“Elections have consequences,” and, in case there was any doubt, “I won.” President Obama infamously observed shortly after his 2009 inauguration during a meeting with congressional Republicans about his economic proposals.
The consequences were larger than ever as a result of the 2016 election. The incoming Trump administration went on in two short years to usher in an economic tsunami that had a positive effect on every demographic and every tax bracket.
Before the pandemic in 2019 gas prices were averaging $2.33 a gallon. Wages across the board were rising and the US was energy independent and a net exporter of oil. Seems like a lifetime ago.
We tend to think of our presidential elections in domestic terms, how they will affect the average Jane or Joe. We think of the economy, environment, Cabinet picks, and Supreme Court nominees.
The 2020 election proved that the US presidential election can literally kill Americans and others around the world. This cold reality should affect the way we view our elections this year, 2024, and beyond.
We were warned by Robert Gates, former defense secretary in the Obama administration, when he said, Biden has “been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” Now we know his domestic policy is just as bad.
Biden’s open borders policy has allowed 1.66 million unlawful crossings that Border Patrol caught nationwide over the past 12 months but does not include the “gotaways” that the Washington Times estimates at 1,100 every day.
Illegal aliens are the victims of 2,200 deaths, 118,000 rapes, 138,000 assaults during their travels and first year in the US. Politifact’s fact-checkers confirm at least 300 homicides BY illegal aliens in the US last year.
Since President Biden has instituted his border policies, illegal aliens have committed approximately 75,000 counts of drunk driving; 68,000 counts of drug possession; 46,000 assaults; 10,000 burglaries; 10,000 firearm offenses, 14,500 sexual, stealing 5,200 vehicles; 4,700 armed robberies; and 1,800 kidnappings.
But that’s not even close to being the worst policy posture by this octogenarian president and his sycophants. Vladimir Putin, having analyzed Biden’s policies and leadership characteristics has decided that he will no longer be deterred by US commitments to Baltic states and has invaded Ukraine.
To be clear, I am saying that the US Presidential election of 2020 is direct causation for the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As of press time, thousands of Ukrainian civilians have been killed in the war. Also to be clear, I believe Vladimir Putin is personally responsible for those deaths and should be held accountable.
But Putin never would have invaded Ukraine if Biden had not been elected president. 62% of Americans are lined up behind me to support that point of view. For all of the hot-air lies about Putin-Trump collusion, the undeniable fact is that President Trump had the gravitas to deter Putin, Biden does not.
It is more than fair to say that elections have consequences. The dead-serious conclusion is that more people have died because of the 2020 US presidential election than might have otherwise. Both domestically and most assuredly internationally, from Afghanistan to Kyiv.
The 2022 and 2024 elections should be America’s apologies to the world, not Obama-style apologies for America’s strength and leadership in the world for the last century, but its lack of leadership right now.
Every single Biden supporting legislator at every level should be relieved of that embarrassment and burden at the ballot box. Remember, making America great again means making the despots of the world less powerful. President Trumps’ leadership proved it!