According to the latest polls, large numbers of Americans believe in lizard people and evil scientists and hoax viruses and that Joe Biden stole the election and is also weak and sleepy. I wouldn’t trust a lot of us to have the scoop on whether or not it’s raining out, but I guess this is what passes for news.
One year in, Biden is widely seen as a failure.
True, he did ram through a 1.2-trillion dollar infrastructure package, a 1.9-trillion dollar coronavirus relief package, appointed a buttload of federal judges, over 80% of whom are women and over half non-white, rejoined the International Paris climate accord, halted government financing of fossil-fuel projects worldwide, brought jobless claims to their lowest level in fifty years, froze oil and gas leasing on public lands, rolled back many of his predecessor’s assaults on the environment as soon as he got into office, and facilitated the full vaccination of 209 million people against COVID.
However, he has failed to make the pandemic go away, having been unprepared for the newer variants of the virus and recklessly optimistic about the intelligence of the citizenry. Also, things got messy in Afghanistan, a country in which a war was waged against the Taliban for twenty years and nevertheless fell to the Taliban the day after we bugged out, by any measure a war we lost badly, which has not prevented critics from suggesting we should have stayed put for maybe ever.
Similarly, for someone lauded for experience, he appears to have no influence at all over federal judges and the Supreme Court. In short, he over-promised and under-delivered, and that’s on him. Perhaps because of his embarrassingly advanced age, he failed to imagine the degree to which Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin would be motivated to maintain the longest-lasting woodies in modern American politics—in Manchin’s case, a gauzy, reconstructed memory of woodies of old, and in Synema’s, without question, an actual working present-day power woodie she has no plans to abandon.
And he’s been a complete failure with Republicans. White House sources reveal the President also approached Theodore Roosevelt to step out of Mt. Rushmore for a nice evening of conversation and light snacks, and got absolutely nowhere. The man simply has no idea how to reach across the aisle.
Inflation is back too, all over the world, and fueled mostly by the pandemic, which, again, continues to rage on Biden’s watch, because he has not been a forceful enough leader to make it go away, instead relying on the common sense of Americans and readily-available free vaccinations just like the Nazis would have done, and now the damn thing is out of control. If Biden were not so weak and sleepy this whole thing would have been revealed as a hoax long ago and we could all smear bodily fluids on each other in public and wipe ourselves off on the flag.
The Socialist bastard also wrecked the economy with his relief stimulus checks. “Socialism” is the virtual graffiti sprayed on any effort to better the lives of most people and it clearly causes high gas prices, plague, vaccine mandates, vaccine shortages, and uppity Negroes—just have a look around.
Yes, if Joe Biden has not gotten far with his agenda, it is all on him, and certainly not the Technicolor senator with the big woodie or the other senator with the yacht and the fossil woodie, or, for that matter, all the Republicans, who stand with their arms locked together and blame him for lack of bipartisanship. Yes, he is a failure, a weak leader who does not know how to get anything done in the face of solid obstruction, and so nothing is getting done.
Which makes Republicans by contrast strong and successful, because Nothing is precisely what they have proposed for years now, and they have delivered. They are furthermore successful in positioning themselves as friends of the little people by agreeing they’ve gotten screwed, and by providing them large groups of fictional people to blame, such as racist BLM activists, lazy immigrants, terrorist Muslims, and coastal elites who hate freedom. This, and a program of mucking with elections, should ensure several more years of minority power with nothing more to show for it than the continued theft of the nation’s wealth, with ever more poverty to showcase and blame on creeping Socialism. Winning!
Meanwhile, Biden must simultaneously be a cheerleader and tell America the truth, but lacks the serpent’s tongue. Big fool thought he could tame the COVID beast with science and government aid and utterly failed to anticipate the omicron variant and the willful derangement of much of America.
The entire Republican Party, meanwhile, fails to anticipate mass extinction and the end of a habitable planet and (incidentally) the complete collapse of their beloved pirate economy, but with enough money siphoned from the middle class, they and their shitty kids will be fine for a while.
Ha ha ha – I can hardly get my tongue out of my cheek! I’m also curious if these polls that say his rating is way low are really accurate – no proof of their validity is presented.
