Anyone have any thoughts or observations about the Democratic primary? It’s almost a four-way tie going into Iowa and NH. Some opinions must be solidifying…
My most recent thoughts have been about specific reasons I dislike Biden. I don’t enjoy his “angry old man” act, whereby he raises his voice and points fingers at almost every debate question. But this I can live with – it is theater.
What I really dislike is his contempt for the internet and willingness to cut social security.
He has called for revoking Section 230, the law that protects people providing internet platforms from what their users choose to do with those platforms. Without Section 230, iBrattleboro would shut down, as would any site that allows registered users to add any text, images, audio or video.
Biden says the law must be revoked because of Facebook. He doesn’t like Facebook. I don’t like them either, but I’d prefer smart people simply stop using their creepy service. No need to punish everyone for their behavior. The internet is better because of Section 230. Biden is wrong.
Biden has also stated many times over many decades that he thinks social security and other social services should be “on the table” for cuts. I think that alone disqualifies him from being a candidate in 2020.