Yesterday, Joe Biden held one of his so-called press conferences. With the aid of 3 x 5 cards, he speaks, sort of, in response to pre-approved questions from pre-approved reporters.
In reply to their softball questions, he leaned into the microphone and whispered Freddy Krueger-like, all pasty white, wrinkled and weird, that “consequential” money would be flowing to people who vote for Democrats.
The bizarre scene dubbed “Creepy Joe” immediately trended on Twitter. “Doctor” Jill must have 911 on one speed dial number and the guys with butterfly nets on another.
The reason for Biden’s creepy breathlessness was that he and bipartisan senate negotiators had reached a one trillion-dollar “infrastructure” deal. (Notice that my link is to the BBC. American media doesn’t do news reporting anymore, but just regurgitates administration talking points.)
Less than half the money actually goes to infrastructure, a word that now means whatever the Dems say it means from minute to minute. But, no matter, a deal is a deal.
Except when it’s not. After Biden’s announcement, the hard left that controls the Democrat party objected. AOC objected that the negotiators were too white. Other Democrats objected that the negotiated compromise failed to send enough money to people dead and alive who vote for them. Other Democrats objected that … well, you get the point. People not in the actual negotiations always think their side got the short end of the stick.
Within two hours Biden caved to the crazies. He immediately assured his Che Guevara/Lenin/Marx/Hitler/Pol Pot/Mussolini wing of intolerant cancelling woke Democrats that he wouldn’t sign the one trillion-dollar bill that he’d announced just hours earlier unless it is accompanied by another six trillion-dollar Democrat wish-list bill – this at a time when inflation is already at a 13 year high.
Nancy Pelosi of “We don’t want him to talk” fame intoned that “There ain’t going to be a [trillion dollar] bipartisan bill without a [six trillion dollar] reconciliation bill.”
So much for the compromise agreement.
We know that Biden is a creepy, stupid, dishonest, spineless, welshing, nepotistic, senile, sick, plagiarizing, little girl-fondling, head-smelling, hair-plugged, back-stabbing weirdo. With a son who’s a whore-mongering, drug-addicted, racist, criminal, laptop-losing, traitorous, influence-peddling, child-support-evading, sister-in-law-dating, court-order-violating creep.
Fine, they’re politicians after all. Crooked ones to boot. But how long will the so-called profession of journalism accept and enable all this? Do the Democrats have immunity from press scrutiny forever simply because they’re not Trump?
Also in yesterday’s news was an international poll of public trust in the media. Of 46 countries, America ranks dead last. Huh, go figure.
Postscript: The day after this was published, the White House issued a statement (they didn’t dare put Biden in front of the camera again) saying Biden would stand behind the deal after all. In short, he reneged on his renege. He double-double crossed. Biden is either scary smart or just plain scary.