Biden: Make America the 1980s Again

Biden - Make America the 1980s Again

Hey, Joe. The 1980s called. They want their decade back.

Yesterday, Joe Biden had his kick-off event in a union hall.

Because everybody knows that unions are super powerful and every blue collar worker in America is in a union.

Okay, everybody knew that in the 1980s.

The “Democrat candidate appearing at a union hall” thing was all the rage in the 1980s the first time Joe tossed his hat into the ring.

But it isn’t the 1980s.

America is not languishing in the malaise of high inflation, high unemployment and the stagnant growth of the Carter years.

Hell, we’re not even stuck in the stagnation and high unemployment of the Obama years anymore.

Unemployment is the lowest in fifty years.  Wages are on the rise.  And as a result, consumer spending is also on the rise.  On top of that, inflation is holding steady.  [Hat tip the Conservative Treehouse]

In other words, life in Trump’s America keeps getting better and better for the blue collar workers Joe Biden thinks he’s appealing to by appearing at a union hall.

We left the 1980s thirty years ago.  But if his union hall kick-off event is any indication Joe Biden is still firmly planted there.

Donald Trump won the working class by promising to bring jobs back.  And he’s doing that in spades — including the manufacturing jobs Biden’s old boss told us were never coming back.

This isn’t the 1980s, Joe.  You’re not running against a blue-blood Republican who feels more comfortable wining and dining the wealthy and powerful.  Your 2020 Republican opponent is far more at home in the Rust Belt than in the Beltway.

But the larger problem for Joe Biden isn’t just Donald Trump isn’t a guy named Bush.

Joe’s bigger hurdle is the 1980s Democrat Party doesn’t exist anymore.

If he makes his campaign about appealing to blue collar union workers who are already winning bigly in the Trump economy, not only will Joe fail to win them over, but even trying to win them over will mean alienating the 2020 Democrat base.

Just saw this over at Twitter.  Looks like Brit Hume is thinking the same thing.

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7 thoughts on “Biden: Make America the 1980s Again

  • April 30, 2019 at 10:48 am

    The reality is that the Union man no longer exists. The union used to get away with lying to their members and the members lapping it up with no question.
    In 2000 I was a member of a union, one of the older guys who had been union for decades told me that the NRA endorsed Al Gore. When asked where he heard that, he said that the Union sent out a mailer to let him know. (We were rural steel workers so 2nd Amendment is a big deal here.) I told him that was funny because I had gotten an actual mailer from the NRA just the week before endorsing Geo. W. Bush. I even brought it the next day. His response? Nothing. He was a union guy and didn’t care about the truth, just what the union said.
    There were a lot of younger employees there who felt the same way I did. It was very encouraging to hear them talk about how bad the union really was, but we had no choice in whether or not we joined. The old union guy come what may is dying out, thank goodness!
    This same union ignored us, charged us twice what they were charging for employees in Chicago even though we made considerably less than they did in Chicago and only sent us a t-shirt come negotiation time. That’s it. The union also made sure some drug addicted guy I worked with stayed employed. I was a single mom, was 120 lbs and 5 ft tall working at using heavy machinery to lift 200 lb steel panels to make air handling units for large buildings. He’d come to work either stoned or drunk and they would let him work alongside me. It made many other people angry that the union defended him instead of dealing with him properly and taking him off the job while he got help. Years later he was found to have been viewing kiddie porn at the local library and offed himself when the cops came after him. He was a gem. I was so glad when I got out of that job and I’ve hated unions ever since.

  • April 30, 2019 at 11:24 am

    “Old-fashioned … archaic” — Brit Hume

    Kinda matches Biden’s centenarian fan-boy base.

    Dianny’s embedded Hume video clip also mentions that this type of union blue-color event is what old Dems in general have long related to in the past — before President Trump actually started fixing the US economy and improving worker’s lives


  • April 30, 2019 at 11:55 am

    I have a friend who is a teacher tell me she was going to vote for Obama in 2008. I asked her why she was voting for him and she told me that the teachers union had a meeting and they told them who to vote for. She could give me no other reason for her vote.

  • April 30, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Still not as lame as Slobberface Kennedy III standing in front of a car to excite the rust belt auto workers.

  • May 1, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Trump’s 2020 slogan: Keep America Great
    Diden’s 2020 slogan: I feel you.

  • May 1, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Back in 2008 when Sleepy/Creepy Joe the Dummy was running as Bathhouse Barry’s running mate, Mark Levine referred to them as the two dumbest men in the Senate. 🙂

  • May 2, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    The last time Biden was relevant, disco was the big thing.

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