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© Ward Sutton

I don’t really understand why Joe Biden’s favorability ratings are so low. I think he has been doing a good job as president. In fact, I’ve been watching him since he was in the Senate.

Yes, there are a few things he’s done that I disagreed with. For example, voting for the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. But I was more upset that President Bill Clinton signed it! At least Biden had the excuse at the time of being a life-long Catholic. Even so, he evolved over time into a strong promoter and defender of same-sex marriage. I’m also a bit unhappy about his decision to build 20 miles of wall on the southern border, but I know why he did it.

However, I can think of lots of things Biden has done right. He’s honest, he has been able to work with the progressive Democrats (and get quite a few of their bills passed), and even has (amazingly) been able to work with a few (reasonable) Republicans.

Why do we wallow in negative news all the time? I keep seeing stories about Biden’s age, but Donald Trump is only 3 years younger than Biden, and is much less healthy. And I don’t have to tell you all the other problems that Trump has.



  1. Greg wrote:

    It’s even worse in MAGAville. They can’t decide whether he’s feeble and demented or a grifting mastermind of the Deep State.

    Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 8:18 am | Permalink
  2. paradoctor wrote:

    That’s classic double-think. The enemy is both strong and weak.

    Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 9:24 pm | Permalink
  3. paradoctor wrote:

    About the cartoon:
    The red-blue color coding programs these irrationalities. Red sees red; blue has the blues.

    Before 2000, the R’s used to be the true-blues, and the D’s were the Reds. Then in 2000, all of a sudden the parties switched colors. I wasn’t consulted on this. How did that happen?

    Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

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