It’s official: the Biden honeymoon is over. The only cause for blame is the president himself, along with the Democratic party’s arrogant governing ideology.
Previously, Democrats spent four years crying bloody murder at whatever “our favorite president” did. Yet, it seems our “healer-in-chief” and the Democrats’ control over the legislative branch is producing an even more destructive brand of political behavior. And worse, it’s doing it to their own supporters.
Our own Adam B. Coleman pointed out a few weeks ago that the Covid-19 vaccine passports for everything from eating out to hitting the gym will be used as a new form of segregation. Part of the reason is because black Americans are the most under-vaccinated racial group in the country. New York City, one of our nation’s hallmark metropoli, is proving to be just the place to demonstrate that.
Last week, a group of black men were denied entry to their dinner party at a Manhattan restaurant. Soon after, a fight broke out between the restaurant staff and some of the patrons associated with the turned-away customers.
While the reasons for the brawl stemmed from the alleged use of a racial slur, the rejected service prompted Black Lives Matter Greater New York to protest outside the establishment over the implications of the vaccine proof requirement.
Listen to the strong words it prompted from one of the group’s founders:
“Seventy-two percent of black people in this city from ages 18 to 44 are unvaccinated. So, what is going to stop the Gestapo, I mean the NYPD, from rounding up black people, from snatching them off the train, off the bus?” co-founder Chivona Newsome said.
She went on to say, “We’re putting this city on notice that your mandate will not be another racist social-distance practice. Black people are not going to stand by, or you will see another uprising. And that is not a threat; that is a promise,” Newsome said. “The vaccination passport is not a free passport to racism.”
The National Review managed to get a money quote from a young black woman in the crowd too. Her explanation of the situation should have Mayor Bill de Blasio throwing up his lunch:
“Most black people aren’t going to acknowledge that the Democratic Party has disenfranchised us. Malcom X said it’s foxes and wolves. The fox pretends to be your friend to your face but passes laws behind your back to harm you. The wolf is not your friend, they don’t like you, and they treat you as such. But who do you respect more? Black people tend to fall for the fox,” the woman said.
She even likened the vaccine mandate to the “new Jim Crow.” Anyone following the news should know that title was supposed to be reserved for the changes in voting procedures taking place throughout mostly GOP-run state legislatures. Didn’t any of these ordinary black citizens get the memo?
Then we have the continuing crisis along the southern border. What has essentially been like a college with rolling admissions for anyone coming from Central and South America (Afghanistan too) became a bit more inflamed when over 10,000 Haitian expatriates gathered under a bridge in a Texas border town.
Many of the Haitians had lived in South America ever since the deadly earthquake shook their home nation over a decade ago. Being astute observers of our political climate, they decided now was the best time to come here thanks to Ol’ Grandpa Joe in the White House.
The story didn’t gain much traction for nearly a week. That is, until there was a controversy about Border Patrol agents using whips — which turned out to be completely bunk. But in order to salvage the PR nightmare of appearing as if they’re letting anyone into the country, the Biden administration has been loading these Haitians onto flights at a rapid pace. They may even be sending some to stay at…wait for it…Guantanamo Bay.
So, a prison for some of our worst alleged war criminals could now be the layover location for Haitians who tried to enter our country. Additionally, those Haitians only came under the auspices that they’d be welcomed like the thousands of Latinos before them. So. Much. Healing.
As you might expect, this landed great with the president’s base, and the representatives who symbolize them.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said it was “utterly shameful” the administration would use Gitmo, as it’s popularly referred to, for this purpose (though it does have a history of doing just that).
Congresswoman Maxine Waters seized upon the imagery that made it look like Haitians were being whipped — again, which turned out to be false — and said that “What we witnessed is worse than what we witnessed during slavery. Cowboys, with their reins [in] their hands, whipping black people, Haitians…and all they’re trying to do is escape the violence in their country.”
(We all know by now that you don’t have to be well-informed to make a salient political point, sadly enough…)
The cherry on top is the relentless potholes Biden’s infrastructure bill keeps running over.
Controlling the House and the Senate means the party’s legislative agenda should be as easy as a Sunday drive, but not so. There was much celebration when the bipartisan, $1 trillion version of the bill passed the Senate in late July. However, progressive House members have stalled its track to Biden’s desk by fighting to achieve a desired $3.5 trillion bill.
The president is using all four of his waking hours to desperately ensure this bill doesn’t go off the rails.
It’s not hard to predict the downfall of this current moment when Democratic lawmakers were so presumptuous about what Biden’s electoral victory meant last fall.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in both an official press release and at the podium, said Biden’s victory over Trump was a “bigger mandate than John F. Kennedy” for the country to be led by Democrat-led initiatives. That’s her takeaway from holding barely 51% of the House and having the Senate come down to a tiebreaker vote from Vice President Kamala Harris (where did she go, by the way?)
Of course, Democrats think that way because they live in a bubble. A bubble specially curated by their Silicon Valley allies who censor “disinformation.” Oh, and the universities that promote the useful left-wing beliefs, and most of all, a friendly media that does much of the heavy lifting in articulating their views as objective reality.
This insulates them from the actual reality. A reality which is that the country simply wanted the loud-mouthed Trump out of the office and for Biden to have a no-frills presidency. Instead, we’re getting one of the most turbulent first 9 months of any presidential term. That’s all thanks to a party that continues to self-righteously believe all the nice things their ass-kissers tell them.
The honeymoon has officially ended; let’s see how long it takes for our left-wing leaders to catch on.
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