Joe’s insurance policy

(The following is an editorial from Sunday’s New York Post.)

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Vice President Kamala Harris’s team canceled press access to her remarks to U.S. troops at Pearl Harbor on Thursday — surely because it feared yet another disaster for the veep at the site of a terrible attack on America, the same day as the horrors in Kabul.

Harris is just too prone to verbal fumbles that pour more fuel on the Biden administration’s fires.

Just the week before, Harris broke into a bizarre cackle when reporters asked about the early stages of the Afghan crisis. And that’s hardly her only nails-on-chalkboard moment.

For example, when NBC’s Lester Holt called her out for failing to go to the US-Mexico border when she’s supposed to be administration pointwoman on the border criss, Harris again weirdly laughed as she countered, “And I haven’t been to Europe!” as if that had a thing to do with it.

The Cackler

Earlier, during last year’s campaign, CBS’s Norah O’Donnell asked Harris if she brought a “socialist or progressive perspective” to the Democratic ticket and got her own burst of the Kamala cackle.

Then the candidate answered, “No, no!” followed by a nervous-laughter-filled ramble: “It is the perspective of — of a woman who grew up a black child in America, who was also a prosecutor, who also has a mother who arrived here at the age of 19 from India. Who also, you know, likes hip hop. Like, what do you wanna know?”

That followed her cringe-inducing interview with Charlamagne tha God during the Democratic primaries. The “Breakfast Club” host asked if the ex-prosecutor opposed legalizing pot; she replied, “Half my family’s from Jamaica. Are you kidding me? Hahahahahahah.”

She told Charlamagne she’d toked up in college while listening to Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur — yet she graduated in 1986, years before either artist hit the scene.

Even the high point of her primary campaign proved hollow, when she blasted Joe Biden’s 1970s opposition to forced bussing with her “That little girl was me” memory of waiting for her own bus — when it turned out she was in a voluntary bussing program.

Bottom line: Harris can barely get through a friendly interview without blatant insincerity — she’s as fake as her laugh.

In a weird way, all this makes her a priceless asset to President Biden: Anytime talk starts about, say, invoking the 25th Amendment to force him to step aside because of his apparent mental woes, people consider the fact that she’d be the one to take over.

Harris’ incompetence, in short, is Joe’s job security.

11 thoughts on “Joe’s insurance policy

  1. If nothing else, this editorial does raise again the pressing question: Who is really calling the shots in the Biden administration?” I may well be moving toward your opinion: it’s neither the president nor the veep.

    If nothing else, they’re doing a bang-up job of globally projecting incompetence.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Roma Sur, CDMX
    Where I dread that the worst is yet to come.

    P.S. Maybe we should start referring to President Alzheimer as “That ’70s president.” Right? Losing a war, inflation, and domestic unrest. I feel like it’s 1973 all over again.

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        1. Kim: People who still favor the Democrat Party these days have serious problems of some sort. I think a good percentage are simply hopelessly brainwashed. The others are bad people, but I like to think they are the minority of the nincompoops who still vote Democrat in the United States.

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    1. Kim, P.S.: It’s very likely that who’s running the show is the Obama people, but it’s hard to imagine that even they would have fouled up the Afghan withdrawal so spectacularly. So … who knows?

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      1. Yeah. Obama wanted to get out, and then realized it probably wasn’t going to work out, so stayed. Meanwhile, there are, what? Thirty thousand troops in Germany? What about the “forever war” there?

        While I was certainly among those wanting a U.S. exit from Afghanistan, had the president, either Trump or Biden, explained that it was a strategically important spot, that the Afghan army was incapable of maintaining power of the government, and that any exit was likely to, at best, generate a safe haven for terrorists, and at worst the kind of chaos we see now, I might well have supported a continued presence. Especially if said president had put all of this in context with the large, standing forces the USA has all over the world. Adding that the Chinese and Russians would jump to fill the vacuum would likely have sealed the deal to stay, both with me and likely the American public. I’ll count this as at least partially a failure of Trump’s too. Bad leadership all around.

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  2. Unfortunately, too many think “OJ aka Oatmeal Joe” is okay. They believe all the current problems the U.S. faces are because of the 45th U.S. president. These are the people who hold onto the memories of the U.S.’ golden days, the days when politicians care about the little guy and, despite the differences, will do what is best for our country. Many people from their mid-’20s to their mid-’80s believe this, or they would not have voted for OJ.

    One of the most important things to these people is that the last president is out of office. The hatred for the last U.S. president still runs VERY deep. The current administration can blame the last president for any problem, including the kerfuffle in Afghanistan and still come out smelling like the proverbial rose. Why? Because OJ is a sweet grampa and the last guy in office was a big, fat meanie.

    As for the current administration, it is just following the path that others forged. The one who helped create this current mess is probably Satan’s mistress, Madame Pelosi from San Francisco. How else do you think the cackling Kamal became VP? Nancy Pelosi is a D’Alesandro, of the Baltimore political powerhouse mafia, oops, family. Alexandra Pelosi sums it up best, saying this about her mother, “She’ll cut your head off, and you won’t even know you’re bleeding. That’s all you need to know about her.”

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    1. VitaC: Thanks for the feedback. You have things figured out a bit better than I do, and perhaps you are correct. I think we’re in very different times, run by different people. Who? I do not know. As mentioned elsewhere I think the Obama gang is in there somewhere, but even they would hardly have messed up the Afghanistan withdrawal to such an extent. Any kindergarten class in an inner-city ghetto would have done it better. Mystifying.

      As for Joe, his approval ratings have fallen signficantly, but they are still alarmingly high. It’s probably the residual happiness many feel for getting rid of Trump. And Pelosi? God knows.

      Future feedback will not be moderated. Feel free to opine in the future. Thanks again.

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        1. VitaC: No problem staying cool where I am at 2,700 feet above sea level. It’s always cool. Having spent over 50 years in the southeastern U.S., I never want to sweat again.

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