By: Daniel John Sobieski
When former Clinton adviser Dick Morris was asked by Dr. Sebastian Gorka what he expected when Joe Headroom, aka Joe Biden, sauntered to the podium in front of what must have been the world’s largest teleprompter, Morris said Biden would be the rooster taking credit for Trump’s dawn. That was a prescient prediction.
Citing history from some parallel universe, Biden did not mention it was Trump’s Operation Warp Speed that produced the three vaccines Biden takes credit for. Science produced the vaccines, to be sure, but it was businessman Trump who mobilized the industrial, logistical, and medical supply chains that produced a medical miracle while Biden was trying to remember, you know, that thing while hiding in his basement.
The great Mark Levin, appearing on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Thursday night after Biden’s speech, shredded the falsehoods Biden spewed out to a fawning media and misled the audience. As reported by BlazeMedia:
LevinTV host Mark Levin shredded President Joe Biden’s speech to the nation on the progress made to end the COVID-19 pandemic as “the most disgusting, propagandistic speech” any politician has ever given on Fox News Thursday….
“In seven weeks’ time, this man will have killed the virus. Joe Biden, 50 years in the Senate, not one profound thing. Joe Biden, who had to cheat his way through law school. Joe Biden, who was plagiarizing from people, even as a senator. And little did we know, he’s not a doddering old fool, an egomaniac, and a narcissist taking credit for the work of Donald Trump and all these other people. He has been working like no president in American history! He is the modern-day Jonas Salk,” Levin said, referring to the virologist and medical researcher who developed the first successful polio vaccine. “He’s Thomas Edison! We’ve never had a president like this; he’s fantastic!”
“Let me tell you something about this guy Biden,” Levin continued. “He’s a liar, he’s a plagiarist.”
Levin accused Biden of taking credit for former President Donald Trump’s work with Operation Warp Speed to fund the development and distribution of a vaccine against the coronavirus in record time.
“The Trump administration, last summer, before we had a vaccine, just in case one of these would work, contracted and paid for 800 million doses to cover 400 million people,” Levin said. “On Dec. 23, when only Pfizer and Moderna had received emergency authorizations, the Trump administration went in and they ordered another 200 million vaccinations. Where do you think these vaccines are coming from? You think they’re coming from Joe Biden in the basement? They didn’t have any idea what the hell was going on. … In the end, before Donald Trump left office, he had contracted for enough approved vaccines to inoculate 550 million people.”
He went on to say:
This speech that Joe Biden gave is the most disgusting, propagandistic speech that a demagogue, even a politician, has ever given. It is pathetic. And you’ll notice he and his spokesperson Psaki never tell us exactly what they’ve done and exactly who’s done it. That is so different from the Trump administration.
This is so appalling. This man has exploited this pandemic like no politician has ever exploited a pandemic. When he’s sitting in his basement eating his oatmeal that’s dripping on his loafers, what does he do? He accuses President Trump of killing hundreds of thousands of people when it’s Trump who gets the testing done, when it’s Trump who’s getting the ventilators and the respirators when it’s Trump who’s getting the PPE, when it’s Trump who’s bailing out fools like Cuomo with hospital beds and so forth and so on.
There was no mention of the Wuhan virus’ origins in a Chinese lab, that China and its stooges at the World Health Organization lied about the virus, its transmissibility, as well as its origins, refusing to label it a pandemic, while deliberately letting it spread worldwide through international air travel while locking down internal travel from Wuhan.
There was no mention of Biden calling Trump’s speedy travel ban “xenophobic”, a ban even the sainted Dr. Fauci said saved untold thousands of lives. As for Dr, Fauci, it was he who told us that wearing a mask was not needed, that it was largely a security blanket that made the wearer feel better. Biden’s selective memory placed all blame on President Donald J. Trump, who developed the vaccine Biden was inoculated with before he took office, a vaccine Biden said didn’t exist.
Biden praised Dr. Fauci and said we should listen to him and his “science,” which we did, to our sorrow. Fauci has made many meandering and conflicting prognostications over time. Tucker Carlson on his Fox News show not long ago asked Dr. Marty Makary, Professor of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, what he thought of Fauci’s performance thus far and his assessment was not good:
He is a very nice gentleman. He’s a good laboratory virologist. But you know, in terms of preparing this country, he missed it.
He missed this one. For two months from January 15th when we had our first case confirmed walking around in the United States on U.S. soil until March 15th, with the country latching on to every word he says, he never once prepared this country with anything beyond simple hygiene and basic virology lessons.
