Posted by Curt on 14 October, 2021 at 4:10 pm. 76 comments already!

by Ace

The most incompetent, brain-damaged, mush-mouthed imbecile to ever hold the position of “president” thinks that he can command things to be fixed just by unintelligibly reading remarks written for him by his handlers.

President Joe Biden is pushing to ease supply shortages and tame rising prices in time for Christmas, but unsnarling U.S. supply lines could take far longer, experts told Reuters.Biden brought together powerbrokers from ports, unions and big business on Wednesday to address shipping, labor and warehousing pain in the U.S. supply chain, and announced new around-the-clock port operations in Los Angeles.
As his Republican opposition seizes on possible Christmas shortages to connect Biden’s economic policies to inflation, and try to stall a multitrillion-dollar spending bill in Congress in coming weeks, the White House’s message Wednesday was that a solution is in sight.

Oops, Republicans are seizing again. That must mean the Democrats have authored another catastrophe.

But Biden’s brain-damaged ramblings aren’t likely to fix anything, experts say:

“What the president’s doing isn’t going to really hurt. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t solve the problem,” said Steven Ricchiuto, U.S. chief economist at Mizuho Securities.

Even the Washington Post’s hand-picked “experts” agree:

[S]ome industry executives described the administration’s latest initiative, which the White House billed as “nearly doubling” the port’s cargo-handling hours, as incomplete. Matt Schrap, chief executive of the Harbor Trucking Association, whose members service the ports, said the measure will make a “big difference” only if terminals abandon requirements for truckers to return a specific type of empty shipping container before collecting a full one.And Craig Grossgart, senior vice president for global ocean at SEKO Logistics, said: “It will accomplish zero. It’s just window dressing.”

It’s not just the Port of LA or Long Beach.

It’s also Savannah — and experts say that unless your goods-made-overseas (and aren’t just about all goods now made overseas?) sailed a full month ago, they won’t be arriving in time for Christmas:

Charlie Spiering @charliespieringJen Psaki says “we cannot guarantee” that Americans will get their gifts on time this Christmas

Via Ed Driscoll at Instapundit, the Washington Post has discovered the real story in the port snafu, and that story is… Republicans Pouncing.

That gels nicely with Reuters’ “Republicans Seizing” scoop.
Does the leftwing media have a point? Is it true that when their are shortages, it’s not the fault of the current president?

Well, to answer that, let’s consult The Sage of Scranton in May 2020, blaming “food shortages” on poor presidential leadership:

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Weird, I don’t remember the Washington Post or Reuters chiding Joe Biden with “Democrats Seize” headlines as regards covid-caused shortages.
Ron Klain — often called “President Klain” because he’s the chief puppeteer working President Ice Cream — says he “inherited” this problem.

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