Politics

Biden Even Worse Than Jimmy Carter

And that's not easy to achieve.

Former Texas Governor and Energy Secretary Rick Perry says out loud what most Americans think: Joe Biden makes Jimmy Carter almost look good.

Perry: President Joe Biden has accomplished in just 14 months what many thought was impossible — surpassing President Jimmy Carter as the most incompetent steward of the American economy.

Biden just broke another record, leaving Americans saddled with 8.5 percent inflation — energy alone is up 32 percent since last year.

Those of us who lived through the ’70s remember the fuel lines at the pump, staggering inflation, and Soviet aggression. There was a sense that America was in decline. What Carter termed “malaise” was actually the product of his terrible policies that hollowed out the middle class while inviting tyrants and adversaries to test American strength.

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When our leaders don’t learn the lessons of the past, “history does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” President Biden’s actions to date appear to be directly taken from President Carter’s playbook.

Excessive spending and anti-supply-side policies have contributed to the worst inflation since the Carter era. Instead of invading Afghanistan, the Russians have invaded another neighbor: Ukraine. But they were emboldened to do so by President Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from the same country — Afghanistan — where the Soviets were mired in a war they couldn’t win. And, of course, we have disastrous energy policies reminiscent of the Carter era, leading to record high prices at the pump and a major missed opportunity to bring stability to Europe.

Biden aims to take federal lands and waters out of play for energy exploration — the Gulf of Mexico alone accounts for 15-16 percent of U.S. oil production. His regulators have made it nearly impossible to build new pipelines to transport gas or build liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities. Massachusetts alone represents 60 percent of U.S. LNG imports, while neighboring state Pennsylvania has enough energy to be the world’s fourth-largest producer if it were its own nation. But liberal policies have prevented the transport of Pennsylvania energy north and east.

Biden is now reigniting nuclear negotiations with Iran, in part, to get more Iranian oil and gas into the European market. The irony of this policy, and Europe’s continued reliance on Russian oil and gas despite the application of sanctions, is that many of America’s sources of natural gas are cleaner than what hostile nations can bring to market. In other words, by opposing domestic production, environmental radicals are enabling greater emissions on a global basis. The hypocrisy is stunning.

If Americans don’t already realize it, let’s state the obvious: energy security is national security. And either America returns to a policy of flooding the global market with our resources, helping to liberate friends and allies from hostile sources, or we empower and embolden tyrants in the Middle East and Moscow.

The price Americans pay at the pump began to soar long before Russia amassed troops on the Ukrainian border. Between January 2021 and October 2021, gasoline prices rose 99 cents per gallon…

President Carter assumed office during a difficult period for the American economy, and his policies led to further difficulties for Americans and created a period of economic recession. Biden is now on track to repeat this blunder, and his repeated misunderstanding of energy is the driving factor.

President Biden should recognize the crisis facing the American economy and simply get out of the way and let American energy provide relief for the American people.

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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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Hes been bad day 1 in office & since 1972

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
2 months ago

How about Jimeny Cricket?

CARL
CARL
2 months ago

In a word, it is called: Incompetence.
How it secured the Oval Office is called: Fraud.
What it has committed since inaugurated is called: Treason.

Redwolf
Redwolf
2 months ago

Jimmeh the Peanut Brain Cahtuh was and still is an incompetent fool who should have never set foot in the Oval Office. But having said that, I don’t think that he hates and despises this country like Bite-Me Biden and his Communist cronies like Nazi PeeLousy and Maxine Mudbrain Waters do.