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Newt Gingrich is worried. He’s worried that conservatives dislike Biden so much, that we’re not focusing on what really matters: The fact that by his own standards, Joe Biden has actually been really successful.
Really, really successful.
Yes, Newt understands that Biden is a bumbling mess, but he thinks that when we focus on Joe’s blunders, and basically his “dementia symptoms” we are actually hurting ourselves and our cause.
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This is a “wake up call” from Newt.
Republicans must learn to quit underestimating President Joe Biden.
The college and professional football seasons always help me clarify the difference between winning and losing. I love the Green Bay Packers, but they are not having a good year. On the other hand, the University of Georgia just executed its second undefeated regular season since Herschel Walker played there. (Of course, the Bulldogs must beat LSU for the SEC Championship and then win their second consecutive national championship to Georgia alumni’s expectations.)
The clarity of winning and losing creates a clarity of analysis about who is doing well and who isn’t.
If you apply that simple model to Biden, you realize how well he is doing by his own definition of success.
Like most Americans, I do not approve of the job he is doing. Like virtually all conservatives and Republicans, I deeply oppose his policies. They are clearly weakening America and strengthening our enemies. And, again, like most Americans, I oppose the woke policies which are undermining and threatening to destroy popular, unique, shared American culture.
However, conservatives’ hostility to the Biden administration on our terms tends to blind us to just how effective Biden has been on his terms. He has only built upon and fortified the left-wing Big Government Socialist woke culture system.
We dislike Biden so much, we pettily focus on his speaking difficulties, sometimes strange behavior, clear lapses of memory, and other personal flaws. Our aversion to him and his policies makes us underestimate him and the Democrats.
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This is an interesting and very solid theory. It’s difficult though, you look at this bungling fool, wandering around like a nincompoop, and you get really angry, knowing the elites are sitting in their bell towers, laughing their butts off.
But Newt is right, we can’t win against the left by making fun of Joe’s inability to speak.
There are bigger fish being fried, and if we don’t get serious and pay attention, while we’re busy laughing at video clips, the left will advance their progressive agenda.
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