Joe Biden has been having a bad week, seriously he must realize at this point that he’s looking like a bit of a loser. As his runaway executive actions are matched only by his congressional inaction (they’re way too busy trying to re-impeach President Trump), Biden is feeling the pinch. His team was forced to realize the “growing “cost of inaction” is mounting in political and literal terms. Seemingly Joe’s tired of even giving the illusion that he’s playing nice Ky3.com reports,
“Biden signaled on Friday for the first time that he’s willing to move ahead without Republicans.
“I support passing COVID relief with support from Republicans if we can get it,” he told reporters. “But the COVID relief has to pass. No ifs, ands or buts. We have learned from past crises that the risk is not doing too much,” he said. “The risk is not doing enough.””
So much for the “bi-partisan” approach of Biden’s massive boondoggle “The American Rescue Plan”, even his allies now realize that “the administration has not more clearly defined what the massive legislation would actually accomplish.” He’s been too busy desperately trying to erase the legacy of President Trump.
Here, we’ll review a couple of the most jaw-dropping blunders of the week:
Keystone XL Pipeline Cancelled ( Or: How to Kill Jobs in Two Countries!)
In one of his earliest and most disappointing moves Biden acted through Executive Order to kill the Keystone XL pipeline and with a stroke of his pen: set back Canadian-American relations twenty years and wiped out 11,000 US Jobs and $1.6 billion in gross wages according to FoxNews.
Ironically Biden’s Climate advisor Gina McCarthy said “The most exciting thing about this is we’re not asking for sacrifice here,” McCarthy said during a Wednesday interview on NBC’s “TODAY Show.” “The president fully understands that people are suffering now. So this all about recovering from the COVID crisis. This all about building good, clean jobs, jobs where you can get access to jobs to good pay and unions.” 8,000 union petroleum workers and pipefitters would disagree Gina.
Stumbling Through COVID19
The various opinions on the severity of COVID19 aside, this is still something that Biden needs to deal with and thus far has gotten off to a terrible start with. To date according to the Washington Free Beacon, 31,210 Americans have FROM COVID19 since Biden assumed the Presidency.
Bloomberg has reported that while Biden and his team deride President Trump’s COVID strategy, they are borrowing heavily from his playbook. Politico further reports that the Biden team has stumbled in vaccine distribution after setting the ambitious goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days, apparently lost 20 million vaccine doses “After a week on the job, Biden’s team is still trying to locate upwards of 20 million vaccine doses that have been sent to states — a mystery that has hampered plans to speed up the national vaccination effort.”, Ooops. And of course after copy-pasting the Trump plan with a few tweaks, Biden is quick to pin blame on his predecessor. Politico wrote,
“Biden’s Covid response team has since made a concerted effort not to heap blame on the Trump administration, one official said — even as their vague allusions to a worse-than-expected situation have prompted speculation about what specific problems they’ve encountered.”
All the while despite the mounting death-toll (That surely doesn’t include people who would’ve otherwise died of comorbidities or influenza… or pneumonia… surely not.), the mainstream media has still breathlessly leapt to Biden’s defense with the New York Times donning shining armor and writing “It is infuriating that the Trump administration left so many of these things undone.”
Behind the scenes Politico described Biden as “dressing down” his COVID19 team, “Biden has expressed criticism on multiple occasions to groups of transition officials — including one confrontation where Biden conveyed to Covid coordinator Jeff Zients and his deputy, Natalie Quillian, that their team was underperforming.”
Will he Realize it in the End?
It seems there is a lot of blame to go around, just none for Joe. The American people will doubtlessly feel differently though. And his own party will certainly take this into account in his certain 25th Amendment discussions. Do you think he will realize it before the end of his term? Before Kamala Harris seizes the Presidency?