The Democratic party appears to have bigger problems than convincing Americans to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. That’s because party members still have a foul taste in their mouth from Biden’s last stint in the White House.
Remembering how the Obama-Biden administration devastated the economy and sent millions of jobs overseas, a string of Democrat Minnesota mayors have defected from their party’s chosen nominee. They’ve shown their backs to Biden and are urging other party members to back President Donald Trump.
“Like many in our region, we have voted for Democrats over many decades. We have watched as our constituents’ jobs leave not only the Iron Range, but our country. By putting tariffs on our products and supporting bad trade deals, politicians like Joe Biden did nothing to help the working class,” the Democrat mayors wrote. “We lost thousands of jobs, and generations of young people have left the Iron Range in order to provide for their families with good-paying jobs elsewhere. Today, we don’t recognize the Democratic Party.”
It’s no secret that the Obama-Biden administration openly targeted industries and entire communities that didn’t meet their radical green ideas. Obama infamously said he would “bankrupt” companies who relied on coal to support profits and keep Americans employed. Biden joined him by saying he would never support the fracking industry. These “Iron Range” mayors were aghast as Biden gutted the mining, energy, manufacturing, and service industries that sustain their communities. All told, six long-standing Democrat mayors in the region have endorsed the Republican president.
“We need to protect our way of life, we need to protect the way we sustain our living up here and the Democrats now are trying to put forth a moratorium against mining and President Trump has been supporting mining the last four years of his term and he has proved that he is behind us and he is looking out for our way of life,” Babbitt Mayor Andrea Zupancich said.
Biden actively participated in the previous policies that resulted in massive job losses. According to reports, Biden and Obama managed to lose 1 in every 6 manufacturing jobs to China alone from 2008 to 2010. The Obama-Biden years were so hopeless that the ex-president declared the millions of jobs they cost Americans “are just not going to come back.” He infamously said President Trump would need a “magic wand” to make them reappear.
Despite the defeatist attitude that infected the Obama-Biden administration, President Trump reversed the trend. Manufacturing job rates immediately grew at a rate of 3.1 percent during his first 21 months. A comparison of Obama-Biden’s last 21 months versus President Trump’s first points to the Republican strongman beating the Democrats 10 times over. The economy was on a tear until the pandemic hit, President Trump is running on a campaign promise that he can rebuild it, and in record time. Iron Range mayors are banking on it.
“The hard-working Minnesotans that built their lives and supported their families here on the Range have been abandoned by radical Democrats. We didn’t choose to leave the Democratic Party, the party left us,” the Mayors’ statement reads. “Lifelong politicians like Joe Biden are out of touch with the working class, out of touch with what the country needs, and out of touch with those of us here on the Iron Range and in small towns like ours across our nation.”