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Biden’s Biggest Flaw? Take Your Pick

The veep, the border, and his judgment stand out.

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Joe Biden can’t make a move without tripping, figuratively and almost literally. His lack of leadership is apparent in many areas including his veep choice, the border, and anything else where his judgment comes into play. Writer and former Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz fills us in.

Chaffetz: The bad judgment calls continue to pile up just seven months into the Biden administration. President Joe Biden’s tenure is increasingly characterized by poor personnel choices, ethical lapses, and disastrous policy decisions.  Simply put, judgement is Biden’s biggest flaw.

Foreshadowing what would become a pattern, Biden began his presidency by selecting the unpopular former presidential candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice president. He followed that with the selection of an eco-terrorist to run the Bureau of Land Management, an anti-gun lobbyist to run Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and an underqualified pro-abortion extremist to run the Department of Health & Human Services.

Following her selection as vice president, Harris proceeded to bail out leftist rioters, undermine public faith in vaccines, and laugh off the border crisis. Then came allegations from anonymous staffers that Harris had a long and consistent history of creating hostile work environments that have traumatized her staff.

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All of which may explain why polling from her home state newspaper the Los Angeles Times shows her to be the least popular vice president in modern history. Leftist publications were quick to point blame for Harris’s sinking approval ratings on another of Biden’s poor judgment calls:  the border crisis. Perhaps Biden’s biggest mistake to date – even bigger than his personnel choices — has been his disastrous border policies.  He quickly reversed innovative solutions embraced by the Trump administration that were working to keep communities and immigrants safe.

By reversing the Remain in Mexico policy, ending construction of the border wall, dramatically expanding the number of “kids in cages,” and shipping COVID-positive migrants to every corner of America, Biden signaled to criminal enterprises around the world that America was open for their kind of business.  He signaled to Americans that he is unapologetic about embracing unpopular policies that simply don’t work.

Furthermore, his faulty judgment on foreign policy continues to baffle.  Had our enemies hand-picked our president, they couldn’t have found someone more helpful to their interests. Russia gets an energy pipeline to Europe. Iran gets to continue and fund its nuclear program. The Taliban gets to retake Afghanistan. Mexican drug cartels get carte blanche to traffic drugs and humans across the border.  Our enemies within the United Nations are invited by Biden to evaluate racism in America.  Meanwhile, the administration turns its back on democracy advocates in Cuba and Hong Kong…

Whether Biden’s poor judgment is a new development or a longstanding flaw, it will be Americans who pay the price.  Our economy is still benefiting from Trump-era policies that ignited innovation and risk-taking.  But Biden’s economic decisions thus far do not bode well for our future prosperity.

Under Biden, we are no longer energy independent. Tax and regulatory burdens have gotten heavier.  Emergencies have been extended, leaving small businesses, middle-class landlords, and low-margin retailers in dire straits.  Crime has increased as a direct result of bad policy calls by Biden, which will impact the economic well-being of cities and businesses upon which underprivileged Americans rely. This is not a one-time problem, but a chronic condition.  Biden simply doesn’t have the judgment to empower America or improve our future.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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