Do President Joe Biden and his team really think they are fooling people with their gaslighting? Over the past week, there have been a number of deceptions coming from the White House – easily disproven lies that are so ridiculous it is difficult to think that a majority of Americans are buying it.
For starters, the president made one of the most ridiculous remarks about inflation that one can imagine at this point in 2022. After having previously claimed inflation might go up “an inch,” a new report showed that prices are climbing even higher.
But this fact did not deter Biden from getting up on a stage in California and making sh*t up. During a speech in Irvine on Friday, he made an appeal to voters, claiming that America’s economic woes would only get worse if Democrats are not in power in Congress.
“Here’s the bottom line. So please hear this. When it actually comes time to do something about inflation around the table, Republicans in Congress are saying ‘no,'” the president said.
“If the Republicans take control, the prices are going to go up, as will inflation, it’s this simple,” he added, with a straight face.
The president’s remarks came only one day after the Labor Department released updated consumer price index figures showing that prices for groceries, rent, and gasoline rose 0.4% in September compared to the previous month. This was significantly higher than the 0.2% that was predicted earlier.
But how does Biden imagine that if Republicans retake control of the House and Senate, they will make inflation worse? They oppose the policies Democrats used to get America in this situation in the first place. Is this a case of the president being ignorant or just thinking the American public is ignorant?
Next, we have Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who you might remember from such hits as “The Border is Totally Secure, Please Believe Us,” told yet another whopper about the ever-worsening situation at the southern border. During an interview with the Dallas Morning News, he excoriated Republicans for daring to criticize his boss about the migrant crisis.
“The political cry that the border is open is music to the smugglers’ ears, because they take that political rhetoric and they market it,” he said, referencing Republicans complaining about the lack of security at the southern border.
The Homeland Security secretary became the subject of controversy when the Heritage Foundation released emails it had obtained showing that he was informed that the story about Border Patrol agents whipping Haitian migrants was about as true as Stacey Abrams’ claims that she won the 2018 gubernatorial contest. The email alerting Mayorkas about the fake news story was sent on Sept. 24, 2021, before he told the nation that the story was true.
Lastly, we have President Biden’s latest remarks on gun control after the mass shooting that occurred in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday. The suspect, a 15-year-old boy, opened fire in a neighborhood, killing five people before he was arrested by police. As usual, Biden cynically exploited the carnage to push for more restrictions on gun ownership.
“We’ve grieved and prayed with too many families who have had to bear the terrible burden of these mass shootings,” Biden said. “Too many families have had spouses, parents and children taken from them forever. This year, and even in just the five months since Buffalo and Uvalde, there are too many mass shootings across America, including ones that don’t even make the national news.”
“For the lives we’ve lost and the lives we can save, I took historic action to stop gun violence in our nation, including signing the most significant gun safety law in nearly 30 years. But we must do more,” Biden added.
“We must pass an assault weapons ban. The American people support this commonsense action to get weapons of war off our streets. House Democrats have already passed it. The Senate should do the same. Send it to my desk, and I’ll sign it.”
Interestingly enough, the gun legislation passed earlier this year did nothing to stop this shooting, nor will it do anything to curb gun violence. It was yet another piece of “feel good” legislation designed to make the American people feel like the government is doing something about gun deaths when they are actually trying to find novel ways to subvert the Second Amendment.
Polling showed that 78% of people didn’t believe the laws would do anything to stop gun violence, and they were right. Now, Biden is calling for an equally impotent assault weapon ban that will target law-abiding Americans rather than violent criminals. Indeed, it will likely be as effective as the previous assault weapons ban.
These are only a smattering of the lies this administration has perpetuated over the past year and a half. But will it be enough to salvage his approval ratings? Doubtful.