Like a man with blinders on, Joe Biden is doubling down on failure born of incompetence and weakness. Liz Peek gives him his perverse due.

Peek: Joe Biden is not about to pivot. No siree, no reboot for this president’s White House.

Biden is not interested in making any course corrections because, after all, he has, by his own modest estimation, “outperformed what anybody thought would happen.” Further, the president is convinced “we have made enormous progress” and everything is “getting better.”

That’s what he told the country during his recent press conference, which was an eye-opener. Turns out Joe Biden is either seriously delusional or utterly sequestered and misled by his team. Don’t take my word for it; read his own statements.

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Addressing his White House’s effort to “shut down” the pandemic, as he promised to do, Biden said, “Am I satisfied with the way in which we have dealt with COVID and all the things that – that go along with it?  Yeah, I am satisfied.  I think we’ve done remarkably well.”

As to the performance of his embattled and unpopular vice president, Biden said of Kamala Harris: “I think she’s doing a good job.” Well, what could he say?

When asked how his administration’s report card might appear to voters as they approach the midterm elections, Biden said it “would look pretty good.”

That’s an interesting assumption, given that a new Politico/Morning Consult poll found 37% of respondents gave Biden an “F” for his first year in office, more than awarded him an “A” or “B.” A poll which, curiously, graded Biden worse that Donald Trump. For Biden voters, that’s the final ignominy. But, as Biden declared during the presser, “I don’t believe the polls.”

The problem is, according to Biden, Americans are too dim to comprehend what a terrific job he is doing. According to him, “We’ve passed a lot of things that people don’t even understand what’s all that’s in it, understandably.” The obvious response from the president? “I have to make clear to the American people what we are for.”

Joe Biden thinks he has not done a good enough job explaining to people how wonderfully things are going. His new idea is to go “out on the road a lot, making the case around the country, with my colleagues who are up for reelection and others, making the case of what we did do and what we want to do, what we need to do.”

Biden is confident this approach will make Americans feel better about his presidency and save not only his approval numbers but also Democrats come November…

Even as the political tide has begun to swing away from progressives, who have lost most marquee races in recent months to moderates, Warren and Sanders and their colleagues push the envelope. They know they have a limited amount of time to “transform” a country that does not seek to be transformed. It is unclear whether Joe Biden understands how badly his White House has been damaged; what is clear is he has no intention of changing course.

This piece was written by David Kamioner on January 25, 2022. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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