President Donald Trump’s friends and foes alike can agree on this: He fulfilledThere are so many promises.
During his first year in office, he signed a $1.5 trillion tax-rate cut, killed some 1,500 meddlesome regulations, greenlighted the Keystone XL Pipeline, scrapped Obamacare’s individual mandate (but not the entire program), curbed Southern border crossings, erased the ISIS caliphate, and much more.
Joe Biden’s presidency after one year is something completely different. His parade of shattered pledges makes him America’s promise-breaker-in-chief:
- “With unity we can do important things,” Biden said in his inaugural address. This was echoed in the huge, national hug that he centered his campaign around.
Biden, instead of bringing Americans together, has embraced critical race theory to split blacks from whites. He has cleaved “domestic terrorist” parents and local school boards that they have challenged. Biden has pitted unvaccinated people against vaccinated.
He even compared roughly half of Americans to Confederate President Jefferson Davis last week because they support election integrity and oppose his calls to abolish the Senate filibuster as well as nationalize state and local voting.
A Quinnipiac survey conducted among 1,313 adults on Jan. 12, found that 42% believed Biden has unites America, while 49% thought otherwise. call him divisive.
- Biden promised a return to “normal” after the unpredictable, often volatile Trump era. Americans of all stripes now wonder what’s so normal about 7% inflation, soaring energy prices, broken supply chains, scores of cargo ships marooned off the coast of Southern California’s ports, and “Wild West”-style freight-train robberies in Los Angeles.
“Our shelves in our stores look like the Soviet Union in 1972,” former Walmart CEO Bill Simon told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto: “This is a shocking and unmitigated disaster.”
Bare-shelf Biden also has done a heckuva job with the southern “border,” along which an estimated 1.776 million illegal aliens have been caught on his watch.
Meanwhile, 16 Democrat-run cities suffered record homicides last year, while “Brandon” dozed in Delaware for 28%His first year as president.
- Biden repeatedly promised that he would “shut down the virus.” Judging by the stunning 1,483,656 new COVID-19 cases that emerged on Jan. 10 alone, Biden clearly blew it.
Much of that is beyond Biden’s control, of course. Viruses do not obey executive orders. They don’t speak English, at least not according to science. COVID-19 is an invisible, tiny monster that does what it wants.
Biden must accept full responsibility for the shortages and infrastructure in C-19 testing equipment. This capability was just as urgent as Thanksgiving turkey. Yet, Biden foolishly turned down offers last fall to increase his test supplies. This would have helped to meet the current explosion in omicron fuelled demand.
Biden has also been so obsessed about vaccine mandates, mask orders and related heavy-handedness, he is now preside over a shortage in lifesaving monoclonal antibodies therapies.
While GlaxoSmithKline’s Sotrovimab boasts 97.3% effectivenessThis drug was not common in America until recently. “We saw tons of coverage on this treatment as early as July,” one frustrated U.S. expatriate in the Persian Gulf told me. “How did [COVID-19 czar Anthony] Fauci, [the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], and the Biden administration miss this?”
- “We will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again,” Biden promised at his inauguration. These words proved bitterly ironic amid the breathtaking catastrophe that was Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.
It was enough to see the U.S. citizens, green-card holders, and loyal Afghans surrendered to the bloodthirsty Taliban. Even worse, Biden’s failure to coordinate with British commanders in Kabul and his days-long refusal to answer Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s urgent phone calls trashed America’s “special relationship” with London.
Not to be outdone, Biden’s inability to inform France about a subsequent U.S.-U.K.-Australia pact, which cost Paris a submarine contract, led the Quai d’Orsay to recall its ambassador to Washington for the first time since 1776.
Joe Biden has kept one promise, however: He’s not Donald Trump.
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