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The Biden Presidency

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by chrismscotland, 8 Nov 2020.

  1. chrismscotland

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    I guess its time for a Biden Presidency thread; interesting transition to come; I expect zero co-operation from the Trump administration.

    73 days until Joe Biden is sworn in as Presidentl what do you think we can expect?
     
  2. jsmoke

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    He'll try and reverse all of trump's policies?
     
  3. chrismscotland

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    Going to be tough to do that with a Republican controlled Senate
     
  4. LOAM

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    I wonder if he'll put a republican(s) in his cabinet like Obama did as a way to bridge that gap. We also don't know what the senate will look like as GA looks to be heading for a run off in January.
     
  5. StriderX

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    Biden is likely to remove all the surface level **** that Trump did like stonewalling the WTO, leaving the WHO and Climate Accord. Beyond that, it's just the usual bargaining... though that does depend on what happens over the next two months as it will set the tone up to the mid-terms.
     
  6. Rroff

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    I don't think Trump did it for the right reasons but the WHO needs a serious shake up and the climate accords aren't worth the paper they are written on if the climate issues are as bad as the climate change activists make out as they simply won't achieve enough real action in time to make a material difference to the outcome and need replacing with real action much quicker.

    IMO simply resetting the clock on them doesn't do any better than Trump has done - it is just being seen to do the "right" thing whether it makes a difference or not.
     
  7. Concrete

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    He's going to solve covid without another death from the moment he enters obviously.
     
  8. StriderX

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    Perhaps, but they're easy, obvious wins for Biden in terms of making America's allies less agitated. We'll see if he can resolve the last forty years of neo-liberalism, I don't believe it's possible personally, but even the Republicans must be getting scared of what's happening to their voters.
     
  9. Sankari

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    Biden is rejoining the Paris Accord. Since the date for the US officially leaving the World Health Organisation hasn't arrived yet, Biden has said he will simply cancel this.

    The best part is that Trump wasn't in power long enough to leave any kind of legacy, so it will be a easy enough for Biden to fix all the **** he screwed up.

    :D
     
  10. kinetic747

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    Yes, another failed enterprise his supporters can ignore. :o
     
  11. Crpwned

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    So he's going to name his COVID task force on Monday right?

    Is Dr Fauci still attached to the Trump task force? Would be brilliant if he named him the head of the unit
     
  12. DarrenM343

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    Tbh, it should be an immediate handover. Trump is behaving like a sacked employee and those are usually escorted from premises :D. Has two months now to stich up Biden and wouldn't put it past him. Should have changed the locks while he was playing Golf yesterday :p
    Going to be a difficult first term. There will be a degree of inheritance as with all first term presidents and I expect the incoming dems will have more **** than usual to sort out first.
    Working for each and every American is crucial to ensure another Trump like president doesn't take the White house in future. I'm amazed just how many still voted for Trump. Improving education will be one place to start :). Trump wasn't the problem, why the American people put him in power was. And it was still pretty close this time, considering how he is and what he's done.
     
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  13. dim_pwn

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    I suspect he will, when Trump said he would fire him after the election, Biden came out and said he would hire him back in January. I would be shocked if Fauci isnt a prime figure in the covid cleanup starting January, at the very least involved.

    Yeah if they don't win both run off senate seats in January it will be difficult to make major change. The Green Jobs initiative wont go through, his cabinet will be muted, no new judges, no new electoral system, smaller covid package to name a few. But he can also do a fair bit under his own powers. It actually also helps him with his own party...as having the opposition controlling the senate tends to mean the democrats work harder with the POTUS as its necessary to get anything done.

    Certainly be nice to own a major network or advertising company in Georgia between now and January.... 100s of millions will be pumped into the region between now and then.

    Anyway, we shall see....assuming Georgia goes to Biden, and considering Democratic + "other" votes outweigh Republican in this election, I think they have a very good chance for Ossoff and Warnock to win Jan.


    Yup, looking forward to them re-joining Paris (I suspect almost instantly after taking power). Will send a good message to the rest of the world (including China considering his Green plans are all about dominating the green industry) and helps move things forward.
     
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  14. chrismscotland

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    I think Biden said that someone else who had been advising would be head but I'd imagine Faucci will be involved once he is able to be.
     
  15. Dolph

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    The problem with working out what the Biden presidency will look like, and whether he delivers campaign pledges is that his campaign was largely missing a policy that didn't involve him being Donald trump.

    While I'm glad trump is out of office, given his appalling performance while there, I also don't hold out much hope of a biden presidency making the sort of change that the people of the USA actually need (whether they accept and want it or not), especially given how badly the democrats performed in an electoral season that should have seen decisive wins across the board.
     
  16. 200sols

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    He left a huge legacy in the supreme Court that will shape America for potentially decades to come.
     
  17. DB_SamX

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  18. Semple

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    Oh i don't know.

    Isn't there some part of a wall built somewhere?

    Would be hilarious of on Jan 20th the first thing Biden did was ordered for the wall to be blown up. Obviously won't happen as it's a waste of American taxpayers money either way.
     
  19. Sankari

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    It's great to have the adults back in charge.
     
  20. Psycho Ned

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    Prediction - This thread won't be anywhere near 2600 pages long at the end of 4 years :p :D