Simply noting that Biden is issuing a lot of executive orders. His defenders are saying that well he has to, undoing all those executive orders that Trump put in place. Maybe not terrible, except that it is the opposite of what he said to George Stephanopolous in October 2019. Trump excused some, but not all of his own orders as undoing Obama policies, and Barack in turn issued his to counteract Bush 43 orders which were initiated on the first days of that administration to replace things Bill Clinton had put into place. I get it, and see that this is how the game is played, because it reassures your base right off the bat so they go back to sleep, and no one is going to remember in four years anyway.
It's the self-righteousness that gets to me.
That, and the fact that there seem to be more of them each time around. The ratchet only goes in one direction. The Supreme Court ends up dealing with issues that should be legislative, and legislatures spend lots of time on symbolic political issues rather than governance (beyond the basic concept of "we'll send you some money to fix that"), so I see why presidents do this so that there is some governance versus no governance. It also explains the maligned Deep State response of "what the hell do you expect us to do? We aren't really given much direction here, just left on our own to keep the place from falling apart, so we do what we think best." Anyone who works in a bureaucracy knows stuff like that happens all the time. If you didn't want me to make that decision, why did you leave me in charge of it?
So yes, executive orders, many geared more toward keeping contributors, groups, and causes happy as a reward rather than actually doing what's right for the many people who voted for you or (shudder) the country as a whole. Just don't tell me that it's a relief, or a return to normal after four years of authoritarianism, or something moral in any way.
I don't know why I wrote that last silly thing. Of course it will be declared moral. It's what people do when they experience the relief of their tribe handing out the goodies again. It's the way life should be.