Biden’s Cabinet: A booth of dunces

As the nation inexplicably plunges into crisis after crisis, debate rages over whether President Joe Biden is incompetent, mean, or an ideologue who believes the country’s mess is his success.

A second national discussion revolves around who is actually overseeing the current national catastrophe, given Biden’s frequent bewilderment and cognitive challenges.

But one area of ​​agreement is the sheer madness of Biden’s cabinet appointments, which translated his inconsistent ideology into catastrophic government.

Internal Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas essentially canceled the federal immigration law. More than 2 million foreign nationals illegally crossed the southern border without audits and without vaccinations and COVID-19 tests during a pandemic.

Mayorkas cannot or does not want to follow federal law.

But he created a new disinformation governance committee. At the head of his new Orwellian Ministry of Truth, he appointed Nina Jankowicz, a disinformation archid who helped peddle Russian collusion, the Steele dossier and the Alfa Bank hoaxes.

As Jankowicz’s teenage videos and past tweets have finally forced his resignation, Mayorkas promises his advice will move forward.

In the days leading up to the recent Virginia election, grassroots parenting groups challenged the critical theory of race taught in schools.

In reaction and at the request of the teachers’ unions, Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered both the FBI and the Justice Department to set up a special task force ostensibly to “investigate threats” from parents against school board members.

The FBI has recently been involved in political controversies. Illegally forged a FISA application to trap a US citizen. Its former directors, under oath before Congress, claimed to have bad memory or admitted lying to federal investigators.

The last thing a scandal-ridden FBI needed was to go undercover at school board meetings to investigate parents concerned about their children’s education.

We are in a spiral in the price of fuel that is destroying the middle class.

However, when Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm was asked about plans to lower gas prices, she mocked the idea as “hilarious.”

Later, Granholm absurdly stated: “It is not administrative policies that have influenced supply and demand.”

Apparently haranguing those who finance fossil fuel production, canceling the Keystone pipeline, suspending new federal oil and gas leases, and stopping production in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge have nothing to do with high fuel prices. .

Currently, supply chain disruptions are crippling the US economy.

The huge port of Los Angeles has been a disaster for more than a year. Since last fall, dozens of merchant ships have been backed up on the horizon. Thousands of trucks are stuck at the port.

During the mess, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was not at work. Instead, in the midst of the crisis, she took two months’ paternity leave to help her husband and two babies.

Such paternal concern is a noble thing. But Buttigieg should ensure that life-and-death supplies reach millions of resource-strapped Americans.

This winter, trains in and out of Los Angeles were routinely looted in the style of the Old West train theft, without much response from the Buttigieg Transportation Bureau.

In Senate testimony, Home Secretary Deb Haaland refused to explain why her department is moving slowly with federal oil and gas contracts at a time when Americans are paying between $ 5 and $ 6 a gallon for gas.

Haaland has been unable to provide simple answers on when the new leases will result in increased oil and gas supplies. Her panicked aides waved her to speak, as so, deer in the headlights, she seemed unable to provide the senators with basic information about US power generation on federal land.

The United States is sending billions of dollars worth of sophisticated weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian aggression. We rightly claim that it is not a proxy war against Russia, but instead an effort to help stop a brutal Russian invasion.

Why then did Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin tell the world the exact opposite in a way that could only convince the Russians that our real goal in Ukraine is to destroy Russia as a superpower?

As Austin publicly stated, “We want to see Russia weakened to the extent that it cannot do the kinds of things it did by invading Ukraine.”

Even if this description of the agenda is true, why pass it on, given that Russia has more than 6,000 nuclear weapons and its president, Vladimir Putin, is increasingly erratic and paranoid?

The common denominator of these Biden appointees is ideological rigidity, nonchalance and sheer incompetence.

They seem indifferent to the current border, inflation, energy and criminal disasters. When confronted, they are unable to answer simple Congressional questions, or make fun of anyone who asks for answers on behalf of the bonded American people.

We don’t know why or how such an insignificant picture ended up running the government, only that they are here and the American people suffer from their presence.

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