoy his last years without having the stress on him. He stepped up to the plate and removed the worst POTUS in my lifetime. For that alone, he deserves all our thanks.

Who it will be is another matter. The right are already dumping all over VP Harris in a co-ordinated campaign of hatred, which is gleefully spread in their social media. So they must be sh*t-scared of her. We'll see.

 

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I completely agree with you re Afghanistan; it just seems so bizarre that there must be more to it.

Interesting your view re 2024. I actually based my thoughts on various - typically unscripted - comments that Biden has made. Maybe it was simply to avoid further widespread speculation and allegations of being a lame duck. Time will tell I guess.

 

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Biden approval rating in NBC poll rated at 40 percent.

 


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Originally posted by nead1

Any such judgement is never a clear yes or no - there are always shades of grey just like in reviews of anyone's performance that I am sure we have all been subject to. However, given the situation he inherited here are some of the accomplishments that immediately come to my mind -

He has reached out and reassured America's allies and played an important - arguably leading - role in decisions on the world stage. For sure, there have been the occasional mistake like the submarine issue that so annoyed the French. However, he was quick to repair the relationship and provide reassurance. Net net, its a major contrast with the Trump times and his limited world view/knowledge. By contrast, Biden has spent his whole career in US politics/diplomacy and that background shows through time and again.

He very quickly, and continues to do so, grasped the Covid situation in the US. A vaccination programme was rolled out and there was no equivocation.

He quickly pulled together an administration of seasoned and experienced people. Appointments were swiftly made, he appears to listen to advice and the process of Government goes on without the constant drama of fall outs/sackings of the Trump era.

He has started to bring to account those responsible for the events associated with the Capitol riots. People will be held accountable for what happened and nearly broke the American democratic system.

The biggest failure, I think, relates to Afghanistan and the chaotic departure. I can understand he wanted the US to withdraw and that had been previously agreed anyway; however, there were so many better ways of doing it.

So, that's the kind of balance sheet as I see it. Actually, I think he may well again be the Democratic candidate in 2 years time. He has beaten Trump before and can certainly do it again.

Very good post, very eloquently put. Thanks; enjoyed reading it. Goes without saying I agree completely.

 


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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 28 Mar 22 9.53pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

I don't think he will run again. It's time for a fresh face who can lead and heal. Someone without any baggage from the past few years. Biden will have done his job and can go and enjoy his last years without having the stress on him. He stepped up to the plate and removed the worst POTUS in my lifetime. For that alone, he deserves all our thanks.

On balance, agree with this too. Power is something of an aphrodisiac and it's hard to walk away from the temptation of a second term but not pursuing one might just be another part of Biden's legacy and that may persuade him not to; his ability to take the long-view rather than the short-term one. If he doesn't run and the Democrats nevertheless win again, he'll become a legend; the selfless poster boy of Democratic politics for a very long time indeed.

 


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