UPDATE December 7, 2021:
Great Thing About America #59: we don’t allow the deaths of our fellow Americans to go unanswered and unpunished.
Joe Biden’s diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics rubs more salt into the wound of 787,000 Americans killed by COVID-19. Does he think this is the unifying act we are still waiting for? It isn’t. Americans should be furious.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Gregory Meeks (D-NY) argued for this boycott over human rights abuses in China:
With the United States now leading by taking a clear stand, I am calling on other countries to join in refusing to send official delegations to the Olympics. We need to speak with one voice and make clear that silence is not an option when any country, no matter how powerful, grossly undermines universal human rights.185
The right to live is the most universal human right of all. It was violated by the PRC with a virus that quickly spread around the world, keeps changing, and shows absolutely no sign of abating.
That’s about all we know. If Biden and his Democrats spent a fraction of the time demanding accountability from China that they dedicate to persecuting Trump supporters at least the families and friends of COVID victims could feel like their country made an effort to find out why their loved ones died. Instead, our government decided to score points with a showy diplomatic slap that sends a message to deaf ears.
When Trump spoke the truth with the pejorative “Chinese virus” Democrats cried racism. Now, when the time arrived to protest our participation in the winter Olympics our president never even mentioned the toll in American lives China is accountable for.
Ironically, COVID-19 gave our federal, state, and local governments the opportunity to seize power on a level China’s government would applaud, so we can’t say there isn’t a silver lining in this pandemic for Democrats.
Biden lap dog Pelosi doesn’t mention 787,000 American deaths from the Chinese virus, either
Like other lawmakers praising the Biden administration’s decision, presidential lap dog Nancy Pelosi didn’t bother to mention the Chinese virus in her congratulatory press release:
As House Speaker, I applaud President Biden’s strong leadership in announcing that there will be no official U.S. diplomatic presence at the 2022 Winter Olympics. While we must support and celebrate our athletes, America – and the world – cannot give our official imprimatur to these games or proceed as if there is nothing wrong with holding the Olympics in a country perpetrating genocide and mass human rights violations.186
Strong leadership? This is a flaccid diplomatic swipe at China’s government that ignores the enormity of the death and suffering COVID-19 brought to our nation. Our government doesn’t have much to say to China about the deaths of Americans whose right to life was cancelled. Instead, we get the usual empty assurances about accountability:
The Congress has and will continue our long bipartisan and bicameral commitment to holding China accountable.187
That’s a lie. With Trump gone we won’t hold China accountable with anything but words. The deaths of 787,000 Americans will go unanswered and unpunished.
One of the great things about America before Biden is that we had faith our nation would avenge the loss of our peoples’ lives. Now we tread carefully and rely on a nonexistent international coalition to make things right as the one millionth U.S. death from COVID looms in our future.
When we reached 700,000 deaths Biden said “we must not become numb to the sorrow.”188 That’s exactly what he did. Refusing to use this opportunity to acknowledge the loss of our fellow Americans to the Chinese virus proves it.
UPDATE December 18, 2021:
Great Thing About America #60: America’s president leads in a time of crisis. Biden spreads fear and blame instead.
Nearly a year has passed. We’re still wondering who the doddering old fool is that took up residence in the Oval Office. He’s can’t possibly be the president of our great country. Joe Biden is no leader. Even on his best days he fumbles, stumbles, and then does the wrong thing. Instead of leadership this person Americans can’t depend on spreads blame and fear while the deaths on his watch continue to climb.
When Democrats are in power, COVID deaths are collateral political damage.
Biden eagerly hung our COVID deaths on Donald Trump during the 2020 election cycle. Democrats worked in sync to shut down state and local economies with case numbers far lower than we have now. For example, Biden sycophant and Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued his shelter at home order to shut down businesses and schools when the state was seeing less than 1,000 daily cases. The blame for the resulting damage went to President Trump.
Last week Illinois reported 11,585 new cases on Thursday and 10,765 cases on Friday. Businesses and schools remain open. Pritzker’s reelection campaign is in full swing. Biden is spared any blame. Instead, this is an epidemic of unvaccinated Americans who, alongside parents who go to school board meetings, are now our worst enemies.
How many will die because of Biden’s mask mandate threat?
Nothing makes Americans dig in their heels like a rabid autocrat with no credibility issuing demands that violate our freedom. We’ll never know how many people remain unvaccinated because of pushback against the Biden vaccine mandate that just received a green light from a federal appeals court. There are better ways to go about this. A real leader would know that.
