Democrats’ “good news gospel” doomed to failure
Watching the Biden administration – and the collection of left-wing activists – issue what I can only describe as their “good news gospel,” I am reminded of that line for the Marx Brothers movie, “Duck Soup,” in which the Chico character asks, “Well, who ya gonna believe me or your own eyes?”
Because Democrats fear that the people of America might believe what they see with their own eyes, there is a strategic effort by the politicians and the left-wing media to conceal and distract from the real situations in favor of the political “good news gospel.”
Democrats — and the left-leaning press — essentially give the Biden Administration an “A” for handling the economy. Their message is that things are really great for the American people – just in case you did not notice.
Not only do they claim that the inflation that is hitting hard on the American pocketbook – especially the low income, retired or unemployed folks – is a good thing. It is a sign that the economy is pulling out of the Covid Pandemic recession. It is minor … temporary … transitory problem.
We should ignore what we see. The highest rate of inflation since the 1970s. They claim that they expected a dose of inflation – although it is difficult to hear that before the inflation actually hit. They did say it would be very minor – before it became a big problem that we the people see every time we shop or pump gas.
The “good news” Democrats are telling us that more goods are flowing through our seaports than ever before – even as we see with our own eyes the hundreds of thousands of containers of consumer goods and manufacturing parts bobbing up and down in the Pacific Ocean day-after-day. Just don’t look. They say that people are buying more than ever. So, do not look at all those empty shelves.
They say that unemployment is going down and wages are going up. (This is the point where we should be standing and shouting “ALLELUIA!!!”). Ignore all those ubiquitous “Help Wanted” signs we see, the shorter hours – and the record gap between open job offers and millions of available people preferring to stay at home.
They do not want us to notice that the increase in wages – due to a shortage of willing workers – is falling behind the inflationary rise in prices. Do not look at your declining purchasing power.
Democrats say that all that stimulus money was to help overcome inflation. We should be thankful to have that extra dough to partially compensate for the increased costs. But do not look at the actual economics – which show that all that money being given away is CAUSING the inflation. And all that money given away is CAUSING people to stay home and not seek jobs.
Then there is the crime issue. Democrat prosecutors and city councils across the country are decriminalizing such crimes as battery – unless there is permanent injury – and looting, and calling it “good news.” Did you know that New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio happily announced that crime is down in the Big Apple? So do not allow your eyes to deceive you in seeing increases in the most serious crimes. Those gangs that descend on stores and looted in broad daylight are just a figment of your imagination – your lying eyes.
More “good news” from Democrats. They are reducing police enforcement with “reforms” and “defunding” – making us safe from police brutality. They say they are not defunding — so you should not look at the actual defunding and reduced funding for police protective services across the nation.
They say that the rise in crimes is because the taxpayers have not given people enough unearned income. The “good news” is that they – the Democrats and left-wing socialists – will give people money for anything and everything. That will stop crime according to the “good news gospel.”
Some of the “good news” is increased funding for education. (More alleluias, please). So do not look at the fact that all those generations of politicians putting “more money into education” has not produced any improvement in the quality of public education – especially in the segregated school systems in our major cities. In fact, the quality of education has declined despite the “good news” of more and more money. And do not look at the test scores that show failing students in separate and unequal schools throughout the national K-12 public school systems. Look way from the studies that show American students falling further and further behind other nations.
Biden and the Democrats peddle the surrender in Afghanistan as more “good news.” They even claim that it has made America stronger, more respected and safer. So do not allow your eyes tell you differently. Blind yourself to the increased terrorism activity in Afghanistan – and the tragedy of those thousands of friends and citizens we left behind. Shield your eyes from the increasing aggressiveness of Russia, China, Iran, North Korea in the wake of Afghanistan.
Nowhere is this more notable than in terms of the growing crisis on the southern border. It is getting worse and will continue to get worse under the Democrats’ open border policies. They even lie about that – claiming the “good news” of the border being “secure” or that there is a “problem” but not a “crisis.”
More “good news.” There are not criminals or undesirables among the millions crossing the border unvetted. Look away from those reports you see of MS13 terrorism, crimes perpetrated by illegal aliens and the increased impact of the drug lords on communities throughout the country.
Democrats want you to believe that the solution is to give the Mexico and Central American nations lots of money to ease the economic hardships and crime that they claim is driving the unprecedented level of illegal border crossing. That is why Vice President Kamala Harris spends more time visiting those nations than she does at the border. That IS “good News” for the authoritarian leaders of those countries, however.
The Biden administration is following the left’s universal solution to all things. Throw more money at the problem. Even if their idea of spending billions on those failed economies was not doomed to fail – as it most surely is – it would take years before the economic or crime conditions in those nations would change sufficiently to stop the migration.
And where does all this money come from? More “good news.” It mostly comes from increased corporate taxes. Democrats do not want us to look at the increase on all those price tags. We should not see that WE are paying for those corporate taxes – hitting hardest on the poorest.
“Good news.” The Biden welfare Reconciliation Bill is all paid for. Do not look at the report of the Congressional Budget office that says it is billions of dollars short of being fully paid.
The examples of the “good news gospel” being preached by Democrats and their media allies can go on and on. Far too many for one commentary. But maybe we the people are not as blind and gullible as Biden & Co. believe.
Judging from Biden’s tanking popularity rating, it would appear that the folks back home are believing what they are seeing with their very own eyes.
So, there ‘tis.