June 24, 2019

BFD: Biden’s Failed Debate

This administration does not lend itself well to the split screen and the VP might very well need psychiatric care. 

His smile was frightening.  For most of the night Joe Biden looked like the Joker — Nicholson not Ledger.

After 3 ½ years of Biden’s playing the fool, it is hard to remember he was once considered a serious man, a serious politician.  But…Barack wasn’t looking for a serious politician — he wanted a court jester — and that’s what he got. 

Now, after playing the fool for so long he has become the fool.  Yet, in the debate he wanted to again be a serious man — or at least play one on TV.  He clearly showed why Clint Eastwood called him the “

Yet this debate wasn’t like the one last week, where the loss was thorough and complete.  On substance, it was Joseph Biden’s most coherent moment in many years.  If not for his behavior, which bordered on bizarre, he probably could have claimed at least a tie. 

But, people don’t like hyper-aggressive, rude leaders.  Voters want to like their politicians and it’s hard to like the nasty guy in the room.

And another thing, blaming the administration’s disastrous response to the killing of our Libyan Ambassador on the intelligence community was singularly unwise.  After all, who knows better how to clandestinely leak information damaging to the administration than a spy?

Biden leaned heavily on:

“Middle class, middle class, middle class…”

“47%, 47%, 47%…”

“My friend says, my friend will, my friend believes…”

…It wasn’t long before it was obvious he was not using “friend” affectionately.

When Ryan mentioned Romney’s generosity, Biden aired out his inner Soptic and talked about his late wife and child, both killed in a car accident years ago.  I thought it was inappropriate, but from his face and demeanor, it seemed to be his one truly sincere moment.

The gaffes rolled on:

“I always say what I mean.”

“4% green jobs didn’t go under.”

“Every senior, 55 and below.”

Ryan smiled and Joe smirked.

Ryan explained and Joe seethed.

Ryan spoke and Biden looked manic.

Biden had a problem waiting his turn.  Reince Priebus, head of the RNC said the Vice President interrupted Ryan ”
American Thinker