(Tea Party 247) – The Democrats sure have a lot of work to do. They routinely rely on strategies that are just not sound, either morally, ethically, or legally. For example, when someone doesn’t agree with them, they’re a “racist.” That’s about as bad of a political strategy as basing an entire campaign on lies, but it appears that’s exactly what Joe Biden is doing.
It should come as no surprise that the speeches given yesterday by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his newly-announced running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, were riddled with lies and false accusations against President Trump. All leftists do is spew unfounded lies. Here’s a recap of the five biggest lies from yesterday’s presser as reported by Kyle Smith at National Review.
The first lie from Harris was that it has been President Trump’s “mismanagement” of the “pandemic” that has destroyed America’s economy and caused a crisis only rivaled by the Great Depression. Obviously we know this is not true at all, Smith points out:
False. The pandemic and its associated lockdowns, not the president, are responsible for the economic contraction. Donald Trump is not the president of the euro zone, which suffered through an even more dire economic contraction in the second quarter: minus 40.3 percent, on an annualized basis, as against minus 32.9 percent in the US. The U.K. suffered a contraction of 59.8 percent, also on an annualized basis. Donald Trump is not the prime minister of the United Kingdom. The U.S. economy did slightly better than Germany’s in the second quarter. And it’s questionable to compare the current crisis to the Great Depression, which was not only deep but lasted more than a decade. The U.S. added 1.8 million jobs in July and Goldman Sachs predicts 25 percent (annualized) GDP growth in the current third quarter, which would mark an end to the U.S. recession after two quarters.
Sounds like Trump handled the pandemic pretty darn well, despite the vehement efforts of Democratic state leaders and congress members to impede any and all success. Harris then went on to blame Trump for children not being in school. Smith again:
Wrong. It is not Donald Trump’s decision whether kids go back to school, because the federal government does not run schools, but he has urged the schools to reopen. The primary reason kids cannot go back to school is opposition from teachers’ unions. The second-largest teachers’ union is threatening to strike if schools reopen.
Harris then compared the China coronavirus to Ebola but this too was incorrect because Ebola was an outbreak, not a pandemic, according to the World Health Organization. Harris then blamed President Trump for the virus being worse than in other countries, as if any one person has control over the severity of the virus. Nonetheless, her claim is patently false as several advanced nations have suffered more fatalities per million population than the US including Belguim, the UK, Spain, Italy, and Sweden.
Naturally, the biggest lie both Harris and Biden raised was related to the Charlottesville “Fine People” hoax. In the start of Biden’s speech he, once again, claimed that President Trump called neo-Nazis in Charlottesville “some very fine people” as he painted a wildly exaggerated picture of what happened in Charlottesville.
Here’s the excerpt as reported by Breitbart:
It is also the third anniversary of that terrible day in Charlottesville — remember? Remember what it felt like to see those neo-Nazis — close your eyes — and those Klansmen and white supremacists coming out of fields, carrying lighted torches, faced contorted, bulging veins, pouring into the streets of [an] historic American city spewing the same antisemitic bile we heard in Hitler’s Germany in the 1930s. Remember how it felt to see a violent clash ensue between those celebrating hate and those standing against it? It was a wake-up call for all of us as a country. For me, it was a call to action. My father used to say, “silence is complicity” — not original to him, but he believed it. At that moment, I knew I could not stand by and let Donald Trump, a man who went on to say when asked about what he thought, he said, “there were very fine people on both sides. “Very fine people on both sides.” No president of the United States of America has ever said anything like that.
But this was a complete and utter fabrication, Breitbart cleared the air:
Here are the facts.
President Trump repeatedly condemned the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville in August 2017 — “totally.”
Moreover, the neo-Nazis were not the only violent group in Charlottesville. The “clash” was not with those “standing against” hate peacefully, but with violent, black-clad Antifa extremists.
As to “very fine people,” Trump had been referring to peaceful protests both for and against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
If this is the top attack Biden and Company have against the President, they are truly in a lot of trouble.