A Presidency of Dunces: Are Biden’s Blunders Paving the Way to a Harris Administration?

by Ryan DeLarme,
March 30th, 2021

This past week was a rough one for Joe Biden after a disastrous presser and the subsequent criticism, but the democrats and their fellow establishment republicans do not seem too worried about his performance and deteriorating mental faculties. Do they know something we don’t?

President Joe Biden gave the first press briefing in over two months last Thursday. As you might have guessed, it did not go swimmingly:

The bumbling goober currently occupying the Whitehouse, after taking a question from Zeke Miller of the Associated Press, fumbles around with his notes and takes peeks at it throughout his answer.

“Well, I’m — look,” Biden said and paused, then began looking through a booklet of scripted answers. “When, uh, when I took office I, uh, decided that it was a fairly basic, simple proposition. And that is, I got elected to solve problems.”

“And the most urgent problems facing the American people I stated from the outset,” he continued, “was COVID-19 and the economic dislocation for millions and millions of Americans.”

“And so that’s why I put all my focus in the beginning, for a lot of problems, put all of my focus on dealing with those particular problems,” Biden said while again referring to his notes.

The reaction on Twitter was entertaining.

Biden also was calling on reporters based on a prepared list, which is less than surprising:

Somebody in the Press defied reason and actually did their job, exposing to the country for the first time a huge difference between a transparent ruler and a puppet figurehead. Take a look:

You can clearly see numbers next to journalists’ faces and names, suggesting that the president was taking prepared questions in order. No wonder zero conservative media reporters were called on during the press conference.

Even Chris Wallace called him out for referring to his notes during the press conference, saying he had “never seen any POTUS do that.”

All things considered, it was remarkable that Biden managed to speak with the selected reporters for a full hour after the 65 days of silence, though there was at least one viral moment in which he seemed to completely forget what he was talking about and abandon an unfinished thought completely.

It is unsurprising that the White House appears to have inaccurately quoted Biden in its transcript of the event after the POTUS mixed up the names of the president of Afghanistan and the former leader of the Pakistani military.

You’d think they’d be flying pretty low right now with all the friendly fire from the media, but apparently not. Editing out Biden’s embarrassing factual errors as the administration is being accused of a lack of transparency seemed like a good call to these people. If they can keep up the charade for the next 4 years, I’ll eat my hat.

“He is the — the ‘leader,’ quote, in Afghanistan and Kabul. And there’s a U.N.-led process that’s beginning shortly on how to mechanically get people — how to end this war,” the president continued.

The White House transcript, however, reads: “And General Austin is — just met with Ghani and I’m waiting for the briefing on that. He is the — the ‘leader,’ quote, in Afghanistan and Kabul.”

I gotta be honest. I’m actually surprised he remembered the name of any foreign official at all, considering he’s completely forgotten not only the name of the secretary of defense but what both his position and the Pentagon are even called.

this was still no small slip of the tongue, as Biden also seemed to be suggesting the man he meant to refer to, Ashraf Ghani, was not a legitimate leader.

Here’s where some particularly bitter irony comes into the suspiciously altered Biden gaffe, as Ghani happens to have won a fiercely contested presidential election last year. His rival Abdullah Abdullah, as The New York Times reported, challenged the results of the election and even staged his own swearing-in ceremony on the same day as Ghani’s. However, Ghani has been recognized by the U.S. as the legitimate leader of the country.

It is important to note that this administration took the same stance on those who are reportedly complicit in stealing the election in Myanmar. Birds of a feather.

As of this writing, the transcript edit seems to have only been covered by Fox News. Yet one can only imagine the outcry if the Trump White House were to have edited a transcript to cover up for a falsity from the former president.

The reason the Biden White House thinks they can get away with scrubbing a news conference transcript of a touchy error is that they know they can get away with it, at the end of the day.

Speaking of Donald Trump, he stepped out from the shadows recently to offer his opinion on the Press Conference disaster. Take a look:

“Nobody’s ever seen anything like it,” Donald Trump said.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked the president his general reaction to how Biden handled his press conference. Ingraham said he “read quite a bit from reference notes,” adding “it was unusual, to say the least.”

“Well, there were strange questions and they were asked in a very interesting way,” Trump responded. “It was like softballs. Like you were throwing softballs up. And it’s just a different world.”

“Nobody’s seen anything like it,” Trump said. “You know it. You know it better than anybody. You cover it so well. It’s very sad to watch, actually.”

“Actually, they’re feeding him questions,” he added. “They’re easy questions. I noticed Peter Doocey didn’t get to ask a question today. And there could be no difficult questions, and they’re ready to rip the microphone away if somebody did get a little bit testy.”

“You know, just, look, this whole thing is ridiculous,” he added. “You know it, and so do I.”

Donald Trump would never have gotten away with these kinds of stunts. several 24-hour news cycles would be dedicated to eviscerating him on every angle, the questions would be designed to attack rather than to support, and everyone on the other side of the political aisle would be given a platform to criticize his performance.

The next order of business regarding this “Presidency of Dunces” of the obvious posturing of Kamala to take the reigns from Joe once his usefulness has come to an end.

I know what you might be thinking, “What use could he POSSIBLY have?” and the answer to that will require you to consider that either an actual Deep-State does in fact exist, or at the very least the modern incarnation of the Democratic party is completely infiltrated by international corporate interests.

So what’s the gambit here?

Well, for one the “Woman of Color” angle in contrast to Biden’s “old, white, cis-gendered, male” with establishment connections is by far more marketable and will deceive the less discerning into believing Kamala is some kind of altruist hero whose unearned presidency is a great accomplishment.

Secondly, it would be beneficial for the deep-state to get all of their less marketable plays out of the way (Bombing Syria, etc) so that they can remain in control while wiping the slate clean.

