Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Joe Biden Leaves His Basement

Apparently, the upcoming elections are a referendum on the first two years of the Biden presidency. Thus, the White House staff has trotted out Joe himself to be more present to the nation. They do not want the country to imagine that Joe Biden, cerebrally impaired as he is, is hiding out in his basement, avoiding the press and the public because he is afraid that they will see that he is a shadow of his former, diminished self.

Dare I say that it has been a strange few days for good old Joe.

For instance, the other day he was leading a ceremony to celebrate Diwali, a Hindu festival of lights. As you know, Great Britain has a new prime minister, one Rishi Sunak, who is the first Hindu to hold the office.

Of course, challenged to pronounce the man’s name, Biden could not do better than “Rashee Sanook.” It was embarrassing and insulting at the same time. Surely, the name was written on one of Biden’s cue cards, but Joe was not up to the challenge.

Keep in mind, and recall wistfully all of those commentators and pundits who declared that with the Biden presidency the adults were in charge. It would be more accurate to say that the idiots are in charge, but that is for another day.

As for America’s energy policy, apparently the Biden administration, with its allergy to fossil fuels, decided to limit the production of said fuels in America, thereby making it dependent on countries like Saudi Arabia.

In order to improve relations with Saudi Arabia, Biden got off to a somewhat shaky start by denouncing the country’s ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, as a murderer. Naturally, the Crown Prince did not take it lying down. When the Biden people called him to ask for him to increase petroleum production, he demurred. When the Biden people denounced the Saudis, their spokesmen declared that they were hardly responsible for the Biden administration’s energy policy.

And then, as though that did not suffice, MBS, as he is called, offered some comments about Biden to the Wall Street Journal:

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s 37-year-old day-to-day ruler, mocks President Biden in private, making fun of the 79-year-old’s gaffes and questioning his mental acuity, according to people inside the Saudi government. He has told advisers he hasn’t been impressed with Mr. Biden since his days as vice president, and much preferred former President Donald Trump, the people said.

We do not want to take such remarks at face value, but being inferior to Donald Trump in the eyes of a world leader must sting.

It is worth noting that relationships between countries are not distinct from relationships between the people who lead those countries. After all, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger got along with Mao Zedong. But for Joe Biden, the adult who is now supposedly in charge of foreign policy, the chance to call a foreign leader an assassin, regardless of what it does to our energy market, was too irresistible to miss.

As though that were not enough, as though you thought that the Biden administration and the Democratic Party was ready for prime time, a strange event took place the other day.

You recall the Squad, a band of brain-dead leftist radicals that has been in charge of energy policy, among other things. Now, the other day the Squad leaked a draft memo wherein they suggested that we try to resolve the conflict between Russia and Ukraine through diplomacy. That is, through direct talks with Moscow. Added to the four Squad members were the names of two dozen or so other Democratic legislators.

Now, this does not on its face feel unreasonable. Many others, from the political left and the political right, believe that the wholesale destruction of Ukraine, the current destruction of civilian infrastructure, ought to be stopped via diplomacy.

And then, before the ink was dry on the memo, its signatories, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, retracted the letter, not necessarily because it was a bad idea, but because it seemed to be cozying up to Vladimir. And the administration policy was to appear to be tough on Putin, no matter how many Ukrainians would die for the cause. The next time you are tempted to think that the Squad is principled, recall this incident and recall that they are just a bunch of political hacks.

To say that the Biden administration had the least clue about how to conduct foreign policy would be a gross overestimation. They have managed to embarrass themselves on the world stage and to render America a far-from-serious country.

And then there was a bring in the clowns moment. As you know, countries around the world are dialing back their embrace of the transgender delusion. They are no longer excited by the prospect of mutilating children. The National Health Service in Great Britain has offered new guidance, to the effect that transgenderism might just be a phase.

The Daily Mail reports:

Children who believe they are trans are probably just going through a short-lived phase, the NHS has told doctors.

The health service last week issued draft guidance on treating children and young people with gender dysphoria — those who feel their gender is different from their sex.

Doctors should be open to 'exploring all developmentally appropriate options' with youngsters who believe they are trans but be 'mindful that this may be a transient phase', it states.

Health chiefs noted that in 'most cases gender incongruence does not persist into adolescence'.

Its guidance says 'social transitioning' should no longer be viewed as a 'neutral act' due to the significant effects it may have on a child's psychology.

So, at a time when American parents are becoming increasingly agitated because schoolteachers are grooming children as young as kindergarten, by introducing them to drag shows and raunchy sexualized performance art, Joe Biden decides to invite a drag queen, trans activist to grace the White House.

Countries around the world are shutting down child genital mutilation and Joe Biden announces to the world, in the presence of one Dylan Mulvaney, a TikTok influencer, who is transitioning, or so he says, that it is immoral and illegal to prevent children from being mutilated. That means, Biden supports mastectomies and hysterectomies for teen girls. He supports castration, chemical and surgical, for young boys. 

And he pretends that young Mulvaney should be lecturing us all on what it means to be a girl, or, should I say, a woman.

Pathetic does not quite do it justice.

Anyway, that is a capsule summary of the Biden presidency and the state of the American nation.

1 comment:

IamDevo said...

I can only repeat the question that has been asked in numerous other contexts: What would the Biden cabal do differently if it intended to destroy the country?