Other than taking any opportunity to bash Donald Trump, what have Joe Biden and Kamala Harris accomplished in a year? Despite Biden telling America he had a plan to stop COVID, the virus is raging. Despite Harris being put in charge of fixing the border crisis, it’s worse than ever. Biden’s failed withdrawal from Afghanistan made America a global laughingstock and cost American service members their lives. In Spectator World, Grace Curley calls the Biden/Harris presidency “Potemkin,” and says “The president and his VP will turn up to bash Trump. Otherwise they are absent.”
Biden and Harris Revel in January 6
Curley calls out Biden and Harris for reveling in the opportunity to slam Trump one more time.
The one-year anniversary of the January 6 riots unfolded in a manner as dramatic as it was predictable. The Pearl Harbor and 9/11 comparisons were uttered before noon — not by some media hack on MSNBC, but by our own vice president. Democrats, led by Speaker Pelosi, stood on the steps of the Capitol adorned with face masks and holding fake candles to hold a prayer vigil. At one particularly bizarre point during the day’s ceremonies, Pelosi introduced playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, who in turn introduced cast members from his hit musical Hamilton to sing a virtual rendition of “Dear Theodosia.” If that last sentence confuses you, don’t worry: I’m also not sure exactly what I just wrote. Not to be forgotten in all of this theater was President Joe Biden, a man far more interested in panic pageantry than governing.
It’s not hard to work out why the normally hard-to-reach Joe and Kamala were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to take to the podium on Thursday morning. After all, they were eager to be their old selves again. Remember pre-election Joe and Kamala? They were so popular and fearless.
Forget Today’s Problems
Harris and Biden want to talk about anything but the current situation in America. Curley continues:
Times have changed. The Biden-Harris administration is saddled with inflation issues, border crises and at-home testing failures. But on January 6, 2022, Biden was able to put aside his shortcomings and remind the world of his greatest asset: that he isn’t Donald Trump. That’s why the Potemkin president spent his entire speech incessantly talking about the “former guy.”
What About the Rest of the Year?
What are Biden and Harris doing the rest of the year? It’s been over two months since Biden had a real press conference. Harris is barely seen. Curley writes:
But when Momala thinks there is an issue she can easily politicize, she leaps at the chance. When news broke that border patrol agents had allegedly whipped Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas, Kamala ran to the closest cameraman to conduct an interview. This kind of “chum-in-the-water” fodder she could tackle as Candidate Kamala, back before the world knew the depth of her incompetence. She leaned in to words like “horrible” and “thorough investigation” while gesticulating profusely for the camera man.
The whole story was bogus but that didn’t matter. The fake stories are the ones these empty suits care about. They can wax poetic and abstractly discuss injustice and hate with furrowed brows and concerned voices. They can say nothing, which is their favorite thing to say.
Biden and Kamala are like early-stage contestants on The Bachelorette: they are not in this White House for the right reasons. Sure, they enjoy throwing red meat to their dwindling fan base on CNN when an anti-Trump mood strikes. But what about the other 364 days of the year that aren’t January 6?
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