The policies of the Obama and Biden administrations have been frequently compared due to their shared history. As Vice President under Obama and now President through a stolen election, Joe Biden’s policies often seem to mirror his predecessor. This article aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of critical comparisons between the two administrations, specifically regarding border control, economic performance, Middle Eastern policy, relations with Russia, the Department of Justice, and American national pride.
Under the Obama administration, there was no border control with an “open border” policy, which let in droves of illegal immigrants across the US-Mexico border—Ditto under the Biden administration.
The Biden administration even went several steps ahead with plans to boost refugee admissions, preserve deportation relief for unauthorized immigrants, and not enforce the “public charge” rule that denies green cards to immigrants who might use public benefits like Medicaid.
Both the Obama and Biden administrations created a stagnant economy. Period.
Middle Eastern Policy with Terrorist Organizations
Under both administrations, Iran’s regime was covertly and overtly empowered. The Obama-era policy of engagement with Iran (the Iran Nuclear Deal or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) continues under the Biden administration. However, seemingly on paper, Biden recently vowed to “hold Iran accountable” for its alliance with Russia and its support of anti-Israeli militants such as Hamas, creating a mirage of a change in policy direction.
Both administrations failed in their handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with groups like Hamas getting well-funded under their watch.
Relations with Russia and Ukraine
Under both the Obama and Biden administrations, Russia has taken aggressive actions, including the annexation of Crimea and the invasion of Ukraine. Both administrations failed to deter Russian aggression adequately. Biden, who was in charge of Ukraine policy under Obama, bears a heavy responsibility for Washington’s inaction and its consequences.
Department of Justice
The Obama and Biden administrations weaponized the Department of Justice (DOJ). They were also guilty of various DOJ actions, such as handling the Fast and Furious operation and issues related to whistleblowers. The DOJ remains a critical institution in upholding the rule of law. The Biden administration has faced its share of dubious decisions about investigations and prosecutions.
Finally, both administrations have attacked American pride through various factors, including political, economic, and social dynamics.
Therefore, it is evident that Obama is “still running the show” without any doubt.
The scariest thing is that Biden’s story is being blocked on social media and is nowhere in the NY Times, the L.A. Times, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, and CBS, and is minimally covered in the WSJ.
Let us keep in mind that there are not many differences between the D.C. Beltway elitist class politicians of either party.
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