August 6, 2020

If the question is where was Biden — literally — when this photo was taken, then the knee answers the question.



He does look odd sitting on the floor like that. But it's a picture. It was posed. Whoever posed him probably thought he looked more youthful and vigorous sitting on the floor. They had a chair for him. Who'd have the ex-Vice President over to watch a football game and not provide him with a chair? It's an absurd photograph, and you can see why it was chosen to express the idea that Biden is diminished and hiding his diminishment.

His champions spring to his defense on the literal conditions under which the photograph was taken, but that only makes me think more about the real question: Is Biden up for the job? The answer to that isn't as easy as pointing out the mayor's knee, but it is as easy as Biden sitting down in the presence not of an Iowa town's mayor but in the presence of a reasonably neutral tough professional interviewer and taking questions for 90 minutes — something as challenging as what Trump has been doing repeatedly.

ADDED: Here's the Trump ad that uses the photograph:

98 comments:

Wilbur said...

" Biden sitting down in the presence not of an Iowa town's mayor but in the presence of a reasonably neutral tough professional interviewer and take questions for 90 minutes, something as challenging as what Trump has been doing repeatedly"

You ask the impossible. Intense questioning is verboten for Leftists and their favored ones. It is, of course, permissible for - even demanded of - Trump.

rehajm said...

Siiting down with a tough interviewer won't mattef. Rice has been doing it but doesn't answer the tough questions. Biden would just throw out a few come on mans and an insult.

Amazingly it seems to work

BUMBLE BEE said...

No Wiggle Words there!

tim maguire said...

It’s very hard for me to believe that Biden wasn’t photoshopped into that picture. It looks so awkward and off balance. Maybe something this high-profile has to be real, but it sure isn’t natural.

tim maguire said...

Looking at the campaign video, I don’t think anyone watching it would conclude that every picture of Biden is him in his basement, just as I don’t think anyone believes he sits on the floor in his basement. (And most people realize “basement” is a metaphor.)

So what we have here is another example of Trump’s critics unintentionally spreading Trump’s message for him.

tim in vermont said...

This is one of those protestations that emphasizes the point rather than refuting it. Where are we going to get pictures of Biden hiding out in his bunker? Why not run a whole series of Biden at public appearances with dates if you want to show he isn’t hiding out? Because there aren’t very many of them.

Mr. Forward said...

Uncle Don’s penthouse or Creepy Joe’s basement. You kids decide.

Kevin said...

This is a typical response to anything Trump says.

“Fact-checking” as misdirection.

Kevin said...

In other news, Biden will not attend the Democratic National Convention.

Instead he’ll be deep in the heart of Delaware.

Alone. Hiding. Diminished.

rehajm said...

It's funny how proud they are of this 'debunking'...or 'de-malarkeying'. That makes it worse for them...

Kevin said...

Joe should give a tour of his basement to one of the major networks.

Look, here is my chair! I sit here.

The words come up in the screen over there! I say them.

People appear on the computer over there! I have no idea how they do that.

I have snacks in this drawer over here! Would you like a piece of candy?

Rick.T. said...

My favorite part is the subtle “cuckoo” sound effect in the middle. I bet the usual suspects had no problem with candidates expressing wonder at a bar scanner, spelling potatoe, too out of touch to use a computer, or seeing Russia from her house.

iowan2 said...

August is the silly month in media.

Not sure why this is much news. Wrong file photo. The media is always doing that. Intentionally. Its wrong, but if he media gets a pass...

Question. Is the bus supposed to prove he was in Iowa? Because if that's why it is being used, there is nice green grass under the tires. In Iowa, In January.

Mr Wibble said...

It reminds me of the pictures from the night of the Bin Laden raid, where Obama is sitting in the corner like a kid dragged by his parents to a boring event.

stevew said...

Campaign ads are required to be literal now?

How many times did Obama stand, or sit, for challenging interviews? Did Chris Wallace ever get him to sit down and take, and answer, tough questions? Did any reporter ever follow-up an Obama answer with a question of its veracity?

Biden will never have to answer tough or challenging questions. He will never sit down or appear with anyone except supporters and toadies.

You're going to have to judge his competence, his fitness, for the job based on fluffy campaign ads and softball interviews and virtual town halls.

Dave Begley said...

Dems making a huge deal out of this.

rhhardin said...

It's the wrong play to show Biden as incompetent. Show him as retired and living off his former bribes and payoffs. He's planned for his old age and now is living it.

