by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Andrea Widburg of the American Thinker remains unimpressed with Joe Biden after the speech he used to mark his nomination as Democratic presidential candidate. Widburg labels the address “simultaneously vapid and disgraceful.”
A weary-sounding Joe Biden, who periodically managed to flog himself into a weak and shrill rage, delivered a singularly awful acceptance speech. When it wasn’t hackneyed, he plagiarized ideas and policies from President Trump and made boasts that were inconsistent with his 48 years in politics, whether as a senator or a vice president. The worst thing about it, though, was that he repeated a vicious, and unforgivable, slander about Trump.
Here’s a short list of Biden’s platitudes: Trump is darkness. I am light. FDR was a great president. Help young people by ending Trump’s darkness. America is racist. More darkness, more light.
You must judge Trump’s entire presidency by looking at the six months of the Wuhan virus and its damage to the economy (damage wrought, though he doesn’t say it, by Democrat politicians).
America had the worst virus outbreak in the world. (That’s not true, by the way, but it is true that Democrat policies, especially regarding nursing homes, made it horrifically worse than it should have been.) Trump will kill the economy. Trump will take people’s insurance.
Wasn’t Obama great? Trump isn’t great.
No one suffers in America the way minorities do. Trump didn’t protect Americans, but I will. It’s horribly painful when people you love die.
I hereby remember that we Americans are endowed, not by “you know, the thing,” but by our Creator with unalienable rights. I’ll quote more from the … Declaration of Independence because I can: “Among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
My dad was a great guy. He didn’t want the government to solve his problems. I’ll solve all of your problems.