Jimmy Carter, Pt II

I started comparing Joe Biden to Jimmy Carter long before it became fashionable. In fact, I did so before he even got elected, while imagining what a Biden presidency might be like. So far, it’s even worse than I had imagined.

But it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. When I was a kid and first started following politics, Democrats were incompetent. I don’t just mean like many politicians of BOTH major parties are incompetent nowadays, I mean REALLY REALLY incompetent. I mean ULTRA-incompetent. They were like the Three Stooges, the Keystone Cops, and the Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight all rolled into one.

The political matchups weren’t just contests in which you vote for your favorite but there’s an argument to be made for the other side (such as Clinton vs. Dole or Bush v. Gore), they were Carter-Reagan and Mondale-Reagan. The Dems’ choices back then were tragically pathetic.

Then, Bill Clinton came along. Back then, I said over and over that “he’s really not too bad for a Democrat,” and I eventually came to appreciate his presidency to a certain extent. Same with Barack Obama. Though not as good as Clinton, he was good enough to earn my vote the first time, and though I don’t think he deserved it the second time, I voted third party. Had it been simply Obama vs. Mitt Romney with no other options, I would’ve voted for him again.

Clinton and Obama were the two worst things that could’ve happened to Democrats, because they made us forget just how utterly incompetent they used to be as a party.

Unfortunately, Biden’s performance to this point is conjuring memories of “the bad ol’ days.”

I don’t want to see him fail. Like it or not, he is our president. He is our commander-in-chief. I’m not going to throw things at him while he’s trying to fly the plane that is the United States of America. I’m just saying that I hope I’m proven wrong and that he rebounds and starts doing a better job. Though I’m not too optimistic about that happening.

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