Editor’s Note: This piece is part of a series where Colorado Times Recorder contributor Gregory Hill asks readers to email him their concerns about the Biden administration in order to engage in meaningful conversation.
Gregory Hill lives, writes, and makes odd music on the Colorado high plains. He can be reached at [email protected] Hill’s first novel, East of Denver, received the Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction.
Several weeks ago, I wrote a column wherein I expressed my frustration with politicians who don’t make an effort to speak directly to the people who didn’t vote for them. To that end, I invited readers to send to me any concerns they have about the Biden Administration. My ambition was not to defend the president; more so, I’d hoped to get a root sense for what drives anti-Biden anxiety, and then, with that knowledge, I’d try to offer a reasoned response to those anxieties.
Those of us who understand just how important it is to rid the White House of its current occupant are in a bit of a conundrum: when to celebrate Joe Biden’s landslide victory over Donald J. Trump in the 2020 presidential election?
Editor’s Note: Gregory Hill lives near Yuma, Colorado, the home of U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO). He writes a column for the Yuma Pioneer and his recently released recording of Gardner got national attention. We’re pleased to share his eastern plains dispatches with our readers.
I live on the high plains of eastern Colorado, just outside a town called Joes, population eighty. Joes is in Yuma County; a county that went 85% for Trump in 2016, that voted 60% against the 2018 state constitutional amendment to prohibit slavery, and which is the home of Senator Cory Gardner. This is where I grew up, and this is where I choose to live today.