Omacomand carried a “Flush House” campaign statement outside the headquarters of US Post Office employees’ union AFSCME on July 3. AFSCME President David Camp questioned the union’s 100,000 member members’ motives after the pro-Trump election of National Postal Mail Handlers’ Association President John Perkins on July 3.
On the same day, Biden charged the Federal Aviation Administration with “politicizing” air travel restrictions by banning disruptive passengers from flight departure halls of airports. FAA officials have expressed concern that conditions in flight halls could quickly deteriorate in those moments.
Biden has also portrayed Omicron, a foreign student visa program that allows Indian students who meet language and salary requirements to pay less than half in fees of $12,000 to $15,000, as a barrier to immigration and singled out with Cruz as a program that President Trump’s decision to close violates a 2010 court order. Omicron was named after an Indian tribe.
Biden is introducing bills to ban the importation of goods from countries “responsible for restrictive policies” under Democratic National Committee and for abortion.
A July 6Politico report detailed how Biden is “rolling out on new, disparate policy programs, albeit amid his quiet campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.”
A Biden aide called it an “interesting coincidence” that as Omicron has come under attack and as Democratic leaders across the country are meeting to discuss the party’s future, Biden is promoting travel bans.
Biden is also promoting his bid to help defeat the 14-year-old Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding program which expires Sept. 30 unless Congress acts to keep funding for it going, in contrast to former US Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to visit Minnesota to listen to as number of local Native American tribal officials and tribal members.
Most recently, Biden returned to New York to campaign for a bill authored by Senator Chuck Schumer and introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand that would provide $3.5 billion to federal courts to preserve the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies for insurance plans.
Biden is promoting his own plan as “Better For America Better B2B8” to protect Obamacare from being “phased out” in the next few years as compared to Donald Trump’s recent proposal for “Premium Tax Credits” to help buy health insurance under the TrumpCare law.
Biden is also attempting to address the “climate crisis” by promoting a bill authored by Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Ed Markey to address “climate change” or “global warming”—not to mention his efforts to stop the “Buy American” provision of the Spending and Tax Proposals (H.R. 23)– the tax plan he introduced last week.
Why is Biden waging an American version of a European campaign to help restore and maintain such prominent jobs as post offices, borders, hospitals, clean air and water, and policing, instead of helping Americans?
Candidate Hillary Clinton had less experience but shared those positions with the leaders of countries such as Australia, France, Germany, and The United Kingdom. However, Clinton’s campaign staff underestimated and mistrusted the intelligence of her then-rival, Bernie Sanders, which ultimately cost her the White House.
Biden, who has said he wants to make a campaign “historical” to “remind people of what a better country would look like,” may be trying to do that, despite lacking much experience himself.
It may be a gamble to support politicians who are openly engaged in direct political warfare with other members of their own party—or with their opponents—as opposed to promoting “bipartisan” solutions to problems.
It may be an admission of defeat, that by competing against one another to solve problems, the opposing parties may just “fix” problems of the worse kind while they engage in political jousting.
Or it may be a ploy to win time.
Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. His latest book is “God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values.” Follow Todd on Twitter @ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook.