UPDATE July 12, 2022:
Thanks to Joe Biden even Mexico punks our once great nation from our own White House.
One day after First Lady Jill Biden made her soon to be legendary breakfast tacos speech, our president stood by while Mexico President Lopez Obrador punked America from the Oval Office. Under Biden we’ve quickly sunk so low that we’re fair game for anyone, even a country whose citizens are clamoring to leave for better opportunities to the north.
Our president probably missed the humor in this remark:
And, President Biden, we trust you because you respect our sovereignty.438
That’s gracious. Too bad Biden doesn’t have the same respect for America’s sovereignty. Does Lopez Obrador? You decide. The numbers speak otherwise.
When Biden promised that the infrastructure bill would create good-paying jobs we assumed he was talking about jobs for Americans. Lopez Obrador’s “basic items of cooperation” ask us to share for our own good:
Five, orderly migration flow and allowing arrival in the United States of workers, technicians, and professionals of different disciplines. I’m talking about Mexicans and Central Americans with temporary work visas to ensure not paralyzing the economy because of the lack of labor force.
The purpose of this plan would be to support and to have the right labor force that will be demanded by the plan you proposed and that was passed by Congress of using $1 trillion for the construction of infrastructure works.439
That doesn’t sound like good paying jobs for Americans. It sounds like competition from an unlikely competitor who knows the Biden economy is on the ledge.
I’m assuming that someone clued in the president that the migrants invading our country are not Americans just because he’s not doing anything to stop them. According to Lopez Obrador those already here not only deserve our thanks, amnesty should very much be on our agenda:
And it’s also indispensable that I say this in a very sincere fashion in the most respectful manner: It is indispensable for us to regularize and give certainty to migrants that have for years lived and worked in a very honest manner, and who are also contributing to the development of this great nation.440
Was it a language issue, or did Mexico’s leader take a swipe at the Christian conservatives Biden and the Democrats have expressed so much disdain for?
I know that your adversaries — the conservatives — are going to be screaming all over the place, even to Heaven. They’re going to be yelling at Heaven. But without a daring, a bold program of development and wellbeing, it will not be possible to solve problems. It will not be possible to get the people’s support.441
Fortunately, we’re all friends despite the violence, drugs, and human trafficking Mexico’s government can’t or won’t control that keeps spilling across our border. Not surprisingly, the words “cartels” and “gangs” were not uttered once during the joint appearance. Instead, transformation is the order of the day:
In the face of this crisis, the way out is not through conservatism. The way out is through transformation. We have to be bold in our actions. Transform not maintain the status quo.442
That should be easy. Biden destroyed our status quo – a sovereign border and a nation of laws – the moment he took office. That’s ok, because Lopez Obrador assured him that this is all about friends sharing with friends:
On our part, we’re acting in good faith, with all transparency, because there shouldn’t be selfishness between countries, peoples that are neighbors and friends. On the other hand, integration does not signify hegemony or subjugation.443
The next time your next-door neighbor trespasses onto your property with his family and a backpack full of fentanyl and demands food, baby formula, transportation, a cell phone, health care, education, and your job, just remember: this is what friends and neighbors do, especially if that friend is Joe Biden.
UPDATE July 13, 2022:
Now that Biden has destroyed our economy, it’s time for America to pay for all the fentanyl he let in.
We knew this morning’s inflation number would be bad. At 9.1% it’s even worse than feared. Are we giving the president credit where credit is due? Joe Biden is so wildly successful in his quest to destroy America’s economy that we should never underestimate what he can accomplish. Experts warn about a recession. For the Biden administration that probably sounds like a challenge. If the White House stays on course I have no doubt he can do better.
By way of rubbing our faces in the pain he’s caused, the president started lying the moment the bad news hit the headlines:
First, I will continue to do everything I can to bring down the price of gas. I will continue my historic release of oil from our strategic petroleum reserve. I will continue working with our European allies to put a price cap on Russian oil – sapping Putin of oil revenue. And, I will continue to work with the U.S. oil and gas industry to increase production responsibly — already, the U.S. is producing 12.1 million barrels of oil per day and is on track to break records.444
Should we start with Biden’s oil reserve sales to China, his role in raising the price of gas and doing nothing to reverse course and bring it down, or his nonsense about increasing oil production responsibly, whatever that means, after his campaign pledge to kill fossil fuel in America?
