Why is the Biden administration so radical? There are a number of answers which I may explore in an upcoming article, but one basic one is the echo chamber principle.
Biden spent 8 years in the Obama echo chamber and then another 4 years in an adjacent bubble. He spent decades in an elite bubble and even accounting for his mental state, simply has no awareness of what’s going on with ordinary Americans. Including his voters.
Here’s an entry from the Virginia debacle.
Tia Scott, of Norfolk, said her family has been pinched by rising prices everywhere, even as it gets harder to find a job that makes ends meet.
“The cost of living has been high, the cost of food is going up, and gas prices too, and jobs are still laying off people, saying it’s about covid,” said Scott, a 35-year-old customer service representative and mother of three girls. “I voted for Biden. Really, I was going to vote for anybody but Trump. But it seems like it was all talk. Now I see all the ads were just ads. Just because you say you can do all that stuff on an ad doesn’t mean you can do it.”
What’s Biden doing? After his 85 car convoy in Rome, he’s talking non-stop about the environment. The optics, as they say in politics, are terrible. Prices are soaring, public confidence is badly shaken, and Biden is obsessed with global warming, an elite issue, while ignoring the bread and butter ones that actually matter to Americans.
A lot of Dems and some independents have been sold on environmentalism. They believe the Big Green Chicken Little stuff because they get their reality from the media. But the reality has limits for many. They’re willing to sign off on environmental measures, but they want the government to focus on their needs when there’s a crisis. And there’s a crisis, but Biden and the Dems are focusing on their agendas.
That’s what happens when your politics takes place in an echo chamber instead of the real world.