Biden: You Won’t Believe what I Can Get Done on Environment

December 24, 2020

Above, during the campaign, Biden tells gun nut he’s “full of shit.”

More of that please.

Jonathan Capehart in the Washington Post:

So, I asked Biden on that call what he would say to Democrats and others who are afraid he doesn’t see the punch in the mouth coming or that he won’t have the will to use all the power available to him to get his agenda through Congress. Biden pushed back — forcefully, as if I was the one who punched him in the mouth.

“Well, let me tell you something. You guys have been saying that about me since the day I ever got into office. You said that when I announced, that I was a nice enough guy but didn’t get it, didn’t know what was going on,” Biden said. “I respectfully suggest that I beat the hell out of everybody else. I won the nomination, got everybody to come around and won by over seven million votes. So I think I know what I’m doing and I’ve been pretty damn good at being able to deal with the punchers. I know how to block a straight left and do a right hook. I understand it.”

“I haven’t changed how I approach politics since I got involved. And part of it is just establishing with your opponents that if they want to play, I’m ready to fight. I’m ready to fight,” Biden noted. “But one of the things that happens is when you get into one of those kind of blood matches … nothing gets done, nothing gets done.”

Still, Biden argued that knowing what to do in lieu of fighting is what matters and is what’s necessary now. “What is your vision? What do you see down the road? What do you think brings people together?” he said. “Part of it is sort of not seeing around the corner, but understanding where the American public is going.” His prime example was where the American people are on environmental issues today compared with when he was vice president.

“I’m going to be able to get stuff done on the environment that none of you are going to believe,” Biden pledged. “I could not have gotten it done six years ago, but all of a sudden, they now realize, ‘Holy, God!’ … ’Holy mackerel, I didn’t realize. When you have a part of the West Coast burn as big as the state of New Jersey to the ground, something’s up. Something’s wrong.’ ”

One Response to “Biden: You Won’t Believe what I Can Get Done on Environment”

  1. Ron Benenati Says:

    sounds a lot more reactive than leadership to me

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