More Americans voted in the 2020 presidential election than in any previous election.

Citizens are engaged, euphoric and enraged.

President-elect Joe Biden has the ear of the people now. He has an opportunity to launch the return to normalcy he often discussed on the campaign trail.

In his acceptance speech, Biden pledged to work to unify the nation: “It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric. To lower the temperature. To see each other again. To listen to each other again. To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy. We are not enemies. We are Americans.”

All excellent, much-needed sentiments. Meanwhile, however, other public-facing members of his party have been sounding off with less cooperative messages. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D- N.Y., on Nov. 6 authored a tweet, asking: “Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future.”

Others have created the “ Trump Accountability Project” in a direct attempt to blacklist those who took a paycheck from the current administration. Now, Biden is not responsible for the words of other members of his party.

However, if he is serious about his intent to unify, he must recognize that Democrats and Republicans alike need to stop demonizing one another with accusations of ill intent.

He should take a firm stance when members of his party misbehave.

The ideological and political divisions running through the country, furiously stoked by new and old media alike, are not new. Trump is a symptom of and a catalyst for such vitriol. He, too, should have worked far harder to promote unity.

If Biden is to transcend party and lead all Americans, let him do so without speaking out of the corner of his mouth to his base and winking at the fierier members of his party.

These coming weeks are critical and will determine whether Biden speaks for all Americans or, like Trump, doubles down on the half that backed him in this election.

— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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BigBob

“Your”welcome Nov 22, 2020 5:03pm - Not much here people! Move along as this man is a disturbed one! Simply looking at #6 in blaming our president for a virus that was originated from another country!...”

Let’s see why Typhoid Donnie is to blame for the deaths of a quarter-of-a-million American men, women and children due to the trump virus –

1. He shut down the Global Health Security and Bio-defense agency.

2. He fired Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossart in 2018, whose job was to coordinate a response to global pandemics. He was not replaced.

3. In 2018 Dr. Luciana Borio, the NSC director for medical and bio-defense preparedness left the job and was not replaced.

4. In 2018, at the direction of trump, the CDC stopped funding epidemic prevention activities in 39 countries, including CHINA.

5. The NSC’s Senior Director for Global Health Security and biodefense, Tim Ziemer, left the position on May 8, 2018 and was not replaced. The departure occurred the same day that the WHO announced a new Ebola outbreak in Africa.

6. In June 2019, the trump administration discontinued the CDC medical epidemiologist position that was embedded in China – That person left China in July, a few months before the coronavirus hit China. The position’s purpose was to DETECT disease outbreaks IN CHINA.

7. Amid the worldwide outbreak a 19% cut to the budget of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, a 10% cut to Public Health Services, and a 7% cut to Global Health Services, the organizations that respond to public health threats were all engineered by, yep, trump.

8. One of the more brilliant ides from trump was ingesting disinfectants as a potential “cure.”

9. He chose Mike Pence, not a doctor, to oversee the US pandemic response.

10. Trump sowed doubt about the severity of the virus, using the word HOAX at events and rallies, even doing so at events where the virus was spread.

11. In yet another brilliant move trump declined to use the WHO’s test. In January, within a week of finding out about China’s mysterious virus, Berlin virologists produced the first diagnostic test. By February, the WHO shipped the tests to 60 countries. Trump declined taking any WHO tests even as a temporary bridge.

12. Trump pretended the virus had been contained many, many times. You’ve seen his quotes.

13. On January 31 he imposed travel restrictions on China. Nevertheless, he continued to allow China flights with over 40,000 people coming in. The US did NOT test anyone arriving from 14 Trump stopped distribution of useful information concerning the pandemic many times. He halted CDC guideline release as states began to open, later allowing release of watered-down guidelines on May 20, long after many states reopened. Church reopening guidelines were deleted. Within 48 hours of the release, he demanded that churches be opened immediately.

15. On March 19, trump said: “Nobody knew there would be a pandemic or epidemic of this proportion.” Daily intelligence briefings, internal memos, and warnings from past Presidents offer evidence this was NOT true.

16. On March 20 with a straight face trump tells America: “I don’t take responsibility at all.”

19. On April 21, trump removes the nation’s top vaccine expert, Dr. Rick Bright, as head of the CDC’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. The removal is retribution for Dr. Bright challenging the trump’s pseudo-science claims, particularly his unwillingness to support trump’s rabid endorsement of an unproven drug.

