Biden is a poor choice as a candidate, but the corruption shit that has been cooked up is mostly bullshit. I am absolutely not trying to defend him, he was close to my last choice of all the Dem candidates, but when the entire conservative smear machine is aimed at you and all they can get is that flimsy laptop story, you know his record is fairly clean. God Biden was an uninspiring candidate, and now that the senate is lost, NOTHING will get done for the next 4, probably 8 years at the very least. We are still royally fucked.
I don’t think there needs to be a smoking gun to call Biden corrupt. 40 plus years in politics and he hasn’t done anything that could be described as progressive and he takes big corporate donor money. Even if he had a Dem majority Senate he wouldn’t do anything substantial with it. He’d pat himself on the back for a more progressive tax plan than Trump (but still not even close to being progressive enough because his rich overlords say no to that) and he’d pat himself on the back for passing climate change related policies and that would be it. How about raising the federal minimum wage for the entire country? Seattle’s economy and Western Washington’s economy is doing pretty damn well during this pandemic and was doing great before the the pandemic. Nope, would never happen under Biden no matter what.
Yea that’s pretty fair, I agree with pretty much everything you said. I do think he would be able to pass some election reform and push for DC statehood, which would have huge implications electorally. But that’s all moot now because we shit the bed in the senate. Nothing will every improve nationally, just have to keep focusing on improving Washington State.