He hasn’t always been the most enthusiastic Biden supporter, but Barack Obama is doing what he can to talk up Joe Biden’s “wins” before the midterms.
In a cutesy tweet, Obama called Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act a “BFD,” People reported.
Obama touts Biden law as ‘BFD’
Obama was making a reference to a hot mic moment when then-vice president Biden called the signing of Obamacare a “big f—— deal.”
Biden, in a tweet that oddly said nothing about inflation, called the Inflation Reduction Act “the biggest step forward on climate in our history,” leaving Obama to concur, “This is a BFD.” Biden signed the law on Tuesday.
Despite its title, the centerpiece of the Inflation Reduction Act is billions of dollars in climate change spending that Dems have touted as the largest investment of its kind (and Obamacare subsidies.)
As for inflation, the top issue on the minds of voters, the law is expected to have no meaningful impact.
Much of the mainstream media, which had recently been pummeling Biden as a loser who is too old to run for re-election, have made a sharp pivot to pump Biden up over the “historic” law as Democrats aim to dampen a red wave in the midterms, and it looks like Obama is on the same page.
Maybe Obama’s got a point?
In 2020, Obama reluctantly campaigned for Biden, having told intimates that Democrats shouldn’t underestimate Biden’s ability to “eff things up.”
Many would probably agree that Biden’s presidency has been nothing short of a disaster — for Democrats and for America. When Obama returned to the White House for the first time in years back in April, he was the center of attention, while an abject-looking Biden was virtually ignored.
But the sudden revival of Biden’s Build Back Better agenda as the Inflation Reduction Act has Democrats feeling a little more optimistic than they had been in recent months.
For what it’s worth, Obama may be right that the Inflation Reduction Act is a “BFD” — although not in the way Obama intended.
The law is more or less a rebranded version of the Green New Deal, one which will, many fear, send a massively expanded IRS after middle-class taxpayers.