Opinion: Biden is lukewarm coffee Part II

We have now for some time seen the real deal of the Biden Administration. The people have been appointed and hired. The Democratic President Joe Biden who took over after a shambolic and snake-oil salesman in Donald J. Trump. Biden had the world ahead of him and with some promises of changes during the campaigns. However, the U.S. is more of the same and not a vast change from the Trump administration.

The U.S. government is still bombing Somalia. Selling weapons and arms to Middle East allies who fights wars in Yemen and elsewhere. The U.S. is still caging and detaining asylum-seekers. The President is maybe not crying foul and wanting a wall. However, the detention-centres are still a viable industry and the President has not shut this down. Neither has he address the ruthless and injustice served by the ICE agents across the Republic.

Biden is clearly lukewarm coffee. He is not hot coffee or cold coffee. No, his the boring and adherent liquid you drink in need, but not because you enjoys it. It is a tragic blend and misuse of good coffee. As you let it become lukewarm and that’s why it’s not a tasty cup of coffee.

President Biden is just that. This is why he cannot forgive student debt by Executive Order. Neither could he or his administration configure the relief for millions of people as the pandemic and lack of steady salaries possibly could evict millions of citizens from their landlords. He has just suspended the payments and the rent will sooner or later haunt the tenants who has to either save or move out at one point. While they will struggle to find another home or flat to live in.

President Biden has also made it impossible to find a measure to make Medicare for All a thing. Neither opening up for a public option. Therefore, the man who was beside Obama with Obamacare and additional measures with Medicaid. The current administration is even more mediocre with that after years of dismantling this by the Trump Administration.

Biden and his government is just a light-Republican edition. There is little to no real changes to see. Especially not from a far. The so-called “progressive” representatives and senators in the Democratic Party haven’t done much either. They are nice in the media and making statements in the press. However, they are not amending laws or policies which follows their “progressive” ideals. It is more of a posture and selling out to the rest of the Corporate democrats. Therefore, there is little difference between the “moderates” in the Democratic Party and the Republican counterparts.

This is why Biden bipartisan works makes sense. As the Democratic Party and their works are so much alike the Republican. Only difference is the party and the donors. The Democratic Party have the majority, but by what they have achieved. It doesn’t look like it. The Republican party is still in sort of control and giving the Democratic party a majority seems like a failure. Since they are not using it or trying to do what they promised.

Biden and the Democratic party will suffer and possible be hit in the mid-terms. That’s because they had the majority, but acted as a minority. They didn’t even try or use their authority for common sense polices. Policies that is popular by the general public and across the board. Yes, the donors and the budget would be bloated. However, it is not like the previous administration cared about that. The fiscal responsibility shouldn’t only be held by Democrats while Republicans can spend like drunk sea-men. This is why Biden could have spent vast funds on student debt and Medicare, which would have made legendary. However, he rather be a moderate and corporate politician who could easily be branded with an elephant instead of the donkey. Peace.

Opinion: Special Envoy Feltman is not the right man for the Horn of Africa

A career diplomat and a man who is controversial. Is not the sort of figure you send to fix or amend issues. An outspoken and ideological man like Jeffrey Feltman will only configure the conflicts and the situations at hand for the benefits of American interests. That is what he has done in his position most of his life.

Except for his stint under Ban Ki-Moon in United Nations and prolonged under Antonio Guterres. He has been a career diplomat across the Northern Africa and Middle East. His role in Lebanon and elsewhere is where his most noteworthy from.

Feltman is a person that take sides. When he actively takes sides in divided landscapes as a senior career diplomat. What will he do as Horn of Africa Envoy? I doubt he will wind beneficial middle-ground or emphasis on the common grounds between the parties. He is afraid of the Iranian and possible Turkish involvement in the region. As he also seeks to promote and secure the American interests first.

That means we know that this Special Envoy will be partial and be affected by his allegiance. He will not come with a clean slate or be working accordingly to the problems at hand. This man will not solve the issues or come with clear mediation. No, this man will further U.S. interests. These words are taken from Karim Makdisi who teaches at the American University in Beirut. Who assessed Feltman’s role in the area as an ambassador.

