It can’t be that bad, can it? Yes. Yes it can.
The hashtag #BareShelvesBiden reached number 6 on Twitter this weekend as more folks arrived at their local grocery store to find aisles and aisles of empty shelves. Some took to Twitter to share the shocking images.
Newsbusters managing editor Curtis Houck turned attention to “#BareShelvesBiden in dark blue Oakton, Virginia.”
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 10, 2022
CNBC senior White House correspondent Kayla Tausche likened a Trader Joe’s to the end of the world.
Apocalypse now pic.twitter.com/j48ALuYtoQ
— Kayla Tausche (@kaylatausche) January 9, 2022
Atlanta Mayor and Democrat Keisha Lance Bottoms shared her ongoing struggle with her Instacart shopper.
I’ve received 8 messages & counting from my very polite @Instacart shopper over the last 10 minutes about missing items in the Cascade Rd @Publix. I shopped in Buckhead & Vinings last week and no one else seems to have the supply chain issues we’re experiencing in SW Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/aDsTgwvljD
— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) January 5, 2022
RedState managing editor Jennifer Van Laar shared a cream cheese emergency.
#BareShelvesBiden at Stater Bros in Simi Valley, CA. This was the 2nd store we went to looking for bagels. Found the bagels but zero – ZERO – plain cream cheese. If you want Kraft parmesan cheese or Top Ramen, you're pretty much out of luck. pic.twitter.com/qS7Lx8gRMa
— Jennifer Van Laar (@jenvanlaar) January 9, 2022
And the NRCC offered up this gem, thanking Biden for, well, nothing.
— NRCC (@NRCC) January 10, 2022
Some analysts are predicting this could go on for months if not years.
“With winter, year-end holidays in North America and Europe, Chinese new year in Asia, the already stretched supply chain will get even further stretched as workers, truckers and terminals are off for holidays,” a spokesperson for shipping and logistics company Maersk said.
“Normally we can absorb these seasonal impacts fairly quickly, but when already stretched, it just becomes a multiplier,.”
“We do not see major improvements as long as we have line of sight, which is into 2022 … Very likely that it continues thereafter and for North America even longer.”