President Joe Biden has released a video message that is filled with blame and finger-pointing. In the 90-second clip, Biden warns that if Republicans in the House of Representatives don’t do their job, we could be facing a government shutdown. It’s always nice to see politicians playing the blame game instead of working together to find a solution.
President Joe Biden has released a video message warning against a government shutdown.https://t.co/iuHr3SADSX
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 27, 2023
Biden tries to save face by referring to a debt ceiling deal struck over the summer, claiming it will cut the federal deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade. But let’s be real, that’s not really a reduction in the national debt, just a relative cut. Talking about numbers can be confusing, so it’s no surprise that Biden is using some fuzzy math.
A message from me on the extreme Republican shutdown: pic.twitter.com/Gofyc437z6
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 26, 2023
Throughout the video, Biden speaks of a small group of extreme House Republicans who want to shut down the government. It’s interesting how Biden conveniently forgets to mention that Democrats also play a role in the budget battle. But why take responsibility when you can just blame the other side?
Biden also takes a moment to attack Senator Tommy Tuberville, a Republican from Alabama. Tuberville has been holding up military promotions because of a Pentagon policy that supports abortion. It’s no surprise that Biden takes a swipe at a Republican senator for standing up for values and principles. It seems that anyone who disagrees with the president is automatically labeled an “extremist.”
But what do voters actually think about all of this? According to a Morning Consult poll, a plurality of voters see the matter as a fault of both Democrats and Republicans. Only 20% of voters blame Republican infighting, while 11% blame Democratic infighting. It’s clear that both parties need to come together and find a solution instead of pointing fingers.
In the end, Biden calls on Republicans to do their job and fund the government. It’s funny how Biden seems to forget that funding the government is a responsibility of Congress as a whole, not just Republicans. Let’s hope that instead of playing the blame game, our elected officials can actually do their jobs and get it done.