The State of the Onion

Dateline: Screamerville, March 9, 2024

On Thursday night, our President gave his third State of the Union address. The speech is traditionally a platform for bragging about accomplishments and listing priorities for the year.

This one did have a lot of bragging  –  and screaming, haranguing and ludicrous claims. The Senseless Old Buffoon is really only good at layering whoppers on top of whoppers whether he’s whispering, talking or bellowing. That made his State of the Union much more of a State of the Onion, each layer of which must be peeled back to expose what lies beneath.

Three of Biden’s more notable layers were headline grabbers.  He identified the Jan.6 rioters as ‘insurrectionists’, a characterization that can only be made by Congress.

He was baited into saying Laken Riley’s name: “I know how to say her name. Lincoln. Lincoln Riley, an innocent young woman who was killed by an illegal. That’s right. But how many thousands of people are being killed by legals?”

There are three problems with this pronouncement. First, Biden was holding a pin with Laken’s name on it and still managed to screw it up. Second, the reference to Riley’s killer as an illegal sent shock waves through progressives who eschew the term. Third, and thoroughly deplorable, he tried to diminish Laken’s murder with his observation that a lot of people are murdered.

Finally, in referring to the reversal of Roe v. Wade, Biden threatened the Justices sitting in the first row: “With all due respect, justices, women are not without electoral or political power. You’re about to realize just how much.” It was an idiotic remark. The reversal did not outlaw abortion. It left the decision to the voters of the states, you know, like women.

Onions are not a popular vegetable. Neither are politicians who stink up the place.