Friday, October 7, 2022

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Flopping Worldwide

With apologies to an old television comedy, the week that was in America was no laughing matter.
On Wednesday, President Biden asked a crowd whether a dead lawmaker, Indiana Republican Jackie Walorski, was in the audience.
“Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie? I didn’t think she was — she wasn’t going to be here,” Biden said.
Walorski and two aides died in an August car crash. At the time, the White House issued a condolence statement in the president’s name.
The next day, it was Vice President Kamala Harris’ turn to play the village idiot. Make that the global village idiot.
After touring the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea, the vice president forgot whose side we’re on.
“The United States shares a very important relationship, which is an alliance with the Republic of North Korea,” Harris said. “It is an alliance that is strong and enduring.”
Evan Vucci/AP
Whatever her excuse, if past is prelude, some poor staffer will be sent packing under the ruse that the veep wasn’t properly briefed!
Mockeries and missiles
Meanwhile, North Korea marked her visit with a spree of weapon tests, firing ballistic missiles four times in a week.
That kind of response helped to cut short mockery over the White House’s Dumb & Dumber act, and Friday brought an even bigger reminder there is nothing funny about Vladimir Putin. Although his threats are growing almost as fast as his army’s losses in Ukraine, he got the world’s attention by declaring that Russia annexed four Ukrainian regions and would use nuclear weapons to defend them.
In a speech that twisted history to make Russia a victim, the czar-wanna-be called America the “enemy,” claimed it was possessed by “Satanism” and, in the most ominous passage, warned: “The United States is the only country in the world that has used nuclear weapons twice, destroying the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. And they created a precedent.”
In response, Secretary of State Tony Blinken decried the “loose” nuke talk, but added: “We are looking very carefully to see if Russia is actually doing anything that suggests that they are contemplating the use of nuclear weapons. To date, we’ve not seen them take these actions.”
The world is almost always a dangerous place, but the boldness of our adversaries is uncommon and unnerving. They saw Biden’s cut-and-run act in Afghanistan, and having taken his measure, are making their moves.
China, which is propping up Putin with coal and oil purchases as part of a troubling new alliance, is poking Japan and menacing Taiwan in what looks like rehearsal for an invasion. Biden’s reaction has been strange in that he vows America would put boots on the ground to help defend the island. In fact, he has promised a United States combat role four times, and four times aides have walked back his comments, saying the policy remains only that we would sell Taiwan military equipment to defend itself. --->LOTS MORE from Michael Goodwin HERE
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