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The Outsiders View of Biden's Victory and What It Means

An senior air warrior and political observer who has the pulse of the region and can sense a change when it comes.

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Background

The result of the election is out and Joe Biden has won the electoral college. But there is a fly in the appointment as Donald Trump won 70 million votes; that's a huge number. It's just a little short of what Biden won. The first thing I noticed was the statement by the President-elect that he plans to change the US pandemic response and also undo the policies of Donald Trump by executive order. I remember seeing a movie on a rerun "the good the bad and the ugly". In the movie, Elli Walach sits in a bathtub with a pistol in his hand, under the water. A man enters with a cocked pistol and threatens to shoot Walach dead. He keeps brandishing the pistol till Wallach fires with the words," if you want to shoot, shoot, you don't talk." I wonder what he meant when he said he would by executive order, undo the policies of Donald Trump. Why couldn't he just do it when he comes to power without bragging about it earlier. This is the point I'm trying to make that Biden has won a Pyrrhic victory and perhaps he is aware that 70 million Americans voted for Trump and if Trump lost I think it's entirely his fault and it's a victory by default for Biden.

Trump lost because he didn't take Biden seriously. He continued playing to his own gallery of supporters who in any case were going to vote for him without making an attempt to reach out to those people who were opposed to him. This is where Trump lost the election because those who were opposed to Trump came out in huge numbers to ensure that he is defeated; not to make Biden a winner because he didn't have anything much to offer in his briefcase for Americans. The sole aim was to defeat Trump. Joe Biden happened to be the man in the queue opposing Trump and he reaped the benefit.


What next?

Trump in his four years as US President did quite a lot. The unemployment figures were the lowest for decades and he brought a breath of fresh air into moribund alliances like NATO and the EU. Under Trump, the economy was booming and with lower unemployment figures I think the Americans were having a jolly good time. But he made no attempt to bridge the gap between the races and some of his tweets supporting racism probably proved his undoing. Frankly, Trump is not responsible for the racial divide in America. The problems are more deep-rooted and go beyond Trump. If a white policeman puts his knee on the neck of a Black person and strangulated him to death, shows that the racial divide is very deep in America. All those expressing relief at the victory of Biden must answer the question; will his becoming president stop all this from happening?

I will answer the question as to why Donald Trump lost. I think it was because of the China virus. Trump would have got away with the policy he perceived correct in 2016 and followed in 2020, but his failure was not to take the China virus seriously. More than 150,000 Americans died and yet he was moving around without a mask. This was jarring to many whose close friends and relations had died. Had he shown an urgency instead of just tweeting he would have got a second term. Coming to Biden, he won't do anything better, he really can't because it's a deep plan hatched by China, and at times when the world economy is in a tailspin the dragon shows a 3.1 % rise. Food for thought.


Last word

The China virus has now re-entered American life with a vengeance. Biden will not be able to do much. Sooner than later he will have to face China. This is the acid test. The bulk of the American people may not be bothered about it as Biden's supporters sing and dance. But 4 years down the line he will have to follow the policies of Trump with regard to China but then it may be too late. It is like a marathon runner trying to make up in the last mile having not realized any urgency earlier. The price will be paid by Americans. With Kamla Harris as successor /president in waiting who feels that the greatness of America will be restored? Thousands are still getting infected but Biden has not said a word on China. That is a tragedy.

Comments

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on November 10, 2020:

Leslie, thank you for your comment. Let's appreciate there are 2 sides to a coin.

Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on November 10, 2020:

Sorry emge. You say no evidence of Russian connection with trump, I don’t take anything you say seriously.

That is my line in the sand.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on November 10, 2020:

Leslie, Chinese here pretty happy that Biden has won and not Trump.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on November 10, 2020:

Leslie, I have been reading about the Russian connection for 4 years. Frankly no evidence at all of this.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on November 10, 2020:

Yves, i had surmised as much

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on November 10, 2020:

Yves, Thank you for commenting. I have mentioned somewhere that some of my staff who are Chinese are elated that Biden has won. It means that Biden is their bunny. I have an inkling of some fraud because Trump who was leading by hundreds of thousands of votes in Pennsylvania ended up losing once the postal ballots were counted. This needs investigation and one can't help feeling that it is possible that Trump has been cheated out of his win.

Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on November 09, 2020:

Putin has just taken over Armenia. Is America next? Asking all youze “Patriots”

Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on November 09, 2020:

How can 45,000 more votes be rescinded? Real clear bs. And China, along with Russia, refused to congratulate Biden on his win. They’re sticking with Tarzan leader trump, who is more like themselves. “Me Tarzan, you Jane”

https://youtu.be/MwHWbsvgQUE

Yves on November 09, 2020:

Below 270.

Yves on November 09, 2020:

Real Clear Politics has rescinded their view that Biden won Pennsylvania as of today, Nov 11. That puts Biden below 170 electoral votes. You may or may not know about the voter fraud that occurred in that state as well as in many others states. Just because the media has anointed Biden the President-Elect does not mean he is President elect.

The votes are still being tabulated and court cases still need to be resolved...

But, at the moment, China and all dictators are thrilled at a potential Biden win. Why? Because he is compromised and they know it "Oh so well."

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on November 09, 2020:

Thank you Sp Greaney, your comment is very valid.

Sp Greaney from Ireland on November 09, 2020:

Every President has his own agenda but Trump got too lax and ignored the smart people around him.

4 years is enough of a term for any President. 2 years in and they all become useless. They think they are invincible.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on November 09, 2020:

Leslie, most welcome.Good to spread love all around.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on November 09, 2020:

Josef, thank you for your comment. Yes, Trump miscalculated horribly. He failed also to gauge the undercurrent of opposition to him. He was too fixed in his ideas when a more dynamic approach was expected.

Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on November 09, 2020:

Thank you for your decency, emge. I appreciate your civility.

Josef Käufer on November 09, 2020:

Just came across this article by chance. I found it very correct and to the point. Yes, Biden benefitted from the anti-Trump atmosphere. If the election had been held before the pandemic Biden would be sitting out fishing. Well presented. I agree, that Trump failed because of the virus and his taking it too lightly.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on November 09, 2020:

Thanks, Leslie, your comment is welcome.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on November 09, 2020:

Tanks Flourish, Really, I hope you are right. Wait another 4 years.

FlourishAnyway from USA on November 09, 2020:

Biden won because he was the superior candidate who can lead us out of this a better economy, safer world.

Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on November 09, 2020:

Yeah I get it.

Biden is a big fat nothing, right?

His values, which are my values, mean nothing, because all I wanted was to get rid of trump.

We, being the majority here...40% of white people, and EVERYONE else, don’t have much to offer.

Thanks a bunch.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on November 09, 2020:

Leslie, you have a point but the thrust of my article is that Trump lost because of his own deeds and his failure to reach out to other people who are opposed to him. He supported white supremacy and he couldn't control the China virus took it lightly and paid the price. All I'm saying is that even if a horse had been put in place of Biden he would win because many people wanted to get rid of Trump.

Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on November 09, 2020:

Can I just ask you, emge.....did trump consider at all the 65 million Clinton voters, which was 3 million more than his own, in 2016?

Is there some reason, other than misogyny, or bias, why trump voters now, should get more consideration than Clinton voters did, in 2016?

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on November 09, 2020:

Pamela, that is the sadness of the whole case. The Dragon has to be tamed otherwise it will run over the entire world. The Chinese are 1.4 billion with deep pockets and a one-point agenda to dominate the world. The China virus is their invention and part of their scheme of things to dominate the world in particular the USA. Hope Biden can see the writing on the wall. To my mind, he does not inspire confidence as far as China is concerned and there are rumors regarding his son and China. Is that the reason he has never spoken about Tibet, Sinkiang, South China sea, and the China virus?

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 09, 2020:

Maybe China purposely sent the virus to affect the election. Your article is an interesting review of Biden's win.