09Nov ‘America’ magazine responds to Joe Biden as President-Elect

by Michael J O’Loughlin

From the beginning of his campaign, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. framed his quest for the White House as “a battle for the soul of the nation.” After a period of vote-counting that continued into the weekend, Mr. Biden and his supporters won that battle, with voters electing him the nation’s 46th president, according to projections from the Associated Press. A lifelong Catholic who attended Mass on the morning of Election Day, Mr. Biden will be just the second Catholic to hold the presidency at a time when the Catholic Church in the United States, like the nation more broadly, remains bitterly divided.

https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2020/11/07/joe-biden-wins-election-second-catholic-president

 

ACP website editor’s (much less serious) note: Great rejoicing in Mayo with Joe Biden’s win. His great-great-great-grandfather Edward Blewitt and wife Mary left Ballina for the USA during the Great Hunger. Joe Biden, a regular visitor to Ireland, performed the sod-turning for the new Mayo-Roscommon Hospice in Castlebar in 2017. Mr Biden’s son Beau died of cancer in 2015. After the event Mr Biden was presented with a Mayo Jersey.

Mayo for SAM (Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá)!!!

 

 

Source: Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation/Facebook

 

And a very interesting article from RTÉ in October on the work of Edward Blewitt in Ballina.

https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2020/1020/1172761-joe-biden-ancestor-edward-blewitt-mayo-ireland-great-famine/?fbclid=IwAR32e2R88gUDdmCBn8eQtABWi3qDH4RwYHcmkeQS-4hfsLZh9rxe6cfYh8I

2 Responses

  1. Eddie+Finnegan

    Liamy, Brendan and all you Blewitt mongers of Mayo, you’ve really blown it and should go to the back of the queue. All the Finnegans of North Louth, South Armagh and South Monaghan will be in the Oval Office before you. Not only was his ma a Finnegan but his grand-daughter is the only girl on the planet with Finnegan as a Christian name. Now who, even in Ballina, could imagine a President’s grandchild called Blewitt Biden?

  2. Joe+O'Leary

    Rewriting “The Hollow Men” for the occasion:

    Between the dildo shop and the crematorium

    Falls the Shadow

    This is the way the Trump ends

    This is the way the Trump ends

    This is the way the Trump ends

    Not with a bang but a WI/MI/PA.

    Meanwhile the world rejoices at the reemergence of Democracy, the Idea of it, even if cynical about the USA’s capacity to enact it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN17HdYTRUc


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