Are Dems surprised that a Joe Biden administration has been such an embarrassing across-the-board abysmal failure? They shouldn’t be. Obama himself tried to warn them.
Let’s roll the calendar back almost exactly one year.
Back then, most states were still locked down with Xi’s Sneeze, the failed ‘summer of love’ in Seattle was looking to replicate itself elsewhere, calls to defund the police were deafening in BLM rallies, Don Lemon was warning political agitators that burning down cities is helping the wrong team, and both parties have their nominees for the Presidential campaign locked in for the final charge to November.
In the midst of establishment backers from various spheres of political or private influence ‘fortifying’ the election, and high-ranking military brass endorsing Joe Biden, one story, in particular, slipped through an otherwise left-wing Politico site relatively unnoticed. Had the general electorate read it, and heard the warning, we might be living in a very different America today.
A long-form Politico article spotlighting doubts that people ‘in the know’ had about Biden’s competency to live up to the responsibilities of Executive authority, including are a few juicy quotes about his ability to f*** things up, as well as a reminder about his dim-bulb educational record.
For a media that spent every day looking for ways to portray Trump as a drooling moron, they went out of their way to help us all forget that Biden repeated third grade. But not this piece.
Biden’s own academic career was unimpressive—he repeated the third grade, earned all Cs and Ds in his first three semesters at the University of Delaware except for As in P.E., a B in “Great English Writers” and an F in ROTC, and graduated 76th in his Syracuse Law School class of 85 students. He’s the first Democratic nominee since Walter Mondale in 1984 not to have an Ivy League degree. He was not a binder person, Clinton and Obama aides said.
Now, as a reward for elevating a man who repeated third grade to high office, Americans are repeating the worst features of the same decade in which he was elected — the 1970s, from inflation and racial strife to a catastrophic and humiliating resolution to conflict abroad.
Just how poor a student was he? He proved it himself. The one lesson Biden once called the single most important piece of advice he was given in his entire career was promptly forgotten when he ran against Trump. The lesson Mike Mansfield gave him? “And, Joe, never attack another man’s motive, because you don’t know his motive.” If Joe didn’t slander Trump’s motives, he wouldn’t have any campaign at all.
Skip ahead to today, and we see Joe’s unforced errors. His bungling of the Afghanistan pull-out has blended some of the less pleasant features of the Fall of Saigon and the Iran Hostage crisis. And even the friendly media has been forced to acknowledge it.
While the election was still going full-swing, the Dems, the media, Silicon Valley, activists, and their deep-pocket supporters might all have been enthusiastically throwing their support behind the guy not named Trump. But those who actually worked with Biden saw things a little differently.
Jen Psaki, the bobblehead who dutifully circles back to his talking points today didn’t always have a sunny opinion of her current boss.
“You could certainly see technocratic eye-rolling at times,” said Jen Psaki, the former White House communications director. Young White House aides frequently mocked Biden’s gaffes and lack of discipline in comparison to the almost clerical Obama. They would chortle at how Biden, like an elderly uncle at Thanksgiving, would launch into extended monologues that everyone had heard before.
Comey’s comments about his long-winded off-topic blathering during meetings with Obama, in which Barack had to steer the conversation back to the issue at hand were even less flattering.
Obama took some very public pokes at him while in office.
…In his first press conference in 2009, the young president quipped “I don’t remember exactly what Joe was referring to—not surprisingly,” when asked about Biden’s assessment that there was a 30 percent chance they could get the economic stimulus package wrong.
And here is the quote, which — anonymous or not — had it been made about Trump would have been on billboards across the country.
Yet searing, anonymously sourced quotes from Obama kept appearing through the race. One Democrat who spoke to Obama recalled the former president warning, “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up.” Speaking of his own waning understanding of today’s Democratic electorate, especially in Iowa, Obama told one 2020 candidate: “And you know who really doesn’t have it? Joe Biden.”
Hardly a ringing endorsement.
Say whatever you will about Obama, he sure had Joe Biden pegged. Too bad the rest of America had to learn that the hard way.
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