Biden’s Lying Lips – Washington Times
How do you know when a politician is lying? Answer: when his lips move. It’s an old joke, but it fits the Biden administration.
The president visited Atlanta last week, where he made statements that would have knocked out a polygraph. With a mostly black board behind him, President Biden again claimed without credible evidence that Republicans were trying to keep minorities from voting.
That this is likely false on many levels doesn’t stop Mr. Biden, other Democrats, or fundraisers from making this claim. In addition to lying, they also confirm their belief that too many voters accept everything they are told by political leaders, especially Democrats. One reason is that the mainstream media rarely questions their claims, while Republicans and their policies are constantly scrutinized and attacked by the media.
The Atlanta speech was apparently seen by the administration as a good way to change the subject of the economy and the worst inflation in 40 years, but polls show the public isn’t buying it. In big cities, they see supermarket shelves nearly empty of food and other basics. These are scenes more recognizable in poor, totalitarian countries, not in America. Who should they believe, their “lying eyes” or the politicians? The verdict is in.
The latest Quinnipiac poll finds that Mr Biden’s approval numbers have fallen further, to an all-time high of 33%. One wonders what approvers find in his policies that are worthy of their support? During a photo op last week in Long Beach, Calif., Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg ridiculously claimed the supply chain bottleneck had been resolved in time to “save Christmas.” Don’t tell consumers.
As the New York Post noted, “Inflation cost U.S. shoppers $6.2 billion over the holidays, as retailers hiked prices on everything from clothes to groceries and appliances. appliances, amid growing demand and persistent supply chain bottlenecks.” Buttigieg later appeared to partially reverse, telling CNN he expected supply chain issues to persist for most of the year, blaming strong consumer demand. It is never the fault of politicians and their policies.
The same poll revealed more bad news for Democrats, who control and therefore own the White House and both houses of Congress: “76% say they think political instability in the country is a plus great danger for the United States compared to the % who think that other countries adversaries of the United States are the greatest danger. Worse still, the poll reveals that a majority – 58% to 37% – believe our democracy is on the verge of collapse. Why wouldn’t they when they see anarchy adding to our economic woes?
The administration’s line is that the inflation rate should slow down. That’s a bit of comfort for those on a tight budget who have to pay a lot more than during the last administration for everything from food to fuel.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who is responsible for defending and explaining the indefensible and inexplicable, called it “hilarious” that people could disagree with Mr. Biden in Atlanta in which he promoted an end to the Senate filibuster so Democrats (but not all Democrats) can federalize elections to build a permanent majority.
Ms Psaki pointed to Mr Biden’s claim that black people in particular are being denied their right to vote. This fiction worked well for them in keeping that democratic demographic vote.
Republicans are counting down the months until the November election, but there is still plenty of time for the administration to cause even more damage. Given their refusal to change course on policies that aren’t working, they likely will.
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