President Biden, who has repeatedly insisted that he will be running again in 2024, is likely deeply displeased by the recent commentary of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.
Of course, Biden likely forgets the fact that he, along with former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, endlessly harangued Manchin for not agreeing to spend trillions of taxpayer dollars, which might be why Manchin is not terribly keen on Biden redux in 2024.
During an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” host Margaret Brennan inquired directly about Manchin’s support of a potential 2024 presidential run, while noting that both Manchin and Biden oftentimes appear to not be “in the same ballpark” regarding a wide array of different policies.
“I want to ask you about what appears to be some separation between you and the President. You were quoted a few days ago as saying, ‘We’re just in different ball games, we’re not even in the same ballpark on many things.’ Are you going to endorse Joe Biden if he runs for reelection?” Brennan inquired.
Manchin provided a less than enthusiastic response, hurling an effective curveball at the Biden brigade.
“Oh, there’s plenty of time for the election. This is the problem with America right now. We start an election every time there’s a cycle coming … the bottom line is, let’s see who’s involved. Let’s wait until we see who all the players are. Let’s just wait until it all comes out,” Manchin remarked.
In other words, Manchin is dying for someone other than Biden to run again, especially with Biden’s approval numbers continuing to circle the drain ever more aggressively.
A massive blank check to Ukraine coupled with trillions in domestic waste doesn’t exactly help the Democrats, especially when the economy is experiencing less than illustrious conditions.
Brennan, however, was clearly not satisfied with Manchin’s artful dodge, continuing to press Manchin.
“You said let’s see who all the players are when it comes to running for president. You’ve said you’re not running for president. Is that an open question, though? Who? Who do you think?” Brennan urged.
Manchin responded more definitively at this point, making it rather clear that he would leave additional discussion regarding his political future until later in the year.
“I didn’t say that. I didn’t say anything about that. The bottom line is I will make my political decision in December, whatever it may be,” Manchin retorted.
The senator then preceded to remind Brennan that his job actually focuses on representation, not shamelessly promoting himself at all times (cough, AOC, cough).
“My main purpose right now is to work for my country and my- and my state. That’s my responsibility. I’m not going to make my announcement for anything until the end of the year. I’m not going to make a decision, what my political position is going to be or where I’m going to do for my political future. I won’t do it until the end of the year. I got too much work to do now,” Manchin declared.
What refreshing commentary, not to mention an artful dodge of endorsing Biden for 2024.
Too bad the same cannot be said for other Democrats, who have apparently decided that waxing poetically about the wonders of Biden 2024 is a great idea.
A list compiled by Fox News reveals some of the more effusive types, whose praise for Biden is downright hilarious, if it were not so dangerously deceptive.
California Governor Gavin Newsom, for instance, is clearly out there with regards to his obsession with the Biden administration.
“I don’t think there’s been two years of more effective policymaking of a modern American president,” Newsom gushed.
Uh, sure. Unless “effective policymaking” entails effectively greenlighting endless lockdowns, as Newsom took great joy in locking down all of California while he gallivanted about freely, oftentimes without a mask.
The incompetent Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, also provided equally insipid feedback.
“I can’t talk about campaigns and elections while I’m in this capacity, but the president’s made clear his intentions … I’m proud to be part of this team and very proud to support everything the president is doing. We’ve got a lot to show for it and our work is just beginning,” Buttigieg gushed.
Seriously? Buttigieg has “a lot” to show for his time as Transportation Secretary, quite the elevated position from his previous mayorship in South Bend.
Given that another Hazmat train derailment just occurred in Ohio, Buttigieg has “a lot” to show all right … just bizarre he feels the need to point out that particular show and tell.
Author: Jane Jones