Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pops in from time to time to try and remain relevant by opining on the political stories of the day.
In her most recent statement, Clinton emerged from the woods of rural New York to opine on the job performance of President Biden.
And shock of all shocks, she thinks he is doing an excellent job…so good, in fact, that she graded the President by giving him an “A.”
Appearing on CNN on Sunday, the former Secretary of State said that the pandemic has made more people aware that “there’s lots of times when we need the government.” She added that she was “thrilled” that Biden was “taking advantage of this moment” to push progressive policies.
And of course she’d be thrilled. Biden is simply following the old Rahm Emanuel mantra of never letting a good crisis go to waste.
Liberals have been exploiting crisis after crisis since the FDR administration during the Great Depression, LBJ’s “War on Poverty” during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, and the Obama administration’s response to the Financial crisis of 2008 that he used to Obamacare and a large stimulus bill.
Now Biden is exploiting the pandemic to push through the Left’s radical agenda to the tune of $6 trillion, and that doesn’t even include the annual $4 trillion Federal budget.
“The government will take care of all our problems, so don’t worry about it,” they say. They will just take from us to give to others and spread the wealth around…what a concept.
During Biden’s speech to Congress last week, he proposed the following Leftist policy proposals:
- Two free years of college
- Free universal pre-K
- Health care
- Rent assistance
- Green energy
- Paid family leave
- Child tax credit
- Investments in historically black colleges
- Cancer research
- Rural broadband internet
- Electric car charging stations
- Electric transmission lines
- Community health centers
- COVID vaccines.
Cradle to grave spending. The government will be with us at every point of our lives, from the day we are born to the day we die…freedom be damned.
When asked why Biden has gone even further with government overreach than either her husband or Barack Obama, Clinton said the following:
“I think both President Obama and Clinton did too, but they were more constrained given, you know, what the climate was politically during their administrations. So yes, I think it builds on a lot of what did happen in prior Democratic administrations, but it also goes further and it can go further because people understand, guess what, you know, we kind of were failed by our government for four years.’”
That is a misdiagnosed interpretation of the political landscape today.
Sure, these far-Left policies are more mainstream on the political Left than they were during the Obama and Clinton administrations—aided and abetted by their defenders in the mainstream media— but Biden doesn’t have an overwhelming mandate like FDR and LBJ had when they had large majorities in Congress.
Say what you will about their policies, but they could plausibly point to their electoral success to justify their government expansionist policies.
Joe Biden can’t.
The Senate is split 50-50, and the Dems have a razor thin majority—218-212— in the House.
And nationally, Republicans control 31 state legislatures and the majority of governor mansions in the states.
Biden’s job performance on most issues isn’t polling above 50%, which would suggest that American’s don’t approve of his radical Left priorities.
So, no, Hillary is mistaken in her belief that the political climate has changed drastically allowing for Democrats to move further Left without political repercussions.
If Hillary came down from her ivory tower and talked to everyday Americans, she would know this.
Hopefully, she and the Democrats don’t figure this out, because 2022 has the potential to be a great year at the polls for Republicans.
One wonders if Hillary would still give Biden an “A” for his efforts if that happens.