A hallmark of a totalitarian society is that no one states the obvious and so Politico has a whole article on Democrat frustrations about Biden’s distance from the negotiations without ever addressing why an experienced veteran with nearly half a century in politics, who has lived in the D.C. bubble forever can’t seem to be of any use in the negotiations.
It’s a mystery alright.
Democrats’ frustration with the White House is starting to bubble over after months of low approval ratings, legislative inertia and the disastrous showing for the party in Tuesday’s elections in Virginia and New Jersey.
Officials say that President Joe Biden and his administration failed to effectively message or aggressively muscle its economic agenda through Congress and that, in the process, they allowed the party to grow more fractious.
It’s hard to muscle anything through when you’re just 5 midgets standing on each other’s shoulders under a raincoat.
As I’ve written before, there’s no Biden administration.
The President of the United States has to sort through national and international problems, get input from his appointees and advisers, pick and choose between the different factions around him, and make the final decision about a course of action. That is actually how the president runs the country and there’s no sign that Biden is doing that or is even capable of doing it.
The role of the Chief Executive exists because one person needs to make those decisions.
In Biden’s mental absence, various appointees chosen by his cronies, think tanks, and donors are making their own policy and their own decisions for a figurehead government. It’s the “I’m In Control” moment from the Reagan assassination writ large and with no end in sight.
Of course, we can’t say any of this. Until Rep. Schiff decided to put it in his book, the media refused to acknowledge that Mueller was mentally incapacitated. I’m sure the history books will later record that Biden wasn’t playing with a full deck. Once he’s well out of office.
Meanwhile he’s out of office while in office.
Biden himself has acknowledged the unease around his performance. In the wake of Tuesday’s elections, he argued that Democrats must move swiftly with his legislation. But asked whether swifter passage would have improved national conditions for Democrats, he said he was unsure. Some party veterans said more contrition would have been helpful.
What exactly do they expect? Biden has taken a leadership role on nothing. He goes where he’s told, he reads the things he’s told to read, and occasionally he improvises with disastrous results, but he’s not remotely ready or able to deal with challenging negotiations. And he has no idea what he wants or what to do on the subject.
But in Virginia, close allies of defeated Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe said they believe the headwinds created by Biden severely harmed their chances. One suggested that McAullife never recovered once the president’s approval rating nose-dived in August, around the messy and violent withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. After that, they watched lawmakers on Capitol Hill descend into open partisan warfare as Biden’s agenda stalled.
“That’s when the numbers started to tank and the national narrative started to go in the shitter,” a Democratic operative working in the state said.
This is how people in the D.C. bubble think.
Americans are not closely following D.C. theater. They are following rising prices and inflation fears. Afghanistan was a disaster, but if the economy had been solid, it would have been forgiven. Instead, it just solidified the perception of incompetence, disdain, and failure.
“I’m a loyal Democrat, but if I have to start paying my student loans again come January I’ll be ready to throw up my hands and chant ‘Let’s go, Brandon,’” said a Democratic campaign aide, using the now popular euphemism on the right for “f— Joe Biden.”
Dems can rage at Biden, but he’s an empty vessel. And maybe that’s the point. He can always be made to pay the price, as I wrote in today’s article, Biden’s Woke Puppet Regime is Just Trying to Survive.
Biden’s backers only need him long enough to ram through their various power and money grabs before he becomes completely unelectable either because of the polls or due to his mental condition. And that is ultimately why the Biden administration is so unambiguously radical. Normal administrations try to hold something back, but Biden is a fire-and-forget missile that is expected to burn out after hitting the target.