President Biden’s actions since taking office have included a raft of Executive Orders that seemed aimed mostly at trying to erase anything former President Trump did while in office. From scrapping the former president’s immigration policies, which dramatically reduced illegal border crossings, to re-instituting the individual mandate that imposes fines on Americans for not having healthcare insurance, Biden’s agenda, when it comes to his predecessor, could be summed up as “Like it never happened.”

President Biden has also called for a study to determine whether the detention facility at Guantanamo (GITMO) should be closed.

This is a throwback to a study that President Obama had also called for before going back on a solemnly made campaign promise that GITMO would be closed. President Biden will undoubtedly have to break his promise to close the facility after going through the motions.

One of Biden’s first Executive Actions as president was to stop work on the Keystone XL pipeline.

This order came at the direct expense of some 11,000 union jobs but was a sop to the environmental activist groups that had supported him. Biden tried to split the difference between his union and environmentalist backers by banning fracking on public but not on private lands. Biden did the same thing on oil and gas exploration leases. He didn’t ban new leases, which pleased the unions that were concerned a ban would cost many thousands of jobs, but he put them on “pause” giving hope to Green Deal activists that he might do so later on. It may seem crazy as you read it, but this how politics is done in a party of competing and often adversarial special interest groups like the Democrat Party.

These actions by the president reflect his trying to make good on promises he made to groups on the Left that supported him in the election. And now these groups want what he promised them while he pretends to try and deliver.

Most recently, President Biden issued a statement calling on Congress to pass “common sense” gun control regulations that would go well beyond anything that could be called sensible:

“Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”