Remember that INFAMOUS broken promise by the elder George Bush, ‘read my lips, no new taxes’? Less than a year in, Joe Biden may have one of his own.
It wasn’t that long ago that the media put Joe on their shoulders and carried him over the finish line because he promised to ‘shut down the virus, not the economy’.
Bold Campaign Promises
SUPERCUT: Biden repeatedly promised to “shut down the virus.”
SPOILER ALERT: He failed.pic.twitter.com/Yhffn1GXls
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 15, 2021
And just like that, as soon as the administration changed, CNN took down its death clock. The media laid all good news at the feet of Biden, and all bad news at the feet of Red State governors — until the contrast between red state successes and blue state failures became so obvious that even they couldn’t keep it going.
Joe’s campaign ads used dishonestly cherrypicked economic information like cynically using the COVID response forced closure of an entire country as a data point for measuring employment numbers during a Trump administration.
It was cynical because the ongoing closures were decisions made at the state level, not the federal level, but Joe took credit for the ‘job growth’ numbers when people were no longer forbidden to make a living, or individual states stopped paying workers more to stay home than they could earn on the job.
Where Are The Jobs Joe Promised?
With the success of Operation Warp Speed giving Joe Biden not one but three viable vaccines he could offer the public as he took office, the country bouncing back BIG after a shutdown that was due to a medical emergency and not natural market conditions should have been a slam dunk.
Even his cheerleaders over at CNN recognize the jobs number is nowhere near where it should be.
CNN on the November jobs report: "You see 210,000 jobs add back—that's less than half of what economists were expecting." pic.twitter.com/YMDJehND8g
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 3, 2021
Bloomberg: November's underwhelming jobs numbers "a real surprise," coming in at "only half the level we anticipated" pic.twitter.com/Wl0GUiE8wn
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 3, 2021
‘Will cause some head-scratching at the fed, ‘what do we do about that’.’
Worse still, with inflation exceeding income growth, most of us have had a pay cut in terms of real spending dollars.
And His Promise T Shut Down The Virus…?
When Trump left office, the ‘objective’ news reported the ‘shameful’ statistic that 400,000 Americans had died of COVID under his watch.
Of course, in that time, we went from knowing literally nothing about what the virus was, key risk factors and comorbidities, how it attacked the body, how it might be treated, and standards for best practices were around it. Before the year was out, we had developed multiple vaccines, and standardized various refined treatment protocols including, among others, monoclonal antibodies.
Joe Biden claimed he could do better. He was wrong.
“I will end this,” then-candidate Joe Biden promised during his second presidential debate with President Donald Trump. “220,000 Americans dead — anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America.”
Biden’s presidency has now run as long as Trump had to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. And Biden has not ended it. Far from it — more than 365,000 people have died from the coronavirus under Biden, and it is only a matter of time before Biden’s death count surpasses Trump.
By his own metric, Biden has failed to protect the public from COVID. —WashingtonExaminer
Remember when he made a bold prediction in March that July 4th, 2021 would mark ‘Independence Day From COVID-19’?
“If we do this together, by 4 July, there is a good chance you, your family and friends can get together in your backyard or in your neighbourhood and have a cookout or a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day,” he said.
“After a long, hard year, that will make this Independence Day truly special – where we not only mark our independence as a nation but we begin to mark our independence from this virus.”B–BBC
Be careful what promises you make, Joe. They sometimes come back to bite you:
Read my lips: success or failure about a claim to shut down the virus and not the economy is one the public can easily measure.
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