What Biden has accomplished since January 2021 is ample proof that he won’t be happy until America’s economy as we know it is completely destroyed and our people are brought to their knees. There is no other remotely feasible explanation for his refusal to reverse the policies that have done so much damage to so many lives.
The litany of problems we’d expect to see in a Third World economic collapse, from food shortages to an unreliable power grid, are barking at our door. What we don’t have to worry about is a shortage of fentanyl. We have plenty of it with lots more coming over the border thanks to Biden’s ally China and our southern neighbor Mexico.
I remember reading Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” in high school. If you aren’t familiar, it was a satiric political essay suggesting impoverished parents sell their children as food for the wealthy to relieve poverty. Will fentanyl be Biden’s modest proposal? When America lapses into recession and even depression as our president pushes the green socialist envelope how much more suffering will Americans teetering on the brink endure as savings collapse, jobs evaporate, happy retirements turn into desperate situations, and the future holds no hope for anyone but the left’s wealthy political elites?
We’re already seeing a record number of overdose deaths on Biden’s watch. Those numbers aren’t going to go down as he continues to fulfill his promises to the radical left, our economy bottoms out for all but the wealthiest Americans, and the fentanyl keeps coming. Just don’t expect the administration to shed any tears for Americans who will succumb by accident or on purpose thanks to the hopeless situation our president created. If he cared he wouldn’t have willfully destroyed our thriving economy in the first place. Now, with success within reach, he could at least do us the courtesy of not lying about it.
UPDATE July 17, 2022:
Credibility matters: don’t fear BA.5. Fear Biden’s response and the public health guidance he destroyed with disinformation.
What’s the worst antidote for a pandemic virus? Politics. Politics poisoned our response to COVID-19 from the moment the very first case showed up in Washington state and Democrats used the opportunity to denounce the Trump administration’s response.
President Biden and Kamala Harris both raised doubts about any vaccine developed while Donald Trump was president. Lucky for us he got the job done. Biden has yet to display that he’s capable of doing anything except destroying American greatness. That includes our faith in the public health agencies that taxpayers fund.
For Biden and his party COVID-19 has always been about spending, not treating. Now we’re suffering from 9.1% inflation and a new BA.5 variant we’re told to be afraid of even though the president has had eighteen months to make good on his COVID campaign promises.
Last week White House COVID guru Tony Fauci joined CDC Director Rochelle Walensky and COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha to tell the American people what those eighteen months bought us:
Well, just to underscore what Rochelle and you had been saying, Ashish, that the threat to you is now.445
We’re being threatened by a variant government officials and the media warn spreads faster and evades vaccines better than ever before. Rampant fear mongering is back. Curiously, we hear nothing from the Biden administration about investigating China’s role in this constantly-evolving virus, though rewarding our adversary by lifting Trump’s trade tariffs is very much on the table. Considering the Chinese government’s draconian lockdown strategy when outbreaks flare it would be useful to know what they are so afraid of since, according to our president and public health bureaucracy, effective tools exist to deal with this virus thanks to Joe Biden:
Before I took office, we hadn’t ordered enough vaccine for every American. Just weeks in office, we did.446
Biden’s COVID Response Team wants you to know that Biden’s leadership means we are now fully protected on all fronts:
You know, if we think back to two years ago, we had a very limited set of tools to manage viruses like this. But today, thanks for the President’s leadership and the comprehensive response we’ve built up over the last 18 months, we have all the capabilities we need to protect the American people: vaccines and boosters, treatments, tests, masks, ventilation, and so much more.447
So why so much fear? They would probably prefer we forget that “leadership” and “comprehensive response” meant running out of COVID tests during the surge late last year, ordering emergency tests from China, and undermining public confidence with promises about vaccine efficacy that were not true:
And so, what I say to people who are worried about a new pandemic is: Get vaccinated. If you’re vaccinated, even if you do catch the “virus,” quote, unquote — like people talk about it in normal terms — you’re in overwhelm- — not many people do. If you do, you’re not likely to get sick. You’re probably going to be symptomless. You’re not going to be in a position where you — where your life is in danger.448
Biden’s leadership also means prioritizing vaccines over treatments, overseeing an FDA that included race as a criteria for deciding who gets life-saving COVID drugs, and restricting the supply of monoclonal antibodies.449
Against this backdrop it’s hard to trust anything we hear about COVID-19 and especially any information from Biden’s White House that coincides with the media’s newest round of pandemic fear mongering over BA.5. Vaccines are still promoted as our first line of defense against getting sick and murdering our grandparents for not doing what the White House says:
First, vaccines remain our single-most important tool to protect people against serious illness, hospitalizations, and death. And staying up to date is essential as we see BA.5 rise across the country.
