FACT CHECK: Aol.’s Absurd Article ‘4 things Biden got right in a bumpy first year’

“The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted by degrees, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other – until one day when they are suddenly declared to be the country’s official ideology.” – Ayn Rand


We here work each and every day to contest the uncontested absurdities that are now becoming public policy.

One of our readers (H/T DTJS) sent us an Aol. article by Rick Newman titled “4 things Biden got right in a bumpy first year.”

This article peaked our interest so we decided to look at each of these “4 things” Biden got right and analyze each of them. Here’s our analysis of the “4 things”:

  1. Ending Trump’s trade wars. Newman wrote, “There are no tariffs or other punitive trade measures rattling financial markets during the Biden presidency, as there were during Donald Trump’s.” The outcome of Biden’s “no tariffs or other punitive trade measures” policy is that now China’s trade surplus has surged to a record $676.4B in 2021. Newman wrote, Biden has touted something he calls a “trade policy for the middle class.” Today middle class Americans are facing significant supply chain shortages, higher oil, natural gas and gasoline prices, empty shelves, higher prices for meat and other consumer goods. When the cost of goods goes up that is in effect a tax burden on every American. Americans, families, companies and communities prospered under Trump’s made in America tariff policies, prove us wrong!  Read: Is There Emerging Support For Trump Tariff Policies Toward China?, Self-Inflicted Food Supply Disruptions, THE CHINA TRADE WAR: National Security On The Line, and Nasdaq falls 1% Wednesday to close in correction territory, off 10% from its November record.
  2. Stabilizing foreign policy. Newman wrote, “Elsewhere in the world, Biden’s foreign-policy team is dealing with tough challenges minus the scandal and self-dealing that seemed to infuse Trump’s every move.” While Newman does admit that the withdrawal from Afghanistan was “an unqualified mess” he does not address the rise of the Taliban, the gowning aggressiveness rhetoric of Iran, attacks on Israel by radical Islamic jihadists, the possible invasion  of Ukraine by Russia and China’s attacks on Taiwan and the recent attack by a Muslim terrorist who was  granted a Visa, because Biden eliminated terrorist restrictions, to come to America and attack a synagogue in Texas. Read: The Coming War With Russia, Reality Check: Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Record, Biden Halted Terror-Vetting Procedures Which Would Have STOPPED Texas Jihadi From Entering the Country Watch: VIDEO: Perspectives on Biden’s Foreign Policy from 2 Former Israeli Ambassadors and VIDEO: Biden’s Military Retreats into Wokeism.
  3. The forgotten infrastructure bill. Newman wrote, “Voters barely remember that in November, Biden signed a bipartisan infrastructure bill far larger than anything Presidents Trump or Obama could accomplish before him.” What Newman doesn’t discuss is that larger is not necessarily better. In fact there’s a lot in the infrastructure bill that has nothing to do with infrastructure. The Build Back Better Act includes: funds for prescription drugs and Medicare Part D, has a provision to reduce more than one billion metric tons of greenhouse emissions with a goal of cutting them by at least 50% in 2030, provides funds for universal preschool, expands Obamacare, expands utility and clean energy tax credits, pays for hearing aids, creates and preserves affordable housing, etc., etc., etc. What do any of these items have to do with building and maintaining roads and bridges? Answer: Nothing! Read: Does Biden’s $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Include a Mileage Tax? and Biden Infrastructure Plan Would Hurt Economy in 3 Ways over Long Run, Ivy League Analysis Finds.
  4. Sensibility and empathy. Newman wrote, “This might not count for much, but Biden really does sound reasonable as he pleads with Americans to do what is necessary to crawl to the end of the COVID pandemic.”  Robert Knight in a column titled “‘The Great Unifier’ tells half the country to go to … well, you know” reported, “Mr. Biden, who earlier called ‘white nationalists’ the greatest security threat facing America, went full demagogue at an Atlanta college: ‘I will defend your right to vote and our democracy against all enemies foreign and, yes, domestic. [Joe Biden] invoked Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy; and Bull Connor, who abused civil rights marchers; and George Wallace, who is a famous segregationist – and he basically said if you don’t agree with [his] attempt to nationalize elections and end the filibuster, you’re one of these people. In other words, you’re an enemy of America. This was shocking. Even moderate Democrats were shaking their heads saying he’s gone off the deep end.’” Empathy? Really? It seems that Biden has empathy for convicted felons, the enemies of Israel and the only those who are vaxxed. Read: Majority Of Democrats Favor House Arrest For The Unvaccinated, Nearly A Third Want Them To Lose Custody Of Children: Poll, U.S. ambassador to Israel: ‘The Biden administration believes it must take care of the Palestinian people’, Unhinged Leftists: Now, That’s Entertainment! and UNBELIEVABLE: Biden elevates convicted felon Floyd above Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fact check: Aol.’s  Soviet Style Agitprop!

The Bottom Line

We found Aol. and Rick Newman’s article pure propaganda. Trade War? Really? The world was screwing us on trade deals until Trump took over. Now the world is screwing U.S. since this has now become Biden’s official policy motto – Screw the USA!

Stabilizing Foreign Policy? Russia is getting ready to invade the Ukraine, Iran is becoming more aggressive and will have a nuclear weapon soon, the Taliban has taken over Afghanistan and is threatening us, our southern border is a disaster and we just had a Muslim take over a synagogue in Texas who was wanted by the British.

What forgotten infrastructure bill? Biden’s infrastructure bill is filled with pork and payoffs.

Sensibility and empathy? Really? Biden’s going after anyone who is against his mandates, power grab of the election process by federalizing it, etc. Biden’s only empathy is for illegal aliens, Antifa and Black Lives Matter. On Martin Luther King Day Biden empathized with George Floyd, a convicted felon and drug addict, over Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stating, ““Dr. King’s assassination did not have the worldwide impact that George Floyd’s death did.”

We have come to our decision. Aol. and Rick Newman are Soviet style “propagandists” who gloss over what is happening in America because of this administration’s policies. Aol. is the new Pravda under Joseph Stalin.

FACT CHECK: FALSE

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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