Bay Area Guy said...

Biden is a 78-year old, hair-sniffing, Tara Reade-groping, demented puppet.

He is a Trojan Horse for the radical left. The plan is to hide the puppet, use the puppet to get power and then discard the puppet.

The guy has been in DC is whole adult life, nearly 50 years of bullshit and gibberish - even when he was just young!

Bob Boyd said...

If you throw in the word literally, that settles it.

Bob Boyd said...

The world is laughing about it. In Lithuania, street vendors sell a head of cooked cabbage on a stick. Lithuanians have taken to calling the popular treat a "Biden".

Swede said...

Did he fall and he can't get up?

Somebody get that old man a chair.

It looks very weird to see some kids sitting comfortably while he's on the floor.

Also, those kids should probably put hats on before creepy Uncle Joe gives them a good sniff.

You know he's thinking about it.

Bob Boyd said...

I may have made that up about the cabbages.

Tommy Duncan said...

Blogger stevew said...

"Campaign ads are required to be literal now?"


The nuclear bomb in the "Daisy Ad" used against Barry Goldwater in 1964 was real.

MayBee said...

I look at the refutation and think, "Wow. Biden used to leave Delaware"

MayBee said...

When will Biden next go to Iowa and sit in a room with other people and chat?

Browndog said...

Blogger stevew said...

Campaign ads are required to be literal now?


You haven't seen anything yet-

Nearly every internet ad will be pulled for 'altered video', copywrite infringement, or 'dis-information'.

Why? Because they can.

Why can they? Because hasn't lifted a finger to stop it after spending 3 years watching his loyal supporters getting banned from social media.

Oh, and lets stop pretending there are rules, and democrats have to follow them too.

Tom T. said...

"Six months ago he sat on someone's floor" is not the effective rejoinder they seem to think it is.

The whole phenomenon of the Biden campaign is unfathomable to me. If Trump is really such a monster, the opposition should have had its pick not only of energetic, engaging candidates but also of the best campaign staff the Democrats have to offer. Instead the candidate is a zombie and his staff is straight-up amateur hour. How did things go so wrong for them?

stevew said...

"Joe should give a tour of his basement to one of the major networks."

They could call it "Cribs" or "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous".

Darrell said...

Jagging off in his basement is not a good look.

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Biden and Pelosi's Toddler Maffia
At work in Portland. But they are peaceful, doncha know.


Arson, Assault, Trespassing: Here Are The Four Portland Teenagers Facing Federal Charges Related To Violent Protests


Not found on CNN or MSDNC

Temujin said...

I know a photoshopped head when I see it.

Larry J said...

Joe Biden has been a liar and moron his entire political career, and his apparent mental decline of the last year has not improved things. So go ahead, Democrats, and vote for someone who will at best be a figurehead until he is shoved aside for being unfit to hold the office. A cabal of others will actually be doing his job. Are you really willing to vote for that?

gilbar said...

here's something that's FUN!
Zach Wahls is the son of two lesbian women and was conceived using artificial insemination. He was born on July 15, 1991 to his biological mother Terry Wahls, an internal medicine physician. Terry met Jackie Reger in 1995 and the two held a commitment ceremony in 1996.


So, if you're LGBTQWERTY+, not Only can you be the son of two lesbian women; you can be the son of two lesbian women that didn't even MEET, until you were 4 years old



Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Okay! I’m all for it if the NEW POLITICAL ADVERTISING RULES now state that every photograph used has to LITERALLY SHOW the candidate doing exactly what the text alleges. Note the following Prigressive myths would die under these conditions:
“Fine people on both sides”
“Drink bleach”
“Asking Russia to hack Hillary”
“Did nothing about COVID”
“Putin’s puppet”
“Flynn lied”
“Wants black voters to die”
“Waited too late to act on COVID”
“Sending in the Feds caused the violence”
“Hands up don’t shoot”
“Trump’s economic disaster”
“Trump is a tyrant”
“Encourages white supremacists”
“Collusion”
“Scandal-free Obama administration”

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Ah, yes, add “fact check” to my terms that must now be used literally or not at all.

Rory said...

"How did things go so wrong for them?"

Matt Taibbi wrote a couple days ago: "After Trump’s election in November 2016, the first instinct of everyone wandering amid the smoldering wreckage of Democratic Party politics should have been to look in all directions for anyone with an explanation for what the hell just happened.

