Aides regularly talk about how little traction they're getting from one-off Biden appearances or events and then -- whether on inflation, the baby formula shortage or mass shootings or the other crises landing on Biden's desk -- he's often left looking like he's in a reactive crouch on the issues that matter most to voters rather than setting the agenda. Sometimes clipped moments from those speeches that the White House puts out on social media generate huge traffic but, at least as often, moments from the President appearing to be caught off-guard go viral on their own...
Biden's speech on Thursday night calling for real action on new gun control laws was a departure from many of his recent appearances, complete with a carefully stage managed line up of mournful candles in glass lining his walkway into the East Room.
But even with his intense delivery and repeated return to the word "Enough" and laying out of an aspirational agenda that has little chance in Congress, despite broad support among many Americans outside of Washington, he was more than anything reacting to how the conversation had already taken shape without him.
The President is a 79-year-old man who still thinks in terms of newspaper front pages and primetime TV programs, surrounded by not-quite-as-senior aides in senior positions with the same late 1990s media diet. Lifelong habits don't tend to fade when people get to their desks in the West Wing...
It's a long article. Bottom line:Even CNN has to acknowledge that the Doddering Old Fool's Presidency is a dumpster fire.
Still, read the sympathetic tone. It's like, "C'mon gramps! You can do it!"
In their hearts, though, they know he can't.
Thanks to CNN...and to all of you Blue MAGA Swampcultists, it's only a third of the way through his regime, it's already this bad...
...and the Former Truck Driver has no idea what to do.
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