NYT Delusionally Touts Biden's 'Chance for a Fresh Start' and Non-Existent 'Message of Unity'

Welp, the day has finally arrived, America. Joe Biden will deliver his much anticipated by some, and dreaded by others, State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night.


By “his,” I mean feckless Biden will attempt to read a multitude of lies from his not-so-trusty teleprompter, written by handlers who seek nothing less than the further destruction of America as we once knew it. And when Joe’s SOTU lies are over, left-wing political pundits across the fruited plain will frantically begin to spin the bejesus out of it in a desperate attempt to cover his lies and bumbling ineptitude by painting his address as nothing short of Kennedyesque.

Fortunately, The New York Times dropped a pre-game analysis of what we can expect from Joe.

Before we get to The Times’s incisive (laughable) analysis (gaslighting), of the inept Biden and his goals in what will hopefully be the final two years of his disastrous presidency, and this goes without saying, to paraphrase “The Old Grey Mare,” The Old Gray Lady ain’t what she used to be, either.

While The Times has always been a left-leaning newspaper, so-called “progressivism” has metastasized within the once-venerated news outlet to the extent that its motto — “All the News That’s Fit to Print” — should more accurately read: “All the News That’s Fit to Spin.” Today’s offering is a perfect example of how far the once-vaunted Times has fallen.

Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The Times, kicked off his “analysis” with a one-liner that roughly no one on the planet believes: “The president plans to use his first State of the Union address since Republicans took control of the House to call for bipartisan cooperation.” Assuming Baker isn’t as ignorant as that statement, the dutiful ABC News “journalist” has apparently “forgotten” President-elect Biden’s “Time to heal” pledge in his first post-election speech.


The people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered us a clear victory, a convincing victory. For all those [sic] of you who voted for President Trump, I understand the disappointment tonight. I’ve lost a couple times myself. But now, let’s give each other a chance. It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again, listen to each other again.

“This is the time to heal in America,” Biden vowed. Uh-huh. How’d that all turn out?

Biden and the Democrats immediately began to do their damnedest to all but erase Donald Trump and his legacy completely, starting on Day One of Biden’s presidency by canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline and continuing from there.

I won’t rehash Biden’s plethora of intentional attempts to further divide America along hyper-partisan lines because most of our readers are more than familiar with the havoc Biden has purposely wreaked on tens of millions of Americans, but The New York Times’s silly attempt to again portray Biden as a president in search of bipartisan cooperation is cartoonish at best.

Let’s now check in with Mr. Baker’s take on Tuesday’s SOTU and Biden’s goals (emphasis, mine):

So Mr. Biden’s message of unity, a hard sell already during his first two years in office, may prove even more out of sync on Tuesday night as he delivers his first State of the Union address of this new era of divided government. Yet for a president who prides himself on working across the aisle, a unity pitch may paradoxically be a useful cudgel to hammer his newly empowered opponents.


Uh-huh. Nothing spells “unity” and “bipartisan” like calling roughly 40 percent of Americans “semi-fascists” — including Trump — while attempting to make “MAGA Republicans” sound like the most vulgar ad hominem on the planet.

Baker’s next trove of tripe was generally humorous, although unintentionally so:

Mr. Biden plans to present himself to what is likely to be his largest television audience of the year as the adult in the room, willing and able to reach bipartisan compromises in an age of deep partisanship, according to advisers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the speech in advance.

Look, if Joe Biden is the adult in any room, everyone else in that room is in trouble. And if Biden will be the only adult present during the SOTU, America is in even more trouble than we already know.

Peter H. Wehner, who was the director of strategic initiatives for President George W. Bush when Republicans lost both chambers of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections, told The Times that Biden could actually benefit from a divided government, this way:

Sometimes having divided government actually helps you politically because it allows you, as president, to present your agenda as eminently reasonable, meaning that only unreasonable people would oppose what you’re trying to do. Biden’s been dealt a pretty good hand if you want to portray the opposition party as extreme and radical — because they are. Let’s call it a target-rich environment.”


Oh, please.

I’m not going to waste my time refuting Wehner’s pronouncement that Joe Biden is “eminently reasonable,” but for anyone to call the Republican Party a “target-rich environment” is to ignore the reality of the last two years.

Other than Donald Trump (and skewer me to your heart’s content, if you like) but point to a single Republican on the national stage who carries as much or more baggage as “Joey from Scranton.” (You can’t.)

As it relates to a “fresh start” for Biden and “bipartisan cooperation” with congressional Republicans, Wehner would be better served by spitting into a fan than trying to sell that bilge to conservatives. While of course Biden now seeks bipartisanship, where was President Unity’s “time to heal” in 2021? 2022? So far in 2023? Virtually nonexistent.

Moreover, Speaker Kevin McCarthy will attempt to skate on thin ice over at least the next two years, beholden to pledges he made holdout Republicans before finally winning the gavel on the 15th ballot. With House conservatives watching his every move — as they should be — will McCarthy be more receptive to compromise with Biden and the Democrats, or with keeping his pledge to his colleagues out of fear of losing the gavel due to compromises made to secure the speakership?


I don’t know the answer, and neither does anyone reading this article; only time will tell.

GOP officials selected Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the former White House press secretary under Trump, who said in a statement she plans to use her platform to highlight “the failures of President Biden.”

We are ready to begin a new chapter in the story of America — to be written by a new generation of leaders ready to defend our freedom against the radical left and expand access to quality education, jobs, and opportunity for all.

Sounds great. But will it happen?

The Bottom Line

While Sanders’s statement would be perceived as little more than political boilerplate in The Age of Obama and Biden, it now takes on real meaning and urgency, as so-called “progressives” continue their efforts to destroy personal freedoms, morality, and equality of opportunity for all, vs. “equity” for some — at the expense of others.

As a result, the days of folding up like a cheap suit to Democrats, as was the case with John Boehner, Paul Ryan, and more often than not, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell must end. Republicans must work diligently to hold the fort over the next two years — and also work smart to assure a win in the 2024 presidential election.

Ah, the 2024 presidential election. Is this where I say “Let’s don’t screw it up”? Yeah, let’s not.



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