JOE BIDEN - KAMALA HARRIS




WELCOME JOE BIDEN AS THE 46TH PRESIDENT OF THE 

UNITED STATES AND  VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS 

 We Are Proud to Show These Were Their First Steps


👺 Our Future Is In The Hands Of Biden and Harris…
Hopefully…  The basis of the tragic T-RUMP Story, is not a phenomena, it is result of years of corruption, lies,  false narratives, cheating, exploitation, and a life style taken from his crooked father.  T-RUMP’s training began simply by his father not using condoms early enough like at Donald’s birth and that would have been ideal.

Donald was taught no wrongs.  Winning is the only thing… Even if you cheat…  If you have money and power it will never be your fault. In most situations, Trump’s impulse is to blame others for the problems he encounters. 


Joseph Biden Jr.   —  (Born November 20, 1942) is an American politician and the president-elect of the United States. Biden defeated incumbent president Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election and will be inaugurated as the 46th president on January 20, 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, Biden served as the 47th vice president during the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017. He represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.

  • Raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and New Castle County, Delaware, Biden studied at the University of Delaware before earning his law degree from Syracuse University in 1968. 
  • He was elected a New Castle County Councillor in 1970 and became the sixth-youngest senator in American history when he was elected to the U.S. Senate from Delaware in 1972, at the age of 29. 
  • Biden was a longtime member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and eventually its chairman. 
  • He opposed the Gulf War in 1991 and supported expanding the NATO  alliance into Eastern Europe and its intervention in the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s. 
  • He supported the resolution authorizing the Iraq War in 2002, and later opposed the surge of US troops in 2007. 
  • He also chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1987 to 1995, dealing with drug policy, crime prevention, and civil liberties issues; led the effort to pass the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and the Violence Against Women Act; 
  • Oversaw six U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings, including the contentious hearings for Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and again in 2008.
  • Biden was reelected to the Senate six times, and was the fourth-most senior senator when he resigned to serve as Barack Obama's vice president after they won the 2008 presidential election; Obama and Biden were reelected in 2012. As vice president, Biden oversaw infrastructure spending in 2009 to counteract the Great Recession. 
  • His negotiations with congressional Republicans helped pass legislation including the 2010 Tax Relief Act, which resolved a taxation deadlock; the Budget Control Act of 2011, which resolved a debt ceiling crisis; and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which addressed the impending “fiscal cliff". 
  • He also led efforts to pass the United States–Russia New START treaty and helped formulate U.S. policy toward Iraq through the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2011. Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, he led the Gun Violence Task Force. In January 2017, Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction.
  • In April 2019, Biden announced his candidacy in the 2020 presidential election, and he reached the delegate threshold needed to secure the Democratic nomination in June 2020.  In August, he announced his choice of Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate. Biden defeated T-RUMP in the 2020 United States presidential election, and is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.


THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM


MY RECOMMENDATION FOR THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM  —  Atlanta (CNN)Georgia's political landscape saw a major shift this election season -- and much of the credit goes to someone who wasn't on the ballot: Stacey Abrams.

In stunning victories, incoming President Joe Biden became the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the state in 28 years and CNN projected Wednesday that Rev. Raphael Warnock will make history as its first Black senator. He will also be the first Black Democrat to represent a southern state in the Senate.

As a nervous nation waited for results of the second of two US Senate races, this one between incumbent Republican David Perdue and Democratic newcomer John Ossoff, Abrams remained optimistic. 

"With new votes joining the tally, we are on a strong path," she tweeted. "But even while we wait for more, let's celebrate the extraordinary organizers, volunteers, canvassers & tireless groups that haven't stopped going since Nov. Across our state, we roared. A few miles to go...but well done!"

She's a key one of those organizers. Abrams, the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate, has devoted years to expanding the electorate and boosting turnout in the state, which had been reliably red for decades.

