This would have blown my mind just two years ago, but Joe Biden is somehow worse than Donald Trump. Biden has gotten more people killed from COVID, come closer to starting World War III, impoverished more Americans, and starved more people abroad.
I know it sounds crazy because Trump looks as evil as he is, while Biden looks like a normal human being. But just look at what he’s done. By every measure, he’s worse, which I didn’t even think possible.
- 600,000+ people have died preventably of COVID under Biden, compared to 412,000 under Trump. Their policies of ‘fuck it’ are now indistinguishable, except Trump gave people more support.
- Biden has inflamed proxy war with a nuclear power, torching his own and Europe’s economy. Meanwhile, Trump has called for the only sane policy of de-escalation and negotiation.
- Under Biden, child tax credits and stimulus checks have stopped, while evictions and student loan payments are restarting. The average American literally got checks with Trump’s signature on them, whereas from Biden they’re now getting nothing.
- Biden stole Afghanistan’s foreign reserves, plunging much of the country into starvation. This is a historical crime against humanity. Trump was an open racist, but even he wasn’t so actively cruel.
Then take all the terrible Trump policies that Biden has just continued. He’s still building the border wall. He’s still continuing the trade war with China. He’s still kept Trump’s guy at the Federal Reserve. He’s still increasing police budgets and still supports attacking protestors.
Then look at all the things that haven’t changed. The US is still blocking global patent-free vaccines (while dissembling about it). The US is still encouraging more and more fossil fuel use (while just paying lip service to climate collapse). The country is still seeing children murdered in schools, reproductive rights taken away, and wild corruption from drug and arms dealers at the top.
Then look at what’s gotten worse. Under Trump people got direct cash payments, they got a child tax credit, businesses got loans, evictions and student loan payments were paused. While Biden gave one shot of stimulus at the beginning, now the whole country is going cold turkey. He’s raising interest rates, restarting payments, and not giving any more money out. Americans' lives are getting worse.
Internationally, Trump actively neglected the State Department and generally ignored most of the world while saying racist shit about us. Biden acts nicer but is actually much worse. His State Department is actively meddling everywhere, he’s invigorated the dangerous World War relic called NATO, and come far closer to starting WWIII than his predecessor. And Biden fucking loses.
His only good decision was pulling out of Afghanistan, but that’s still an L, and he stole all their money on the way out. Then Biden boasted about ‘reducing the Ruble to rubble’ but that backfired spectacularly. The Ruble is now stronger than ever, and now Europe, America, and everybody else are taking shrapnel. Now Biden is calling America’s woes “Putin’s Price Hike”, which is both incorrect and a colossal sign of weakness. Blaming Putin means that Biden himself is lame, so what’s he even there for?
What is there in Biden to even vote for? Continuing the same Trump policies, except worse? Creating even bigger disasters, but with more diversity? You might as well elect Trump, who transparently wants to take a blowtorch to Washington. Because the whole place honestly deserves to burn.
I’m not even getting to the undeniable reason that Trump would be elected again, which is that the economy is going to completely crash, and has already crashed for many people. As James Carville said, “it’s the economy, stupid” and nobody is going to re-elect the guy that brought high gas prices, food prices, sky-rocketing inflation, and—depending on timing—the Greatest Depression. Even if Trump has no brain, it’s a no-brainer.
No sitting President remains sitting under these conditions, both crashing the economy and getting his ass-kicked in war. Just as the 70s oil crisis felled Jimmy Carter and the Democrats for decades, Joe Biden is going to get defenestrated and likely end American democracy itself. It was a shit democracy anyways.
I’m sorry, but there’s no coming back from this. Biden could have been FDR, but his Presidency is DOA. Trump (or a Trumpist) will come back and shockingly they deserve to come back, something I never thought I’d say. I did not think the bottom could get any lower for American leadership, but Joe Biden has plumbed new depths of decay. You simply cannot fuck up this much and get re-elected. That’s why Trump is headed back this way.