While rebutting another post here on Lemmy, I ran into this. This says exactly what I want to say.

I am not a friend of Biden’s Administration. I think they drug their feet over a variety of things ranging from holding Trump and his goons accountable for January 6th through rulemaking on issues like OTC Birth Control and abortion rights, and yes, I think he’s too quick to please big business. But then I remember what the alternative is, and … well, disappointed in Biden or not, I’m voting for him. Because my wife is a Black bisexual goth woman, four strikes under Team Pepe’s tent. And I have my own strikes for marrying her as a White dude, and respecting her right to not have kids since she doesn’t want them is another strike against me. And I care about my Non-Christian, Gay, Transgender, and Minority friends, and will never willingly subject them to Team Pepe.

  • @randon31415
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    101 month ago

    Biden is better than Trump because he (occasionally) listens to what the voters want. Trump tells his followers what they should support, not the other way around.

    This also means that people trying to tell Biden to change course sound like Trump supporters to people that believe politicians never listen.

    • @[email protected]
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      -131 month ago

      Trump is arguably more responsive to public opinion. Look how he’s flip-flopped on abortion. He might not have a conscience, but he’s politically aware enough to know that the curtailment of women’s rights is unpopular. He’s acknowledged that Gaza is a bad look. Biden seems oblivious to public opinion, on the otherhand, and seems determined to be a hand maiden to genocide if it costs him reelection.

      • @assassin_aragorn
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        81 month ago
        1. Trump has not flip flopped on abortion. He said banning all abortions was too far, but simultaneously said that overturning Roe was a big achievement. The latter causes the former. His position is that states should pick but they shouldn’t pick wrong but also the government won’t force them to not pick wrong.

        2. Trump lies constantly. I don’t believe I have to say this seriously on Lemmy. You cannot trust a single thing he said because he’s a habitual liar. It’s more extraordinary when he tells the truth.

        3. Do you really think that if a Republican House and Senate sent him a federal abortion ban, he wouldn’t sign it?

        4. He’s acknowledged Gaza is a bad look… And says Israel should just finish it all up and be done. He literally said they should finish the problem.

        5. You forgot to mention Ukraine, which Trump wants to abandon and Biden wants to support. Russia has already committed genocidal actions against Ukrainians.

        Not to mention, you’re judging Biden for his actions but judging Trump for his words. It’s a terrible comparison. The problem with Biden is that he expresses disapproval for Israel but doesn’t back it up with action. You really think someone who says Israel should finish the job is going to take action against them?

        Are you going to vote to support the Ukrainian genocide or to help Ukraine fight back? Because if you hate genocide, there’s just one option.

        • @[email protected]
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          -31 month ago

          You’re right to key in on the distinction between words and action. Biden is actively supporting a genocide, and what Ukraine has suffered pales in comparison to what Gaza is enduring.

          • @assassin_aragorn
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            11 month ago

            Only because the US has helped Ukraine defend itself. Russia has shown they’re the same as Israel when it comes to this.

            The solution is that we should be helping both Gaza and Ukraine. Not that we should help neither. And given the choice between helping one of them or helping neither of them, I choose to help one of them. Whatever saves the most lives, and I believe there’s a very clear choice in November there.

      • @[email protected]
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        11 month ago

        Yeah, Trump is responsive to ‘the will of the people’ because trump is a populist.

        Unfortunately populism is a terrible way of running government.

        Why?

        It proposes simple solutions to complex problems and ignores nuance. (Lock her up, build the wall, make America great again, drain the swamp).

        It’s contradictory; trump wants to simplify government and reduce expenditure but at the same time expanded various government functions.

        It lacks expertise; populists don’t care for expert opinion because the ‘will of the people’ is correct. It’s often not.

        • @John_McMurray
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          -11 month ago

          That’s not what fucking populism means. It’s what pseudo intellectuals pretend it means when they see politicians listening to people that disagree with said pseudo intellectuals.

            • @baru
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              11 month ago

              In your earlier explanation it wasn’t really clear that populism is full of empty promises. The reply made that clear.

            • @John_McMurray
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              01 month ago

              No, i really didn’t. There’s a real obvious difference stated.