Joe Biden shows the Nation how a President should be a Consoler in Chief

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With the nation, unfortunately, crossing the threshold of 100,000 fatalities due to the Coronavirus, Joe Biden delivered a short address to the American People, expressing condolences and attempting to comfort grieving families and friends who have lost loved ones.

Speaking from the heart and experience (remember he has lost one wife, daughter, and son in his lifetime,) the former Vice President struck the right empathetic (and authentic)  note in addressing the people that have lost family and friends that:

“I think I know what you’re feeling. You feel like you’re being sucked into a black hole in the middle of your chest. It’s suffocating. Your heart is broken and there’s nothing but a feeling of emptiness right now….With the pain, anger, and frustration, you will wonder whether or not you’ll ever be able to get anywhere from here.”

After reminding the people that Mr. Trump’s inactions likely increased the number of deaths from the Coronavirus, Mr. Biden segued to a reassuring tone, telling the grief-stricken viewers that:

“To all of you hurting so badly, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know there’s nothing I or anyone else can to say or do to dull the sharpness of the pain you feel right now, but I can promise you from experience, the day will come when the memory of your loved one will bring a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eyes. My prayer for all of you is that day will come sooner rather than later. But I promise you it will come and when it does, you know you can make it. God bless each and every one of you and the blessed memory of the one you lost. This nation grieves with you. Take some solace with the fact that we all grieve with you.”

Donald Trump should take notes because this is how a President is supposed to act and behave. The people want a leader and consoler, not a Mad King who tweets insults about opponents, baseless conspiracy murder theories about morning news hosts, and threats about shutting down social media platforms like Twitter because they dared to fact check your lies.

They need a President that acts like the one Joe Biden showed everyone in his two-minute address today.

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.