Biden’s 1st 6 month scorecard is in from ABC News and there is no doubt that His Fraudulency gets a Big Fat “F” for his efforts. You might have to hang in here with me, there is just so much fodder in the article, I hardly know where to begin! So let’s just start with the article’s recap of Biden’s campaign trail promises:
“Biden promised to bring bipartisanship back to the federal government, calling for unity in order to stem the effects of the coronavirus, rebuild the economy and foster equity and inclusion for all Americans.”
Well, just looking at the first ten words:
Biden couldn’t wrangle a single Republican vote for the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan. Hell, even the Democrat Representative from Main, Jared Golden, voted against it.
Then, in in a wonderful bid for “unity,” Chuck Schumer decided the best way forward in the honeymoon of Biden’s presidency* was to try and launch a commission into the January 6th rebellion. I wish I could feel sorry for him when he whines that the Republican minority formed a ‘partisan blockade’ to stop it. Nope, just can’t do it…
But Nancy Pelosi can’t let it go. She’s hellbent for leather to push forward. As the New York Post so rightly concludes:
“But by prejudging its conclusions and insisting on picking the majority of members, Pelosi has made the only inquiry that Americans could trust — a truly bipartisan one — impossible.”
Now, Biden can’t find any bipartisan support for the federal takeover of elections, AKA For The People Act; AKA H.R. 1:
Today, @SenSchumer and I held our latest strategy call on getting the For the People Act to my desk.
Democrats are united and committed to passing this landmark legislation to protect voting rights, ensure the integrity of our elections, and repair and strengthen our democracy. pic.twitter.com/0s4IYMwMZB
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 22, 2021
How’s that bipartisanship going there Big Guy?
Bipartisanship Scorecard: Big Fat “F”
Right Track/Wrong Track:
Moving right along in the article, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday:
“Since taking office, the president has acted to get America back on track by addressing the crises facing this nation, vaccinating America to beat the pandemic, delivering much needed help to American families, making transformative investments to rescue and rebuild our economy, and fundamentally showing that government can deliver for the American people.”
Man, if her lips are moving, she’s lying. Again, let’s just address the first few words of her statement, on getting America back on track. According to whom? ‘Cause the voters sure as hell don’t think we’re on the right track! According to multiple polling data gathered by RealClear Politics, voter’s think America is WAY off the rails:
Direction of the Country Scorecard: Big Fat “F”
“President Biden oversaw an unprecedented vaccination effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic, distributing more than 200 million shots of the vaccine within his first 100 days in office.”
Hey Joe! None of that could have happened without President Trump! With our without you, those vaccinations were going to hit the metrics because Orange Man Bad got the vaccine rolling faster than anyone was ever willing to admit. Under his leadership, vaccines were already rolling out at a rate just under a million per day, before your sorry ass sat down in his chair.
You know, it might have gone a wee bit faster had Amazon offered to help him with the distribution. But no, they decided to wait until ol’ Joe was in office before offering up their logistics capabilities. Wonder how many people died because of that political stunt? What, no answer??
“Still, the Biden administration has struggled with vaccine hesitancy, and failed to hit a self-imposed goal to distribute at least one shot to 70% of all adults over 18 by July 4. As of Biden’s 6-month mark, 68.3% of adults over 18 have at least one shot, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.”
Hmmm… wonder why all the hesitancy?
While the White House spends every waking hour trying to figure out why some won't get vaccinated just bc Biden wants them to… and why it's become so political… the administration need to look no further than the VP. https://t.co/tZtWpHEazm
— Stock Market Media (@StockMktMedia) July 19, 2021
And if the vaccine is so effective, how do we have these kinds of stats for fully vaccinated Texas Democrats?
OK, 5 out of 50, that’s 10%…. Seems like a high percentage if all were vaccinated…
— chuck boetsch (@clboetsch) July 19, 2021
California is a hotbed of liberals and they are going backwards on Covid restrictions. Minorities, who largely vote for the left, are the most hesitant block of Americans NOT getting the vaccine. Sooooo, given that he didn’t hit his own self-imposed goal to jab 70% of adults over 18 by July 4th…
COVID/Immunization Scorecard: Big Fat “F”
“For all of those predictions of doom and gloom six months in, here is where we stand. Record growth. Record job creation. Workers getting hard-earned breaks. Look, we brought this economy back from the brink and we’ve designed our strategy not only to provide for a temporary boost, but to lay the foundation for a long-term boom that brings everyone along,” Biden said Monday in remarks touting his economic achievement and pushing a bipartisan measure to spend $1.2 trillion improving roads, bridges and other “traditional infrastructure.”
