Joe can’t call heads of state and government?

“Vice President Kamala Harris has begun to take calls on behalf of President Joe Biden, raising questions about his ability to do the job of president,” The National Pulse reported. “It is bizarre for a vice president to be making contact with key world leaders just weeks into a new administration.”

According to the White House readout, per reports:

  • Harris “expressed her commitment to strengthening bilateral ties between the United States and France and to revitalizing the transatlantic alliance.”
  • Harris and Macron “agreed on the need for close bilateral and multilateral cooperation to address COVID-19, climate change, and support democracy at home and around the world.”
  • And they “discussed numerous regional challenges, including those in the Middle East and Africa, and the need to confront them together.”

Harris tweeted:

“Today I spoke with President @EmmanuelMacron of France. We discussed COVID-19, climate change, supporting democracy at home and around the world, and regional challenges. @POTUS and I look forward to working with President Macron to build a better future for our two countries.”

Harris also made a call to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this month, after Biden spoke with him Jan. 22, per the Times.

“The prime minister congratulated the vice president on her historic election, and she recalled fondly her years spent in Montréal,” Trudeau’s office said, per the report.

Biden entered the White House as the oldest president in U.S. history.

And critics are seizing on Harris’ newfound importance, particularly after former Vice President Mike Pence did not have the same authority on making calls with world leaders.” Newsmax

Comment: Joe did talk to Bibi for an hour the other day. Natanyahu tried to issue orders to him in the matter of Israel’s resolve to prevent the US renewing the JCPOA agreement. Joe seems to have been non-committal. I wonder if Bibi had the feeling that maybe, just maybe, Joe ain’t really in charge. Who is? Maybe it’s the Borgy crew over at Main State. Maybe.

Nevertheless, the US signed up for funding the modernization of the IDF over the next 30 years. Say what?

Now, that’s the way to keep leverage in place. Just tell the Israelis in advance that we will give them all that lovely money. What the hell do we think we are doing” pl

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13 Responses to Joe can’t call heads of state and government?

  1. JM Gavin says:

    Years ago, I was in a military course being taught by a medical doctor that had started his military career as an Army aviator. One of the course videos showed the widely-seen footage of the UH-60 crashing and rolling down the slope during an attempted high-altitude rescue on Mount Hood.

    The doctor hit pause on the video just before the helicopter dropped to the snow. He pointed at the dished rotor disc, as the blades began to bend upward in search of air. He said, “Anytime you see this, get your camera, things are fixin’ to get interesting.”

    His statement often comes to mind while considering the foreign policy choices being made (even if those making them are unaware that, in foreign policy, inaction is action, and failing to communicate is communication).

  2. Fred says:

    Why are foreign heads of state putting up with the charade, other than the opportunity to loot the US Treasury while the opportunity lasts?

  3. Deap says:

    How close is “domestic advisor” Susan Rice’s office to the Oval Office. How well do Susan, Kamala and Jill get along? Who has Valerie Jarrett on their speed dial.

  4. The Twisted Genius says:

    A couple of weeks ago, Biden dialed up China’s Xi Jinping for a two-hour conversation. In his call with Putin, they agreed to extend START. He also called Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel, López Obrador and a few others. But your point that Harris seems to have far more responsibilities than other VPs is true. She’s more a Cheney than a Pence.

    • Pat Lang says:

      I question what the value was to these leaders in holding telephone conversations with Joe.

      • TV says:

        Feeling Biden out, as any foreign leader would do to any other foreign leader.
        Is he alert, awake, grasp of current questions, actually in charge?

  5. Peter VE says:

    Joe needs the time to beat his granddaughter at Mario Kart. #whataboutTrumpgolf

  6. james says:

    so much for elections… with harris it was an anointment… she ran at maybe 1% in the dem nomination process.. but the financial backers of the dem party wanted the right optics and she was it… the plan was this all along – for harris to be the anointed leader for all intensive purposes..

    the phone calls to foreign leaders is better then nothing… i wonder if harris asked if macron is happy with the russian gas they had to ask for given the cold winter in europe??? have to keep those european vassals on a short leash, lol..

  7. mcohen says:

    Great idea.And good for the american p.r……only the special get to see the ceo,the rest deal with the tiger.

    The global corp image exact

  8. different clue says:

    That face! That smarmy grinning Draculamala face! I really wish I had the digital skills to do a 3-face combo-morph between Draculamala, Draculabama, and Christopher Lee as Dracula from the Hammer Films.

    ( I tried getting a particular image of Lee but every image clicked on only gets a pageload of pinterest images anyway. So I brought the Yahoo load of images. Some of them are a perfect match for the Harris image above).

    About President Simple Joe Malarkey, if they are feeding him the right drugs, it could raise his cognition level. It could also increase his burnout speed and shorten his brain’s life expectancy. That may be a sacrifice he is willing to make.

    Flowers for Algerbidenon.

  9. longarch says:

    Some Internet writers have praised Thomas Wictor’s speculations on “devolution,” which are based on this article:

    Briefly, Wictor believes that Biden and Harris have no power over crucial units within the military.

    Some relevant parts read as follows:

    … to preserve Constitutional rule, agencies were ordered to have not just a line of succession but also one of “devolution,” a duplicate chain of individuals secreted outside Washington available in a catastrophic emergency. Federal Continuity Directive 1, issued just days before Donald Trump became president, says that devolution has to establish “procedures to transfer statutory authority and responsibilities” to this secondary designated staff …

    …the use of federal military forces in law enforcement can only take place if those forces are used to suppress “insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy.” A second test also has to be met, that such disturbances “hinders the execution of the laws of that State, and of the United States within the State,” that is, that the public is deprived of its legal and constitutional protections. Local civil authorities must be “unable, fail, or refuse” to protect the civilian population for military forces to be called in…

    Wictor believes that Former President Trump assigned elite military operatives to secret missions against traitors, human traffickers, and similar threats. Wictor further believes that legally, these military operators are obligated to keep their actions secret, even from the POTUS. Wictor believes that people who resemble Jeffrey Epstein will be quietly neutralized and the government will never acknowledge their disappearances. To me, Wictor’s theory appears to be highly speculative.

    • JM Gavin says:

      Wictor’s theories make about as much sense as the other theory I’ve heard, but only from the media. The one about the secret cabal of pedophile lizard overlords that run the world from the back room in a D.C. pizza joint, and deep underground military bases along the border where covert warriors fought the lizards in a great battle that somehow went unnoticed. Gina Haspel was killed, but no one is sure what side she was on…or so the story goes.

      News flash- The entire Executive Branch did not like Trump, and did everything in their power to frustrate and impede anything Trump wanted. The DoD was particularly resistant to Trump, and there are no secret units loyal to Trump. We have no Praetorians or SS in the U.S. military. Wictor is delusional or just plain silly. Enough conspiracy nonsense.

  10. Johnb says:

    The slow transition has begun, makes sense for her to gain an identity and presence before the truly serious job needs to be taken on. The other option is for Pres. Biden to see his term out as President Emeritus with Harris doing all the heavy lifting. What ever eventuates you can only wish the citizens of the United States of America well.

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