Tweeting Sunday from, presumably, his basement, Joe Biden promised that if elected this fall, “we won’t just rebuild this nation – we’ll transform it.” Did he forget that he was for eight years vice president in the administration whose chief executive said just before the 2008 election that we were “five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America”? Apparently, Barack Obama didn’t get the job done.
So it’s up to Biden, or so he supposes. The man who was not only No. 2 for two terms, but was an elected federal lawmaker for 44 years, will have to plug the holes left by Obama.
It’s up to him to guide the Democratic party through its full transition to the party of the deranged; ram through a soul- and economy-shredding New Green Deal; fan the hate-America flames; encourage the cancel culture; emasculate males; make the federal tax system as punitive as possible; appoint a Black Lives Matter co-founder to a top federal post; further insulate our institutional elitists who have long lived in a bubble; regulate, regulate, regulate; violate then try to repeal the First and Second Amendments; mainstream The Squad’s lunatic policies and Marxist views; prosecute a war on plastic; and give the country more Venezuela.
If by hard-left standards, Obama’s was a failed presidency, it also came up short in terms of any constructive work he could have done.
For instance, the former community organizer, and the “new Kennedy,” oversaw the weakest, slowest economic recovery in America’s post-war history. He frittered away public money on a financial stimulus that had the opposite effect. He widened a racial divide that had been closing for decades. His foreign policy took America from a position of strength to one in which the White House’s “red line” was a backtracking marker, a soft spot that invited bad-faith leaders of other nations to exploit. The national health care program named after him has been a debacle.
Never missing a chance to lowlight the country that provided him with an opportunity he’d have nowhere else on Earth, Obama said the U.S. was nothing special. His administration overflowed with scandals, from the IRS targeting conservative groups that opposed his policies, to gunwalking weapons to drug traffickers in Mexico and the U.S., to the 2012 attack on an American facility in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans were murdered by terrorists, including the ambassador to the country, to Obama’s leading role in the attempted coup of President Donald Trump.
It’s neither crazy nor racist to say Obama was the worst president of our lifetimes, maybe the worst in our modern era. It’s simply the truth. But that could change. If Biden is elected, he just might even be worse.
— Written by the I&I Editorial Board