And it’s a really funny Jumbo, almost as funny as Jimmy’s (“Elephant? What elephant?”), if you ignore how sad, scary and pathetic Biden saying that now is.
Biden last night: “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic.”
Biden today: “I don’t consider any Trump supporter a threat to the country.”
Divisive rhetoric? What divisive rhetoric?”
Ah, so many things jump into my fevered brain…
- Want a perfect example of Rationalization #64. Yoo’s Rationalization or “It isn’t what it is”? There you have it.
- Is that a lie by Biden? Is he denying he said what he said? Is he saying he didn’t mean what he said? Has an President ever come back immediately after a prime time address and said, Emily Litella-like, “Never mind!”? In short, “What’s going on here?”
- How can anyone trust a President who so vociferously states something in a prepared speech and claims he didn’t say it less than a day later?
- My guess: the overnight polling on the speech and internal reactions were brutal, as they should have been. Still, “I didn’t say what I said” is not an effective palliative.
- How can anyone in good conscience support this guy?
- Ed Driscoll writes, “Assuming he hasn’t simply forgotten what he said last night, that’s a curious retraction. The president had a career defining visual last night, on par with Gerald Ford stumbling, Clinton posing next to Monica Lewinsky, Obama in Muslim togs, or an out of touch Richard Nixon walking on the beach in bluchers. Why is he backpedaling now? Why did he give the speech in the first place?” Exactly. If you are going to go where Biden went (where no President has ever gone before, as Captain Kirk would say), at least have the courage to own it and ride out the storm.
Nobody likes a vacillating fascist!