Five takeaways from President Biden’s Inaugural Address

By Dave Andrusko

Let’s get right to it before pro-abortion President Joe Biden has a chance to repeal as many of pro-life President Donald Trump’s pro-life executive orders as he can in one day.

1. Pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address was treated by the media as if his words alone (as he said in his speech accepting his party’s nomination) were “the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” At first blush (indeed in real time) Mr. Biden’s remarks were favorably contrasted (no surprise there) with President’s Trump’s 2017 Inaugural Address. I took a quick look back at what Mr. Obama said in 2009 and saw that President Biden checked off all the the critiques of the outgoing President and added a few more.

2. President Biden’s rhetorical tuning fork was off. In his call for “unity,” he contrasted what he said he will do with behaviors virtually no one would defend. But if you listened carefully and read the transcript, you might wonder how long his enemies will be. Certainly commentators urged him to cast his net wide.

3. Biden opened his Inaugural Address with “This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day.” There could be a chance for this to be true if his actions bear out this promise: “I will be a President for all Americans. I promise I will fight as hard for those who did not support me as those who did.”

But even a cursory glance at the way he acted during the campaign testifies that he lashes out when someone (including reporters) dares to ask a tough question, let alone disagree. It’s no secret that the self-described “scrappy kid from Scranton” angers easily.

4. In that same vein, Mr. Biden said

And so today, at this time, in this place, let’s start afresh, all of us. Let’s begin to listen to one another again, hear one another, see one another, show respect to one another. Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path.

Would anyone, does anyone believe that a man who last summer sold his political soul for a mess of pottage–his party’s nomination– will listen “afresh” when pro-lifers in Congress explain that except for rabidly pro-abortion Democrats, there is widespread support for the life-saving Hyde Amendment? (Biden supported it for decades only to flip-flop in one day when the Abortion Industry applied heat.) Or that funneling countless millions into the coffers of the Abortion Industry shows “respect” to the American public which has never supported taxpayer funding of abortion?

Yesterday, Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson tweeted out

“Tomorrow, we claim our power in the Senate. Senator-elect [Jon Ossoff], we at [Planned Parenthood Action] can’t wait to work with you to restore decency and compassion, and advance accountability and justice in the federal government.”

“Decency,” according to the tender mercies of a killing machine that takes the lives of more than 345,000 unborn babies every year, and “compassion” as defined as abortion at any time for any reason up until birth.

5. Biden had run for President for 33 years. I believe most non-partisans would concede that had not the country been struck by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Trump would have been the odds on favorite to win a second term.

Pro-lifers would have celebrated four more years with the passion that wells up out of deep reservoir of love for unborn children and their mothers. Now, we become the loyal opposition.

There is virtually nothing we can do about the issuance of executive orders.

But legislatively, we will battle the Biden/Harris administration on every item that promotes their abortion agenda. We were through this with Bill Clinton and again with Barack Obama. Inevitably, they get out over their skis, to use a popular idiom.

They overshoot both because they believe their own propaganda and because, even if they recognize that the American public is not with them, believe they can snooker people into swallowing nonsense such as President Biden is a “moderate.”

On this day, and often in the future, I would highly recommend that you read NRL President Carol Tobias’ column from the January issue of NRL News. The link is found here.

Her conclusion is perfect:

The pro-life movement has had challenges before and we have always risen to meet, and overcome, them. We will continue to do so, and we will prevail. For the babies and the medically vulnerable, we must.