The First 100 Days …

If a president serves his entire four-year term, he will have been president for 1,459 days.  The first 100 days are some sort of a marker, though they are less than 15% of his expected tenure, because there is always an analysis of what a president accomplished in his first 100 days.  Additionally, a part of a candidate’s campaign platform also includes “What I plan to accomplish in my first 100 days”, which is later used as a benchmark for the aforementioned analysis.

I would like to clear some things up regarding Joe Biden’s “First 100 Days To Do List”.  Donald Trump seems to think he has a copy of Joe’s list, but it’s obvious that he doesn’t.  Donald Trump has falsely declared that in his first 100 days, Biden plans to …

  • Implement a $4 trillion tax hike
  • Demolish the U.S. energy industry
  • Shut down the entire U.S. economy to combat the coronavirus pandemic
  • Remove windows from homes and offices (Say WHAT???)

Now, obviously Trump has made all of this and more up in that demented mind of his, but … remove windows???  Where does he get this shit?  Anyway, I thought it prudent to take a look at what Joe Biden actually plans to accomplish in the early days of his presidency.

  • Rejoin the World Health Organization (WHO) and restore our leadership on the world stage
  • Rejoin the Paris Climate Accords
  • Contact NATO allies, saying “we’re back and you can count on us again.”
  • Work with Congress to pass hate crime legislation
  • Send a bill to Congress repealing liability protections for gun manufacturers, and closing background-check loopholes
  • Send an immigration bill to Congress creating a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants and retaining rights for “dreamers,” who were brought to the United States illegally as children.
  • Move to eliminate tax cuts passed under Trump in 2017
  • Direct his secretary of housing and urban development to form a task force and provide a road map for ending homelessness
  • Restore federal worker’s right to unionize
  • Reinstate federal guidance, issued by Obama and revoked by Trump, that would restore transgender students’ access to sports, bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity.
  • Issue new sweeping ethics standards that would apply to members of his administration
  • Give the inspectors general full power to investigate any allegation of improper influence

And there is more, but I think you get the picture … none of his goals and plans are ‘evil’, none are power grabs, none favour only the wealthy, and all are things that will benefit the people … We the People.

Joe Biden’s plans for his first 100 days and beyond are necessarily ambitious, for Donald Trump has broken much that needs to be fixed … PRONTO!  And, whether Biden is able to accomplish his initial goals largely depends on whether Mitch McConnell and his band of republican thugs continue to hold a majority in the Senate, for if they do, Biden and the rest of the Democrats in Congress will have to fight tooth and nail for every inch of progress.

Now, let’s think for a minute about what Donald Trump actually did during his first 100 days in 2017.  I can sum it all up in three words:  He Broke Stuff.  In April 2017, Trump touted that …

“No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days.”

I guess it all depends on how one defines an accomplishment.  If I kill my neighbor, did I accomplish something, or am I a murderer?  In his first 90 days, it is true that Trump signed bills and issued executive orders … but not a single one did anything to help the people of this nation, or to make us a better nation.  Many of his orders were overturned within that same 90-day period, such as his ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries.  His executive orders overturned and reversed environmental regulations that were put into effect to protect and preserve the air we breathe, the water we rely on, and the ecosystems that are essential to life on this planet.

He attempted to reverse the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) that enabled millions of citizens to have affordable health care.  He did manage to place Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, after bribing Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire, thus ensuring that the Supreme Court would lean to the right in most decisions – not a good thing for We the People if we are women or people of colour or non-Christians.

But to my original point.  Donald Trump has no idea what Joe Biden has pledged to do, and he is making up ridiculous lies, rants, to attempt to slur Joe Biden.  I saw a post by a (former) friend on Facebook tonight accusing Joe Biden of being a pedophile, and most every comment pertained to Roe v Wade, accusing Biden of wanting to “rip poor unborn children …”.  I could not help myself … I rebutted a number of the comments before finally asking myself why I was wasting my time with these low-life misogynists.  My point here being that, while Trump’s accusations are obviously uneducated, inaccurate, and blatant lies … some of his less intelligent followers will believe every word.  Therefore, I think it is important that we tell the public … over and over and over again … what Joe Biden really stands for and what he truly hopes to accomplish in his first 100 days.  Joe Biden is a good man with integrity and good values … something that has been sorely lacking in the Oval Office for the past 1,327 days since Trump’s inauguration.  Joe Biden cares about people, he cares about our planet.  Donald Trump cares only about … Donald Trump.  Your choice, my friends.

21 thoughts on “The First 100 Days …

  1. Jill, Mr. Trump, let me introduce you to Ms. Truth. Oh, you know her you say, but you seem too often to forget who she is.

    Push back on Trump followers need not be complex. Ask why they support him and just follow-up.

    He created the greatest economy ever – that is not even close to being correct in results or cause. He inherited an economy that had 91 consecutive months of growth.

    He is a candid and honest – really, by multiple measures and sources, he is the most untruthful president ever and the greatest purveyor pf fake news. And, candor requires some level of accuracy to be valued. Otherwise, you are just a blowhard.

    I could go on, but that is enough. It should be noted one of Trump’s biggest screw-ups occurred within 30 days – the horrible travel ban which pulled in two days. Keith

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    • Mr. Trump tried to grab Ms. Truth by the … um … you know … and since then she has stayed far away from him!

