- The Washington Times
Thursday, March 18, 2021

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

President Biden promised to unite the country, that he would govern from the middle and work across the aisle on major legislation.

Less than 100 days in office, and Mr. Biden’s presidency has been defined by hyperpartisanship: Pushing through radically progressive policies on party-line votes, belittling his political opponents, and destroying of “America first” values.


On his first day in office, Mr. Biden, with a stroke of a pen, eliminated 11,000 American energy jobs through the cancellation of the Keystone Pipeline. For those that lost their livelihoods, his administration arrogantly promised better solar jobs … coming sometime in the future. 

He immediately rejoined the Paris Climate Accord — at further cost to the American worker. The bogus agreement is projected to cost 400,000 jobs, an average income loss of more than $20,000 for families of four and reduce the nation’s gross domestic product by $2.5 trillion.

Mr. Biden then, without a care in the world, halted construction on the U.S. southern border wall and revoked all of former President Donald J. Trump’s immigration actions — without having an alternative plan in place to deal with the incoming flood of migrants. 

As for the ongoing border crisis? It’s the previous administration’s fault — for leaving them a “dismantled and unworkable system.” It was Mr. Biden who did the dismantling, on day one.

And he wasn’t even done. Mr. Biden signed more executive orders on his first day in office, meant only to appease the cultural left. Under Mr. Biden, biological boys are now able to compete in women’s sports and controversial critical-race theory training has resumed for federal workers.

Mr. Biden then signed into law a pork-filled $1.9 trillion stimulus — without a single Republican vote. His administration made a show of trying to compromise, inviting GOP lawmakers to the White House, only to dismiss their suggestions outright and jam through the largest public welfare bill since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal on a party-line vote, with his vice president casting the tiebreaking decision.

Now that it’s passed, the question becomes, how is the Biden administration going to pay for it? Tax increases, of course, in the middle of a pandemic. 

Mr. Biden promised he wouldn’t raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000 a year. But that too appears to be a lie. On Wednesday, his administration “clarified” his stance, explaining individuals making $200,000 a year may have to chip in a little more of their hard-earned money to pay for his liberal agenda.

The Biden administration has also thrown their support behind H.R. 1, a radically progressive bill that would nationalize federal elections, overriding state election laws. It advanced to the Senate on another party-line vote and has no chance at passing unless Senate traditions are broken, and the filibuster is eliminated.

Mr. Biden had long said he wanted to preserve the filibuster, but now that he’s in the Oval Office, he’s willing to overhaul it. Mr. Biden needs to continue to enact his far-left agenda, after all, and those pesky Republicans are getting in his way. So much for moderation. 

Mr. Biden has called Republican governors “Neanderthals” for relaxing coronavirus restrictions and has repeatedly lied that the previous administration left him no plan to battle COVID-19. Never mind it was the Trump White House that enacted Operation Warp Speed, which his administration has been building on and trying to reap all the successes from.

Graciousness does not seem to be in the Biden White House playbook. Still, a little could go a long way in healing this nation’s divide — if that was truly Mr. Biden’s intention.

One can only gather, it’s not. 

Mr. Biden ran as a centrist, but he’s governing as a far-left partisan. No overtures have been made to the nearly 75 million Americans who didn’t cast their ballot for him, and no concessions have been given to Republican lawmakers to build a bipartisan consensus.

Mr. Biden simply isn’t interested. He truly was a Trojan horse for the progressive left and his words of unity ring hollow amid the radical agenda he’s embraced.


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