I voted for you in the Democratic Primary. I did not vote for Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, but it seems you are trying to implement most of their policies to a T, a wholesale expansion of the welfare state. I guess you visualize yourself as the second coming of either FDR or LBJ. I hate to break it to you, but you do not have their raw political talent, and more importantly you don’t have their huge majorities in Congress to implement your program. When I voted for you in the general election I had more modest aims, to restore respect for our government and achieve at least a modicum of competency. Given your predecessor that would be a huge accomplishment and you were terrific out of the starting gate.
However, with respect to competency, you botched up our withdrawal from Afghanistan, you are presiding over an immigration crisis on the Mexican border, and it appears, at times, that the CDC doesn’t know which end is up. Your climate agenda is a theme park of policy incoherence. You ask OPEC to pump more oil, while at the same time working to shut down domestic production. And you rejected out of hand a carbon tax which your Secretary of the Treasury fully advocated before she entered government. Further it is beyond me why you didn’t push for an immediate vote on the infrastructure bill when you had the chance. Its passage would have been a great confidence building measure all around. Instead, you listened to the shrill voices on the Left.
With each passing day I am losing respect for our government with a host of small unforced errors based on the faculty lounge world of political correctness. Why did your Administration put out documents calling mothers “birthing people?” Your administration uses the term “Latinx,” a term by and large rejected by the Hispanic community. Come on Mr. President, these are not the words of a kid from Scranton.
In my view Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are saving your presidency. The two of them are pushing you into the middle so you can be the candidate I and I believe most of the country voted for. Listen to them and the path will be open to a very successful presidency.