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Democrats rarely criticize Republicans these days. They call us “Trump supporters.” Once someone is labeled as a Trump supporter, they are considered to be so far outside the realm of polite society that no attack could be viewed as out of bounds. Even attacking their family makes sense – they’re evil, right?
I questioned this Democrat strategy from the start, because Trump won’t always be on the political stage, but Republicans will, and diverting the focus of Democrat voters from the policies of the Republican party to some jerk from Queens struck me as short-sighted at best. But it was easy and fun, so this has been the focus of the Democratic Party for the past several years.
I fear that Republicans are now making a similar mistake. They correctly view Joe Biden as a serious threat to America, but for the wrong reasons. All the outrage about whether he has the mental capacity for the job is fun and easy, but I think it’s unhelpful at best, and probably even damaging to the American cause. Does Mr. Biden have some form of dementia? Probably, although I don’t know for sure. I am sure, however, that it doesn’t matter. At least, it doesn’t matter nearly as much as some other things.
First of all, no one has ever considered Mr. Biden to be intelligent. Even his supporters understood that he was of below-average intelligence, even at his peak, whenever that was. He graduated from the University of Delaware ranked 506 out of 688. Then, he somehow got into Syracuse law school (How? Fascinating question…) and graduated ranked 76 out of 85. In the 2020 Democrat primary, I presume that Mr. Biden had the least impressive academic record of all their candidates. He was not selected because of his brilliance. But even that misses the point.
I also don’t think that the problem is Mr. Biden’s ideology. A student of his 50 years in Washington would struggle to come up with an overriding belief system that guided his decision-making. I don’t know what Mr. Biden believes in, and I don’t think that Mr. Biden does, either. I’m not even sure that he would understand the question. He has spent 50 years doing what seemed at the time to best promote Mr. Biden’s self-interest. And that’s it. Very practical and pragmatic. But ethics and ideology have played no discernible role in Mr. Biden’s career. And if Mr. Biden has ignored his belief system, then we should too.
So why is Joe Biden such a destructive president? If it’s not his intelligence (or lack thereof) and if it’s not his belief system (or lack thereof), then what is it? What’s the problem here?
The problem is that he’s a Democrat.
That’s it, really. He’s simply enacting the policies which have been promoted by the Democratic Party for the past several years. And those policies are destructive, as we’re seeing now. And that’s it.
Ask yourself how things would be going now if another 2020 Democrat primary front-runner would have won? Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, or whoever. Would things be any different now? No, not really. They would be enacting the same policies, and things would be going about like they are now. And why is that?
Because they’re Democrats. They would be doing what modern Democrats do. And such things are destructive. Regardless of who does them. And regardless of how smart they are, or how old they are, or where they went to college.
So stop going on and on about Mr. Biden’s apparent cognitive difficulties. That’s his problem, and it really doesn’t affect us as much as you might think.
What does affect us is the inevitable results of electing Democrats. Democrat policies are dangerous. Not the IQ scores of Democrat politicians.
So let’s try to move past the personalities involved, and refocus on ideas. That is a debate that we can win. And unlike Mr. Biden’s neurologic condition, it’s a debate worth winning.
Nobody cares about Joe Biden. He didn’t even campaign for president. It wasn’t about him, and he knew it. It was simply about Democrats gaining complete control of America’s government. It was about power. It wasn’t about Joe Biden.
Even Mr. Biden could understand that, despite his cognitive challenges.
We should try to understand that out as well. We should focus on what matters.
And it’s not Joe Biden.Published in