Victor Davis Hanson // The Liberty Web
It has been more than three months since the Biden administration took office. What are your impressions of President Biden and his administration, and what kind of change do you see in the U.S. in the future? (You pointed out that Biden is proving to be the Biden he always was—as incompetent as Jimmy Carter, without the latter’s probity. He may prove as corrupt as Bill Clinton yet without his animal energy.)
Obviously, his 2020 virtual candidacy that promised “unity” and “moderation” was, to be honest, a ruse to capture the votes of the centrist of the Democratic Party. Biden sees his last hurrah as a chance to become the most leftwing president in history, and no longer the mere understudy of Barack Obama—especially given the hard left absorption of the old Democratic Party that praises him to the skies and warns him of any apostasy from its redistributive socialism. No president in memory has been more secluded and protected. Favored media and a legion of woke activists have created a cordon sanitaire around Biden, albeit with ample input from Jill Biden and the Obamas. He simply is not physically up to meeting with real media and legislators without scripted prompts and rules of engagement, and he is not up enough on his newfound wokeist doctrine to defend things like court packing, reparations, or the Green New Deal.
Irony That Immigration Policy Becomes Discrimination
President Biden has called for “unity,” but you wrote in your April 18 article “The Joe Biden Who Never Was” in AMERICAN GREATNESS, “If unity is defined as achieving record-low minority unemployment, or enhancing the entry-level wages of working Americans by curtailing massive illegal immigration or raising middle-class incomes after years of stagnation, then Biden will not be a uniter.” What do you think about the Biden administration’s economic and immigration policies that could well divide the country?