by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
You have to hand it to the Biden team. They truly seem to be clueless. Or perhaps they think we are, with the things they try to sell us.
They think the problem isn’t Biden, it’s just messaging. If Americans just understood Biden and his policies a little better, then we’d truly get what a great guy he is and how wonderful his “plans” are. Of course, the problem is that we do understand his policies–because they are adversely impacting our wallets every single day in so many ways. They’re costing us hundreds of dollars more every month — by one count, $709 more a month — and it’s not something we will soon forget.
What they did to try to convince us is truly funny. They sent Joe Biden out with a whiteboard on X, trying to explain to us — the poor benighted folks who just don’t get it — how “Bidenomics” works and why it’s a wonderful thing.
“I came to office determined to change the economic direction of this country and to move from trickle-down economics to my middle out, bottom up vision: Bidenomics,” Biden said. Yet, even as he tries to get it out, he’s slurring his words and he’s not even writing it out the whiteboard; they’re flashing things on it to help him, and all he’s doing is checking boxes. What a low-energy whiteboard.
“Trickle-down economics” was a liberal term used to attack Ronald Reagan back in the 1980s and what Biden says about it is nonsense. They have to make up things because they can’t deal with the reality of what a strong economy we had under former President Donald Trump, with low inflation, low unemployment, and energy independence. That reality stands in stark contrast to the mess that Biden has driven us to, but now wants to gussy up and call “Bidenomics.”