If this is what we end up with by the end of April, says Philip Klein, it’ll be a “complete catastrophe.” Indeed, and no amount of BSing by Psaki when it happens will convince people otherwise.
We’re 20 days into the Biden era and we’ve already played this “absurdly low expectations” game with controlling the pandemic once before. Remember that Team Joe’s initial target for vaccinations was 100 million doses by Day 100, a rate of one million per day. On Inauguration Day, thanks to the efforts of Team Trump, we did … 1.6 million doses. We’ve exceeded one million daily every day since then save one. By setting his target so ridiculously low, Biden all but guaranteed that he’d be able to say “mission accomplished” by his hundredth day even if all he did was stick to the system he inherited from Trump.
We’re doing it again now on schools. Biden said in December that he wanted a majority of schools open by the end of his first 100 days. But then, the day after Inauguration Day, the goalposts moved — he specified that he meant grades K-8, not necessarily high school. Now watch as the goalposts move again, from getting grades K-8 open to getting them open, uh, one day a week: