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Paul the Apostle He’s Not, but Biden Has Become All Things to All People

In 1 Corinthians 9:22, Paul wrote: “To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak; I have become all things to all people, so that I may by all means save some.”

Even nonbelievers can agree that making it one’s life work to turn his fellow human beings toward the Lord is a noble gesture. Much less so politicians attempting to win elections, however.

Like arguably the most influential Apostle, President Biden has become all things to all people. Especially since he continues to trail Donald Trump – not only nationally but more importantly in the critical swing states – by enough points that realists in both major parties correctly conclude that if the election were held today, it’s more likely than not that Trump would win.

In fairness to Biden, he’s certainly not the first politician to attempt to be all things to all people to gain their vote. But he’s been honing that technique since the early 70s to the point that it’s second nature to him. Biden predicated his 2020 campaign on a lie: that Trump said there were “very fine people on both sides” of the Charlottesville riots, when actually Trump was clearly referring to people on both sides of whether Confederate statues should be taken down or retained as historical relics, as one would learn by listening to the rest of that speech, which much of mainstream media conveniently left out. Then, Biden tore into fellow Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders, criticizing him for promoting a spending spree that the country simply could not sustain. But once Biden got the White House, he essentially duplicated that plan, calling it the comically named Inflation Reduction Act. Biden happily stood, literally and politically, in the center of the Democratic debaters, taking punch after punch about the Obama-Biden administration having been too conservative. Biden wisely knew that as long as he held on to capture his party’s nomination, his reputation for being a centrist would propel him to win the general election.
As president, though, Biden placated the radical woke left just enough to enable rampant lawlessness – whether border crossings, looting, and random acts of violence – absurdly extreme political correctness, and alarmingly unaffordable food and gas prices. Now, Biden realizes that eventually, Americans do awaken from their slumber and put two and two together: “Biden hasn’t really governed as a centrist, after all.” Duh.
As the clock winds down to Election Day, Biden’s been scrambling to be more like Trump. Suddenly, he’s getting tougher at the border, if ever so slightly. He’s also imposing more tariffs on China.

Nonetheless, Biden’s not going to forsake voting blocs he thought he had in his hip pocket, such as young voters, who are turning to Trump (and Robert Kennedy Jr., who hasn’t gone away despite the media’s efforts to ignore him).
As I wrote last week, Biden eased off marijuana restrictions and postponed his promised ban on menthol cigarettes, the favorite tobacco product of voters of color.

Biden’s latest about-face is in response to being labeled ‘Genocide Joe’ by the trust fund babies holding university campuses under siege: he’s now threatening to withhold weapons for Israel. Trump likes to boast about being the most pro-Israel president ever. Whether or not that’s true, the converse certainly is: Biden, based on his current actions, is the most anti-Israel president ever.
It would be hilarious were it not so pitiful, that legions of Trump-bashers who for years told the rest of us that Trump stands for absolutely nothing are oblivious to the fact that Biden stands for everything – which essentially means he stands for nothing.

Trump once said about the problematic state of our country: “I alone can fix it.” We know his ego is through the roof; self-esteem he does not lack. Sure, he wants to be president, because what better way to feed his ego than being leader of the free world? But that very ego is what makes Trump genuinely believe he’s the best for the job.
Does Biden believe that, though? Does he really think, analogously speaking, that it’s not yet time to take away his car keys? Does he look at himself in the mirror every morning and genuinely believe he’s the best choice to lead America until January 20, 2029? And if he doesn’t really believe that, then is his refusal to bow out based on anything other than selfishly placing his own druthers ahead of the country’s best interests?
No one said Trump and countless other politicians aren’t selfish too. But let’s not pretend that Biden is selfless, or even sincere.
The last time a major party presidential nominee attempted to be all things to all people to such a great extent was Mitt Romney in 2012. The Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus aptly said about Romney: “he oozes inauthenticity.” His strategy worked for awhile: he won the GOP nomination and then prepared to face incumbent President Obama in the general election.

In their first debate, Obama didn’t know what hit him. Romney suddenly began spewing platitudes that contradicted his policy positions going back several years. It’s practically impossible to out-debate your opponent when his strategy is to agree with everything you say.
Most observers (including me) gave that first debate to Romney. But then, proving Abraham Lincoln’s maxim: “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time,” Americans awakened from their slumber and got wise to Romney’s chameleon ways, and he lost the election.

Here’s to hoping history repeats itself.

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