Biden’s upcoming SOTU: I smell a rat￼
I’m beginning to smell a rat over Biden’s upcoming State of the Union Address.
Maybe it’s because the Democrats always plan performative displays while the cameras are rolling that I suspect they’re planning a big Optics Performance to create the illusion that Biden’s first year in office was a success.
Let me explain.
Yesterday it was reported that the House Sergeant at Arms released a memo saying that, unlike last year, all members of Congress will be allowed to attend Biden’s March 1 State of the Union address in person.
Now, there will be COVID “safety measures” in place, namely a negative COVID test and mandatory N95 masks for everyone in attendance.
When I saw the news on Twitter yesterday, my spider-sense was tingling on all six cylinders and I began to smell a rat.
Admittedly, I generally smell a rat whenever Democrats are involved.
My faith in our federal institutions and the Democrats who run them are so non-existent, it’s hard not to smell a rat with these guys.
So let me tell you what I think is going to happen at Biden’s State of the Union Address.
During his speech, Biden will launch into all the wonderful things he’s done to “shut down the virus.” Then, bursting with pride, he will announce that the CDC is lifting all indoor mask guidelines. The happy Democrats will rise from their seats in unison, rip off their mandatory N95 masks and toss them into the air, cheering the glorious President’s victory over COVID.
Now that you read my theory, I’m guessing some of you are starting to smell a rat too.
If you think I’m crazy, ask yourself this. Why, when Democrat governors around the country are lifting their mask mandates, the Biden administration insists on maintaining the CDC mask guidelines?
Sure, you could say it’s because the Biden administration puts the “mess” in messaging.
But what better time to announce that the “science” has “changed” than during a primetime speech broadcast live on every single network?
Offering up a change in masking guidelines during a press briefing nobody watches won’t have the same optics impact that announcing it during the State of the Union Address.
You know I’m right about that.
If my theory is correct, I guarantee you the clip of the celebrating Democrats throwing off their N95 masks will play on every news outlet non-stop.
Listen, the Biden administration is desperate for a win. Do you think they wouldn’t stage this kind of display?
Of course they would.
Besides, we know how the Democrats love to turn the State of the Union Address into a performative opportunity. Remember when all the black lawmakers showed up at Trump’s 2018 SOTU wearing Kente cloth scarves – you know because Trump is a racist? Or when all the women lawmakers showed up at Trump’s 2019 SOTU wearing white? Or when Nancy Pelosi pre-ripped the pages of Trump’s speech in 2020 so she could performatively rip it up after he finished?
This is what they do.
Do you really think Nancy Pelosi could resist calling all her members and coordinating a staged De-Masking Celebration? Oh, honey. She wouldn’t pass up a chance like that for all the stock sales in the world.
Believe me, if Biden is holding off announcing ending the masking guidelines until his State of the Union Address, every Democrat in Congress already knows about it and is planning accordingly.
Okay, now that you’ve thought about it some more, the rest of you are starting to smell a rat too, aren’t you? That rat stinks to high heaven.
Sure, I might be wrong. I’m not going to say “mark the date” or “this prediction is going to age well.”
It’s only a theory and I know it’s only a theory.
But I also know Democrats. I know them, as Rush used to say, “like every square inch of my glorious, naked body.”
Democrats are all about the optics. Performative drama and showmanship are all they have.
And holding off on ending the CDC masking guidelines until Biden can announce live on every network during primetime is exactly the kind of thing these optics-obsessed Democrats would do.
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15 thoughts on “Biden’s upcoming SOTU: I smell a rat￼”
And maybe Putin will invade Ukraine on that same day for effect. Not that I would want Ukraine to endure that. These people are all stupid.
All of the Republicans (at least the real ones unlike Mittens Romney) should wear two masks. The first is a non-descript one. The second will have, in big letters, “FJB”.
“Democrats will rise from their seats in unison, rip off their mandatory N95 masks and toss them into the air, cheering…”
Heh. I’m reminded of those videos of classrooms erupting when they’re told the masks can come off. Sincere relief and exuberant youthful joy — except, reenacted by insincere, arthritic geriatric posers.
The demonrats most certainly have some sort of “break your arm patting yourself on the back” performance art planned. However, any noxious odor noticed during the word-salad speech will undoubtedly be coming from Incontinent Joe’s full Depends. First order of business for the next resident of the White House will be to remove the oversized changing table from the west wing.
I believe the viewing audience for the SOTU will likely be equivalent to a Hollywood awards show or a WNBA game. And with the mainstream news outlets hemorrhaging viewership, it’s likely very few will witness the stunt or even the replays. In fact, the GOP may still be able to turn the gesture into victory by contrasting unmasked liberal politicians to masked students in school districts around the country (in both red and blue states) being run by dictatorial school boards at the behest of the powerful teachers’ union and the holier-than-thou cult of education professionals.
Again, your analysis is spot on. I haven’t watched any network television for many years. I don’t even know when this grand illusion is supposed to take place. This site is one of my main sources of how badly we’re being screwed. I do, however, predict it will be the shortest SOTU on record since they don’t dare let him make a fool of himself trying to read what they wrote for him. Thank goodness for cable. I can watch 60+ year old westerns and be happy.
Funny thing ,that’s what i do also.
I’m from north of the boarder, and have a box with at least 50 movie channels available $100 per year or $70 US. Ask your local Vietnamese resident.
Then you can stock up,stay home,and do nothing until mandates are dropped.
State of the Union on March 1? Isn’t it supposed to be on or about January 20 or did I miss something?
March 15th would be more appropriate.
I dunno. biden just extended the Federal National Emergency Declaration past March 1st
Here’s a suggestion. If they do perform that theater – how about the “Republican” side start chanting “Let’s Go Brandon!”?
I think the real Republicans should declare that masking is over now, en masse.
I noticed one slight error. In the sentence “She wouldn’t pass up a chance like that for all the stock sales in the world.”, you should have made it read: “for all the (insider trading) stock sales…..”
I predict we won’t see nutty Nancy ripping up Biden’s speech
3 minutes into the Joe Blow POTUS speech, the Pubs should rip their masks off before The Stupid One says a word about mask mandates !!! Let all the Dims be outraged by the pre-emption !!
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