President Joe Biden’s celebration of the Inflation Reduction Act on Tuesday was perhaps one of the most politically tone-deaf events of the year, which is telling given the current climate.
Prior to the event, Vice President Kamala Harris this weekend blatantly ignored the ongoing border crisis in an interview with Chuck Todd on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”
“The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed,” the vice president said.
In what universe is the border being open season for drug trafficking and a misleading bill about inflation considered an accomplishment?
Here in Phoenix, we’re facing the highest inflation rate of any metro area in the nation at a jaw-dropping 13 percent, The Arizona Republic reported.
If you drive only a few hours south (with expensive gas), there’s an influx of illegal immigration and who knows what substances coming across the United States-Mexico border. Oh, and by the way, your radio airwaves will be dominated by public service announcements about how “one pill can kill” to warn Arizonans about the dangers of fentanyl.
That’s the reality of America right now, and the Democrats in Washington seem to be oblivious or willfully ignorant to the fact that these issues have only gotten worse since they’ve gotten ahold of the White House and retained Congress.
If Democrats keep control of Congress in November, it’s going to be more of the same. If Republicans win, most people know this will not magically make everything better. It’s meant to be a roadblock to Biden, which would hopefully hold the dial still until Republicans retake the White House. There’s a serious need for accountability and moderation in Washington, and Republicans have a responsibility to use their higher positions in Congress for good in 2023.
On the campaign trail, Democrats can say they care about the economy and border security, but few actually mean it. The heart of the issues of inflation and the border is curtailing wasteful government spending and the desire to protect national sovereignty. Those are conservative values, so when most Democrats say they care, they likely will not go into a deeper understanding as to why.
Democrats at the national level are drowning in a sea of complacency. If Biden and Harris had a true pulse on the nation, there would certainly be no celebrations or statements of assurance.