What is the meaning of the wise or foolish advice given to Joe Biden by his father that won him the Presidency?
The Chicago Tribune Columnist article titled: What Joe Manchin knows that Progressives don’t, stated the advice in the following statement.
“Don’t compare me to the almighty; compare me to the alternative.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate ancient proverb wisdom verses and provide an explanation to discern the wisdom or folly of the saying,
King Solomon (Proverbs 6:16-19)
16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Meanings of Joe Biden’s Father’s Saying
“Don’t compare me to the Almighty, compare me to the alternative” is a political saying meaning that no candidate is perfect (like the Almighty), but he or she—however flawed—might still be better that all the other candidates (the alternatives)”
What’s My Point?
If we want to discern the wisdom or folly of the advice, we need to compare what the Almighty hates most to the alternative candidates.
My point is the saying seeming gives wise advice for a politician and/or political parties to succeed at becoming elected. However, once elected, if he or she goes about doing what the Lord hates, the saying becomes foolish for the long-term interests of the Nation. That is because the politician may not succeed at winning the next election and whatever they did while in office is reversed.
For example, will Joe Biden term as presidency wind up same as Clinton and Obama because of his failure to obtain compromise with the Conservatives and result in the Democrats losing the present majority of both House and Senate in the 2022 elections?
In My Opinion,
What all politicians need to do is read and discern what the Lord hates while in office.
As for Sen Joe Manchin, he is still standing firm to his belief that the present Senate rules requires a minimum of 60 votes which is a measure for the Senate to have achieved compromise on issues.
What both Conservatives and Progressive politicians need to do is read the proverb and ask themselves if they are comparing themselves to the “alternatives” to avoid actions that the Lord hates to serve the short-term interests of their politics or agendas rather than the Nation.
Will Joe Biden accomplish what he promised during his campaign to represent all Americans by doing what Joe Manchin is doing which is following the Senate rules to force both political parties to compromise.
How many Conservative or Progressive Political agendas passed in history have ever proven over time to be as perfect as the Lord’s?
Is it wise or foolish to succeed long term in life by avoiding emulating the advice of the Perfect Lord?
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Regards and goodwill blogging.
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