With President Biden celebrating six months in office this week, it may seem as if Jane Fonda was prophetic when she declared last year that “COVID is God’s gift to the left.”
But never despair. As the dust settles from the pandemic and we grimly survey the gains made by Hanoi Jane’s comrades, it’s time for some good news.
Pride comes before a fall, and the left is way over their skis, too big for their boots, counting their chickens before they’re hatched and about to be shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods, just to mix a few metaphors that add up to one thing.
It’s not going so well for them.
So, let’s count our blessings:
1. Ben & Jerry’s gets a chilly reception after taking sides against Israel in the Mideast conflict.
The Vermont ice cream-maker has long served heaping scoops of choking woke with their overpriced sugary confections. But when even Mayor de Blasio says he “won’t be eating Cherry Garcia for a while,” you know they’ve finally gone too far.
2. The “flee”-bag insurrectionists of Texas become a superspreader event that reaches Nancy Pelosi’s office.
This story drips with schadenfreude. “Texas Democrats came to DC with a case of Miller Lite and left with 6 cases of Corona” quipped one Twitter wag. Unfortunately, they haven’t left DC yet but, when they do, Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll arrest them. Stock up on popcorn. They all claim to be fully vaccinated so luckily no one is sick. But their narcissistic selfies have dried up on social media. No more snaps of Caesar salads or underwear draped over the shower rod. And definitely no more maskless selfies on a chartered private jet. In hindsight, that photo is a bit like the opening scene in Poltergeist. All nice clean fun, expectant grins and thumbs up as they head to Washington to be met by Pelosi’s own honor guard, paraded around the Capitol like conquering heroes, and feted by the vice president as “patriots” whose noble self-sacrifice is a model for the ages. But we know how the movie turns out. There just comes a point where the hypocrisy of Democrats cries out for Nemesis.
3. Will the last person to leave Woketopia please turn out the lights?
Corporations are voting with their feet in California. They can’t get out fast enough as the upward trajectory of taxes vies with soaring crime and sidewalk poop. Disney is the latest company to flee the Democratic hellhole that is Pelosi’s home state for Ron DeSantis’ Republican stronghold of Florida. The same goes for New York, and it’s not just Wall Street and the Trumps decamping for the Sunshine State. Even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s mom Blanca Ocasio-Cortez was forced to leave the Big Apple and move to Florida to escape the sky-high property taxes.
4. Despite all their pandering to Democrats, Facebook gets branded killers by the president.
After the nation missed his July 4 vaccination target, Joe Biden lashed out at the social media giant for inadequate censorship. “They’re killing people.” What an ingrate. Facebook bent over backward to get him elected. They censored The Post’s stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop. Mark Zuckerberg gave $400 million to progressive groups to sway election outcomes in battleground states and they’ve been obediently de-platforming miscreants as instructed by the Jen Psaki Ministry of Truth. What more can they do? Facebook is the perfect example of Winston Churchill’s line about appeasement — feeding the crocodile in the hope it eats you last.
5. Major League Baseball bombs in the ratings.
The All-Star Game last week recorded the second-lowest ratings in history after exiting Georgia in a political stunt over voting laws. Like the NFL and NBA, the MLB misjudged its role in society. Faced with kneeling athletes, preachy pregame entertainment, craven kowtowing to China and outright political activism, the average sports fan has said fuhgeddaboudit. There’s no going back.
6. If there is ever an industry that embodies the philosophy of Get Woke Go Broke, it’s Hollywood.
Now that every movie promotes a progressive social agenda, this year’s Academy Awards telecast was the least watched in history, with less than half the audience of last year and less than one-tenth of the 55 million viewers who tuned in to see Billy Crystal and “Titanic” in 1998. But adversity has a perverse way of creating the best art, so stand by for a movie renaissance.
7. Whaddaya know, the gods have feet of clay.
One thing the pandemic did was add moral clarity. Every person sanctified by the media we now know was a villain. Exhibit A: Gov. Cuomo, who condemned thousands of elderly New Yorkers to certain death during the pandemic — and then covered it all up to make millions from a self-preening book. He won an Emmy and was lauded by Biden as the “gold standard” in pandemic leadership. But 11 sexual harassment allegations later, he is dead man walking as donors desert him and state and federal investigators close in. Character is destiny, chum.
8. Sharing equal billing is Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose gargantuan ego is in inverse proportion to the credibility of his flip-flopping medical advice.
He might have kept his halo if not for documents which show he helped fund Frankenstein research on bat viruses at the Wuhan lab, and e-mails suggesting a coverup. This week, he was ruthlessly disemboweled in a Senate hearing by Sen Rand Paul, a physician who brought receipts. The Babylon Bee summed up: “Debate Erupts Between Trusted Medical Doctor And Dr. Fauci.”
9. Our cast of villains is not complete without Nancy Pelosi.
She still has a way to go before she is found out, although her bloody handprints are on most atrocities in Washington. But playing proxy in the downfall stakes is her golden boy Eric Swalwell, of Fang Fang fame, who is dying the death of a thousand cuts through his own ridiculousness, from audible flatulence on live TV to topless photos on a camel in Qatar. The good news is that we will never again be fooled by media darlings.
10. Biden celebrates six months in the Oval Office this week with a series of rolling events to trumpet his magnificent work.
Now none of that is good news. But it does mean that, for a growing number of voters, November 2022 can’t come fast enough.