When you are known for things like this and going into the Horn of Africa at his very moment. The person should be less questionable. Joe Biden appointed him since his been a person trusted in the Obama Administration and has a diplomatic record spanning over years. This is a token recognition of that. However, his still a man peculiar fella who suddenly going into a mine-field.

A person who believes in “non-interfering” but interfering to avoid “enemies” interfering. Therefore, that split-personality trait doesn’t make much sense either. Except he lives in a cold-war paradigm with Iran. Which clearly could be shifted to anywhere in the world.

Feltman will pick sides whether it is in Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia or Sudan. This man will also pin-point and look after the U.S. interests. That is why this man isn’t just a random a dude travelling and taking a safari. No, this man will not be the best diplomat. A man who could easily ask for a military government in Lebanon (wikileaks leaked cables proved that). He could easily assess a situation and confess to the sustainability now. Just to buy peace and the comfort of having a U.S. ally on the throne.

As a Special Envoy he is supposed to mediate in Tigray conflict, which has been going on since 4th November 2020. There he will by default have to intervene with the Tripartite Alliance and get vouched by them for talks. However, Abiy haven’t been in favour of any real talks or outsiders looking into it. As that would devastate his image and tarnish his “reformist” mind.

The Special Envoy is also supposed to mediate in the Al-Fashaqa triangle. Where the Sudanese have sent more forces and secured their border points. While the Ethiopian with their Tripartite Alliance have entered in here as an escalation of the Tigray conflict. Abiy have held small talks with Al-Burhan, but nothing sincere. It seems likely that the Special Envoy needs a miracle and I wonder, if he would booster the new ally in Khartoum or try to appease Addis Ababa. Hard to know, but with the likes of Feltman will have to be calm and figure out what matters here.

The last piece of trouble ahead is the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the Nile dialogue between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan. The three has held negotiations and talks, but haven’t landed on a agreement to settle the shared water. This here is both a talk of sovereign use of water sources and how that will affect the up-stream nations. This is why the Special Envoy have to dwindle into colonial agreements and newer ones as well. While being able to play ball with Cairo, Khartoum and Addis Ababa. His career task alone to finalize and be able to please all parties. Someone has to give, but we can wonder who will do that.

The GERD negotiations and talks alone will be more hostile. As the Ethiopian claims in the Al-Fashaqa region/triangle and their skirmishes inside Sudan. The relations has soured over this. That will not help the Special Envoy before even entering. As well, as his intervention or possible mandate hasn’t been granted by any of the parties involved. Who hasn’t a favourable view of American touches here. As the previous administration was taken Egypt’s side and this feeling might linger on.

Therefore, the likes of a Special Envoy in the first place is a noble idea of Biden. Nevertheless, taking a career diplomat should been seen as a positive. However, the history of Feltman and his manners. He can be seen as a spinster for American interests over the needs to salvage peace. This man isn’t the one who should have been sent. Maybe, Biden should have tried to get someone appointed through the African Union or boost IGAD itself. Even though these mechanisms are weak, but joint ventures with United Nations has helped in the past. Therefore, if Biden and UNSC had intervened with a UN-AU prospects into both Tigray, GERD and Ethiopian-Sudan tensions. The possible outcome could have been better and properly monitored by the International community.

However, a Feltman will only serve Washington D.C. and their needs. While being a token American interfering for these interests. He will not be there to be a peacemaker. Just like Abiy isn’t a man of peace either by any stretch of imagination. Al-Burhan and the Sovereign Council is also military men. When there is very civilians and more soldiers on the ground. There is little stopping more conflict. There is a need for mediation and talks between the leaders who orders the battalions.

Nevertheless, Feltman isn’t the man and just by the mere history. It is a flawed enterprise to send him now. Especially, when I cannot see or heard any of the parties have really asked of this of late. The need for local solutions is clear. There is a need for salvaging hope in the midst of the conflict. Feltman isn’t the man to interfere here.

