Today’s Bidenism: “I’m not supposed to take any questions, but go ahead”

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    • #442864
      jbnw
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      “I’m not supposed to take any questions, but go ahead.”

      “Mr. President, on Afghanistan . . .”

      “I’m not gonna answer Afghanistan now.”

      (turns back and walks away)

    • #442865
      NV Wino
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      Notice the hesitation when he couldn’t figure out where to go?

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    • #442876
      Gryneos
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      He’s at FEMA headquarters because there’s a major hurricane making landfall on the continent. Other than the weather networks, in an hour of searching Roku-based news channels, I discovered that none of them are covering it.

      It’s fine that the media is asking him questions about Afghanistan, but ever since the pullout, that is all they have been covering, after twenty years of actively ignoring it.

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      • #442900
        jbnw
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        is currently being viewed as a major international disaster, and he doesn’t want to be reminded that the withdrawal was his decision on his terms.

        There are lots and lots of additional background reports on the Afghanistan withdrawal decision process that I’m not posting here . . .

        • #442917
          Gryneos
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          but I’d say the immediacy of a now Cat-3 storm making landfall right now might be a tad more important, especially to all of the people in its path, in this country. The “news” on Afghanistan will still be there tomorrow and all days following. The storm will be gone by then, but the aftermath will remain.

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          • #442926
            jbnw
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            At least it’s what I see when a storm comes through everywhere I have lived.

            You gave a PERFECT response a competent politician and administrator would have used.

            We will never know what he might have answered to a storm question, because he just visibly snapped, lost his temper and walked away, rather than saying “I’d say the immediacy of a now Cat-3 storm making landfall right now might be a tad more important, especially to all of the people in its path, in this country. Do you have a question related to that?”


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            • #442934
              Gryneos
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              he doesn’t know how to hold his temper. Somehow he managed to do that when he was in the Senate, or he never would have been able to cross the aisle so often in his “negotiations”. It’s just the news media being the idiots that they are, all of the time. We already know they aren’t (for the most part) reporting on the kinds of things about Afghanistan that we know here and are more upset that the war has ended than saving lives by no longer being there to use up more ordinance for the MIC. If they weren’t such morons, they might have asked the pertinent questions about the topic at hand, especially being at FEMA-HQ.

              The media won’t care about anything else until a major storm shuts down their feeds and offices directly, just as our federal selected officials won’t do anything about climate change until they are directly affected, too. To be honest, I have “war-burnout” and don’t care what the media has to say about it anymore. If I’d been at that event, I’d have thrown rolls of paper towels at the media people. They have a big mess of their own making to mop up.

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              • #442936
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                I’ve had war burnout since I was about 16 before I registered for the Vietnam draft.

                And the last 20 years glorifying military vs terrorists was too much – especially since I knew we didn’t go against the real terrorists.

                Remember the TV show 24? I could never watch it.

                But I have never understood why we elect obviously incompetent politicians who only support political, corporate and personal agendas.

                • #442966
                  Gryneos
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                  incompetent politicians because the Election Machine won’t let us put competent people into power. If we could do that, then their gravy train would be cut, and that cannot be ever allowed to happen. Just look at how the powerful reacted to Ralph Nader in 2000 to prevent him from getting into the national debates (changing the rules of the election commission).

                  I’m just curious if the corruption will get so bad that it will corrupt it all into ashes.

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      Babel 17
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      And if he regularly gets medicated with stimulants for his appearances, then he’s not getting as much down time as he was used to. So that could make them less effective, and contributing to Biden getting more easily aggravated.

    • #442986
      Babel 17
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      He’s no LBJ, nor is he needed to be one, for getting Congress to approve disaster relief, and to then get on the phone to charm and intimidate local politicians to cooperate. But as Commander in Chief he’s supposed to be essential to authorizing our actions in Afghanistan.

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