"Of course the opposite took place."

I think the reason why they didn't reform, thus ending up with Biden, is that their elite is so entrenched and interlocking. They'd have to cut off easy sources of funding and fight job-by-job through the party, the bureaucracy, the schools, and the foundations to remove the people who volunteered to be enslaved by the likes of Hillary. Every last one of them is still in place, which means that America's problem is also the Dem's main problem.

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/kansas-should-go-f-itself

Known Unknown said...

Holiday Bowl? Sure, in December he got out. Even if the photo is wrong, it doesn't undercut the message that Biden hasn't been anywhere really since then.

MadisonMan said...

Biden doesn't show up for John Lewis' funeral. Biden doesn't show up for the Democratic Convention.

Are we just to go by faith that Biden will show up if elected?

The Crack Emcee said...

"He does look odd sitting on the floor like that."

In the wide shot. Otherwise, he just looks like a guy sitting on the floor.

Ralph L said...

Biden wanted to show he's not so feeble he has to worry about getting off the floor. I wonder how many men it took to hoist him up.

Mr Wibble said...

The whole phenomenon of the Biden campaign is unfathomable to me. If Trump is really such a monster, the opposition should have had its pick not only of energetic, engaging candidates but also of the best campaign staff the Democrats have to offer. Instead the candidate is a zombie and his staff is straight-up amateur hour. How did things go so wrong for them?

Barack Obama.

His admin gutted the party of all the rising talent. The hard-left (including in the admin) believed that they no longer needed the blue-collar Dems who make up the party rank-and-file in order to win, so they pushed an aggressively left-wing agenda, including Obamacare, which resulted in losing over a thousand seats across all levels of government. Many of the Dems who lost were purple state Dems and more moderate figures who could have served as an effective counter to Trump. Instead all that the party is left with are the old guard safe in deep blue seats, and a bunch of hungry young radicals who aren't willing to wait another ten years, or moderate their views, in order to obtain power. The unrest, cancel culture, and SJW cultism we're seeing right now isn't about justice, it's about power. The activists are trying to one-up each other to demonstrate leadership over the future of the party. Biden was picked because the old guard who still have some control over the process couldn't find anyone else, and because many of the more radical options flamed out during the primaries.

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Not one democrat in congress will denounce leftwing Antifa thugs blinding cops and destroying public property.

Democrat party elite = the party of the toddler mafia.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

This is not going to fly. Citizens will vote for the cooked cabbage in preference to Trump.

John henry said...

Bbh,

Note that all 4 are white.

I particularly like "diminished" in the ad. Less than he used to be. Since most people think he was never very much, and now he is diminished even from that, it is a terrifyingly powerful word.

Watch for Arm, ingfreder and others to defend him saying he is just as sharp as ever. As in not very.

John Henry

Yancey Ward said...

Browndog has it right- the media will try to kill every Trump ad by claiming they are misleading or factually incorrect. The really funny thing about this is that the "fact" check in this case tends to supports the ad's point, especially coming just a day after Biden decided to not go to his own political convention.

The Democrats are going to have to get another candidate if Joe can't leave Delaware.

AllenS said...

The Crack Emcee said...
In the wide shot. Otherwise, he just looks like a guy sitting on the floor.

Come on, man. Everyone else is sitting on chairs. What nitwit would put on a suit, and then sit on the floor when chairs are available?

Andrew said...

This reminds me of a Law and Order episode from the later seasons. (I just looked it up: "Zero.")

The judge in the second half of the episode (played by Ned Beatty) is overly reliant on his clerk. Eventually it becomes clear that the judge has dementia, and his decisions from the bench are based on what his clerk tells him. She types into her computer, and he reads his own screen and makes his rulings.

Eventually the D.A. and the defense attorney contrive for the clerk to be placed on the stand for a procedural matter. She tries to influence the judge but she's prevented from speaking. The judge keeps looking at his computer and tapping the keys but nothing shows up. He can't make his own ruling, and asks, "Now what do I do?" So his incapacity is exposed.

Need I say more?

Big Mike said...

He wore a suit to watch a college football game? What the Hell!?!

At least Iowa won (bigly).

But tell me this. Have the Iowa Dumbocrats ever figured out who won the caucuses?

Sheridan said...

How does that ad go? "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up!" Push your button, Joe! Push it!

Iconochasm said...

