Used car dealers everywhere, eat your heart out! You’ve just been bested by the man who claims he was arrested while trying to gain audience with a then-jailed Nelson Mandela (according to his eyewitness he wasn’t) and was twice caught plagiarizing political speeches by notable figures. Now the same man, Joe Biden, added a remarkable qualifying parenthetical to a promise he hinted at in his remarks on July 4:
Over the past year, we’ve lived through some of our darkest days. Now I truly believe — I give you my word as a Biden — I truly believe we’re about to see our brightest future. [Emphasis added]
He delivered this iron-clad promise on the same day he failed to meet his goal of having 70% of Americans vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by July 4.
So what is the word of a Biden worth? Nick Arama at RedState estimates its value to be about 16 cents — the price differential between a cookout last year vs. this year cited by the White House as evidence that Biden’s economic plan is working.
“Now we could point to a boatload of Biden lies that make this not worth even the 16 cents,” Arama goes on, “but let’s review the latest story about how he allegedly helped his son’s deals through the use of his vice presidential office. Joe is the same guy who has lied, constantly, about not knowing anything about his son’s business. Now we have the pictures of him actually having his son’s business associates into the vice presidential residence when Joe was Vice President.”
As far as the word of a Biden goes, none of the family has exactly walked off with a merit badge for honesty or character. Putting aside Hunter’s well-known shenanigans, Joe Biden’s brother Frank cashed in on the family name in an ad for a law firm he had dealings with, and his sister recently signed a book deal almost certainly because of her famous brother. (The deal is a violation of White House policy, but who’s counting.)