Like a lot of Americans, I subscribe to Mike Huckabee’s newsletter. I was going to write my take on Biden’s woeful press conference (Biden love-in is probably a better description), and I still might, given that there probably won’t be another such festive jamboree for another three or four months–if then.
But Mike has nailed the ludicrous pretext for a press conference that Americans witnessed last week. Journalists (if you can call them that) during that dismal affair should be ashamed of themselves–not only for the softball questions they lobbed underhand at the stumbling bumbling Biden–but for agreeing to submit their questions in advance and to be “called on” like a room full of second-graders, rather than insisting on the free-for-all press conferences that Donald Trump held in which reporters yelled questions and actually argued with the president. Times certainly have changed, and it is obvious what the political affiliations are of the obedient scribes who pretended to be serious reporters.
Having said all of that, take a look at how former presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Huckabee had to say about the fawning press and their sacrosanct Great Mumbler.
By Mike Huckabee
On Thursday, over two months into his presidency, Joe Biden finally held his first press conference. His media cheering section is trying to defend it as triumphant proof that he’s totally in charge of both the executive branch and his faculties. But while he might have cleared their bar, I haven’t seen a bar set so low since Animal Planet aired the Snail Olympics.
I’ve seen leftists on social media claim that Biden’s clinging to his detailed notes on who to call on and what to say is nothing out of the ordinary, that all Presidents did that. No, they didn’t. They found one photo of Trump holding a note with a message to repeat on it as “evidence,” but didn’t mention that he would stand up nearly every day for an hour or more, answering unscripted and usually hostile questions from anyone who wanted to grill him.
Maybe Biden’s performance seemed better to some than it really was just in comparison to the cringe-worthy job the “reporters” did. After spending four years going after Trump like a pack of rabid wolves, they suddenly transformed into tranquilized poodles, quietly waiting their turns to ask pre-approved questions and await their scripted responses with no tough follow-ups. They made the North Korean press’s treatment of Kim Jong Un look hard-hitting.
The most embarrassing moment came when fawning PBS (your tax dollars at work) reporter Yamiche Alcindor gushingly suggested that the reason so many migrants are flooding over the border is that he’s such a “moral, decent man” that they want to come here and trust him with their unaccompanied minors.
Or maybe they think he’s just so sweet; they want to come to kiss his feet to see if they taste like sugar. I’ll bet she thinks that.
Aside from the pre-scripted answers and the sycophantic press, here are a few other takeaways:
- Biden thinks he’s going to run for reelection in 2024, when he will be 82 years old, five years past the average US male lifespan. This despite him already giving answers like this: “I have never been particularly poor at calculating how to get things done in the United States Senate. So the best way to get something done, if you, if you hold near and dear to you that you like to be able to…anyway…”
- He ran as a moderate, bipartisan unifier, but he now sees himself as the most “transformative” President since FDR, and he’s willing to do away with the Senate filibuster in order to steamroll a far-left agenda through with only 50 votes plus Kamala Harris to break the tie. Here he is defending the importance of the filibuster in 2005. Does he remember that speech? Or 2005?
He even suggested the Republican Party might not exist by 2024. Personally, I think the Republican Party will exist for the same reason it was founded in the first place: someone has to stand up against the Democrats’ addiction to ordering powerless minorities to shut up and do whatever they’re told. Since Biden claimed to have been in the Senate for 120 years, I assume he remembers that.
Biden claims it’s okay to destroy Senate norms he once defended because he and his party’s radical left programs are popular in the polls. I won’t repeat what I’ve already written over the past few days, but in a nutshell: his net approval rating in the Rasmussen daily tracking poll was -10 points and falling; support for giving illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship has plummeted 14 points since January to 43%; and majorities of all demographics, even blacks, and Democrats, support voter ID laws that are among the election integrity safeguards he wants to abolish.
Since everything that gets in the way of the Democrats’ lust for all-consuming power is now “racist” (even fossil fuels – I kid you not), Biden tried to paint attempts to insure the honesty of elections as racist with one of the weirdest lines ever :
“What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. It’s sick. It’s sick. I’m convinced that we’ll be able to stop this because it is the most pernicious thing— this makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle.”
FYI: Democrats created Jim Crow laws. “Jim Eagle” is apparently a cartoon character created in Joe Biden’s mind. And is there any idea in government today more racist than the condescending claim that blacks are too dumb or helpless to be able to obtain a legal ID? By the way, studies have found that voter ID laws do not depress voter turnout. The only thing they suppress is vote fraud, which means black and Hispanic voters who voted for Trump would not get their votes canceled out by fraudulent ballots.
Biden is either living in a fantasy world, or he lies like a rug, and the press will never call him on it. The same press that screamed, “Lying liar who LIES!!!” every time Trump told a joke or expressed an opinion sat by adoringly as Biden dispensed whoppers so blatant that I practically had to pry my jaw off the floor after hearing them. Like claiming that there are always surges of illegal immigration at the border at this time of year, or that the surge started under Trump, or that Trump let children starve to death (I discuss that slander elsewhere in the newsletter.)
- President Unity/Morality/Decency loves to make snide, nasty allusions to his predecessor while taking credit for the vaccines that wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Trump and the distribution system, which he actually did inherit from Trump.
On that subject, the truly great, unheralded news from the press conference is that the pandemic is over! I assume it must be since nobody even bothered asking Biden about it, and since he’s letting so many illegal immigrants who are COVID-positive swarm into the US, even he must not be concerned about anyone catching it anymore.