Reading the news on just about any leftist outlet might have you wondering if Bill Clinton had a point when he said, “It depends upon what the meaning of the word is is.” From CNN telling Biden to stop acting like another Trump to Vox accusing the American people of refusing to vote for a female president, it’s clear the American left has a different understanding of reality.
Joe Biden, the One and Only
“Someone tell Joe Biden that we don’t need him to act like another Trump.” That headline on an article from the website of the most trusted name in news says it all. The article goes on to present as thorough a job of cataloging the many Biden gaffes as Liberty Nation ever did. It even recognizes how fed up the average voter has become of establishment politicians – a fact that led to both Barack Obama and Donald Trump occupying the White House. But that’s about where the good sense ends.
The author implies President Trump is racist, Islamophobic, and mean. Biden is compared to Trump, though with some benefit of the doubt. “I’m not trying to draw false equivalency here. I recognize these two rivers likely diverge when it comes to intent,” he writes. So Trump intends to be a horrible person, but Biden does it by accident? “Still, it feels as if Democrats grant Biden a much longer rope with regards to error while keeping their opponent chained to a far shorter leash. And that’s the Democratic voters’ prerogative,” the author continues. “But with every gaffe, Biden chips away at his own claim that he’s a better choice than Trump because he can restore decorum.”
Well, that’s a point worth considering. The more of his own foot Biden crams into his mouth, the harder it is to stand on the “bring dignity back to the White House” platform. But here’s what the author and so many other Democrats seem to have forgotten: Biden isn’t imitating Trump; Biden has always said and done ridiculous things that rob him of credibility with the voter. That’s why his previous runs for the White House failed.
Let us not forget that “No Malarkey” Biden has flip-flopped on so many issues over the years, had multiple run-ins with plagiarism, and generally has been the same old Joe we know today. Remember Uncle Joe’s sage advice for defending against home invaders back in 2013? Get a double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun; if there’s a problem, walk outside and let fly with both barrels in a random direction – never mind the possibility of shooting your neighbors by accident. The shotgun is easier to use than the AR-15? Not necessarily true – especially for small people. The shotgun is easier to aim than the AR-15? Nope. And what do you plan to do with your now unloaded gun after following Biden’s advice? What self-respecting criminal, especially if armed, would cower before an emptied into the air by a soon-to-be victim? The weapon won’t even be an effective bludgeon at that point; you would be better off with a flail or mace.
But let’s say for the sake of argument that Biden hasn’t always been exactly who he is. Perhaps the twice-failed presidential hopeful looked at Trump and saw a winning strategy to copy. What does it say about Democrats that the man they favor to replace Evil Trump is striving to be his clone?
Unlikable Ladies and a Whole Bunch of Sexists
This impeachment debacle has shown that Americans love powerful women, but only when they aren’t reaching for more power. That’s the driving argument of an article from Vox. Let’s follow the evidence. Fiona Hill, a former U.S. National Security Council official, was lauded for her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearings – some even going so far as demanding she run for president. The same goes for former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.
But what about the women in the Democratic primary? Oh, it’s fine to stand up to the president, but when a woman decides maybe she can do a better job, it becomes an “electability issue.”
“If the impeachment hearings are any guide, Americans are excited about the prospect of a woman taking down President Trump,” the author reasons. “But when it comes to actually beating him at the ballot box, they’re not so sure — female candidates are dogged by concerns about ‘electability,’ and Sen. Kamala Harris, once considered a potential frontrunner, dropped out of the race this week.”
Leave it to a leftist to tie the issue to gender. As Liberty Nation’s Joe Schaeffer explained, “A presidential aspirant has to offer more than just gender, even in a primary race dominated by progressive talking points.” Simply being a woman isn’t enough to become president, yet most of these ladies seemed to believe it would suffice, and therefore never bothered to offer much more. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) gave the most with her Medicare for All plan, and she actually made it to the top three and briefly the number one spot in the polls. Yet she has real electability and likability issues – like getting caught pretending not to be white.
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