Newt discusses Joe Biden’s worrying actions from his first weeks as president, division within the Democratic party, and how Biden could lose control.
Mornings with Maria
January 28, 2021
Well, there is going to be a lot of fight, because the agenda that the Biden team is pushing is so far to the left of the campaign that people are going to be in a state of shock. For example, the hundred-day block on deportation would have kept 45,000 people who either had criminal records or up on criminal charges in the United States. Now I think if you campaigned on let me keep 45,000 criminals here, by the way, last year we had the the largest increase in murder rates in American history. I think people would look at it, and challenge that Biden is going to have, when you follow an executive order strategy which Obama did, and Trump did you open yourselves up to guaranteed lawsuits time after time you are going to lose some of those lawsuits that is what happened in Texas yesterday.
One of the things I noticed already in the first couple weeks is they don’t actually have a working majority, in either the House or the Senate. They can’t get things done if you watch them right now, they are dancing around on two trillion-dollar or 1.9 trillion-dollar bailout bill, they don’t have the votes for it. They don’t have the votes to change the Senate rules, you already had two Democrats defect. So I just think you are going to see that everything harder than Biden thought legislature is harder frankly trying to do things like kill jobs that the American people don’t want to see done.
Well he is killing jobs right now, in fact, John Kerry said inevitable get over it which Kerry could afford to say he is a multi, multimillionaire. If at a blue collar worker in New Mexico, North Dakota parts, of Colorado you are looking at an administration that is going to bankrupt you, and Democrats wide very open about how unhappy they are, with what the president is doing one said if you stop oil industry this morning you are going to abrupt schools this afternoon, because schools rely on oil and gas money to pay budgets, so they’ve started down a road Obama tried for a while, doesn’t work. Laughable to think creating enough clean energy jobs to replace all the jobs they are killing starting with the thousands of union workers in the XL Keystone Pipeline. And it’s all going to get worse, so what you are seeing happen is every destructive idea of the left is tried out by this administration. I think, by the summer, there will be great dissatisfaction with what is happening in the economy, and what is happening in terms of the use of government power for radical ideas.
Well, except I think from the standpoint of the — Biden coalition, it’s very necessary. Remember all the energy Democratic party is on the left, it is the AOC, Bernie Sanders, and so, Biden has this challenge, if he he were — he gave a speech his inaugural address, I thought actually pretty good speech, Dwight Eisenhower-like speech. We can all come together, have unity, turned around and signed executive orders basically said I am going to govern from the left, if you are a conservative, I am going to run over you. Well, you got to decide what strategy you are going to follow, and the fact is, they don’t have enough votes in the Senate for a left-wing strategy, and they barely have enough votes in the House for Pelosi to survive, if they continue down this road. Because the Democrats in the House looking at elections in 2022 and they are going to realize, the last two times we elected a Democratic president, House Democrats got slaughtered they lost 54 seats in 1994, they lost 63 seats in 2010 you are a Democrat sitting in House think do I really want to go down the road have my career end.
Well, I think he has got a real challenge because if this economy actually stumbles into a new and deeper recession, and we start seeing unemployment numbers continuing to up, I don’t know how he can pass the tax increase. And, again, this gets back to you are a swing Democrat you are in a district, there are seven Democrats for example in districts that Donald Trump carried. How likely are they going to vote for a big tax increase? You have a number of senators up for reelection next year how likely are they going to vote for tax increase, I think you are going to have a business community, that went from thinking it would be okay to have Biden because after all he is a moderate to thinking to oh, my god look all the things he is doing to kill jobs. You could have a huge coalition which is what happened to Bill Clinton in 1994 and what happened to Obama in 2010. Their natural majority lasted only two years in both cases, Biden is on exactly same track, and remember, he has a much smaller majority than either Clinton or Obama had.
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