No Climate, No Deal: Biden Needs to Sing the Blu’s

Joel B. Stronberg
5 min readJun 29, 2021

If this is the only thing that comes to me, I’m not signing it.

President Joe Biden

Saturday[i] saw both President Biden and former-President Trump making news lines. The day foreshadowed the slide into the 2022 midterm congressional elections and possibly the 2024 presidential. It’s a present that bodes badly for the president’s climate and society agendas and a future I had hoped would remain in the past.

Trump held what was billed as just the first of his revenge rallies. In the case of The Donald, one hardly needs to ask revenge for what? Trump takes any disagreement with him to be a reason for retribution. Ostensibly he was in Wellington, Ohio supporting his former staffer Max Miller in his bid to oust Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) in next year’s Republican primary.

Not one for subtlety, Trump described Miller’s opponent as a grandstanding RINO, not respected in DC, who voted for the unhinged, unconstitutional, illegal impeachment witch hunt. Gonzalez, who comes from a Cuban-American fam-ily, was first elected to Congress in 2019. He played football as an Academic All-American at Ohio State — credentials usually sufficient to guarantee a successful political career in a state that has voted for Republican presidential candidates since 2000.

Trump’s motto these days isn’t to Make America Great; it’s to Save America. From what you ask? I think I have this straight — from what he’s fond of calling the socialist, communistic, coastal elites, who want nothing more than to be left alone to molest children in the basement of a Washington pizza establishment.

Warming up Saturday’s crowd was Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who, along with her House-mate Matt Gaetz (R-FL), leads the America First movement. The movement is a barely concealed racist notion of Amer-ica’s remaining true to its white, western European roots.

Greene is an unrepentant supporter of QAnon, a far-right conspiracy theory that even the two leading Republicans in Congress, Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), have condemned as loony lies. McConnell has said this about Ms. Greene:

Joel B. Stronberg

Stronberg is a thought leader in the climate community with over 40 years of experience covering environmental and sustainability issues as a freelancer.