Wednesday, March 17, 2021

hidin'-Biden watch: post #3

I promised early on that I wouldn't do to Joe Biden what the liberals did to Trump, i.e., deliberately mischaracterize him as a Nazi and put out other wild-eyed accusations that are utterly detached from reality.  Biden's no Nazi, but his administration has shown some definite dictatorial tendencies (see, for example, the troops and razor wire still ringing the Capitol).  In the meantime, it becomes more obvious every day that Biden is merely a figurehead, a puppet being managed by his puppet masters.  This passage, quoted on Instapundit, fleshes out the situation nicely:

Joe Biden’s decline has become so painful to see and so embarrassing to watch that it feels cruel to mention it. But it’s even more cruel that Biden’s team act as if it’s not happening, and most of America’s media look the other way.

On Thursday night, Biden marked the first anniversary of the Covid-19 shutdowns and his fiftieth day in the White House by giving the first televised address of his presidency. He hadn’t been seen in public for three days.

From the moment he wheezed up to the lectern and peered into the camera, you could tell Biden was on top form: croaky sentiment, sporadic belligerence, and only the occasional moment when he looked oddly distant and perplexed.

He got through twenty minutes, then tottered off without taking any questions. This is how low the bar now is for Biden. And we can see how hard Biden has to fight, and what a long run-up he requires, if he is to clear it.

We can see it in his struggle to follow the simple lines on his autocue, and in his bungling of the simplest ad-libs. We see it in the clips of his increasingly desperate handlers trying to block him from questions at his rare and carefully managed appearances before the cameras. Most of all, we see it in his eyes.

“What am I doing here?” Biden asked after fumbling his autocue lines in an address in Texas in late February. He reached for the cue cards that are now his constant companion. “I’m gonna lose track here.”

Biden’s supporters call him “gaffe-prone.” It’s true: he’s always thought with his mouth open. It’s also true that he bravely overcame a speech impediment in childhood, and that anxiety and age can cause a stutter to recur. But these aren’t gaffes or stutters.

Compare how he moves and sounds now to how he was a year ago, let alone five years ago. Biden looks and sounds frail. He seems visibly distressed at his inability to carry out the simplest requirements of office—and at a time when the requirements are simpler than usual.

When Biden dodged the press during last year’s election campaign, his aides called it Covid-19 precautions. As the pandemic ends, he will run out of excuses for not travelling. He doesn’t look capable of leading an international summit, let alone taking the proverbial 3 a.m. phone call.

Earlier this week, the Commander-in-Chief forgot the name of the largest department in the US government, the Department of Defense, as well as the name of the man he recently appointed as its leader, Lloyd Austin.

“Thank you to the Sec… the former general… I keep calling him general… my… my… the guy who runs that outfit over there,” he flailed.

Biden is the first [president] in decades to reach fifty days in office without giving a press conference. He missed giving the traditional speech to Congress in February. His handlers refuse to name when he might talk to the press, and only offer that it’s “something he will do in the future.”

There’s only one possible explanation. Biden’s team don’t trust him to manage one of the simplest requirements of modern political office. But they know they can’t defer the reckoning.

Some Instapundit commenters responded thus:

Sorry, but I have no sympathy for this evil charlatan. A cretin who has slithered and faked his way through life causing God only knows how much misery to others all in the attempt to enrich himself and to feed his ego.

A man so inept and stupid that he appointed a known crackhead and sexual deviant as his bag man.

First off, Biden is NOT the President, he's a an utterly corrupt usurper with dementia.

Second, the press is working overtime to cover his, and the fascist democrat's, sorry asses.

Spare me the treacle. The Demos wanted a prop, much like Zippy, and they had to steal an election to install him (much like I think Zippy did in '12), but he's here. I have absolutely no sympathy for him. He's shafted people his entire life and now it's payback.

he bravely overcame a speech impediment in childhood

So did a lot of people, but they never tried to bluff, bully, cheat, and betray people their entire life the way he has.

Don't make excuses for him.

Granted, calling Biden an "evil charlatan" puts him in the same zone as malefic wizards, so that sort of rhetoric is just as wild-eyed as what the lefties do.  There's no need to call Biden evil when it's sufficient to call him a senile idiot.  Isn't it Hanlon's Razor that says "Never attribute to malice what can be accounted for by stupidity"?  

Joe Biden is Hanlon's child for sure.  How many more months before the Alzheimer's becomes so obvious as to be un-coverable?


John Mac said...

He won't make it through two years. This is all about installing Harris as President.

Kevin Kim said...

If Biden is out before his term is up, I'm definitely chalking that up to the Trump Effect. Karma is what happens when you steal an election. (Not that a President Kamala is anything to look forward to.)