CNN is spinning President Biden’s leftist stances for all they are worth ahead of his address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday in a gushing headline that reads: “Joe Biden to showcase his moderate radicalism in his big congressional address.”
The outlet literally salivates over Biden’s FDR-like programs and they are promoting it as “Reaganomics in reverse.” CNN ironically posits that government is not the problem, but instead, the multi-trillion-dollar solution. As opposed to Reagan’s historic statement in 1981 that “government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.”
According to revisionist CNN, an all-powerful government can put an end to the pandemic, revise and equalize the nation’s economy and in general make life idyllic for millions of hard-working Americans. CNN is labeling it a “once-in-a-generation chance amid a deep crisis to change the trajectory of the country.” They are calling Biden a “fixer.”
But while Democrats and leftists are enamored with Biden’s proposals, Republicans, conservatives, and constitutionalists are not. Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn told Fox News that she expects President Biden’s address to focus on a “litany of issues” that will “change the way people live their lives on a day-to-day basis.” She expects the President to veer to the left on social policies.
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She blasted Biden’s executive orders and his “lack of leadership” in the first 100 days of his presidency: “I think he is going to go out there and act like everybody agrees with him, and that if you don’t, something’s wrong with you,” she remarked. “I think that’s pretty much the tone he is going to go. This is a foregone conclusion, this is his agenda, he is going to push it forward, and you oughta like it.”
“He virtue signals, and the Democratic Party virtue signals, through these executive orders,” Blackburn commented. “Now he is going to pivot, and is going to talk about things like mandatory pre-K, incentivizing teachers in elementary and high school to teach certain things, the need for free junior college, forgiving student loan debt.”
CNN wrote glowingly of Biden’s agenda:
The President is no firebrand ideologue but he’s aiming at more than conquering Covid-19 and the massive jobs crisis it sparked. He is bringing activism and ambition to bear to tackle inequality in an economy that is working poorly for millions of citizens. And according to a CNN poll released Wednesday, a majority of Americans approve of the way Biden is handling the job and say he has had the right priorities.
“I’m not trying to punish anybody. But damn it, maybe it’s because I come from a middle-class neighborhood, I’m sick and tired of ordinary people being fleeced,” he said at the White House last week.
Biden’s quiet radicalism is expressed through a huge pandemic rescue bill, a larger proposal that redefines the concept of infrastructure, and a massive health and child care blueprint. It’s an agenda that argues government can still solve national problems, 40 years after an era-defining Republican president spelled out the opposite conclusion.
CNN went on to explain that Biden is proposing a ‘modest’ rise in the corporate tax rate, taking it from 21 percent to 28 percent. He’s also shooting for higher taxes on capital gains and on the wealthy. They have also blasted Republicans at every opportunity.
CNN chyron: "BIDEN PREPS ADDRESS TO NATION AS GOP CONSPIRACISTS SPREAD FALSE CLAIMS ON MASK-WEARING, BEEF AND BOOKS TO ATTACK HIM"
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) April 27, 2021
Republican Senator Marco Rubio noted in February: “It is clear that Democrats intend to pursue a radical agenda full of left-wing priorities with the full support of President Biden.”
Other Republicans are also ringing the alarm bells: “President Biden’s promise that America wants to take radical, transformational and too rapid reductions in carbon and carbon emissions by the end of the decade is a colossal domestic and foreign policy blunder of epic proportions,” the Republican attorney general of West Virginia, Patrick Morrisey said.
“This is a very, very liberal, expansive approach to government,” Sen. John Thune (R-SD) told CNN. “I think at some point parts of that may be popular, but when they start paying for it, I think it’s going to be unpopular real fast.”
CNN fully displayed their bias for the Biden administration in their narrative: “The breadth of Biden’s ambition has been disguised by the moderation of his character. He appears to feel no need to dominate the nation’s psyche — a sharp departure from the antics of Trump, who built a presidency in the image of his volcanic temperament.” They exuberantly praised every step made by Biden since entering office.
When it comes to Biden’s massive spending spree, CNN went out of their way to justify it. They did admit the amount proposed for his bills is startling: “The Covid rescue plan cost $1.9 trillion. His infrastructure plan — which provides billions for items such as home health care, as well as creaking roads and bridges — comes in at about $2.2 trillion. And an American Family Plan, which he will highlight in his address on Wednesday evening, is valued at $1.8 trillion.”
They went on to explain some of the expenditures that will be forthcoming: “For one issue, child care, Biden has already pledged billions of dollars in his infrastructure plan and the Covid relief package. He is expected to include new child care funding, universal pre-K, expanded tax credits, and paid family and medical leave in the family plan. He is seeking $400 billion for home care of elderly and infirm Americans, funding that would not normally be expected to be included in an infrastructure bill.”
And America is only four months into Biden’s presidency.
Social media sounded off over Biden’s “big government” moves:
From days of founding fathers, we recognized individual liberty (not Gvt control) solves most problems. Throughout history (incl present) government mostly enriches those in power & those connected to them. Failed “war on poverty/drugs” is a testament as is Japanese internment.
— J-Dub©️ (@DeLoachJW) April 28, 2021
No Joe, gov is the problem
— Merchant of Venice (@MerchantofVen18) April 28, 2021
Gonna end badly. It always does.
— Spend Save Invest (@spend_guy) April 28, 2021
So what he’s saying is government is the “solution”. How many countries have taken that approach without turning against their people?
— KesPleiades (@listermom) April 28, 2021
Government not the problem, says Career politician. Lmao.
— Martin D. Ridgeway 🇮🇪🏳️🌈🍀 (@MartyrD18) April 28, 2021
And the debt clock keeps tick tick ticking….
— Darrin J DeLange, JD (@DarrinDeLange) April 28, 2021
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