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A Contradictory State of the Union

ByCharles E. Brown

Mar 2, 2022
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President Biden’s first State of the Union Address was one of the most evasive and contradictory SOTUs I have ever heard. He began the speech on a high note by unifying all sides with regard to supporting Ukraine. But, past that, things went downhill rapidly.

While Mr. Biden talked about the economic sanctions being imposed on Putin’s Russia he failed to mention that thanks to his energy policies the United States has gone from energy independence to a dependence on Putin that puts billions of dollars into Putin’s coffers. Thus, we are actually helping to finance Putin’s aggressiveness. Further, his thoughtless energy policies have made Europe more dependent on Putin.

Mr. Biden failed to mention the fact that despite Putin putting military forces on the Ukraine border months ago, it is only now that Biden is imposing sanctions and sending military equipment to Ukraine.

He acknowledged inflation which is now at a 40-year high. But, of course, the blame-game started accusing businesses of being greedy and, of course, the pandemic. Nowhere did he acknowledge the fact that companies are getting hit with rising energy costs due to his energy policies. Nor did he mention that, from the beginning of his presidency, he has openly stated that his goal is to reduce our supplies of oil, natural gas, and coal while increasing the costs. Only now is Mr. Biden conceding that domestic production is important. But the amount of oil reserves he is releasing amounts to about a day and half supply.

All we heard last night was a rehash of his far-left agenda. An agenda that has put his approval rating, as of this writing, at a paltry 37%. For some reason he feels that by calling for the costs to be less they will be less. That somehow his words will magically reduce inflation.

He said “The answer is not to defund the police. The answer is to fund the police with the resources and training they need to protect our communities. Fund them!” But what he left out was that it is his own party that is calling to defund the police. He also did not mention that it is Democrat associated district attorneys and judges that are letting hardened criminals back out on the street to commit more crimes. Of course, let’s not forget that the biggest spikes in crime are occurring in Democrat-run cities.

Mr. Biden called for more things to be manufactured in America while demonizing businesses and making it more expensive for businesses to manufacture things in America. Even past the rising energy prices, he wants a minimum tax rate for corporations with calls to raise wages.

If all of that wasn’t contradictory enough, he chastised “state after state” for passing laws that he claims “suppress the vote and subvert entire elections.” However, he then called for laws that cast doubt on the legitimacy of elections.

I am still not sure what the line “You can’t build a wall high enough to keep out a vaccine” and “I’ve ordered more pills than anyone in the world has.” Mr. Biden failed to mention that when COVID peaked around Christmas they ran out of tests. Despite his campaign promise to wipeout COVID, more people have died of COVID under his administration than the previous administration. And let’s not forget that he also promised, last night, to wipeout cancer. How, exactly, he is planning on doing that remains a secret.

He finished off his speech by telling the troops “Go get him!” Of course, no one has a clue who “him” is.

All this SOTU address was was a rehash of his campaign speeches. Even the most superficial perusal of the facts will tell you the truth about state of the union. Here is a spoiler: it is not good.

3 thoughts on “A Contradictory State of the Union”
  1. Thank you for dissecting this nonsense of a speech for us.
    ‘Go get him” answers on a postcard please!

  2. In addition, he took no responsibility for the sudden lack of monoclonal antibodies during the winter holidays, dramatically exacerbating the number of cases that required hospitalization.

    There was no acknowledgment of President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, giving us a formidable vaccine to combat this plague in under a year, a feat that then candidate Joe Biden said was ridiculous, and would require “five years” or so or to complete.

    As for the economy, the President demonstrated he has paltry knowledge as to how a capitalist system actually works, though he proudly proclaimed himself one during his ramblings.

    To solve the rampant inflation gripping our country, his panacea was to simply tell businesses to “charge less”. Missing from his expert analysis was acknowledgement of skyrocketing fuel costs, goods shortages, and a unemployed work force loathe to return to jobs as the government paid them to stay home. “Charge less”…that’s the way out of this morass, of course all caused by Trump in the first place.

    Finally, Biden’s dangerous foreign policy has directly contributed to Putin’s naked aggression toward Ukraine, a conflict pushing the world closer to nuclear Armageddon than we have been in sixty years. By slamming on the brakes of American energy independence, he has fostered a global dependence on Russian fuel sources, putting the lives and livelihoods of billions of people in the hands of a megalomaniacal dictator.

    In 1994, we entered into an agreement with Ukraine, in which they gave up their Soviet-era nuclear weapons. In exchange, the West vowed to protect them from external aggressors, namely Russia. And yet, in the last several months, as Putin’s forces closed in on Ukraine, we simply watched and wondered when he would pull back, as it was OBVIOUS that Putin’s increasingly antagonistic rhetoric was merely an empty threat.

    In the middle of the speech, Biden cooed “Look, we’re gonna be ok. We’re gonna be OK,” intoned as a wizened grandfather would to to a grandchild cowering in fear from the monsters under his bed. And while such ministrations might work on that preschoolers’ vivid imagination, the real live boogeyman on our television screens every day requires a bit more forethought and action than we have been given.

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