I knew it was an anomaly when I agreed with Times columnist Charles M. Blow. [See my last blog post.] The uber-liberal returned to the Op-ed arena today to encourage Joe Biden to “boast” about his “remarkable summer.” Blow’s attempts to have us believe Biden’s cow pod administration is a chocolate chip cookie failed miserably.
He starts out by claiming “the truth is that news narratives and polls are symbiotic.” It’s a vicious cycle. I guess I can agree with this statement at least, but nothing else in the Op-ed.
It’s staggering that Biden is being portrayed as a politician caught up in the news cycle and not his own bumbling actions and missteps. Republicans had to repel the ultra-liberal press every day for misrepresentations of the truth during the previous administration, even if they were right about the former president’s character.
Now, Democrats are saying the news is unfair to their leader. Even hardcore Democrats have been saying that Biden can’t legislate and govern worth a damn. It’s been rewarding to see the media accuse Biden for what he really is, a lousy president. This doesn’t pertain to Mr. Blow, however.
Blow goes on to quote Lou Holtz, the legendary football coach who said, “You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” [As an aside, I resent Blow quoting the beloved Holtz. I’m a Notre Dame alum.] Joe Biden is so bad, he set records for low polling ratings of his leadership skills. He’s the worst of the worst.
Sure, it’s true gas prices have fallen 86 cents since the high point. What did Joe do to encourage lower prices? He begged Saudi Arabia, Iran and Venezuela to increase production, rather than inspiring American companies to do so. Biden doesn’t get it, neither do Democrats, the world is not ready to substitute fossil fuel for climate friendly energy like electric cars and windmills. The technologies are not ready for prime time.
Blow mentions the 9.1% increase in inflation by saying that it is offset by improved employment numbers. Tell this to Americans who can’t afford to feed their families and fill their cars with the same paycheck.
OK, the gun legislation was a positive step in the right direction. But it was a weak response. There are still too many ways unbalanced individuals and criminals can acquire guns, including assault rifles. The law is a “very small step for mankind.”
Biden was embarrassed that his multi-trillion-dollar spending spree was waylaid by Sen. Joe Manchin. The president settled for a smaller package that will have practically no impact on global warming and inflation, despite claims of the opposite. [Bernie Sanders chimed in and said the new bill would not have a serious impact on inflation.]
Biden’s foreign policies are in shambles. Russia is still invading Ukraine. China is shooting missiles over Taiwan. Iran can build a nuclear bomb. Britney Grimes is still in a Russian jail.
And Biden will never truly support abortion. He’s a Catholic. He’s always danced around the issue and never accomplished anything in the area of a woman’s right to choose.
Blow says Biden needs to be more boastful. About what? Our nation is falling behind the other superpowers because Biden is timid. Blow even says Biden should be more like Trump. For what, bragging about things that haven’t actually happened.
Charles, you took one step forward and three steps backwards. Biden is an empty suit, and Republicans are going to do a number on Democrats in the upcoming elections no matter how much Biden boasts.