The White House press secretary’s reaction yesterday to revelations Twitter censored the Hunter Biden laptop story before the 2020 election is a case study in favorite parlor tricks of the Left and their fellow travelers in the Democrat Party.
The first thing Karine Jean Pierre said is that the Twitter revelations are “old news”. The Left always says this when they’re caught red-handed. It’s their parlor trick of last resort when they’ve run out of other options. ‘Old news’, huh? Let’s go back and look at the old news. Joe Biden said in 2020 before the election:
There are 50 former national intelligence folks who said that what [Trump’s] accusing me of is [being] a Russian plant. Five former heads of the CIA, both parties, say what he’s saying is a bunch of garbage. Nobody believes it except his good friend Rudy Giuliani.
Basically, Joe Biden claimed the laptop was Russian disinformation, something which nobody – not even the New York Times – believes anymore. But the news this week is that Twitter suppressed the story in 2020 on the specious grounds it was hacked information when they had no evidence of a hack. So, Jean Pierre’s explanation about ‘old news’ is completely bogus.
Next, she said the new revelations are a “distraction”. This from the masters of distraction. A distraction from what – Joe Biden’s 8 percent inflation rate? His low approval rating? Rising crime?
Then out came another trick the Left always uses when it’s losing – change the subject. Jean Pierre condemned the “rising volume of anger, hate, and antisemitism” on Twitter. If you can’t refute the argument, talk about something else – anything else. In this case, the White House is even holding a roundtable on antisemitism tomorrow to try to change the subject. People won’t even notice the roundtable, but they will remember Elon Musk’s spectacular confession Twitter was trying to rig the 2020 election by killing the Hunter Biden laptop story.
Let’s look at some other favorite parlor tricks of the Left in the news, recently:
Stacey Abrams said she opposes defunding the police, but led a group that worked to defund the police. That’s called gas lighting.
The supposedly impartial civil servants at the Census Bureau admitted they overcounted the population in blue states and undercounted in red states, altering representation in Congress. That’s called stacking the deck, which is what you do when you can’t win fair and square.
The Biden administration is now nudging employers to put workers’ retirement funds into left-wing causes like climate change and diversity through ESG scores. That’s called rigging the system, and it’s what you do when you don’t understand how to create wealth. You glom on to other people’s money, instead.
When all else fails, just lie. Tell people you oppose late-term abortion when you voted for abortions up to birth. Run as a Progressive in the primary, then scrub your website and run as a moderate in the general. Claim the 1994 assault weapons ban reduced gun crime when it didn’t. In fact, lie so much – about gas prices, Social Security, the deficit, your student loan program, and your tax policies – even CNN has to admit you’re a liar.
My nephew recently told me he’s a ‘man of the Left’. Glad I’m not a ‘man of the Left’. What horrible, awful, wretched people.
©Christopher Wright. All rights reserved.
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