I … ran.
Well, not really.
I can ask: “What did Tenne … see?” And I guess, if you know the answer, you can respond: “The same thing that Arkan . . . sas.”
And if you don’t know the answer, I guess you can say: “I … da … ho. I guess Al … ask … a.”
But when our Neander-in-Chief from Delaware stands at the podium, what can we say? I can ask “What did Dela … ware?” And you can answer: “A New Jersey?” But, really, it all is so pathetic.
Ukrainians, Iranians. Martians, Venus, Venice, Venetian blinds. Easy to confuse them. Especially when you are in over your head with everything.
We are led by the kind of guy who could have made a convincing, though losing, run for class president of third grade. Except for his electoral successes in Delaware, our second smallest state, he always lost. He ran repeatedly for president, and Democrat constituencies repeatedly rejected him. They would not allow Republicans a shot at voting him down because they coveted the privilege for themselves. In Biden’s best of times, they learned he is a liar and a crook who literally steals not only other people’s money but also their speeches and even their life stories — the ultimate plagiarism. Even before he started stumbling more obviously, he never got it straight.
In Seinfeld, that kind of nonsense — taking someone else’s life story — played as silly comedy when J. Peterman bought the rights to all of Kramer’s life stories, leaving Cosmo without a narrative to brag about on dates with women and at coffee with friends. But it all was a joke: passing one’s life stories to another.
By contrast, Biden stole British Labour Leader Neil Kinnock’s biography. Here, Biden:
Why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go a university? Why is it that my wife … is the first in her family to ever go to college? Is it because our fathers and mothers were not bright? … Is it because they didn’t work hard? My ancestors who worked in the coal mines of northeast Pennsylvania and would come after 12 hours and play football for four hours? It’s because they didn’t have a platform on which to stand.
Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Why is Glenys [Kinnock’s wife] the first woman in her family in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Was it because our predecessors were thick? Was it because all our predecessors were thick?… Those people who could work eight hours underground and then come up and play football? Does anybody really think that they didn’t get what we had because they didn’t have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment? Of course not. It was because there was no platform upon which they could stand.
As reported by Slate, a decidedly left-wing publication:
Biden lifted Kinnock’s precise turns of phrase and his sequences of ideas — a degree of plagiarism that would qualify any student for failure, if not expulsion from school. But the even greater sin was to borrow biographical facts from Kinnock that, although true about Kinnock, didn’t apply to Biden. Unlike Kinnock, Biden wasn’t the first person in his family history to attend college, as he asserted; nor were his ancestors coal miners, as he claimed when he used Kinnock’s words. Once exposed, Biden’s campaign team managed to come up with a great-grandfather who had been a mining engineer, but he hardly fit the candidate’s description of one who “would come up [from the mines] after 12 hours and play football.” At any rate, Biden had delivered his offending remarks with an introduction that clearly implied he had come up with them himself and that they pertained to his own life.
Such plagiarism was not the stumbling, bumbling, fumfering of a late-septuagenarian amid signs of reduced acuity. Rather, this was Young Biden at the 1987 Iowa State Fair, 35 years ago when he was in his early 40s. Go ahead: set aside two and a half minutes — that’s all — and click here and watch from 0:30-3:00. (It probably will take you five minutes because you will be so startled that you will replay it to be sure you just heard and saw what you did.) Biden’s lies and plagiarism are even more remarkable because he did not merely slip subconsciously but deliberately, as he meticulously, literally memorized his plagiarism.
For half a century — a veritable Biblical Jubilee — we have known him to be a liar, a thief, and a crook who has leveraged and abused his political access to grease the extended Biden crime families’ wallets. The sudden emergence of Hunter for a $50,000-a-month payola on the Ukrainian Burisma board was not merely happenstance or circumstance, but enemy action. The insider deals with the Chinese. The Hunter laptop. The Hunter lap dances. The illicit drug dealing. It all is terrible corruption.
When Joe Biden slips verbally nowadays, it is what it is. Even the sharpest minds misspeak. Television networks occasionally air compilations of “bloopers.” They can be found all over YouTube. I am a public speaker, and I utter my share of misstatements, malaprops. Norm Crosby made a career out of that. There was the time Obama referred to America’s “57 states.” He knows there are 50, and he probably had used some Heinz ketchup or mustard at lunch. Sometimes, of course, a person really demonstrates actual ignorance as when Obama said that people in Austria speak “Austrian.” Or when he referred to the “Navy corpsman,” ignorant that the “ps” consonants are not pronounced in “corpsman.” Or when he would not stop rambling during a formal toast in England while the orchestra played“G-d Save the Queen” in Queen Elizabeth’s presence.
All this would not matter if Obama had not brought so much rot and decay, or if Biden were a great leader. When George W. Bush would speak of “nookyular” weapons, that was OK — as long as he led well.
But when the president repeatedly stumbles orally, as he does in real practice as the nation’s chief executive, we all have to run — from him — and anxiously await a great replacement leader who will run against him in 2024, whether it be Trump, DeSantis, or some other populist conservative powerhouse.
Meanwhile, from the other side of Nut House One, here was Kamala opining this week at a presser after the recent Munich Security Conference:
I mean, listen, guys, we’re talking about the potential for war in Europe. I mean, let’s really take a moment to understand the significance of what we’re talking about. It’s been over 70 years and through those 70 years, as I mentioned yesterday, there has been peace and security. We’re talking about the real possibility of war in Europe. So our position is, for us, very clear which is as a leader, which we have been, bringing together our Allies, working together around our collective and unified position, that we would all not just prefer, we desire, we believe it is in the best interest of all that there is a diplomatic end to this moment. (Emphasis added.)
She speaks in Mumbo-Jumbo, her unique vernacular of idiocy. That is why she almost always falls back on: “Yes, we need to have that conversation. Tell me Your Truth.” But let us try to imagine she has something cogent to say and simply cannot find the words. Do you realize how profoundly ignorant Kamala is? We are talking Ocasio-quality foolishness, akin to one who links the end of a child tax credit with a surge in murders at Los Angeles boutique furniture stores and on New York City subway platforms. Ocasio asserts that the 22nd Amendment, which passed Congress in 1947 and was ratified in 1951, was aimed at stopping FDR before the 1952 presidential elections though he died in 1945. And here we have Kamala saying that Putin’s invasion is the first disruption of peace in Europe since somewhere between World War II and the 1950s. Consider:
What of the Soviet’s 1956 invasion of Hungary? What of nearly 200,000 Soviet, East German, Polish, Hungarian, and Bulgarian troops invading Czechoslovakia in 1968? The Greek coup of 1967? Turkey’s 1974 invasion into Cyprus? The Armenia-Azerbaijan wars? The Kosovo War from 1998-1999? (Remember Bosnia, Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia?) Russia invading Georgia? Russia invading Crimea and Eastern Ukraine? Can’t the Office of Vice President afford to hire a fact-checker, or has Biden so ruined the federal budget that we now need to rely on Snopes and Washington Post Pinocchios?
Pelosi should return to ripping speeches. Eight months left.
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