      I stumbled onto a post with over 150 comments by a “former” friend of mine on Facebook last night. The friend, Mark, had posted that every ‘Christian’ must vote for Trump, and the comments … EVERY bloomin’ one of them … referenced abortion, some going so far as to call Biden a “baby-killer”. I left a few irate comments and forced myself to exit stage left before I had a heart attack! But, to the point, this seems to be the ONLYreason that some support Trump!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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      • Jill, I often say Donald Trump has done more harm to Christianity than any atheist ever could. On a related note, Michael Cohen said they helped bury the Falwell story in turn for Falwell’s endorsement of Trump. That seemed plausible since Cohen did lend some help. Keith

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        • Did you hear that the bible he “autographed” after his photo op a few weeks ago is being sold for something like $37,000??? Somebody has more money than brains, methinks! I’m eagerly awaiting delivery of Cohen’s book, hopefully tomorrow! Usually, I would have ordered it for my Kindle and had it at midnight on the release date, but Miss Goose talked me into ordering the hardcover this time from Barnes & Noble, so I must wait a few days. ‘Tis alright, though, for I’m currently reading Brian Stelter’s “HOAX” … which, by the way, is a very good read in case you’re interested. Also looking forward to Bob Woodward’s new one next week.

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  2. I have given up trying to reason with Trump supporters, including family members, relatives and friends. There doesn’t seem to be any middle ground when minds are already made up. I don’t understand this blind devotion to a despot who does nothing for conservatives, or anyone for that matter. It boggles the mind why or how he even attained this cult like status? Are 40% of the American population really that stupid and brainwashed? Come Nov 3 they will blindly vote for him again, for no other reason than he’s Trump…. and he “makes American great again”, whatever that means.
    Therein lies the rub, conservatives and evangelicals will never read your blog or other liberal publication, those who are sitting on the fence, the young and apathetic won’t even bother voting b/c neither party will offer anything meaningful aside from empty platitudes and slogans. They’re thinking why bother?
    And of course for the liberal crowd & never Trumpers, Biden already has their vote, no need to campaign or even leave the basement.
    Granted Biden is not the best candidate to run against Trump, he’s the establishment’s last choice b/c there’s no one else. But i still think Biden will win in a landslide victory b/c Trump did such a horrible job with the pandemic and the economy is so weak, millions of jobs lost, spewing racist comments, stirring up civil unrest. All that favors Biden, so he should win by default.
    Is my reasoning sound, or am i missing something?

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    • I like what you say, but I have a concern for Biden winning. We know trump will try every dirty trick imaginable. And it rarely goes over 55/60 % of eligible voters voting and his hard core lunatic base votes nearly 100%. He’s their messiah.

      As for why any sane and half way decent person supports trump, will be a mystery that will give psychologists and psychiatrists tons of writing material and analysis. Especially the part of voting so consistently against your own interests.

      We’ve had Jim Jones, Heavens Gate and those sort of things, but never on this massive of a level of brainwashing. But remember trump was greatly aided by Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones and their ilk, which is probably the real key here, not to mention QAnon.

      And I do believe latent and overt racism is the number one issue as well. It’s part of our history and our very dark soul.

      We are also more religious in unhealthy dogmatic ways than any other civilized country.

      It’s a recipe for disaster and I have my doubts..

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      • Racism, the fears that Trump has stoked and is continuing to perpetuate, and the abortion issue will cause the 35-40% of his base to stick by him on November 3rd. However, there are sensible Republicans who are jumping ship. The key now is to get those people who either didn’t vote, or voted third-party in 2016, to get to the polls and vote for Biden. Fingers crossed … it’s not going to be easy, but I believe it can be done.

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      • Hi Mary, i’m not too concerned about Biden losing, Trump has dug himself a very deep hole to climb out of. A possible strike against Biden is his cognitive decline, it’s becoming more noticeable. That might dissuade independent voters. I was listening to Joe Rogan’s podcast and he predicts 10s of millions will vote 3rd party out of protest b/c both candidates are not worthy, or they’ll most likely sit this election out.
        As long as independents don’t vote for Trump like they did in 2016, Biden’s victory is in the bag, i’m very confident this election won’t be a repeat.

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  3. Reblogged this on Wibble and commented:
    Although I’m a citizen of the UK, not the USA, I am also a citizen of the planet, and feel that I have a stake in the forthcoming US election because the direction in which the most powerful democracy on Earth moves will affect everybody.

    From where I sit, the the way the US has moved in the last four years under Donald Trump is completely wrong. The nation has become more insular at a time when, more than ever, it is necessary to work together. Withdrawing from the Paris Accords and the World Health Organization were clear signals that the US, like its leader, doesn’t give a pair of fetid dingo’s kidneys for anyone else.
    In his first 100 days all Donald Trump did, as Jill says, was ‘He Broke Stuff’. Now he appears to be spreading lies — as is his wont — about what his major opponent plans to do at the beginning of his incumbency.
    Here’s hoping that the United States of America does the right thing.

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    • Many thanks for the re-blog, Pendantry!

      You are very right … the things Trump is doing will have far-reaching consequences, not only in the U.S. but all over the globe. His rollback of environmental regulations and withdrawal from the Paris Accords are the most dramatic example, but it doesn’t stop there. He is denigrating our allies while cozying up to the world’s dictators … and he is a warmonger, surrounding himself with the likes of Mike Pompeo, a religious nutcase who is also a warmongerer. Heh heh … “getid dingo’s kidneys” … good analogy!

      Yes, let us hope that justice, intellect, compassion and humanity win the day on November 3rd. Otherwise, the world will become an even more dangerous place.

      Thanks again!

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