You don’t want to be the person who brings COVID to your grandparents or COVID to a wedding.450
Sound familiar? If you are one of the unvaccinated or don’t get whatever round of boosters is being pushed it makes you a killer, even though the administration now admits that it was wrong and the vaccines only reduce your chance of ending up in the hospital No matter what you do, killing granny is still very much a possibility.
Not to worry. You can get another booster in the fall after your July jab:
And if you haven’t, don’t delay. Do it now. Getting vaccine — getting vaccinated now will not preclude you from getting a variant-specific vaccine later in this fall or winter.451
Don’t think, do it now is the message. If you delay? Death, according to Walensky:
Among those 50 and older, those vaccinated with a primary series and only one booster dose, represented by the navy blue line, had four times the risk of dying from COVID-19, compared to those who had a primary series and two or more booster doses, shown by the purple line.452
She didn’t explain what “four times the risk of dying means,” whether it is absolute risk or relative risk or a statistical sleight of hand. The number sounds impressive and scary and that’s the point.
It’s no secret that COVID deaths under Joe Biden were horrendous. With a midterm election around the corner, the last thing Democrats want is even more dead Americans piling up at their doorstep. It’s going to be hard to pin it on Donald Trump this time, especially when he’s the one who gave us the vaccines and treatments the Biden administration takes credit for.
So here’s the big question: what, precisely, has Joe Biden done to protect us from COVID-19 other than work with Democrats to spend massive amounts of money, destroy our economy with inflation, destroy our faith in guidance from our public health agencies, and take credit for Donald Trump’s achievements?
Nothing comes to mind. If you think of something, leave me a comment.
UPDATE July 21, 2022
America is less safe with Joe Biden in charge. Now he wants to destroy what safety we have left by handing violent Democrat cities tens of billions with his new Safer America Plan.
Did the Biden administration suddenly wake up and realize that rampant crime in America is something voters care about, especially those unfortunate enough to live in cities controlled by his party?
No. He has already proved he doesn’t care what we think. The president’s “Safer America Plan” is not about keeping you or anyone else safe. It’s a transparent scheme to spend $35 billion on Democrat priorities like progressive policing to help criminals:
We need to invest in mental health and substance use treatment services, crisis responders, and social workers to reduce the burden on police officers and prevent violent crime. We need to expand community violence interventions – led by trusted messengers breaking the cycle of violence and trauma.453
He’s also determined to get his foot in the door to destroy the Second Amendment:
We need to enforce our commonsense gun laws, require background checks for all gun sales in order to keep firearms out of the hands of felons and domestic abusers, and ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines – weapons of war that have no place in our communities.454
The White House took credit this morning for “making our communities safer.” The fact sheet on Biden’s plan mentions police accountability four times. Police accountability is a liberal dog whistle that draws protesters, the media, and politicians to every police-involved shooting involving a black or brown person so the officer can be tried and found guilty on the spot and the riots and looting can get sarted before anyone knows the facts of what happened. The precedent was set two years ago during the summer of 2020 when Democrats promoted, justified, and forgave the violent riots and taught criminals a useful lesson.
