Commentary: Return to normalcy or return to the basement?

The second impeachment charade will soon end, and the 46th president can hopefully arise and govern in the semi-unifying fashion he promised.

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The joke throughout 2020 was Joe Biden campaigned from his basement; while the line had some accuracy, the policy worked well for the new president.

More than three weeks into his administration, however, Biden appears to be running the country with a daily schedule that, as some clever person told me, “is more open than our border under his new immigration policy.”

Politico recently reported Biden “has replaced in-person meetings with video calls. He allows only a limited number of people in the building — even staff that normally would have been in the West Wing are working from home or in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next door. He doesn’t leave the White House often. He isn’t planning any foreign or domestic trips for now.”

Undeniably, Team Biden is using COVID-19 guidelines as an excuse to justify these covert policies. I wonder what will change when coronavirus finally disappears — if “experts” allow that to occur.

The lack of transparency might be understandable early in a presidency, but the 78-year-old’s tenure has not been slow moving. Most notably, Biden has continuously extended his record number of executive actions.

Is he in control of the radical policy decisions though? As I’ve written, Biden has moved so far left to accommodate whatever his staff and radical congressmen demand; he often just delivers a quick speech or signs a paper, sometimes not even knowing what it is.

Biden said his administration would be “ready on day one” for any challenge — but for the thorniest issues, that’s been pushed back.

You’ll also recall Biden famously promoted the idea of a “return to normalcy” after a supposedly chaotic four years.

I guess “normalcy” means that biological boys who seek to compete in girls’ swimming or track can do so.

Biden’s “normalcy” apparently means those who work — or worked — good jobs in the oil industry lose their livelihoods due to useless endeavors to appease wealthy activists. The answer to their tribulations? Mockery.

“Normalcy” involves millions of children from all walks of life not in classrooms for a year due to corrupt teachers unions. And there is no end in sight across many large cities because, despite larceny from Big Labor, the anti-science and anti-child cabals own the Biden administration.

Abruptly canceling agreements with Central American nations that were helping slow the surge of illegal crossings at our southern border with no plan in place is also “normal”?

And don’t get me started on misguided foreign policy “normalcy” or ghastly racial pandering.

It’s one thing for Biden to play politics and ignore congressional Republicans, but his promise of “unity” should not discard the 74 million Americans who voted against him. That would make our Founders weep.

As for communication, regardless of what one thought of former President Trump’s policies, an honest person admits he was transparent.

Unlike Biden, who rarely takes questions from reporters, Trump’s accessibility was legendary, as he seemingly answered questions daily.

Even CNN once confessed, “Trump’s willingness to take calls and engage is so well known on Capitol Hill that one former leadership aide told CNN that when rank-and-file members go to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to complain about something Trump’s engaged in, McConnell tells them to pick up the phone and just call the President themselves.”

The second impeachment charade is over. The 46th president can now hopefully arise and govern in the semi-unifying fashion he promised.


A.J. Kaufman
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A.J. Kaufman is an Alpha News columnist. His work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Indianapolis Star, Israel National News, Orange County Register, St. Cloud Times, Star-Tribune, and across AIM Media Midwest and the Internet. Kaufman previously worked as a school teacher and military historian.