Last night, the Republican candidates at the debate decided to use their time in front of the American people, not to lay out their vision for America or to describe how they are going to undo all of the damage that Joe Biden has wrought on this country, instead, they decided to attack each other, and most of all, takes shots at former President Donald Trump. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that “Donald Trump is missing in action.” Nikki Haley called Trump the "most disliked politician in America". And Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called Trump, “Donald Duck”, as if that’s going to move the needle or dissuade any potential Trump voter from voting for Trump.
This debate and Trump’s decision not to attend display Trump’s astute political instincts. Why would he degrade himself and be a part of that spectacle last night? Trump won the debate because his absence was felt more than anyone else’s presence. And that is the difference between all the candidates. Trump’s echoes speak louder than their loudest screams. Like it or not, Donald J Trump is going to be the nominee for the Republican party in 2024. And that is why he is facing four separate politically motivated indictments as a way to interfere with the election and remove Trump from the ballot. And they all are going to be adjudicated during the heart of the Presidential campaign by far-left prosecutors from Democrat leaning jurisdictions in front of liberal judges. That’s how much the left fears Donald Trump as the Republican nominee.
Donald Trump is an extremely flawed man. There is a lot not to like about Trump, the person. His style can be grating on many people. He’s brash, he’s arrogant, he’s dismissive, he’s egotistical, he’s overly sensitive. But it is hard to disagree with his substance as a President – put America first – low taxes, low regulations, low unemployment, increasing wages, economic growth, energy independence, no foreign wars, Middle East peace treaties, America-friendly trade deals. Trump is the exact opposite of Barack Obama who was all style and little substance. The comparison between Trump and Obama can be seen in the Nobel Peace Prize. Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing to bring peace to the world. Trump did not win a Nobel Peace Prize when he helped orchestrate an unprecedented five Middle East peace treaties. I guess style points do count in Stockholm, Sweden.
Contrary to Trump, Joe Biden has put America last; opening the borders so a flood of foreign nationals can enter the country unfettered and exploit the good will of our country; attacking the oil and gas industry to destroy America’s energy independence, and then going to Saudi Arabia and Venezuela begging those dictators to produce more oil; mandating EVs whose vital parts are produced in China which cripples our manufacturing sector but enriches our number one geo-political enemy; devaluing the dollar through reckless spending so 21 countries including China, Russia, Brazil, India and Malaysia no longer use the US dollar as their reserve currency; sending over $100 billion to Ukraine while ignoring the disintegration of our cities; handing Iran – the number one state sponsor of terrorism – $6 billion as part of a prisoner exchange that puts Americans lives in jeopardy. Every single one of those policies and decisions, put America last.
But Joe Biden is not running our country, it is evident that Obama is. That’s why Joe Biden has not been pulled off the ticket. He is the perfect figurehead for Obama’s fourth term as President. Biden accepted the role as figurehead because that’s the only way for someone like him to become President. He couldn’t get there on merit. The other two times he ran for President, he did not receive one single delegate in the Democrat primary. Other Democrat politicians like Gavin Newson, RFK Jr or Bernie Sanders would not be content to play the figurehead as Obama called the shots. Joe Biden is shameless. He has played this role his entire life. He plagiarized his way through law school; he plagiarized political speeches; and now he’s just repeating the words of another man as his own. A plagiarist is the perfect puppet because neither can come up with their own words. The only original words that Joe Biden can come up with are non-sensical ones like, “trunalimunumaprzure”, “asufutimaehaehfutbw”, “frisizhnjubs”, “merfin”, and “ruthers”.
We will not survive another four years of Biden or the fourth term of Obama, however you look at it. Our country will be on its knees. It will be even more unrecognizable than it is today. But that is the plan of the left, destroy the country and rebuild it in their Marxist vision. We cannot afford to have another night like last night where we spend our time, money and energy at a nonsensical made for TV event, bludgeoning each other, and then treat Biden with kid gloves, the way we always treat the opposition party when the general election comes around. We have people on the stage who have no chance of winning the nomination, taking shots and trying to diminish the candidate who will be the nominee. Everybody involved last night was diminished, and that is why Trump decided to spend his time with the striking auto workers.
Judd Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University, and a former NFL player, coach, and executive. He has been a contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.