September 6, 2021

EVERYTHING SEEMINGLY IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL: AP: After unrelenting summer, Biden looks to get agenda on track.

The collapse of the Afghan government, a surge of COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant, devastating weather events, a disappointing jobs report. What next?

After a torrent of crises, President Joe Biden is hoping to turn the page on an unrelenting summer and refocus his presidency this fall around his core economic agenda.

But the recent cascade of troubles is a sobering reminder of the unpredictable weight of the office and fresh evidence that presidents rarely have the luxury of focusing on just one crisis at a time. Biden’s unyielding summer knocked his White House onto emergency footing and sent his own poll numbers tumbling.

“The presidency is not a job for a monomaniac,” said presidential historian Michael Beschloss. “You have to be multitasking 24 hours a day.”

If “the presidency is not a job for a monomaniac,” where does that leave Sundown Joe and his trunalimunumaprzure?

Pretty much here: Michael Barone: Joe Biden is making even Jimmy Carter look good.

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