You wonder. I’m always suspicious of these things. I know there are poll questions that will get a Yes or No answer from extremes on the right and left for completely different reasons. And in all my life, my opinions about a sitting president have never veered much from my initial impressions.
I gulped down all this deliciousness so quickly I had to go back and read it again…and again. (That frigging Teddy Roosevelt!) Anyway Murr, it was just an awesome, terrific read. Thank you! 🙂👍👍
Well thank YOU!
Murr, my “panic dance card” is so full right now, that I could not take on another scary news item. Global Warming has been a steady dance partner for a long while. Always dependable to take me for a spin on the floor. Then suddenly, Pandemic tapped him on the shoulder and took me for a whirl that I just could not keep up with! Then Insurrection tapped Pandemic’s shoulder, and the two of them have been actually fighting with each other to keep my dance card full. The “near miss” with an asteroid couldn’t even find his way to the dance floor. The specter of aging is always lurking around the periphery of the dance floor, staring at me in a creepy way and smirking, just waiting his turn. It’s all I can do to make my way to the bar or the ladies’ room for a few minute’s respite from all these dance partners!
As long as they play something with a good beat that I can dance to, I’d give it an 85.
Well, Jono, Global Warming tends to stick to waltzes… which at least don’t exhaust me. But Pandemic and Insurrection go for some sort of “rave” moves that I cannot keep up with! I just try to distract them by getting them to fight with each other so that I can slip off to the bar, then take my drink into the ladies’ room. Unfortunately, there is no window in the ladies’, so I can’t climb out and leave.
The sorts of problems we have now require an autocrat to solve, and although we show signs of becoming an autocracy, the existing autocrats are always in it for themselves.
I only heard about the asteroid on Stephen Colbert’s show. If I had known about it, I probably wouldn’t have been panicked. I would’ve been ROOTING for that mofo!
I still love Joe as he is far better than “he who shall not be named.” Joe has intelligence and can speak higher than 3rd grade level. The previous numbskull prez was an embarrassment.
Anyone would be better. But I actually like him a lot as is.
It’s Obama’s fault.
Exactly right on everything.
I find it hard to believe so many people could be so stupid, but the evidence is on my TV news nightly. I personally think Biden is hanging in there doing the best he can against those who want him out.
I’m guessing many people do not get their news from National Public Radio.
Brilliant. But don’t know what a ‘woodie’ is.
Do you have to be a certain vintage to know this term? Oh just refer to the Urban Dictionary. They know everything! https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=woodie&utm_source=search-action heheheh
It’s a chubby.
As in “He’s gotten a little chubby.”
It’s a hard-on.
Thanks, I did not realise I became Anonymous on your blog but I’m from Yorkshire. Still think your brilliant and wish I could write like you do. Thelma
Gosh, Thelma, thanks! Yorkshire! You’re classing up the joint.
May we have more Commie scum losers and fewer of the fascist scum “winners. “
I got to the end of this, rooting and cheering for Murr to let ’em have it. “They and their shitty kids will be fine for a while” followed by … on my screen, anyway … a large blank space, got me. That white space. That nothingness. It says a lot.
It is maddeningly difficult to keep a cheerful outlook on life these days. I am so grateful that Murr is here to remind us that we are in it together, and as long as someone can see the absurd humor in it, we have a chance to enjoy much of our remaining time on this planet.
And I know what a woodie is, though it’s been quite some time since I’ve seen one personally.
I’m afraid it’s difficult for me to keep a cheerful outlook too, and I was born cheerful. Trying times indeed. I think today’s woodies come landscaped, but I’m not sure.
“Whose woodies these are / I think I know…”
Fab.U.Lous!! I shared it.
Why thank you! I’m actually getting rather few views on this one, enough so to make me wonder if something technological went wrong.
I think I lost my cheerful outlook in 2016. And I want it back. I miss it.
I Googled to get here today, as no email alert from your ISP as usually happens. This may be why your hits are light today?
What Janyce said. And what kenju said. Ah hell, what everybody said!
Applause… I thought you nailed it in every way, I can add nothing! For some reason in my Feed you had frozen and not Posted for Two Months… this Blog looks different but it still brought me here… so I may need to update my Sidebar? Glad you are Well and feisty as ever.