This concept of the ol’ switcheroo isn’t new, and this week the idea has gone from theory to documented fact. The American people are getting visibly acclimated to a Kamala Harris presidency and a new directive from the White House is one of the most concrete developments that federal officials are getting warmed up for the impending Harris takeover.

Despite long-standing security protocols against the president and vice president traveling together, President Biden and Vice President Harris are virtually inseparable. They have even traveled on Air Force One together to a recent speaking event in Atlanta, although Biden himself was forbidden from traveling with President Obama on Air Force One under the Obama administration.

We’ve reported in previous newsletters that Harris has been playing a key role in foreign policymaking. She has met with numerous heads of state in one-on-one meetings, and is included in all of the president’s IC briefings.

Now, there is formal recognition of Harris’s role as a vital member of the Biden administration, breaking from the usual presumption that the vice presidency is a low-key and less visible office.

According to a report on the website GetOutspoken, a leaked email shows that “top White House communications team member” is directing that official correspondence at all federal agencies include mentioning Vice President Kamala D. Harris.

“Please be sure to reference the current administration as the ‘Biden-Harris Administration’ in official public communications,” the directive reads.

“Neither of the @WhiteHouse Twitter accounts from the previous two administrations mentioned the vice president in the account’s description,” the report noted. “Under the Obama administration, the account description read, ‘Follow for the latest from President Obama and his administration.’”

“The highly specific language also appears on the websites of all 15 executive departments,” the report noted. “Press releases and other communications from the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, and the Attorney General all exclusively refer to the Biden-Harris Administration, in lieu of only naming the president, which has been customary until now.”

On Thursday, while delivering a statement on the coronavirus pandemic, Biden let it slip once again who he thinks is the President of the United States.

Like Joe Biden, Kamala Harris has an unsavory track record in the context of American politics, particularly in the areas that she will likely be made to seem competent in. For example, the media will try to paint her as a champion for civil liberties, when in reality Kamala Harris spent 27 years enforcing laws that targeted minority communities through mass incarceration. These laws include the “three strikes law” implemented in 1994 and the “stop and frisk” policy. Ironically, those laws came on the heels of Biden’s Crime Bill, yet BLM’s proceeds ended up funding the pair via the middleman VoteBlue. The establishment’s hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Human rights activist, Author, and Prison abolitionist Kieron Kessler offered his outlook in an opinion piece back in 2020 after Kamala was selected as Biden’s running mate that blows apart the image the left is trying to create for her. Not only does it explain how she is a friend to the prison industrial complex, but how she has a visible history of transphobia:

Prison abolitionists focus on decreasing and eliminating the prison industrial complex in order to replace them with rehabilitation programs and facilities without government institutionalization. Prison abolition began with Black Panther and feminist Angela Davis, who began to question the need for prisons in the 60s and 70s. As mass incarceration increased aiming at lower-income communities, prison abolition grew as a way to truly help incarcerated folks.

Abolitionists have consistently stood with Black Lives Matter, seeing as prison abolition was started by folks who stood up for Black liberation. Mass incarceration is a major point of reference for Black Lives Matter activists, including St. Louis’s newest presumptive congresswoman Cori Bush. Prison abolition has seemed to have been holding hands with Black Lives Matter, offering a solution to a massive issue taking economic and emotional tolls within their communities.

As the LA Times relays, there has been a lot of hesitation for Black communities to stand with Harris. Despite speaking on solidarity with Black Lives Matter or trans rights, Harris has historically implemented policies that directly reflect otherwise…

In the 1990s, Harris became a prosecutor in the state of California. At the time, the state was recovering from a period of notorious serial killers and the fear hit both Democrats and Republicans. The War on Drugs was also revived from Nixon in the Reagan administration and California became a battleground. Thus, the tough-on-crime policies hit the criminal justice system with Harris as one of the enforcers.

Harris spent 27 years enforcing laws that target Black and brown communities through mass incarceration. These laws include the “three strikes law” implemented in 1994 and the “stop and frisk” policy. As Attorney General, she advocated in court for the death penalty and jailing of parents who have kids that were truant to many times. All these policies have contributed to a drastic increase of incarcerated folks while targeting minority communities in California.

In California, Black folks makeup 6 percent of the population but makeup 29 percent of the incarcerated population. Latinx people make up 39 percent of California, but 43 percent of the incarcerated population. This is simply because there is a higher rate of policing in Black and brown communities.

A prominent argument made by both Democrats and Republicans is  somehow these communities have a “higher rate of crime.” This is a false narrative considering there have been multiple studies that show white folks are just as likely to commit crime as Black folks. Harris fell into this argument by increasing the policing during her time in California.

Harris’ treatment of trans people has also been in question.

As more protests arose over the summer, a common statement seen was “protect Black trans women,” bringing light to the awful issue of Black trans people getting murdered with no justice being served in their name. As trans people have also experienced oppression from the justice system, both Black and trans communities are showing unease about Harris’s historically transphobic policies.

In 2015, Harris vehemently stood for the criminalization of sex work, which in turn took a toll on trans people of color in poor communities. In the same breath, she associated the transmission of AIDS and other STIs with sex workers as a reason for the policy, revealing stereotypes left over from the AIDS crisis in the 80s.

One in six trans folks will be incarcerated in their lifetime and half of them are Black. These policies Harris has supported have increased the incarceration of trans folks. What a different story she portrayed from her trans visibility day post, right? Not surprising coming from a politician who prides herself on not showing her true colors.

Despite all of this, the largely unaware young liberals of today, the “youth vote” if you will simply require a well-known corporate news outlet to cater to their confirmation bias to be sold on the narrative, and the mainstream media is beyond eager to feed it them.

Published by Ryan DeLarme

Independent Media, Investigative Journalism

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