We all called the president last week. Where was he days after the apocalyptic Maui fires?
In fact, we knew where he was: on the beach of his coastal home in Delaware. Plan your next Lake Tahoe vacation. Giving a reptilian “no comment” when asked about the thousands of missing people and the Pompeii-like damage and his plan.
When was he going to visit her?
For what it’s worth, I wrote an impassioned column pleading with the president to leave.
Now I take it all back. The people of Maui have suffered enough.
Joe Biden has finally seen fit to cut short his second vacation since the wildfires, to take on his well-worn role as chief empathizer, put his feet on the ground in Hawaii and comfort survivors, 13 days after the fires.
It didn’t go well.
” Kiss my ass ! “” was the dominant greeting to his retinue. Residents held up unwelcoming signs: “It’s too late.” ‘Action speaks louder than words’.
It’s true, they are.
We all called the president last week. Where was he days after the apocalyptic Maui fires? I wrote an impassioned column pleading with the president to leave. Now I take it all back. The people of Maui have suffered enough.
Joe Biden has finally seen fit to cut short his second vacation since the wildfires, to take on his well-worn role as chief empath and comforting survivors, 13 days after the fires. It didn’t go well. ” Kiss my ass ! “” was the dominant greeting to his retinue.
Yet Joe Biden was not humiliated. Joe Biden knows no shame. Instead, he delivered a meandering speech, once again evoking his own tragedies, with a usual hint of exaggeration.
“I don’t want to compare difficulties,” he said. Spoiler alert: he compared the difficulties.
Once upon a time, he and Jill suffered a fire in their kitchen while filming a glamorous TV spot on “Meet the Press.” He almost lost his classic Corvette! Parked in front of his house by the water!
Maui residents, living through the anguish of entire families burned to ashes in their homes, following the body of a 14-year-old boy found alone and holding his dead dog, would they care to hear these details?
“It was a sunny Sunday,” Biden said — oh my God, isn’t there anyone in the White House who can keep this president’s message alive? – “and lightning struck in our house on a small lake that is outside our house – not a lake, a large pond – and struck a wire and went up under our house in our heating ducts, the air conditioning ducts.
“Long story short, I almost lost my wife, my ’67 Corvette and my cat. But joking aside” — is there a joke in that? “I watched the firefighters, the way they reacted…they ran into the flames to save my wife and family…sometimes the smoke is so thick…it was so thick inside the house.
This is not the case, said the firefighters who intervened. Biden’s kitchen fire, according to the Cranston Heights Fire Company, was “insignificant” and extinguished in just 20 minutes.
But hey, Joe Biden never lets the facts get in the way of a good story. And no one’s suffering can ever be compared to his.
His speech to the people of Maui was disgusting. Everything revolved around him. Note this line: “I give you my word, as Biden. »
As Biden? And as President of the United States?
He had a very low bar to jump: getting down, shaking hands and giving hugs, looking survivors in the eye and listening to their stories, and coming up with a clear plan of action.
All he had to do was deliver a brief speech and hand over the stage to local heroes – modeled after George W. Bush’s pledge on the pile of the World Trade Center after 9/11.
But he can’t do it. Joe Biden is fundamentally, constitutionally incapable of allowing others to grieve. He literally claimed to have had “a similar experience” to that of the Maui survivors.
He had a very low bar to cross: get down, shake hands, offer hugs – and a clear plan of action. But he can’t do it. Joe Biden is fundamentally, constitutionally incapable of allowing others to grieve. (Pictured: Flames devastate Lahaina, Hawaii earlier this month).
“By the way,” he continued, “for 36 years I was listed as the poorest man in Congress, so I didn’t get there based on my income.”
Can you believe this was part of his speech to survivors? How is this relevant? Remotely relevant? Does Biden really want to invoke his family’s suspect wealth?
To quote Barack Obama: “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to screw things up. »
Biden continued to persevere in the face of the loss of his first wife and baby daughter in a car accident – a tragedy he blamed on the other driver, whom Biden falsely accused of being drunk.
“So I have a little idea what it is.”
No, Mr. President, that is not the case.
The same was true when he met the Gold Star families whose loved ones died during his botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, repeatedly invoking his late son Beau, whom he often claims died in Iraq. (Beau died of a brain tumor.)
It was the same when he was caught checking his watch every time one of those 13 flag-draped coffins was loaded from military planes in Dover.
“The most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen,” said Darin Hoover, father of the late Marine staff sergeant. Taylor Hoover. “They were throwing the salute and he was looking at his watch until the last one. Every 13 years he looked at his watch.
So now I know: Joe Biden should have stayed away from Maui. He should have sent thoughts and prayers and more than a $700 check to each surviving family. He should have begged Barack Obama or some other esteemed Hawaiian to leave.
The Rock would have done better. Jason Momoa. Hell, anyone but deaf, grumpy old Joe.
Looking at a rescue and retrieval dog with paw protection gear, Biden “joked” to the press, “You guys grab the boots here? It’s hot ground, man.
Ugh, this “man”. Joe is such a cool cat, you don’t know, just one of us. Amtrak Joe. Warning: he could beat you up in the parking lot after the fourth period. Do you remember “CornPop”? The gang leader with a razor blade at the community pool in 1962? ‘Bad’ Joe Biden hit back with a 6ft long chain?
Joe Biden, pathological fabulist, national embarrassment.
He should have stayed away from Maui. He should have sent thoughts and prayers and more than a $700 check to each surviving family. He should have begged Barack Obama or some other esteemed Hawaiian to leave. The Rock would have done better. Hell, anyone but deaf, grumpy old Joe. (Pictured: Joe and Jill on the beach in Delaware earlier this month).
By the way, these dogs were only able to work for short periods of time because the ground in Lahaina remains hot. This is cause for alarm, not comedy.
What about the climate crisis, Mr President?
Speaking of which, please, for the love of all things sacred, stay away from Palm Springs and Los Angeles and all future disaster areas in general. The American people don’t need to see their spoiled and probably demented president walking away from a podium with his mouth hanging open and his eyes blank, needing guidance, as we saw on Monday.
This sad result is a microcosm of the Biden presidency: no one is driving. The whole world can see it. Is it really him the Democrats want to support in 2024?
And where is Jill Biden in all of this? Most women would gently take their husband’s hand and say, “Time is up. You’ve done your best, but it’s time to go.
Most wives would like to protect what remains of their husband’s dignity. Legacy.
Not so the Bidens, now safely housed in an $18 million vacation home, out of sight.
That, after all, is where their priorities lie: graft and swindle, all under the guise of national service. What it must be like for the homeless people of Maui, whose only relief is that Joe Biden is gone.