Joe Biden’s Bad, Bad 24 Hours
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President Joe Biden suffered huge setbacks to his 24-hour platform on Thursday, putting Democrats in a precarious position as the 2022 midterm approaches.
As Congressional Democrats search for a platform to galvanize voters with in an election year, Biden, whose approval rating is set at 33%, has failed to secure substantial victories for the party in defend.
In Biden’s last 24 hours, inflation continued to grow at record rates, the 60-vote obstructionist threshold survived in the Senate, election integrity measures remained intact, and the Supreme Court blocked its vaccination mandate by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Biden and his administration responded to Thursday’s setbacks with doubled promises and renewed apologies.
Inflation (producer price index) rose 9.7 percent
On Thursday morning, the Producer Price Index, a measure that measures the price of goods sold by companies, rose a record 9.7% in 2021, the largest increase since 2010. In a statement, Biden said said inflationary figures show families are suffering under his presidency and vowed to ease the pain.
At the same time, this report highlights that we still have work to do, “Biden said,” with price increases still too high and family budgets tight.
When White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the terrible inflation numbers, she admitted it was Biden’s fault.
“The president spoke about the fact that the costs to Americans and the pressure on Americans are a major concern for him,” she said. “I think every president should own everything that happens in the country. And the president certainly sees it that way.
Systematic obstruction survives Senate
After the inflation report, Biden met with Democratic senators for lunch to talk about ending the filibuster. But in doing so, the Senses. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) torpedoed the effort in public statements.
Standing in the Capitol building, Biden vowed he would continue to fight to kill the filibuster.
“I don’t know if we can do it, but I do know one thing: as long as I have a breath in me, as long as I’m in the White House, as long as I’m committed at all, I’m going to fight for a change. the way these legislatures move, ”he said.
The White House also responded to the survival of the filibuster by hosting Manchin and Sinema for a dinner at the White House. Yet it seems that the senators again thwarted Biden’s diary with a “respectful” conversation.
“The president welcomed Senator Manchin and Senator Sinema to the White House this evening for a frank and respectful exchange of views on voting rights,” the statement read.
Democrats’ election bill died on arrival
With the 60-vote threshold surviving the onslaught, Biden’s plan to destroy the integrity of the elections was subsequently killed.
Speaking to reporters, Biden again vowed he would continue to federalize the election until he was successful, but acknowledged that he might break his promise.
“Like all other great civil rights bills, if we miss it the first time around, we can come back and try it a second time. said the president. We missed this time.
“The honest answer to God is that I don’t know if we can do it,” Biden continued. “As long as I’m in the White House, as long as I’m engaged, I’m going to fight.”
Supreme Court blocks OSHA vaccination mandate
Later Thursday afternoon, the Supreme Court declared Biden defeated. In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that Biden’s vaccine mandate for workers employed at companies employing 100 or more workers was unconstitutional.
Biden said the decision disappointed him and believed the mandate was “based on both science and law.”
“I am disappointed that the Supreme Court chose to block vital common sense requirements for employees of large corporations that were squarely based on both science and the law,” Biden said.
Psaki has excused Biden’s failed tenure by suggesting that the White House only tackle the toughest fights.
“We could definitely come up with legislation to see if people support rabbits and ice cream, but that wouldn’t be very rewarding for the American people,” she said.
Ron Klain, White House Chief of Staff excuse the vaccine mandate strategy failed because it was only meant to persuade the unvaccinated to get the vaccine.
“These requirements were only used after persuasion,” he tweeted.
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Joe Biden’s Bad, Bad 24 Hours
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