Omicron grants Biden a temporary reprieve.
It’s lucky for the president that omicron handed the White House a new excuse to spread fear and attack Americans:
For the unvaccinated, you’re looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm.189
Those aren’t the words of a leader. Neither is a promise the administration can’t support:
But unlike last winter, we now have the power to protect ourselves.190
Last winter Biden warned of the “dark winter of the COVID-19 pandemic.” 500,000 American lives were already lost.191 Ten months later 300,000 more lives are gone. 100 days to stop the spread are long forgotten. As the percentage of vaccinated Americans rises, so do the number of breakthrough cases and deaths. That doesn’t mean vaccines don’t help, but “protect ourselves?” This is already proving to be another hollow promise from a desperate White House.
America is a great nation with many great things to be proud of. Biden’s failed leadership during this dark time is not one of them.
By now most of us realize that the majority of Americans and especially those who are vaccinated don’t need to cower in fear from COVID-19. Instead, we should fear Joe Biden. America needs a leader, not a fear monger masquerading as America’s president. The pandemic is one of many crises we face. Our president is not up to the task of tackling any of them.
UPDATE December 25, 2021:
Biden spent the year trying to destroy what makes America great and now he’s taking credit for the very best thing about us.
There is no reason 2021 had to be as bad as it was. Liberal politics insisted that Americans suffer pain and torment until we dropped to our knees and begged Joe Biden and the Democrat Party to save us.
That didn’t happen. You can only push people so far. Biden and Harris’ hilariously low approval ratings show just how far the administration crossed that line.
Widespread disapproval of her boss didn’t stop Jen Psaki from praising the White House’s accomplishments two days before Christmas:
Thanks to the American Rescue Plan and our successful vaccination program, Americans are back at work at a record-setting pace. And we are not in the same place we were at — in the beginning of the pandemic.192
She is right. The explosive spread of the coronavirus over the past few weeks, renewed restrictions, and record-setting case counts despite widespread vaccinations put us in a very different place than we were at the beginning of the year and it’s not a good place to be. No matter how many times the White House repeats the word “vaccination,” the reality is if Trump were still president the entire nation would be on lockdown and Democrats would be blasting the failing economy. With Biden in office it’s all sunshine, triumph, and roses.
The administration takes credit for more jobs created than “any first-year president in history.”193 We’re told “our jobs recovery is one of the strongest ever.”194 Nancy Pelosi’s office parroted these remarks and credited all the things Biden didn’t fix for the “U.S. Economy Massively Outperforming [the] Rest of the World.”195
Despite being awash in all this greatness, Biden and Pelosi still expect us to buy into socialism to save our “massively outperforming” economic system because the greatest thing about America – the American spirit – must be broken by an agenda meant to put us under their party’s thumb once and for all.
What Biden and his Democrats will never understand about what makes America great is the very best thing about us.
In 2021 the White House turned great into awful.
The Biden White House blew it. Everything the administration touched in 2021 became a liability for America whether that meant fleeing Afghanistan, opening the border, ignoring the supply chain until it became a crisis, failing to live up to promises to curb the pandemic, overseeing a national explosion of crime, lying about current events like the Rittenhouse trial that ran counter to Biden’s agenda of lies, or attacking parents who pay the salaries of teachers and school administrators that increasingly run indoctrination centers instead of public schools.
If you are a radical Democrat Biden didn’t do what he promised for you, either.
The one group that did benefit was illegal foreign nationals and they don’t even have a right to set foot on American soil, so chalk that up to another Biden failure.
What Biden and his party can’t and won’t understand is that the American spirit is the reason Americans rallied and carried our country through the year despite everything the White House did to derail the nation and turn us against each other. In the face of historic failure they are taking credit for our tenacity and perseverance and yet despite these boasts about jobs and the economy the administration still pushes socialism to save America for Americans.
Once sentence from Jen Psaki sums up how Biden is destroying America.
The Biden administration is so woefully out of touch with mainstream America that Jen Psaki couldn’t even say a simple “Merry Christmas” to those assembled to listen to more administration lies and propaganda. Instead,
Merry Christmas Eve eve for those who celebrate.196
This is America. Most of us celebrate Christmas. Those who take offense are offended because they want to be.
Publicly marginalizing the Christmas holiday is emblematic of why Biden is failing so massively. The American people, our spirit, and all the great things about our nation don’t matter to this president. Agenda, ideology, and power for the left are what count. That means all the good things about us must be destroyed. All the successes Biden claims for his own prove he can’t do that.
