A Hard-Left Turn From Biden Could Lead to Pushback | Beaufort County Now | Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online probes the potential impact of the new Biden administration’s early actions. | john locke foundation, joe biden, pushback, hard left turn, biden administraiton, early actions, february 5, 2021

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

A Hard-Left Turn From Biden Could Lead to Pushback

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the John Locke Foundation. The author of this post is Mitch Kokai.

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online probes the potential impact of the new Biden administration's early actions.

  • The Bush-Clinton-Obama continuum of 24 years cemented the bipartisan fusion administrative state. Trump and his "Make America Great Again" agenda were its pushback.
  • The counter-reaction to the populism of the Trump reset — or Trump himself — is as of yet unsure.
  • Joe Biden's tenure may mark a return to business as usual of the Bush-Clinton years. Or, more likely, it will accelerate the current hard-left trajectory.
  • Either way, it seems that Biden is intent on provoking just such a pushback by his record number of early and often radical executive orders — a tactic that candidate Biden condemned.
  • On almost every issue — open borders, blanket amnesties, canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, promoting the Green New Deal, and hard-left appointees — Biden is touting positions that likely do not earn 50 percent public support.
  • When Biden, to win the election, made a Faustian bargain with hard-left Democratic wing of Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, he took on the commitment to absorb some of their agenda and to appoint their ideologues.
  • But he also soon became either unwilling or unable to stand up to them.
  • Now they — and the country — are in a revolutionary frenzy. The San Francisco Board of Education has voted to rename more than 40 schools honoring the nation's best — Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln — largely on racist grounds that they are dead, mostly white males.
  • Statues continue to fall. Names change.
  • The iconic dates, origins, and nature of America itself continue to be attacked to meet leftist demands. And still, it is not enough for the new McCarthyites. ...
  • ... If Trump's pushback tried to return to traditions ignored during the Obama years, Biden's reset promises to become far more radical than Obama's entire eight years.



HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

When it comes to an inherent right, nothing is regulated quite like the Second Amendment.
As the N.C. State Board of Education votes Thursday, March 4, to reopen schools, a far-left teachers’ union is trying to deny that children are suffering from learning loss.
Top aides of Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly pressured state health department officials to alter a report to remove the total number of nursing home residents who died from the coronavirus.
Group 4 vaccinations to begin March 24 for people who have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk or who live in certain congregate settings
Jim Geraghty of National Review Online notes a disturbing tendency among some political observers.
This article is dedicated to our great Founding Fathers - men who had the courage, the foresight, and the wisdom to secure the freedom that I exercise and enjoy every single day. - Diane Rufino

HbAD1

Exec. Order No. 200 Establishes Flexible Work Search Requirements to Help Bridge Employment Gap
This nearly one-third reduction of state debt frees up the General Funds budget for other priorities, as annual debt service payments become less burdensome.
Goldman Sachs announced on Thursday that it is setting a new goal to reach a carbon-emission level of net-zero by the year 2030.
A majority of North Carolina public school students failed to pass end-of-course tests in fall 2020, according to new data from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Feb. 27 on a 219-212 vote.
Governor Roy Cooper released the following statement on Senate Bill 37
Joni Ernst and Tom Schatz write for National Review Online about the disturbing return of congressional earmarks.

HbAD2

After coming up one vote short in its first effort to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill to reopen schools, the Senate is moving to try again.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has reportedly executed a search warrant to retrieve the electronic “black box” from the car Tiger Woods was driving “to determine if a crime was committed.”
Oh, but that NC had a strong conservative legislature and governor
Carolina Journal once again was recognized by its peers for excellence in journalism, winning five awards presented by the N.C. Press Association.
Funny how liberals want to pay for foolish things with other people's money

HbAD3

 
Back to Top