President Joe Biden and his Democratic Party may be about to pay a steep price for their catastrophic policies when voters have their say but he is still doubling down on his administration’s war on reliable domestic energy, emphasizing that there will be “no more drilling” during a Sunday stump speech.
The nation’s 46th president has spent the final days before the critical midterm elections – the first national referendum on his disastrous tenure – shoring up support for Democrats in deep blue states and it was during his appearance with embattled New York Governor Kathy Hochul in Yonkers when he responded to a member of the crowd on domestic oil production.
“No more drilling. There is no more drilling,” he said. “I haven’t formed any new drilling,” Biden told the person in the audience, presumably a climate change activist who asked another inaudible question. “No… That was before I was president. We’re trying to work on that, get that done. Thank you.”
That Biden even found it necessary to spend the precious final hours before the midterms in normally safe territory speaks volumes about his party’s declining political fortunes. The unelected Hochul is facing a serious challenge from Rep. Lee Zeldin who has made soaring crime under Democrats a centerpiece of his campaign, as other Republicans have across the country.
At another point during his speech at Sarah Lawrence College, the 79-year-old Biden nearly stumbled off the stage during a rant about Big Pharma and a cap on prescription drug prices, losing his balance and nearly faceplanting.
“Whoops, stepping on a….it’s black. Anyway,” he said unintelligibly.
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Biden’s ideological crusade to force the country into an uncertain future of wind and solar power drew strong criticism from Senator Joe Manchin after the geriatric gaffe machine told a California crowd that “we’re going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar power.”
The West Virginia Democrat whose state depends on coal for its economic livelihood blasted his party’s hapless leader in a blistering statement, demanding that he apologize.
“President Biden’s comments are not only outrageous and divorced from reality, they ignore the severe economic pain the American people are feeling because of rising energy costs. Comments like these are the reason the American people are losing trust in President Biden and instead believes he does not understand the need to have an all in energy policy that would keep our nation totally energy independent and secure,” Manchin said. “It seems his positions change depending on the audience and the politics of the day. Politicizing our nation’s energy policies would only bring higher prices and more pain for the American people.”
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“Let me be clear, this is something the President has never said to me. Being cavalier about the loss of coal jobs for men and women in West Virginia and across the country who literally put their lives on the line to help build and power this country is offensive and disgusting. The President owes these incredible workers an immediate and public apology and it is time he learn a lesson that his words matter and have consequences,” Manchin said.
Ironically, it was Manchin who provided the decisive vote to cram through the Orwellian named “Inflation Reduction Act” that like other massive packages during Biden’s tenure was a Trojan horses for the worst elements of the Democrats’ Green New Deal.
During Biden’s speech, he avoided addressing the messes of his own party’s creation, especially crime and the worst inflation in four decades that has wrecked the budgets of millions of hard-working Americans, instead sticking to the tiresome talking point about saving “our democracy” which really means any vote for a non-Democrat is tantamount to treason.
“You are the best educated, you are the least prejudiced, you are the most involved generation,” Biden said. “If you show up to vote, democracy is sustained.”
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