He is getting a false start, as he comes as a forced surprise on all stakeholders and governments. It is not like he has been vetted or accepted by anyone else than Biden and Blinken. They have handpicked him and vouched for him. Now, he has to drop his credentials at all the mentioned capitals and after that pick a leaf for possible talks about the advanced weaponry and silence them as well.

I wouldn’t want to be in Feltman’s shoes at this point in time. First his not the man for the job. No matter about his long career. The reputation he has follows him and makes him questionable at best. Secondly, he has a mandate from Washington D.C. but not from the any of the sovereign nations his supposed to interfere in. Third, the U.S. isn’t that favourable or a “neutral” in these conflicts. Therefore, he has throw a curveball to be able to wing it here.

Feltman is in battles where he cannot win and I cannot see it coming Unless, there is a sudden miracle or a moment of nostalgia … where they changes their stances and gives way. However, that happens in movies, but not in the real world. Peace.

Opinion: Trump proves that power is more important to him than the people…

President Donald J. Trump and his Republican allies is proving that they have inherited a system. Where they as long as they keeps a grip of it. They will use it and take the offices needed. To ensure for life appointments and create high ranking officials that will linger on for decades.

The latest is the Supreme Court seat who fell vacant just a mere month ago or so. Just a few weeks from the polls in early November in a election year. It seems like the Republican’s only cares for power and not for the general public.

They are more hurried to appoint a judge, than to find a new measures to secure the fragile public in the midst of a pandemic. They are more concerned with having most of the seat in a Supreme Court. Than, actually bailing out the citizens and securing funds for middle-America. That is long gone saga of stifled things in the Senate, which the Republican’s couldn’t care less about. They can let people drown and die, but as long as they have the titles.

The President and their party are not men who are noble, who cares or even consider the implications. It is the same party that blocked and stopped a nomination in an election for the same seat, which had more than 200 days before the election. They have no moral high ground. They are always talking about balancing the budget when they are in minority, but in power they can have huge deficits and break the bank.

That is the Republican Party in a nut-shell. One rule for others and no rules for them. The greed of power. The narrow escape of virtue and resilience matters more, than some ethical conundrums and obligations to others. They can throw all sort of shade on the other party, but never take the blame of their own.

This is the party that is going after Hunter Biden and his enterprise in Ukraine. A place where the President worked hard for a “Quid Pro Quo” to get information on the son of the opposition. The President was impeached by that. However, the same party has no issues with Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Junior or Jared Kushner all using the state, earning millions on foreign deals and whatnot. While Trump is in Office. That is the moral jeopardy and the sort of out of whack rhetoric the Republican’s are having these days. Throwing tantrums about others, but not seeing the log in your eyes, but only the speck in your opposition.

That is the mere reality of it all. They could easily block Obama from getting a seat at the Supreme Court. Now in the middle of a mismanaged pandemic. The hurry to do this is clear. To have friendly faces in the Court. If the Electoral Petition comes in order like it did with George W. Bush. It is the same sort of game. We have been here before and it is so blatant.

The President doesn’t care about the people, their plights or devastation as long he got the reigns. They can all drown or die. As long as his crowned king. Trump is what matters and what he needs. If people are not able to live normal or should be shielded from the pandemic. Than, you can sort that out yourself. While the President has issued himself yet another possible systemic victory in the midst of campaigning.

He gets another seat at the Supreme Court. Showing a total mockery of the reasoning of his party ahead of his own elections. Just because he matters more than principal. The President matters more than the people. His needs comes first, the public second or if not third. Wall Street and the Swamp of Washington comes before the public. We cannot forget that. Peace.

Opinion: Trump will nominee someone to the final Supreme Court seat [even if he should wait]

Even in doubt, don’t expect the Republicans to care about past principals and acts put onto others. They blocked President Barrack Obama from getting his final appointment in the Supreme Court ahead of the elections. It was about 247 days and now under 50 days to the elections. There is a new seat, as Ruth Bader Ginsburg died.