20. Trump relentlessly searches for scapegoats – he has blamed the CDC, China, Obama, the WHO, “flawed” studies, the Democrats, Pelosi, governors, and he continues to seek out new scapegoats and distractions to deflect.

Vince Gors

havasugay. You libtards ALWAYS take the Cheap Easy Phony = "RACIST" Get A Life. oblama IS a True Racist. Go back and read all of his speeches, and all you Munions kept following him like Army Ants. GROSS!!

BigBob

Who is "oblama" and what are "Munions?" And sadly you have proven yourself, many many times here to be a racist.

HavasuGuy

You're right BigBob, Vunce Gors has repeatedly shown his racism on this website.

Vince Gors

Just look at this Horrid looking excuse for a Man. he is a disgraceful display for the United States to present as their President.

Donald J. Trump just says "Presidential" in every way. No Country would dare attempt to "WALK" all over us as in the oblama days.

The Man is a Winner!

BigBob

Who is "oblama?"

Typhoid Donnie is not only the most ridiculosu looking clowns seen in public in many a year but he also one of te dumbest. Let’s just take a look at some hie stuidest in the past year -

1. Windmills cause ear cancer - “If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value. And they say the noise causes cancer. You tell me that one.” He then made a whirring noise mimicking a turbine.

2. He wanted to buy Greenland - “In meetings, at dinners and in passing conversations, Mr. Trump has asked advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland, listened with interest when they discuss its abundant resources and geopolitical importance and, according to two of the people, has asked his White House counsel to look into the idea.” “Denmark essentially owns it,” Typhoid Donnie told reporters in the days that followed. “We’re very good allies with Denmark. We protect Denmark like we protect large portions of the world. … Strategically it’s interesting.” The idiot then got into a fight with Danish leaders and had to cancel a trip he’d planned to the country.

3. Trump is the “chosen one.” - “I am the chosen one. So I’m taking on China. I’m taking on China on trade. And you know what? We’re winning” Here is my take - Typhoid Donnie keeps comparing himself to Jesus Christ. - Fair enough. Nail him up. If he comes back in three days, I’ll admit I was wrong.

4. “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.” – Typhoid Donnie went after three American Congresswomen he perceived as foreigners because they are people of color.

5. “We can have a lot of fun tonight. I have nothing to do. Nothing. Nothing.” – Over four times in the past year Typhoid Donnie bragged that as president of the United States he has nothing to do. Meanwhile over a quarter-of-a-million Americans have died of the trump virus.

6. “The buck stops with everybody.” – This bastardized line from former President Harry Truman was misquoted by the moron, where he placed blame for the government shutdown on anyone but himself. The remark came after Typhoid Donnie told Democrats in front of the cameras that he’d “take up the mantle,” and he was “proud” to shutdown the government.

7. “USMCA — like the song, YMCA.” - “It’s fun to stay at the YMCA,” but apparently, the new-NAFTA trade deal was like the popular Village People song from the late 1970s. It’s unclear if Typhoid Donnie thought he could get that branding to take off, but understandably it never did.

8. Trump discovers soccer - For years, pollsters have talked about suburban women they called “soccer moms,” but apparently Typhoid Donnie only realized soccer was catching on in 2019. “And a lot of people, including me, thought soccer would probably never make it in this country, but it really is moving forward rapidly,” Trump said.

9. That time Trump invented the word “caravan.” - “How about the word ‘caravan?’ Caravan? I think that was one of mine,” he said in El Paso, Texas.

10. Puerto Rico - “And I think that the people of Puerto Rico are very grateful to Donald Trump for what we’ve done for them,” Typhoid Donnie said at a rally in Panama City, Florida. Not 10 seconds later, he then said, “That’s Puerto Rico, and they don’t like me.”

And of course he filed 36 lawsuit over the election that tossed his a%% out and only one made it to court. The rest were laughed out of court.

HavasuGuy

I read your first sentence and thought you were talking about tRUMP.

The rest of your comment proved your stupidity...

HavasuGuy

Biden has already unified us!

American patriots are dancing in the streets!

Republicans are hiding in their basements (think dunton) and rallying behind tRUMP's silly refusal to accept reality.

USA USA USA!

IcePick

HG. You got the USA part wrong it should be Globalism Globalism Globalism!!

Don't take the Plywood down yet.

