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.”

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