President Joe Biden recently did a complete 180-degree turn with regard to his U.S.-Mexico border policy.
The Associated Press, last week, reported:
The Biden administration announced they waived 26 federal laws in South Texas to allow border wall construction on Wednesday, marking the administration’s first use of sweeping executive power to pave the way for building more border barriers — a tactic used often during the Trump presidency.
The reader will likely remember how Biden and the Democrats heavily criticized and did everything they could to stop former President Donald Trump from building a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Biden even insisted that, under his administration, no more of the wall would be built.
But, then again, Biden is a Democratic politician, meaning that he is not worried about being a hypocrite or about being called a hypocrite so long as what he is being hypocritical about is politically expedient.
This, after all, can be the only real explanation for Biden's 180.
As comedian Bill Maher recently put it:
The really big story this week, the substantial story is that even Biden now is admitting that the migrant crisis is real. He said, today, "f*** it. Build the wall." I thought I was getting punk’d. Well, there’s an election coming up, and he’s got to move to the center. It was either that or shoot up a case of Bud Light. But, a lot of the Democrats actually feel betrayed by this, because it does go against his campaign promises. They said, we know it’s in our platform, that it says secure the border, but we didn’t think you’d actually do something about it.
Maher is right that some Democrats are now criticizing Biden.
Biden has essentially found himself between a rock and a hard place.
On the one hand, the polls have made it abundantly clear that Americans do not support Biden and the Democrats' open border policies. And, as Maher pointed out, an election is forthcoming.
But, on the other hand, Biden has to appease the far-left because, even though it only makes up a small portion of the population, it is a loud contingent and it is a loud contingent that has powerful members that fund Biden.
So, Biden now has to walk a tightrope. And, we have already seen him trying to do so. Within days of okaying the building of the wall, Biden said this:
I'll answer one question on the border wall, the border wall where money was appropriated for the border wall. I tried to get them to reappropriate, to redirect that money. They didn't. They wouldn't. And in the meantime, there's nothing under the law other than they have to use the money for what it was appropriated. I can't stop that."
Then, when asked whether he believes that border walls work, Biden said, "No."
Yet, Biden is building the wall.