What did we learn about Joe Biden’s plans for America last night? Good ol’ Scranton Joe wants to spend about 6 trillion dollars of your money on what he calls “investments,” which is a pathetic euphemism for “handing out wads of cash to whomever the Democrats choose.”
Someone should ask Biden- why stop at 6 trillion? Why not make it 10? After all, he promises the “rich” and corporations are going to pay for all of this (if only that were true!). Adjusting the top tax rate a few percentage points won’t come anywhere near covering this spending bonanza. But Biden’s disconnect from economic and mathematical reality is almost impressive.
He insists the government can manifest millions of high paying jobs that don’t require a college degree. If you want a quick preview of the Biden “jobs program,” do a search of all the “shovel ready jobs” Obama created with his trillion-dollar stimulus in 2009.
They were shoveling something, alright.
A lot of what grandpa Biden demanded: amnesty for illegals, gun control, radical climate change policies- are legislative nonstarters. There was simply nothing unifying or bipartisan from this president’s speech, which aligns perfectly with his first 100 days in office.
Biden said plenty of silly and misleading things, but the most aggressively dishonest was his digression into the January 6th riot:
“As we gather here tonight, the images of a violent mob assaulting this Capitol—desecrating our democracy—remain vivid in our minds. Lives were put at risk. Lives were lost. Extraordinary courage was summoned.
It’s worth remembering that the only life lost in the “insurrection” was an unarmed woman shot in the neck through a locked door by a Capitol police officer. But he kept going with the hysterical pandering:
“The insurrection was an existential crisis—a test of whether our democracy could survive. It did. But the struggle is far from over. The question of whether our democracy will long endure is both ancient and urgent. As old as our Republic. Still vital today.”
An existential crisis? It was a part of a protest that got out of control. As the undisputed experts in rioting and partisan mobs, one might think Democrats would maintain some sense of proportion.
After all, the Democrat Party’s BLM shock troops spent months during the 2020 election year rioting, looting, and burning buildings to the ground. All of that is supposed to be forgotten now, though. The only political violence that matters is the kind that either helps Democrats mobilize their base or justifies a crackdown on their opponents.
In some ways, Biden’s messaging and the optics in the House Chamber were perfect for this presidency: it’s all about the realization of a one-party state with Democrats in total control. Republicans are to be ignored and suppressed until they don’t exist.
That was the real message of the speech: no dissent, no compromise, no good faith.
Biden may be a puppet, but his handlers are playing for keeps.