The joke stands the test of time and is worth repeating whatever the circumstances. A suburban town with a population of 90 per cent Irish and 10 per cent Jewish held a mayoral election involving two candidates, one Irish and one Jewish, as the late journalist Mickey Carroll said.
The Irish candidate won, don’t you know? Ninety percent of the vote. Whereupon he criticised the Jews’ clannishness at once!
The storey provides a beneficial way to interpret the demands for national unity made by Joe Biden. Let’s just say our president is as sincere as the fictitious Irish mayor.
To follow the leftist platform he campaigned on, Biden won the right. But his vow to work for the Americans who did not vote for him, too, is more of a fig leaf than an honest invitation.
“As John Mitchell famously stated about the White House of Richard Nixon, “Watch what we do, not what we say.
Applying that norm to Biden, because all he has done leans far left, we should disregard the unity speak.
Again, he has the right and elections have consequences. But it was never going to work to knit together a divided America around a far-left agenda. And he knows Biden.
In fact, his actions indicate that the appeal of “Kumbaya” is not aimed at Trump voters or even the general public.
It’s just a disguised call to his own party’s factions to stay together, to give him a chance. He’s saying, I’ll keep you all happy, just wait.
During the vote, Biden kept the Dems together because everyone wanted to dump Trump.
He’s got to find other ways to prevent the fault lines from spreading now that he’s won. Early signs suggest that he claims that by loading his administration with establishment veterans and party warhorses while bringing early political wins to the ardent far left, he will straddle the divide.
In the 25 or so executive orders that the president signed as part of his vow to hit the ground running, their dogma lives loudly. He’d have to pledge to walk.
Remember that in his inaugural speech, just hours after the new president moaned that “Millions of jobs have been lost, hundreds of thousands of businesses have been closed,” he deliberately killed more jobs in the energy sector.