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The public image of Joe Biden is the affable dunce, a sort of Mr. Magoo wandering through the day. As others around him engage in shady activities and make money from questionable, to put it mildly, activities Joe claims no knowledge of. He just skates through life trying to do the right thing, getting ensnared in unfortunate circumstances through no fault of his own. But that’s not the real Joe Biden. The real Joe Biden can be a vindictive and angry man set off by anyone questioning him in a way he doesn’t like.
The first signs of this side of “Lunch Bucket Joe,” as he claims others called him, occurred during the 1988 campaign, Joe’s first for President. A simple question about his school marks set him off on an epic rant. “I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect,” he started. “I went to law school on a full academic scholarship, the only one in my class to have a full academic scholarship. In the first year in law school, I decided I didn’t want to be in law school and ended up in the bottom two-thirds in my class. Then, I decided I wanted to stay, went back to law school and, in fact, ended up in the top half of my class. I won the International Moot Court Competition. I was the ‘Outstanding Student’ in the Political Science department at the end of my year. I graduated with three degrees from undergraduate school and 165 credits, only needed 123 credits, and I’d be delighted to sit down and compare my IQ to yours, if you’d like, frankly.”
How insecure must you be to react to a simple question like that? Worse still, literally everything biographical point he proclaimed in that rant was a lie.
This is just one example of Joe snapping at people for the “sin” of asking him difficult questions. He has called people fat, weird names like “dogface pony soldier,” cursed at them, and challenged a lot of people to push-up contests or other random feats of strength. He campaigns like he’s a demented Frank Costanza and every day is Festivus.
He governs just as vindictively.
Much of what he has done as President appears to have been done because it undoes something President Donald Trump did. There was no reason whatsoever to end the “remain in Mexico” policy that kept potential asylum seekers in Mexico while they awaited a court hearing. Mexico agreed, and it was a deterrent to the crush of illegal aliens who thought they could walk right in. Now they can because, for reasons that no one has bothered to express, Biden ended the program. If Trump did it, it must be bad and Biden will undo it for that very reason, consequences be damned.
It’s not just Trump that sets off Joe, it’s anyone who isn’t fully on board with his desires or challenges his authority in any way.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is fighting Biden to have fireworks on the 4th of July at Mount Rushmore. There is absolutely zero reason to deny the permit, yet he’s doing it. According to the New York Post, the Biden administration has declared leftist tribal complaints and the “potential risks to the park itself and to the health and safety of employees and visitors” to be too great for the celebration.
The real problem is likely two things: one, Noem never locked down South Dakota, and refusing to comply with the desires of Democrats to ruin your state’s economy is the fast tract exile. Second, Noem hosted President Trump last July 4th for a stirring night of speeches and celebration of America. There’s no other rationale for denying people the ability to stand outside on a warm summer night watching fireworks.
If this all seems beyond the pale for the sniffy, grope-y, old guy with the crack-addict son who somehow made a fortune with no discernible skills or experience in the fields paying him millions, might I suggest you haven’t been paying attention?
Joe Biden only comes off as a “nice guy” because you aren’t paying attention. The media only shows you the ice cream licking and the bike riding, not the snapping at a CNN reporter because he didn’t care for the question she asked. “You’re in the wrong business,” were the words that would have been in a font so large on the cover of the New York Times that each word would require its own page, but because they came out of Biden’s head they fell quietly on the ground and were glossed over, even by CNN.
You can like him all you want, but don’t believe the hype. Joe Biden might not be Hitler, but that doesn’t make him a “really good guy.” What defines that is what you do when no one is looking. Joe does vindictive things when people are looking, safe in the knowledge that it won’t be reported. If he does that, what do you think he’s like when no one can see?