At The American Spectator, Dov Fischer reminds readers of the Obama/Biden administration’s history of complete failure. He writes (abridged):
In 2009–2010 Biden and Obama had the White House, the House of Representatives, and a filibuster-proof Senate. There was absolutely no constitutional legislation they could not pass at whim. And yet they did not build the economy, instead charting the slowest post-recession recovery in memory and overseeing remarkably high under-employment numbers.
For the next six years Biden and Obama continued the stagnation. They left behind memories of an Obamacare website that could not function, though built by the United States of America.
We remember the Carter White House. The economic collapse. In October 1978, he went on national television to announce “Phase Two” of his “Anti-Inflation campaign.” Inflation thereupon proceeded to hit 11.3 percent in 1979 and 13.5 percent in 1980. Inflation and short-term interest rates even reached 18 percent in February and March 1980. The bond market collapsed. Home mortgages hit 17 percent.
In the Middle East, the Ayatollah Khomeini took our 52 American diplomats and citizens hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981.
And what is tonight’s Jimmy Carter’s message? Joe Biden “will restore America’s greatness.” To what — the Carter days? Rather, it took the Reagan conservative agenda to restore “Morning in America.”
Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq., a high-stakes litigation attorney of more than twenty-five years and an adjunct professor of law of more than fifteen years, is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. His legal career has included serving as Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerking for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then litigating at three of America’s most prominent law firms: JonesDay, Akin Gump, and Baker & Hostetler. In his rabbinical career, Rabbi Fischer has served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, is Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, has been Vice President of Zionist Organization of America, and has served on regional boards of the American Jewish Committee, B’nai Brith Hillel, and several others. His writings on contemporary political issues have appeared over the years in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, National Review, American Greatness, The Weekly Standard, and in Jewish media in American and in Israel. A winner of an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Legal Ethics, Rabbi Fischer also is the author of two books, including General Sharon’s War Against Time Magazine, which covered the Israeli General’s 1980s landmark libel suit.
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