Biden Speaks With The Press And Flops

It must be really depressing to be a Democrat these days. Nothing is going well for the left-wing party. All of the promises Joe Biden made to Americans have gone nowhere in Congress. To make matters worse, the leader looks haggard, confused and overworked.

Liberals are starting to feel like Republicans during the Trump years. They have control, but they can’t get a darn thing done. Democrat lawmakers should not have tried to change America in one presidential cycle with a 50/50 split in the Senate and a razor thin margin in the House.

Think about the ridiculous proposals. Democrats want to open borders even as people from Mexico and Central America are flooding into the US causing confusion and havoc. Pelosi and her minions are not bothered one bit about the illegals wading across the Rio Grande. That’s because liberals want to give citizenship to everyone without any conditions and because the illegals will probably vote Democratic when they become citizens.

Thoughtful Americans including many Democrats are scratching their heads and saying open borders are not a good idea, and maybe building a wall wasn’t such a stupid proposal. In the meantime, taxpayers are caring for these people without regard to criminal records, health and where the where they will ultimately settle.

Biden is negotiating with Russia as it prepares to overrun the Ukraine. Putin knows Biden is a lame duck with no real power over Congress. The Russian troublemaker knows he can ride roughshod over America. If he was politically savvy, Biden would threaten to bankrupt Russia if it invades the Ukraine. America should be prepared to shut down the Russian banking system. This is the only way to handle rogue despots like Vladimir Putin.

How can America have confidence in Biden when he insists on dealing with Iranian troublemakers. The ayatollahs are going to continue to threaten non-Islamic worshippers and Sunni regimes. And now the rogue president of Iran is making deals with Russia and China to foment more instability in the Middle East. We should not reinstate the Obama nuclear deal.

Biden thinks he’s going to be able to enact his entitlement extravaganza “in chunks.” What the hell is he talking about? Biden was shut down by fellow Democrats because his legislation would have worsened inflation. He wanted to spend too much. The Federal Reserve has stated that monstrous new entitlement programs will not be good for our economy. Overspending will exacerbate our national debt problem and devalue the dollar. Biden obviously never took economics 101.

Biden’s naive actions in Afghanistan have given his doubters even more reasons to expect the worst overseas. Clearly, the president did not listen to his generals. Americans are still in Afghanistan trying to escape.

Joe Biden spent several decades in the Senate. One would think that he could lead his colleagues in his Senate. But no, his own party members are revolting against him. Two Democratic senators have single handedly stopped all of Biden’s initiatives.

Last week Biden subjected himself to a barrage of questions for over two hours, a rare event for this administration. Once again, his responses to questions were fraught with exaggerations and misstatements. I’m not a Democrat, and I actually felt sorry for the guy. For a number of statements, Biden’s aides had to walk back comments made by the president after the news conference. And Biden said he thought his administration was doing a good job even as his ratings have dropped precipitously. The most outrageous statement was that he said he would run again with Kamala Harris as his vice president partner. Both should retire before the next presidential election.

Sympathies to my Democratic friends. Biden is going to lead his colleagues to a great defeat in 2022 in 2024. You better brace yourself for a political catastrophe.

President Lame Duck

Alas, Joe Biden has become a lame duck president just one year after taking office. His own party is accusing him of political missteps since taking office along with an inability to keep promises made during the campaign. Biden is following in the footsteps of Barack Obama, who bit off more than he could chew with Obamacare and then lost a filibuster-proof Congress after about two years. Obama didn’t anticipate the untimely death of Sen. Teddy Kennedy and the resistance of his opposition. Biden overestimated the influence of his left-wing comrades.

Unlike other situations, Biden’s own colleagues are doing him in. Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, both Democrats, have vehemently opposed outrageous initiatives of the president. After decades in the Senate, you’d think Biden would know how to navigate through thorny political minefield in Congress. He didn’t give weight to his razor thin margin in the Senate. At 50/50, only one defector can derail big plans of a president and a political party.

The lesson to be learned is that a president should not try to make massive changes in our country without a buy in from the opposition and a significant mandate from the voters. The bad blood in Washington has made it exceedingly difficult to get anything done these days.

Specifically, Democrats tried to slip through a $5 trillion spending plan and change the rules relating to the Senate filibuster (to enact voting rights reform). Overspending and attempted dominance by a political party without a mandate was resisted by the two Democratic senators. They saved the country from several horrible mistakes, granting unwise entitlements and ensuing exacerbation of inflation, and blowing up Senate rules that have been in place for a long time.

Why didn’t Biden appreciate the fact that radical left-wing hacks in his own party were leading him down the primrose path? Joe has Schumer, Pelosi, Sanders, the Squad and a number of socialists in his government to thank for his predicament. He is destined, for sure, to be in office only one term, and Democrats are going to lose seats in the House and Senate in 2022 and 2024. And, Joe Biden has 40 plus years experience in Washington. Can you believe such an experienced person can perform so ineffectively?

