GOING TO TOWN

Someone apparently thought it would be a great idea to have Joe Biden do a Town Hall. It was hosted by CNN who predictably chose Don Lemon as the moderator. They then filled part of the hall with designated supporters. Based on the size of the audience, these are becoming increasingly difficult to find. It was an unmitigated disaster. This is easy to verify. The MSM has barely reported on this at all. Real Clear Politics, which at least pretends to be non-partisan gave a scathing review:

The Absolute Farce That Was the Biden-Lemon Town Hall | RealClearPolitics

Ok, this is an opinion by Joe Concha, who is not exactly a Biden fan, but most of the damage was done by Biden himself.

When asked about what the Biden administration would do to “incentivize” those who haven’t returned to work yet, Joe said the following:

“I think it really is a matter of people deciding now that they have opportunities to do other things, and there’s a shortage of employees. People are looking to make more money and to bargain. And so I think your business and the tourist business is really going to be in a bind for a little while.”

Here is his answer about whether children 12 and younger should be vaccinated:

“The question is whether or not we should be in a position where, you, uh, um, are why can’t the, the, the experts say we know that this virus is, in fact, uh, um, is going to be, or, excuse me, we know why all the drugs approved are not temporarily approved.” 

Incredibly, Don Lemon came perilously close to underperforming Biden, but that, of course, was an impossible task. His final question was:

Mr. President, you’ve been the big guy for six months now in the White House. Can you take us behind the scenes, something that was extraordinary or unusual that happened that stands out to you?”

Here is how the President of the United States, the man who holds the nuclear codes, responded:

“Yeah, ‘Mr. President, you didn’t close the door. … Mr. President, what the hell are you going out at this time for?'” (Laughter) “You know, it’s a wonderful honor. As you can tell, I hope I have very good manners, but I’m not very hung up on protocol.”

Far more people watched Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity than watched the CNN townhall with Joe Biden.  I was not one of them. This may shock some people, but I seldom watch either Carlson or Hannity. The reason is that I am sick and tired of hearing how bad things are with no one seeming to offer an ounce of optimism about anything. It is increasingly difficult to find anything worth watching on TV. I started watching the opening to the Olympics, got bored and just turned it off. It just seems so fake. There are no spectators, the Japanese people appear to be against the Olympics because they fear Covid 19 and the only thing that seems to be reported about our athletes is focused on the handful of people who kneel for the national anthem and do a variety of other things to slam America.  Then there are these world leaders, including First Lady Jill Biden, standing there, fully vaccinated, wearing masks, looking terrified. I hope NBC didn’t pay a lot of money to broadcast this disaster. Actually, I hope they did spend a lot of money.

In my opinion, if you don’t want to represent our country and be proud, then don’t. Say whatever you want but stop assuming that the entire world is waiting breathless for the opportunity for you to bad mouth your country as a reward for being selected for the Olympic team.

We do watch the San Francisco Giants, primarily because they have the best record in baseball, and they keep beating the Dodgers. Watching the Dodgers lose in the most painful way possible is worth the price of watching woke commercials. But we also boo the commercials, for sport. As for the NFL, well they have descended into the no viewer zone.

The point being is that the entire country is tuning out at an unprecedented pace. I suspect even Democrats are getting sick of this. The CDC is all over the place. One of our clients asked about guidelines for an employee who had a mild case of covid. He is now past the quarantine period, but still tested positive this week. The CDC says someone can test positive up to three weeks later, but you can’t infect anyone after nine days. But, even if you are vaccinated, you still need to wear a mask, except when you don’t need to wear a  mask, such as working at Amazon. If you get Covid, you are immune and can’t inflect anyone, but you still need to wear a mask, because you aren’t vaccinated, and if you are vaccinated you still have to wear a mask because other people may not be vaccinated. All of the above information came from the CDC. It is consistently inconsistent.

Today, Secretary of the Treasury warned that if we don’t raise the debt ceiling, like now, the consequences will be drastic. Hmm. This takes place next Sunday, and congress is already on recess. Nancy Pelosi is too busy gloating over the January 6th commission to worry about something as minor as our international credit rating. Odds are they will find a way to fit this minor item into the agenda, somewhere, hoping no one realizes how much the debt ceiling is being raised. Otherwise, people might be concerned that we are spending too much money now, making it oh so difficult to explain why we need to spend another $3.3 trillion or so.

But here’s the good news. We have someone really sharp on the job. Joe Biden went to town, and this was so spectacular that everyone can now sleep easier, not! It did accomplish one thing. If you need a good laugh, go ahead, and watch some of this. If you can ignore the fact that this guy really is President of the United States, it is pretty hysterical. What could possibly go wrong?

TDM

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