President Joe Biden’s hasn’t occupied the White House very long, slightly over Two months in fact, but already Democrats are worried; he’s not pushing those Executive Orders or fast tracking the far left faction’s agenda.
They worry his heart is not in it, that he’s just going through the motions but most of all he’s not mentally up for the job.
The rumor mill has it he’s already leaning on his Vice President Kamala Harris, assigning her some of his functions, a problem itself with all that implies, mostly, because he’s the president not her; and this is not the way it works.
Some say Harris is now in charge of migrant operations at the Mexican border but who knows; in any case, it may or may not be Joe Biden.
These rumors fuel speculation and throw up questions of who is running the show and where does the buck stop as far as accountability is concerned; some even call Biden’s presidency the Harris-Biden Administration.
I feel some sympathy for Uncle Joe Biden, he’s under pressure to perform and the opposition is too hard on him at times, but he seems like a nice man, okay except for the the stories he’s on the weird side, just a pity about his politics.
He was the establishment’s choice for President, and if you believe American presidents are selected instead of elected as some do, well he has a role to play; though at this stage it’s not exactly clear just what that is.
The party’s moderate face perhaps, a front for the radicals, though they wish he would just get on with it and stop dallying about.
Then there his day-to-day handlers on his back 24/7, they micro-manage his every move, he’s not allowed to make decisions on the spur of the moment, but this has been the bane of presidents’ since way back when; except it’s a lot worse in his case.
Then there’s his dementia.
Unless the old man’s pulling a fast one, he’s all in on the deal and this is just theatrics for the benefit of a gullible public.
Still, when someone like Bernie Sanders refers to Biden as a moderate Democrat and says he thinks he’s prepared to go forward aggressively on a number of issues there’s the clue ……..or not.
A leaked audio from last year shows Biden’s heated exchanges with civil rights activists who insist he use Executive Orders to push through political changes; with him not buying it.
This has led some far left political pundits to predict a blood bath in the 2022 mid-terms; in a revolt of sorts.
“A lot of people in our community are getting a little anxious because they are not seeing enough of the progress they thought they would have seen at this point,” one civil rights activist claimed.
In a second leaked audio file, Biden upsets leftists who want to see him break the law as president to enforce drastic reforms.
“So there are some things that I’m going to be able to do by executive order,” Biden responded. “I’m not going to hesitate to do it, but what I’m not going to do is I’m not going to … violate the Constitution.”
Executive authority that my progressive friends talk about is way beyond the bounds,” he stated.
He provides an example; I’m not going to exercise executive authority where it’s a question, where I can come along and say, ‘I can do away with assault weapons.’
There’s no executive authority to do away that.”
Rest assured Dems are frantically looking at other ways to overcome these gridlocks, and it’s a safe bet that at some stage their thoughts will turn to; the 25th amendment.