The reasons to not vote for Joe Biden are fairly long. If you’re a conservative Republican, obviously there are policy considerations that make the choice easy. Do you want the former VP and the “foreign policy establishment” to regain power, instituting yet more disastrous decisions overseas? Economically, do you want higher taxes? Is an empowerment of the left-wing’s most radical elements preferable? What about Biden’s support for abortion until birth, an issue that some in the conservative commentariat tend to ignore these days?
These are all valid concerns and things that should absolutely be taken into consideration when judging how you will vote. But if the above policy considerations aren’t enough, Biden said something yesterday that adds to the list of reasons to oppose him.
“I would shut it down. I would listen to the scientists.”
Joe Biden tells @DavidMuir in an exclusive interview that as president, he would shut the country down to stop the spread of COVID-19 if the move was recommended by scientists. https://t.co/131o0f5VEs
— ABC News (@ABC) August 21, 2020
I’ll note the media’s continued fetish with destroying the economy and your livelihood, which is what would even prompt a question like that to be asked. But it’s Biden’s answer that really stands out. He says “I would shut it down, I would listen to the scientists” without a hint of what that would actually mean.
Let me translate it: Biden is once again admitting that he’s not actually going to be President.
What does listening “to the scientists” mean in practice? Does it mean a dogged pursuit of the facts? Of course not. You can find a scientist to tell you anything and there are well credentialed people on all sides of the current coronavirus arguments. No, what it means is that Biden will take the easy way out when it comes to tough decisions. As he’s done throughout his career, he’ll fall back on bureaucrats who are entrenched and are as wrong as often as they are right (that’s being generous). Take Dr. Fauci as an example. How many things can you count over the last six months that he’s been wrong about? Masks? Lock downs? Spread patterns? New York’s “success?” Or to get more broad, how well did the CDC, full of Obama-era careerists, handle COVID the first few months?
Politicians are mostly cowards. Locking down is the easy action because it allows them to claim they did everything they could. Meanwhile, real leadership means not just listening to single-minded scientists who are only focused on their one field, but also weighing the extenuating costs of any action to the economy, mental health, and other physical medical needs. That’s what New York didn’t do. Not only did they end up with 33,000 deaths, but they’ve crushed the country’s largest city to a point where it’ll take years to recover, if it ever does. Lock downs have been thoroughly debunked as a necessary tool to fight the virus. If anything, they propagate spread by keeping people cooped up in inside when the best thing they can do is get outside and mitigate in other means.
Biden, instead of actually doing his would be job if he’s elected, is admitting that he’ll just pass the buck to someone else and leave most Americans holding the bag. He’s also admitting that he’ll violate the constitution at will, as he has no actual authority to lock down the country. What a Biden administration represents is a return to un-elected careerists running the nation into the ground via high-mind proclamations and empty credentials. He continues to telegraph that he won’t actually do what’s best for the American people but will instead just bring back all the same old power structures that so handicapped the country in the first place.
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