Hopes, dreams, and pixie dust generally don’t work out too well up against reality. From Andrea Widburg at americanthinker.com:
Biden ran on a promise: he was going to federalize the COVID response and end COVID in America. He introduced vaccine mandates for federal employees and those doing business with the federal government and had OSHA do the same for every business with more than 100 employees. Various states, cities, and businesses, especially when it came to health care, followed suit. We were also told that if we even breathed the same air as a COVID person, we had to quarantine ourselves for ten days. In the last two days, that promised federal response, COVID mandates, and quarantines have all fallen apart, thanks to the very contagious but seemingly relatively harmless omicron variant.
Biden made a lot of promises during the campaign, and the media graciously refused to demand details:
I’m not going to shut down the country.
I’m not going to shut down the economy.
I’m going to shut down the virus.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 30, 2020
We’re eight months into this pandemic, and Donald Trump still doesn’t have a plan to get this virus under control.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 16, 2020
Those claims—that Biden would use the federal government to end the pandemic — went a long way with people weary of 2020’s madness. On Monday, after a COVID year more deadly and dispiriting than 2020, Biden admitted that the federal government can’t fix things:
Joe Biden on covid: “There is no federal solution. This gets solved at a state level.” pic.twitter.com/ufg7qDXzQ0
— RealMac (@beingrealmac) December 27, 2021