The Republicans blocked Merrick Garland and when President Donald Trump got into office they got their own candidate Neil Gorsuch in his stead. Therefore, the Republicans better back-off this time. They should rest on this one and wait out. If they have any moral character left…

The Republican’s can use all tactics, they are allowed to use all means to extend powers. Make new by-laws and new moral codes. Alas, the same never fits to them. They can be against the Filibuster in the Senate. However, they loved to use it when they we’re in majority. That is just how things goes with these gentlemen.

Now, there is an open seat in the Supreme Court. That could swing-in favour of the Republican’s to appoint that one. Trump already have Gorsuch and Kavanaugh appointed to the Court. This would be his third appointment. However, if the game is fair. The man should wait and especially since they created this moral code themselves. It benefited Trump and his allies. So, now they should step aside.

If not, the House of Representatives should block it. They should stop the process and put breaks on. Just to prove in fairness. Since, it was all dandy to block Garland. So, they GOP could get their bloke Gorsuch in.

We know the Supreme Court can be the final stage of a contested election. It can be the final nail in the coffin. If you have enough friendly faces there, it can sway an election. Just like it did back in the day with George W. Bush. He got help from the appointments of his father. Therefore, Trump would reckon to have much allies on the bench as possible. That is why I believe that he doesn’t care if he breaks the code that was made for himself.

From a government who has no issues breaking laws, statutes and using all means to enriching itself while in office. Will not care if they are demeaning and mocking the other party. That is what they been doing all along. This is why the President is holding on to Executive Orders, instead of actually getting legislation passed. He cannot stomach to defend his cases and his stances at Congress.

That is why this man, this President will most likely breach this level of trust. Especially, when his party fought with tooth and nail not to elect Garland. They will now show, if they have a heart or if they have spine filled with greed. I wouldn’t be shocked, if the Republicans said it was his right to do so.

Even if it was Obama’s right to do so too. They still blocked and stopped it in the final year. Now it’s the final months… This should wait to the next one… that is only fair. However, the government system of United States isn’t fair. That is why a man like Trump is on the throne and gotten away with his crimes too. Peace.

Opinion: Biden needs to come out of Obama’s shadow

You got more questions but I tell ya, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black”Joe Biden (Charlamagne Tha God Interview on The Breakfast Club on the 22.05.2020)

The Democratic Party Presidential Candidate and former Vice-President Joe Biden has a long hill ahead of him. The interview with Charlamagne The God (CTG) really revealed that. Even if he stands up to a despicable President and with a track-record worse than George W. Bush. Still, Biden isn’t selling himself good to anyone.

Biden doesn’t need enemies, his own enemy is his own self. Joe needs to think straight. He cannot lie and deceive and think he gets away with it. Even if Trump is a white supremacist and super-bully with dictatorial tendencies. Still, the Banana Republic that has ushered him in. Can still keep him another term, if the public doesn’t see Biden as a viable alternative.

Joe is supposed to be a difference and show that his another way. However, the way he talked and the way he undermined himself. His thinking the African-Americans are his folks, that the minorities are naturally his allies. Even if he hasn’t voted their favour and been a corporate stooge of the Democratic Party. Biden has been the moderate and the ones who has been favourable to Republican stances within the Democratic Party. Therefore, his track-record isn’t that splendid in concern of minorities. The ones he expects to automatically vote for him.

Not like its hard to find bad things from the past on this man, like his 1993 speech on Crime Bill Speech:

We have predators on our streets that society has in fact, in part because of its neglect, created…they are beyond the pale many of those people, beyond the pale. And it’s a sad commentary on society. We have no choice but to take them out of society….a cadre of young people, tens of thousands of them, born out of wedlock, without parents, without supervision, without any structure, without any conscience developing because they literally … because they literally have not been socialized, they literally have not had an opportunity….we should focus on them now….if we don’t, they will, or a portion of them, will become the predators 15 years from now” (Joe Biden, 1993).

This here shows his stigma and his discrimination. His indirectly speaking ill of the minorities, because the minorities are living with this. The context his professing to here is the ones whose his supposed to vote directly for him. This is how he thinks of them. Just like Hillary Clinton had a bad history of the “super predators” of 1990s. Joe has the same ones and had similar stance.

