I reported earlier about Joe Biden’s remarks in Menlo, Iowa. Biden announced that he would be lifting the restrictions on E15 blend — an ethanol blend — during the summer to allow that to help buttress the supply of fuel. He’s still not announcing anything long-term like lifting restrictions on drilling that would truly help the situation and drop the gas prices.
Biden tried to blame “70 percent of the increase” in the inflation number that we saw announced in the Consumer Price Index on Tuesday on “Putin’s Price hike.”
BIDEN – “We have today’s inflation data.” 70% of the price increase in March was caused by Putin’s gasoline price hike. pic.twitter.com/uGGctNdP6s
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 12, 2022
Let’s note just how long inflation has been going on and how wrong the Biden Administration has gotten it right down the line.
Biden’s Admin calls inflation “Putin price hike.”
All of it is a distraction. pic.twitter.com/pHtnmSIl2o
— Maze (@mazemoore) April 11, 2022
But Joe Biden would tell us to ignore the evidence of our own lives and how much Bidenflation has been taking out of our bank accounts — by some counts, more than $400 extra a month for some people.
Even Biden seemed like Biden didn’t believe himself. He said even he was “bored” with what he was saying.
The most striking thing about the comments was Biden appearing to have been poop-taped during his remarks on the left shoulder.
Joe Biden was poop-ed on by a bird? pic.twitter.com/p2Ywv8CbRU
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 12, 2022
But the White House had an explanation: it wasn’t a bird — it was corn.
It would be corn if you could navigate around the silos of corn. https://t.co/5oaoIjO5Le
— Kate Bedingfield (@WHCommsDir) April 12, 2022
It is possible that Corn popping may have been near Joe Biden.
The White House could have been telling the truth, as it turned out.
Here’s what was going on right next to Joe, the corn was flying around.
Biden “announced” his decision to let E15 fuel be sold over the summer in order to increase fuel supply pic.twitter.com/M6LjP2CcmQ
— Iowa Starting Line (@IAStartingLine) April 12, 2022
Nope – I was in the room. The ceiling was filled with corn powder from an active factory. Corn powder particles were dripping on all of us periodically throughout the event https://t.co/IqFT3zDFyI
— Gary Grumbach (@GaryGrumbach) April 12, 2022
What’s funny in all this, too, is that Biden is calling for more ethanol as corn is spikingAnd we could be in food crises. We might also run out of corn for feed or food. It might not be the best choice, and it may not provide the best fuel.
It didn’t go over well with some people like Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), who thought the move was very shortsighted on the part of Biden.
Biden during fertilizer, inflation, & food crisis – uh… let’s keep blocking American oil (of which we have plenty) and let’s grind up corn to try to keep the fuel prices down we are purposefully driving up – and as an added bonus, clog up fuel lines. https://t.co/MQAjkC1HtP
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) April 12, 2022
This isn’t a good idea when there are so many options for lifting restrictions and allowing more drilling. He just doesn’t want to go in that direction and offend his support on the left. But that’s Biden — there isn’t a lot of coherence or sense in his policies.