Meet the Press - Soapbox, Jr.
Something happened on Thursday, that I wasn’t sure would ever happen. President Joe Biden stood in front of the White House Press Corps and took “questions” for the first time since he was inaugurated on January 20th. That’s 65 days.
That’s longer than any president in the past 100 years.
The reviews from the mainstream media were fawning, as to be expected, but for those that watched or listened to without the glowing admiration of a media that was happy that the evil “orange bad man” was no longer at the podium, there was cause for concern, a lot of concern.
I guess at this point, I need to add a disclaimer that I’ve added in the past. Dad and I shared similar beliefs, and nothing I am about to write conflicts with his opinions. If I ever write something on a soapbox that goes against dad’s beliefs, I will highlight that so that there is no confusion that I’m speaking contrary to dad’s beliefs and principles.
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming…
Some of the sycophant media reviews I saw said “excels,” “strong, sure and focused,” “sails through debut.”
I kind of agree with the last one, if they meant sail as in sailing through a hurricane with a huge rip in the mainsail, right before the mast cracks and smashes through the hull of the ship. That I would agree with...
In short, the first – and so far, only – Joe Biden press conference was disastrous. Uncle Joe needed a ton of notes, and to be fair, other presidents have used notes, but not to the degree that Joe did, sometimes reading large parts of his answers directly from them.
The Guardian went as far as to praise his use of notes, “And he needn’t commit to memory boring details” regarding US vs. China infrastructure details,” but more concerning is that his “cheat sheet” of reporters seemed to be already determined beforehand. Most of the press corps that were called were mostly softball questions, with only mildly tough questions on the border non-crisis.
So, the White House had pre-determined which reporters to call, and which to exclude, specifically Fox News’ Peter Doocy, which is generally the only correspondent to ask Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, any substantial hard-hitting questions. I doubt they wanted to take a chance with Joe going off-script.
But even having binders and cards, and cheat sheets (oh my…), Joe still predictably wandered into territory that no one could decipher,
"The best way to get something done, if you, if you hold near and dear to you that you, uh ... um, like to be able to ... anyway ..."
There were other mental lapses, which other than those who have been paying attention for the last couple of years, have been swept aside with a “Nothing to see here” attitude from the Biden camp.
There were not even any questions regarding his health after he stumbled and fell three times on the stairs to board Air Force One recently, allegedly from the wind. The kind of wind it would take to knock down an average grown man would be – in my opinion – more than the wind that appeared to be gently causing the back of his suit jacket to flutter.
Yes, I have my strong opinions about Joe Biden, his politics and his health, so I’m willing to admit my biases, so I’m not even going to go into all of the fact-checking I could regarding the truthfulness of much of his answers, but even Fox News Chris Wallace - a registered Democrat – seemed uneasy at what he witnessed, specifically the handling of answers to nearly every foreign policy question, in the same way that Jen Psaki often speaks while looking over White House talking points.
Wallace said, “covering Ronald Reagan for six years I never saw that. Watching a lot of news conferences over the years I have never seen that, a president at a news conference reading talking points. He did that on it seemed every foreign policy question.”
I’ve been saying that Joe Biden isn’t mentally up for the job of president for quite a while now, I saw nothing yesterday to change my mind, in fact, after seeing his mind getting lost while in a sea of less than hardball questions, I think it’s even more concerning, and confirms to me that before the end of the year, we will be seeing the inauguration of the 47th President of the United States of America.
That’s just my opinion.
But you know who else was watching? Russia and China, Iran, North Korea and others.
Do you think they saw a strong leader yesterday?
I don’t. And that should be concerning to everyone.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops, our police, the peace of Jerusalem and for our nation.
God Bless America
— Charlie Daniels, Jr.
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