The truth is that the violence in many of our Democrat-controlled cities and states is not Biden’s fault, though he has now assumed responsibility by telling us he can fix the problem with our money. The word “billion” is used nine times in his Safer America release, so we know right off where this is headed. Reversing woke Democrat state and city policing policies and throwing out public officials who make crime easy and profitable does not require tens of billions of our tax dollars. It requires a change by soft on crime progressives. Pre-election giveaways, on the other hand, might easily cost tens of billions of dollars.
The president asks us to spend $13 billion to hire 100,000 new officers for “accountable community policing”455 and another $3 billion to solve murder cases “so we can take shooters and other violent criminals off the streets …”456 Before we spend that $3 billion Biden might consider calling out progressive DAs for not prosecuting offenders and sending the message that prosecuting crime is an annoyance, at best.
The president wants to ramp up penalties for fentanyl trafficking, which is a pointless effort considering he won’t do anything to stop what spills over our border because of policies he set in stone to destroy U.S. sovereignty. In a classic Bidenesque distraction he also addresses retail theft not by calling out states like California that make it easy and profitable with laws like Proposition 47, but by going after online retailers like Amazon:
To tackle organized retail theft, the plan calls on Congress to pass legislation to require online marketplaces, like Amazon, to verify third-party sellers’ information, and to impose liability on online marketplaces for the sale of stolen goods on their platforms.457
It sounds like Joe is still angry at Jeff Bezos for calling him out on Bidenflation.
The president’s Safer America Plan is another shameless promise of giveaways to Democrat cities and states in advance of a disastrous election for his party. Another handout in the scheme, $15 billion for a “fairer criminal justice system” that will “prevent crime and advance equity”458 with an array of social services will do nothing to prevent the day-to-day mayhem that Democrats’ make risk-free and profitable with dangerous legislation like the no cash bail law signed by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.
Making America safer doesn’t require tens of billions in federal tax dollars. It requires a change in the dangerous, woke progressive vision for law enforcement that destroyed any notion of public safety in our big cities. Biden wants to keep funding that pro-crime vision so he can regain some support from party bigwigs at the state and local levels who are sick and tired of his failures and are determined to disarm their law-abiding citizens in violation of the Second Amendment so we can be even more at the mercy of the state. Biden is more than willing to help. That’s all this is about.
438“Remarks by President Biden and President López Obrador of Mexico Before Bilateral Meeting.” whitehouse.gov. July 12, 2022. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/07/12/remarks-by-president-biden-and-president-lopez-obrador-of-mexico-before-bilateral-meeting-2/, retrieved July 12, 2022.
444“President Biden Statement on CPI Inflation in June.” whitehouse.gov. July 13, 2022. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/07/13/president-biden-statement-on-cpi-inflation-in-june/, retrieved July 13, 2022.
445“Press Briefing by White House COVID-?19 Response Team and Public Health Officials.” whitehouse.gov. July 12, 2022. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/2022/07/12/press-briefing-by-white-house-covid-19-response-team-and-public-health-officials-87/, retrieved July 16, 2022.
446“Remarks by President Biden on Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic.” it.usembassy.gov. September 9, 2021.
447“Press Briefing by White House COVID-?19 Response Team and Public Health Officials.” whitehouse.gov. Op. cit.
448“Remarks by President Biden in a CNN Town Hall with Don Lemon.” whitehouse.gov. July 22, 2021. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/07/22/remarks-by-president-biden-in-a-cnn-town-hall-with-don-lemon/, retrieved July 16, 2022.
449“Governor Ron DeSantis to Biden Administration: Release Stranglehold on Life-saving Monoclonal Antibodies.” flgov.com. January 3, 2022. https://www.flgov.com/2022/01/03/governor-ron-desantis-to-biden-administration-release-stranglehold-on-life-saving-monoclonal-antibodies/, retrieved July 17, 2022.
450“Press Briefing by White House COVID-?19 Response Team and Public Health Officials.” whitehouse.gov. Op. cit.
453“FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Safer America Plan.” whitehouse.gov. July 21, 2022. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/07/21/fact-sheet-president-bidens-safer-america-plan/, retrieved July 21, 2022.