The new normal is pretty weird, man. Just when you think Biden’s America cannot get any stranger, he trots out an aging folk singer to celebrate the passage of a multi-billion boondoggle climate change chicanery bill known as the Inflation Reduction Act.
For some reason, Biden has spent all day boasting about the passage of that bill. To mark the occasion, he promised a grand ol’ party (not the Republican kind) at the White House on Tuesday afternoon. Who has a party mid-afternoon on a work day? A group of government staffers and bureaucrats, that’s who.
What Americans didn’t realize is that James Taylor would be the opening act for the soiree. Here is a snippet of the performance:
Biden’s White House event celebrating the “Inflation Reduction Act” is beginning with a performance by James Taylor of “Fire and Rain” pic.twitter.com/CeVECkldOR
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 13, 2022
Taylor also used the occasion to spout off about climate change, placing the threat it poses on par with the Nazis and Axis Powers in World War II.
“Taylor compares WWII to the fight against ‘climate change’,” The Heritage Foundation’s John Cooper noted. “More than ever before, perhaps more than anything since the Second World War, the world needs to get together and respond to the climate crisis,” Taylor told the crowd of Biden staffers and reporters.
Taylor compares WWII to the fight against “climate change”: “More than ever before, perhaps more than anything since the Second World War, the world needs to get together and respond to the climate crisis.” pic.twitter.com/kvEjRpXmTO
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) September 13, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act will attempt to combat inflation by pumping the economy with $370 billion or so toward climate change. That money, believe it or not, will be steered by perennial Democratic hack John Podesta. That’s right, Podesta will be picking the winners and losers of the green energy economy. What a racket.
Beyond the peculiarity of Taylor’s progressive plucking is the fact that Biden chose to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act on the same day that the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the Consumer Price Index rose 8.3% year-over-year. The president must have believed his own press that inflation had peaked last December, otherwise, he must have missed the memo that inflation is increasing — not reducing.
Regardless, Biden evidently hoped that Taylor would boost America’s spirits. Maybe he got the idea from his current climate change czar, John Kerry.
Kerry — one of Biden’s “dearest friends” — pulled a similar stunt with Taylor in 2015.
Following the Islamic extremist attack on employees at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Kerry — then serving as Secretary of State — dragged Taylor overseas for an awkward rendition of “You’ve Got A Friend.” It was supposed to give comfort to the French.
That cringe-worthy performance can be seen here:
You can just hear Biden saying to the First Lady, “C’mon man, what’s more fun than an acoustic guitar? James Taylor, it’ll be like Paris 2015 all over again. No, I’m serious.”
The only appropriate reaction to such a statement is to copy Bluto from Animal House:
Just in case Biden’s goons in the government think that is a serious suggestion and evidence of the great MAGA threat, it’s a joke.
I suppose Americans should be thankful that Biden didn’t bring back the cast of “Hamilton” like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) did for the January 6 one-year anniversary. We should also be glad he didn’t read stanzas from Walt Whitman like Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm did during Pride Month. Pelosi also read a poem from her friend Bono to laud Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but that obviously wouldn’t get Americans amped up for big government spending.
No, what America needs at this moment is not a reduction in spending or a serious economic plan beyond a wing and a prayer, what America needs, in Biden’s mind anyway, is a little loving from Sweet Baby James.
In case you missed Taylor’s live performance because you are busy slaving away while trying to keep up with the outrageous cost of food and living, a replay of the entire oddity can be seen here:
Happening Now: President Biden and Vice President Harris deliver remarks alongside the First Lady and Second Gentleman at an event celebrating the Inflation Reduction Act. https://t.co/uzMGb06g4t
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 13, 2022
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