THE DOCTOR IS IN - We will very soon enjoy a gaslighting spectacle of epic proportions: the upcoming State of the Union address by President Biden will proclaim we're in a burgeoning economy, with a powerful defense, and with crime going down and down and down.
Just ask Joe Biden, who's about as opposite a role model to the memes of truthful George Washington cutting down the apple tree and "Honest Abe" Lincoln as it gets, 'cuz he's gonna say it like it is (maybe he even believes it!) at Tuesday night's address to Congress and the nation.
Of course, many amongst the Democrats in Congress, and amongst the greater American People, know that Joe "I kicked Corn-Pop's ass" Biden's a gaslighting liar of a liar of a liar as much as anyone in D.C. ever was.
Kind of like his predecessor Donald J. Trump.
But Joe Biden is to too many of us "my liar" or "our liar" because he gets things done to make me happy and well-fed because of the work of, and the borrowing from, others who are now as unempowered as it gets.
Fortunately, there are enough crises not left to waste, like COVID-19 and appalling police brutality that should enrage us all, to distract enough indoctrinated, oblivious, and media-manipulated Americans that Joe Biden's an honest, wonderful guy.
The balloon from China that it took so damned long to shoot down?
Trump's fault, and it was no better because Chinese balloons flew during his administration, right?
WRONG--Trump and his administration, for all their flaws and shortcomings, were NOT informed of these balloons, and even Trump's detractors are calling B.S. on Biden's deflecting claims.
It's pretty clear that Biden was cobbled together by a Democratic Party who was so horrified to get the previous bloviator-in-chief (Trump) out of office that the Party were willing to let ballooning deficits, ballooning giveaways, ballooning inflation and gas prices (they're STILL too high for average Americans to afford!)
Hence it's no secret that Biden might want to run again for re-election 'cuz he's just fine, and he's united us (maybe united the Left against America and the GOP, but hardly united the various segments of America together)...so he's great.
But unless Biden's YOUR GUY, and you're OK with shrugging your shoulders about the chaotic southern border situation, low unemployment rates because so many Americans are forced to do 2-3 jobs just to survive, have given up on work, and/or have been enabled to not work and live on governmental giveaways...
...it's pretty clear that Biden's not been too good as a leader for the nation, just a lucky guy who's had so much media manipulation and dramatic voting rule changes to allow a big, fat, and undeserved thumb on the electoral scale that has smashed the begeezus out of the middle class who once made this nation so wonderful and opportunity-filled a nation to live in.
So let the lies begin anew, and let's see if Joe Biden's lies, from tomorrow night's State of the Union speech until November 2024, will be any more helpful in uniting this divided nation as any lies from his predecessor Donald J. Trump.
(Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D, is a dermatologist who has served in clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties, and is a proud husband to a wonderful wife and father to two cherished children. He was termed out of the Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) twice after two stints as a Board member for 9, years and is also a Board member of the Westside Village Homeowners Association. He previously co-chaired the MVCC Outreach, Planning, and Transportation/Infrastructure Committees for 10 years. He was previously co-chair of the CD11 Transportation Advisory Committee, the grassroots Friends of the Green Line (which focused on a Green Line/LAX connection), and the nonprofit Transit Coalition His latest project is his fictional online book entitled The Unforgotten Tales of Middle-Earth and can be reached at [email protected]. The views expressed in this article are solely those of Dr. Alpern.)