We voted for Pedro; did all of our wildest dreams come true?

Joe Biden’s campaign promises were similar to those of Pedro’s (“if you vote for me, all of your wildest dreams will come true”) in Napoleon Dynamite.

It has been a year. How did Biden deliver on the promised dreams?

First, let’s check the promises on archive.org, 10/29/2020. It was a “Battle for the Soul of the Nation.” Do we have a better soul today?

Biden promised “leadership during the COVID-19 Pandemic”:

Biden knows how to mount an effective crisis response and elevate the voices of scientists, public health experts, and first responders because he has done it before.

We need a decisive public health response to curb the spread of this disease and provide treatment to those in need — as well as a decisive economic response that delivers real relief to American workers, families, and small businesses, and protects the economy as a whole.

More Americans have died with a COVID-19 tag during the Biden administration than during the Trump administration. Did the dead people die happier under Biden because they heard the voices of scientists before they died?

Then there was “Joe and Kamala’s Plan to Beat COVID-19”:

Fix Trump’s testing-and-tracing fiasco to ensure all Americans have access to regular, reliable, and free testing.

Double the number of drive-through testing sites.

Invest in next-generation testing, including at home tests and instant tests, so we can scale up our testing capacity by orders of magnitude.

Stand up a Pandemic Testing Board like Roosevelt’s War Production Board. It’s how we produced tanks, planes, uniforms, and supplies in record time, and it’s how we can produce and distribute tens of millions of tests.

Create the Nationwide Pandemic Dashboard that Americans can check in real-time to help them gauge whether local transmission is actively occurring in their zip codes. This information is critical to helping all individuals, but especially older Americans and others at high risk, understand what level of precaution to take.

Immediately restore our relationship with the World Health Organization, which — while not perfect — is essential to coordinating a global response during a pandemic.

By how many orders of magnitude was our testing capacity scaled up? Just two orders of magnitude (100X) or did Biden/Harris get us 10,000X the testing capacity that prevailed in the Dark Days of Donald?

And where did President Biden hide the promised “Nationwide Pandemic Dashboard”?

How about the economy? Did Biden promise the highest inflation since Jimmy Carter? Not according to Google. joebiden.com barely uses the word “inflation”. One thing that raging inflation will facilitate: Biden’s promise to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, which will also be the price of a stick of chewing gum.

Foreign policy?

Biden will end the forever wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East, which have cost us untold blood and treasure. As he has long argued, Biden will bring the vast majority of our troops home from Afghanistan and narrowly focus our mission on Al-Qaeda and ISIS. And he will end our support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Staying entrenched in unwinnable conflicts only drains our capacity to lead on other issues that require our attention, and it prevents us from rebuilding the other instruments of American power.

I’d say that President Biden delivered on this dream!

A taco shop at the Delray Beach Market:

Biden promised to discriminate in hiring on the basis of membership in the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community:

Biden will nominate and appoint federal officials and judges who represent the diversity of the American people, including LGBTQ+ people.

How many people who wouldn’t otherwise have qualified for high positions did Joe Biden appoint? And did they have to wear these socks in order to get hired? (also from Delray Beach)

On education:

The challenge facing our schools is unprecedented. President Trump has made it much worse. We had a window to get this right. And, Trump blew it. His administration failed to heed the experts and take the steps required to reduce infections in our communities. As a result, cases have exploded.

Joe Biden has a simple five-step roadmap to support local decision-making on reopening schools safely

Get the Virus Under Control:… Implement nationwide testing-and-tracing, including doubling the number of drive-through testing sites;

Where are these extra sites and how does one sign up for nationwide test and trace?

Readers, especially those who voted for Biden: did your dreams of what President Biden would do come true?

18 thoughts on “We voted for Pedro; did all of our wildest dreams come true?

  1. The continuous supply of economic stimulus packages takes a lot of inflation, shortages, & stonk market volatility to pay for. When will the beatings end?

  2. I thought that those who voted for Pedro, sorry I meant Joe, dreamed of a Trumpless future, not much more. But since Joe is against wars, why did he try to get Ukraine into NATO? just to annoy Uncle Vladimir?

