From Great Orators to Gobbledygook

Once in America – and in some parts of the world – we were gifted by great orators, men and women who could by the power and content of their words inspire, motivate and sometimes unify their nations.


Today, we have politicians who mumble, slur their words, repeat themselves and in other ways make no sense. They neither inspire, nor unite. I don’t just mean President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, who recently added to her list of non sequiturs by saying community banks are good because “they’re in the community.”

One of the articulate members in the Biden administration is Jared Bernstein, c hair of the president’s economic group. One sees him on TV spinning bad economic numbers, attempting to demonstrate that “Bidenomics” is working, despite visible evidence it is not. Still, he appears confident and speaks in complete sentences. Sometimes.

In a recent social media interview, Bernstein was flummoxed trying to answer a simple question that anyone with a minimal knowledge of economics should know. His answer also exposes the phoniness many feel is projected from Washington instead of honest answers that give the public confidence that our leaders know what they are doing.

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