In 2020, Joe Biden said he was running for the "soul of America." He was going to be Captain Unity, the moderate grandpa who could save us from the mean tweets of the orange man and those flag-waving meemaws who invaded the Capitol.
Biden also ran on the idea of "Build Back Better." He said Trump had destroyed the economy and he was going to set it right, giving you lower gas/food prices and rebuilt infrastructure.
On both of these fronts, Biden has quite literally done the opposite of what he promised. He has veered hard to the radical left, dividing the country. The image most of us will have from Biden a decade from now is him pounding angry on a podium, bathed in red light and flanked by two Marines, as he called half the country evil.
Which leads me to this question:
What job is Joe hoping to "finish" in 2024?
The nation is at fundamental odds about the nature of truth, government, and inherent rights. Biden wants to codify the murder of preborn children into law. He wants to ban private weapons so only the government has them. He wants to punish parents who pray outside abortion clinics or speak up at school board meetings by sending the DOJ and FBI after them. He wants to use the FBI to infiltrate churches to root out "extremism." He wants to blow out spending and raise taxes while expanding the power of the IRS to collect said taxes. He wants to centralize power. He wants to make sure dissidence is censored under the guise of "disinformation." He wants to rule by executive fiat instead of congressional lawmaking. He wants to stack the Supreme Court so it can't check his power grabs.
What exactly does he mean?
His tweets give no real clue, either.
"We're on the cusp of major change."
He seems to be connecting this to economic recovery, but the economy is in the crapper. He isn't responsible for the shift from big cities to small towns – the advancement of technology, decentralization of business, the BLM riots of 2020, the pandemic lockdowns, crime in liberal urban areas, and skyrocketing cost of living did that.
He also isn't responsible for the resurgence of American industry. Joe Biden was one of the people who pushed hard for policy that would make it easier to "do trade" (read: outsource jobs) to nations like China from the '70s to the '90s. He's supported unions that kill competitiveness at the same time.
The only economic "positive" that involved him was getting elected as lockdowns were reversed (this was not a coincidence: blue-state governors waited until after the election to reopen on purpose). He then took credit for the "recovery" that happened once his pals stopped holding the economy to the ground with a fist.
A literal rock could have been president and still oversaw such a rebound.
Biden also ties "finish the job" with things like affordable healthcare, but this writer can't afford healthcare thanks to Obama-Biden's Affordable Care Act from a decade ago. It would cost me nearly $900/month in premiums for a plan with a $10,000 deductible, more than our family spends on any other category. We now use a health sharing plan and direct primary care instead.
So what is Biden talking about when he says "finish the job"?
I think I know.