President Joe Biden has overseen and executed several miscalculations and mistakes in his 17 months in office. From his disastrous pullout in Afghanistan, including the death of 13 service members as well as leading a drone attack on an Afghan family house, killing 11, to his miserable handling of the economy, inept stewardship of the pandemic, and several other foibles, Biden has presided over the most incompetent administration and leadership of the United States, and in extension the free world, in the history of western civilization.
The list is rather extensive, and every issue seems to be a massive failure. Consider that any other president who has committed even one, or perhaps two, of these mistakes or made outright bad decisions, would have been impeached and most probably convicted in the Senate, booting him or her from office. But President Biden has committed no less than six such catatrophes.
- Covid-19 fallout: Joe Biden had entirely botched the pandemic response, flip-flopping on responses, playing havoc with business shutdowns, masking, vaccine mandates, and quarantine measures. What should have been aleviated shortly into his presidency was extended to the point where we now have several mutations of the original disease, as well as a new threat: Monkeypox. While the spread of such a disease is not the responsibility of any one entity, the process in which it is handled is, in fact, the responsibility of the President. At least former President Trump, with all of his mistakes, took bolder actions and created the conditions so that the virus was on the way out after he left office, but somehow stayed afloat for months.
- Energy fallout: Starting on Day One of his administration, Biden shut down the Keystone Pipeline. Since then, he has amassed several Executive Orders essentially shutting down energy production in the fossil fuel and nuclear industries, including restricting or removing oil drilling rights, preventing companies from expanding, mandating severe regulations on transportation vehicles like trucks and delivery vehicles, and prevented the upgrade of the grid system that delivers electricity. The outcome? Gas prices have more than doubled, and have set new records every day for the past two weeks, including this morning. And those records will continue to be broken throughout the summer.
- Economy: Massive regulations have been imposed on industry, with the Covid restrictions through transportation snafus, printing trillions of dollars for stimulus checks in lieu of business activity, sending billions to Ukraine with no oversight in how the money helped the Ukrainians fight the Russians, and a myriad of other economic woes that have led to the biggest inflation period since the 70’s…and it hasn’t even begun to really get bad. It may even reach Depression-level disaster level, and the problem is that this all could have been prevented.
And on and on. The real problem with the Biden administration is Joe doesn’t have the ability to understand what is wrong. With gun legislation being forced upon the people with no real correlation with events that have occurred with school and supermarket shootings, it appears that Biden is trying to placate a politically vapid position rather than work for the vast majority of American people, both Democrats and Republicans. Hopefully we will get better over time.