After all this said and done, our government worked well. It prevented a rogue group of socialists from disrupting our country. Having a 50/50 advantage in the Senate is not a platform from which a president can change the pillars of the country.

But what will happen during the next three years. Probably, Republicans will gain majorities in the Senate and the House. But with a Democratic president little will be accomplished, as one would expect Biden to veto all Republican initiatives. Gone are the days that opposing parties could find compromise. There will be little or no compromise between now and 2024.

It causes great concern that Joe Biden will be conducting foreign policy for three more years. Getting close to Iran and mishandling Russia and China is expected with Biden in a lead role. Hopefully, Congress will be able to fend off bad decisions regarding our allies and enemies.

If I Was President, I Would. . .

Softball Politics has been very critical of President Biden since he took office. It’s time that I present my agenda if I were to be elected in 2024. Note: Only kidding, I am 73 this month and too old to be president. But I could be available in a pinch.

I should inform you that I would run as a Republican, all things considered. Conservatives are not perfect. They make mistakes and propose dumb things just like Democrats. After all, they elected Donald Trump. But progressives and ultra-liberals are over running the Democratic Party trying to move the country towards socialism, whether you believe it or not. Why anyone would vote for a bunch of losers and extremists like the squad, Sanders, Harris and Biden is beyond me.

The number one item on my agenda would be to manage the pandemic. I would round up the 10 or 15 most distinguished epidemiologists in America and hold them hostage until they agreed upon a cogent plan to battle the viruses. I would not except wishy-washy and speculative pronouncements. It is possible that the human race will need to deal with this problem indefinitely. If so, let’s admit it and prepare for it.

This group would have access to all current data and research. It’s about time that our doctors and researchers were put on the spot. We’re dealing with life and death situations. If an outright cure is not available, the group will present this to the American people in a non-political manner and reveal every danger without window dressing, hyperbole or spin. Americans have a right to know whether vaccines really work, if viruses can be contracted more than once and the chances of getting the virus with and without a vaccine and booster.

Importantly, I would oversee the federalization of pandemic mandates for all Americans. Every state would have input, but the federal government would be responsible for decisions to keep children out of school, to require masks in school and at work and to require masks in restaurants and large gatherings. This would end the politization of the pandemic by state and local leaders. The virus is a national problem, not a local one.

And finally, I would consider the amount of money being spent on pandemic research versus diseases of the heart, cancer, etc. More research is necessary for viruses that can wipe out the human race. This is not to minimize every other disease. Rather, it is priority system of spending taxpayer money.

Another critical issue is our southern border. We should not permit any additional illegal immigration. The US cannot be a country without secure borders. No one should be able to walk/swim across the Rio Grande River and settle somewhere in the United States.

I would accomplish this by using federal troops and reserve units to police the border. These soldiers would be given authority to capture anyone crossing illegally and ship them back across the Mexican border.

I appreciate that America is a glorious melting pot, and our diversity affords us great benefits. But we cannot save the world. We cannot afford to subsidize ten or 20 million more people.

I would no longer stand aside and allow Russia, China, North Korea and Iran to act with impunity throughout the world. Human rights violations have not receded in recent years. They are growing in numbers and intensity. The US should lead the charge against human rights violators.

The US should not use deadly force except as a last resort. Rather, our response to acts committed by other countries should be economic in nature. If Russia invades Ukraine, the US should apply stringent sanctions on the country that meaningfully impact companies and wealthy citizens.

Chinese aggression towards others should be punished the same way. Our second greatest strength after our military might is our economy. Most of our large enemies are trying to improve their financial condition. The US can severely disrupt the growth of enemy economic plans by closing down banking systems.

I would stop supporting countries that openly oppose US policies. For far too long, America has funded nations around the world to gain their favor. This strategy has proven to be ineffectual. Why are precious resources being used overseas when they are needed desperately in America? The United Nations is an ideal place to start. For years, we have been funding projects in far off places, even as the leaders of these places badmouth America in speeches at the UN. If our neighbors don’t like our politics, they can make do without our financial assistance.

It’s about time that someone stopped the all-out attack on our police officers. Misdirected anarchists and troublemakers are leading the charge against our brave policemen and women. The need for domestic security is greatest in urban areas. To decrease the amount of police protection in these places is idiotic. As police strength weakens, criminals are emboldened. I would federalize any state or local police department if locals attempt to emasculate them.

A prosecutor in New York City has announced that the City will no longer arrest criminals for certain felonies as defined by lawmakers. The objective is to decrease the number of felons in jails and prisons.

These moronic actions and new policies need to be stopped. Prosecutors, district attorneys and US attorneys are not authorized to eliminate crimes that they don’t agree with. They have sworn to protect our citizens against crimes delineated by our lawmakers. This is a miscarriage of justice.

