Axelrod to Biden: Show Humility at Upcoming SOTU Address

Axelrod to Biden: Show Humility at Upcoming SOTU Address

February 18, 2022

Even a broken clock is right occasionally. In a New York Times op-ed this week, Barack Obama’s former political consultant David Axelrod urged hapless, decrepit President Joe Biden to appear humble during the forthcoming State of the Union address on March 1.

Referring to the Biden administration’s multiple failures such as a 40-year-high inflation, the Afghan withdrawal debacle, surging crime, and draconian COVID mandates, Axelrod advised Biden to “proceed with caution” and not ignore the plight of Americans who are “in the grips of a national trauma.”

“Polls show that the vast majority of Americans believe we are on the wrong track, and people will have little patience for lavish claims of progress that defy their lived experiences,” Axelrod wrote. “Unsurprisingly, incidents of suicide, drug overdose deaths and violence in our homes and on the streets have grown dramatically… And all the while, the rich have gotten richer.”

“The state of the union is stressed,” Axelrod said of Biden’s America. “To claim otherwise — to highlight the progress we have made, without fully acknowledging the hard road we have traveled and the distance we need to go — would seem off-key and out of touch. You simply cannot jawbone Americans into believing that things are better than they feel.”

But Biden won’t heed this reasonable advice. He will crow about successes his administration never made, and insist that his catastrophic left-wing policies will enable America to “build back better.”

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