The test Biden can’t pass

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (Shawn Thew/Pool/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

President Joe Biden recently gave a rough, tough, eyes-ablaze, here-I-come State of the Union speech that some saw as a definitive disposal of his democratically diagnosed mental vacuity. But not too many days after that, TV sets were once again spreading news about Biden’s brain gone blank in a different situation, one that had included an impeachment possibility.

The issue in this other go-around was that Biden, during his near half century in the Senate and as vice president, had multiple times challenged laws by pilfering classified information then taken to different, disallowed locations. As part of an investigation he sat down to answer questions from special counsel Robert Hur. They were very easy questions except that for him they were very difficult. He was asked, for instance about when he served as vice president. He could not name the years.


Hur did say that Biden’s current confusion made it difficult to structure an evidentially sound case against him and that a jury would likely see him as an old guy more in need of sympathy than penalty. Republican responses at the hearing identified Hur’s intention to drop the case as unfair compared to Trump facing 91 felony counts. The Democrats were upset because they thought that the Republicans were indulging in partisan, pertinacious, political showmanship.

Even a Biden who seemed almost competent and full of energy in his State of the Union speech also acted like he wanted to divide us Americans. It is not just that he was unbelievably divisive when he talked about what low taxes our rich pay, but either ignorant or lying about the fact seeing that the top 1% pay more money in taxes than 90% of the rest of us put together.

Few seem to know it, but we have what could well be the highest progressive tax in the developed world, meaning that our rich pay a higher rate than in other countries. Biden incredibly calls it low because our rich don’t pay for unrealized gains in the stock market.

Whether he gets the money constitutionally or not, Biden’s spending allegiance is more than a little scary, seeing as how it will help raise the debt to the point in the distant future when we can no longer pay the interest and therefore will not be able to keep borrowing money. The economy will then quit functioning, and illegally immigrating to Canada will unlikely do any good even if you can afford the gasoline. Something that sums Biden up is his tale about a major deficit cut he arranged when that was actually a consequence of COVID becoming less a threat needing fewer expenditures.

As I am not the first to notice, Biden is a president and his incompetence can have far-reaching effects, such as millions of Afghans facing starvation because his goofs helped reinstall the Taliban as Afghanistan’s totally terrible boss.

While it doesn’t follow that Donald Trump should be the next president, there just may be an honest, law-abiding means to help assure a double defeat. Fellow Americans, let’s work on this.