    Given his record , and short an intervention from the grim reaper, I can see Trump/Toadie 2024.

  3. “why did he try to get Ukraine into NATO? just to annoy Uncle Vladimir?”

    Nope, it’s all about acquiring first strike nuclear capability against Russia. And keeping Russia from developing its economy by forcing it to spend resources on preparation for the major war.

    A propos… one of the most famous Slavic (and Scandinavian, to a lesser extent) legends involved Prince (of Novgorod and Kiev) Oleg the Prophet venturing to “take revenge on foolish Khazarians” (as Pushkin put it). Well… some grudges last for millenia. By some accounts the rabid russophobia of the American political elite has historical roots way predating the U.S.

    • averros, tell us more of NATO Khazars, who probably were large contributing ancestors of modern Ukrainian and South Russian populations. Oleg, a Rurikid prince, is the closest one to NATO in old legends.

    • What does ‘it’s all about acquiring first strike nuclear capability against Russia’ actually mean?

      Ignoring treaties and whatnot (which nobody seems to care about anymore), nuclear warfare is a tad, just a tad, more complicated than ‘first strike’, assuming one thinks it would be possible to survive and not be stuck in an underground bunker for the next 100 years. Putting USA label nukes in Ukraine, pointed towards Moscow, does not in itself guarantee anything in terms of winning a nuclear war, or even getting a stronger negotiating position.

      Hence my question: who wants Ukraine in NATO, and why? I can see Ukraine might want to join NATO, but their desire to join is immaterial to the best interests of the alliance.

  4. “And he will end our support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. … I’d say that President Biden delivered on this dream!” – No, false, we are back supporting Saudi Arabia and selling it weapons for temporary oil price hike slowdown.
    I did not follow, did Biden promise to end American energy independence – if yes he has delivered.

  5. The focus on foreign policy, above, is surprising. In my experience, Americans are barely aware of matters foreign. Democrats would sometimes assert that Europeans didn’t respect Donald Trump and/or the Deplorables who voted for him, but this wasn’t paired with any interest in or knowledge of what was happening in Europe.

    • 1. Foreign policy is one of the topics in the original post, titled Foreign Policy.
      2. Foreign policy mentioned is an extension of domestic policy – war on American fossil fuels and businesses and people who extract and produce them.
      3. Foreign policy mentioned affects domestic matters – specifically multi-billion aviation industry, the base of American foreign exports, base price of single F-35 being at around $200,000,000

      Was this comment made by the same @philg who created the original post?

  6. What does it matter? We had little choice in the vote with the moral corruptness that was and is Trump and his continued stolen election claims. All we could do in the election was take Napoleon’s advice: “PEDRO, JUST LISTEN TO YOUR HEART THAT’S WHAT I DO”

  7. Is it fair to record a candidate’s campaign promises and play them back after the election. I mean did Trump make America great again? A year after Hoover’s election was there a chicken in every pot?

  8. It’s hard to beat Howard Stern’s plan for dealing with the unvaccinated:

    “It’s time for you to get it. Now, if you don’t get it, in my America, all hospitals would be closed to you. You’re going to go home and die. That is what you should get. Absolutely.”

    I think Biden should hold another presser and bring Stern along for the ride.


    Just make sure you chalk those Untermensch mofos up on the Nationwide Pandemic Blackboard.

  9. I think Biden voters should think he is successful: He eliminated the straight white male (apart from himself of course). He is a greater civil rights warrior than MLK (unless he wants to save school children from a “racial jungle”). According to the socks picture, he brought strategically important industries back to the USA.

    Let’s check if the integrity of “Made in the USA” is guarded by white male patriarchs:


    “Commissioner Rohit Chopra was joined by Chair Lina M. Khan and Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter in a statement, which noted the rule will especially benefit small businesses that rely on the Made in USA label, but lack the resources to defend themselves from imitators.”

    We can claim success. No white male (unless Mx. Slaughter identifies as such) sullies the FTC with his presence.

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