It’s always semi-hilarious whenever a political family member espouses theories about why his or her husband/wife, father/mother or grandpa/grandma wins an election, but Dr. Jill
Biden recently offered up a good one as part of an interview she gave for a prominent liberal magazine. The fact that a first lady of the United States should be featured in the mainstream media isn’t surprising, unless you consider the way the talkers treated Melania Trump during her four years in the White House. The minute Melania contributed observations on her husband the journos instantly downplayed or discredited them. But when Dr. Jill speaks, liberals listen, no matter how inane her impressions happen to be about why the 2020 election turned out the way it did. There really isn’t anything particularly interesting or novel about the Biden family members outside of their overly-solicitous depictions in news reports. There’s plenty to cover, but journalists ignore the preponderance of the good juicy stuff. Why is Jill Biden called “doctor”? Did Joe and Jill’s relationship begin when she was still married and living with her first husband? Why doesn’t Joe acknowledge that he has a grandchild born of a former stripper? Did Hunter really cheat on Beau’s widow with his wild sex life? If any of this sleaze involved the Trump family, the coverage would be markedly different in tone. Instead, we get Dr. Jill’s views on politics today. Douglas Ernst reported at The Washington Times:
“First lady Jill Biden says her husband’s election serves as a form of stress relief for Americans who felt suffocated under former President Donald Trump. The Democrat made the comments in a Vogue magazine profile titled, ‘A First Lady for All of Us: On the Road with Dr. Jill Biden.’ “’During the campaign, I felt so much anxiety from people; they were scared,’ Mrs. Biden told writer Jonathan Van Meter. ‘When I travel around the country now, I feel as though people can breathe again. I think that’s part of the reason Joe was elected.’ “The first lady then put forth the theory that Mr. Biden‘s supporters wanted a commander in chief who ‘lowers the temperature.’ ‘People wanted someone to come in and heal this nation, not just from the pandemic, which I feel Joe did by, you know, getting shots in everybody’s arms. But also … he’s just a calmer president,’ she said.”
A calmer president? Calmer president? I think many an observer would label Joe a comatose president, but that’s just us conservatives talking.
Adjectives are funny things, aren’t they? When many of us were kids, we learned about parts of speech from Schoolhouse Rock on Saturday mornings. A noun, for example, is a person, place or thing. “Adjectives are words to describe people, places or things,” the cartoon voice crooned in a tune we can still hum in our heads a half-century later. Therefore, since sleepy senile Joe is most definitely a noun, we can “unpack” our adjectives to describe him, just as Dr. Jill has done.
First off, the American people did not elect Joe because he was “calmer” in comparison to the mercurial and oft-excited Donald Trump. If anything, the people who liked Trump, such as myself, appreciated him because he wasn’t calm. When you think calm or tranquil or peaceful or quiet or serene or any other adjective to describe a Washington establishmentarian, your brain automatically switches to weak-kneed losers like Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush. They don’t get excited at anything. Why else would Trump have labeled the youngest Bush brother as “low energy”?
Romney lost the very winnable 2012 election to Joe Biden’s bosom buddy and former boss -- The Big O -- precisely because he was too calm. If politics is one part platform and two parts popularity contest, voters appreciate a man or woman who won’t sit by and let the forces of the status quo bludgeon them into silence. Was Ronald Reagan calm when he said, “I am paying for this microphone!” at that New Hampshire Republican debate in 1980?
As Biden has repeatedly demonstrated over the years, he’s not calm when questioned on any possible topic. Ask him, for example, to explain his son Hunter’s crooked business dealings in Ukraine and China, or something to do with how his family made their money. Chances are you’ll get called fat and challenged to a pushup contest. Or ask Joe to explain his poor showing in the Iowa Democrat caucuses and you’re likely to get called “A dog faced pony soldier.” Or pose the question of how many genders there are and a terse response is headed your way, as an Iowa teenaged girl discovered in 2019.
Besides all of this, how could Dr. Jill have sensed the mood of the people during the 2020 campaign? The Democrat nominee used the Chinese Communist Party (CCP, or Wuhan, if you prefer) virus pandemic to lock himself away from public view. Joe accepted very few interviews, held (probably) a record low number of campaign appearances and largely sequestered himself away from voter queries. If voters were “scared” as Dr. Jill insists, how could she tell?
Why couldn’t voters “breathe” before? And how can they do so now? Democrats and the establishment news media overhyped the danger from the pandemic to the point where no one felt safe to go outside their homes. And if they couldn’t draw a breath, it was because of government bureaucrats like Dr. Anthony Fauci telling them that they must wear a mask or risk getting the virus -- or spreading it to someone else.
The truth is, comatose Joe isn’t providing any sense of relief, whatsoever. If anything, there’s much more anxiety in the country today, thanks to Biden’s and Kamala Harris’s policies. There’s a fear among business owners that they won’t find enough people to work their stores and restaurants because a huge chunk of the workforce sees it as more lucrative to stay home and collect generous federal and state unemployment “benefits” instead of toiling on the job.
There’s concern that gas prices will rise so high this summer that their everyday fuel bills will squeeze their family budgets to the breaking point. The establishment media is doing backflips absolving the Democrat administration of blame for the price spike, but what else would explain why the cost of a gallon of gas has risen over a dollar since Joe and company took the helm? Markets respond to consumer demand and supply droughts or surges. The president cancels a pipeline and then declares no more new drilling leases on federal property. No connection?
Aside from these illustrations, Democrats constantly fan the flames (pardon the pun) of panic over “climate change”, including the insinuation last week that the condo collapse in Florida was partially due to encroaching oceans and rising temperatures from a warming atmosphere. How can Americans feel a sense of calmness when they’re constantly lectured that their preference for using inexpensive and available fossil fuels for normal conveniences is endangering the planet in an “existential crisis”?
Or that there’s “systemic racism” in this country that needs to be tackled and alleviated through government means? How much serenity is garnered through being informed our children need to be indoctrinated in Critical Race Theory? Or, was it peaceful to watch as thousands gathered in cities last summer to force the “Black Lives Matter” Marxist ideology on us? Merely countering with “All Lives Matter” brought the beast out of the mind-controllers. Calming?
Liberals like Dr. Jill shouldn’t be hypocrites. Democrats love open displays of fire and passion from their own leaders. Republicans have the eminently unexcitable Mitch McConnell, but liberals favor the always on-the-edge-of-a-breakdown Nancy Pelosi and the emotional “Chucky” Schumer. Does Alexandria Ocasio Cortez promote calm? The congressional black caucus? Do their floor speeches sound monotonous and soothing?
Americans can’t “breathe” any better than they did before Joe Biden became president and his presence in the White House certainly isn’t calming. Dr. Jill’s sense of anxiety during Donald Trump’s time in power was tangible only among the sheep who craved relief from the petrifying Bad Orange Man and couldn’t stand the fact America was winning and on its way to becoming great again.
Democrats play on phobias and fright to scare Americans into giving up their constitutional rights in exchange for assurances of security -- but it never comes. Having Joe Biden running the executive branch is anything but calming and heartening. Donald Trump wasn’t the most composed of politicians, but he was a great president. Take that, Dr. Jill.
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