Videos of presidents stumbling through speeches are nothing new. We’ve seen them for years now, and they’ve all had bad moments. Barack Obama talking about our 57 states. Donald Trump misremembering someone’s name or misstating the country he’d just finished visiting. And we have to assume that to this day, George W. Bush is incapable of correctly pronouncing the word “nuclear.”
But in most of those cases, we didn’t necessarily doubt the mental capacity of the president himself. We may not have liked anything about Obama’s administration and his policies, but we were certain that he was aware that we only have 50 states. People may have despised Trump, but it’s difficult to argue against his mental acuity, particularly when we look at his results. (For you leftist Democrats screaming at your screens right now, take deep breaths… in… and out… and in…). And similarly with Bush, many might argue that he wasn’t as sharp as other presidents, which might be fair, but the man was capable.
But what we’re watching with our current commander-in-chief is becoming downright disturbing. Consider this edited video from RNC Research from Biden’s speech from yesterday afternoon:
Joe Biden’s "plan" to fight inflation: make no sense pic.twitter.com/vCYQ2SbNg2
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 10, 2022
Now, consider that this man is the de facto “Leader of the Free World,” and the one who has his finger on the proverbial nuclear button. Are you feeling assured? Safe? Terrified?
We see excuses constantly from our friends on the left for such performances by Biden, but they don’t hold water. The most common one we’ve heard of late usually blames Biden’s incoherence on his childhood stutter. Apparently, they want us to believe that Biden had a stutter when he was a kid, but then it disappeared for seventy years and now it’s making a comeback.
That dog ain’t gonna hunt.
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Go back and watch some old footage of Biden when was a Senator. He may have been a lying, dog-faced pony soldier, and he may have been the same political opportunist he is today when he’s sentient, but Senator Biden could convey thoughts. We knew what he was saying, even though we disagreed with him. And the same can be said about Biden when he was Vice-President. He said stupid stuff, but we were at least confident that he knew where he was. Today’s Joe Biden? Not so much.
For those criticizing the editing of the video, suggesting that it was selectively altered, I challenge you to watch the entire speech. And for your viewing pleasure, here it is:
That’s a 29-minute speech, and what grade would you give the president on his verbal communication skills? Can you go lower than an F-minus?
Sprinkled between Biden’s stammers, mispronunciations, and blabbering, there were a few moments of lucidity, and at those points, Biden comes across as vindictive and in self-denial. He attacks Republicans multiple times and blames Vladimir and COVID for our raging inflation and disastrous economy. And, of course, we had blatant falsehoods coming out of his mouth:
“My plan is to lower everyday costs for hardworking Americans. And lower the deficit by asking large corporations and the wealthiest Americans to not engage in price gouging and to pay their fair share in taxes. The Republican plan is to increase taxes on the middle-class families, let billionaires and large companies off the hook as they raise profits, raise prices and reap profits at record amounts. And it’s really that simple.”
He went on to say:
“Americans have a choice right now between two paths reflecting two very different sets of values.”
If by “right now” you mean in November then you are absolutely right Mr. President. We will have a clear choice in the fall, and then another clear choice in 2024. In the meantime, we just hope you can keep things together long enough that you don’t cause a total meltdown. Heaven help us.
By Jordan Case
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