Thursday, December 23, 2021

Where Have You Gone Joe Biden?

 ("Where's Joe Biden?")

First there was Barack Obama, extraordinarily eloquent, able to touch our hearts (Amazing Grace), to move mountains (Obamacare, a big f-ing deal) and give us hope this nation could one day, someday, see past race.

Then there was Donald Trump who was seemingly everything we did not want a leader to be. Every day sucking the air out of the room and making certain all eyes were turned towards him.

Each man in his way redefining the office, each gathering our undivided attention.

Joe Biden seems not so much to have slipped into old slippers but into the shadows. The urgency of the moment, of every moment, of each utterance from the President, that carried us for twelve years suddenly vanished. It does not help that the wrong Joe (a wolf in donkey's clothing) has taken center stage, apparently eviscerated Build Back Better and taken control of the political life of his party.

Where have you gone Joe Biden? Our nation (well, half of it) turns its lonely eyes to you. 
For now at least, what you don't see is what you get. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Look to the cracks in the structure of the Democratic party to find reason for no momentum.
It will enable evil-minded, selfish, Trump-following Republicans to take office in the next election.