The Biden administration disaster can be put down to 1 part senility and 4 parts leftist insanity.
What else could explain doing this before a crucial election in a coal state where the Dems are struggling on energy issues?
Biden made the comments on Friday when discussing energy, stating that coal plants cost too much to operate and advocated for renewables as an eventual replacement.
“No one is building new coal plants because they can’t rely on it,” Biden said. “Even if they have all the coal guaranteed for the rest of the existence of the plant.”
“So it’s going to become a wind generation,” Biden added. “And all they’re doing is, it’s going to save them a hell of a lot of money and using the same transmission line that they transmitted the coal-fired electric on. We’re going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar power.”
Why? That’s the obvious question that comes to mind.
The message isn’t new, but the timing is spectacularly bad. It’s so spectacularly bad that Dems are running in the direction and the White House is walking it back.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated in a Saturday press release, “The President’s remarks yesterday have been twisted to suggest a meaning that was not intended; he regrets it if anyone hearing these remarks took offense. The President was commenting on a fact of economics and technology: as it has been from its earliest days as an energy superpower, America is once again in the midst of an energy transition.”
This is just embarrassing.
And Manchin, who went out on a limb for Biden’s Inflation Increase Act, only to be stabbed in the back by Dems, attacked aggressively hoping West Virginians will forget his betrayal.
“President Biden’s comments are not only outrageous and divorced from reality, they ignore the severe economic pain the American people are feeling because of rising energy costs,” Manchin, D-W.Va., said. “Comments like these are the reason the American people are losing trust in President Biden and instead believes he does not understand the need to have an all in energy policy that would keep our nation totally energy independent and secure.”
Manchin added: “It seems his positions change depending on the audience and the politics of the day. Politicizing our nation’s energy policies would only bring higher prices and more pain for the American people.”
Almost like he’s some sort of politician or something. Not that Manchin would know anything about positions changing depending on the audience.
But that still raises the question of, “why”?
Biden isn’t ideological. But like a lot of Dems, he adopted the rhetoric and ideas of the Left, and the White House is enough of a disaster that stuff like this, which is off-putting, gets moved forward because no one can steer this ship and controlling Biden is its own challenge.
There’s no discipline, no messaging control and just one disaster after another.