BigBob

Hmm, it looks as if a previous comment, I believe by HG, has been removed. I'll repeat it and see how it goes this time - IP, didn't you mean to post "KKK" instead of "GGG?"

“Your”welcome

Hey Bobby! If it makes you feel better! I made a couple humorous comments on another post which literally got 90% of the comments deleted! Lmao! C’mon news “herald” allow stupid comments! Their fun.....

“Your”welcome

“Lmao” mascot, yet typical from a moron! Those are people rioting and stealing in the streets! People like you are making it okay!

BigBob

"Your" (sic) Going from above down. Who is "Bobby?" "there" And the only morons we see are the members of Typhoid Donnie's Moron Brigade who are interfering with the business of our government.

simon1dog

HG is great at creating facts. Perhaps CNN has a job for him :-)

BigBob

Sorry, loser, but you do not "create" facts, one simply reports them. Insteadof making stupid claims why don't you take the facts presented and prove them to be in error? Oh, that's right YOU CAN'T!

“Your”welcome

“Bobby!” To provide an argument to something you’ve stated is admitting that there was truth! Understand “Bobby!” That not all believe what you think.....nor even remotely consider it a fact! It’s a joke to even provide you “anything!”

BigBob

"Your(sic) - Who is "Bobby?" And challenging a statement does indicate that statement is true, so tell us again why none of fools can EVER dispute the factual and truthful information I provide? Lord, you sound like one of Typhoid Donnie's lawyers.

simon1dog

Question: Will Biden unify us? The answer: No. How can he. The guy will never take office.

BigBob

President Elect Biden will be sworn in on 20 January and there is nothing you can do about it. I will advise you that each time you post these threats to the President Elect I will be reporting them to the proper authorities because we all know you conservative/fascists are a danger to our nation.

IcePick

Biden will be unifying us all the way to his Brothers Bank! Buch of Shmucks this guy has lied about everything for 47 years

BigBob

Once again you post garbage with no basis in facts. Why do you do that?

samsah

Let's not forget about one of the newest elected member of the Executive Board of the Democratic National Committee, David Atkins, who is looking for idea on how to "de-program" 75 million Trump supporters "in terms of post-WWII Germany or Japan..." Suppression of dissenting political opinions to the magnitude of "de-programming" and ignoring physical violence against people that hold those dissenting views should shock and dismay both sides of the aisle. But hey, I understand Manzanar is very nice this time of year...

BigBob

Sadly Mr Atkins plan to deprogram the 75 million idiots who support Typhoid Donnie, the super-spreader of the trump virus responsible for the deaths, so far, of a quarter-of-a-million innocent American men women and children would be a failure. Once fools are suckered into a cult of hate and destruction there is no bringing them back - Jim Jones is a perfect example, albeit on a minor scale.

So the intelligent people of our nation will be forced to keep a close eye on these conservative/fascists and make certain they are never allowed to attain any position of power. We will have to render them impotent in order to protect our nation from ignorance and stupidity and their goal, at the direction of Putin, of destroying our nation.

And your reference to Manzanar and the other concentration camps of WW2 is just a demonstration of your ignorance - as usual.

HavasuGuy

BigBob - Well said, thanks!

23merkaba

The paper used to print the ballots on was marked with a non-radioactive isotope water mark, so they can be GPS tracked. Chief Justice Roberts is a member of the Knights of Malta and will be exposed as a traitor. There are already 190,000 indictments ready to go. There's a reason we put a wrinkled flag on the coffins of George HW Bush, John McCain, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, they were also traitors. The NWO is a Luciferian cult. Remember, it had to be this way, you can't tell the people, you have to show them. Get the popcorn, enjoy the show, we haven't even reached the tip of the iceberg yet.

BigBob

WOW! Those doggone gummies have really destroyed your already damaged brain! The only "tip of the iceberg" are the hundreds of cases of crimes against America that will be filed against Typhoid Donnie, his entire crime family and every low-life scum he appointed to office. Now I strongly suggest you go lie down and for God's sake do not attempt to operate an automobile or even a coffee maker.

BigBob

Sadly members of the Typhoid Donnie Moron Brigade have already made it clear they will not accept, work with or even acknowledge President Biden, including the fool in the, Senate, McConnell. At 77 I fear I will not live long enough to see our nation return to what had been considered normal before that fool trump was appointed to the presidency.

