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Credit where due

Bruce Bawer spreads the love around.

For four years, we had a president who, over the course of a single term, managed to undo a great deal of the mischief wrought, and a great many of the mistakes made, by his recent predecessors. Trump revived America’s economy, shored up Americans’ individual liberties, forged several remarkable peace agreements, and greatly strengthened our international position—thus firmly checking the ambitions of our powerful adversaries.

But, Biden voters, he had a personality that rubbed you the wrong way. He wrote nasty tweets. In the language of TV production, he was too “hot.” You wanted “cool.”

That’s gotta be the first time the words “Biden” and “cool” have ever been seen in the same sentence, I’m thinkin’. And even then, it was in the “temperature” sense, kinda-sorta.

The Democrats put up a candidate who was plainly in mental decline. It was obvious every time he spoke. But you didn’t pay terribly close attention to his speeches. The sources from which you get your “news” carefully clipped out all of the bits of his appearances in which his befuddlement was manifest. If you heard someone speak out about his senility, you dismissed the charges out of hand.

Biden also had a less-than-stellar professional history. He’d spent decades in the Senate as little more than a fixture, an empty suit, a vapid, smiling shill for the credit-card companies and other corporations based in his shabby little state. In the lead-up to the 2020 election, mountains of evidence were made public indicating that Biden was even more deeply corrupt than we already knew, taking massive bribes from nefarious foreign powers.

Yes, that story was banned from social media. Still, you could have known about it if you’d had the slightest bit of curiosity—and the slightest sense of civic responsibility.

Presumably you don’t like Alpha Males. Most likely you saw Trump as a wellspring of toxic masculinity.

It never occurred to you, apparently, that in a complex and dangerous world, it might be a good thing for the most important and powerful country to have a strong, self-assured, can-do individual at the helm—a man who knew how to reassure allies and strike fear into enemies.

You didn’t have a clue about how power works in the real world. You should have. You were a grown-up. You had no excuse.

Trump understood power. He’d made his fortune in the toughest arena in American business: New York real estate. His experience in the private sector made him a perfect choice for president: for four years, he used the talents he employed to make himself rich to make America great again.

But you didn’t see it.

Biden was rich, too. Not as rich as Trump, but plenty rich. The difference was that he’d amassed his millions not through hard work or talent but by selling his influence. Like many another politician, he whored himself out, betraying his voters, his state, and his country.

But what did that matter to you? You acted as if you were voting for a morning talk-show host or veteran local news anchorman. Or a maître d’. It’s as if you didn’t even have a concept of the role a president of the United States plays on the global stage.

Well, now you know. At least I hope you know. If you don’t know now, you never will. And if you’ve still managed to miss all the obloquy heaped on the man you voted for—well, congratulations. That’s quite a coup.

Thanks to you—yes, you (look in the mirror!)—Biden, in the eyes of military experts around the world (and, for that matter, the eyes of anyone on the planet with an ounce of sense), has pulled off the most disastrous military operation in modern times.

As a result, America has reached perhaps the lowest point in its history. Biden has betrayed every member of our own armed forces. He’s betrayed every Westerner stationed in Afghanistan. And he’s betrayed every last one of our allies, none of whom he even bothered to consult with before issuing his catastrophic orders.

In doing so, he’s dramatically increased the likelihood that China will invade Taiwan or that Russia will invade some place in Eastern Europe. Commentators who a couple of weeks ago were still covering up for Biden are now admitting that he’s beyond incompetent and that this single event could spell the end of America as a superpower.

Last Saturday, in an impassioned j’accuse, Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr asked: “Are you happy now, Biden voters?”

Carr’s assumption was that any cognizant, conscientious Biden voter must now, at long last, be feeling buyer’s remorse. But I suspect otherwise. Of all of you Biden voters, the one I know best has just celebrated on Facebook the fact that Rachel Maddow—the individual who has perhaps done more than anyone to demonize Trump and whitewash Biden—has signed a new contract with MSNBC.

So I guess even the catastrophe in Kabul isn’t even enough to make you rethink your vote. Even now, you’re still not through coughing up your anti-Trump bile.

I guess that the question, then, is this: will you ever be? In the times to come, as you witness the consequences of Biden’s incompetence, will any of it affect your opinions? Years from now, will you be crawling around the rubble in the remains of the world whose destruction Biden has precipitated and still be howling about the evil that is Donald Trump?

Doubt it. They’ll all be too busy scrabbling through restaurant dumpsters for a moldy crust of bread, begging for mercy, or running for their lives at that point. Which, y’know, is fine by me. Serves ’em right.