He went on the media every day, on every show. Never once did we hear, let’s get ready with more PPE. Let’s build up our stockpiles. Let’s stop nonessential travel. Let’s get more swabs. Let’s build up capacity with reagents and testing.
So, that was a big miss, and I don’t know whether or not to blame him because we all make mistakes, or the entire country putting their faith and stock in one doctor.
Ouch. His pronouncements have been dangerously and consistently inaccurate as when he assured us that the coronavirus was nothing to worry about and we should just get on with our lives. As The Hill reported on January 26::
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said Sunday the American public shouldn’t worry about the coronavirus outbreak in China.
“It’s a very, very low risk to the United States,” Fauci said during an interview with radio show host John Catsimatidis.
“But it’s something that we as public health officials need to take very seriously… It isn’t something the American public needs to worry about or be frightened about. Because we have ways of preparing and screening of people coming in [from China]. And we have ways of responding – like we did with this one case in Seattle, Washington, who had traveled to China and brought back the infection.”
Or how about his sage advice on masks and the now-you-need-them now-you-don’t flip-flop of the so-called “experts?” As Dr. Fauci discussed the matter on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on March 8:
When it comes to preventing coronavirus, public health officials have been clear: Healthy people do not need to wear a face mask to protect themselves from COVID-19.
“There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask,” infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci told 60 Minutes.
While masks may block some droplets, Fauci said, they do not provide the level of protection people think they do. Wearing a mask may also have unintended consequences: People who wear masks tend to touch their face more often to adjust them, which can spread germs from their hands.
The coronavirus was nothing to worry about. There was no need to wear face masks. Fauci has been the Pied Piper of economic and medical misinformation. Then he changed his mind and decided we needed to shut down the world’s greatest booming economy, Never mind the health costs of the lockdowns for neither Biden nor Fauci cared. Never mind the suicides, the domestic violence, the drug and alcohol abuse from closed schools, shuttered businesses that will never reopen, and lives destroyed in order to save them. Never mind, now you can wear two, three, or however many masks you want and everything will be just fine and if it isn’t you can blame Trump.
When Biden pulled out his memory aid which told him the current death total “on the back of my schedule,” he neglected to mention the 15,000 dead New Yorkers at the hands of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s criminal negligence as he forced COVID patients into nursing homes to infect and kill the most vulnerable. Neither Biden nor Fauci early on warned of this danger as they went after churches, holiday gatherings, and small business owners. Neither has condemned Cuomo or other governors like him since.
New York Post columnist Miranda Devine recently noted that Cuomo persisted om sending COOVID patients into nursing homes, not only failing to protect the most vulnerable but deliberately putting them at risk:
“And, it’s obscene really that he’s not admitting that now. He is still sending them back there and he’s acting as if there was no choice. Of course, there was a choice,” she remarked, noting that President Trump sent a Navy ship to New York City to assist and the Javits Center was converted into a care facility.
The nursing homes were begging for them not to be sent back, these COVID positive patients from hospitals and it was just impossible for them. They were short-staffed. How could they quarantine these elderly, frail people?” she asked….
“He is still doing it and this is what is so reprehensible. It’s one thing to make a mistake in the heat of the moment. It’s another to dig your heels in while people are still dying,” Devine continued. “I mean, in this last week, we have added another 1,700 that hadn’t been counted before to the death toll in nursing homes. So, just stop it. Admit you did wrong and fix it.”
Trump tried to save the lives Cuomo was sending to their deaths, which Joe forgot to mention. Trump developed the vaccines and the production and distribution infrastructure. Biden took a long nap. Even after the vaccines were distributed, Biden said, among other bloviating nonsense in his speech, that he will let us know when our constitutional rights and freedoms will be restored. In his speech, he warned us:
Fourth, in the coming weeks, we will issue further guidance on what you can and cannot do once fully vaccinated to lessen the confusion, to keep people safe, and encourage more people to get vaccinated.
Well, isn’t that special. The man who called Trump a dictator will let us know what we can and cannot do. Biden told of a lady who told him that all she wanted from the government was the truth. The truth is that it takes 100 days to produce each dose of vaccine which means that every dose in the pipeline or in people’s arms was developed, tested. and produced under Trump’s Operation Warp Speed and Joe Biden had nothing, absolutely nothing to do with it.
*Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.