The devil went down to Georgia and came back a lame duck.
Joe Biden’s angry speech in the Peach State on Tuesday about so-called “voting rights” was stupid, divisive and full of lies, and it also exposed his impotence.
Inflation has hit a 40-year high, store shelves are empty, COVID numbers are at record levels with tests in scarce supply, violent crime is surging in blue cities and millions of illegal immigrants are still pouring over the southern border.
Distract the peasants
But all this flailing president can do in the face of cascading, mainly self-inflicted, crises is to gin up a fake political controversy to distract the peasants he imagines are out there hanging on his every word.
The man elected to unite the country coughed, shouted, lied, said “y’all,” and railed obsessively against Donald Trump.
“I’m tired of being quiet!” he yelled.
All he has left is to demonize as “domestic enemies” millions of Americans who oppose the Democrats’ cynical plan to federalize elections, ban voter ID, legalize ballot harvesting and ensure they never lose another election.
On the Senate floor Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell crisply summed up Biden’s “rant.”
“He shouted that if you disagree with him, you’re George Wallace … If you don’t pass the laws he wants, you’re Bull Connor, and if you oppose giving Democrats untrammeled, one-party control of the country, well, you’re Jefferson Davis.”
No matter how much fury Biden was prepared to unleash at a tiny audience of black college students in Atlanta, it didn’t impress Stacey Abrams, Democratic royalty in Georgia, or any of her fellow voting rights activists who saw right through the ruse and boycotted his speech.
Abrams didn’t even bother to come up with a face-saving excuse for the president. Instead, she humiliated him with a flippant “scheduling conflict,” which just put his dwindling power in neon lights.
Too busy for the POTUS? Was she washing her hair? Rearranging her sock drawer?
“He understands scheduling conflicts and how they appear in your life,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.
No one believes this malarkey, but Biden served it up anyway, with a side serving of nasty to the reporter who asked about the insult of Abrams’ no-show.
“I’m insulted that you asked the question,” he growled. “We have a great relationship. We got our scheduling mixed up … We’re all on the same page and everything’s fine.”
In other words, as with most Biden pronouncements, the opposite is the case.