We are asked everyday: Who is in charge in the White House? Some even ask: Is this a plan or organized chaos?
If it is, it’s certainly working.
The first stage of recovery is recognizing a problem, and from Biden’s two hour press conference this week (even some of our liberal friends were cringing, and begging for it to end), Biden made the case for not a course correction but full speed ahead.
When asked, “Are you satisfied with your team here at the White House?” Biden replied: “I am satisfied with the team.”
Biden can’t fire himself (unfortunately), but the person whose head should roll is clearly Ron Klain, Biden’s chief of staff, aka. the “Master of Disaster,” who has worked for Biden for several decades. Democrats blame Klain for his lead role in losing the votes of Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema on his spending and voting bills. They also wonder how an alert chief of staff and the outrageous speech accusing Senate Republicans of being a gang of George Wallace racists.
Klain rejects any suggestions that Biden has moved too far left. He told Politico that the challenge now “is not that we have tried to do too much, but that we have more to do.” If you’re a Republican who wants to run the table against the Dems in November, that kind of self-delusion is good news, but for the country it means the chaos has just begun.
Postscript: “According to the latest NBC News poll, President Biden has the weakest rating on meeting voter expectations of any president over the last 30 years.”