Joe Biden Can’t Handle The Truth
September 17, 2020
Joe Biden gave the press a rare glimpse of himself recently when he emerged from the basement to tell us how he is going to work very hard to unite the American people. Oh, if it were only true it would be a wonderful and patriotic idea. But what Joe really did was just further the great divide he and Obama started 12 years ago.
For starters, every time reporters get an audience with Biden, it’s obvious they’ve been fed softball questions beforehand and that Biden has been thoroughly rehearsed to deliver the most condescending answers possible. Even first-year journalism students could have come up with more relevant questions about his plans for America.
If Joe really wanted to begin mending this country, he’d have to start with being honest. For starters, he could tell Americans that Nancy Pelosi’s violation of COVID lockdown rules to get her hair done was not a setup. He could have admitted that too many politicians, including Pelosi, ignore the rules they insist the rest of us must live with. He could have admitted that those political elites who think they’re better than the rest of us aren’t.
That announcement would have scored big points with those Americans who elected Donald Trump exactly because we’re sick of hypocritical elites who impose one set of rules on us, but live by no particular rules for themselves.
Given his long history in Washington DC, It’s not likely we’ll hear that kind of truth from Joe Biden though, or any other kind for that matter.
Take the very agile flip-flopping Biden has done in the last couple of weeks on fracking - agile at least for the oldest politician who’s ever run for president, and especially agile for someone who’s showing serious signs of dementia. All that agility did, however, was leave the energy world - and probably himself - confused about where he really stands.
At the CNN debate in July, Biden said, “We would make sure it’s eliminated,” when asked if he supported “fossil fuels, including coal and fracking.” Later, his campaign “clarified” his statement and claimed he was only suggesting he’d end subsidies for the fossil fuel industry.
But in a debate in March, Biden said he agreed with Bernie Sanders that we should stop fracking “as soon as we possibly can.” Biden said, “No more - no new fracking.” Later, the campaign again “clarified” Biden’s statement saying, he was only referring to new drilling for oil and gas on federal lands.
And yet, his own Green New Deal targets for zero-emissions absolutely require an end of fossil fuels before 2035 including ending fracking.
Joe’s waffling on energy is another disturbing sign that he doesn’t know what he thinks and needs someone else to tell him. Joe, "come on man,” just tell us where you really stand on fracking? Not, I was against it before I was for it. Be honest and tell us the truth that you really don’t like fracking, but may allow it on private lands only even though that will kill hundreds of thousands of jobs and make America dependent again on foreign sources of energy.
Don’t hold you’re breath while waiting for some real clarify from Joe. Remember, his saying he supported the Hyde Amendment one day, then literally the next day reversing himself? The Hyde Amendment prohibits taxpayer funding to be used for abortion. It’s an important way we respect the views of those people who believe abortion is the murder of a child. Biden once respected the right of taxpayers to hold such views. Apparently no more.
Joe’s waffling also makes it hard to tell if he realizes the importance of the position he’s running for. It’s especially hard to know when he does nothing but bad-mouth Donald Trump despite the fact that he and Obama didn’t come close to matching Trump’s 3 and a half year record of accomplishment during their 8 years as president and vice president.
Here are just a few examples of Trump’s achievements.
- Almost 400 miles of new wall between Mexico and the US with 24,000 Mexican soldiers on the other side helping us.
- No more catch and release because most who were released never showed up for court
- 10 years of funding for black colleges and Universities
- Criminal Justice reform which reduced sentences for non-violent, mostly black drug offenders, after you bragged about increasing their sentences.
- Prior to the Chinese virus, the lowest unemployment in decades, increasing wages, and the wealth gap showing real signs of closing.
- Thousands of gang members, especially MS-13 deported
- More jobs for blacks, women and Hispanics prior to the Chinese virus than at any time in history.
- Rebuilt the US Military after you and Obama tore it down.
- Redesigned Vets benefits so no vet who needs help has to wait in line.
- Eliminated hundreds of worthless regulations that hurt struggling small businesses, killed new job creation, and made everything more expensive for the taxpayers.
- Signed trillions in stimulus to help America get back on its feet during the attack of the Chinese virus.
- Made America wealthy again by passing policies that brought jobs and companies back to America which you and Obama had shipped out with NAFTA and other dreadful trade deals.
- Personally negotiated the price of certain items the government needs saving tens of millions of dollars.
- Passed tax reform that made American businesses more competitive in the global marketplace, and reduced taxes on middle-class Americans.
- Cut the White House staff which you and Obama had bloated out saving tens of millions of dollars.
- Instead of treating tax dollars like a personal piggy bank the way you and Obama did, this Administration has put in place serious curbs against waste, fraud and abuse of tax dollars by government agencies.
- Established the first real peace deal in the Mid East in over 25 years when everyone said it couldn’t be done.
- Refused to bow to the political whims of Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the swamp creatures on Capitol Hill especially when they were solely political and did nothing to help the American people
Since the media won’t ask Joe any real questions, let me.
Joe, why haven’t you criticized Speaker Pelosi for her elitist attitude about the virus rules? Even you must be smart enough to know she wasn’t set up.
Joe, when are you going to tell ANTIFA and BLM to stop the looting, destruction, and burning? When are you going to be the tough guy you claim to be and stand up to Democratic Mayors and Governors who are hurting their citizens both financially and physically by refusing to stop the riots?
And, finally, Joe, if you really want to encourage unity, why are you spreading the lies by anonymous sources who claim Donald Trump said terrible things about our fallen vets that he did not say - and that even Trump enemies like John Bolton who was present at the time, admits he did not say?
This is so typical of your dirty tricks campaigning. “Come on man,” tell the truth. Apologize to the President and the American people for lying about a man who rebuilt our military after you and Obama decimated it; who has given our military 3 pay raises; and who reformed and repaired a corrupt and incompetent Veterans Administration you and Obama allowed to fester.
We won’t hold our breath while we wait. You can’t handle the truth because you know as well as we do the truth won’t get you the votes you need to win.
John Philip Sousa IV is an entrepreneur, political activist, author and accomplished business person. John has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years, built a highly successful marketing company, ran for congress at age 24, and in 2016 created and led the successful movement to draft Dr Ben Carson into his candidacy for President of the United States. John is author of John Philip Sousa, A Patriot’s Life in Words and Pictures and Ben Carson, RX for America.