Wow, don’t let the White House anywhere near the New York Times!
An opinion piece published in the typically woke publication was less than enthusiastic about a 2024 Biden prospect, to put it mildly,
“Only 47 percent of Democrats want to see Joe Biden on the ballot in 2024, according to the latest Associated Press poll. That’s not because they think he’s done a bad job in office … But many Democrats, particularly younger ones, are worried that he will simply be too old to be effective in a second term, which would end when he is 86,” the opinion piece intoned.
How about that. Some actual “facts,” or statistics at least, to support why Biden should probably not angle for 2024.
Frankly, the fact he even “won” in 2020, in large part due to social media and mainstream media covering for him and his family, is remarkable.
Demanding 2024 in addition to 2020, especially amid all that’s happened, is absurd.
Especially consider his age in addition to his generally bungling approach to governance.
“Concerns about age – both in terms of fitness for office and being out of touch with the moment – are legitimate, as Mr. Biden acknowledged in an interview in February with ABC News. His standard line, repeated in that interview, is: ‘The only thing I can say is, ‘Watch me,’” the New York Times continued.
Gotta love how the mainstream media admits the rather repetitive nature of much of what Biden says, which is all the more hilarious considering that he is likely not the architect of his own words in the first place.
Especially when the publication turns those own words around on Biden himself.
“But Mr. Biden has given voters very few chances to do just that – to watch him – and his refusal to engage with the public regularly raises questions about his age and health,” the opinion piece added.
… And also supported by facts.
“The usual White House method of demonstrating a president’s mastery is to take tough questions in front of cameras, but Mr. Biden has not taken advantage of that opportunity, as The Times reported on Friday. He has held fewer news conferences and media interviews than most of his modern predecessors,” the media publication continued.
Well, that’s not surprising. After all, imagine the amount of work involved in preapproving all the questions Biden is allowed to be asked, not to mention prewriting all the possible acceptable answers Biden may give in response.
Little wonder he engages vastly less often than Trump ever did.
“The president also needs to talk about his health openly and without embarrassment, and to end the pretense that it doesn’t matter,” the publication observed.
Not only has the opinion piece blasted Biden’s repetition, but also his obvious “pretense” put on for the public.
And, at that point, the opinion piece slipped into the best commentary of all: doubts regarding Biden’s mental capacities.
“His most recent health summary, released on Feb. 16, said much the same thing, describing him as a ‘healthy, vigorous 80-year-old male who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency.’ But his cognitive abilities went unmentioned,” the New York Times observed.
“But his cognitive abilities went unmentioned.”
Translation: The president is clearly out of his mind, to the extent that even the newspapers that pitched him the most are now effectively admitting his “cognitive abilities” are compromised.
But hey, no more “mean tweets,” right?
Author: Ofelia Thornton