Salon Calls Brandon Most Stage Managed President Ever

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The Joe Biden reality show: Most stage-managed presidency in history keeps undermining itself

Biden Brain SuckerWhat a difference an administration makes.

Donald Trump had nothing to say and said it all the time.

President Joe Biden has more to say and rarely says it.

Or at least that’s what a lot of his fellow Democrats seem to think.

Following the shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, on the Fourth of July, there is growing criticism from members of Biden’s party, who accuse the president of not saying enough about this important issue. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says Biden has approached the continuing gun violence issue with “passion” and “fury.” Some of his fellow Democrats, however, have reportedly begun to doubt both of those. Some of that criticism comes from Congress, where it is obvious they mistake “fury” for action. It would also explain why Congress often seems so furious and yet takes so little action.

Biden has done himself no favors because even the press (which, until recently, was still in a honeymoon with the White House) says he continuously hides from the public. He’s had just one full news conference at the White House — during the pandemic, with relatively few reporters present — and he routinely avoids putting himself in situations where the press can ask him questions.

It really doesn’t get much better for Joe

Donald Trump used the Oval Office as an interactive bully pulpit and battering ram — screaming and ranting and raving at the press while taking questions in a variety of venues that he believed gave him an advantage, whether in his infamous “chopper talk” sessions on the South Lawn, in pool sprays or elsewhere. Trump could make an ass of himself anywhere, always did and still does.

But today, the president of the United States is a role played by a septuagenarian in a reality show.

In other words, Trump spent a lot of time yammering and talking with the press. And yes, berating them. But, he did show up time and again, while Joe hides

For the first time since January, I was given permission, along with perhaps two dozen other reporters, to walk into the South Court Auditorium and serve as a temporary audience during a presidential reality show episode. Of course, that’s not how it was billed. But the auditorium has morphed into a Hollywood sound stage over the last 17 months. During previous administrations, the room was pressed into service as anything from an overflow work space to an auditorium hosting presidential press events. The first COVID briefings under Trump took place in that auditorium, before approximately 200 members of the press corps.

And now? Not many, and Joe doesn’t take questions. He looks like a talk show host

I swear, at one point I thought the president might turn, look at the audience and say, “We’ll have more with irate governors after this important commercial message . . . ”

If this had happened under Trump, he would have been late, combative and surly. He would have accused us at least once of being the “enemy of the people,” called us “fake news” at least twice and might have personally insulted a reporter just for good measure. But he’d mix it up with questions, not caring if they were pro or con. He was ready to fight with anybody. That was Trump’s game plan. After he got comfortable in any venue in the White House, he stayed and fouled the nest. At first, there was no chopper talk. Then, after trying it once and being invited back, he kept doing it. After he showed up in the Brady Briefing Room to discuss the pandemic, with a little more than a year left in his term of office, he was again invited back.

But, he did talk, right? Take questions? Interact?

I don’t remember Trump making all these gaffes. Remember how the press used to give George W. Bush crap for his mispronounced words? Bush at least showed up, took questions, answered

That’s an oldy but goody. Biden can’t even speak using a teleprompter in an utterly scripted event

If Biden is actually incapable of occasionally taking unscripted questions from a wide variety of journalists, then the Democrats should be looking hard for someone who can — though they should heed the warning of history and avoid creating a Kennedy vs. Carter moment, as in 1980, that divides the party and allows a demon seed like Ronald Reagan to fall through the cracks and take root. In short, if the Democrats are going to proceed without Biden, it has to be at his initiative, or at least appear to be so. (Wink, wink.) The Democrats definitely don’t need a competitive primary season where the incumbent president is fighting for survival. But given that this is the Democratic Party, they might just do that.

Oops. It’s an incredible piece, well worth reading the whole thing.

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9 Responses to “Salon Calls Brandon Most Stage Managed President Ever”

  1. Dana says:

    The Democrats gave us the most bland candidate, in the hope that he could defeat Donald Trump, that he wouldn’t be as scary to the moderates as Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, and a proven vote-getter among black Americans, and we got a, thankfully, senile President out of it, the second coming of Woodrow Wilson’s last two years, stage managed by his wife and kept propped up by the Democratic leadership because they absolutely dread having to go into the 2022 and 2024 elections with Kamala Emhoff as President.

    Even the leftists at Salon can see it, as they bemoan a President who just isn’t up to the job; whatever Mr Biden was ten years ago, he isn’t that anymore.

    The hard left wanted a candidate who could:

    1 – Defeat Donald Trump; and
    2 – Lead the country far, far, far to the left.

    The party leaders realized that those two things might just be mutually exclusive, and so, led by James Clyburn, they bolstered the fumbling, bumbling, stumbling Mr Biden in the South Carolina primary. That, coupled with the greatly eased and insecure voting thanks to the COVID excuse, got us the Dummkopf from Delaware. His ineptness is costing the country greatly, but he’s doing one great thing: he’s showing real Americans just how bad the ‘progressive’ agenda is for running a country.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      And President Biden defeated Don Jon, bigly, and the nation and the world is better for it.

      from the same article:

      There simply is no comparison between Biden and Trump, and it’s absurd even to raise the issue. Yet the Biden administration has brought such comparisons on itself, through its own inaction, and its limited interaction with the rest of the world. Trump is still out there, still ready to suck up every molecule of attention by any means possible. The world needs to hear a lot more of the Biden administration’s sanity than of Trump’s insanity — at least up to the point when Trump is indicted, convicted and jailed.

      And of course the press whines about access to the President. tRump was the PT Barnum of game show hosts spewing bile and BS to anyone who would listen, and anyone who wouldn’t. He also tried to destroy America.

    • david7134 says:

      The third thing on your list would be a candidate who has no problem with massive voter fraud. Biden is totally corrupt and fit that slot perfect. Even camel toe is crooked, and dumb. So a better team was never made for the Dem ticket.

      • The Liberal but not libertarian Elwood P. Dowd says:

        We certainly suspect that Don Jon tReason has no problem with massive voter fraud, as he supported the lynching of VP Mike Penis to stop the certification of tReason’s humiliating defeat at the shaky hands of the inept Joe Biden.

        18 U.S. Code § 2381 – Treason

        Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

        Just our opinion but it seems that trying to overturn a US presidential election warrants the most severe penalty.

  2. Bill589 says:

    Groomer Dowd: You repeating your Masters’ lies reflects their fear.
    Patriots armed with truth are coming.
    Tell your Masters: Be afraid. Be very afraid.

  3. Reg says:

    Well, that’s another way of saying PUPPET!

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    Brandon is so bad even Salon calls him out.
    Favorability at ~30%.
    But the “Big Guy” still gets his 10% from China.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  5. Jl says:

    Yes, who’s the ventriloquist that’s operating the big dummy…?

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Gaslighter Teach: I don’t remember Trump making all these gaffes.

    LOL. Gaffes, lies, bullshitting…he’s got a million of ’em

    confused 9/11 with the convenience store ‘7/11’
    confused Dayton and Toledo after a mass shooting in Ohio
    demands investigation of the ‘oranges’ of Robert Mueller’s probe
    claimed there would be ‘one million eight hundred and seventy thousand million tests’ for coronavirus
    “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
    “It has not been easy for me … My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars.” (actually $400 million)
    United Shates
    what was he (Ted Cruz’s father) doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death?

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