UPDATE January 1, 2022: vaccine refusers who died in 2021 may be the patriots of the pandemic who prove Biden failed to destroy the greatest thing about America.
Let’s get something out of the way. I am vaccinated and boosted. I wear not just a mask, but an N95 because I can’t afford to kill my elderly mother by bringing COVID-19 with her groceries and prescriptions or infecting her during a trip to the doctor. Not all Americans agree with my decision, particularly those coerced by our government to get the shot. Are these people the real patriots of the pandemic?
With over 800,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 why would anyone refuse to get a vaccine that might prevent them from dying? Look no further than Joe Biden’s divisive authoritarian politics and his empire of hatred and lies.
Thank Biden’s failed leadership and tacit approval of the disinformation and falsehoods spread by Democrats and the media for the hatred between liberal and conservative Americans that steadily grew over the course of the year. Whether it was lies surrounding the Rittenhouse trial, accusing unvaccinated Americans of veritable manslaughter if not outright murder, targeting parents as domestic terrorists to placate our largest teacher’s union, or slapping the racist label on everything the left disagreed with, the unity that makes us great vanished before the year even got underway.
In a way the president’s failed COVID strategy showed that the goal of unity is still within reach. The federal vaccine mandate and the threat of job loss endorsed by ruling state and city Biden sycophants and a public health propaganda campaign that didn’t ring true predictably brought Americans together.
Sadly, some of those who dug in their heels and refused the vaccine died. Their decision might have been reversed had the rollout not been preceded by Biden and Harris’ questioning the safety of the vaccines developed by Donald Trump or ended with an authoritarian president damning Americans who didn’t follow his orders.
Americans will also lose their lives because Biden’s senile fixation on one word – vaccinate – put therapies like monoclonal antibody treatment on the backburner. As Glenn Greenwald reports on Substack,197 the city of New York went so far as to establish different eligibility requirements for white and non-white residents to receive this lifesaving treatment. That’s Joe Biden’s agenda speaking, pure and simple.
There is no way to know or even estimate how many Americans will die because of vaccine hesitancy created by Biden’s demands or his failure to prioritize treatments instead of boosters that his own experts admit aren’t sufficient. Threatening our livelihoods over a shot that offers questionable protection because a political agenda demands it is a sure way to unite those who reject the president’s authoritarianism.
Our unity as Americans is the single greatest thing about us and the biggest threat to this administration. That’s why Biden did everything in his power to take that unity away. People will die because of this just as they died in the American Revolution. Ironically, alongside the medical personnel who fight this virus the real heroes of the pandemic may turn out to be those who died or lost their jobs and were turned out on the street because they said no to Joe Biden.
185“Meeks Issues Statement on Administration’s Diplomatic Boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics.” foreignaffairs.house.gov. December 6, 2021. https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/2021/12/meeks-issues-statement-on-administration-s-diplomatic-boycott-of-the-beijing-winter-olympics, retrieved December 6, 2021.
186“Pelosi Statement on President Biden Announcing No U.S. Diplomatic Presence at Winter Olympics in Beijing.” speaker.gov. December 6, 2021. https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/12621-0, retrieved December 7, 2021.
188“Statement by President Joe Biden on 700,000 American Deaths from COVID-19.” whitehouse.gov. October 2, 2021. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/10/02/statement-by-president-joe-biden-on-700000-american-deaths-from-covid-19/, retrieved December 7, 2021.
189Press Briefing by White House COVID-?19 Response Team and Public Health Officials.” whitehouse.gov. December 17, 2021. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/2021/12/17/press-briefing-by-white-house-covid-19-response-team-and-public-health-officials-74/, retrieved December 18, 2021.
191“A Proclamation on Remembering the 500,000 Americans Lost to COVID-?19.” whitehouse.gov. February 22, 2021. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/02/22/a-proclamation-on-remembering-the-500000-americans-lost-to-covid-19/, retrieved December 18, 2021.
195“Presents on Time for Christmas, Gas Prices Falling, U.S. Economy Massively Outperforming Rest of the World.” speaker.gov. December 22, 2021. https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/122221-0, retrieved December 25, 2021.
196“Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, December 23, 2021.” whitehouse.gov. December 23, 2021. Op. cit.
197Greenwald, Glenn. “New York is Using Race to Determine Access to a Limited Supply of Life-Saving COVID Treatments.” greenwald.substack.com. December 31, 2021. https://greenwald.substack.com/p/new-york-is-using-race-to-determine, retrieved January 1, 2022.
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