Last week we wondered what President Joe Biden was going to say.n his first state in the union new, optimistic or important address.
Unfortunately, this week we found out.
Biden wandered for an hour.
Committing a few blunders and making false claims about his supposed successes, he claimed his 13-month streak of failures at home and abroad was another country’s nightmare.
He flattered union autoworkers and spent most of his time rehashing Build Back Better promises he made but couldn’t keep because two principled senators of his own party blocked them.
As the Wall Street Journal columnists said in reaction to Biden’s lousy speech, “The president really needs to fire some people and get some better advice.”
Better speechwriters would also help. Especially those who know the difference between canned rhetoric and real facts.
One thing Biden did that really annoyed me was when he was talking about how competition between companies keeps prices lower.
He said, “I am a capitalist, but capitalism without competition is not capitalism. It’s exploitative…”
Yeah, okay, Joe. Everyone who has passed Econ 101 agrees that competition is good for society.
So if the competition is so great, why don’t you and your party allow competition to work its miracles in the field of public education? Many families in blue cities would benefit greatly from school choice.
Biden’s speech was so bad it wasn’t even good theater.
Some Republican girls in the House made a row, but Nancy Pelosi didn’t tear up her copy of her horrible speech.
Meanwhile, the tragic and bloody war in Ukraine – which Biden and his elite diplomats have been powerless to stop – has erased the COVID pandemic from our TV and computer screens as if it had never happened. .
We used to binge on Netflix. Now we binge on war – in real time. The war in Ukraine has it all: heroes and villains, violence and tragedy.
By the way, I refer to the war in Ukraine as the “Green New Deal war”.
The Green New Dealers here want to shut down our oil and gas industries so we have to get our power from solar and wind. So far they are successful.
But do they know that by hurting the United States they are helping Russia and China?
Do the Green New Dealers pulling Biden’s strings know that while our fossil fuel industry has been hobbled by federal regulators, we’re buying 200,000 barrels of oil a day from Russia?
Or that most of our solar panels are made in China?
When the president said in his speech that we had to buy American products, he received a standing ovation.
So can Joe explain why we are still buying oil from Russia? Oil sales to the West provide Russia with the rubles it needs to fund its invasion of Ukraine.
Biden’s state of the union address showed us again just how weak a leader he really is.
For the first 12 minutes, he talked about defending Ukraine like a secondary cheerleader in a football game holding up a big ‘D’ sign, but did little to help Ukraine. to defend themselves.
As one member of the Ukrainian parliament put it, the speech was a “total disappointment” because we were “promised protection” while Ukrainians were being “executed”.
A major problem we have today in the “free world” is that there are no strong leaders, except perhaps the heroic President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
To stop Putin from invading Ukraine, we needed a strong leader like Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher or Pope John Paul. Instead, all we had was Joe Biden.
So, for now, it seems the only way to end the war in Ukraine is if the Russian people stage a coup.
Michael Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan, is an author, speaker, and president of the Reagan Legacy Foundation. Send your comments to [email protected] and follow @reaganworld on Twitter.