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Biden divides rather than unifies. 'Rescue plan' puts Biden with FDR, LBJ. McConaughey for gov?
By Gary Abernathy
Biden lifts himself up by tearing others down
It would be easy to go literally line by line of President Biden’s address to the nation Thursday night and point out every false, misleading or hyperbolic statement. But who has time?
Let’s just say Biden missed an opportunity to do what he claimed he would do as president – unite the nation. Instead, Biden regularly ignores the adage that you can’t lift yourself up by tearing others down. He firmly believes that’s exactly what you can do.
Biden could have credited and thanked his predecessor for rushing vaccine development and production at a record pace. Instead, he opened his remarks by saying, “A year ago, we were hit with a virus that was met with silence and spread unchecked, denials for days, weeks, then months. That led to more deaths, more infections, more stress, and more loneliness.”
He again repeated the number of deaths he said is due to covid-19, without clarifying that other underlying conditions almost certainly account for thousands of those deaths, and said they were more than the deaths from World War I, World War II, Vietnam and 9/11 combined – which the Washington Post says today “stretched the truth.” The Post also points out that the goal Biden claims as his in regard to vaccines was pretty much already being achieved by the Trump administration.
Almost all the things Biden spoke of as goals to achieve in the next few months, particularly in regard to social and family gatherings, are frankly happening anyway, and in many cases never stopped happening. Biden is good at describing a non-existent negative scenario and then setting a goal of overcoming it. As the Post said, “Biden has become the master of underpromising and then overdelivering…”
And please, Mr. President, stop wearing a mask when it’s obviously unnecessary, like when walking by yourself to the podium. Ridiculous. He wore the mask when he was furthest from anyone, then removed it when he was closest to the technicians operating the equipment. That’s following the science?
Biden deserves place beside FDR and LBJ for ‘rescue plan’
With his signing of the “American Rescue Plan,” Biden now occupies space with Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. The “stimulus” bill passed by Democrats and signed Thursday by Biden is right there with FDR’s New Deal and LBJ/s Great Society war on poverty programs. Whether you think that’s a good or bad thing is another matter, but that’s truly where it belongs.
A relatively small portion of the nearly $2 trillion in spending will have anything to do with covid-19, despite how it was sold to the public. Most of it provides money for liberal programs that progressive Democrats have advocated for years. Now they have it, and generations of Americans will be paying the bill.
McConaughey considering run for Texas governor
Actor Matthew McConaughey says he’s seriously thinking about running for governor of Texas, and wouldn’t that be interesting?
McConaughey is hard to pigeon-hole politically, and that’s a good thing considering he’s a Hollywood star, where it’s easy to tag almost all of them with “liberal” – even “far left” in most cases.
USA Today reports that McConaughey said recently, “Now, you know, there are extremes on both sides that I think are unfair — that I don’t think are the right place to be. The extreme left and the extreme right completely illegitimize the other side... or they exaggerate that side’s stance into an irrational state that makes no sense."
As we decipher that, we’ll keep an eye on the “alright alright alright” man.
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