Vince Gors

Do you mean like oblama's actions before and during President Trump's term in Office? The Four years of doing Nothing to help the Country and hurt the President. Hey!! I suffered for 8 Years of that Elephant Ears and enjoyed the 4 years of finally seeing light at the end Of The Tunnel. I will be fine. I want the next 4 years to be the most miserable "Dog Fight Blood Bath in our Country's History. That's what you get for the never ending dim's constant lies,cheating,distortion of the truth and accomplishing Nothing. Bring It On.

BigBob

So sad to watch as a person shows up here day after day and proves his massive ignorance to the world. Let's consider what the last president elected by the American people did -

The day Obama took office, the Dow closed at 7,949 points. Eight years later, the Dow had almost tripled, closing at 21,414.

General Motors and Chrysler were on the brink of bankruptcy, with Ford not far behind, and their failure, along with their supply chains, would have meant the loss of millions of jobs. Obama pushed through a controversial, $8o billion bailout to save the car industry. The U.S. car industry survived, started making money again, and the entire $80 billion was paid back, with interest.

While we remain vulnerable to lone-wolf attacks, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully executed a mass attack here since 9/11.

Obama ordered the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

He drew down the number of troops from 180,000 in Iraq and Afghanistan to just 15,000, and increased funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

He launched a program called Opening Doors which, since 2010, has led to a 47 percent decline in the number of homeless veterans.

He set a record 73 straight months of private-sector job growth.

Due to Obama’s regulatory policies, greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 12%, production of renewable energy more than doubled, and our dependence on foreign oil was cut in half.

He signed The Lilly Ledbetter Act, making it easier for women to sue employers for unequal pay.

His Omnibus Public Lands Management Act designated more than 2 million acres as wilderness, creating thousands of miles of trails and protecting over 1,000 miles of rivers.

He reduced the federal deficit from 9.8 percent of GDP in 2009 to 3.2percent in 2016.

For all the inadequacies of the Affordable Care Act, we seem to have forgotten that, before the ACA, you could be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition and kids could not stay on their parents’ policies up to age 26.

Obama approved a $14.5 billion system to rebuild the levees in New Orleans.

All this, even as our own Mitch McConnell famously asserted that his singular mission would be to block anything President Obama tried to do.

While Obama failed on his campaign pledge to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, that prison’s population decreased from 242 to around 50.

He expanded funding for embryonic stem cell research, supporting groundbreaking advancement in areas like spinal injury treatment and cancer.

Credit card companies can no longer charge hidden fees or raise interest rates without advance notice.

Most years, Obama threw a 4th of July party for military families. He held babies, played games with children, served barbecue.

Welfare spending is down: for every 100 poor families, just 24 receive cash assistance, compared with 64 in 1996.

Obama comforted families and communities following more than a dozen mass shootings. After Sandy Hook, he said, “The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old.”

Yet, he never took away anyone’s guns.

He was the first president since Eisenhower to serve two terms without personal or political scandal.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

On the other side, here is what Typhoid Donnie has given us -

1) Highest national debt;

2) Most convicted team members;

3) Most pandemic infections in world history.

4) Use of military troops against citizens of the United States.

5) American’s being banned from traveling to Europe.

6) The deaths of more 250,000 Americans due to the trump virus.

7) Most disastrous drop in GDP in our nation's history.

Vince Gors

You can't make this up!! The only one on the Planet who Believes this Disgrace did even one Positive thing for anyone other than for himself and his Husband.[thumbdown]

HavasuGuy

BigBob - Thanks for the easily verified facts!

“Your”welcome

“Village mascot!” The idea of something, such as you! Thinking.....as if their is truth to your thoughts is simply a theory!

“Your”welcome

Not much here people! Move along as this man is a disturbed one! Simply looking at #6 in blaming our president for a virus that was originated from another country! The country “whom which!” Chose to ignore its severity, simply to destroy an economy that was striving in America! The “gdp” was also the lowest in decades which this silly man forgets! Dementia seems to be the Democrats go to!

HavasuGuy

Vunce Gors - Your response typifies the tRUMP mindset, You said, "I want the next 4 years to be the most miserable "Dog Fight Blood Bath in our Country's History"

Like tRUMP, you don't care about America, your fellow Americans or anyone else but you.

You are not an American by definition, you're just another white racist living in America.

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