While sometimes you get a little truth from the liberal media, such as when CNN polling guy Harry Enten said how “really, really, really bad” the polling numbers for Joe Biden were — indeed, the worst ever for anyone at this stage of their term — a lot of the liberal media is still an acid bath of people hidebound to push the Democratic narrative to do what they can for Joe Biden.
One of the worst shills for the Democratic narrative is CNN’s John Harwood. But his excuse for Joe Biden — the latest Democratic talking point to excuse his failures — isn’t going to help him. Indeed, it makes him sound worse. According to Harwood, there’s not much Biden can do about any of the problems that are plaguing the country.
There’s just not much President Joe Biden can do about it.
There’s not much he can do to curb inflation.
There’s not much he can do to stop migrants from reaching America’s southern border. Or to reduce crime, or to make vaccine resisters get shots that would hasten the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
There’s not much he can do to compel cooperation from defectors within his thin Democratic congressional majorities. There is nothing at all he can do to compel it from Republican adversaries who would rather aggravate than alleviate his burdens.
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But this appears to be the new talking point for some of the media. Here it is on ABC, as well, on Sunday.
Harwood even admits that Joe Biden’s policies led to inflation, “Liberal and conservative economists share a growing consensus that Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan last year pumped too much money into the economy.” But his response? “Yet the White House can’t fundamentally alter that reality now.”
Oh, great, so we should just suffer when he was told it was wrong and he did it anyway? When he lied to us about inflation being “transitory” for months? When he continues to lie about it being Putin’s fault? And the worst thing is that Biden would have spent even more on the plans that he was trying to push through Congress which — if he had gotten them — would have driven up inflation even more. So either he was still ignorant as to what causes inflation or he’s just so wedded to spending for the Democratic agenda that he doesn’t care how much it might hurt Americans.
Harwood’s excuse for Biden on the border crisis was even worse. In that Harwood said, Biden was just a “victim of circumstances.” “To the extent that further increases resulted simply from trading Trump’s harsh-on-immigrants profile for Biden’s more congenial one, the incumbent can’t change that.” Are you kidding? From day one he tried to halt everything that had been successful with Trump’s border plan. Indeed, it’s gotten worse ever since Biden came in exactly because of his policies. Harwood is upset that some “electorally vulnerable Democrats have joined the pile-on from the right” in criticizing Biden. The electorally vulnerable Democrats know they’re going to be held responsible for Biden’s policies and rightly so if they don’t try to stop those policies.
Imagine thinking that it’s a good talking point to push that there’s nothing much he can do. Biden already looks weak and incompetent. So you’re going to try this gambit that there isn’t anything he can do after he created most of these problems or made them worse? You’re going with, “Oh, well”? You go with that, you’re going to make that weakness and incompetence look even more problematic.