The time has come to neutralize the stranglehold teachers’ unions have over teachers, students and parents. Teachers are critical elements of our society. They are responsible for children during most of the time the kids are not sleeping. In New York City, there are over 1,000,000 students. It should be illegal for teachers to walk away from these individuals, just as it is for air traffic controllers. In 1981, Ronald Reagan fired 11,357 controllers for striking.

I would sanction Iran to such an extent that regime change was inevitable. The rogue state does not have a right to disrupt the Middle East. It does not have the right to force worshippers to convert to Islam. It does not have a right to convert Sunnis to Shiite. It does not have a right to possess nuclear weapons. It does not have a right to intimidate other nations. It is unnecessary to attack Iran unless they are close to developing a nuclear weapon. All we need to do is make it impossible for them to sell oil now. Iran should be barred from the banking system. Ultimately, the people of Iran will revolt against their leaders and the ayatollahs would lose control.

I have become deeply suspicious of the safety of US Airlines. Security before you board a plane seems to be fine. Who knows whether our security systems would head off another attack like 9/11? However, the quality of the equipment and the maintenance of airplanes are suspect. Planes seem to break down constantly causing massive delays.

I believe deregulation has been a failure. Seats are hard to come by and prices have skyrocketed. The airline system worked much more efficiently when the profits of these companies were guaranteed by setting fairs and scheduling. Airlines are no different than utilities. Instead of electricity and water, people are being transported. Let’s assure our airlines are safe and profitable by re-regulating the industry.

It’s time that social controversy was brought under control. The most radical members of opposing forces for abortion vs. life are dominating the political landscape and have been doing so for four decades. The same is true for gun control. There are compromises that could end all the time and money wasted in these highly contentious disagreements.

I would bring together leaders of the aforementioned groups and force them into compromise. America is a democracy, not a theocracy. Compromise should be based upon scientific input along with common sense, not old wives tales, religion and emotion. All the smart people that are trying to force others to feel one way or another should be muted. I’m tired of seeing our government arguing over issues that can be settled with one or two effective compromises.

It’s time that the federal government reconsider welfare. For most people, staying home is not an option. Able bodied Americans should be required to work. The federal government should provide a job to every single person in the country. This would be in lieu welfare checks and other kinds of aid. The ultimate cost of such a program would be more than offset by the growth in workers, taxpayers and productivity. I believe that most Americans who resent the welfare system would be on board with a new system that required people to work if possible.

There is much more that I would do if elected. Over time, I will discuss more of these important issues that impact our lives.

We Are Losing The War Against COVID

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling more depressed each day about the state of affairs in our country. There are a few issues that are really dragging us down. It might help to discuss, once again, the most important issue of our time, the ongoing pandemic.

By far, the greatest depression in America and around the world is the wave after wave of viruses that has been relentlessly attacking us. After a shaky start, our medical people and political leaders have made some progress. Slowly but surely, most of us are now being vaccinated. But, is this is all we must do?

Unfortunately, some Americans are resisting vaccines for sensible, and nonsensical reasons. The most compelling one is that they have not been convinced that inoculations are effective. Fair enough.

The effect of vaccines on our population remains very unclear. Do the vaccines and boosters protect us, or are they merely a placebo? Are we immune to the virus if we have already had the virus previously? Can we be asymptomatic and still pass on the disease? Are our testing techniques giving us accurate data? Are medical experts misreading the data collected? The federal government promised free tests, an unfulfilled pledge.

The bottom line is that medical advisers led by Anthony Fauci have not been able to tell us what we can do to ensure we do not contract the viruses, after two years of hell. It’s difficult to believe that with all the data being generated, the experts have not been able to effectively guide us.

What’s making this situation worse are the actions of our leaders and lawmakers. They are more misinformed then the medical experts. Every state has its own protocols. If you’ve traveled around at all you know that Floridians are fed up with all mandates and are acting accordingly, while New Yorkers are much more conservative about wearing masks and going to public places to eat and congregate. The US is a hodgepodge of different perspectives that has caused various responses to the infection.

And worse still, some political hacks are using the virus as a political bludgeon against their opponents. Our leaders must work together to coordinate the sickness and death that has tormented us for so long.

Currently, our country is led by a man who has been duly elected by its citizens and has not done nearly enough to rectify the issues relating to the pandemic. Should we just lead our lives and treat COVID viruses as we would any other flu? Should our kids go to school, or forgo important face to face exposure with teachers, in spite of the disease? Who is leading this country? We do not have a commander-in-chief in the war against COVID.

We’ve dealt with disease on numerous occasions over the years. Why is this challenge so much more difficult? Why hasn’t Joe Biden demanded that the great medical minds in this country caucus and figure out a course for all Americans. Each state is not independent when it comes to disease prevention. People in California can infect people in New York.

If Biden can’t organize the experts he should resign and be replaced with someone who can. Just not Kamala, please.