Biden should instead of throwing more gasoline on the fire. He should try to prove how he changed over the years or grown as a individual on this. Instead, he feels its automatic for him. That its his right to get the vote and the support of minorities. Even when he has betrayed them in the past.

Joe should consider this. Parts of me, would advice him to follow the example of Warren G. Harding and be on his “front porch”. Because the more he says or does, he looks worse. Therefore, silence is the golden oldies. Since, Trump is a mockery of a President and lack all counts of accountability. The President right now, doesn’t care about the deaths, the turmoil and the financial crash he has served the Republic.

Biden can win on that alone. Joe has to come out of Obama’s shadow and prove that he will deliver for the minorities. However, he thinks they are behind him automatically. That’s not how the world work. If it was so, than Hillary would have danced into the party in 2016. Peace.

Opinion: Biden is lukewarm coffee

There are some things in life, which isn’t fair neither as we suspect it be. Someone who was associated with the good times of President Barrack Obama. Being his Vice-President, Senator and everything else. There should be ways to see him finesse his ways to become Head of State and President. However, this man doesn’t cut it. Not at this junction.

Joe Biden the Presidential Candidate and front-runner in the Democratic Party has the enthusiasm as lukewarm coffee. It is nether steaming hot-coffee straight from the tap or the coffee-maker. It isn’t either ice-coffee with sweet sugar and milky flavour. It is a coffee that has been forgotten, put on a table or the counter. Therefore, the coffee isn’t as warm it should be. You put it there and didn’t care about it.

Just like that is Biden. No matter that he has a long track-record working for the corporate establishment, that his been a main-stay and been a safe-bet for them. So, its not like his been working directly for Joe-Blow. No, Joe has been a safe one for the needs of Corporate America. That is why his pushed by the Mainstream Media, who earns capital from the same Corporate America. They are working in tandem to get him in, because that is a safer bet than having Bernie Sanders.

However, by doing so, they are pushing a weaker, lukewarm coffee against Donald Trump. A Donald who has a party behind him and a cult-following within his ranks. People can die, people can suffer, but they will still follow him. The Scientology of Politics is what Trump is.

When your supposed to go against that type of grain, you need strength, a motive and message. You need a to be vibrant and able to beat the hypocrisy of Trump. Also able to undress him and show how his not doing everything his promising. That is that is what is needed to do.

Biden cannot reach new voters, neither spark a change to gather new following. Unless, you a K-Mart CEO or Wall-Mart Corporate Associate, than you have a deal, but that is a small margin. The public, the activists are not running around and considering Biden. Biden has only people around him, because he can pay them. He can fake following, but that will not be a natural surge.

Biden cannot manage nor sound like a profound human being. His like a Democratic Mike Pence. We don’t need another Mike Pence. Mike Pence is the ass-kisser and the jester of the White House. Biden should want to be more, except his not. Joe can say “Malarkey” and try to act to the people now. His team and himself isn’t able to fit the narrative of the time. That is why New York Governor Andrew Cuomo get more a natural flair because of the address to the public.

Cuomo has taken the national stage and eaten it. He has shown capacity and ability to stay strong in the midst of struggle. In this current time and pandemic. His voice of reason and reality check has been sincere. The acts of Biden seems more like cheap-shots and political game-planning as he hasn’t stopped elections nor tried to avoid primaries. Instead let it go ahead, as the social distancing is destroyed by it. The DNC and the Biden camp has accepted this. While Bernie has spoken out that he would have postponed it. That is why Biden cannot even do that right, because he rather have the votes, than make sure the DNC supporters are safe.

That plus his whole persona is uninteresting. Neither is his policies or changes. His a moderate, old-school politician, whose for the corporate America, but not for the public. Unless, you want the Ghost-Persons voting for you. Than, the DNC should consider someone else. Biden doesn’t cut it.

How can this man, with the lukewarm enthusiasm be able to beat a cult? That’s not happening. Everyone can see that, but maybe the reality has to hit them again … because the Democratic Party should know better. However, I don’t expect it. They gave way for Hillary, they could do the same for Joe. Even if that is losing before you even start playing. Peace.

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