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The Five Biggest Takeaways from Biden’s First State of the Union Address

AMAC Exclusive – By Seamus Brennan

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Facing record-low poll numbers, skyrocketing inflation and gas prices, and an escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Joe Biden traveled to the United States Capitol Tuesday evening to deliver his first State of the Union Address. Although many Americans expected Biden to use the occasion to try to turn the page on the first 13 months of his troubled presidency, Biden instead used the opportunity to double down on his far-left policy platform without accepting any responsibility for the historic failures that have unfolded during his administration.

Here are five of the biggest takeaways from Biden’s State of the Union Address:

  1. Biden Has Proven He Is Completely Disconnected from Reality on a Wide Slate of Issues

Remarkably, Biden found a way to make it through his entire hour-long speech without even mentioning some of the major crises that have dominated the headlines throughout the first year of his presidency.

For instance, despite misleadingly calling his administration’s botched withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan an “extraordinary success” last summer, he failed to even mention the event or honor the 13 American servicemembers who tragically lost their lives as a result of the withdrawal. Given that many Americans perceive the Afghanistan disaster to have been the moment the Biden presidency collapsed (his poll numbers have failed to recover since last August), the President’s failure to acknowledge the crisis was jarring.

Perhaps even more shocking was Biden’s blatant dishonesty about his handling of the border crisis, soaring crime rates, and state-level attempts to pass election integrity measures. Despite refusing to do so much as visit the southern border during the worst year for illegal immigration on record (during which millions of illegal aliens crossed the southern border), Biden amazingly insisted the U.S. needed to “secure the border and fix the immigration system”—as if his administration had not directly caused the crisis in the first place.

Moreover, even though Biden has presided over substantial increases in violent crime in Democrat-run cities—including a 24 percent increase in murders and all-time homicide records in several cities—he called for “investing in crime prevention” and contended that “the answer is not to defund the police.” There has perhaps never been a greater public reversal by a president speaking in that chamber: Biden has spent years allied with the radical “Defund the Police” movement while his Justice Department pushes weak-on-crime policies like abolishing cash bail and ending qualified immunity. Just as concerningly, moments after advocating for “crime prevention,” and “keeping Americans safe,” Biden called for major Second Amendment restrictions, which would directly impede on Americans’ ability to protect themselves.

Biden also amplified his dishonesty campaign against state-level election integrity measures by claiming such laws are enacted to “suppress the vote” and “subvert entire elections”—even though such laws do nothing beyond requiring valid photo identification and other commonsense measures to keep elections fair and free.

As Kevin Roberts, president of the Heritage Foundation, correctly observed following Biden’s remarks, “On the critical issues facing our country, Biden was either unsurprisingly silent or knowingly dishonest.”

2. Biden Thinks Even More Massive Spending Is a Solution to Soaring Inflation

Almost immediately after vowing to find ways to lower the nation’s 40-year-high rates of inflation, Biden proceeded to aggressively push for high-cost components of his domestic spending agenda, which, if passed, would succeed in only worsening the already dire inflation crisis. As Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) noted, “Biden’s plan to reduce inflation and the national debt is for government to borrow and spend $2 trillion.” If Joe Biden is serious about cutting costs and easing inflation, the obvious first step is to stop advocating for spending bills that would put the American economy into a tailspin.

3. Democrats Are Cynically Playing Politics With COVID

For a full two years, Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats did everything in their power to keep businesses closed, schools shut down, and schoolchildren in masks without any regard for science or medical data. Now that their poll numbers have tanked, Democrats suddenly shifted their COVID messaging on the eve of the State of the Union. “We are moving forward safely, back to more normal routines,” Biden said. “We’ve reached a new moment in the fight against COVID-19, with severe cases down to a level not seen since last July.” Biden’s address was also delivered on the same day that Washington, D.C., and other major cities ended their mask mandates. Many pundits pointed out that such decisions appeared to be made not according to “the science,” but as a political effort to salvage Biden’s image as he faces growing political vulnerabilities.

