Why millions of good Americans will not vote for Biden and the Democrats
Those on the left say they cannot understand why tens of millions of Americans will not vote for President Biden or Democrats in general. Their bewilderment goes so far that they label Republican voters as cultists, insurrectionists, un-American, a threat to democracy. In this commentary, I shall try to explain why half of the American people will vote for Republicans – and even President Trump – – over Democrats and President Biden. While the bewildered souls will not agree, I can only hope they can better understand. It is a long commentary because there are so many good reasons to not cast a ballot for Biden.
In the past, I have given my reasons for voting for President Trump in a General Election – even though I hope he is not the GOP standard bearer for 2024. He will not get my vote in the Florida primary.
As an effort to enlighten those on the left is suggest that there are several major issues that trump (no pun intended) the legal problems and personality defects of Trump. Some of these are issues related to the progressive Democratic Party and some related to specific Biden policies – but as President, he owns them all.
Biden is too old. More and more, age seems to be taking a toll on him physically and mentally. Yes, there are folks his age who are in great shape in body and mind. Biden is not one of them. I believe that the odds are against Biden serving out a second term. I find the thought of Vice President Harris becoming President to be frightening. My worse fear is that we will have an incapacitated President like we did with Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt – and that family and staffers will be controlling the levers of government behind the scenes.
Kamala Harris. Vice President Harris is even more unpopular than Biden. She represents the more radical elements in the Democratic Party. It is unlikely that she could be nominated by Democrats or elected by the American people on her own. But, given Biden’s age and health, it is reasonable to believe they she could ascend to the presidency if Biden did not compete a second term. All things considered, that is a very reasonable concern.
The border crisis. The open borders have been a major threat to national security and the safety of the American people – and it has gotten consistently worse since Biden entered the Oval Office. Minimally, the Biden open borders policy has overwhelmed Americas social services. More crucially, it has enabled tens of thousands of criminals, drug cartellians and gangbangers – such as MS-13 — to take up their criminal activities mostly in our major cities and along the southern border – costing the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans from murders, drug overdoses and even car accidents. Biden has shown no interest in even attempting to stem the tide of illegal aliens crossing the border. Instead of imposing policies to secure the border, Biden policies create incentives – such as sanctuary cities, free education, welfare benefits, drivers’ licenses and even limited voting rights. In many cases, there is immunity from prosecution. In fact, his current request for money from Congress (the taxpayers) is not to stop the flow of illegal aliens, but rather to facilitate their admissions processing.
Inflation and the economy. Biden has been promoting his “Bidenomics” as the hallmark of a successful program that has created a wonderful economy for the American People. The only problem is his claims are political bullpoop. His tax-and-spend approach has contributed significantly to the worst inflation in 40 years. His policies are running up enormous deficits and adding trillions of dollars to the National Debt. Biden’s spend-tax-and-borrow policies are an existential threat to the welfare of future generations. You see the Biden approach in terms of funding for Isael – something we need to do. House Republicans propose a bill that would offset the money to Israel with commensurate cuts in other areas – specifically a portion of the new funding for the IRS. Bide says he would veto any such measure. His approach is to get the money from tax increases of more borrowing.
Surging crime. Biden presides over a Party that not only fails to fight crime but enables it. In additional to importing crime from throughout the world at the southern border, Biden and the Democrats have engaged in a broad range of policies to tip the scales of justice to the benefit of the criminals. For years, Democrat-run justice systems in the big cities have allowed criminals to walk without being held accountable. Biden – who was once tough on crime – has taken up a radical left woke … political correctness … identity politics – philosophy that essentially offers immunity from certain crimes, such as shoplifting, mugging and looting. There is virtually no enforcement of the laws when it comes to rioting, looting and arson. Harris actually raised money to provide bail for the few rioters who were arrested. That will not be necessary in the future because Democrats – such as Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker – have passed laws eliminating cash bail. Democrats launched an attack on policing that morphed into defunding. Biden says he opposes defunding police but approves of transferring funds to social programs. That defunds policing.
The world of woke. Woke is just a variation of the preview cultural absurdities – political correctness and identity politics. It has not only undermined the cultural moral and political values of America but has created a divisive cultural war based on irrational social policies that have men dominating women’s sports, the youngest school children being exposed to inappropriate sex and gender education, criminal justice being undermined, political indoctrination supplanting education in colleges and universities. Identity politics is the source of division and conflict that undermines America’s long successful history of assimilation and e pluribus unum. The woke culture is at the heart of contemporary Democrat policies.
Afghanistan. Biden’s decision to surrender in Afghanistan was a wrong decision – and carried out at the worst possible time and in the worst possible way. Biden ignored the advice of his own top brass and foreign leaders. In one day, more American combatants died than in several years of warfare. America and the west lost critical intelligence infrastructure … billions of dollars in military equipment … and further eroded America’s world leadership. It provided more geography and resources for terrorists – some of which went on recruitment campaigns. Many experts predicted that the surrender in Afghanistan would lead to more aggressive terrorism – and that appears to be the case. It is noteworthy that the planning for the Hamas attack on Israel came shortly after Biden’s decision to surrender in Afghanistan.
