The 2024 Joe Biden presidential marketing campaign, which has to date been primarily nonexistent, is now out with a crisp 30-second TV advert titled, “Got to Work.”
The advert, which targets native Michigan broadcasts and different nationwide battleground states throughout this week’s NFL season opener, touts the forty sixth president’s first-term monitor document on such financial points as “fixing supply chains” and “mak(ing) us more energy-independent.”
The incontrovertible fact that this is the topic of Biden’s first main post-Labor Day promoting barrage confirms what was already pretty apparent: The president and his staff intend to make so-called Bidenomics the focus of their reelection marketing campaign messaging.
There’s only one obvious downside.
It is all a lie.
Biden can attempt to gaslight the American folks and retcon the previous few years to his coronary heart’s content material, however the proof is solely overwhelming.
The ruse will not work.
Last 12 months, the U.S. financial system formally entered a recession — which till 2022, when the Biden administration tried to redefine the phrase, universally meant consecutive quarters of unfavourable GDP development. Around the identical time final 12 months, annualized inflation on the patron worth index surpassed 9% — the best studying in 4 many years, because the notorious “stagflation” of the Jimmy Carter period.
Inflation was significantly thorny for a lot of fundamental family meals staples, comparable to rooster and eggs, a few of which skilled 20%-30% inflation at summertime 2022 peaks.
Inflation has since cooled down a bit, however remains to be working significantly hotter than the Federal Reserve’s stipulated 2% goal.
Accordingly, Fed Chair Jerome Powell has not dominated out still-further rate of interest hikes, at a time when mortgage funds are already catastrophically excessive; for the median American household shopping for a house, mortgage funds doubled from roughly 14% of month-to-month family earnings in 2020 to just about 29% in June 2023.
That’s the best that exact metric has been in practically 4 many years.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and Russia have introduced extra oil manufacturing cuts by means of the top of 2023, at a time when the nationwide common worth of a gallon of gasoline is already close to a document excessive.
Supply chains haven’t been “fixed” in any respect; quite the opposite, Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, the comically unqualified former mayor of Indiana’s fifth-largest (and crime-ridden) metropolis who is aware of completely nothing about transportation, have overseen a historic provide chain catastrophe that has devastated importers and exporters, truckers and numerous small companies alike.
Biden would like voters neglect that many kids missed their Christmas presents in 2021 exactly as a result of of the very provide chain points the gaffe-machine now falsely claims he “fixed.”
As for “energy independence,” no president in trendy historical past has accomplished extra to make America extra dependent on international vitality.
From his Inauguration Day blocking of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to his obstructing federal oil and pure gasoline leases to his overt (and failed) groveling of the Saudis — whose reform-oriented crown prince he outrageously blasted as a “pariah” on the 2020 marketing campaign path — to spice up oil manufacturing, each vitality coverage President Biden has overseen has appeased the Left’s radical “climate change” wing and undermined the fabric pursuits of the American working class.
Once upon a time, Biden might need styled himself blue-collar “Joe from Scranton,” however as an absentminded and senescent octogenarian with none remaining coherent convictions in place, he has revealed himself in the denouement of his life to be a cat’s paw of inexperienced foyer misanthropes.
The incontrovertible fact that Joe Biden’s paper-thin, basement-dwelling presidential marketing campaign is rolling the cube with “Bidenomics” as its go-to message, as we strategy the center of the 2024 marketing campaign cycle, might be defined by one fact: There is solely nothing else for him to run on.
Surely it may well’t be the unprecedented variety of unvetted unlawful aliens pouring cross the southern border; certainly it may well’t be the proliferation of narcotics, and the truth that roughly 110,000 Americans dropped useless final 12 months of drug overdoses.
Surely it may well’t be the epically botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, which noticed 13 American servicemen die in useless and the Taliban flag hoisted over the previous U.S. embassy in Kabul.
Surely it may well’t be prized Biden Regime cultural fetishes, such because the barbaric “surgeries” of contemporary gender ideology. So Biden and his cackler henchwoman, Vice President Kamala Harris, will run on “Bidenomics.”
And they are going to ask you to not imagine your personal mendacity eyes — to imagine that the turd sandwich they’re providing up is definitely a tasty filet mignon.
You simply must squint exhausting sufficient!
With any luck, that profound cynicism will quickly come crashing into actuality.
Josh Hammer is a well-liked conservative commentator, of counsel at First Liberty Institute. He’s a frequent pundit on political, authorized and cultural points, and is a constitutional lawyer by coaching. An outspoken conservative, Josh opines on conservative mental developments, modern home and international coverage debates, constitutional and authorized points, and the intersection of legislation, politics and tradition. Read Josh Hammer’s Reports — Here.
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