Following my diatribe against Donald Trump, a reader asked if I could be fair and list the failings of President Joe Biden. I did a search for Biden’s transgressions but couldn’t find anything worth mentioning. His worst failure was the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Instead of misdeeds, I came up with a list of his unheralded achievements while president. Here they are:
Securing millions of covid-19 vaccinations (the most successful vaccine rollout in history), rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, re-engaging in the World Health Organization, reversing Trump’s Muslim ban, introducing ground sweeping immigration reform, reopening Obamacare enrollment, ending Trump’s transgender military ban, unveiling the American Jobs Plan to create thousands of jobs, and sending stimulus checks to millions of hardworking families.
Part of the reason that Biden isn’t given more credit is that so much of his time and energy has been spent on repairing the damage that Trump did. My only real criticism of Biden is that he’s not as effective as I would like him to be in carrying out a superb agenda. He often misspeaks and lacks the charisma of, say, Reagan. On the other hand, it seems to me that the American public has failed to credit him for some of his substantial achievements, like his plan for vaccinating Americans against covid-19. I end up believing he has achieved an amazing amount with very little fanfare and gets very little credit.