by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
It is difficult to overstate just how out of touch Democrats are with reality right now. When you’re as unpopular as they are it makes sense – you can’t admit reality, it’s too depressing, so you create a new one in your head. That’s a survival mechanism everyone has employed, to one degree or another, and at some point in their lives for short periods, and it’s perfectly normal. What isn’t normal is how Democrats have constructed this fantasy world and appear to live in it all the time.
I don’t know how you can watch Joe Biden stumble and bumble his way through the State of the Union Address and think he is well. Either he referred to the Ukrainian people as “Iranians” or “Urainians,” with neither option being good because what’s left of his brain didn’t notice whatever it was that came out of his mouth. A normal, healthy person will make mistakes, verbal gaffes, but our brains notice and we correct ourselves almost immediately. That does not happen with Joe Biden. He is so married to the teleprompter and going off script that he pays no attention to the words.
The media, naturally, ignored most of the gaffes because covering for their President is second nature to them. But it wasn’t just what he screwed up saying that was the problem, the parts of the speech he read accurately were just as disturbing.
“One way to fight inflation is to drive down wages and make people poorer,” Joe said. “I think I have a better idea to fight inflation: lower your costs, not your wages.” This is just one example of something that makes zero sense. None. It was not called out by anyone.