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If Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of the Big Tech bullies insist on stopping “misinformation,” why aren’t they censoring President Joe Biden for his repeated flagrant lie about the economy? You know, the one where he claims we were in a state of crisis when he came into office, from which he and his $2 trillion “American Rescue Plan” saved us.
Biden says it over and over again. Here’s a sampling over the past year:
- “We’ve turned the tide on a once-in-a-generation economic crisis. And families are beginning to be able to breathe just a little bit easier.”
- “Look, when we came to office, we knew we were facing a once-in-a-century pandemic and a once-in-a-generation economic crisis.”
- “When I was sworn in as president, the nation was struggling to pull out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.”
In his State of the Union, Biden claimed that his “American Rescue Plan” was one of the “few pieces of legislation” to have “done more at a critical moment in our history to lift us out of a crisis.”
This is a lie. A big fat lie. A big fat Biden-sized lie.
If President Donald Trump were to repeatedly claim a phony economic crisis, the media would preface each statement with “Trump’s false claim that …” – if they were feeling generous. Instead, they give Biden a pass.
The country was not in an economic crisis, or a crisis of any kind, when Biden took office.
It is a crisis now, however, thanks to what Biden has done since taking office.
There is, of course, the bigger issue, and that is Biden’s long-term, chronic dishonesty. He lied about the truck driver that was involved in the collision that (tragically) killed his first wife. He lied about his law-school career. He plagiarized a speech from a British pol in his 1988 Presidential run. He lied about having driven an 18-wheeler. And now he’s lying about the state of the economy.
Politicians lying, mind you, goes back at least as far as the ancient Greeks. Hell, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if, in some dark cave in the Paleolithic, Grug and Grook were contesting for the title of Chief of their cave, and Grug claimed to have made more hand-axes than Grook when he had in fact stolen hand-axes from Grook’s pile.
But throughout his career, Joe Biden has seemed to have been dishonest when he literally had nothing to gain from it. He has lied when it would actually be in his best interest to tell the truth. He has lied when the truth would have saved him. And now, his failing mental state seems to have taken out the few remaining filters.
And we thought the Clintons were bad. But take a big dose of chronic dishonesty, add in a healthy dollop of dementia, and this is what you get.