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When Obama was elected in 2008, everything that went wrong during his 8 years in office, according to he and the media, was caused by Bush and “inherited” problems, while anything good was the result of Obama’s policies. When Trump was elected, the media turned to the only standards they have–double standards–and blamed anything bad on Trump, while anything good was a delayed effect from Obama. Now, we’re about to revert back to “Everything bad is Trump’s fault and everything good is because of Biden.” That argument may fly for a little while but not very long when you consider the election results and current state of the economy.
If you’re looking for a silver lining in democrats winning control of the House, Senate, and Presidency, it’s this–they now own all upcoming results. The last time the democrats had full control was 2009, and their unpopular policies, which they managed to hide during the 2008 election, were exposed, leading to the largest red wave in decades in 2010. A similar red wave occurred in 1994 after two years of Bill Clinton policies were exposed. As in 1992 and 2008, the media sheltered the 2020 democrat presidential candidate and hid the most unpopular policies from the voters.
Barack Obama won re-election largely because he had the luckiest election timing of any president since FDR in 1932. The stock market had fallen 50% due to the housing/credit crisis panic. GDP had plummeted as part of a deep recession. So when the economy simply recovered back to what it was pre-panic, it could be spun as “growth.” Obama was also a benefactor of the 2010s tech revolution that included smart phones, the mainstreaming of Google, and new high-speed internet technologies.
Joe Biden isn’t going to have these advantages. The stock market is at all-time highs. GDP and unemployment are near their best levels ever, even with the Covid impact. If the economy nosedives now, you can bet Biden is going to get the blame. The media and incoming administration will no doubt milk Covid as long as they can, but if they continue to push lockdowns, mask mandates, forced vaccines, and other fascist removal of civil liberties, the backlash will be severe. Keep in mind that Obama was loved by the democratic base, especially the mainstream media. He was ALWAYS given the benefit of the doubt. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, however, are probably the two most unpopular democrats to ever take over the American presidency. The Deep State put all their eggs in the hate-Trump basket. It’s now put-up-or-shut-up time, and the American public won’t be so forgiving of such unpopular candidates in an evenly divided country.
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