On the Era of Bad Feelings
'Uncle Joe, a man who has trouble stringing a sentence together and has been the epitome of insider politician since 1972, when people still used rotary telephones and Brezhnev ran the Soviet Union.' A couple of comments: This is agism. I understand that Biden is 80 years old. When I look at his record since he took office I have to say I am surprisingly impressed. Perhaps take another look. When he took office I felt certain that he would be just another politician and an old one at that. But, his record, when looked at, doesn't reflect that. Your comment on his occasional difficulty 'stringing a sentence together' indicates to me that you are not aware of his life long stuttering disability. It's remarkable the progress he has made in overcoming it and the support he has offered others who are afflicted. If American politics were 'fair' there were several other candidates I would have preferred over Biden; Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris. The American public is too white upper middle class male dominant to elect a gay man, a socialist or a woman of color. So, the choice to beat Trump is 'Uncle Joe'. I am sorry that he is 'old' but he is working hard at saving our country
Amen! Three cheers for sortition!
I’d give anything to see a debate between brother Cornel and brother Jung!
'A serious effort needs to be made to imagine American democracy that functions democratically'
Can you be more specific as to how this would happen?