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Mon Mar 29, 2021, 10:06 PM

I know that everybody has their issues and things they want to achieve

but is it absolutely necessary for NPR to run stories every day with some group or another complaining about Biden "not doing enough" to address their issue- legitimate though it may be- and he's only been in office for under 100 days so far, especially considering:

1. Biden basically had no real transition because Trump-run agencies stonewalled and slow-walked the entire transition process, basically almost having to be dragged to court to do what every outgoing Administration has done right up through President Obama. There's also little doubt that Trump installed last minute cronies at major agencies to help stonewall sharing of information and hide sensitive documents
2. Confirmation of heads of major cabinet positions due to Republicans slow-walking the power sharing arrangement following the Georgia runoff elections
3. We are in the midst of a (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic that was horrifically mismanaged by the previous Administration.
4. There was a literal coup attempt/insurrection leading up to the Inauguration that is still being investigated and dealt with- and some of the people behind it are still, amazingly, in office.

So, at the risk of sounding like I'm minimizing people's legitimate issues and concerns (I'm not) and/or making excuses- albeit legitimate ones- for why they have yet to be addressed, I'm calling on everybody to just chill out for a second and let the man unpack his toothbrush and focus on the most pressing needs first and just..........be........ a little patient and cut the guy some slack. I am concerned that these people are letting the media use their concerns to gradually cut away at his support and demoralize activists and convince them that nothing is going to change. I remember sort of the same thing happening with President Obama and it's disheartening. A lot of these things are problems that have been festering for years and it's been nearly impossible to address them because they keep getting buried under constant Republican shenanigans and messes that they keep creating while they're in office. Just cut the guy some slack. And news agencies- find some different things to cover.

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Reply I know that everybody has their issues and things they want to achieve (Original post)
Mad_Machine76 Mar 29 OP
brer cat Mar 29 #1
Hoyt Mar 29 #2
Mad_Machine76 Mar 29 #6
hedda_foil Mar 29 #3
NewHendoLib Mar 29 #4
abqtommy Mar 29 #5
electric_blue68 Mar 30 #8
electric_blue68 Mar 30 #7

Response to Mad_Machine76 (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 10:10 PM

1. I agree.

Well stated.

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Response to Mad_Machine76 (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 10:15 PM

2. Not fair, but it would be that way who ever is in office.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 10:20 PM

6. To some degree

Republicans don't do ANYTHING on issues that most activists are working on so it's never really all that newsworthy

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Response to Mad_Machine76 (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 10:16 PM

3. Damn straight!

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Response to Mad_Machine76 (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 10:17 PM

4. your observation is a big reason I turned off the news years ago.

I don't listen and don't watch - just catch up on the big ticket items here at DU, and read a few other sources. I got tired of getting irritated and frustrated with overmatched pundits and media.

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Response to Mad_Machine76 (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 10:19 PM

5. I'm not disappointed with Joe, Kamala or their administration. At. All.

They keep performing far above my expectations doing this dirty work of getting us out
from under so many years of reTHUG fascist hell.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 02:29 AM

8. heh, you said it!

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Response to Mad_Machine76 (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 02:29 AM

7. They really had extra roadblocks in their way...

I'm quite happy with what he's doing, (he wasn't even my 3rd choice) .

I don't expect he can snap his fingers in many (most?) situations, and change things.

I'm praying that we return to the full talking filibuster if we can't outright get rid of it.

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