AMAC Exclusive – By Luke Allen
It’s been less than three weeks since Biden delivered his first State of the Union Address, and already his promises and predictions are collapsing. Even as Biden has pledged to solve the many crises facing Americans and the world – when he has even had the courage to admit that a crisis exists – he and his administration continue to act directly counter to American national interests.
“We stand with Ukraine,” Biden said. Except of course, Biden hadn’t taken effective steps to strengthen Ukraine. Had Biden not followed Europe’s disastrous green example and sacrificed the energy independence and energy dominance that President Trump had achieved, both NATO and the world would have something they now lack, energy leverage over Putin.
Moreover, just days after the speech, the Biden administration botched a deal with Poland to send fighter jets to Ukraine, for which Biden now faces bipartisan rebukes. Moreover, at the same time the White House is publicly declaring its disdain for all things Russian, Biden is working hand and hand with Putin to try and revive the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Biden also promised to tackle inflation and then bragged about the American Rescue Plan that he pushed through without a single Republican vote. Apparently, Biden skipped economics class – the inflation he correctly named as a major crisis for America was a direct result of the law that he had championed. Republicans were not alone in predicting the catastrophic effects of the runaway spending contained in it. Democrat President Bill Clinton’s Treasury Secretary Larry Summers specifically warned that inflation would be the inevitable result of approving the legislation.
It should be unsurprising, then, that inflation reached yet another record high a week after the State of the Union. Nevertheless, Biden has continued to push Congress to revive components of his so-called “Build Back Better Act” (rebranded in his State of the Union as “Building a Better America”) which would send inflation skyrocketing even higher.
Many of Biden’s other promises in his State of the Union were exposed as lies even before the day of the speech. While Biden pledged to address the rising threat from China, just one week prior he terminated a DOJ program to investigate Chinese espionage and intellectual property theft at American companies. And just days before the speech it was reported that the Biden team knew that China had given U.S. intelligence on the Russian threat to Ukraine directly to the Russians. Yet to this day, Biden has done nothing about China’s connivance with Russia and continues to fruitlessly pursue Chinese help to deter Russian aggression.
And of course, Americans already knew that rising gas prices weren’t because of Vladimir Putin, Biden didn’t “solve” COVID, Democrats are the party of defunding the police, and Biden is directly responsible for the border crisis – all issues on which Biden desperately tried in his speech to change his positioning to align himself with prevailing public opinion.
The media haven’t covered any of this – to the contrary, they praised Biden’s speech and then quickly moved on, as if hopeful that no one would notice its blatant deceptions.
The sheer audacity of delivering such a dishonest speech can only be explained by Biden’s complete trust in the power and influence of his allies in the liberal media, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood. No matter how dubious the statement, no matter how demonstrably false the claim, this administration knows that whatever it deems true will be fact checked as true and repeated as true by nearly every media and cultural institution within 24 hours. Biden’s speechwriting team knows that no matter what they write, an activist media and Democrat fanboys on Twitter will echo it into reality.
But in the end, convincing Americans to ignore the facts before their eyes is not that easy. Biden and the Democrat Party’s faith that they can sell the audacious lie of a successful presidency, whether that be in the State of the Union, the daily press briefings, or in the midterms, rests on the implicit conviction that the American people are stupid and naive.
But as poll after poll shows, the American people will not be fooled. No matter the partisan spin put on Biden’s record, it still reeks of failure. Voters are fed up with incompetence, and they’re ready to make that frustration clear at the ballot box this November. Biden still has two years and two more State of the Union Addresses to try and turn things around. But for a President who is so willing to fill his biggest speech of the year with lies and deception, that doesn’t seem likely.
Luke Allen is the penname of a former speechwriter, energy advisor and current author.