Joe Biden continue to dazzle everyone with handling of both Kabul and Hurricane IDA. Joe already tried, and failed, to blame Kabul on Donald Trump, but virtually no one is buying that anymore. Now he has this zoom meeting designed to show he is in charge of the Hurricane IDA recovery. He looked ridiculous. If you listen carefully to the video, he appears to refer to Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond as “boy.” Some people will hear this differently because they always hear things differently when Biden speaks.
If Trump has used the word “boy” in a similar context, the MSM would have considered it to be a dog whistle reaching out to his white supremacist base. Joe Biden, who actually was personal friends with known white Supremacists, like Robert Byrd, is a Democrat, so he is incapable of being racist.
Then there is the video which shows Biden appearing to fall asleep during the meeting with the new Prime Minister of Israel. Of course, the fact checker said this was misleading because Biden actually spoke shortly after this. Things have deteriorated to the point where if Joe is able to speak, it is considered to be a triumph. Watch the video yourself. I have personally seen this many times, usually in church during a particularly dull sermon.
All of us have done this on occasion, but we are not the President of the United States meeting with another Head of State. It is what it is, unless it is Joe Biden, and then, as with Bill Clinton, it all depends on the definition of the word “is.” The problem is that the MSM no longer has enough spin available to hide the ugly reality. Very few people watching this can even pretend that Joe has his act together. It is actually getting worse. It is embarrassing. If Trump had done anything close to this there would have been loud demands for the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment. Actually, there were demands for Trump’s cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment, with no need for anything resembling real evidence. Now part of the problem is that Kamala is too busy making herself look incompetent to lead the effort. No one, in either party, wants her in charge of anything.
What makes this worse is that if Biden resigned, is impeached, or dies, his replacement will be Kamala Harris. The first thing that happens is that the Senate becomes dead locked, and she will no longer be available to break a tie vote. Here is how the 25th Amendment works:
In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.
This means whoever Kamala chooses to be VP can only take office upon confirmation of a majority vote of both Houses of Congress. Since Kamala can no longer vote to break ties in the Senate, at least one Republican would have to approve her choice. Good luck with that. Even the usual RINO Republican Senators are going to hesitate to approve some as incompetent as either Biden or Harris to be the new VP. In addition, if they value their political future, they will not approve an absurd appointment like Hillary Clinton. If Kamala did appoint Hillary Clinton one has to wonder if there are close to enough Secret Service Agents available to let her sleep at night.
The easiest thing to predict is that Biden will be as stunningly effective in dealing with IDA as he has been with Kabul. The second easiest thing to predict is that the MSM will continue to spin this in the most positive way possible for the longest possible time. The third easiest thing to predict is that none of this can possibly work.
If you want a good life, in the midst of this nonsense consider the following. Six months ago, Kamala Harris could have chosen a Democratic Governor superstar, like Andrew Cuomo or Gavin Newsom to be her VP. All I can think to say is “IDA Boy.”