The term “Bidenomics” has become a joke rather than a policy. Biden’s promise of a return to normalcy has been anything but normal. It’s laughable to think that his handlers might have to remind him that the line “General Motors is still here and Osama bin Laden is dead” is from two administrations ago, not his.
So what does Biden do? He’s paraded out by his White House advisers to rehash the narrative of January 6, 2021, as if trying to keep that fear alive in the hearts of Americans. In a speech in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Biden claimed he was there to “mark the anniversary of Donald Trump trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of political power as a violent mob breached the U.S. Capitol at his urging.”
Later, in what seems like a desperate attempt at relevance, a social media post from his team read: “You can’t be pro-insurrection and pro-America.” It’s a shallow and desperate ploy, lacking any real depth or understanding of the American spirit.
Republican strategist Brad Todd, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” hit the nail on the head. He dismissed Biden’s repetitive rhetoric as mere “ghost stories.” This remark came up during a discussion about Chris Christie’s claim of being booed for telling GOP voters “what they need and deserve to hear.” Todd’s observation is spot on – Biden doesn’t want to confront the real issues plaguing the nation; instead, he wants to campaign on the specter of Donald Trump.
Biden’s strategy is a trap, one that lures both candidates into a campaign focused on the past rather than the future. Biden’s speeches lack vision for the future and fail to articulate how his policies differ from Trump’s. It’s almost comical that CNN didn’t cut the feed during Todd’s candid comments.
What we’re seeing is an 81-year-old boy who continues to cry wolf. Biden’s team, perhaps relying on the surprising outcome of the midterms where the expected “red wave” turned into a mere trickle, is banking on the same strategy. But they’re ignoring key factors like the Dobbs abortion decision and questionable candidate selections.
As 2024 approaches, Biden’s chances seem to be dwindling, and repeating these ghost stories won’t bolster his campaign. The Democrats can’t keep pushing the narrative of a democracy under threat when the only real threat is their manipulation of the political narrative. The effectiveness of ghost stories wanes with each repetition, and Biden’s narrative is becoming tiresome.
The Democrats need to realize that their strategy is failing. America deserves a leader who can offer more than scare tactics and empty rhetoric. It’s time for Biden and his team to come up with a new plan or step aside for more competent leadership. Continuing down this path is a disservice to the American people and the democratic process.