When Donald Trump won the 2016 election, people on the left started repeating the phrase “this is not normal” almost immediately.
The use of this talking point by the left had multiple layers of meaning.
It was meant to imply that Trump was not a normal president, that he had not won through normal means, and that there was something inherently wrong with everything about him.
What do they have to say now that Joe Biden is president?
The economy is still stalled, COVID is still an issue, and Americans are trapped in Afghanistan.
Is any of this normal?
Salina Zito writes at the Washington Examiner:
Our bargain for normal is failing
Leading into Election Day last year, two of the biggest reasons people gave in interviews for voting for Joe Biden were to sense a return to normal and a little empathy for their struggles.
In short, they wanted their lives to reflect the bucolic scene this Fayette County town evoked after nearly a year of a deadly pandemic that had turned their lives upside down and took loved ones. They also said they were exhausted by then-President Donald Trump’s comportment.
So people sent a message to Washington with their vote, and Biden won.
In traditional Washington fashion, Biden has ignored that message voters sent and delivered the opposite. In less than seven months, we have found that Biden is far from that empathetic persona he has crafted over the years, and we have not returned to anything near normal.
And Biden lies. Not tiny little lies, but ones that affect events that are deeply tragic. Last week, he told leaders in the Jewish community that he visited the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 people were slaughtered during a service in 2018.
Our shameless media keeps trying to spin reality for Biden but it’s not working.
People can see reality with their own eyes.