Americans have a lot of reasons to feel sad this week. Our nation didn’t have to be in such terrible shape. If only the you-know-what had not happened in November 2020, we’d be in much better shape right now. But I also feel like gloating and preening a bit this week. If you’ve been reading these pages for a while, you know that we predicted back in April that if Joe Biden didn’t manage to shepherd a big steaming, nation-destroying piece of legislation through Congress before Memorial Day, his lame duck time in a stolen office would effectively be moot.
Even CNN is copying my homework now. On their website, CNN Editor-at-Large Chris Cillizza wrote this week that Biden’s agenda will be “stalled” until 2023 unless they pass something in the next few days.
As I’ve been saying for the last few years, the Democrat Party’s trip down Identity Politics Lane will one day seal their doom. They don’t have a cohesive coalition; the party is made up of minority special interest groups that all secretly hate each other. Without a strong, patriotic pro-America champion like Donald Trump to bind them together, I predicted that they’d all soon start cutting each other’s throats. Which they’re doing now.
The brother-marrying progressive “Squad” wing of the Democrat Party in the House refuses to vote for the $1.2 million “compromise” infrastructure package that has some actual infrastructure in it. Meanwhile, Democrats in purple states or districts are refusing to vote for the gigantic and stupid $3.5 trillion “infrastructure” reconciliation bill that doesn’t have any actual infrastructure projects in it.
Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), being the last two Democrats who are capable of math, are refusing to budge on the $3.5 trillion package while the nation is going through Biden-induced inflation. They’re the only two that are publicly opposing the bill. But I’m also hearing through the grapevine that Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and some of the other dinosaurs won’t support the reconciliation bill either. They’re not even close to passing it.
Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders (D-VT) has apparently taken a break from sticking balloons to his head to entertain children and has decided that neither the $1.2 trillion or the $3.5 trillion bill is expensive enough, so he’s refusing to support either one.
If anyone is having trouble keeping track of that, here’s the simplest way that I can explain it: The socialists in the House won’t support the $1.2 trillion bill unless the Democrats in the Senate pass the $3.5 trillion bill. But the Democrats in the Senate don’t have the votes to pass the $3.5 trillion bill. The Democrats are in a Mexican standoff with themselves. (Whoops! Am I allowed to call a Mexican standoff a Mexican standoff still? Could someone check that with the language police for me?)
Biden’s agenda was set back even further when the Senate Parliamentarian saved America by ruling that the Democrats can’t include amnesty for a gazillion illegal aliens in the reconciliation bill. Oops.
All of this means that Joe Biden is the first Oval Office occupier in any of our lifetimes that hasn’t been able to pass a single piece of permanent legislation. There’s not going to be a Biden equivalent of Obamacare or George W. Bush’s “No Child Left Behind Act” (authored by Ted Kennedy). There’s nothing. He has accomplished nothing. His legacy will be a big fat goose egg. His agenda has stalled so badly that Kamala Harris is probably praying for Joe to live a couple more years.
The only thing they’ll have time to pass with the remaining three months in this year is the budget – and even that will come down to the wire. Then it’s 2022, and no Democrat in a swing district will dare to support any of the crazy things on Biden’s Official List of Crazy, because it will bite them in the midterm elections. And after that, it will be 2023 and candidates will be declaring for the 2024 race. And nothing will get done by Congress until after that. Beautiful!
Don’t get me wrong. Things are still terrible in America right now and it’s all Team Biden’s fault. If we didn’t have an imposter in the White House, does anyone really believe we’d be paying $5 a gallon for gas? Not a chance. Here’s something to pin your hopes on, though: Even though it’s going to be tough until Donald Trump is back in the White House, he or another Pro-America Republican will be back. And Biden will not have managed to do any permanent damage to us.