HART: ‘Excuse me, I am speaking,’ — But saying nothing
It looks like those of us who write humor will be in good shape no matter which candidate, Joe Biden or Donald Trump, is elected. With those two running, we ought to be considered essential workers.
The absurd statements Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are making in order to win the White House should make us all cringe. From casting doubt about a vaccine for the coronavirus and whether they would take it, to lying about abolishing fracking, to not answering whether they would pack the Supreme Court, it is shocking what they think their most partisan supporters will buy. Biden actually says he is not going to raise taxes for the middle class — and then says he will reverse the Trump tax cuts, which lowered taxes for 95% of Americans. They even say that they would have handled the pandemic differently, never saying what they actually would have done differently.
With just over two weeks until the election, Harris/Biden continue to stonewall important questions. On full display is dishonesty and utter disrespect for voters. After the VP debate, I do not want to have to listen to Kamala Harris’ condescending “Valley Girl” voice for four years. Biden is leaning so far left now to appease AOC and her Squad, he about falls over when he walks. Taking off his mask to speak is so laborious for him it makes you wonder who puts it on him.
After saying for years — on tape — that they would ban fracking, now they say they would not. Of course, this is a lie to help them win Pennsylvania and Ohio. Fracking is something Kamala knows a lot about; many in California think she fracked her way up the Democrat ladder to the U.S. Senate. Even VP Pence had a Plexiglass shield between him and Kamala at their debate. Mrs. Pence demanded it; I guess she’s heard the stories too.
Harris and Biden know their media will not take them to task. It is a fair observation that the “news” today is not news but partisan, left-wing propaganda. At a time when we need to be able to trust the media and science, both seem to be way too politicized. Once lockdowns end, imagine the crowds at football games! It will be the first AA meeting for most of us.
News organizations used to tell us facts and report on events, leaving it to us to decide how we felt about them. Today, the “news” wants to tell us how to feel, and we have to decide what is factual. Think of the Charlottesville myth that Trump called white supremacists “good people.” It never happened, but half the country believes the lie which had no underpinnings in truth. It was just repeated by the media.
Trump brags a lot because that is the only way he can get his record told around a hostile media. Remember, we are not electing Mr. Congeniality. We are electing a set of governing principles. The Dems want to expand the role of government and raise your taxes. Trump does not. The most likable people rarely do extraordinary things. My biggest stock position is Apple, founded by renowned jerk Steven Jobs.
I can even see MSNBC and CNN reporting that Trump’s overcoming COVID-19 was racist because he would not denounce as “supremacist” the strong white blood cells that cured him.
In truth, America is probably the least racist country on Earth. Opportunities abound here for anyone willing to work hard. Kamala Harris and others spew the “systemic racism” claim without providing any facts to support it.
Without mentioning any specifics, Michelle Obama did another video accusing Trump of being a racist. All 52 cards in the Dems’ deck are race cards. The Obamas have garnered a $15 million oceanfront home, a $50 million Netflix deal, and big book royalties and speaking fees since leaving office. Even the Obamas have done better financially under Trump.
Ron is a libertarian syndicated op-ed humorist, award-winning author and TV commentator. He can be reached at Ron@RonaldHart.com or on Twitter @RonaldHart.