Yesterday, Joe Biden told us that our COVID problems would not be solved at the federal level, that it was up to the states to figure everything out.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with him saying that, of course, as it’s technically the truth. The federal government was never going to shut down the virus as Biden promised over and over again that it would.
No, the problem with Biden’s remarks is that he broke arguably his biggest campaign promise, a promise we’ve known all along that he wouldn’t keep. And that makes him look bad. Real bad. The White House is already trying to do damage control by sort of walking back Biden’s remarks. And that’s great, but sometimes you need a little outside help. Jennifer Rubin has done her part. Now here’s CNN’s John Harwood to do what he can:
Biden's "this gets solved at a state level" is only a thing if you feign ignorance that:
–he was simply affirming NGA chair's plea not to stifle "state solutions"
–it's routine presidential "laboratories of democracy" talk
–he discussed federal action and "need to do better"
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) December 28, 2021
Come on, John.
Local Feigning Ignorance Expert has thoughts: https://t.co/AEe2tiesfc
— Anna James Zeigler (@ajzeigler) December 28, 2021
Ron Klain’s talking points have been sent to the media and received! https://t.co/SMgXaO8f0m
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) December 28, 2021
Hahahahahahahahaha. Here we go. Now the spins begin. https://t.co/DYugtGT2UP
— Admiral Rufus T. Firefly (sworn enemy of Rakell) (@hoggomcswineass) December 28, 2021
No no no guys what he was saying is that the dancing nurses videos have to be produced at the state level. https://t.co/LkaykilNoG
— Federalist Muskrat 🇺🇸 (@Muskrat__) December 28, 2021
Why is it so difficult to just admit that Joe Biden royally screwed up his whole COVID strategy?
"is only a thing," the serious journalist tweeted dispassionately https://t.co/seGNO4qsPJ
— Blame Big Government (@BlameBigGovt) December 28, 2021
— Mike Parker (@MJP1313) December 28, 2021
You’d think after this much practice, John Harwood would be able to hide it a little better. But no.