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Biden Takes Unearned Victory Lap on Covid-19

Biden Takes Unearned Victory Lap on Covid-19

Because the national news media does not report the facts that do not comport with their left-wing political advocacy, I feel it necessary to fill in the blanks on many of those omitted FACTS about Biden and Covid-19.  That enables us to draw more accurate conclusions than the media spoon-feeds us based on their predetermined narratives.

Just recently, the pro-Biden press is praising the Biden administration for actually surpassing HIS goal of 100 million vaccinated Americans in his administration’s first 100 days.  That projection did not originate with Biden.  He plagiarized it.  In November of 2020, the Trump administration announced that they had sufficient vaccines in the pipeline — and infrastructure — in place to FULLY vaccinate 100 million folks in the first three month – just short of Biden’s 100 days purloined prediction.

So, the first bit of disinformation spread by the biased media is that it was Biden’s goal.

But he was just staking a false claim on the work of the previous administration.  But the deception continues.

Biden has announced that he has exceeded HIS GOAL by 100 million – doubling it.  That claim relies on changing the objective.   The Trump administration said 100 million people FULLY vaccinated.  In his claim of victory, Biden is counting all those with only one Covid-19 injection.  If you count the fully vaccinated, it is very close to the original Trump projection.

According to official records, there has been approximately 200 million doses injected into arms.  But they report that the number of fully vaccinated individuals is approximately 85 to 90 million. A bit short of both the Trump projection and WAY short of Biden’s 200 Million dubious claim.  And even that number is inflated by Biden.  As of April 21, 2021, the number of people with either one or two doses is officially reported at 132 million – far below Biden’s bogus figure.

The Covid-19 numbers are basically good news, but not to the credit of Biden. 

This seems to be consistent with Biden’s taking credits for things he has not produced.  A form of political plagiarism.

Considering the challenge, the figures are impressive – putting America in the world lead for vaccinations.  Credit goes to the Trump administration for Warp Speed that produced the vaccines and delivery systems in a miraculously short time.  Credit goes to Biden for not screwing it up.

Then there is the issue of what credit does not go to Biden. 

Yes, it was achieved on his watch. But there was nothing that Biden did that could have possibly affected the number of vaccinated individuals in his first 100 days.  The quantity of vaccines and the infrastructure to deliver them was already in place at the national level. And, more importantly, at the state levels.  Biden could not implement any change of policies or expenditure of money in such a short time.  To see any Biden impact on Covid-19, you need to look for the results of HIS policies in the next six months.

Biden supporters in the media point to the passage of the Covid-19 Relief Legislations as the reason for his claimed success.  But none of that – other than the individual stimulus checks – has been spent on Covid yet.  In fact, not even all the money from the Covid appropriations in 2020 has been spent yet.

What we are seeing in these first three months of the Biden administration are the results of decisions and actions taken months and months ago.  Our great ship of government cannot turn on a dime.

This is just another example of how the left-wing media uses – and abuses – information to create and maintain their partisan narratives.  And this is not an outlier issue – a one off.  The media has been guilty of spinning webs of disinformation throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic.  I will deal with another example in a future commentary.

So, there ‘tis.

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15 Comments

  1. Ben

    Wait, I can’t keep up with right wing thinking…
    Covid is a hoax, but trump did a great job keeping the death rate down. trump should get credit for vaccines developed under warp speed even though Pfizer didn’t accept warp speed money. And you won’t take the vaccine because Bill Gates made it to put a micro chip in your arm, but trump isn’t getting enough credit.. and finally, trump didn’t order more vaccines when he had the chance, nor did he design a National roll out plan, but Biden is taking an undeserved victory lap.. make up your goddamn minds!

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    • Anonymous

      Go to hell! Ben

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      • Ben

        Anon, did I hit a nerve?
        If there really is a hell, I’ve been condemned to it already and have accepted my fate.

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    • OLGYRENE

      Spoken like a true swiller of liberal, socialist, progressive, leftist, democratic political party rhetorical drivel, congratulations on being one more halfwitted member of the cadre that is filled with socialist, communistic nincompoops similar to our nation’s current prevaricating,plagiarizing senile dementia suffering figurehead so called president who in 47 years of being paid by citizens tax dollars never accomplished anything other than that fact !!!

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    • Richard U

      Pull your head out of your a$$ Ben.

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    • Christine

      Ben, you do not know how to compile your thought into a readable format. It is simply unintelligent Hoax? Remarkable considering the death and sickness of millions around the ENTIRE world. Tell that to the people I personally know that have lost a loved one. Tell the people in India this. Those people are dying because a fake illness is killing them. Really? How ignorant!

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      • Ben

        Christine. That the problem with our progressive brethren, a lot of our brothers and sisters jump to conclusions with our fully reading and making sure we comprehend the writer’s intent. Admittedly, I struggle to put my thoughts down in a way that adequately gets my point across, but I thought that post was quite evident.
        It always helps to read an entire passage before responding

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    • TLC

      Very good points Ben. Trump did have some infrastructure in place but it was the same infrastructure in place under Obama and other presidents. Trump did not have a logistics plan for how to get the vaccines into arms. Trump’s own military general in charge said so himself that they were “working on it”. Trump had a logistics plan to get the vaccines from manufacturer to federal warehouses but did not have a clue how to get the vaccines to the states and did not have a clue about how shorthanded the states were in rolling out the shots. Biden’s biggest accomplishments to me have been modeling good citizenry in getting the shot, a working logistics plan, and activating military medical personnel based in the states to help the states get shots into arms as well as talking to stadium owners about opening stadiums and other places so that most people can get a shot within five miles of their home. Both Trump and Biden did some things that were good. Trump did lessen red tape, provide initial funding, and did increase ventilator and mask supplies. So I think they both deserve a victory lap. I agree with you though, if the virus is such a hoax then why are conservatives who think this way so passionate about taking credit for solving the hoax? And you correctly point out that Pfizer did not take Warp Speed money and beat everyone to the market.

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    • Pat

      Way to Go Ben!!

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  2. DONNA MARIE KELLEY

    Problem being there are so many stupid people out there that believe all the lies the media puts out there.
    Joe biden takes credit for everything Trump did because he does not have the brains to come up with his own
    accomplisments 58 years in the government and biden did nothing good for our country but line his pockets with our money.

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  3. DONNA MARIE KELLEY

    I left a comment but you didn’t post it probably because you are a biden ass kisser

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  4. DONNA MARIE KELLEY

    I will just delete you from my site so i won’t have to put up with your bull shit

    Reply
  5. Lisa

    Ben, apparently you’re a little slow. Biden the pos has done nothing in regards to Covid, nothing! Trump and his supporters never said Covid wasn’t real just not as bad for the average person as democrats want you to think. At least not worth shutting down the entire country for. Is there anything you liberals don’t twist to make it work for you? God democrats are pathetic!

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    • Ben

      Democrats are Pathetic?
      Lol. Ok.
      I’m old enough to remember when trump said Covid would be gone in a week, that it was a Democratic hoax, that all we need to do was drink bleach, shine sunlight up our butts and take hydroxichloriquin and everything would be ok…. PATHETIC!

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  6. Martin

    I totally agree. There is nothing wrong with being a conservative, but keep the facts straight. They all seem to forget all his denials and misdirection re the seriousness of the the virus. In this case, he hasn’t figured out , when to remove his lips from DJT’s ass.

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