Imagine, a Democratic president who understands the appeal of largely symbolic populist gestures—and who is willing to shamelessly co-opt the popular parts of the other side’s message.— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) January 25, 2021
This is the tragedy of the Biden administration.
“President Joe Biden is directing the federal government to increase its purchases of U.S.-made goods, seeking to remove loopholes from an existing Buy American policy and follow up on his promise to help the nation’s beleaguered manufacturing industry.
The U.S. has lost about 540,000 factory jobs since last February, as the pandemic pummeled the nation’s economy into recession. The idea behind Mr. Biden’s executive order would in part be to use the roughly $600 billion that the federal government spends annually on procurement to lift domestic manufacturing and employment. …”
“Buy American” day is already completely overshadowed by a blitzkrieg of extreme White upper middle class professional cultural war stuff like Big Tech censorship and Antifa riots and transsexuals in the military and replacing Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.
The expansion of the SNAP program is another example of this. Cramming all the White liberal shit together in one week to “turn the page of the Trump administration” is overshadowing actions which are being taken that might have a positive impact on the poor and the working class. It is also reminding populist voters of the things they liked about Trump and disliked about the Democrats.
Trump also signed some “Buy American” executive orders. While Trump’s Buy American program was flawed, it wasn’t paired with the biggest amnesty ever for illegal aliens and “racial equity” stuff. This will be drowned out by the weekend after Woke Day and Open Borders Day.