Ukraine. While Biden pledged total support for Ukraine, his actions never followed his words. He has been engaged in a too little/too late policy in doling out sanctions and delivering weapons. Biden has demonstrated weakness – even cowardice — in the face of Putin’s belligerent language. Whether Biden policies will result in a victory for Putin is yet to be determined but prolonging the war – at great costs to life and treasury – is increasing the odds in favor of the Madman of Moscow.
Iran. Biden and the Democrats do not seem to understand that Iran is not an adversary – but an enemy — of the United States. The White House – and almost everyone else in the world — recognizes the regime in Tehran as the number one state sponsor of world terrorism – and as the force behind Hamas’ attack on Israel. Diplomatic and military weakness in the face of expanding Iranian sponsored terrorism has led to the growth of terrorism wherever it is rooted. At the time of this writing, Iranian surrogates have attacked American assets in Iraq and Syria 28 times – and Biden has countered with threats and to minor military responses.
Integrity. Biden is a man of questionable honesty and integrity. This is measuring Biden against a standard scale of integrity. It is not a comparative evaluation between him and Trump. Biden has been a serial liar throughout his history. He lied about his schooling … conversation with a train porter … his driving a truck … his being raise in a Jewish temple … about his being arrested at a civil rights demonstration (4 Pinocchios for that one).
More seriously, he lies to the public about significant policy matters. He said negotiating drug prices would save the taxpayers billions (the Congressional Budget Office said savings would be “negligible”). … no increase in taxes for those earning under $400,000 (did not apply to individual taxpayers) … he cut the deficit and National Debt (untrue in both cases) … said he would hit Russia with maximum sanctions (did not).
And then there is the issue of Hunter Biden and the family fortunes. He said knew nothing about his son’s business dealings. While that issue is still developing, there is more than enough evidence to show that Biden not only knew a lot about Hunter’s business, but he may also have been deeply involved. That is currently under investigation.
Finally, there is the illegal possession of government documents, including classified documents. Granted it is not on the scale of the Trump case – and Biden handled it differently when caught. The fact remains, however, that Biden purloined White House documents – including classified documents — when he was only a Senator at the time. Biden’s transgression was serious enough for his own Attorney General to appoint a special counsel to pursue the case.
Racism. This one will have some folks on the left with their undies in a bunch. One cannot call Biden a racist, but he remains passive on the reality that his party presides over the most oppressive and deadly institutional racism that remains in urban America – including the segregation of millions of Black citizens. Blacks have been trapped in impoverishment by generational welfare dependence – a situation that prevented generations of minority citizens from achieving upward mobility, assimilation and the pursuit of ambitions and opportunities. The truth about urban institutional racism is resulting in a growing number of black voters switching to the GOP.
Urban degradation. The major urban centers of America are in meltdown. They are environments of pervasive and violent criminality. Gangs, drug dealers and political occupiers put much of the commons off limits to average citizens. Police departments are undermanned and underfunded – with low moral that undermines enforcement. These cities are home to the iconic ghettoes that endanger and oppress millions of minority citizens. Homeless encampments create dangerous and filthy environments. Immigrants are arriving by the thousands without adequate housing –drawn by misguided sanctuary policies and laws. Municipal services suffer budget cuts at a time when needs are greatest –because of an exodus of taxpaying individuals and businesses. The public-school systems are failing. The poverty rates are increasing. And these conditions are the results of Democrat one-party rule for generations.
Democracy. This one will ignite more hair on the left than any of the others. Democrats have spent a lot of political capital to case the Republican Party as the party of insurrection and authoritarianism. Those of us on the right see the danger to the American (small-d) democratic Republic. It is the evolution of the federal system – with most governing powers belonging to the states and we the people – evolving into a top-down authoritarian government run by a permanent elite establishment from Washington. Authoritarian is the consolidation of power at the top. A democratic republican distributes power another the people. That is the essential foundation of the Constitution. It does not take a constitutional scholar to see which party promotes a strong expanded and powerful regulatory central government and which party fights for limited government, low taxes and maximum personal freedom.
These thirteen points are a general summary of the major reasons why millions of good Americans will vote Republican—even if Trump is at the head of the ticket. There are undoubtedly other reasons.
Democrats and those on the left will undoubtedly take exception to these reasons, but that is expected and, to some extent, irrelevant. The reasons are the reasons. Those on the left may take umbrage – and even propose their own list as to why they will not vote for Republicans … or Trump. And their reasons will be their reasons.
I offer up these reasons as an attempt to explain to the bewildered left why Trump seems to be tied or even ahead of Biden in most polls. And this despite all of Trump’s legal problems and the left’s drumbeat narratives casting the entire Republican Party – from Trump to the grassroots voters – as enemies of the state. Even the enemies of mankind. Democrats may disagree with my reasons, but they would be foolish to dismiss them out-of-hand.
This is not a prediction of election results in 2024. It is much too early – and the nation is too divided for such crystal ball projections at this point. But … there ARE damn good reasons why millions of good people will not be voting for Biden and the Democrats.
So, there ‘tis.