5 thoughts on “Credit where due

  1. Carr’s assumption was that any cognizant, conscientious Biden voter must now, at long last, be feeling buyer’s remorse. But I suspect otherwise….So I guess even the catastrophe in Kabul isn’t even enough to make you rethink your vote. Even now, you’re still not through coughing up your anti-Trump bile. I guess that the question, then, is this: will you ever be?

    Biden is not “the meat of the matter” in any substantive sense. Those who voted for him are religious fanatics. Their religion is founded on hatred: the hatred of all persons and things to the right of the current political center. (When I ponder how far leftward the “political center” has been moved these past seventy-five years, I feel a stab of pain somewhere near my genitalia.) And anyone who’s ever tried knows how fruitless it is to argue with a man’s religion.

    In essence, today’s politics are a religious war. One side is half-confused and half-enraged over what’s been done to our country. The other is a crowd of weird, atheist jihadists who are willing to see what’s left of America burn to cinders just as long as it hurts their enemies. That’s what a politics of hatred gets you.

    1. Severian at Rotten Chestnuts has described the left’s theology as “Whatever is, is wrong.” It is indeed hatred: hatred of reality, hatred of anyone and anything that tells them “No, you can’t do that.” Whatever their physical ages, leftists are mental two year olds throwing a tantrum, burning down the world because it refuses to bend to their will.

  2. The media and Team Biden (lots of overlap there, of course) have in fact tried hard to make Dementia Joe “cool.” All those pictures of him with the mirrored shades, at the wheel of a convertible, etc. were intended to make him look like a cool, “with it” middle-aged guy…rather than the near-octogenarian he actually is. Similarly, the media treatment of Hunter was intended to make him look like just a somewhat “wild and crazy” guy who just hadn’t quite settled fully into adulthood yet…rather than the 50 year old he actually is.

    It has been a very intentional media-created time warp effect. I would love to see some polling or “man on the street” type interviews with typical low info voters, just asking them to guess how old Joe and Hunter are. I bet that a whole lot of Democrats would guess Joe is maybe mid-60s and Hunter in his mid 30s — roughly 15 years less than their actual ages. It has been an interesting tactic, and seemingly a rather successful one.

  3. I keep getting the feeling that so many of us on the Right are taking the “Election” “Results” at face value and therefore getting the wrong lessons from it.

    There will always be a good 45-50 Million people who will vote for anyone who says they will keep the gravy train going.

    20 Million work directly for the government and don’t want to see their jobs cut if the government gravy train is stopped. Another large swathe of the population make their living by the beneficence of government. Government contracts doled out to them, support for ever higher government transfer payments to Teachers Unions, government handouts to millions of children to go to University and study garbage, all the professionals teaching the garbage, all the people hired by the Private sector tasked with making sure the company follows all the regulations, the vast mass of HR personnel needed to make sure all the diversity and rainbow boxes are properly ticked at every large corporation, and all the lawyers who harass them if they don’t. Instead of chasing Ambulances, they’re Regulator Chasers. Then there’s all the “scientists” who get government grants to “study” this and “study” that. There’s also all the “Green” scientists running the Climate Change Cons and now the Healthcare/Scamdemic Cons. Then there’s the welfare core.

    Here’s the thing though. There used to be a whole bunch of regular working class Americans who had gone back to voting Dem after HW Bush betrayed them. In 2016 Trump got almost 4 million more votes than Romney got only 4 years prior. Plus Romney had improved over McStain’s pathetic campaign and got a lot more votes even after running a pathetic campaign himself. Plus Trump did what he did against the Historic First Vagina.

    Here’s the thing though. Trump was an unknown as a political candidate. He’d always been his brash self and people still loved him but as soon as he said he’d run the whole force of the Media and the Dem AND the GOP was aimed at him to try to prevent him from Winning. Hey he still won, but many either stayed home or voted Libertarian.

    Then he got into Office and he ACTUALLY DID what he said he would and it was a Freedom Loving Americans dream come true.

    So here is what I think we can take from the 2020 Election if we ignore the Fraud and don’t take the “results” at face value.

    Trump got at least 12 Million more people to vote for him after 4 years of an actual record. We can never be really sure how much if that was people who voted for Dems in the last, saw the lunatics the whole bunch had become and realized that they needed to vote Trump. It wouldn’t surprise me if half that 12 Million switched from Dems to vote for Trump. I say that because I doubt Biden got as many legitimate votes as even Crooked Clinton got. It would not surprise me if the vote count went 80 million to 55 million if legitimately counted.

    The conclusion from those numbers is that absolutely no one who was ever going to vote for any Republican said “but his tweets are mean, I have to vote for Biden”. Anyone who thought like that was already in the 45-50 million that would vote for any D they put out there, regardless of who was the Republican candidate.

    Trump Won in a landslide.

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