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What is so good about Biden’s good news claims

What is so good about Biden’s good news claims

Democrats and their media cronies are pushing a claim that Biden has achieved wonderful things for the American people, but the message is not getting out.

If you consider just how many times every day, Democrats and the media tout Biden’s claimed successes, one cannot conclude that the folks back home have not heard Biden’s good news message over and over.

According to Democrat theology, if the people knew of all those wonderful things Biden and Democrats claim to have done, the election polling numbers would be trending in their favor.  But they are not.

What Democrats and the left-leaning media cannot – or will not – consider is that the people may not agree that all those things Biden did – and many things he does not brag about – are good news.

The first problem for Democrats is that there is a lot of bad news for Biden to offset the alleged good news.  There is the inflation … product shortages … crime …. border crashers … a drug epidemic … school indoctrination … nutty and dangerous identity politics … Afghanistan …  OPEC+ sticking it to Biden … anti policing by Democrat office holders … etc… etc…etc…

The hyperbolic claims of insurrection … coups … and voting suppression … the end of democracy …  are obviously not selling well among we the people no matter how hysterical the reporting from the left gets.

With all that running against them, Democrats hoped that the overturning of Roe v. Wade would be a game-changer.  As I noted in several commentaries, abortion is not an issue that drives votes except for a very small number of single-issue folks on both sides of the partisan divide.  It never has been the issue to decide an election – and will not be this time. 

Just look at the polls and you will see abortion way down the list of issues that will drive the vote.  Inflation is number one.

All that is left is the effort we see as Democrats and the media desperately try to pump life into the good news claims.  They basically are talking about the passage of several bits of legislation. 

Democrats speak of the “benefits” of those actions – but the voters see the downside.  If you are worried about current and future inflation, you may be inclined to see all the money spent on the Biden legislation – estimated in the $4 trillion dollar range – as a contributing cause of the inflation. 

Forgiving student debt is a double-edged sword – and there may be more opposition than support.

The promise to reduce medical costs will not be seen for some time, if at all – and by then inflation will overtake the benefits, as it has with the wage increases for which Biden takes credit.  It will also take time for the jobs program to produce real jobs. 

You may recall how President Obama said jobs were “shovel-ready” in conjunction with his jobs program – and they were not.

Sorry, Mr. President.  Your problem is not that voters have not heard of your good news programs.  It may be they are not necessarily seeing them as good news.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. john fudacz

    what has the biden administration done for america ?he done more to destroy this country and the world .yes they have caused destruction of laws and security . supported comunist and terrorist . give aid to our enemys ! gave what what real americans worked for to illegals1 destroyed our economy ! making a big getto out of america !putting americans in poverty! running all over the constatution, have the gastopo tactives of slilenceing american who try to stand up for law and order, letting criminal illegals destroy americans by killing and raping the american countryside ! trying to destroy people who are supportes of american freedoms ! this biden bastard and his demonds have destroyed america for their own gain and power !sounds like a hitler bunch trying to control the people 1 im waiting for this comunist biden to start executing his oponetts !

    • Joe Gilbertson

      That about sums it up, and we have two more years of it. Fortunately his supporting cast in Congress will not have a majority anymore so some of the damage will be mitigated.

  2. ben is back

    a traitor to his country. That’s what John is. Hitler in the first response. Deplorable.

  3. Ace of ♥️

    You say “hyperbolic” in reference to Biden and the Democrats claims. While the actual case is your disparagement of Biden, his person, his policies, his programs, his proposals, his everything has been over the top hyperbolic.
    If the day’s news reporting happens to be slow, in comparison to everyday multiple Trump presidential gaffs reported then, you trot out parts of previous commentaries’ declarations as support for present day assessments. Beating the same off cadence drum over and over does not change general cadence. Banging on louder in the same vein for successive verses including the refrain is the essence of hyperbolic sounds and furry.
    Had 45 been given another term and the same challenges over the past 22 months. Different philosophy for handling multiple delicate issues domestic and international, to be sure. What, then, would you prioritize your topics for commentary? As Biden’s presidency is your target at present together with all Democrats in general, doubtful your commentary would include the intense scrutiny dissection employed on Biden & Co.
    Watching Trump’s trajectory in office, especially the last year, his continuing a second term would have brought a different outlook with their own consequences. With all the honesty you may muster, can you truthfully say the nation would be in a better place? Consider international relations with China, Russia, N. Korea then think of where the US’s relationship with NATO under Trump would be in Putin’s war on Ukraine. The FPOTUS asserts he could have convinced Putin otherwise. Which indicates his deficient understanding of all things Putin in addition to that about NATO and Ukraine.
    All things being equal beginning in January 2021, speculate on Trump’s methods dealing with the national economy, political division, social Justice, gun violence, Russia/Ukraine war, just the tip of the iceberg? Giving you the benefit of the doubt that the events on 1/6 complicating history would not have been.
    History often is prelude for future personal positions, hence opinion’s being static. Therefore, past recorded opinions predict future commentary.
    Learning is the product of recognition and admission of errors made. Wisdom is right application of information learned.
    These truths go regardless of differences between parties. So, may we all be teachable learners of objective true facts.

    • larry Horist

      Ace … I offer my opinions based my conservatives philosophy and years of experience in dealing with public policy at all levels. If you are saying that I see very little I like about Biden and the Democrats’ autocratic far left policies, you have read me accurately. As far as any repetitious comments, I base my commentaries on the news of the day. If you had not noticed ,it is the same old crap day after day. Try to find one day the the left-wing press does not show the Capitol Hill riot. I offer opinions based on facts and knowledge. To many on the left arrogantly express their opinions as if they are facts.

  4. Darren

    John, in your last remark, you are mixing Biden up with the Clintons.