In case you’re wondering what President Joe Biden has been up to lately, besides letting the Taliban take over Afghanistan, here are a few headlines:
- “Biden”verification“If he can override the states and order universal masks in schools”
- “Biden to hurry private companies will require COVID vaccinations for their employees ”
- “Biden extends ban on deportation “
- “Biden calls so that half of new cars will be electric or plug-in hybrids by 2030 ”
- “Biden notches big victory as Senate passes $ 1 trillion infrastructure bill ”
Much action is credited to the new president. A source took the time to list “100 accomplishments in 100 days: what Joe has been up to for me lately», A testament so laden with overflowing praise that it would have made the supporters of Mao Zedong’s palace jealous.
To name a few, the author notes that Biden expanded child tax credits, provided special protections for LGBT people, decreased evictions, expanded federal unemployment insurance, provided billions of dollars. emergency rent assistance, canceled student debt for 72,000 borrowers, created more than 18,000 jobs on public land, stopping arctic drilling and many other feats – including a momentous shift in the White House website to ask for pronouns.
CNN analyst Julian Zelizer wrote recently of the “Joe Biden Big Week,” which consisted of a new COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal employees and the then looming possibility of passing the Big “Infrastructure” Bill. With undeniable joy, Zelizer noted “if [Americans] want to learn or work ”they better do it like Joe says and get the clichés – it’s time for“ the mighty model ”. He also salivates at what can be accomplished if only senators ignore the limits of the reconciliation process and adopt a “stronger policy”.
Democrats love the mandates and inflated government spending they get. And they love that there is a man with a mighty pen signing it all.
But even if they credit Joe in the pile of headlines every day, Democratic loyalists masquerading as reporters surely know that Biden did none of the above. He is only the mighty chess piece in the middle of the board, the pawn with queen powers moved by others from square to square to establish control of the political game.
Every now and then, they even admit it. As Zelizer writes: “Unlike other presidents who draw voters in with their charisma, soaring rhetoric, or the promise of bold new programs, Biden’s selling point has always been that he would focus on solving problems, by tackling the country’s toughest political challenges. “
Translation: “It doesn’t matter the man or his ideas. Just give us our policy changes. Politics has become a euphemism for political control. This is the grand prize, the ability to force change – by law, by regulation or by decree, if necessary.
“I don’t work for you! “
When the White House had to announce after the G7 summit in June that the president is “the clear and consensual leader of the free world”, he confirmed that he is not. Russian President Vladimir Putin openly exploits this weakness when he invite Biden to speak, “but on condition that we actually do it live, online. But without delay, directly in an open and direct discussion. Strong leaders appreciate verbal sparring; weak people carefully hide script Remarks.
Who can name a single inspiring speech from Biden in his more than 44 years of public life? Who can even understand him? Are there any known acts of courage, besides its inexplicable confrontation with the gangster by the Corn Pop pool?
A few words reveal Joe’s character. President Lincoln once said, “You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.” During the election campaign, we saw what angered Joe.
When a voter has dared to ask him about politics, the candidate broken, “You’re full of shit” and “I’m going to date your -ss.” When the worker replied, “You work for me, man! Joe replied, “I don’t work for you!” Anger sometimes evokes the ugly Freudian slip.
Ruled by managers, not President Biden
Joe’s lack of inspirational words matches his about-faces on key political positions.
There once noted “The military should get involved” in border control, but there are now calls from his camp to dismantle Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He voted for the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act which accelerated deportations, but now has the military flying illegal aliens in cities across the country.
After the radical fringe of its left base required an extension of the ban on evictions, he did an about-face too – even after admitting there is no legal authority to do so. Joe will support what he is told to support.
Americans are not fooled. The man who now holds the title of President of the United States, the one who would have had a record 81 million votes, could not fill a college-sized auditorium for a much-vaunted town hall on a user-friendly network. Titles can be awarded, but respect must be earned.
From the start, White House agents have worked to limit Joe’s public outings. The new leader of the free world held no press conference during his first 60 days in office. From tripping over the steps of Air Force One to tripping over basic words, Joe’s mental acuity crisis has been exposed. But he can still sign his name.
Even though Biden is president in a legal sense, his powers have been subsumed by others: party officials, bureaucrats, and outside activists. These are the “Biden administration”, those who surreptitiously wave the presidential pen from a distance. Democrats got what they wanted with Joe Biden, but America is paying for it.
Bob Anderson is a partner and CFO of a hotel development company and a former aerospace engineer who worked on the International Space Station and interned at Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) at the Pentagon. He is also a licensed professional pilot.