The devil went down to Georgia and came back a lame duck.
Joe Biden’s angry speech in the Peach State on Tuesday about so-called “voting rights” was stupid, divisive and full of lies, and he also exposed his helplessness.
Inflation is at a 40-year high, store shelves are empty, COVID numbers are at record highs with testing scarce, violent crime is on the rise in blue cities and millions of illegal immigrants are still streaming through the southern border.
Distract the peasants
But all this restless president can do in the face of cascading, mostly self-inflicted crises is spark a fake political controversy to distract the peasants he imagines hanging on his every word.
The man elected to unite the country coughed, shouted, lied, said “all of you” and obsessively rebelled against Donald Trump.
“I’m tired of being silent!” He shouted.
All he has to do is demonize as “national enemies” millions of Americans who oppose the Democrats’ cynical plan to federalize elections, ban voter ID, legalize ballot harvesting and make sure they never lose another election.
On the Senate floor on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell concisely summed up Biden’s “rant.”
“He yelled that if you don’t agree with him, you’re George Wallace. . . If you don’t pass the laws he wants, you’re Bull Connor, and if you oppose the Democrats controlling the one-party country, well, you’re Jefferson Davis.
Whatever fury Biden was prepared to unleash on a small audience of black students in Atlanta, it didn’t impress Stacey Abrams, Georgia Democrat royalty, or any of her fellow suffrage activists who saw to through trickery and boycotted his speech.
Abrams didn’t even bother to come up with an excuse to save the president’s face. Instead, she humiliated him with a flippant “scheduling conflict,” which just put his waning power in the neons.
Too busy for the POTUS? Did she wash her hair? Reorganize your sock drawer?
“He understands scheduling conflicts and how they show up in your life,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.
Nobody believes this malarkey, but Biden served it anyway, with a mean side to the reporter who asked about the insult of Abrams’ no-show.
“I’m insulted you asked the question,” he growled. “We have a great relationship. We mixed up our schedules. . . We are all on the same page and everything is fine.
In other words, as with most of Biden’s statements, the opposite is happening.
All is not well. The first black female gubernatorial candidate in Georgia history has chosen to publicly snub a president who has become pollster poison in record time. Just a week before the first anniversary of his inauguration, Biden’s polls are worse than those of any of his most recent successors, even the perpetually beleaguered Trump.
A Quinnipiac poll on Wednesday showed Biden’s approval rating had dropped to 33% and just 25% with independents.
It’s down to 28% with Hispanics, 32% with whites and, in its last bastion of waning appeal, 57% with blacks. He is a special release for men, who give him a 25% approval rating, and for young people, who are at 24%. He’s in the 30s on his handling of the economy, foreign policy, and even his panic-porn election victory issue, COVID.
In the comparable January 2018 Quinnipiac poll, Trump was five points ahead of Biden, who has sunk to unrecoverable depths despite a docile media and an absence of the kind of deep state sabotage that crippled Trump’s presidency.
A Rasmussen poll paints an equally bleak picture for the president, with an all-time low earlier this month of just 19% of voters who “strongly approve” of the job Biden is doing. Trump’s low was 23%.
Trump has spent eight days of his four-year term at or below 40% approval, according to Rasmussen.
In less than a year, Biden broke that one-day record.
God knows what focus groups and internal polls are saying at the White House, but it can’t be fun.
Hence Biden’s desperate and angry effort to relaunch the agenda in Georgia this week. You get the feeling that the center of his anger is the ingrates who don’t appreciate his “consequential” genius, unlike those sycophantic historians who flock around the White House whispering sweet nothings in his ear (“You’re worth better than FDR, m’lord!”) and helping him write his iron-eared speeches.
The problem is that everyone is aware of the lies. And there were a lot of lies in Georgia.
At one point he even launched into his oft-debunked story of his arrest in South Africa while trying to see Nelson Mandela – but abruptly stopped. “Looks like yesterday the first time I got arrested,” he began, with that dreamy look in his eyes. “Anyway,” he said and turned back to the teleprompter.
In an excoriating post on Substack, black activist Shaun King last year exposed 31 blatant lies Biden has told about his “work” in the civil rights movement since the early 1970s.
“It’s the equivalent of stolen value,” King writes, exposing Biden’s fraudulent claims that he participated in protests and sit-ins in Delaware and even claiming that he “was raised in the black church”.
In Georgia, Biden recited the usual blatant deceptions of liberal activists about the state’s election laws, which are much looser than those in Delaware, for example. He also claimed that Trump voted by mail from the Oval Office in 2020, when he actually voted in person in West Palm Beach.
“Let the majority win,” thundered Biden, who then said he would “get rid of the filibuster” if a majority in the Senate didn’t vote for the Dems’ suffrage bill.
Legislation is doomed to failure. Like the president.
The punch for scammers is really criminal justice
A police commissioner’s memo was sent to all NYPD commands last week, titled: “Enactment of State Law Criminalizing Tampering with COVID-19 Immunization Card.”
The “training directive” informs all police officers of a new state law that will get you locked up for a class D felony for having a counterfeit vax card.
But, as we saw last week, if you’re a repeat thief who threatens store employees with a knife or a pair of shears, you’ll be, at worst, slapped with a petty larceny charge.
Today, it’s New York-style justice.