Commentary: Biden and Harris will heal a divided and fractured America

Commentary: Biden and Harris will heal a divided and fractured America
November 11
13:12 2020

By Dr. James B. Ewers Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “There comes a time when people get tired of being plunged into the abyss of exploitation and nagging injustice.”

Apprehension, bitterness and stress have been a part of the landscape since the arrival of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America. His style and lack of knowledge have fueled an incivility never seen before in this country. America has been in pain for four years.

This pain came to an end on Saturday, Nov. 7, when Joe Biden won the presidential election. The win by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was historic on many levels. Meanness and mayhem gave way to competence and civility.

We who are clear thinking have been waiting on this election since Mr. T took office. America became tired of his tweets, non-sensical remarks, inhumanity, and lack of presidential acumen.

President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will bring style and substance back to the White House. We knew prior to Nov. 3 that this election would be difficult. Incompetence was the watchword of the current administration. The forces of evil were lined up to do battle. Mr. T and his coterie of supporters were ready.

Tuesday night was bleak; however, we know that joy comes in the morning and it did. Wednesday morning, the tide started to turn in favor of the Democrats. The “blue wall” of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin slowly began to form.

The Keystone State was the last of the blue wall to take shape. It was late morning on Saturday that CNN and other networks projected Biden as the presidential winner. 

The country exhaled and breathed a sigh of relief. There was dancing in the streets and sign waving heralding Biden’s victory. Nia-Malika Henderson, CNN correspondent said, “There is tremendous joy for millions of Americans.”

Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been elected the 46th president of the United States of America. He will be an ambassador of hope and encouragement for us. Thus far, he has received 290 electoral votes and over 74 million popular votes.

Kamala Harris is also a history-maker as she is going to be the first woman of color to become vice president of the United States of America. If you went to an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) like I did (Johnson C. Smith University) and are a member of The Divine Nine like I am (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity), you are happy beyond words. Vice president-elect Harris is a graduate of Howard University and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California said, “Kamala Harris will bring sanity back to the government.”

I believe our country will become stronger and less divided. The color of states will be blurred by a commitment to work with all sides on the issues of the day.

COVID-19, healthcare and the economy will be on the Biden-Harris plate 24 hours a day. They will restore America’s dignity within the world community. 

A new day and better times are ahead of us. Doom and gloom will be behind us. Hope and opportunity are in front of us.

Interestingly, while Joe Biden was winning the state of Pennsylvania, Mr. T was playing golf in Virginia. That kind of arrogance and conceit will not be missed.

Now as supporters celebrate across America, our work has only just begun. We the people have spoken, and we must continue to speak. Mr. T has less than 70 days in office and America’s nightmare will be over.

Aren’t you glad? I sure am.

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