Abrams lost the Georgia governor's race by 55,000 votes in an election marred by allegations of voter suppression. Instead of fading into the background, she climbed into the trenches. She formed an organization to register and empower voters, wrote a book about voter suppression and co-produced an Amazon Prime documentary, "All In: the Fight for Democracy." 

Her relentless efforts paid off. No Democratic presidential candidate had won in Georgia since Bill Clinton in 1992, although Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton came fairly close. But Biden got more than 2.4 million votes in Georgia, smashing Hillary Clinton's total by more than half a million.

"Stacey has tirelessly worked to get Joe Biden and the Democratic National Convention to pay attention to Georgia, spending years organizing and strategizing to make sure Georgians have their voices heard at the polls," said Nsé Ufot, CEO of the New Georgia Project, an effort launched by Abrams in 2013 to grow the electorate. "We wouldn't be in the position we are in today without her leadership." 

Abrams told CNN that the state has seen dramatic turnout and engagement among communities that are typically not not at the top of mind for candidates. 

"My heart is full," she tweeted after the November elections. “We are just getting started."


Georgia’s Demographics Are Changing  —  Georgia had voted Republican in eight of the past nine presidential elections. But explosive growth and changing demographics are expanding Democrats' base and turning the state purple. Republicans may no longer be able to count on the Peach State. 

Leaders like Abrams, who has pushed Democrats to pay more attention to the state, have helped hasten the shift.  Last year, Abrams and her former campaign manager wrote a 16-page document filled with data and trends on Democratic voters in the state. They described it as a blueprint for victory in 2020.

"With a diverse, growing population and rapidly changing electorate, Georgia is not a future opportunity for Democrats; it is a necessity right now," it said. "Georgia is every bit as competitive as perennial battleground states. With one of the youngest and the most African American electorate of any competitive state, Georgia has demographic advantages that don't exist in other states."

Georgia also has a growing Latino population and booming communities in and around the Democratic stronghold of Atlanta.  The state's shifting demographics have played a key role, but so have investments in recruitment, training and support for candidates from minority communities, Ufot said. 

The New Georgia Project said last week it has registered about 500,000 new voters. And it plans to continue knocking on doors.  "We have folks on the ballot who are in our communities, speaking with voters and putting forward policy initiatives that reflect the needs of people within our state," Ufot said. “When people feel heard, they feel encouraged."


Abrams Has Diversified The State’s Politics  —  Abrams, 46, graduated from Spelman College and Yale Law School and served in the Georgia House of Representatives for over a decade.

Seven years ago she founded The New Georgia Project, a voter registration group that has led a grassroots effort to reach and register potential new voters in churches, college campuses and neighborhoods.

After her narrow loss to Brian Kemp in the 2018 race -- which would have made her the first female African American governor -- Abrams launched Fair Fight, which funded and trained voter protection teams in 20 battleground states. It targeted young and minority voters, and educated them on the election and their voting rights. 

"We owe Stacey Abrams our greatest gratitude and respect," said Susan Rice, who served as national security adviser during the Obama administration. "Rarely does one person deserve such disproportionate credit for major progress and change."

Abrams' strong 2018 campaign and grassroots efforts have made her a rising star in the Democratic party. In 2019 she became the first Black woman to deliver the official Democratic response to a State of the Union speech.

This year she was among the top candidates considered as potential running mates for Biden. Trump's campaign mocked her, saying she was on a "desperate audition" to become Biden's vice president, but Abrams was not coy about her ambitions. 

"As a young black woman, growing up in Mississippi, I learned that if you don't raise your hand, people won't see you, and they won't give you attention," Abrams told CNN's Jake Tapper in April. 

"But it's not about attention for being the running mate, it is about making sure that my qualifications aren't in question, because they're not just speaking to me, they're speaking to young black women, young women of color, young people of color, who wonder if they too can be seen."

Abrams campaigned this fall for Biden, and said she gave Democratic leaders a similar pitch. 

