Author Edward Banfield once wrote that criminals are people who can’t foresee the logical results of their bad actions. They are unable to predict that prison will result from their acts of stealing or killing. They are doomed to keep making mistakes that hurt people and will keep paying the price for their actions. Likewise, liberals/Democrats/progressives can’t foresee the bad outcomes of their liberal decisions and policies: they can’t see that appeasement to Iran and ISIS will result in real harm to America one day (like Neville Chamberlain could not predict that “Peace in our time” would lead to World War II, the destruction of Europe and the deaths of millions of people).
Similarly, in the United States, leftists could not predict that unlimited welfare would result in the virtual enslavement of millions of American citizens who grew up dependent on a big government that hands out just enough money to keep them sheltered and alive, in exchange for these entrapped citizens voting for Democrats in every election in order to keep the goodies flowing. Even Democrats who recognize that their welfare policies are destructive to those on the receiving end will not propose that welfare be reduced so that these American citizens can become self-sufficient and proud of their economic success in life. Democrats want to continue to get the votes and exercise the power that comes from this dependent class, so they will continue the immoral policies that assure their continued votes.
Likewise, a stupid president (Joe Biden comes to mind) would be preferable to an evil president (Obama). A Republican legislator recently made the statement that he would not vote to bring impeachment charges against Obama because Biden is so stupid. But I would argue that a stupid president would occasionally make a decision that favors the United States, its citizens and our allies and would further our prosperity and our liberties, unlike the evil Obama who will always make decisions that are destructive to our nation and the world. For example, Obama will always favor regulations from the EPA and the FCC that cause great harm to American citizens (like taxing carbon, which causes higher electric bills for already-hurt citizens, or diverting water from California’s Central Valley and sending the water into the Pacific Ocean, at a time when water is desperately needed to grow the crops that the entire nation needs for food, and that the local valley farmers and workers need to remain employed). Obamacare has caused the same disruption to America’s medical and general employment situation, all because an evil president wants power and control, and because liberals can’t see the logical results of their actions and policies, and will never, ever admit they made a policy error and then take steps to correct the problems they have caused. But perhaps the most outrageous example of Obama’s pure evil is his string of Executive Orders, the worst being to open our borders to all comers, because he is undermining our entire system of government by excluding the House and Senate and dictating his personal will, in contradiction to established law, on the entire population. A true liberal/ progressive will always seek to destroy America when it advances his/her personal power and control over the citizens.
So now that Hillary’s campaign is on the skids, here comes Joe Biden considering a run for president. I like the idea of stupid following evil (at least the trend is in the right direction) and Biden would be better in that regard than Obama, but do we want a president as stupid as Biden? Biden’s record is especially bad considering that he just stood around with a blank face, squinting into the camera and gazing adoringly at his boss as Obama destroyed our legislative process, undermined the constitution with his edicts on immigration and non-enforcement of nearly any law he didn’t personally like, and as he oversaw the creation of a tremendous national jobless rate. Plus Biden said nothing as Obama gave a path to nuclear weapons to Iran. In Biden’s case I don’t think stupid would serve our national welfare any better than Obama’s evil has.