“Those of you who travel abroad, it’s not a joke. Not a joke. Ask — you know, when I went to this G7, all the major democracies. I walked in and go, 'America’s back.' I’m serious, heads of state. I give you my word as a Biden. They said, ‘Are you really back?’” -- President Joe Biden
“I give you my word as a Biden?” Was he kidding?
Regular readers of this column might surmise that I made up this quote, since occasionally I put words into the mouths of good ol’ senile Joe and various other Democrats who are all too predictable in their daily ramblings (see below). But as President Joe indicated in the above blurb, this is not a joke. Biden actually mumbled those words -- in that order -- last week in a town hall forum with none other than ultra-liberal Trump hating CNN host Don Lemon, where the man occupying the world’s most powerful political office (at least it used to be) was fed softball questions and failed to return with hardball answers. Or responses that revealed substance. Or even sentences that made sense.
It was embarrassing, and I didn’t even see the whole thing. Having more or less watched Biden butcher simple subjects throughout his near half-century in the Washington swamp, it was no shocker to view him dramatically crashing and burning in front of a national audience (but then again, no one watches CNN -- great news for senile Joe!).
My guess is the people at home -- which must’ve included a high percentage of liberals and Democrats -- cringed noticeably at Biden’s gaffe-making mouth. By now, everyone knows that Biden overcame a stuttering problem as a youth, but his verbal stumbling these days appears to be caused by a short-circuit somewhere in his brain. Or it could be old age and wear and tear. He’s been through a lot in his life. We can give him that.
But senile Joe’s awful performance must’ve also given some folks pause contemplating his inevitable departure from the White House. Be it in January, 2025 after having served a full term and not opted to run again, or more probably, being soundly beaten by a Republican who can walk and chew gum at the same time, Joe’s gonna go. But what if Democrats try to sneak in vice president Kamala Harris before her turn in line reaches the front? It wouldn’t be popular.
“Vice President Kamala Harris has her work cut out for her if she wants to succeed President Joe Biden at the White House in four or eight years. Harris may be Biden's heir apparent, but her unfavorable ratings, even among Biden supporters, are high for a politician hoping to move from Number One Observatory Circle to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave...
“Harris's average favorability rating hovers around 44%, while her unfavorability rating is 46%, according to polling aggregator RealClearPolitics. Biden's numbers are superior, with an average favorable-unfavorable rating of 52%-43%. For instance, an Economist/YouGov survey published this week exposed Harris's weaknesses with white men, especially those without a college degree, and white women without a college education...”
Oh, that’s it. It’s a racial thing, right? You mean those backwards-butt redneck deplorable bitter clinger insurrectionist Trump types aren’t taking to Kamala? Say it isn’t so! Perhaps it’s because they don’t like her wardrobe… or the fact she’s from California… or her intimate past association with the crooked Willie Brown. It all makes sense now!
The race-obsessed Democrats must be hard at work concocting their explanations for why Harris will flameout at some point in the indefinite future. As the world’s most famous affirmative action placeholder, Harris was deemed to be the perfect choice for nominee senile Joe a year ago. Since Joe had said he was going to pick a woman for his running mate (in March at the final party primary debate with “The Bern” Sanders), he’d eliminated more than half (politically speaking) of his potential candidate pool.
The George Floyd incident happened at the end of May, the Democrat voting base (entitled liberal white youths, enraged pigmented people, homosexual activists, transgenders, gun-banning kooks, anarchists, socialists, communists and various other disgruntled America-bashers -- and Mitt Romney) then ignored the COVID restrictions on gathering size, took to the streets and made a huge commotion over… something. Biden’s list of eligible possibilities simultaneously shrunk even further and Kamala’s name suddenly bubbled to the surface.
Who else were they going to choose for him, Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren? Liz’s 1/1024 Cherokee heritage wasn’t nearly enough for the Democrats. So, Kamala got the call. They certainly figured as the first minority woman ever to grace a presidential ticket, she was a shoe-in for high popularity ratings, right? Sarah Palin preceded her as the first twenty-first century woman on a ticket, but Palin was so… Alaskan. White. Conservative. Didn’t favor abortion. Had a quaint “common person” accent. Made John McCain look truly ancient. All bad things.
