Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) destroyed President Biden after shockingly high inflation numbers were released by the Department of Labor on Tuesday.
Manchin went after Biden and his administration in a press release saying, “It is a disservice to the American people to act as if inflation is a new phenomenon. The Federal Reserve and the Administration failed to act fast enough, and today’s data is a snapshot in time of the consequences being felt across the country.”
The consumer price index has shot up 8.5%, which is the largest jump since 1981. Biden’s inflation will cost Americans an extra $5,200 in 2022 compared to 2021.
Democrats distancing from Biden
Senator Manchin’s condemnation of President Biden could kick off a wave of Democrats calling out Biden in an effort to distance themselves from Tuesday’s historically bad numbers.
Inflation could be the lynchpin issue that decides how many Americans will vote, and Democrats don’t want to be on the wrong side of that decision.
Senator Manchin didn’t just stop at calling out President Biden for allowing rampant inflation. Senator Manchin also ripped into President Biden for not being responsible and attempting to shift the blame elsewhere.
Senator Manchin’s press release continued by saying, “Instead of acting boldly, our elected leaders and the Federal Reserve continue to respond with half-measures and rhetorical failures searching for where to lay the blame.”
As devastating as Senator Manchin’s press release has been so far, it all pales in comparison to his last threat.
With inflation out of control, Senator Manchin crushed any hopes of Democrats resurrecting the “Build Back Better” plan. Senator Manchin said, “Here is the truth, we cannot spend our way to a balanced, healthy economy and continue adding to our $30 trillion national debt.”
Democrats are doomed
Democrats have to explain why they deserve Americans’ votes after costing them an extra $5,000 a year due to inflation. Even with the power of the mainstream media, spinning an 8.5% inflation rate is nigh impossible.
Senator Manchin and his fellow Democrats could find themselves in the minority after the midterm elections, and that isn’t even considering the other issues Democrats are getting killed on.
Democrats don’t have any winning issues outside inflation and it appears that Republicans will glide to an easy victory in 2022. President Biden may very well end up being a lame-duck President for his last two years in office and he certainly shouldn’t expect sympathy from Joe Manchin.