"I had two messages. One, voter suppression is real and we have to have a plan to fight back. Two, Georgia is real. You've got to have a plan to fight here," she told CNN this week. “ e were very privileged to know that by the time Joe Biden won the nomination, he had Georgia on his mind."


Her 2018 Loss Taught Voters Key Lessons  —  Many African Americans in Georgia say they were motivated to vote in person by what happened when Republican Brian Kemp ran against Abrams for governor while serving as the state’s chief elections officer.   Kemp had enforced some of the nation's most restrictive voting laws as Georgia's secretary of state and was accused during the campaign of seeking to suppress minority votes. 

Abrams argued he used his position to sway the election, while Kemp countered that she had "manufactured a 'crisis' to fire up her supporters and raise funds from left wing radicals."

Abrams remained defiant when she ended her bid for governor. 

"Let's be clear -- this is not a speech of concession, because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper," she said. "As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that. But ... the title of governor isn't nearly as important as our shared title -- voters. And that is why we fight on."

The disputed election outcome also inspired Abrams' organizations to push to register voters in underrepresented communities.

"After 2018, we all continued the fight to make sure that would not happen to the people of Georgia again," Ufot said. "Through grassroots organizing, we have been able to register more voters and get more people to the polls." 

Meanwhile, more Democrats across the nation are recognizing Abrams’ contributions.   Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler said this week that her efforts have been felt beyond Georgia.   "There's a lot of totally correct talk about how Stacey Abrams was pivotal to winning Georgia," he tweeted. "Folks: Stacey & her team were pivotal to flipping Wisconsin too.   And every other battleground."  Thanks in part to Abrams, Georgia may now be a perennial battleground too.


POSITIVE MOTIVATION

😇  Here Are The 10 Climate Executive Actions — January 21, 2021 

President-elect Joe Biden is planning a flurry of executive actions when he takes office on Jan. 20, and many focus on combating the global climate crisis.  

— John Kerry Will Be The Special Envoy on Climate Change  —

Biden's legislative agenda on climate largely depended on whether Democrats gain control of the US Senate, which will be decided in two run-off elections in Georgia taking place on Jan. 5. But regardless of which party controls the Senate, Biden has pledged to sign a series of executive orders, which do not require congressional approval.

The 10 executive actions Biden has said he will take on his first day as president to combat the crisis and reduce emissions are:

  1. Require limits on methane pollution for oil and gas operations.
  2. Use the federal government procurement system to work towards 100% clean energy and zero-emissions vehicles.
  3. Ensure US government buildings and facilities are more efficient and climate-ready.
  4. Implement the already-existing Clean Air Act, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by developing new fuel economy standards to ensure all new sales for light- and medium-duty vehicles will be electrified, and annual improvements for heavy duty vehicles.
  5. Double down on liquid fuels like advanced biofuels and make agriculture a key part of the solution to the climate crisis.
  6. Reduce emissions and cut consumer costs through new standards for appliance and building efficiency.
  7. Require federal permit decisions to consider effects of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, and ensure every federal infrastructure investment reduces climate pollution.
  8. Require public companies to disclose climate risks and greenhouse gas emissions in their operations and supply chains.
  9. Protect biodiversity, slow extinction rates and conserve 30% of America's lands and waters by 2030.
  10. Permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, establish national parks and monuments, ban new oil and gas permits on public lands and waters, modify royalties to account for climate costs and creating programs to enhance reforestation and develop renewable energy on federal lands and waters to double offshore wind by 2030.

Stef Feldman, Biden’s campaign policy director, tells CNN that Biden’s climate plan is an “ ll-of-government agenda," and will be worked on across departments and agencies.



