Liberals as a group want everyone to believe that history began after Trump’s inauguration. Joe Biden and his campaign staff are no exception.
In one of the most recent Biden (or Harris) campaign ads, Joe Biden actually utters the following nonsense
“President Obama and I stopped a depression in 2009,” said Biden. “We took a bad economy that was falling and turned it around. Trump took a good economy and drove it back into the ditch.”
To call this statement dishonest is perhaps the very definition of the word understatement. Two things in this message stand out, number one, the term “good economy,” Joe Biden doesn’t have so much as a passing acquaintance with a good economy, and he wouldn’t recognize one if it bit him on his old ample posterior. Calling the Trump economy ‘good’ is Biden’s attempt to damn Trump with faint praise, if the Obama-Biden administration had achieved 1/2 the economic success that the Trump economy has, Biden and his former boss would have expected to be carried in palanquins throughout Washington, D.C. and up and down Wall Street
Secondly, there is the matter of Trump taking that good economy and driving it “back into the ditch,” Biden neglects to mention that even with the challenges of COVID 19, the Trump economy is still far more robust than the Obama-Biden economy ever was. The only ditch the economy was ever in was the one in which Joe Biden’s administration left the country.
“Fox Business” journalist and TV Host Stuart Varney weighed in on this issue and took Biden’s statement apart in an op-ed published on Fox Business’ website
There is so much nonsense in those three sentences. You can’t dismiss it as political spin. It’s a false rewriting of history to gain political advantage. Trump “took a good economy, and drove it back into the ditch.” Not true.
Trump took an underperforming Obama-Biden economy and turned it into a world-beater. Tax cuts and deregulation worked. That’s what gave us strong growth and the lowest unemployment rate in generations.
Varney, clearly miffed that even someone as truth-challenged as Joe Biden would put forth such falsehoods, continued
And what’s keeping the economy down is the ongoing lockdown policy of Democratic-run states and cities. It’s not Trump who has ruined New York City. It’s the mayor. Please don’t forget, Joe is committed to a second national lockdown, if a committee of scientists demands it.
Varney also noted that Biden, when he originally made the ditch statement that currently appears in his (Biden’s) campaign ads, walked off stage (ala Kamala Harris) and took no questions. Here is a link to Varney’s video
Unlike some anchors and commentators on Fox News. Stuart Varney still commands respect
The problem with Biden’s attack ads is that low information voters are primarily individuals that are easily swayed and who would basically believe anything. Any individual who actually spends five moments investigating the Harris-Biden ticket can see these “Ditch” ads for what they are, the hyperbole that the Democratic party and their media lapdogs are famous for.
Joe Biden and his erstwhile buddy Barack want to take credit for Trump’s economic success on the one hand, while blaming him for any financial setbacks on the other, but then, Joe Biden wouldn’t be a liberal progressive if he didn’t, would he?