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Friday, March 8, 2024 -- Biden Unhinged, A Strange Beginning, The Speaker's Guests

Biden Unhinged


Over the years, I have watched more State of the Union addresses than I care to admit.  I had significant input on eight of them when I worked for President Ronald Reagan. 


Some are underwhelming. Most are forgettable in a few days. That address last night was the most bizarre and disappointing State of the Union speech I have ever seen.


Joe Biden didn’t even try to deliver a unifying address to the nation. He delivered an unhinged, hyper-partisan, gaslighting tirade that lasted for an hour and eight minutes. It was divisive by design, and he looked like an angry old man. 


We’re being told by the likes of Karl Rove that unless Donald Trump tones down his rhetoric, he will not get Nikki Haley’s voters.  Can someone find one sentence in Biden’s hour-long tirade that would appeal to a Haley voter? 


Democrats aren’t sitting around worried about not offending anyone.  Biden did exactly what was predicted – he went for the jugular.


He was often screaming at the top of his voice, I guess to try to demonstrate some energy.  (Again, I’d like to know what they are giving him to get him through these appearances.) 


But he still frequently slurred his words and made some significant gaffes.  Worse, the speech was full of lies. (See below.)




A Strange Beginning


Biden’s address immediately got off to a strange start.  He clearly forgot the protocol for State of the Union addresses, which call for the Speaker of the House to formally introduce the president. 


Biden just launched straight into his remarks and oddly began with issues that are not top concerns for most Americans. He started with foreign policy (unwise since this is supposed to be about America’s union), and talked at length about giving more money to Ukraine.


The only reason to start there is because he wanted to quickly segue from Vladimir Putin’s threat to democracy in Europe to Donald Trump’s threat to democracy in America.  So, Biden called the January 6th riot “the gravest threat to our democracy since the Civil War.”


Really?  A five-hour riot on Capitol Hill was worse than the four-year war that killed 600,000 Americans? 


The real threat to democracy is the guy saying we are a threat to democracy.  Biden and his neo-Marxist allies are working 24/7 to attack every liberty we have.


He’s using the intelligence and law enforcement agencies of the United States against his political opponents. He’s using Big Tech to censor free speech online.  


When we argue about the validity of an election, which is allowed in a free country, he acts like we’re not allowed to question the results. That’s what they do in communist China and Russia, not America.


We must not allow the neo-Marxist totalitarian left to paint us as the threat to democracy.






I lost track of all of Biden’s lies, but here’s a quick fact check and in no particular order. 


Biden suggested that he turned the trade deficit around.  That’s false. We have experienced record trade deficits every year of his administration. 


Biden said he “inherited an economy that was on the brink.” That’s a lie. Under Donald Trump, our GDP grew 33% in the third quarter of 2020, as the American reopening from the pandemic began. In the fourth quarter of 2020, it grew another 4.1%.


So, when Joe Biden occupied the Oval Office, the American economy had shot up 37%. How is that anywhere near the brink of collapse?  He’s counting on people not remembering.


He’s counting on people not remembering a lot of things -- like the fact that he had no plan to deal with COVID and that more people died under his watch than Trump’s. 


He’s counting on people not remembering all the pointless mandates and the progressive lockdowns and lockouts from our churches and schools and the damage that did to our children.


Even the New York Times labeled those school closures, supported by Biden and the teachers’ unions, as “the most damaging disruption in the history of American education” that set back learning progress “by two decades.” Never forget who did that to your children.


Biden claimed that under his policies “consumer confidence is soaring.”  No, it isn’t.  Consumer confidence fell last month below a level that often signals a coming recession.


Biden claimed that he cut the deficit by $1 trillion. No, he didn’t. Even CNN says that claim is “misleading.” Biden did not cut spending.


The deficit came down in 2021 compared to 2020 because the extraordinary pandemic expenditures intended to aid the American people expired.


Biden said Donald Trump and Republicans will slash Social Security.  That’s a lie. Much to the chagrin of some libertarians and more than a few Republicans, Donald Trump has flatly refused to touch Social Security.  This is another intentional lie to scare seniors.




He Said Someone’s Name


Before his speech, Biden was confronted by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA), who handed him a button with Laken Riley’s name on it. She challenged him to say her name. He replied, “I know how to say her name,” and turned away. 


When Biden finally got around to immigration 40 minutes into his speech, Green yelled, “Say her name!”  Biden held up the button with her name on it but referred to “Lincoln Riley,” the head coach of the USC football team.


