As advertised ….
The Democratic Presiddnt is trying to do get away from the Ukraine situation and front his domestic pluses, which hae has NOT done very good…
He HAS done some good things for Americans around the country…
If only he can get the media to report them on the front pages….
On a trip to the Pacific Northwest this week, President Biden observed the construction of an earthquake-resistant airport runway that had been paid for with funds from a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law. He unveiled a plan to restore national forests devastated by wildfires. He promoted a climate agenda that has largely gone unfulfilled.
He also said out loud what his advisers have been saying privately for weeks: The immediate demands of the presidency, including the seismic forces of a pandemic and a war in Ukraine, have consumed more of his time than he had anticipated and taken him away from the domestic agenda he wants to sell.
As Mr. Biden’s polling numbers remain dismal ahead of the midterm elections, he appealed to supporters — some with deeper pockets than others — for support.
“We have to keep the United States Senate,” Mr. Biden said on Thursday as he stood in an opulent home overlooking Lake Washington in Seattle. “We can’t afford to lose it. We can’t afford to lose the House.
“What I’m concerned about is that I have been so focused on whatever the immediate emergency is, we haven’t sold the American people what we’ve actually done.”
The trip granted him a bit of a respite from Washington and returned him to the campaign-trail style of schmoozing that energizes him. In Seattle, Mr. Biden appeared before a group of big-ticket donors that included Brad Smith, the president of Microsoft.
At another fund-raiser, held earlier in the day in Portland, Ore., Mr. Biden lamented that two Democrats, Senators Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, had joined Republicans in holding up much of his hopes for a more expansive social spending bill and other initiatives. Those include the heart of Mr. Biden’s climate policy: a $555 billion plan to pivot the nation to clean energy and electric vehicles, which analysts have said would get the United States about halfway to the White House’s 2030 goal…
image…T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times