One of the most confusing moments in 2022 was when a top Democrat leader declared that the United States is at war. This is not an exaggeration or a sloppy interpretation of the situation. Unbeknownst to the general public, Congress and the White House managed to get into war with Russia without having to go through the necessary constitutional steps.
Truly, I don’t find anything surprising anymore.
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) May 13, 2022
Maybe having an 82-year-old as the House Majority leader isn’t a bad idea. I would like to believe that someone with greater cognitive ability would at least try to formulate their thoughts rather than just uttering that the country is at warfare. Although I suspect mental decline may be at play, I am probably being too generous to Washington apparatchiks. We’ve seen multiple Republicans claim that we are in a proxy conflict over the past few days.
However, I believe we all understand what this really is. Joe Biden’s presidency has been a disaster. The inflation rate is at an all-time high, the border is a disaster zone, and sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine aren’t having the desired effect. These realities are driving the Democrat Party towards an electoral cliff in November. How can you try to reverse the trend than falsely claim that Biden is a wartime president?
Hoyer even suggests that Biden should not be criticized during these difficult times. This is a tactic so obvious and stupid, that you almost have to accept the fact that Democrats are willing to try it. A president is not a war-time leader if he or she imposes economic sanctions on another nation. The same goes for granting lethal weapons to another country while it is fighting. These are the criteria that would make it clear that every president has been a wartime president at least once since the beginning of the 20th Century.
This is absurd. Although pretending Biden is something that he isn’t is a popular trend on the left it’s impossible to convince him that he can be made into a war-time President. It also risks a backlash from war-weary Americans, who might not be too happy to see the government sending billions of dollars unchecked overseas.
Republicans are playing right into the Democrats’ ploy and supporting the $40 billion slush funds bill (currently on hold in Senate) with full-throat support. Rand Paul, the senator, has been the only one trying to set limits on the spending package. He wants an amendment to make the money accountable to the inspector general. GOP leaders have criticized those who expressed doubt. The uni-party is back and it’s the same as the old uni-party.