Despite Joe Biden’s wishes, he can be assured that the American people will not soon forget the past two years of politically motivated mandates and lockdowns.

4. Without Accomplishments to Stand on, Biden Resorted to Plagiarizing Notable Lines from Trump’s State of the Union Addresses

In another desperate attempt to improve his administration’s faltering image, Biden cynically appealed to the American manufacturing industry in a way that closely echoes lines from former President Donald Trump’s speeches.

As Trump said during his 2019 State of the Union, “I hope you can pass the USMCA into law so that we can bring back our manufacturing jobs in even greater numbers, expand American agriculture, protect intellectual property, and ensure that more cars are proudly stamped with our four beautiful words, made in the U.S.A”—a signature Trump line.

Even though Biden did not campaign on “Made in America” and has done little to bring jobs and factories back to American shores, he oddly resorted to taking a page out of Trump’s songsheet. “The rebirth of the pride that comes from stamping products ‘Made in America.’ The revitalization of American manufacturing,” Biden said.

Biden’s claim that “the State of the Union is strong because you, the American people, are strong” also echoes Trump’s 2018 line that “the State of our Union is strong because our people are strong.” Clearly, the Biden team has run short on ideas.

5. Verbal Miscues and Forced Applauses Made for Several Awkward Moments

On several occasions throughout his remarks, Biden made embarrassing verbal miscues. Most notably, Biden mistakenly referred to the “Iranian people” instead of the Ukrainian people—a significant word fumble that elicited little notice from the mainstream media.

Further, applause from Congressional Democrats in the audience often seemed unnatural and over-the-top—as though to give the impression that support for Biden’s policies—as well as his support among the Democrat Party—is more fervent than it actually is. Though consistent applause from members of the president’s party at the State of the Union is far from unusual, as conservative commentator Mollie Hemmingway noted, “Even by the standard of an audience full of politicians, something feels so fake and forced in their ‘enthusiastic’ response.”

If Biden truly sought to change the narratives of crisis and incompetence surrounding his presidency at last night’s State of the Union, by all indications, he came up short. The speech was not one of confidence, of accountability, or of strength; rather, it was a speech full of excuses, lies, and finger-pointing.

Should Joe Biden’s poll numbers and support from the American people manage to fall even lower than they already are—a possibility that does not seem unlikely— the President will have no one to blame but himself.


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Paul
3 months ago

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Presidency is the worst one in seventy-two years. I believe it’s going to get even more worse for the next three more years. God Bless America and the American Citizens.

Enuf Said
3 months ago

Well, guess you saw the poll that says Biden up 7 points after the SOTU!! I hear that ONLY Ukranians were polled!!

Enuf Said
3 months ago

That’s the problem with Buck Fiden– EVERYTHING he says is a take-AWAY!!

P.G.
3 months ago

I heard no solutions only words to say what he PLANNED to do but NO “how”. Why does he never say, ‘God bless America but God Protect our troops’ when he failed miserably to do his part in that in Afghanistan? And did I hear “secure the border?” Then let’s get it done! And Nancy with her smirking, phony smile throughout and clapping like a seal. Pathetic! A total failing. God help America.

Rich C
3 months ago

The 5 takeaways are: Biden still doesn’t know what he is talking about! What a shocker!

Russ
3 months ago

Sickening and pathetic! Never in my 75 years on the planet, have I seen a more dysfunctional, and unqualified, group of people, take to the podium, and pretend that they have an IQ, that is higher than a stalk of celery. I wouldn’t lift a finger to promote anything that comes out of this administration!

Bob
3 months ago

It did look like his handler, Oblammer, began to realize he has gone too far with his radical “destroy US” policies!

Stevo
3 months ago

It should be a crime to commit total SOTU perjury to all Americans ! Only liberals are stupid enough to believe that career organized crime , communist criminal !

