It’s okay. Joe is having flashbacks to the 80s where you could maybe get a majority of Dems behind this position.
President Biden called into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, calling on Americans to “come together” and put unity above politics over the holiday weekend — and beyond.
“On this Thanksgiving, Al, we have to come together,” the president told NBC’s Al Roker. “We can have different political views, but we have one view. The one view is that we’re the finest, greatest nation in the world. We should focus on that.”
If Biden really believes that, maybe he should become a Republican. Again. Because has Biden checked with his party on that position?
The NY Times/Siena College national poll finds that only 37% of Democrats agree with the statement that “America is the greatest country in the world.”
Instead, 55% of Democrats endorsed the statement that “America is a great country but not the greatest.” Another 7% said the US is “not a great country” with the remainder having no opinion.
By comparison, 69% of Republicans said the US was the greatest.
As the guy responsible for Biden being in the White House, once said, “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.”
Does Biden actually believe that America is the “finest, greatest nation in the world”?
T’would be nice to think so but I suspect he’s just echoing the ghosts of teleprompters past. These are the sorts of things that Senate Democrats with presidential aspirations used to say: generally without actually believing them.
But then again I don’t think Biden really believes in things. Career politicians tend not to. Biden believes in D.C. and the system which has served him so well. The stuff about America is like an old song that a man remembers from his teenage years and he hums it, but that doesn’t mean he actually believes what the lyrics say.
Politics is an old song to Joe Biden. He takes the lyrics seriously as a performer, not a believer. And the songs he’s singing aren’t those that his party is signing anymore.