Joe Biden’s legacy began in 1970, when he ran for a seat on the New Castle County Council. He spent the rest of his life as politician.
As for his achievements, history will evaluate whatever achievements might exist.
As for his foreign policy and national security acumen, Robert Gates evaluated it. Gates was a CIA officer, CIA Director, National Security Council member, Defense Secretary under Presidents Bush and Obama, and Chancellor of the College of William & Mary. While Biden was Vice President, Gates said “he’s been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
As for his sense of racial equity, it can be evaluated through his own words. He described Ku Klux Klan member Robert Byrd as his mentor. He described Barak Obama as “the first sort of mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean.”
After a year of not campaigning, he became President on January 20, 2021. That’s when President Biden’s legacy began.
As of May 12, 2021, this is President Biden’s legacy. Presidential press conferences became passé. Executive Orders became de rigueur. Immigration law became an oxymoron. Energy independence became undesirable. The Abraham Accords became racist. Interest evaporated, regarding the origin of the coronavirus pandemic. Interest evaporated, regarding the FBI investigation of Hunter Biden. Interest evaporated, regarding Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation of the intelligence community’s interference with the campaign and presidency of Donald J. Trump. The United States Capitol became an armed fortress. Scientists became prohibited from defining gender. Our children’s curriculum added the lesson that White people are bad from birth. America declared itself to be a systemically racist country. The Supreme Court fell under presidential attack. Unity became laughable. Skin color became more important than anything.
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