Joe Biden

Song of wandering dingus

Featured image Students of the poetry of William Butler Yeats may recall his lesser-known classic “Song of Wandering Aengus.” Ray Bradbury borrowed a phrase from it for the title story of his Golden Apples of the Sun collection of short stories. Judy Collins adapted the same phrase into the title song of her Golden Apples of the Sun album. President Biden now gives us Song of Wandering Dingus. His handlers assure us »

Stage 5 of Dem grief

Featured image Steve has chronicled press coverage suggesting the Democrats’ discomfort — most recently, in “Democrats are panicking” — with President Biden’s pending renomination as their presidential candidate. All things considered, the Democrats would prefer to have some face other than Biden’s surgically altered mask representing the party. However, they are stuck with him. Alex Thompson is the national political correspondent for Axios. This morning Thompson turns up with “Trials reveal depths »

Inside the laptop

Featured image New York Post columnist Miranda Devine recalls in her June 12 New York Post column: The last time Joe Biden met Donald Trump on a debate stage, he lied that his son Hunter’s laptop was Russian disinformation, “a Russian plant” and “a bunch of garbage.” Taking account of the evidence introduced in the Hunter Biden gun case, Devine itemizes the ways in which Biden’s laptop has been authenticated. Not a »

How Others See Joe Biden

Featured image Scott wrote this morning about an episode yesterday at the G7 meeting in Italy, where Joe Biden wandered away from the group of leaders during a parachute jump. Democrats are trying to justify Biden’s actions and are denouncing Republicans for allegedly misrepresenting Biden’s perfectly normal behavior. This has been a recurring debate, as Republicans point out apparent senescence in videos of Biden, while Democrats claim everything is normal. But how »

Meander in chief

Featured image The New York Post cover story features President Biden wandering away from his colleagues at the G7 summit in southern Italy yesterday. Biden and his colleagues attended a skydiving demonstration. At the conclusion of the demonstration, the windmills of Biden’s mind appeared to grind to a halt. Prime Minister Meloni pulled him back toward the group. RNC Research tweeted out the video below. WHAT IS BIDEN DOING? pic.twitter.com/iY33K2srII — RNC »

Quotations from Chairman Joe

Featured image The White House has now posted its official transcript of “Remarks by President Biden Hosting a Juneteenth Concert.” I posted video clips of Biden’s remarks here yesterday before the transcript was posted. Spectator deputy editor Freddy Gray draws on this passage in his long Daily Mail column on Biden’s senility: These Black soldiers were a link in a distinguished line of patriots, enslaved and free, who risked their lives in »

Don’t Believe Your Lying Eyes!

Featured image Here is another way to tell that Democrats are panicking: They feel obliged to deal, somehow, with the fact that Joe Biden is senile. The Washington Post headlines: “How Republicans used misleading videos to attack Biden in a 24-hour period.” President Biden, who at 81 is a couple of decades younger than many of the veterans he honored during Thursday’s D-Day commemoration in Normandy… Well then, he is practically youthful! »

How to Tell Democrats Are Panicking

Featured image Nate Silver has got everyone’s attention with the latest finding that Joe Biden’ approval rating has fallen to 37.4%. This is catastrophically low, solid Jimmy Carter territory. Bu if you really want to see Democratic panic taking hold, check out Ian Millhiser at Vox: Justices Sotomayor and Kagan must retire now Let’s not beat around the bush. It is more likely than not that Donald Trump will return to the »

Quotations from Chairman Joe

Featured image Quoting President Biden, I always look here for the official White House transcript of his remarks, both for accuracy and context. The transcript is also frequently useful to penetrate remarks that require translation, as did those at yesterday’s White House Juneteenth celebration. The Daily Mail has a brutal story on Biden’s performance here (the New York Post story is here). The Daily Mail gives up on the translation of one »

Projection, Anyone?

Featured image A headline in today’s New York Post: “AOC worries Donald Trump would throw her in jail if he wins presidency: ‘He’s out of his mind.’” We are seeing a lot of this kind of talk from Democrats: if Trump wins, he will jail his political opponents, and it will be the end of our democracy! On one level, this is idiotic. The president has no power to throw anyone in »

America’s Guided Democracy

Featured image On Thursday, during the Celtics-Mavericks playoff game, Joe Biden ran an ad attacking Donald Trump and claiming “the promise of American democracy will not break.” As viewers may have noted, “American democracy” marks a shift from “our democracy,” a euphemism that derives from the composite character David Garrow described in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. In 1965, his mother Ann Dunham married Indonesian student Lolo Soetoro, and in »

Quotations from Chairman Joe

Featured image This series is inspired by Quotations From Chairman LBJ, published by Simon and Schuster in 1968 in the form of Quotations From Chairman Mao (“The Little Red Book”). The cover depicted President Johnson in a Mao jacket. With thirty chapters on varying subjects, the book was “translated” (compiled) by Jack Shepherd and Christopher Wren. I still have my copy. Beyond the humor, it’s actually a valuable book. Shepherd and Wren »

John Brennan could not be reached for comment

Featured image Today’s New York Post cover story updates the saga of Hunter Biden’s laptop: “Hunter Biden gun trial jurors shown infamous laptop first exposed by The Post in dramatic courtroom reveal.” Yes, indeed, the Post is entitled to keep taking victory laps over its coverage of the laptop from hell. Over on the editorial pages, Miranda Devine keeps running. Hunter Biden’s “Laptop from Hell” is government exhibit 16 at the first »

Insane asylum

Featured image If a frank enemy of the United States had taken over the executive branch of in January 2021, he would not have conducted himself one whit differently than Joe Biden, his administration, and his Democratic enablers in Congress and the media. From his first day in office Biden garishly repealed every border control that President Trump had worked up to stem the tide of illegal immigration. Biden put out the »

Is ‘Operation Dump Joe’ Back On?

Featured image Last fall we noted a number of news features in the mainstream media such as the New York Times gingerly noting Biden’s “age issue.” But then his hopped-up performance at the State of the Union speech in March (I think we now can intuit what happened to Hunter’s White House stash) seemed to put to rest the senility problem. But it has come back with a vengeance. The Wall Street »

Slow Joe Comments

Featured image Well, he doesn’t actually, unless you count the smile. Reporters ask Biden to comment on Donald Trump’s claim that he is a political prisoner and Biden is responsible: Oh he's fine. This is fine. Doing good. https://t.co/u4XjqsBAIC — Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) May 31, 2024 It is hard to say whether Biden’s silence reflects a considered decision to say nothing about the travesty in Manhattan, or he is simply unable »

Quotations from Chairman Joe

Featured image In the video below Chairman Joe hobbles over to respond to a reporter who asks him about the Democrats’ discontent with him. He’s defensive and angry in his familiar fashion about the question and the discontent — “Read the polls, Jack” — but reassured by the Democrats’ support for him versus Trump. Biden could have noted that, if the reporter thinks Democrats might prefer another nominee to him, he seems »