Biden’s approval rating sucks for obvious reasons that aren’t likely to change

The pandemic continues and unexpected new crises have cropped up, from halfway around the world, to the border, even into your dining room.  There’s nothing normal about America less than a year into the Biden presidency, and almost nothing in the entire world has changed for the better.  It’s a miracle Biden’s approval ratings aren’t… Continue reading Biden’s approval rating sucks for obvious reasons that aren’t likely to change

Infrastructure: Key provisions and mandates that could yield poisonous fruit in the future

There’s a pilot program to track every mile and tax you for the privilege, a mandate to detect drunk driving and presumably stop your car, perhaps lock you up, a billion for “racist” infrastructure and other equity carve outs.  This is infrastructure according to Congress and the President.  There’s no vision, no plan, just dollars… Continue reading Infrastructure: Key provisions and mandates that could yield poisonous fruit in the future

Biden gets a big win on infrastructure, but is missing a massive opportunity on manufacturing

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan finally passes the House of Representatives, giving President Biden a much needed political win, but instead of focusing on supply chains and manufacturing moving forward to permanently address wide-spread shortages and spiking prices, progressives continue to push massive social spending and a tax break for the rich of all… Continue reading Biden gets a big win on infrastructure, but is missing a massive opportunity on manufacturing

The media suddenly rediscovers the importance of party loyalty and encourages the harassment of Democrat women

Completely gone are the odes to objectors and dissent common when a Republican is in office.  Loyalty at all costs is demanded to pass a progressive agenda, and even President Biden says following women into the bathroom and filming them in protest is just “part of the process.”  Didn’t everyone claim this guy was a… Continue reading The media suddenly rediscovers the importance of party loyalty and encourages the harassment of Democrat women

Democrats are at war with themselves as progressives push a ridiculous amount of spending against a moderate brick wall

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi can’t get the votes to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill, still held hostage to the partisan $3.5 trillion spending spree.  In an embarrassing week, the vote has been delayed twice, Bernie Sanders called to defeat it entirely, and Biden’s entire agenda is on the brink of the abyss.  Isn’t… Continue reading Democrats are at war with themselves as progressives push a ridiculous amount of spending against a moderate brick wall

Joe Biden is merely a victim of events and circumstance according to the mainstream media

Back in the real world, the flap with France, the tragic drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians, and the botched, politicized vaccine booster roll out are all the obvious outcomes of his own policies and governance.  Of course, the real goal is to provide cover to pass a massive, progressive spending spree that’s currently… Continue reading Joe Biden is merely a victim of events and circumstance according to the mainstream media

The Infrastructure Scam: Clueless Republicans and increasingly radical Democrats make for a toxic mix

Apparently, the bipartisan effort is hostage to a secondary, entirely partisan effort, and changes to the partisan effort, even by the party pushing that same partisan effort, undermine the bipartisan one. Are you following? If you care about democratic norms, this is your moment... It was finally infrastructure week in Washington, DC when 19 clueless… Continue reading The Infrastructure Scam: Clueless Republicans and increasingly radical Democrats make for a toxic mix

Poor, poor, pitiful Biden?

CNN suddenly discovers that being President is hard and likely to get harder.  Who knew?  Unfortunately for Americans, President Biden is suffering from an array of largely self-inflicted wounds, from the border to international relations.  The solution is simple:   Govern how he promised on the campaign and stop pretending to be some radical progressive.… Continue reading Poor, poor, pitiful Biden?

The bipartisan infrastructure push, part two: This is definitely not the way things are supposed to work

Call it a no-compromise compromise:  Democrats use the Republicans to provide their stamp of approval on a portion of their wishlist, then violate the longstanding democratic norms they claim to care so much about by going it alone on the rest.  Even more incredibly, President Biden made this announcement on the very same day he… Continue reading The bipartisan infrastructure push, part two: This is definitely not the way things are supposed to work

The bipartisan infrastructure push: This is the way things are supposed to work

From the Compromise of 1790 onward, the American system is built around establishing broad consensus for major issues, passing bipartisan legislation where both parties get something they want.  The result is increased ownership of government programs and less acrimony.  Isn’t that what everyone claims to want for America? Earlier this month, a bipartisan group of… Continue reading The bipartisan infrastructure push: This is the way things are supposed to work