Trojan Horse. That’s how the right described Joe Biden’s candidacy. He would, we claimed, be a figurehead, an empty suit leaving the REAL running of the country to others.
When he selected one of the furthest-left elected Democrats in the country as his running mate, that did little to allay our concerns.
And then came the ‘lids’. Day after day, Biden called a ‘lid’, meaning he was done for the day and the reporters covering his campaign could all go home because he would not be doing anything of note for the rest of the day.
Amazingly, reporters didn’t bat an eye at that and used all that free time to find up new and exciting reasons to trash his opponent.
Old habits die hard.
President Biden took a snow day Thursday as DC received a half-inch dusting — but Vice President Kamala Harris carried on with scheduled in-person events.
Biden postponed a trip to Michigan, where he planned to tour a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing facility, and the White House declared an 8 a.m. “lid” for reporters — meaning there would be no in-person events.
The president’s trip to Portage, Michigan, was preemptively canceled Wednesday evening before any precipitation fell in Washington.
The early White House “lid” meant a 12:30 p.m. briefing with White House press secretary Jen Psaki was conducted by phone.
Although the destination in Michigan was a frigid 16 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday morning, it wasn’t snowing there. — NYPost
Kamala Harris is bravely soldiering on, while Biden holes up at home. Perhaps the old fella is exhausted from signing all of those rule-by-fiat executive orders.
Surely calling Biden a figurehead spokes muppet whose main job was to put a ‘moderate’ veneer on a rabidly-leftist agenda was overblown, right?
Let’s just say the jury is still out on that one.
We say that because Biden believes SO much in a strong female leader that, less than a month in, he’s already ceding key responsibilities to his understudy, as well as various staff.
Vice President Kamala Harris held her second call with a foreign leader this week, without President Joe Biden present.
…When Mr. Biden invited Republican senators to the White House to reach a bipartisan deal on coronavirus relief this month, it was his chief of staff, not the president, who set the tone of the meeting.
Mr. Biden was “very engaged and well-prepared” for the meeting, Sen. Kevin Cramer told The Hill, “but I also heard that his chief of staff stood at the back of the room and shook his head ‘no’ for every [Republican] point,” the North Dakota Republican said.
…With Ms. Harris taking a lead in diplomacy and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain dominating the outcome of White House meetings, one has to wonder: Who is calling the shots at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?
Is it possible Mr. Biden is merely a figurehead, and Ms. Harris and Mr. Biden‘s staff are the ones setting the policy agenda and running his White House?
It certainly seems so.
“The President himself would tell you that we keep him pretty busy, and he has a full schedule this week,” Ms. Psaki told reporters in a Feb. 8th press briefing. Note the phrasing, “we” the staff, keep the president busy. —WashingtonTimes
Will some intrepid reporter ask the burning question — is the real reason Joe won in that game of Mario Kart because he’s got nothing more pressing to do with his time than practice, play with his dogs, or put the occasional (carbon-emitting) log on the fire?