AMAC Exclusive by: Tammy Bruce
President Joe Biden had two options when it came to his State of the Union address. On one hand, he could have recognized the dire straits within which his policies have this nation and made a complete U-turn on the issue of leadership and policy.
He could have apologized for the choices he made. He didn’t have to admit his Trump Derangement Syndrome resulted in his frenzied, nonsensical reversal of the majority of President Donald Trump’s policies simply for the sake of reversing them with no consideration of their impact. All he needed to do is admit his mistakes, experienced daily by the American people with inflation, high gas prices, crime, a strangling of our energy production, and empty shelves.
Abroad, Mr. Biden’s weakness and folly have emboldened our enemies, leading in part to a European war, abandoned American embassies, and scorn heaped upon us by our allies because of the catastrophic Afghanistan withdrawal.
But he didn’t choose that route. Instead, he doubled down on the Democrats’ catastrophic social agenda and culture war, then threw in some occasional and insulting gaslighting by insisting Democrats want to fund the police, and implied they always have.
Did someone tell him we would all be hypnotized into believing whatever he said to the contrary of provably true reality?
At one point, he also insisted we need to “secure our border.” That’s right, the same guy whose own policy has erased our southern border and facilitated the deliberate transfer of illegal aliens into the interior of the country. He touted border security as though it’s been leprechauns causing all the havoc, blinding Border Patrol agents with laser lights of rainbows and pots o’ gold.
There were the usual verbal stumbles and lost trains of thought. Most glaringly, when speaking about distributing the COVID vaccines around the world, he declared, “Because you can’t build a wall high enough to keep out a vaccine…” Yes, ‘gaffes’ are embarrassing here at home, but this sort of verbal blunder reminds all those watching, including a likely more rapt international audience, that something is wrong with the American president.
It is worth noting, in one year enduring Joe Biden’s presidency, our nation has been forced to abandon our embassies in two different countries. The Afghanistan debacle will be an everlasting stain on our country’s reputation and honor. In mid-February, we also fled our embassy in Kiev, a full ten days even before Putin’s invasion of Ukraine began. It’s fair to say our scurrying away possibly signaled to Putin a fearful weakness is gripping American leadership, as also evidenced by the Kabul debacle. The SOTU speech itself reinforces to the world the scatterbrained and inept center of American leadership.
Mr. Biden‘s State of the Union told us more than once that he wasn’t interested in changing course; we also learned a great deal by what he did not mention. Mr. Biden ignored the catastrophic withdrawal in Afghanistan just a short 6 months ago, almost to the day. He said nothing about the deaths of our 13 servicemembers who gave their lives trying to save Americans and our allies stuck in the chaos of the evacuation.
Many reacted with shock to the snub, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who tweeted: “To the 13 American families who lost loved ones in Afghanistan in August, you deserved to be recognized by the President tonight. Americans remember your sacrifice, and we are forever indebted to you.”
Mr. Biden didn’t stop at ignoring inconvenient murdered military heroes in order to bolster himself. At one point, while decrying high prescription drug prices, he specifically talked about the price of insulin and how he was planning to bring that down. Once again, the joke is on the American people as Biden himself is responsible for the high price. One of the first things he did upon taking office was to rescind Mr. Trump’s pricing rule lowering the cost of insulin and epinephrine.
An interesting observation from the evening was that West Virginia’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin was tucked in with Republicans during the speech on their side of the aisle. Throughout the evening, he looked concerned about Mr. Biden’s remarks.
There is some good news in the midst of all this gaslighting, spinning, and lies. While tonight we saw Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi sitting behind Joe Biden, if all goes as expected in the midterm, it will be the new Republican Speaker of the House sitting in that chair behind the president’s podium.
While Mr. Biden and his clown car were preparing for their song and dance at the Capitol, voters in Texas were making their feelings known today during their primary elections. If the results are any indication of the mood of the country, Mr. Trump and his endorsed candidates are what voters want.
Breitbart reported, “Trump endorsed candidates on fire in Texas. Former president undefeated in primaries. Every candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump in Texas’s Republican primaries have either won or are substantially leading their races as of 11:00 p.m. ET, potentially solidifying Trump’s kingmaker status in the first primaries of 2022. The 45th president gave his stamp of approval — a much coveted prize among Republican hopefuls — to 33 candidates. …”
At this rate, November’s midterm election will be the American people doing what Mr. Biden should have done tonight— taking the first step to admitting a mistake was made in 2020 and promising that we are committed to reversing course.