Get ready for yet another dramatic failure from the Biden administration. It’s looking more and more like the White House will not reach its goal for vaccination by the deadline it set earlier this year.
President Joe Biden in March declared that his objective was to get at least 70% of Americans to take the vaccine by Independence Day. He indicated that reaching this goal, it would allow the nation to get “closer to normal” by July 4.
The White House’s strategy to achieve this objective focused on four core areas. These included ordering all states to make every adult in the U.S. eligible to get the injection, launch a website to help Americans find places to get the vaccine, take steps to reopen schools and limit the spread of the pandemic.
In March, the president said:
“Because here’s the point – if we do all of this, if we do our part, if we do this together, by July the 4th, there’s a good chance you, your families and friends, will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout and a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day.”
However, it is not likely that this will happen.
The Associated Press noted:
About 15.5 million unvaccinated adults need to receive at least one dose in the next four weeks for Biden to meet his goal. But the pace of new vaccinations in the U.S. has dropped below 400,000 people per day — down from a high of nearly 2 million per day two months ago.
Several states have resorted to offering gifts or other types of bribes to entice residents to get the vaccination. West Virginia is offering guns. Washington is offering weed. California is offering gift cards. Philadelphia is offering a chance to win $50,000.
However, none of these methods seem to be yielding results. At this point, only 14 states have reached 70% vaccination rates, and about 12 more are set to hit this goal by Independence Day.
Even a cursory glance at the numbers shows that the Biden administration is on track to suffer yet another grievous failure. After its apparent mishandling of the migrant crisis, abysmal job numbers, and multiple hacks on important American industries, the president desperately needs a win. Reaching this goal could have been an opportunity to get another notch in his belt, but it’s not looking good.
Moreover, the fact that Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) refuse to budge on the filibuster means Biden and his merry band of congressional Democrats will not be able to ram through their radical legislation. It is highly unlikely that they will be able to get enough Republicans on board with granting citizenship to illegals, tamping down on the Second Amendment, and federalizing elections to achieve their objectives.
These multiple failures – and the ones that are sure to come – will likely result in a disaster that not even the activist media can spin into gold. So far, Republicans have a decent shot at winning back the legislature in 2022 and the presidency in 2024 as long as they play their cards right.