Biden then went on to say, “But how many thousands of people have been killed by illegals?”




That was his best defense of an illegal alien -- I’m sorry “undocumented newcomer” -- killing this young woman?  His defense was to say, “Look at all the people here legally, i.e. citizens, who are killing more people.” That’s not an argument, and all he’s doing is calling attention to the Biden crime wave.


But he wasn’t done.  He added, “To [Riley’s] parents, I say my heart goes out to you, having lost children myself.”


Yes, it is true that Joe Biden tragically lost a daughter and a son. His infant daughter died in a car crash in 1972 and son died of brain cancer in 2015. But his daughter died in an accident and his son died from a disease.


Laken Riley died because of his open borders policies!


She didn’t have to die. She shouldn’t have died. The only reason she died was because a thug who shouldn’t have been here walked into our country, and there are thousands more of them. Because of Joe Biden’s insane open borders policies, more Americans will be robbed, raped and murdered in the months ahead.


Incredibly, Joe Biden’s referring to the murderer as an “illegal” triggered many progressives. These leftists seem more upset over the “slander” of a violent murderer than the heinous murder he committed. That’s what today’s Democrat Party has become.




Stoking Division


This was a red meat speech for the people who spend all day watching MSNBC. In fact, one left-wing MSNBC commentator said Biden’s address “was like a punch in the face to every Republican in the room.”  And to every conservative watching at home as well.


Biden also attacked the justices of the Supreme Court and made it clear that abortion on demand is a top priority for him. And he called for the passage of the so-called “Equality Act,” which would surrender religious freedom to the demands of the radical LGBTQ movement.


Here’s something to think about: Is Nikki Haley still confused about the right choice for America after what we saw last night?


She should be running to a mic today to say, “I was looking forward to a conversation with Donald Trump about finding common ground. But after last night, it is clear that our country will not survive four more years of Biden.”


If Haley isn’t out today doing her best to unify the Republican Party in the face of Joe Biden’s division, she should be written off.




A Father’s Pain


At one point during Biden’s remarks, there was a loud protest from the gallery. A man was dragged out and arrested. 


It turns out that the protester was Steve Nikoui, a Gold Star father who lost his son during the disastrous Afghanistan retreat because of Biden’s incompetence. Mr. Nikoui reportedly yelled, “Abbey Gate!  Abbey Gate! Second Battalion, First Marines!”


To this day, Biden has never called some of those parents.


People may remember when a Muslim couple who lost their son went after Donald Trump when he warned about the threat from radical Islam.  The media had a field day with those Gold Star parents. 


Well, here’s a Gold Star father going after Joe Biden, and we all know how he will be treated by the media.


By the way, at no point in his remarks did Biden reference the thousands of U.S. military personnel all over the Middle East who have been repeatedly attacked with drones and rockets from all sorts of radical jihadist groups. 


Some have been killed. Hundreds have suffered serious injuries, including traumatic brain damage. And Biden did not bring them up once in his entire speech. 




The Speaker’s Guests


Every year, politicians on both sides of the aisle invite guests to the State of the Union who highlight issues of concern to them. It was noteworthy that among Speaker Mike Johnson’s guests were Riley Gaines and Chloe Cole, two courageous young ladies who are standing up to the left’s insane transgender agenda.




Good News


  • Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed school choice legislation into law.


  • Doritos has fired the radical Marxist transgender activist who was recently hired as a “brand ambassador.” Thank you to everyone who took the time to contact Pepsi.


  • The University of Florida terminated all “diversity, equity and inclusion” positions.  As a result, nearly 30 bureaucratic positions were eliminated, saving the taxpayers and tuition-paying students millions of dollars.


  • A federal judge in North Dakota struck down Biden administration regulations that forced religious employers to pay for insurance policies that cover transgender treatments. The regulations also forced religious doctors to perform transgender procedures. Congratulations to our friends at the Christian Employers Alliance and their outstanding attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom!


  • A federal judge in Texas declared that “diversity, equity and inclusion” rules at a federal business development agency unconstitutionally discriminated against white business owners based solely on their race.


  • The president of Houghton University is blasting the “fringe agenda” of athletic associations that are denying women “hard-earned opportunities” by allowing men to dominate women’s sports.


  • A Christian coach in Vermont who was fired for expressing his opinion that men should not compete in women’s sports has won a $75,000 settlement.