Donald V. Watkins
Joe Biden Abandons Everybody Who Matters
Updated: Dec 26, 2021
By: Donald V. Watkins
Copyrighted and Published on September 26, 2021
Many Americans know by now that President Joe Biden abandons just about everybody who matters in his worldview. Please take this brief, four-stop Biden abandonment tour with me:
1. Alexei Navalny
In June, Biden left Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny twisting in the wind during his high-profile summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. Putin tried to kill Navalny for exposing the widespread corruption in his regime. After recovering in January 2021 from a near fatal poisoning in Germany at the hands of Putin's goons, Navalny recovered and bravely returned to Russia. He was promptly arrested upon landing on Russian soil. A Russian court later banned Navalny's political and anti-corruption organizations, calling them extremist. Navalny now sits in one of the worst prisons in Russia.
Putin ignored Biden's weak appeal for Navalny's freedom because he knew that America also subjects its political prisoners to the same shabby treatment. Hypocrisy has never been a trump card in a showdown between two world leaders.
2. Americans Left Stranded in Afghanistan
In August of 2021, President Biden abruptly withdrew all American troops out of Afghanistan without giving thousands of American citizens a chance to get out of the country safely. Then, Biden subordinated the safety of these stranded Americans to the Taliban, which is a known terrorist group. In the process, Biden also shafted America's allies and hundreds of thousands of Afghans who assisted America in its 20-year war losing effort in the country when he abandoned them to the Taliban.
America will never recover from Joe Biden's debacle in Afghanistan. Sadly, Biden, and only Biden, legitimized the Taliban on the world stage of sovereign governments.
3. Hoodwinking Hispanics, Blacks, and Other Protected Minority Groups on New Voting Rights Legislation
Thanks to a tremendous turnout by Hispanic and African-American voters in 2020, Biden promised to restore strength and vitality to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which has been systematically gutted by the U.S. Supreme Court in recent decades. In 2021, two pieces of major voting rights legislation were introduced in Congress to accomplish this much needed goal.
To date, Biden has only shown lackluster support for this legislation, which has infuriated millions of Hispanics, African-Americans, and other ethnic minorities who were protected from discriminatory voting laws and practices in states that are covered by the original Voting Rights Act. As a result, both voting rights bills are likely to fail in this session of Congress.
Where is today's version of President Lyndon B. Johnson, who strong-armed Congress into passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968? We certainly will not find him in Joe Biden.
4. Dancing With Everybody Except the Woman Who Brought Biden to the Big Dance
There is an old adage for candidates who run for political office and win: You dance with the woman who brought you to the dance. In street language this means, "take care of the political needs of the constituent groups that voted you into office." In Joe Biden's case, he is dancing with every woman, except the one who brought him to the big dance -- the U.S. Presidency. The best evidence of Biden's political infidelity lies in his $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill.
Biden believes that his signature achievement as president will be the passage of this $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill, which he requested from Congress. The legislation provides trillions of dollars in government and private sector contract infrastructure work for major corporations and wealthy Americans. It is a financial bonanza for the "One Percenters" and Wall Street.
According to the 2020 Census, Hispanics account for 18% of the U.S. population and blacks account for 12%. Yet, neither Joe Biden, nor the members of the Hispanic or Black Congressional Caucuses, can assure these loyal Democratic Party constituent groups that at least 30% of the government's $3.5 trillion infrastructure spending will be awarded to legitimate companies owned by Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians, Native-Americans, and women. Of course, contractors in these historically disadvantaged minority groups will get a token amount of this money, but the lion's share of the $3.5 trillion dollars will be spent with Republican-leaning companies that will feast off of it for years. Meanwhile, minority contractors nationwide will wonder how Joe Biden and their elected representatives in Congress allowed them to miss this once-in-a-lifetime-money train.
A Record of Genuine Heartbreak and Disappointment
Joe Biden's record in his first nine months in office is one of heartbreak and disappointment for his supporters. In a nutshell, here is a recap of President Biden's record: He lectured Putin on freeing Russian opposition leaders, and Putin blew him off. Biden deserted American citizens and our Afghan allies and left them trapped behind enemy lines in the Taliban's newest caliphate -- Afghanistan. Biden gave "lip-service" to Hispanics, African-Americans, and other protected minority groups about strengthening the 1965 Voting Rights, but he never used the imprimatur of his office to get it done. Finally, while Biden awards Hispanic, African-American, Asian, Native-American, and women entrepreneurs glamorous photo ops and presidential certificates of appreciation at White House ceremonies, he has not carved out and has no plan to allocate a fair and equitable share of the government's $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill spending money to these companies so that they can become true partners in progress in rebuilding America.
If this is how President Joe Biden treats his political friends and America's strongest allies, please introduce me to his political enemies.
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