It is getting harder and harder to be a lying Republican propagandist these days. The success of Bidenomics is narrowing the field of criticisms that the GOP can purposefully twist into perversions of reality. Inflation is down, Gas prices are down. Wages are up. Unemployment is at record lows. The trade deficit is declining. Manufacturing is booming.
What’s a Republican spinmeister to do? Their efforts to malign President Biden and other Democrats have not only failed to unearth the slime they have hoped for, they have actually wound up sliming themselves.
As the indictments for their Dear Leader, Donald Trump, continue to accumulate, Republicans are venturing ever farther into an abyss of crackpottery. Recall that Trump previously insisted that any candidate under felony indictment “has no right to be running.” Among the cretins who have sought to cast aspersions on Biden is Fox News Senior Trump-fluffer, Sean Hannity. Having nothing of substance with which to attack the President, Hannity resorted to playing a video of Biden walking spritely up an airplane stairway. But Hannity augmented the clip with his comically absurd, “Whoopsie daisy” narration saying that Biden had tripped, when he obviously did not…
According to Sean Hannity this is considered a "trip" up stairs. I guess when inflation is at 3% and the jobs market is still going strong overpaid pundits like Hannity have to invent things. Hannity invents them anyway. ???? pic.twitter.com/A7akjfSsWR
— Decoding Fox News (@DecodingFoxNews) July 15, 2023
Elsewhere at Fox News, the “Curvy Couch” potatoes of Fox and Friends tried to belittle Biden’s impressive fundraising as something less than the profound success that it is…
Will Cain: There’s been a bit of a coronation! I think that’s fair to say. Coronation may be the right word, but there is no debate. There will literally be no debate over who the Democratic nominee for president will be.
Nicole Saphier: Let’s actually put it into context. Sure. Joe Biden has raised $72 million to this point, but in 2019, Trump raised 105 million at this point.”
First of all, rarely does an incumbent president have a primary opponent or debate. And the only Democratic names that have surfaced to date are new age guru, Marianne Williamson, and Steve Bannon’s meat puppet, RFK Jr. So that’s a manufactured controversy that Fox News is obsessing over.
Notice that the Foxies aren’t saying anything about the fact that Trump has been hinting that he may not participate in any Republican primary debates, even though he has at least a dozen challengers, including senators and governors and even his own former VP. And Trump isn’t an incumbent. He’s just a straight up coward.
What’s more, Biden’s fundraising totals that Fox News is cavalierly dismissing are twice what Trump has raised. But Fox tries to compare that to what Trump raised three years ago, as if that has some relevance here. The only point that they have succeeded in making is that Trump’s fundraising has declined 30% since 2019. Nice work Fox.
Finally, the Republican National Committee joined in the desperation parade of ludicrous Biden complaints. They tweeted a video of Biden boarding his helicopter for a trip to Camp David.
Biden takes no questions (and fails to salute the Marine) as he retreats to Camp David yet again.
He has spent 355 days — 39.2% of his presidency — on vacation. pic.twitter.com/EVtGl89U0C
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 14, 2023
The RNC was apparently bothered that, unlike Trump, Biden doesn’t have a diseased ego that requires him to be in the media 24/7, and taking questions every time he leaves the White House. The RNC also complained that Biden didn’t salute the Marine stationed at the helicopter. Of course, presidents are civilians. They have no military rank and are not required or expected to return salutes.
The RNC also brazenly lied about the purpose of Biden’s trip and his vacation schedule. Camp David is not a summer camp. It is a Navy military facility that is fully equipped to conduct any presidential business. Biden has spent far less time on “vacation” than Trump, and the few times that he has vacationed, he wasn’t enriching himself with taxpayer dollars at his own golf resorts.
The Frenzy of farcical fiction by the GOP is off the charts ridiculous. But it isn’t surprising. They have demonstrated that they couldn’t care less about the issues that matter to the American people, and they are wholly devoted to advancing asinine assertions that emanate from their sickly psyches. They are frantically ignoring the vast improvements made in the past two years, because they are rooting for America to fail. Their entire mission is to harass Democrats and lie to their cult followers. They have pretty much admitted it explicitly.
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