OK, record growth and record job creation? Really? Come on man. When you are starting from an economic standstill, of course your going to see job numbers improve. But Biden is using the same hyperbole Obama once used about jobs created/saved. These aren’t new jobs! These are just folks finally getting back to the jobs our own government TOOK from them. The real question that needs to be asked is if there are more people working now than there were in 2019. Gonna have to say “no” on that.
Employment Scorecard: Big Fat “F”
Biden and Schumer keep talking about a big bipartisan infrastructure deal, but that’s all it is this far. All talk and no action. Just like the $3.5 trillion Grandpa Joe wants to spend on “human infrastructure.” Like what do those words even really mean? If they were talking about a bionic man, that might make sense, but child care and and other tools to buy votes don’t count. Try again.
Infrastructure scorecard: Big Fat “F”
Then, the article just glosses right on over the whole inflation station. Even Politico, not exactly a right-wing publication, took note a week ago:
“The government said Tuesday the consumer price index rose 5.4 percent in June from the same month last year, the biggest jump since 2008, as costs for everything from used cars and trucks to restaurant meals and hotel stays continued to soar. It marked the second straight month of sharply higher prices. June prices also unexpectedly rose 0.9 percent from May, undercutting the argument that the increases only look bad in comparison to last year, when the pandemic was raging.”
And that was BEFORE the stock market took a nose dive this past Monday.
Not to mention the fact that all those stimulus checks and unemployment benefits are making it incredibly difficult for small businesses to find workers to fill roles they desperately need.
On July 4th, I went to the Popeye’s location nearest my home so I could avoid cooking. Their was a sign on their door instructing me to go through the drive-thru because they were short staffed. A few days later, I went to a local pizza joint to pick up lunch for a work crew. There were two frazzled young ladies trying to keep up with the lunch rush. Their door too had a sign asking for patience. Can’t find workers. If Biden had just gotten out of the way and let the market do its thing, wonder where we might be at this point?
Economic scorecard: Big Fat “F”
Oh dear Lord. It is clear in this next section that the journalist who wrote this piece must have gone to a “woke” college where critical thinking skills were dropped for being racist. Let’s see how they fail to find the corollary:
“Biden was successful in overturning many of President Trump’s strict immigration policies. He ended Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban” that prevented people from traveling from several Muslim-majority countries to the United States. Biden also returned deportation priorities to the status quo in the Obama administration, which focused on people who committed crimes other than entering the country illegally.”
Wait for it…. wait for it…
“President Biden has struggled to stem the flow of migrants crossing the southern border of the U.S. In June, Customs and Border Patrol apprehended a ten-year record number of migrants.”
I WONDER HOW ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER???
And then there’s this little bit of reality:
• Allowing MS-13 gang member in – cool
• Allowing terrorists in – cool
• Allowing babies to be dropped over a wall – cool
• Allowing Cubans desperate to avoid political persecution – not cool
Hmmm, wonder why? Could it be that Cuban’s might actually get a job? Be self-sufficient? Vote Republican? Nah, that can’t be it!
In a statement on Tuesday, noted in ABC’s fluff piece, Biden bleated:
“We have to tackle the immigration problem, which we’re working really hard to get done in a humane and serious way.”
Yet, just last month, Reuters reported that he has been wildly unsuccessful on that front as well:
“Migrant children sent to emergency shelters within the United States described crowded living conditions, spoiled food, lack of clean clothes and struggles with depression, according to 17 testimonials filed in a court case.”
The ABC scorecard-article continues:
“Biden appointed Vice President Kamala Harris to address the root causes of migration, and Harris has traveled to Guatemala and Mexico in her efforts to encourage potential migrants to stay in their home countries and apply for asylum legally. But with corruption, drug-related violence and extreme weather plaguing many Central and South American countries, her efforts, including offering increased aid to those countries, have not led to a significant shift in migration patterns, as illustrated by the June CBP numbers.”
Let’s see, how many of Kamala’s publicity stunts around immigration were a resounding success? Yep, exactly ZERO
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 9, 2021
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) June 26, 2021
And then there’s that little DACA problem that keeps rearing it’s ugly little head. Poor Joe. He’s deeply disappointed that a federal judge ruled that DACA is unlawful. Granted, this hot mess started under his old boss Obama. Mr. “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone” couldn’t solve the Rubik’s cube of immigration, so he just used the ol’ executive order trick to bypass that little puzzle. Then, when the Democrats were offered opportunity after opportunity under President Trump to get legislation passed for DACA, they politely declined. Couldn’t help the Dreamers if it gave the Orange Man a win now, could they?
Immigration scorecard: Big Fat “F”
The ABC article really struggles to try and couch their language for the Big Guy, they really do:
“The Biden White House has frequently highlighted its support for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and called for it to be passed by the first anniversary of Floyd’s death in May. While the deadline was missed, they have encouraged bipartisan negotiations on Capitol Hill that have yielded little beyond a “framework” and discussions continue.”
