I began reading Schreckinger's book last night and this passage jumped out at me.
Biden lost his wife and daughter and then...
"Joe went through severe depression. The title of his memoir, Promises to Keep, is an allusion to Robert Frost’s 1923 poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”
In it, the narrator pauses his journey on a cold winter’s night to entertain a temptation to wander off into a frozen forest.
It ends: The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.
The poem is widely interpreted to be about the contemplation of suicide. In the aftermath of the accident, Joe did consider killing himself.
“Suicide wasn’t just an option, but a rational option,” he wrote in the memoir. Instead, he decided he owed it to his sons to keep going."
All of these broken people in leadership in our nation, traumetized, handled by the media, and their personal tragedies splayed on tv... milked for maximum effect.
I am all for Biden choosing to live for his sons.
But did the nation have to suffer all of the deep and dark dysfunction along with the grifters known as the Biden family?
Do we not have healthy and whole men and women in America who can step up and serve a few terms and then quietly go back home to their communities?
My prayer is that as Bidens crimes are more fully exposed, we will comfortable move away from career politicians to term limits and citizen representatives in state and national government.
The government we have now is the one the founders feared and wrote the United States Constitution to prevent.
Love these audio formats. Listen to them on my daily walks. Thanks. -dc
I think the take away from this piece is that influence peddling among friends and family of powerful US politicians is commonplace. While the Bidens may be particularly aggressive in trying to profit on the "the big guy's" coattails, they are not a one off. Inside the beltway, the political game would be unfamiliar to most Americans. Money, power, and career are the priorities. The American people are just a minor annoyance to be dealt with each election cycle.
"Giuliani ended up in his post-mayoral life supporting himself by doing what many American ex-politicians stoop to: whoring himself out to wealthy foreigners with legal problems or lobbying needs." NICE!
Where can we get a TK news cap that Matt wears during the UI pod?
Who wouldn't be corrupted by a social system that worships wealth and celebrity. The Bidens not unlike Trump and his brood are a product of never paying consequences for his/her actions. This comes down to accountability and a manufacture belief within the hearts and mind of people of position and privilege that they are above everything - especially, basic human decency and the law that the rank and file are held to account. When you and yours keep getting anyway with things over and over again without even a hint of pay a real consequence, the message starts to come clear that you are untouchable and for some it's as cynical as believing it's providence - God must've cleared me to be a piece of shit just like King David in the bible.
This is the funniest thing I've listened to in a long time :))
We have Joe Biden to thank for Clarence Thomas, the War in Iraq, and the various compromises he has managed, or participated in, with the dis-functional GOP since since the Reagan Administration. Only the emergence of the "far worse Trump" can allow Biden and his ilk to be considered an acceptable political leader. Compromises to Extinction: coming to your neighborhood soon -- The Joe Manchin Show is next on the bill.
Is there any plan to expand the podcasts version to services other than apple?
Thank you. In a probably inaccurate paraphrase of Jane Goodall, "We are not passengers on this earth, we are the crew." I guess if we want to change this mess, we had better take up our tasks.
Love the format, thank you!!!!