On Sunday (July 10), President Joe Biden published a tweet blaming Republicans for “obstructing” solutions to the country’s economic problems.
“Republicans are doing nothing but obstructing our efforts to crack down on gas-price gouging, lower food prices, lower healthcare costs, and hopefully, soon, lower your prescription drug costs. This is not right. And that’s why this election is going to be so darn important,” Biden tweeted.
Biden’s tweet quickly drew criticism, with Scott Jennings, a contributor for CNN and Bush White House alumnus tweeting in response to Biden’s statements: “88% wrong track + 38% job approval rating = good f’ing luck with this BS.”
Many critics also pointed out Biden’s inconsistencies with who is to blame, with DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw tweeting, “I thought it was the Putin Price Spike.”
Talk radio host Mark Zinno shared a similar retort, “Huh? I thought it was Russia’s fault,” he tweeted.
Biden’s policies also got serious flack, with conservative activist Scott Pressler tweeting: “@JoeBiden On day 1, you canceled our pipeline. You fired workers with your illegal, unconstitutional vaccine mandate. We have fewer healthcare workers because you forced them to choose between their jobs & a mandated medical procedure. You gave $54 billion to Ukraine, but forgot US.”
But it was Kimberly Morin’s, a conservative political writer, response that called out Biden’s hypocrisy most. Morin tweeted: “Americans know the TRUTH Big Guy. No one is buying your blame game. YOU and Democrats OWN INFLATION. Your policies are making it FAR Worse.”
In June 2020, Biden promised to take responsibility “unlike this president,” a jab he made toward then President Donald Trump.
Biden tweeted, “It’s hard to believe this has to be said, but unlike this president, I’ll do my job and take responsibility. I won’t blame others. And I’ll never forget that the job isn’t about me — it’s about you.”
But since being elected, Biden has searched for a scapegoat for his shortcomings, first pointing the finger at the previous administration, then Russia — in particular, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin — and now, Republicans.