Perhaps 100 topics might follow this title – “Mr. Biden, are you serious?” On trusting China and Iran, opening our US border, packing the Supreme Court, sanctimonious socialism? But let us take just one: The slow-motion, heavily scripted, self-described president-elect calls President Trump’s demand for less waste and higher citizen payments in the Omnibus-COVID bill – “an abdication of responsibility” with “devastating consequences.” This is history rewritten. See, e.g., https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-calls-out-trump-on-abdication-of-responsibility-for-not-yet-signing-covid-relief-bill/ar-BB1cfyPv?bncnt=MsnNews_DailyBriefCoronavirus.
Put aside deep Democrat-Republican divisions over FY21 spending, conferenced after months, and focus on COVID relief. Biden has the gall to blame Trump for a delay when Trump repeatedly pushed a Democrat-controlled House to fund the critical Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – which would have saved millions of US businesses and jobs. See, e.g., https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/14/7point5-million-small-businesses-are-at-risk-of-closing-report-finds.html.
That is not the incredible part. The incredible part – lest we forget – is this: The Republicans – Trump and Senate Republicans – began pushing Democrats, with whom Biden sided, to help small businesses and citizens with COVID relief all the way back to May 2020.
That is right, after an initial multi-trillion-dollar initiative in March 2020, and half-billion-dollar PPP effort in April, concern mounted that small businesses would still fail. When they did, they would take down more than economic indicators. They take down life dreams, family fortunes, deep purpose, personal investment, and irreplaceable jobs – by the millions.
What did Democrats do when Republicans argued – in May – for more PPP assistance to keep small businesses alive? They passed a morally reprehensible $3 trillion dollar mega-mess – a massive, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink, socialist bill – that took over major sectors of the US economy, including transportation, energy, health, education, and finance, bailed out Democrat states’ overextended pension funds, and omitted key liability protection for small businesses. See, e.g., https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/sen-john-kennedy-says-nancy-pelosi-overplayed-her-hand-with-3-trillion-coronavirus-bill.
Democrats refused to negotiate in good faith – which their leaders admitted after the election – to deprive President Trump and his economy the stimulus that would have saved countless businesses, families, and jobs. In this way, they kept his election prospects down.
Now, after the election – which Democrats claimed they won before votes were tallied – they have the gall to blame President Trump not just for delaying COVID relief ,but for asking that waste be taken out and higher direct payments be made to American citizens.
Incredibly, even as this president stands against socialist expansionism, unlimited domestic spending, and Democrat efforts to subvert the 10th Amendment and federalize COVID mandates, he has argued for more direct aid to small businesses, liability protection, and citizen payments.
Now comes Mr. Biden and company to say the President should have acted sooner. Really? Where were these move-faster critics – now claiming empathy for millions of businesses and lives affected by delay – when Trump was pushing for relief in May, June, July, August, September, October, and November? Have they forgotten their own obstruction, so soon?
The gall of political elites – especially spendthrift Democrats – is breathtaking. The notion that average Americans, who have been locked down and are scraping by, suffering huge losses in businesses, jobs, and basic anxiety, do not see what is happening is an insult.
Americans are not stupid. They recall the sequence of events, repeated delays created by election-focused Democrats. They see the insufferable gamesmanship, how their lives come second to a quest for political power. They will remember in the months and years ahead.
Seeing a presidential hopeful, never mind someone who calls himself president-elect, go before the American public to block COVID relief for seven months, plead for national unity, and then blame a President who was pushing COVID relief over all that time – is a sight to behold.
But behold it we must – as that is what is happening. This is a sure sign of what lies ahead if Biden takes the oath on January 20. We will first be told that our version of history – near and far, founding to present – is wrong. Then we will be told the Democrat Party and socialist priorities will save us. Finally, we will be asked to accept this with a smile.
Do not count on it. Americans – at least many of them – are far smarter than Mr. Biden surmises. Over and over, they will say: “Mr. Biden, are you serious?” They are not eager to see history rewritten, goalposts regularly moved, untruths sold as truth. They will not soon forget.