Isn’t it odd how the Left constantly spew platitudes like words matter, yet can never resist a chance to themselves indulge in hypocrisy of the highest order?
On Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher, former navy officer and current MSNBC crank Malcolm Nance made the absurd claim that 40,000 people stormed the Capitol on January 6. Conservative talk show host Ben Shapiro aggressively rebutted this falsehood, Nance did not back down.
So what if he was lying?
Are you old enough to remember Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a Democrat? He used to say, “You’re entitled to your own opinions, but not to your own facts.” That statement no longer applies in “Democrat Land.”
Want another example of this hypocrisy run amuck? Consider the rhetoric of a school board member in an Oklahoma college town this past week. Linda Sexton, an elected official, claimed that kids who don’t wear masks to school might in fact be murdering their classmates.
“It’s just not OK for kids to commit murder by coming to school without a mask,” Sexton said. “And when it comes down to it, it’s possible. They will cause the death of another child because they come to school without a mask. That’s not OK.”
It’s doubtful that many feel her comment bears any factual context. But “factual” means little in today’s “politispeak.” And, yes, the Left seems to be in total control of its meaning AND its use whenever it necessarily feeds their credibility — if they have any left.
If you understand the low risk of death that COVID-19 poses to kids (as even the New York Times grudgingly concedes), you would roll your eyes at this sad woman’s desperate attempt at fear-mongering. But these MSNBC contributors (Nance) and COVID Karens (Sexton) are taking their cues from the top.
Some moderate Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans naively believed Joe Biden would cool off our insanely polarized political atmosphere. Clearly, those people were wrong. If anything, Biden borrowed a can of gasoline from Obama and carries it with him to every White House policy discussion. And the President never hesitates to pour a little more gasoline on the innumerable fires he has set.
Biden has abandoned the “deadly earnest” campaign promises delivered from his basement. Now it seems he and his advisers have no plans to unify the country. Rather Biden’s goal is to carry the torch for his former boss and hero, President Barack Obama. And the “torch” concept fits perfectly in context in his administration.
Joe isn’t just copying Barry’s tan suit — he’s also following the former president’s blueprint for what Obama in 2008 called “the fundamental transformation” of America. This overhaul of the country is not going to happen with bipartisan deals or common sense conversations. Few considered when Obama stated this the intention was to ditch that “representative republic” thing and replace it with a mixture of Euro-Socialism and Venezuelan Authoritarianism.
Biden and his cronies need to convince their low-information voters that anyone opposed to their transformative agenda — the evil MAGA folks and those conservative conspirators — is in fact trying to kill — no, murder — them.
That’s why White House press secretary Jen Psaki and her minions in the media are ramping up their obsession with Florida governor Ron DeSantis. When the President isn’t asking Ron to “get out of the way,” Jen Psaki is tweeting at him. Now Joe is really going after DeSantis for his mask mandate by paying Florida school systems who ignore their governor’s edict! (Think Biden may be a bit insecure?) Joe’s is certainly bigger than Ron’s — ego, that is.
CNN talking head Jim Acosta, ever willing to spew the latest Democratic talking points, wondered if we should call the Delta variant the “DeSantis variant.” All of this fury directed at a governor for merely advocating for the personal responsibility of parents to be allowed to choose whether or not their children should wear masks in schools. Next Biden will be challenging DeSantis to a trip “out behind the barn” for a “Delaware whooping.”
What makes these desperate political platitudes even more breathtaking is how the Biden team treats actual dangerous threats. And not just about the fact that, as even members of the Democrat talking-heads media are admitting, a huge percentage of the illegal aliens swarming across the Rio Grande are COVID-positive — as many as 40%. And, God knows, illegal immigrant COVID is not NEARLY as deadly as “Floridian child-transmitted COVID.
Then There’s Afghanistan
Joe Biden: meet the Taliban!
This disconnect with reality extends to foreign affairs, too. On Wednesday, the Daily Mail reported that “Taliban fighters are going door-to-door and forcibly marrying girls as young as 12 and forcing them into sex slavery as they seize massive swathes of Afghanistan from government forces.”
Later that day, a reporter asked Jen Psaki why the administration is confident that the Taliban would be interested in negotiating a political settlement.
“The Taliban,” she said, “has to make an assessment about what they want their role to be in the international community.”
I think we all know the role the Taliban envisions for itself — the same one it had in 2001, before 9/11. But Jen seems to regard them as a Kabul branch of the League of Women Voters.
I wonder if Jen found out that members of the Taliban were anti-vaxxers or, even worse, were planning to attend the Sturgis motorcycle rally. Would she start castigating them in the same contemptuous terms she usually reserves for, say, Ron DeSantis!
As I’m writing this story, I’m watching and listening to the reports changing minute by minute from Afghanistan as the Taliban are flooding into the Afghan capital city and have overrun the airport. The Afgan horror is multi-fold, all of which lie at the feet of this President. Just days ago when he was asked about the U.S. departure from Afghanistan, President Biden stated that the Afghan military would just have to take over the security of their nation and that they were fully prepared to do so. Secretary Blinken made it clear to the media that Americans and American diplomats were vacating the country in an orderly fashion and there were no concerns for their safety. In fact, Blinken compared Afghanistan and our military leaving the country to what happened as our military was vacating Vietnam. Who can forget the sight of Americans atop a building at the Saigon airport fighting to climb aboard a U.S. helicopter to escape Vietnamese guerillas who were just steps away. Blinken famously said this past week, “Our leaving Afghanistan is NOTHING like Saigon.” Sadly, it is looking each minute more and more exactly as did when we pulled out of Vietnam.
To be fair, the press secretary is merely following the Big Guy’s lead. The President constantly describes voter ID laws he doesn’t like as “Jim Crow on steroids” or “Jim Eagle” or “Jim Crow 2.0.” After all, Joe apparently helped craft Jim Crow while in the Senate. Yet, Biden excuses the Uighur genocide because, according to him, it is just part of China’s “different cultural norms.” Sure, just because China’s “cultural norms” include beheading, dismembering, and forced organ harvesting of these Uighurs no one should really care. After all, they mean well.
In the minds of our Democrat leaders, the biggest sources of evil in the world are domestic. The petty tyrants in the White House are most concerned about a handful of Republican governors and the throngs of MAGA-hat-wearing Americans who dare to support them.
Deep State elitists like Jen Psaki, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Nancy Pelosi enjoy talking tough when they are going after the 74 million allegedly unsophisticated Americans who resist their dictates. If only they could be as diplomatic and patient with us bitter clingers-on as they are with the world’s terrorists and genocidal governments. Maybe then we would get a taste of that famous Biden-style unity we’ve been lectured so much about.
Naw: that “unity thing” was something that sounded really good when Joe practiced those speeches Jill wrote for him in the Delaware basement fake Oval Office. After all, if you’re a Democrat in government, Symbolism in what you speak is far more important than Substance. You can always respond later when asked, “Well, I really felt that way — then.”
Not so much anymore, of course.