TRUTH AND TRANSPARENCY

Most Important POINTS TO CONSIDER  

  • Specifically, another task for Joe Biden is get back the Attorneys General and those who worked on the various over-site committees that T-RUMP had to dismiss to cover his unlawful and regrettable scenes and the replace those good people with his clones. They know the job and the slick moves T-RUMP made and are perfectly inclined in following the truth
  • We need honest good US attorneys upon resignation of that Fat-Lying-Bastard Sycophant  William P Barr
  • Who has misled the public on the Mueller report
  • Refused to recuse himself from the Ukraine investigation
  • Propagated a dangerous view of executive power 
  • Acted like Trump’s personal lawyer  and he should be arrested will be arrested for a multitude of reasons.
  • Re-instate those briefing and security codes for the Generals  —  Let them form an advisory  committee.   They were a select group of the Generals who could not fathom T-RUMPS lies and stupidity and they are needed to aid the military, you cannot throw that experience, candor and honesty in serving our country away from these hero’s and tell the country you know better.  
  • No relatives to be allowed to work in the White House.  B
  • Biden also could pledge that all Cabinet officials will sell or put stocks and other financial holdings in a blind trust.
  • Review under congress the hacks T-RUMP has put in high Court positions. Judges rated unqualified by the American Bar Association will not be nominated. And this not presently qualified by normal civil terms removed. Those fast tracked by McConnell be all under review, some never tried a case…  review those appointments by an independent panel.


Courage By Many — Trump Needs To Go On Trial For Obstruction 

Praise and Thanks to the Secretaries of state and election authorities in the contested states, Republicans and Democrats, alike have weathered death threats and vows of political retribution simply for doing their jobs and counting, recounting and certifying the vote. They have shown enormous courage and deserve our gratitude and respect.

Praise and Thanks to the   Thousands of everyday Americans who voted, volunteered and worked around the clock — in the midst of a pandemic and sometimes with the din of howling mobs in the background — to count and recount the votes. These patriotic Americans showed inspiring courage. 

Praise and Thanks to the Governors who loyally campaigned for T-RUMP but refused to bow to his threats and intimidation after the election.  Yes, they were simply doing what the law required and democracy demands by certifying the vote in their states. But these officials acted knowing that in the hothouse of Trump’s Republican Party, doing their duty now could cost them their jobs in primaries later.  Many voters are idiots and don’t realize what dangers Trump is…

Praise and Thanks to the dozens of judges — some appointed by Trump -- have summarily dismissed his ferocious, groundless assault on the election results. They have shown gratifying fidelity to the law.  T-RUMP has made clear from the very start of his presidency that he believed that every branch, every person in government, should be beholden to him before the law and their oaths of office. 

His Game plan Failed —  I have two words for the President and they are not thank you, you have harmed people, you have lied and you have waisted millions of dollars and people are starving… Hell will love you…

I am Proud of the Supreme Court — He told us before the election, in rushing through the Supreme Court confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, that he wanted nine justices to rule on election disputes. His implication was clear: They were to be his justices. My way, so he thought.  But this very conservative Supreme Court would not (so far, at least) be enlisted in the profane and unconstitutional mission of overturning an election on his behalf. 

As they and other federal judges have lifetime appointments, perhaps it took courage and more compassion than it did for those elected officials who have risked their careers — and even their lives — to stand by the rule of law. But the justices deserve credit, for firmly and unanimously rejecting the absurd lawsuits Trump and his loyalists have pushed their way.

Courageous, too, have been those handful of elected Republicans who have acknowledged the results, congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and urged a peaceful, orderly transition of power. The others need to go home and stay there. The days of reasoning and reckoning are getting closer… 23 days to go… Pray for a peaceful turnover…



LETS GET IT ALL ON THE TABLE FOR ONCE 

The establishment of the  Herr OberFuhrer T-RUMP Investigative Committee on Over-sight  ( HOTICO)  to review and correct the myriad of screwed up laws T-RUMP played with.  Working with the new DOJ and the courts we could then offer hanging or a firing squad for T-RUMP, PENCE, BARR, JARED So none of their kind will be encouraged to screw the country as they did…ever again


“ Words have meanings but bad practices and prejudices have consequence”.


 12-07-2020 aljacobsladder.com