The liberal site Salon published an article Sunday that argued that President Biden is similar to two of the Founding Fathers.
The article, titled “How Joe Biden is like America’s Founding Fathers – and no, I’m not kidding,” argued how Biden “has great ideas” but is not able to execute on them like former Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
Salon writer Matthew Rozsa, wrote that if Biden’s presidency goes in the same direction it has thus far, he will be remembered as a “visionary, at least on certain domestic policy issues, who was largely ignored by his peers.”
“I’m not claiming that the founding fathers were ignored in some larger sense; if that were true, the United States would not exist today. But as much as we’d like to imagine that Americans always rallied behind the ideas of a complicated genius like Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, it simply wasn’t so,” Rozsa continued.
“Some conservatives bravely try to claim Jefferson as one of their own, but he spent much of his presidency trying to use the powers of the brand new government to enrich the economic and intellectual lives of the American people,” he continued. “After creating a budget surplus, for instance, Jefferson proposed subsidies in scientific innovation, transportation infrastructure and public education.”
Similar to Biden, Rozsa argued Jefferson had many progressive policy ideas that were not implemente…