AP has a piece this morning that joins the media narrative of the President who has fallen from grace with his party…
The reality that a President can produce all the stuff he told he would, to get your vote is a fallacy …
President’s need Congress ….
More than four hundred people actually write and pass the stuff a President wants…
If a President has a majority in both the US Senate and US House you’d think he’d be home free?
Not with Democrats….
They do NOT work that way….
Democrats come in different groups…
But mainly the Left and Middle…
Those two continually push and pull for control of policy…..
Democratic President’s tend to promise the left the sky, but once in office?
ALWAYS HAVE TO come back to middle to actually get stuff done….
We now have the same situation that ALWAYS marks a Democratic President’s term in office….
Clinton and Obama faced that same situation….
Democrats do NOT need the left leaners in their party for general elections….
Those voters have no choice but vote party or just keep complaining ….
Democrats NEED ‘swing’ and ‘independent ‘ voters to win general elections…..
And the Biden admin has failed to even ‘sell’ what they actually have accomplished already….
Reminds one of the compliant lodged against Biden’s old boss President Obama who was criticised for NOT selling his Obamacare program after he got it with Democratic majorities in Congress…..
Joe Biden needs to be MORE visible and out on the road selling himself and his accomplishments ….
He’s the President….
Not a legislator…..
The strength of Biden’s support will determine whether Democrats maintain threadbare majorities in Congress beyond this year or whether they will cede lawmaking authority to a Republican Party largely controlled by former President Donald Trump. Already, Republicans in several state legislatures have taken advantage of Democratic divisions in Washington to enact far-reaching changes to state election laws, abortion rights and public health measures in line with Trump’s wishes.
If Biden cannot unify his party and reinvigorate his political coalition, the GOP at the state and federal levels will almost certainly grow more emboldened, and the red wave that shaped a handful of state elections last year could fundamentally shift the balance of power across America in November’s midterm elections.
For now, virtually none of the groups that fueled Biden’s 2020 victory are happy.
Young people are frustrated that he hasn’t followed through on vows to combat climate change and student debt. Women are worried that his plans to expand family leave, child care and universal pre-K are stalled as abortion rights erode and schools struggle to stay open. Moderates in both parties who once cheered Biden’s centrist approach worry that he’s moved too far left. And voters of color, like those across Biden’s political base, are furious that he hasn’t done more to protect their voting rights….
“We need transformative change — our very lives depend on it,” Bush said. “And because we haven’t seen those results yet, we’re frustrated — frustrated that despite everything we did to deliver a Democratic White House, Senate and House of Representatives, our needs and our lives are still not being treated as a top priority. That needs to change.”
Facing widespread frustration, the White House insists Biden is making significant progress, especially given the circumstances when he took office.
“President Biden entered office with enormous challenges — a once-in-a-generation pandemic, economic crisis and a hollowed-out federal government. In the first year alone, he has delivered progress on his promises,” said Cedric Richmond, a senior adviser to the president. He pointed to more than 6 million new jobs, 200 million vaccinated Americans, the most diverse Cabinet in U.S. history and the most federal judges confirmed a president’s first year since Richard Nixon.
Richmond also highlighted historic legislative accomplishments Biden signed into law — specifically, a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill that sent $1,400 checks to most Americans and a subsequent $1 trillion infrastructure package that will fund public works projects across every state in the nation for several years…..