But now that Kamala’s VP, why isn’t she doing better? From the article cited above, Lim continued, “Biden has packed Harris's policy portfolio with politically charged issues, including addressing the ‘root causes’ of illegal immigration as border crossings surged. Yet, Harris has complicated matters for herself by volunteering to spearhead the administration's response to Republicans passing a spate of election integrity laws.”
Yup, it’s true. Harris’s short time as vice president has been a public relations disaster. Some hinted that Biden’s pegging of Kamala as illegal immigration border czar was intentional to make her look bad. The jury’s still out on that proposition, but there’s no doubting Harris’s un-likability factor has played into her ratings. Vice presidents -- including Kamala -- don’t do a whole lot and there’s usually not much to like or dislike about the constitutional next-in-line, but somehow Harris managed to give people strong impressions of her in the negative sense.
At the start of this administration, there were the positive stories about the Biden/Harris duo from the liberal media, members of which loved the fact they had something new to write about. Or producers of liberal cable news shows appreciated contrasting Harris’s gender and race against the awful Trump and pasty white Mike Pence. Kamala shattered the glass ceiling! She overcame all the gender obstacles to be the first woman vice president! She beamed standing next to the broken down, verbally challenged Joe! And she didn’t look like a reject from a geriatric dementia ward like Bernie Sanders!
As alluded to above, Harris allegedly requested to be put in charge of the Democrats’ “voting rights” push in the senate. If so, she’s not too bright. How did she get the job? It may have gone a little like this:
--Democrat strategist at a Biden cabinet meeting: “Alright people, settle down! Speaker Nancy P just pinged us and said she’s gonna send the ‘For the People’ Act over to the senate. With only fifty votes and the filibuster still in place, we need to convince ten Republicans that they’re siding with Nazis, KKK sheet-wearers and the Trump rube base if they don’t go along with our scheme. Who can we get to twist some arms and instill some guilt? Who’ll be our bag man?”
Joe Biden: “Wait a second. I’m the president here. No joke. I say ‘no joke’ all the time to make it look like I’m telling the truth. If it’s not a joke, it must be sincere, right? If we’re to convince anyone that we’re serious about stopping Republicans from fixing the voting laws, we need a spokesperson who has street cred with the woke crowd. Or maybe a transgender. What about Caitlyn Jenner? What’s ol’ Bruce up to these days? I remember watching her win the Decathlon in ’76. Sheesh, I was only in the senate for half a term at that time.”
Aide: “Um, Joe, Jenner is a Republican and she’s running for governor in California. The socialist crowd would never go for it.”
Joe Biden: “Oh, didn’t know that.” Joe frowned and donned his eternal puzzled face. Looking around the room, he spotted Kamala Harris sitting alone in the corner, her chair not pulled up to the table with the rest of Joe’s department heads. The woman was staring blankly and expressionlessly at her smart phone. “Say, you there, what does my chief of staff call you?”
Joe Biden: “Yeah, yeah. Kamala. Now I remember. You have all the right demographic qualifications. How would you like to take charge of our public relations campaign to dissolve the southern border, then hang out up on Capitol Hill selling our ‘voting rights’ bills? That’ll at least give you something to do, since your speeches are awful and frankly, you giggle a little too much, man.”
Harris: (Gleefully) “I’ll do it, Joe! Thank you so much! I wanna be president someday, just like you! And now I have a purpose in life! Voting rights, rah, rah, rah! Illegal immigrants, sis boom bah! When do I start?”
--By now, Democrats must realize they have a heck of a problem with their team in the White House. Joe Biden makes a fool of himself whenever he’s placed before the public without a tight leash and Kamala Harris has been a dud as vice president. Their prospects for victory in 2024 don’t look bright, and we don’t need a poll to tell us what we already know.
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