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Joe Biden Is A Beaten Man, A Failed President

He's just not up to the job.

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Should we feel pity for Joe Biden or just disgust? Perhaps both. Joe Biden has taken this country to a point of weakness we haven’t seen for over 40 years. Yeah, I’m thinking disgust. Michael Goodwin of the New York Post elucidates.

Goodwin: Thereā€™s a maxim in sports that you are not as good as you look when you win, or as bad as you look when you lose. It aims to give athletes an even-keel attitude instead of riding an emotional roller coaster.

No doubt there areĀ DemocratsĀ and well-meaning others giving similar advice now to the Biden White House. The presidentā€™s team is understandably shaken by the horrific events inĀ AfghanistanĀ and must fear it will never regain its footing and public trust.

But what if the sports approach isnā€™t valid in this case? What if theĀ Biden teamĀ is every bit as bad as it looks?Ā Having been in office eight months, its successes are so minimal and its mistakes so glaring that doubts exist across the political spectrum about whether the president is up to the job. The doubts recall warnings about Biden from two people who know him best.

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“Donā€™t underestimate Joeā€™s ability to f-ā€Š-k things up,” Barack Obama reportedly said.Ā Then thereā€™s Robert Gatesā€™ charge that Biden “has been wrong on nearly every major foreign-policy and national-security issue over the past four decades.”

Such devastating views take on added significance in light of Bidenā€™s obvious frailties and cognitive decline. The resulting leadership vacuum is so apparent that a well-connected Dem who asked a White House confidant how Biden could have chosen such an uninspiring roster of top aides was told Biden didnā€™t make the choices.

Similar reports of a detached president and a staff-run administration have ricocheted around Washington from the very start, but the Afghanistan debacle has crystallized concerns. They were bolstered by the picture of the president at his Thursday news conference that swept across the world.Ā Near tears at one point, Biden was seen hunched over the podium, clutching his briefing binder with both hands, his face a sea of grief.

My first thought was that he looked like a beaten man.Ā My second thought was that beaten men make terrible presidents and disastrous commanders in chief.

Virtually every president has suffered the anguish of visiting wounded soldiers and consoling grieving families. Itā€™s the worst possible part of the job, but is bearable when the lives lost have been in service to a thoroughly planned, well-defined military objective.Ā The bloody events in Kabul had none of those virtues. Bidenā€™s arrogant inflexibility about leaving on an arbitrary deadline and the serial failures in planning and execution are leading even some Gold Star parents to denounce him.

“I blame my own military leaders,” said Steve Nikoui, whose 20-year-old son, Kareem, was among the 13 service members killed Thursday. “Biden turned his back on him.”Ā Later, he told Tucker Carlson on Fox News, “From what I saw, the airport they were in, it looked like a turkey shoot.”Ā Presidential scandals inevitably involve wrongdoing, but the scandal of the Biden White House comes with a twist. Its wrongdoing grows out of sheer incompetence.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Trish
Trish
3 months ago

The biggest failure for me is not the Biden is the worst president ever, not that our military leaders left billions of dollars worth of tactical equipment to the Taliban, not that our soldiers died in vain, civilians are dying everyday due to the Taliban…IT IS OUR LEGISLATORS ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE stated they were beaten into submission by Pelosi to pass the Trillion dollar budget she wanted. Our country and its people are in mourning for our soldiers and Americans left in Afghanistan, people in the United States are being taxed to poverty, as a senior citizen, I am about to lose my home, everything due to higher and higher food, fuel, and clothing costs. Everything.continues to spiral out of control but Pelosi can command (from articles I have read today) the congress to vote her way and do it now. I can say this is true but all signs sure indicate it is true. The world is looking at America in disgust yet it seems our politicians we vote for to ensure we have a fair and just government are just as unconcerned about the American people as the top three idiots running this country into the ground. I say to all politicians everywhere, DO YOUR JOBS AND VOTE THE TOP THREE OUT OF OFFICE AND GET SOME PEOPLE IN THERE WHO ACTUALLY WANT TO DO THEIR JOBS AND TAKE CARE OF AMERICA AND ALL ITS CITIZENS. To hell with all these BLM, CANCEL CULTURE AND WOKE PEOPLE. WE, Americans, of every color, religious belief, no matter your job, your skin color, your belief in God or not, WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NEED TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK FOR THE POLITICIANS. IF THEY DON’T OR WON’T VOTE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEY SHOULD NOT BE IN OFFICE. Perhaps they all need to read the constitution of the United States of America and the rights of ALL AMERICANS…DO YOUR JOBS you were voted in to do by US, the citizens of the United States of America.

Showman
Showman
3 months ago

The sad thing is Biden was not elected. Trump was. The American people would have never voted this man into office. Now the D.C. establishment who turned their backs on the fraud are reaping what they have sown.

MikeyParks
MikeyParks(@mikeyparks)
3 months ago

Biden has spent the past 50 years harming the U.S. with his stupid, Leftist ideas. This latest is simply his “grand finale.” Well played, Joe! Hell has a special bunk made up for you.

Joe
Joe
3 months ago

No one elected this dementia pog, he was installed by the deep state, and now we the people need to take him out of office, this lying,sick,egomaniac,racist,sexualpervert,senile,frail,old,sockpuppet,fool, is mentally unfit, and totally incompetent,embarrassment, to America and the world.He needs to be removed immediately, for his disaster, he created in afghanistan.

B W
B W(@theangler)
3 months ago

He never was up for the job!

stlmark
stlmark(@stlmark)
3 months ago

I would respectfully disagree that the Biden administration is as bad as it looks. Actually, it’s worse.