Why Biden’s press conference was a complete calamity

Why Biden’s press conference was an complete calamity

Why Biden’s press conference was an complete calamity

If President Joe Biden’s press conference Wednesday was intended to stimulate assurance, it crashed — terribly.

Nevertheless he spent nearly all of it intelligibly calling on reporters from a list of “safe” questioners furnished by his staff, he tripped and blundered about and all too frequently made no sense at all. Plus, he replicated his bizarre “whisper shout” scheme to draw attention to certain points — when what it literally emphasizes is his age.

On that note, he kept walking down memory lane, remembering about how

“in my day”

cable news was like that; the Republican Party was like this, and so on. He’s fighting old wars in his head, or maybe just confused concerning the modern world.

Still he couldn’t remember what he said last week, affirming he hadn’t compared opponents of end-running the Senate filibuster rules to pass the nationalize-election-law bill to Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis. So far minutes later he warned those same (Democratic!) senators that their apparently notorious position will stick with them all the rest of their days.

Joe Biden did not offer a clear answer on whether he would execute sanctions on Russia.

Then there was his “confession” at the end that he “forgot” he’s president, not a senator, as unexpressed clarification for his catastrophic first year. Yet earlier he’d maintained he’s done more than any other president in history. What the chewy sweet?

His answers on Ukraine were especially bewildered.

The issue is pretty straightforward: Vladimir Putin is menacing an invasion and will do it if he thinks he can get away with it; at the least, he’ll try to get the West to bribe him by promising him much of what he wants without any fighting.
Biden appeared to offer one bribe by volunteering that NATO won’t make Ukraine a member any time soon. Even though true, why limit your alternatives?

Awful, at one point the prez proposed Putin “has no choice” notwithstanding to invade because he’s boxed himself in. At least, we think that’s what Biden said, but his structure made it not possible to say for sure.


Consequently, too, he outright said Putin would win, albeit at a heavy price: “The cost of going into Ukraine in terms of physical loss of life for the Russians — they’ll be able to prevail over time, but it’s going to be heavy.”

Oh, and Biden proposed Russia might well get away with “a minor incursion.” That’s a request to take one piece of Ukraine now — and more pieces later. What a calamity. No wonder his staff does everything it can to keep him away from the press.


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