Remember when Joe Biden promised he would “shut down” the virus, not the country?
Remember when Biden said he didn’t support vaccine mandates?
Remember when Donald Trump was Hitler?
On Thursday afternoon, Biden eschewed all of that, and went full [insert your favorite dictator here] by announcing new, sweeping vaccine mandates worthy of Third World potentate.
There is little need for analysis or paraphrasing. Joe “Stalin” Biden showed his true colors in his own words during another speech – set for 5 p.m. because he either wants to avoid primetime or because he can’t stay up that late.
“We have the tools to combat the virus, if we can come together as a country and use those tools,” Biden began. “If we raise our vaccination rate, protect ourselves and others with masking and expanded testing, and identify people who are infected, we can and we will turn the tide on COVID-19.”
It was all downhill from there
“Many of us are frustrated with the nearly 80 million Americans who are still not vaccinated, even though the vaccine is safe, effective, and free,” he said, suggesting that those dunderheads may be “confused about what is true and what is false about COVID-19.”
Biden then went on to take credit for Trump’s advocacy and plan for rolling out vaccines, to the point that 175 million Americans now have gotten the shot – which equates to about 75 percent of those eligible, according to the president.
Yet, he added, “We’re in a tough stretch, and it could last for a while. The highly contagious Delta variant that I began to warn America about back in July spread in late summer like it did in other countries before us.”
“While the vaccines provide strong protections for the vaccinated, we read about, we hear about, and we see the stories of hospitalized people, people on their death beds, among the unvaccinated over these past few weeks.”
“This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. And it’s caused by the fact that despite America having an unprecedented and successful vaccination program, despite the fact that for almost five months free vaccines have been available in 80,000 different locations, we still have nearly 80 million Americans who have failed to get the shot,” Biden continued.
He then blamed elected officials “actively working to undermine the fight against COVID-19” by not “encouraging people to get vaccinated and mask up.” Biden forgot to mention that as a candidate both he and his running mate, Kamala Harris, said they would not get a vaccine pushed out by Trump.
Of the alleged 80 million Americans who are not vaccinated, Biden said, “that’s 25 percent minority. That 25 percent can cause a lot of damage — and they are.”
“The unvaccinated overcrowd our hospitals, are overrunning the emergency rooms and intensive care units, leaving no room for someone with a heart attack, or pancreitis [pancreatitis], or cancer,” he maintained without proof.
He also didn’t explain how ERs and ICUs could be so clogged after 75 percent of the country is vaccinated when it didn’t happen a year ago before anyone was vaccinated.
Biden then undermined the heavy-handed regulation he was about to hand down.
“The world’s leading scientists confirm that if you are fully vaccinated, your risk of severe illness from COVID-19 is very low,” he said. He repeated that later in the speech, saying “As the science makes clear, if you’re fully vaccinated, you’re highly protected from severe illness, even if you get COVID-19. In fact, recent data indicates there is only one confirmed positive case per 5,000 fully vaccinated Americans per day.”
He also noted, “The path ahead, even with the Delta variant, is not nearly as bad as last winter.”
Then he shared that he was “incredibly” frustrated by the “distinct minority of Americans – supported by a distinct minority of elected officials — [who] are keeping us from turning the corner. These pandemic politics, as I refer to, are making people sick, causing unvaccinated people to die.”
“We cannot allow these actions to stand in the way of protecting the large majority of Americans who have done their part and want to get back to life as normal,” said Biden. Accordingly, “I’m announcing tonight a new plan to require more Americans to be vaccinated, to combat those blocking public health.”
He then outlined his six-point plan, which is necessary even as 4 million more people got their first shot in August than they did in July.
“This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and those around you — the people you work with, the people you care about, the people you love,” he said.
Therefore, he said, the Department of Labor was tasked to mandate that all employers with 100 or more employees require “their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week.”
“The bottom line: We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers,” said Biden, again failing to explain why someone should get the shot if we must implement mandatory vaccines to “protect vaccinated workers.”
First on the list are 17 million healthcare workers who toil in facilities that were not covered by his earlier mandate. Then, all executive branch federal employees and federal contractors will be required to get jabbed.
“If you want to work with the federal government and do business with us, get vaccinated. If you want to do business with the federal government, vaccinate your workforce,” Biden said.
Overall, in another point that defied common sense, Biden said his vaccine mandates “will affect about 100 million Americans” – even though only 80 million have not gotten the shot.
He also called on sports arenas, concert venues and movie theaters to require vaccine passports.
“My message to unvaccinated Americans is this: What more is there to wait for? What more do you need to see? We’ve made vaccinations free, safe, and convenient,” said Boden, not mentioning that at least 7,000 Americans have died after getting these ultra-safe shots, nor did he discuss the millions who may already have natural immunity from having recovered from COVID-19.
“We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin. And your refusal has cost all of us. So, please, do the right thing,” said Biden.
Biden then discussed other parts of his plan, such as protecting the vaccinated, even after he assured them they already were at a “very low risk” of getting COVID; urging parents to vaccinate children; and doubling fines for airline passengers who refuse to mask up, even though many airlines already kick them off planes.
He then took a shot at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, without mentioning him by name. Biden admitted he was exasperated by a governor who “picks a fight with them [local school officials] and even threatens their salaries or their jobs. Talk about bullying in schools.”
“If they’ll not help — if these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I’ll use my power as President to get them out of the way,” Biden said, apparently not seeing that he was in fact bullying these governors.
Yet, a bit later, Biden gave DeSantis a shout-out by promoting monoclonal antibody treatments, which DeSantis has been aggressively pushing for weeks.
“Monoclonal antibody treatments have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization by up to 70 percent for unvaccinated people at risk of developing sefe- — severe disease,” said Biden, adding that he was boosting the available stockpile by 50 percent.
Biden, then showing more of that unity he pledged to revive, talked about “protecting our economic recovery.” “We’ve had record job creation for a new administration, economic growth unmatched in 40 years. We cannot let [the] unvaccinated do this progress — undo it, turn it back,” he said.
“We remain at a critical moment, a critical time. We have the tools. Now we just have to finish the job with truth, with science, with confidence, and together as one nation. Look, we’re the United States of America. There’s nothing — not a single thing — we’re unable to do if we do it together. So let’s stay together,” said Biden, after delivering one of the most divisive and autocratic speeches delivered by an American president in recent memory.
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