Political Editors / March 11, 2022

In Brief: Top Ten Biden Scapegoats

The president has a year-plus record of utter failure, but he says everyone else is to blame.

The buck stops, er, uh, over there! That’s been Democrats’ mantra ever since they learned the mainstream media would help them blame Republicans. Joe Biden is as bad as any of his Democrat predecessors. “I’ll do my job and take responsibility,” he tweeted on June 4, 2020. “I won’t blame others.” Surprise, surprise — “he was lying,” says political analyst Robert Spencer, who came up with “a list of 10 of Biden’s scapegoats:”

10.) The Afghan national government. … “We gave them every chance to determine their own future,” Biden said on Aug. 16, 2021. “What we could not provide them was the will to fight for their own future.” …

9.) OPEC. Don’t blame Biden for crippling the domestic oil industry in order to placate his far-Left green base. High fuel costs, he explained in October 2021, were all OPEC’s fault. Since, then, of course, he has found a new scapegoat.

8.) U.S. oil and gas companies. … In November 2021 Biden blamed [the domestic oil industry] for rising fuel costs, claiming in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission that there was “mounting evidence of anti-consumer behavior by oil and gas companies.” …

7.) Meat conglomerates. Inflation is not a result of the Biden administration’s profligate spending. Rather, it’s all because of the greed of the meat industry, as Jen Psaki claimed in December 2021: “…So, for example, the President, the Secretary of Agriculture have both spoken to what we’ve seen as the greed of meat conglomerates. … You could call it ‘corporate greed.’ Sure. You could call it ‘jacking up prices during a pandemic.’”

6.) Republicans. Biden’s agenda of socialism and massive federal overreach has largely stalled, and he blames the Republicans, a minority in both Houses of Congress: “I did not anticipate that there’d be such a stalwart effort to make sure that the most important thing was that President Biden didn’t get anything done.”

5.) The unvaccinated. Biden campaigned on a promise to end the pandemic. When COVID deaths outpaced those during the Trump administration, Joe was ready to point his finger: “…now we have all these people refusing to get the shot and now look at the people dying — large number of people dying.”

4.) Cable TV and social media. People didn’t get vaccinated because they believed lies, you see, instead of trusting Old Joe, who is as honest as the day is long: “The unvaccinated are responsible for their own choices. Those choices have been fueled by dangerous misinformation on cable TV and social media.”

3.) Wind, hurricanes, and fires. … “I hadn’t planned on 178 [mile]-an-hour winds, hurricanes going into Louisiana and 20 inches of rain in New York and New Jersey and an area as big as the state of New Jersey is burning down in the west.”

2.) Vladimir Putin. As gas prices were skyrocketing, Putin invaded Ukraine, giving Biden a new scapegoat. … “Can’t do much right now. Russia’s responsible.” They were going up long before the invasion, but Joe hopes you won’t remember that.

1.) Donald Trump. Biden’s favorite punching bag, predictably enough, is Donald Trump, whom he blames for the January 6 “insurrection,” the ever-increasing divisions in American society, the botched Afghan withdrawal, the surge in migrants, the crowding in border facilities, and much more. It’s practically to the point that if Biden called a moratorium on blaming Trump, his public statements would be shortened by half.

Spencer concludes that the only thing Biden “never does” is “admit failure.” He quips, “Maybe he refuses to take responsibility because there is so much failure to admit that he wouldn’t have any time left over for Matlock.”

PJ Media subscribers can read the whole thing here.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2022 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.