Making Sense by Michael Reagan
It was extra painful to watch the president give that terrible speech to the country on Wednesday night.
It wasn’t that he had to struggle to read the teleprompter and form the words. We’ve gotten used to that serial public embarrassment.
It was that his primetime speech felt like you were listening to an Alzheimer’s victim who was so out of touch with reality that he was living in another time – in their childhood or their college days, for example.
In Joe Biden’s case, it was like he was still living in 2020.
His speech was not just a partisan and absurd attack on Republicans for being a dangerous threat to democracy.
It treated the most serious troubles of today – the economic and social ones that he and his fellow Democrats are largely responsible for – as if they didn’t exist.
In fact, according to the researchers at the Republican Party, six days before a midterm election that is certain to repudiate his inept and destructive rule, President Biden did not mention these burning political issues once:
Inflation, crime, the border, gas prices, fentanyl, China, education, the military, the police and the broken supply chain.
Instead, Old Joe – or, to be more accurate, the handlers who crafted his latest nasty harangue – warned the country that democracy itself will be at stake on Tuesday.
Biden opened up his latest hate speech by trying to link the recent attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul by a crazy illegal immigrant from Canada to the Jan. 6 “insurrection.”
After that wild claim, he revisited Donald Trump’s refusal “to accept the results of the 2020 election.”
And then he went on to warn that for next week’s midterms “the extreme MAGA element of the Republican Party,” which he said was a minority of the party but its driving force, is trying “to suppress the right of voters and subvert the electoral system itself.”
So, let’s see.
The alleged threat to democracy posed by Trump Republicans and the importance of accepting the results of next Tuesday’s elections without resorting to violence are the most crucial topics for the president and his party to stress six days before the crucial 2020 midterms?
Ok, Joe. If you think so.
But it’s not 2020 anymore. Donald Trump is not running for anything. And so far, democracy in America seems pretty healthy and is working the way it’s supposed to.
The record-breaking early-voting totals in Georgia and elsewhere are proof that the voting integrity laws recently passed by Republican legislators are not suppressing votes and preventing fair elections.
Despite all the scaremongering by President Biden, Stacey Abrams of Georgia and the liberal media, “Jim Crow 2.0” has turned out to be a myth.
It was no surprise Joe Biden’s speech scolding the American voter in advance for voting the wrong way made no effort to tout his failed policies or rebut his critics.
Everyone in the Democrat Party knows their ship is sinking like the Titanic and Biden is their demented captain.
So, yes, Mr. President, we get it.
We know that you know – and your handlers know – that you and your party are about to be dealt a humiliating and historic thrashing.
We know your hateful speech was a laughable attempt to dodge the most important problems of our day and deflect the attention of American voters from the awful reality your policies have created in less than two years.
And we agree that the midterms are all about democracy. You’re going to see democracy alive and well on Nov. 8.
We hope you will accept the outcome – and even learn some important lessons from it.
Copyright 2022 Michael Reagan, distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate.
Michael Reagan, the son of President Ronald Reagan, is an author, speaker and president of the Reagan Legacy Foundation. Send comments to [email protected] and follow @reaganworld on Twitter.