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Joe Biden’s failing first crisis: Goodwin

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How bad are things for Joe Biden? So bad that even The New York Times is getting restless.

“Democrats scramble to save the federal eviction freeze as frustration with Biden mounts,” declared a Friday headline. The article said Biden waited until Thursday to ask Congress to act by Saturday, when the freeze expires, a move the Times said “took Democratic leadership by surprise.”

Here’s a question for the Gray Lady and Dems: What took you so long?

It’s difficult to find many Americans who aren’t frustrated with Biden. A solid majority, 55 percent, told pollsters from ABC News they are pessimistic about the direction of the country in the next 12 months, with only 45 percent saying they are optimistic. The survey represented a dramatic swing of 20 points since May, when two-thirds said they were optimistic.

The findings are stunning given that much of the media, especially the Times, has treated Biden with kid gloves for the first six months of his presidency. But the protection racket can’t hide what people see with their own eyes.

The inflation tax at the checkout line and gas station is inescapable, as is the two-year crime and murder surge around the nation.

On those two bedrock issues and so many others, the White House seems either incompetent or impotent.

Robert Vivar of the Unified US Deported Veterans Resource Center talks with migrants as they wait to cross into the country to begin the asylum process earlier in July in Tijuana, Mexico. Gregory Bull/AP

The southern border remains open to tides of illegal migrants, and recent reports show many are being relocated to American towns and cities even though they are infected with COVID-19. Most are no-shows for court appearances.

Meanwhile, the same administration that welcomes those migrants missed its vaccination targets and fumbles its ever-changing positions on whether to mask or not to........

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