And it’s not like the Democrats didn’t have an opportunity to legislate on police reform last term. Republican Senator Tim Scott, as an African-American, attempted mightily to pass The Justice Act, but couldn’t find any democrat support for the measure. Again, they like to talk up their concern for the inequities meted out against the black community by police officers, but when it comes to actual reform, they’ll take a pass.
Then the ABC article continues to hand wave Biden’s broken promises:
“The administration also decided to forgo Biden’s campaign promise to create a commission within his first 100 days to study the issue of policing.”
So, I guess that’s their super polite way of saying HE FAILED on that huh? Jesus, Biden didn’t even need to get approval for the commission to study policing. He could have done that all by his lonesome. I guess he really isn’t all that serious about it after all.
Policing scorecard: Big Fat “F”
“The president has not seen gun control legislation come to his desk from Capitol Hill, even after the House passed a measure that would address loopholes in the background check system.”
Yet again, this is another item that democrats like to hype and yet don’t have the stones and don’t have the votes to actually address. Let’s face it, with just about half the states now having constitutional carry laws on the books, it seems most voters prefer abiding by the 2nd Amendment. In just the last few years alone, there’s been an increase of NEW gun ownership by about 7%. That’s not just people with guns buying more guns. That’s women and minorities and old folks walking into a gun store and getting their first weapon. Biden and his comrades in Congress are literally pissing in the wind on this one.
“Biden signed six gun-related executive actions on April 8, including directing the Justice Department to issue a proposed rule to regulate the sale of so-called “ghost guns” within 30 days, calling for investments in evidence-based community violence intervention and asking the Justice Department to publish model “red flag” legislation for states within 60 days.”
Look carefully at the above quote. There’s not one single solitary thing in there that DOES anything about gun control. Not that I’m sorry about that.
Personal side-note. A million years ago, when I was a bright-eyed twenty-something young lass, I was pretty rabidly anti-gun. Gonna blame the indoctrination-mill-of-education on that one. I grew up with a handful of shot guns lying under one bed or another. But after I moved to California, I remember having an argument with a gentleman I knew about the evils of guns. The danger they possessed. Then he took me shooting at a range. Oh man. What an exhilarating experience. There’s really nothing like bringing that bulls-eye sheet up to your face and seeing how well you’ve hit the mark.
Then my oldest friend in the world called me in hysterics one day. All three of her children were in the school at Sandy Hook. Once again, I found myself questioning the bounds of gun control. I was buying into the media hype that was spoon-fed to me, as they do every single time an event like this happens.
And then I began to look at all the actual data. Guns don’t kill people. People do. If you want to solve gun crime, address who’s holding the weapons.
Sorry about that detour, back to Biden’s abysmal failures in his first six months. God, is it really ONLY six months? Really, I promise, I’m working on the wind down…
Gun-Control scorecard: Big Fat “F”
According to the article:
“He took additional action in June, allowing communities to spend some of the funding they received as part of his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill funding to combat gun crime, such as investing in summer jobs programs for youths; hiring more police officers and court personnel; spending on gun-violence enforcement.”
So let me get this straight. We’re going to take FEDERALLY-funded tax-payer dollars from the COVID Relief bill and send it to the Democratic localities that DEFUNDED THE POLICE? That’s literally like setting your house on fire only to douse it with water. The next day you take credit for putting the fire out.
And what good is more court personnel going to do when your own VP is busy bailing out criminals across the country last summer?
What I really find amazing about their crime and gun-control rhetoric is how thoroughly useless it is. Just this year, Washington DC, with some of the strictest gun control measures in the country, is hitting an all time record crime wave. And last year, during a Pandemic that saw most of DC locked down, was already at a 16-year-high, per the video below.
Crime Scorecard: Big Fat “F”
As I really do wrap up this monster piece, I just want to leave you with two perfect summations. One from an obscure Twitter user. The other, from the Big Man himself:
Inflation. Crime waves. Border crises. Snapping on the press corps whenever they ask non-ice cream related questions… Hunter Biden’s Laptop
— CheeseBurgurito (@CheeseBurgurito) July 21, 2021
From ABC’s 1st 100 Days Report Card, Biden sums up the situation perfectly, blind to the fact that I didn’t have to call him and unsuccessful idiot. He did:
“It’s a matter of timing,” Biden told reporters last month, explaining his approach to governing. “As you’ve all observed, successful presidents — better than me — have been successful, in large part, because they know how to time what they’re doing — order it, decide and prioritize what needs to be done.”
On all of the above metrics, say it with me now:
A BIG FAT “F”!!