After Four Years of the ‘Trump Show,’ Americans Want a Return to Normal

‘Uncle Joe’ Might Be Just What Americans Need After Trump Chaos

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Vice President Joe Biden (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Joe Knows the System

Biden is the anti-Trump. Donald Trump’s election was supposedly about shaking up the system, trying something new and bringing in a businessman to run the government. That was all BS. Trump is a con artist, he sold those lies to Americans because he’s an expert media manipulator. In reality, he was a terrible businessman, and never successfully ran a large organization. And even large businesses are dwarfed in comparison to the size of the federal government.

People want a return to normalcy. They want a leader who knows what he’s doing, understands how to operate the tools of government and respects the presidency. That’s Biden, who’s the opposite of the daily madness of the Trump show. Biden also oversaw the economic recovery team in 2009, a skill that will come in handy after he cleans up Trump’s mess.

Anyone who can analyze empirical data and think critically can see the Trump administration has been a disaster. The administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is just the latest of the monthly atrocities. Did you forget about the migrant detention camps, sharing classified information with Russia, shoving the prime minister of Montenegro at a NATO meeting, or letting Saudia Arabia off the hook after they dismembered an American permanent resident?

Mourning in America

Republicans For Biden

Another important factor Biden has going for him is that he can attract Republican voters. The far-left might accuse Biden of being an establishment Democrat, who thinks and acts like a liberal Republican, but that might be an asset. Some Republicans have tired of the chaos of the Trump administration and want stability. And they see that in Biden. Biden isn’t a far-left radical like Sen. Bernie Sanders. (Some Republicans would rather vote for the Devil than a democratic socialist, hence Trump.)

Biden Will Get the Backing of Black Voters

One of the reasons why Hillary lost in 2016 was because black voters stayed home. According to Pew Research, black voter turnout dropped by 7 percentage points.

He can Bring the Country Together

Finally, Biden can bring the country back together. At the end of the day, Democrats and Republicans are both Americans and they should be working together for the benefit of the country. There was a time when both parties could argue over issues on the floor and then meet up for drinks after work.

The case for Joe Biden

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Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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