As bad as the oughts were, at least the Iraqi information minister wasn’t doing a non-stop tour of Washington D.C.
After spending months denying loudly that there were any problems, then seizing on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to blame all the problems on Putin (or on corporate greed, depending which side of the coin lands on top), Biden has pivoted to insisting that things are horrible and great at the same time.
“Now, look, I know times are tough. Prices are too high. Families are facing a cost-of-living crunch. But today’s economic news confirms the fact that my economic plan is moving this country in a better direction.”
The better direction being a place where people can’t afford to buy a home, drive a car, or buy dinner.
Absolutely no one buys Biden’s spin and his constant claims of victory come down to taking credit for the job market temporarily rebounding after it was artificially shut down by pandemic lockdowns.
Stunningly, Biden tries to apply this same logic to gas prices.
“Gas prices, still way too high, have fallen now 25 days in a row, and this week we saw the second-largest single-day decrease in gas prices in a decade. “
Yes. I also noticed that a local gas station had gone all the way down to $.6.40 a gallon. Tremendous.
Next, Biden will choke a voter and then ease his grip a little, and cite that he can now breathe an unprecedented 40% more.