Dee
3 months ago

Here’s another good name for Biden, the Plagiarizer in Chief.

Sovereign
3 months ago
Reply to  Dee

Biden has a long and sordid history of habitually plagiarizing others.

Jonathan David Mooers
3 months ago

“China” Joe Biden, AMERICA’S FIRST PLAGIARIST PRESIDENT, taking credit for Donald Trump’s second term when no credit is due, due to a hugely corrupted, if not flat-out stolen, 2020 election.

Ancient history: Joe Biden lost his bid for President in 1988 due to discoveries of plagiarism during his presidential campaign youtube.com/watch?v=fmuAB5MqP0Y

So, when real historians (not the fake ones) look back with 2020 vision on the 2020 election, will they see, and record, that Joe Biden was a plagiarist puppet-president who not only stole the 2020 election, but stole America’s future prospects of prosperity as well? Time and crime will tell!

Murf Appling
3 months ago

Should read “Damifino” – the name of a B 17 that flew N WW 2 – the “wheels of Justice turn slow” – AMAC does a fair service N its representation of the American Citizenry. No better, no worse than other groups. It is still a firm mystery how the current Chief Magistrate received a majority of Electoral College affirms. Let this lesson move forward – Senators do NOT make good Chief Executives – they R Legislators – trained, sharpened, to “compromise” any & all propositions N order to achieve their ends. The one thing strong about Pres. D Trump – he is a business “Executive” who has made hard decisions & will continue to do so. Just wish he was more “elegant” N his presentations.

Murf Appling
Germantown, TN

Bob
3 months ago
Reply to  Murf Appling

And most blacks are HORRIBLE in any type od leadrship position other than radical racist black organizations!

E L
3 months ago
Reply to  Bob

And “this Bob” is an idiot! What is wrong with you?

AJB
3 months ago

It’s painfully obvious to anyone watching the SOTU that Joebama O’Biden hasn’t got the ability to lead a flea circus let alone America and even worse it’s doubly painful to listen to the RINOS praise him following his completely out of touch and downright lies during the speech! If the Republican Party wants to win back America then it needs to rid itself of these traitorous fools and show a United front against the regressive left agenda!

Sovereign
3 months ago
Reply to  AJB

Way too much of the Republican “leadership” has shown itself over and over again to be stupid, lazy, incompetent, cowardly and corrupt. At best, they are weak. More often, they do more harm than good.

E L
3 months ago
Reply to  Sovereign

On the other hand, who in their right mind would even want to be a politician? We have to somehow attract the Ron DeSantis or Kristi Noem type. Where to find more of those?

Clark Kent
3 months ago
Reply to  E L

DeSantis I admire. Noem; not so much. First we have to focus on ridding the GOP of the RINOS.

mike Damfino
3 months ago

QUESTION TO ALL
What exactly has AMAC gotten done for the country with all their so called interaction??
We pay and besides all the so called deals etc –
Where does all the $$ go – to all the services and more – it wud be nice to know
Unlike how many ORG’s that take our money and get nothing to brag about. Or results that are dismal. Overhead – Like Dr Foulball who gets 454K in pay – not including perks/kickbacks/etc
ends with millions and more from the commies. Like Comrade Biden, Son. NOT THEM!!

Randall
3 months ago
Reply to  mike Damfino

I have been an AMAC member for years. I have seen the growth and improvements but you are right. Benefits of membership should be more beneficial.

PaulE
3 months ago
Reply to  mike Damfino

Careful Mike. Questions like that will get you censored by the AMAC site moderator. That was sarcasm by the way. All excellent and valid questions though.

E L
3 months ago
Reply to  mike Damfino

If you look at the top of this website, there is a column titled “BENEFITS”. Look there.

Barb304
3 months ago

The inauguration of Biden was the beginning of the end for our country as we know it. I pray that come November the misguided voters of 2020 will have come to their senses and will be very, very careful for whom they vote. Our fate is in our hands!

