With a huge apology to Bare Naked Ladies, it’s been one week since Joe Biden took over as the President of the United States. In that one week, there sure have been some changes from campaigner Joe Biden to President Joe Biden. Let’s take a gander.
10/14/20: Biden tweets: “Donald Trump still doesn’t have a plan to get this virus under control. I do. Now? 1/22/21: Biden tweets: “There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.” Huh? I thought you had a plan! Or did you lie to us? What I didn’t get back then was, with 10,000 people a day dying, why would you wait until you got elected before sharing that plan with us? Oh! You DIDN’T have a plan???
Let me add something further regarding COVID. On 3/12/20, Joe Biden tweeted this: “A wall will not stop the coronavirus. Banning travel from Europe – or any other part of the world – will not stop it. The disease could impact every nation and every person on the planet – we need a plan to stop it.” So, on January 24th, it was reported that “On Monday, Biden will reinstate Covid travel restrictions on non-US citizens who have been in Brazil, Ireland, United Kingdom, and much of Europe, a White House official tells @ArletteSaenz. Biden will also extend restrictions to travelers who have recently been to South Africa.” And Biden was critical of Trump for not allowing flights from China back in January and February???
In December, tribal leaders in Arizona said that they didn’t think politicians in Washington kept their word when it came to helping Native Americans, but they did feel that one of the few exceptions was going to be Joe Biden (that from Cronkite News, 12/28/20). But during one of the first few days of the Biden administration and their rollback of the production of energy on federal lands, the Ute tribe had this to say: “Your order is an attack on our economy, sovereignty, and our right to self-determination”. Oops.
Donald Trump garnered praise from diabetics across the country when he lowered the price of insulin, among other drugs. However, there were dozens of diabetes support groups who welcomed Joe Biden as president and congratulated him on his victory. UNTIL…Biden put a freeze on Trump’s reduction on the price of insulin for 60 days. Now the same groups are tearing into Biden.
The Laborers International Union of America (LIUNA) was quick to jump on board the Biden train and endorse him back in the fall. Ah, but after Biden’s decision on Inauguration Day to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline project, LIUNA tweeted this, “Pipeline construction has been a lifeline for many LIUNA members across the country. The anticipated decision to cancel the Keystone Pipeline will kill thousands of good paying UNION jobs!” And back in August, the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters said that after “months” of investigation, they would endorse Joe Biden for President. However, they soon regretted that decision when Biden pulled the Keystone Pipeline, silencing about 11,000 union jobs.
Along the same lines, The Associated Press reports that “President Biden’s 60 day moratorium on new oil and gas leases and drilling permits is prompting wide-spread concerns in New Mexico, where spending on education and other government programs hinges on the industry’s success.” Yeah, that’s New Mexico, who voted overwhelmingly for Joe Biden! Was this a thank you for the vote?
Do you remember Joe Biden in August saying that he isn’t going to be banning fracking? That did get changed rather quickly to no fracking on federal lands. Kamala Harris tweeted on 10/7/20 that “Joe Biden will NOT ban fracking. That is a fact.” But this week, according to Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich), “Biden Administration: Yes, We Are Following Through With A Fracking Ban”. Wait a minute Joe & Kamala….didn’t you say…OH! You were misquoted??? You lied??? You changed your minds??? How about, you got elected, so it doesn’t matter what you said?
A big thank you to Tyler Zed for his information and inspiration on his Zeducation site. Thanks Tyler! You’re a great guy!!!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!