On January 5, 1971, Joe Biden began his lifelong career in government as a member of the New Castle County Council in Delaware. In 1983, he became a United States Senator. In 2009 he left the Senate to become Vice President. On January 20, 2017, he left public office, and, in 2017, reported income exceeding $10 million. On January 20, 2021, he became President.
What did he accomplish during his first 50 years as a politician? What did he accomplish during his first 100 days as President? Has he made progress towards his stated #1 goal of “unity”?
The final history of Joe Biden remains to be written. The current history is written through deeply differing lenses.
Historians who remember him eulogizing KKK member Robert Byrd as his mentor, write about him as anti-Black. Historians who remember him explicitly blaming Whites for everything wrong with America, write about him as anti-White.
Historians who remember him voting in favor of the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (which requires the construction of a southern border wall), write about him as a national security advocate. Historians who remember him settling hundreds of thousands of unidentifiable unvetted people from around the world (without concern for the coronavirus pandemic or drug cartels), write about him as being unconcerned about national security.
Historians who remember his declaration that he is an observant Catholic, write about his religious faith. Historians who remember his preaching that women have an unalienable Right to abortion (at any time, up to the instant of birth, for any or no reason), write about his heresy.
Historians who remember his expression of belief in equal justice under the law, write about his devotion to one of America’s core principles. Historians who remember his divergent approaches to equal justice when it comes to allegations against President Donald J. Trump and allegations against Hunter Biden, write about his hypocrisy.
If Joe Biden completes his term as President, he will have until January 20, 2025 or later to write his final history. Will his final history be an America based on his stated #1 goal of “unity”, or will his final history be a story of a tribal America based on race, gender, and political preference? History will answer the question.