The Patriot Post® · We Hope He Fails

By Nate Jackson ·

In January 2009, Rush Limbaugh ruffled more than a few feathers when he said of Barack Obama’s incoming administration, “I hope he fails.”

Why would you say that? gasped media pundits everywhere. Simple, Rush explained: “I know what his politics are. I know what his plans are, as he has stated them. I don’t want them to succeed.”

The same is true in January 2021 as Joe Biden embarks upon his own presidency, which itself is primarily an attempt to restore the “glory” of the Obama years and utterly dismantle all the outstanding successes of Donald Trump.

We hope Biden fails.

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the rest of the Democrat Party that will be running the show in Washington, DC, have no intention of upholding their solemn oaths “to support and defend” the U.S. Constitution. They have no intention of enacting policies that will benefit most Americans, whether economically, culturally, or any other way. We flat-out disagree with their plans, and we want nothing to do with their divisive agenda — even as they wrap it in a faux package of Unity™.

Fortunately, we’re not alone. There are tens of millions of Americans who vehemently oppose the Left’s radical agenda. Millions more may have hated Trump enough to vote for Biden, but that doesn’t mean they support Biden’s plans. We don’t want the Green New Deal or government healthcare for all. We don’t want to pay higher taxes that are redistributed for all kinds of things we oppose, sometimes on grounds of it violating our religious faith. We don’t want speech codes and pronoun police. We don’t want racist indoctrination in our schools corrupting the minds of our children.

Democrats plan all of these things under the banner of unity acquiescence, and we hope they fail.

Yet we have an uphill battle. Democrats control Washington, of course, but the mainstream media still holds sway over public opinion. It’ll parrot Joe’s talking points on the planet’s “cry for survival” with climate, and it’ll trumpet the idea that white Americans are racist rubes who need to be reeducated. Social media companies will continue to suppress free speech and dissent from Big Brother’s line. And far too many Americans fall for these narratives. They’re built on just enough shreds of truth to sound plausible.

Moreover, conservatism is hard. Which is the easier marketing strategy: to tell voters they’re responsible for their own economic advancement without government in the way, or that the government is the best available instrument for “helping” people? Which is more appealing to a miseducated and misinformed public: that Liberty comes with responsibility for your own actions, or that you’re part of a victim class that absolves you of that responsibility?

Truth is sometimes harder than lies, but lies are always worth opposing and truth is always worth fighting for.

All that said, conservatives should be fair, honest, and civil in our opposition. Christians should pray for Biden, Harris, and Congress. Pray that fairness, honesty, and civility will crowd out division and that integrity will take the place of self-aggrandizing posturing. Pray for an educated citizenry to hold our representatives accountable. Miracles, we know.

You might also say today is the unofficial start to the 2024 presidential race. Several Republicans have already shown an interest in running against all the coming failures (or is it “successes”?) of the Biden administration. Barring those miracles we mentioned, they will have plenty of fodder.