Progressives are enraged by leaked recordings of Joe Biden, who are frustrated because the current administration isn’t working quickly enough to enact dramatic reforms. The audio shows Biden’s reluctance to use executive orders in the totalitarian manner that the far left desires, leading some political pundits to predict a bloodbath in the 2022 midterm elections.
During the 2020 election and before the Georgia midterm election in the first leaked audio clip, Biden yelled down civil rights activists, urging him to misuse executive order power.
“A lot of people in our community are getting a little anxious because they are not seeing enough of the progress they thought they would have seen at this point,” one civil rights activist claimed. “Let’s not disappoint them, and let’s not get to a place where voters in Georgia begin to second guess.”
“Okay, let me respond,” Biden said. “… Let’s get something straight. You shouldn’t be disappointed. What I have done thus far is more than anyone else has done this far. Number two, I mean what I say when I say it. I mean what I say when I say it. I am the only person to run on three platforms I was told could not possibly win the election. And I never ceased from it. One was on restoring the soul of this country because of what I saw happen in Charlottesville. That was it. No one else was talking about it. The words of presidents matter. Nobody else. No progressive was talking about it. I did.”
The radical left has been offended by Biden’s rhetoric, which he presented to a group of Black civil rights demonstrators. It should be noticed that Biden’s “fine people” argument that Donald Trump refused to denounce white supremacists in Charlottesville has been extensively refuted, most recently during the Senate impeachment proceedings.
In a second leaked audio file, Biden upsets leftists who want to see him break the law as president to enforce drastic reforms on the world.
“So there are some things that I’m going to be able to do by executive order,” Biden responded. “I’m not going to hesitate to do it, but what I’m not going to do is I’m not going to … violate the Constitution.”
“Executive authority that my progressive friends talk about is way beyond the bounds,” he stated. “And as one of you said, maybe it was you, Reverend Al [Sharpton], whether it’s far left or far right, there is a Constitution. It’s our only hope. Our only hope and the way to deal with it is, where I have executive authority, I will use it to undo every single damn thing this guy has done by executive authority, but I’m not going to exercise executive authority where it’s a question, where I can come along and say, ‘I can do away with assault weapons.’ There’s no executive authority to do away that.”
“And no one has fought harder to get rid of assault weapons than me, me, but you can’t do it by executive order,” he added. “We do that; next guy comes along and says, Well, guess what? By executive order, I guess everybody can have machine guns again. So we gotta be careful.”
Ryan Grim of The Intercept first accessed the audio in early December, but it has recently gained popularity among political commentators, including left-wing pundit Krystal Ball.
“I can’t possibly overstate how important Biden’s attitude towards executive action really is,” Ball said. “It means substantively that we are going to have complete gridlock and next to zero progress. And a lack of progress, while the bottom is falling out, doesn’t mean the same place. It means collapse. It means destruction.”
“And that lack of progress politically means the Democrats are going to be absolutely destroyed in the mid-term elections,” she continued. “As a nation rightfully enraged by how they’ve been left out to dry, seeks revenge on those at the top.”
In terms of the sheer number of executive acts and directives, the Biden administration has been very aggressive. According to the White House, in just over two months in office, Biden has completed 75 presidential actions.
These acts are controversial from a constitutional perspective, such as the instruction to law enforcement not to follow immigration regulations and the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline agreements. So far, an executive order has not been used to impose measures as contentious as an assault weapons prohibition, national COVID lockdowns, or a mask requirement that stretches beyond federal employees. Harris, however, may take a more radical stance.
The frustration on the left is palpable, as there is a resurgent movement to repeal the “filibuster,” which would allow progressive legislation to flourish. If that doesn’t work, there’s another option: Invoking the 25th amendment, which was pushed by Speaker Pelosi against Donald Trump, even though Trump implied that Biden was the real object of the move due to his emotional and physical incapacity.
“The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration,” Trump hinted in January. “As the expression goes, be careful what you wish for.”
As shown by a series of recent news articles, Biden’s health is increasingly declining. He even referred to his vice president as “President Harris.”
The president even had a difficult time ascending the stairs to Air Force One as he was seen repeatedly stumbling.
In his almost two months in office, the president is yet to hold a formal press conference. Despite the Capitol’s security controls being scaled back, there are no proposals for a State of the Union (SOU) speech, which would make Biden the latest president not to deliver an SOU in his first term since Jimmy Carter.
Biden is also said to be spending an excessive amount of time at his home in Delaware. “Of the eight weekends since Biden took office, he has spent three at his longtime home outside Wilmington, Delaware,” according to AP.
Kamala Harris was unpopular with voters and nearly un-electable on her own in the U.S. Senate. However, she has recently been more prominent in a “roadshow” supporting the already-passed COVID relief bill.
There is wonder if Kamala Harris’s trips are just intended for Americans to “meet their next president.”