After 8 years of Obama, who was a young and charismatic guy compared to Biden and the First Black President, and the nativist train-wreck that was Trump and his sycophants coming on the heels of that, why would anyone assume that a senile old gaff-prone white dude would unite anyone to the ridiculous degree your posing. I know nobody that is an enthusiastic Biden supporter. If I had to judge by the attitude of most liberals I know, it was that Biden was an effort to "stop the bleeding" of Trump. And by that I don't mean unity, harmony, open immigration, etc. Just like "getting rid of the toxic dude." So perhaps your first point is correct, but the rest, save maybe improved perceived COVID response are just hyperbole that I don't think apply.sophie wrote: ↑Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:58 pmActually I think most people who voted for Biden could not tell you what his policies are if you asked them.
They voted for him because they were told so by numerous mainstream media outlets.
If you ask these people for reasons, you would hear the following: 1) they hated trump. 2) sunshine and ponies would fill the skies if Biden got elected. 3) Racial disparities would disappear to the benefit of all. 4) we would welcome "new immigrants" with open arms and to wonderful effect. 5) COVID would disappear because Biden would handle it better than Trump.
I don't think it ever got any more detailed than that.
But if we are going to shine a critical eye across the electoral landscape, if anyone had ridiculous expectations and delusions of grandeur about what the effect of this election would be, above and beyond standard American naivete about politics, it's the Trumpanzees.
Of course, I'm already pricing in all the standard partisanship built into most voters, and all the terrible analysis that's woven into that. So I'll fully admit that the cults of statism and Team-D/Team-R are chock full of delusional ideas about how government works, how power is wielded, what their representatives agree/disagree on and why, etc. But that's already woven into the electoral playbook pre-2016, so I mostly find it uninteresting to discuss with reference to unique new traits on display.
Trump helped reveal an entirely new layer of sycophantic stupidity on the right. One that I would've assumed didn't exist before. Of course, some dems reacted to that in some obnoxious ways at times, but of course they did. They're partisans. You don't let your competition vote in such a complete nincompoop and not tear them a new asshole for it. What would you have expected the R's to do if Barack Hussein Obama had 5 kids from 3 wives, cheated on his wife while she was pregnant, bragged about grabbing women by the p*ssy, talked about how much he wanted to f*ck his daughter, and couldn't ever spit out a sentence without a lie, a contradiction and a self-aggrandizement..
R's would have Lost. Their. Fucking. Minds.
And I wouldn't have totally blamed them.