Just why should the new Democratic administration "listen to all Americans"? The outgoing Republican-controlled administration and Senate "listened" to all Americans? Why should the Biden administration pay any attention to those who would deny its legitimacy and go so far as to actively, violently attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election? Mr. Haddock hopes that "our Virginia elected officials do not seek retribution, revenge or malice ... ." Actually, retribution, revenge, and malice would be just a continuation of the departing Republican administration's approach to governing. No, the Biden administration will have its hands full with the pandemic, the economy, our cultural divides, the income gap, criminal justice reform and a whole bunch of other pressing issues ignored and left behind by its immediate predecessor. If, along the way to seeking solutions to the concerns it has inherited, the Biden administration finds time to listen to those who are directly and indirectly responsible for placing this nation in the condition we find ourselves in, fine. If not, that is just the way life goes. The departing Republican administration has had a multitude of opportunities to show the "heart" Mr. Haddock credits to Abraham Lincoln. It failed. And the Democrats should listen to those who supported that?

Gerald Gordon

Winchester

(13) comments

shinyhappypeople

I’m concerned about how Joe Biden seems to really want to Kumbaya with people who refused to concede that he’d been elected over 6 weeks later. People with whom he has known and worked with for decades. MAJORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE! I fear he’s equipped with a knife sharpened with naïveté and is careening towards a mob who are aiming their weapons of mass destruction.

Blackhorsegirl

Mr. Shiny, Rest assured President-Elect Biden is well experienced with these people. This issue is not 6 weeks old but several months old. At the very start of the campaign, Trump was already starting with the “If I don’t win, they have to cheat and the election is fraudulent.” It’s almost a year old. In September at the first debate, Trump refused to agree to a peaceful transfer of power regardless of how many time Chris Wallace asked the question. At the time, Trump had no plans at all to give up the presidency regardless of the election results. That is anarchy and fascism. I hear Trump is leaving a day early. Too bad, it would have given me great pleasure to see him literally drug from the White House.

Spock Here

He complained about "fraud" 4 years ago, but then Putin helped him win, and, bingo, that stopped. A day early? Does that give the clorox plane time for a few flyovers for disinfecting?

Blackhorsegirl

Actually, a half million tax payer dollars to clean the White House. You know, it’s tax money for which I have no complaint. The stench of Trump will take a long time to scrub out.

john brown

Did tRump or republiclans listen to the other side? No would be the correct answer.

tRump and tRumpsters are too vile to listen to or attempt compromise ... it's a waste of time.

Blackhorsegirl

There are many of us who are still totally traumatized by the events of January 6th. To be honest, I’m not quite ready to extend my hand in friendship to those who supported and still supports a sick madman with the emotional maturity of a 7 year old. If President Biden says he’s the President of all, I believe him. He is inheriting a nightmare not of his making. However, there is no doubt in my mind that those who still support Trump and rage over a “stolen election” and whatever nonsense, will have no trouble cashing their $2000 benefit check coming from the illegitimate government of President Biden.

Spock Here

While we don't negotiate with the terrorists, Biden is the president of us all, a fact Trump ignored. I'd say it's worth listening to his sane voters.

Fourty

your not of any common brain logic u loser nuri. U called a disabled person a name. U sexuall y harrased my wife. The article is coming back down or.....

Fourty

I can expose rossiters cocaine problem.....

Robpunk

Joe Biden will NEVER be my president! Where is Hunter?

shinyhappypeople

Aww-well sorry to see you go. Which country are you moving to, again? I’ll have Hunter reach out once we know your change of address...bon voyage!

Robpunk

WhateverI If Don Jr did what Hunter Biden did he would be in jail. Double standards for the democraps!

Fourty

Laws do not apply to these crazy and stupid people. Laws only apply to conservatives. Strap up!

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