• ‘Nice Guy’ Biden and an Empty, Dishonest Convention

    Surge Summary: Biden’s Speech was passable but the fact remains that he lied repeatedly and his party offers lots of complaints about Donald Trump but little in the way of policies that make sense and solutions to America’s problems.

    by Gary Bauer

    Former Vice President Joe Biden did what he had to do last night.  He delivered a coherent acceptance speech that made the case for his candidacy.  His delivery was more than passable, and the media rejoiced!

    Pollster Frank Luntz summed up the election well this morning when he said this:

    “The Democrats are trying to make this a referendum on Donald Trump, not his policies, not the issues, but on Donald Trump himself.  [Trump] needs to make it a referendum on Joe Biden’s policies because his [Biden’s] persona is very positive. 

    “[Voters] have to choose between Trump, who they agree with in terms of issues but disagree with his personality, or Joe Biden, who they like but don’t agree with what he wants to do.”

    But I do take issue with something in Luntz’s remarks.  Voters inclined to think Biden is a decent man need to think again.  There’s a lot I could say about his speech last night, but I will focus on just three glaring lies.

    • Biden again repeated the disgusting lie that President Trump called white supremacists and neo-Nazis at Charlottesville “very fine people.”  President Trump did not say that.  He specifically said that they should be “condemned totally.”
    • Biden accused the president of turning “a blind eye to Russian bounties on the heads of American soldiers.”  This is another hoax.  There were unconfirmed reports and the president was never briefed on them.  But we do know that Iran was paying the Taliban to kill American troops, and Biden is silent about that.  Worse, he wants to reward Tehran with another nuclear bailout deal.
    • Biden also said that he would “not put up with foreign interference in our most sacred democratic exercise – voting.”  Well, that’s exactly what the Obama/Biden Administration did when they discovered that Russia was meddling in the 2016 election.  In fact, national security officials were ordered to “stand down.”

    Here are some additional observations about the Democrat National Convention.

    • Democrats spent a lot of time showcasing washed up former Republicans who are now politicians without a party.  They will never be accepted in the Democrat Party, and they have betrayed the party that made them who they are.
    • They spent virtually no time presenting a platform or discussing policy ideas and a lot of time trying to politicize a virus.  They claimed Trump did nothing and has no plan.  That’s false.  (Here and here.)
    • They offered no real solutions to the pandemic other than shutting the country down again, allowing no more than 10 people in churches and national masks mandates (presumably with criminal penalties), even though the science shows the virus does not effectively spread outside.
    • More significantly, by the time the election is over and inauguration day has taken place, the odds are overwhelming that the coronavirus will be fading into the background as a sad chapter in American history.  Before inauguration day, we likely will have not one but several vaccines.  We likely will have multiple drugs to treat the virus.  And the economic recovery will be well under way.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge

    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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