As you’ve probably ascertained by now, Joe Biden’s recent press conference did not go well. Despite the fact that he largely received softball questions, the president still managed to have outbursts of anger and falsehoods. But it was his comments delegitimizing the 2022 election that drew near-universal ire. They were so bad that even CNN managed to levy some mild criticism.
I like to imagine Jen Psaki finishing off her sixth straight cigarette at around the time the presser ended, just being thankful the train-wreck finally ended. Then it was off to perform clean-up duty.
So, how do you spin the fact that Biden twice claimed the 2022 election wouldn’t be legitimate unless he got his garbage “voting rights” bill bassed? Psaki apparently decided on the “pee on their leg and tell them it’s raining” strategy. In hindsight, I suppose there weren’t any better options.
Here’s what that looked like on Fox News this morning.
.@DanaPerino: "I'm curious if you'll continue to say the 2022 elections will be illegitimate?"
Psaki: "First I talked to the president a lot about this & he absolutely is not predicting that the 2022 elections would be illegitimate." pic.twitter.com/8qsCkisPW1
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 20, 2022
The problem with that response is essentially everything. We have the two videos showing Biden pointedly questioning the legitimacy of the 2022 election. In one instance, the president asserts that “I’m not going to say it’s going to be legit,” followed by a claim that the passage of his federal elections takeover will be the deciding factor.
REPORTER: Will the midterm elections be fair and legitimate if the voting bill isn't passed?
BIDEN: "It depends on whether or not we’ll be able to make the case to the American people that some of this is being set up to try to alter the outcome of the election.” pic.twitter.com/COCp5RSfXB
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 19, 2022
In another instance, when asked if the mid-terms will be fair and legitimate, Biden took things a step further. He noted that he and his party would try to convince people that things are being set up to “alter the outcome of the election.” It doesn’t get any clearer than that what he was saying and what his intentions were in making those statements.
Biden says that future elections "easily could be illegitimate."
"I'm not saying it's going to be legit. The increase in the prospect of it being illegitimate is in direct proportion to us not being able to get these reforms passed." pic.twitter.com/DF0iOXX2jl
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 19, 2022
Yet, Psaki wakes up the next morning and proclaims with a straight face that Biden wasn’t actually predicting the 2022 election will be illegitimate? Not only did he predict that, but he pointedly laid out the circumstances in which that would be a reality in his view, i.e. if his elections takeover isn’t passed. There was no ambiguity about his comments. But this is the life of a press secretary for a decrepit, 80-year-old man who can’t keep his thoughts straight anymore.
Meanwhile, Never Trumpers are attempting to cope by saying “well, at least they walked it back.” You can almost feel the consternation in their pleas for the president to stop being what he is.
Kind of puts this in a different light now, doesn’t it?
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Sheesh Greg getting tons hammer & sickle stuff a bit of Hugo Chavez?
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Breaking News CamelA just broke the news to GM America ..she is Vice President, insecure much?
Settings are as important as careful user behavior. I clear my browser history multiple times daily. A few targeted ads still pop up unless I turn on VPN, which slows things down. I like a super-fast connection. I don’t use some security features that I already have access to, like dark web monitoring, because I would have to surrender personal information to the features themselves in order to use them—then I would have to worry about those data bases, which are prime hacking targets, just like the credit reporting services.
Whatever we do, they’ll eventually get us with some sort of universal requirement to use debit cards. Large retailers are already doing behavior modification to push consumers in that direction. Plastic is disguised as consumer convenience. Actually, it will be a way to monitor almost everything.
The ads that pop up are related to YOUR searches and interests, scooter. I guess you like the idiot Biden discussing how they are going to utilize election fraud.
That’s why I delete cookies multiple times daily and provide inaccurate personal information whenever possible. Like myself, a lot of people using social media were born on the first day of a year that’s not quite right.