Nate Jackson / March 12, 2021

Trump Delivers Vaccines, Biden Claims Credit

The new president’s first major address was full of plagiarism and falsehoods.

If you watched President Joe Biden’s first primetime address last night, you should be struck by three things: COVID, not Democrat overreaction to it, is to blame for a missing year of family and social gatherings and millions of lost jobs. Joe Biden, not Donald Trump, gets credit for the vaccine and the path back to normal. And someone gave the 78-year-old Biden an adrenaline shot so he could stand up for 24 minutes and semi-coherently read the dishonest script his handlers wrote for him.

Unfortunately, Scranton Joe has a way of coming across as a down-home average guy, so his lies and narcissism are harder to detect unless you know the full background that his Leftmedia super PAC won’t tell you. He will have fooled millions of Americans last night with his disingenuous pleas for “unity” and doing things “together” — a word he used 13 times.

But all he did was take credit from the previous administration rather than give it where it’s due, while jabbing his predecessor and slamming people for what he’s previously called “Neanderthal thinking” for daring to disagree with the “science.” Real science, contrary to Democrat dogma, is a process of discovery, not a policy conclusion.

Biden used the anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of a pandemic as the occasion for his speech. Yet it’s noteworthy that he did not mention the WHO or China at all in his remarks. There’s a good reason for that. Yesterday may have been the anniversary of the WHO declaration, but it was about three months after Beijing’s puppets knew what the ChiComs had unleashed on the world. Of course Biden won’t say that.

Besides, recall that just ahead of the election, senior Biden adviser Anita Dunn, who previously declared that Red Chinese dictator Mao Zedong was among her two “favorite political philosophers” on par with Mother Teresa, also said that “COVID is the best thing that ever happened to [Biden]” in his campaign to defeat Trump. Apparently he agrees.

Biden also timed his signing of the Orwellian “American Rescue Plan Act” to come just before his address. We’ve covered this $1.9 trillion boondoggle of Democrat constituency giveaways enough that we won’t rehash it here, but suffice it to say, “rescue” is not part of the Democrats’ plan.

Back to the vaccines, Biden lied through his pearly whites. “Two months ago,” he asserted, “this country didn’t have nearly enough vaccine supply to vaccinate all or near all of the American public. But soon we will.” This isn’t so much factually wrong as it is false through implication. His point, of course, is that his predecessor left him a mess, which is something Biden and his team have been regularly repeating.

Can we get a “fact-checker” on the line?

“Now, because of all the work we’ve done,” Biden said (emphasis added), “we’ll have enough vaccine supply for all adults in America by the end of May.”

“When I took office 50 days ago,” the president continued, “only 8% of Americans after months, only 8% of those over the age of 65 had gotten their first vaccination. Today, that number is 65%. Just 14% of Americans over the age of 75, 50 days ago, had gotten their first shot. Today, that number is well over 70%.”

He added, “Tonight, I’m announcing that I will direct all states, tribes, and territories to make all adults — people 18 and over — eligible to be vaccinated no later than May 1.”

For Joe, this success is practically an accident of chronology, though it’s also the product of the Democrats’ concerted effort to exploit COVID for electoral victory last November. How long did it take to develop a brand new vaccine to a novel virus? Astoundingly, just a few months. Even under the best of circumstances, it then takes time to manufacture and distribute those vaccines.

The truth is that the stunning success of Operation Warp Speed is thanks to Trump’s leadership, not Biden’s. It’s thanks to the ingenuity of American scientific research and development, not political promises. Trump set the plan in motion, leaving Biden to merely take the baton and keep running.

As Biden’s former boss once said, “You didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

That Mr. Unity™ couldn’t be magnanimous enough to give even a little bit of credit to his predecessor is a testament to his true politically divisive agenda. His dishonesty also undermines his own pleas that Americans “listen to … trusted voices” on the vaccine. He says, “I know they’re safe,” but he just lied about their origin.

Then again, as the Washington Examiner’s Becket Adams quips, “If there’s one thing President Biden loves, it’s passing off somebody else’s work as his own.”

On a final note, after saying, “We will issue guidance on what you can and cannot do when fully vaccinated,” Biden disgracefully used Independence Day as his goal for only slightly letting up on the fearmongering and marking “our independence from this virus.”

“If we do all this, if we do our part, if we do this together, by July the 4th, there’s a good chance you, your families, and friends will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout and a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day,” Biden said before cautioning, “That doesn’t mean large events with lots of people together, but it does mean small groups will be able to get together.”

Gee thanks, Joe. Small gatherings outside for Independence Day celebrations. How gracious of you. For the record, those who waiting on government to tell you what you can do on Independence Day, really don’t understand the meaning of Independence Day .

Moreover, it came with a mob-style threat: “If we don’t stay vigilant and the conditions change, then we may have to reinstate restrictions to get back on track. Please, we don’t want to do that again.” Nice economy you’ve got there; shame if something happened to it.

Of course, if Biden followed the science on herd immunity, he’d be even more generous far sooner and lay off the intimidation tactics. Or maybe he’d even acknowledge that millions of Americans have already been doing these activities and more for months. But we’re probably just Neanderthals for pointing that out.

(Updated.)

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