Another Successful Democratic Cleanup

Whether we like it or not the 2024 presidential election will be a binary choice between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Oh, there will be other candidates but none of them have a chance of winning. Today I’d like to compare their performances with respect to the COVID pandemic and its aftermath.

No comparable country fared as poorly as the United States did during the pandemic. That is an undisputable and demonstrable fact. With less than 5% of the world’s population we had over 20% of its fatalities under Trump. Initially Trump repeatedly downplayed the seriousness of the situation. Then he shifted to “miracle cures” and plain non-sense. In a national emergency leadership starts in the Oval Office and Trump proved himself not up to the task.

Under Joe Biden’s leadership we got all Americans who were willing and medically able vaccinated and the disease became manageable. To be fair the vaccines were developed under Trump and all but the one that proved most popular with the aid of government research funding.

Now let’s shift to the economy. Trump was the first president in my lifetime who left office with fewer Americans employed than when he entered office. At times the economy was largely shut down. I can remember no other president whose handling of the economy was so poor that it necessitated three stimulus check to be sent out. Yes, the third check came out under Biden and was only made available with Democratic votes in Congress, but it was only necessary because Biden inherited Trump’s economy. To put it in somewhat religious terms, Biden paid for Trump’s sins.

Sunday’s Washington Post ran an article with the following headline: Falling inflation, rising growth give U.S. the world’s best recovery. That says it all!

Not for the first time in American history a Republican president  has presided over an economic collapse only to have a Democrat succeed him and clean it up.

That’s the difference between an inexperienced show horse and a veteran work horse. I know which horse I’m voting for this fall!

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