First, a few facts. Throughout his nearly 50 years in Washington, D.C., Joe Biden has never met a buck he didn’t pass like a proverbial hot potato. As president, the denier-in-chief has been joined by virtually every member of his cabinet, and most of all, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
Now, a question. Do Biden and his administration really believe their buck-passing nonsense? Or do they know they’re lying and are simply pandering to their low-information base?
If Joe were a coherent human being capable of cognitive thought, I’d pick “b.” Besides, he’s a Democrat; it’s what they do. But Joe being Joe, I’m forced to opt for “all of the above.” I think the guy actually believes most of the lies he tells — particularly when those lies are shoved in front of him by his minders. And “b” is a given. An obvious example is the regime’s latest blatant lie, “Putin price hikes.”
I’m not going to waste the time or space dissecting and destroying Biden’s nonsensical blaming of Vladimir Putin for gas prices that have risen steadily throughout his disastrous presidency, but Biden even blamed Putin for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate soaring to 8.5 percent in March, as reported on Tuesday by my colleague Duke.
Now what? What’s an embattled president to do as the U.S.S. Biden heads to the murky depths, engulfed in flames, the fault of the sinking ship’s namesake’s own deliberate actions? Simple: Continue to pass the buck, and for good measure, identify yet another culprit to blame.
And who better to blame than Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott? (Other than Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, of course, but that stretch would be even more ridiculous, here.) So why is the White House now attempting to blame Biden price hikes (“Putin price hikes,” if you’re a Democrat) on the Texas governor?
As reported by Fox News on Wednesday, the Biden administration blames Abbott‘s new enhanced commercial vehicle inspection policy, arguing that enhanced inspections of trucks transporting goods from Mexico to the U.S. are not only “unnecessary and redundant” but are also contributing to inflation — throughout the country.
In a Wednesday statement, Psaki went full-metal Psaki, as transcribed by Fox:
Governor Abbott’s unnecessary and redundant inspections of trucks transiting ports of entry between Texas and Mexico are causing significant disruptions to the food and automobile supply chains, delaying manufacturing, impacting jobs, and raising prices for families in Texas and across the country.
Yo, Jen? Question. Given that Abbott directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to implement the enhanced inspection policy on April 6 — just one week ago, as I write — how in the hell did the directive “delay manufacturing” already? Impact jobs? Raise prices for families across America? I’ll wait.
So a policy that went into effect last week is responsible for the record breaking inflation Americans have been suffering through for a year? We know better Joe. https://t.co/TjVFCuolkz
— Wesley Hunt (@WesleyHuntTX) April 13, 2022
And here’s a bonus question: The CPI rocketed to 8.5 percent in March. Was Abbott to blame, at least in part, for that, too? Oh, wait — “Putin.” My bad.