AJB
3 months ago
Reply to  Barb304

The election was stolen by the big tech oligarchs and illegal voting practices not by legal votes. I’d be willing to bet that Joebama O’Biden got far less actual and legal votes than the MSM would have everyone believe…

OlCONSRV49
3 months ago

We are a Republic……look in the mirror……you are responsible for placing Biden and his minions in the White House. This disaster is on you!

PaulE
3 months ago
Reply to  OlCONSRV49

So very true. The choice of the majority of the American people to allow the fraudulent election results to stand is on us. Virtually none of the damage done to this country over the last 13 months needed to occur and was only possible due to the lack of will and courage on the part of the American people.

Rich C
3 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

So sad that people vote against a person that did so much for our country in so short a time just because they didn’t like the “tweets” or his personality. Like socialism/marxism better than a personality? Better think it through in November.

Steven Ford
3 months ago
Reply to  OlCONSRV49

I’m NOT!! I didn’t vote for that useless POS. There are interviews from the 70’s where the person interviewing Biden commented on what a useless POS he is and how he should never be considered for president. WTF were people thinking voting for this idiot!!
The top 3 need to be taken out – swiftly and quickly!!

Centurion
3 months ago

“…it was a speech full of excuses, lies, and finger-pointing.”

Plagiarizing’ should have been added to that phrase.

PIDL
3 months ago

It has been said before and ended up in incumbent President defeat. ‘It is the economy, stupid!’.
The attack on energy will do exactly that to Biden. People seem to forget that this is the Liberal Democrat agenda. Obama told us a long time ago that energy prices would go up, necessarily.

Energy prices have nearly doubled this year. It seems that everyone you talk to has a $500 utility bill this month. I have bills in both Illinois and Indiana that have shown significant increase from last year. And this is all because they know that solar and wind are not viable alternatives. They are trying to make them more affordable by making normal energy un-affordable!

We need to open our eyes and minds!

Rich C
3 months ago
Reply to  PIDL

Yup! It’s hard to blame anyone else for our predicament, although the socialists will do their best. The masters of the blame game. If Americans are too stupid to figure it out, all the better for the socialists.

Thomas Dornbrook
3 months ago

Put the Entire Biden Administration in Guantanamo Bay NOW! Never let them out!

Harold Scott
3 months ago

I have a MUCH BETTER and much CHEAPER plan. It is called the “Brewster County” Plan. It involves thousands of square miles of a West Texas County, millions of cinder blocks, tens of thousands of feet of concertina wire, 1000 shovels, 1000 baseball bats, and ALL members of congress, every “member” of the so-called executive branch, AND 10,000 of the HIGHEST PAID CEO’s, CFO’s, COO’s, Lawyers and FED Board members!!! The shovels are for digging for water and the baseball bats are for killing “FOOD!” This plan would save REAL Americans BILLIONS!!!

Tim Thompson
3 months ago

How about doing something positive a very easy fix now to revoke his Executive Order cancelling the XL pipeline. Then open up leases to drill on Federal land again an easy fix. Let’s see if Biden and his Democratic Marxist party will do something to drop the promised $6.00 a gallon gas forecasted to happen if he ignores it. Unbelievable that he seems so intent on hurting the American people and helping Russia and China’s push to reclaim Ukraine and Taiwan.

John
3 months ago

“DON’T LOOK UP.” BRING ON THE METEOR. SEEMS LIKE THE ONLY WAY TO STOP THIS MADNESS. INCOMPETENCE AT IT’S BEST ALL OVER THE PLANET. SODEM AND GOMORRAH AGAIN.

Randall
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Easy there big fellow! Don’t give God any ideas! ????

Rich C
3 months ago
Reply to  Randall

Don’t worry, God already knows what will happen. We need to return to HIS way, time is short.

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