"Biden, meanwhile, has continued his Invisible Man routine. ABC’s event was held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia under the obsequious supervision of George Stephanopoulos, who is more hammy than a pig farm. Stephanopoulos let Biden speak uninterrupted for long stretches. This was probably not in his man’s interest.
Biden speaks like a man who has just been hit on the head with a mallet. He looks dazed and angry, like a punch-drunk boxer. When Stephanopoulos asked him about mask-wearing, Biden free-associated aloud for a few minutes, then arrived at his conclusion with a look of stunned wonderment on his face.
“We should be thinking about making it mandatory,” Biden announced.
“How could you enforce that?,” Stephanopoulos asked.
“You couldn’t. That’s the problem. You can’t enforce measles,” Biden said triumphantly. Stephanopoulos looked appalled.
“It’s like you can’t mandate a mask,” Biden sailed on fearlessly. A few weeks ago, Biden said he’d mandate mask-wearing if he became President. Then someone explained to him that the President doesn’t have the powers to do it. Biden’s alternative, unveiled this evening, is to “get all the governors in a room”. If they wouldn’t mandate masks, Biden said he would “go to every mayor, to every councilman, every local official”. He stopped talking, and smiled like a triumphant simpleton.
Stephanopolous looked stupefied, or possibly on the edge of coma. By the halfway point, Biden was heading that way too. Trump’s steroids were still raging, but Biden’s pills were wearing off, and he kept fumbling his one-liners.
On foreign affairs, Biden sounded like Kanye West: “Our allies are go it alone, our ‘America first’ is America alone.” “He’s learned the Art of the Steal by the Art of the Deal from Xi in China.”
Biden was regressing fast as bedtime loomed. A question on LGBT rights generated a bizarre anecdote from his childhood about seeing two African-American men kissing in the street in Wilmington, Delaware. “The corporate capital of the world at the time,” he told Stephanopoulos, as though that explained it.
Stephanopoulos looked aghast, but Biden rallied, and produced a thick stream of pure and patronizing gibberish about early childhood education for African-Americans. “When you let them go to school, they make up rapidly whatever, whatever, um, fail… whatever… whatever shortcoming they had in their education prior to that. They’ve not heard as many words spoken, et cetera, et cetera. What happens is, studies show that 58 per cent will increase by 58 percent their chances of going through all twelve years of school.”
Like “they” say, a mind is a terrible thing to waste. " Dominic Green
"The corporate capital of the world at the time …" Say – what?
Dominic Green was not kind to Trump either, but his skill in describing the poor old man's drivel is reminiscent of some of the great satirical works of English literature, "Tristram Shandy" comes to mind.
Sweet Jesus! Are we really going to elect this poor fool? Are we going to give him and "Pol Pot in a pants suit" the Football and the Gold Codes? pl