Recent images of Biden actually look elderly. Not merely older, but calling to mind a slow shuffle about the garden, visibly frail through a thick vest under the summer sun, with a pocket full of Werther's Originals for the great-grandkids.

That might be more of a death knell to his campaign than anything about policy or Trump.

Leland said...

Oh my, a political ad takes something the opponent said or did out of context? So it is not so.

BTW, didn't we spend three years discussing how Trump was in Putin's pocket based on one joke by Trump on the 2016 campaign trail about Hillary's emails. It was literally a joke.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Poor Joe. If the strategy to keep out of sight works and he somehow wins, how long does he think it will take before the Dem establishment decides that he’s unfit for office and tries to move him out of the way? Six months? I would give it a year tops, Does he want to go down in history as being removed from office? Does he realize that if the establishment turns against him, the media will move in lockstep with their decision? Is he even capable of comprehending the inevitable outcome at this point?

narciso said...

https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2020/08/05/joe-biden-spins-another-epic-world-salad-shows-his-fealty-to-china-in-the-process/

Chris N said...

No Depends!

cacimbo said...

This is hysterical.The defense photo is so much worse than the cropped image they are protesting.Biden is holding his body like he thinks he is actually sitting in a chair.In the Trump ad at least he has his hands crossed on his knees - as if he is aware he is seated on the floor. With all the other people properly seated around him it emphasizes the oddness that he is on the floor, plus the suit. It gives the impression he accidently sat on the floor and the kids are too polite to tell senile granddad that he missed the chair.

TreeJoe said...

I have known alot of 79 year olds, including those who are very fit.

Not a single one would ever opt to sit on the floor when a chair was available. The discomfort, the difficulty of standing up, it's extremely pronounced by that age.

Biden is no Jack La Lanne, who is about the only 79 year old I've known who would elect to get on the floor.

This is just a bizarre moment.

rcocean said...

Poor Ol'Joe. I feel so sorry for him. Lets make him leader of the free world. maybe that will cheer him up.

GingerBeer said...

C'mon man! You can tell he's relaxed and comfortable. He's not wearing a tie. He probably even has his shirt sleeves rolled up a la Bobby Kennedy.

rcocean said...

Afraid in his basement. On his knees. With his mask.

"I can't think"

Vote Biden 2020.

rcocean said...

It'll be hilarious, but predictable, if the USA elects a 78 y/o senile old coot, who can't think or talk. A stupid man for a stupid country. Feel the decline. Embrace it. Love it.

Kevin said...

Dems making a huge deal out of this.

If they don't they have to talk about Sally Yates.

"Look over here! Look over here!"

rcocean said...

Given we're going to have mail-in ballots, with plenty of states using early voting, what happens if Biden drops out two weeks or one week before the election? Do all those Biden votes count? A Democrat Federal district judge will say "Yes", and be supported the left-wing 9th circus. So, can "Mr. Swing Vote" Roberts just make a ruling right now?

Also, what happens to mail votes that aren't postmarked or come in late? Are those votes counted? Again some Obama Judge will say yes. And be supported by the 9th Circus, so can Roberts rule on that too? Just save us the time Justice Roberts.

elkh1 said...

The picture on the right :

1. His dementia has reduced him to the mentality of a toddler who loves sitting on the floor.

2. He was rocking in granny's rocking chair and refused to get up. He was clutching a blanket across his knees. They cropped the picture and photo-shopped it with the rest of the family.

Where is Biden? As far as we know he is rocking in granny's rocking chair.

bgates said...

Deep in the heart of Delaware, Joe Biden sits in his basement.

FACT CHECK:
Delaware has no heart.

Eleven Pinocchios!

John henry said...

Blogger Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Note the following Prigressive myths would die under these conditions:
“Fine people on both sides”
“Drink bleach”


Actually, drinking bleach is an excellent idea. I've been doing it every day pretty much all my life.

Highly diluted, of course.

Drinking bleach daily, using bleach for cooking and bathing prevent all sorts of health problems.

Do you drink bleach daily, Mike?

John Henry

Greg The Class Traitor said...

Mr Wibble nailed it

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...
This is not going to fly. Citizens will vote for the cooked cabbage in preference to Trump.

No, ARM, YOU will vote for a boiled cabbage over Trump.

Maybe 70% of CA, IL, and NY counted votes will go for the boiled cabbage

But unless Biden can get out and prove that he has a functioning brain, he's not going to win the election.

Because citizens, as opposed to worshipers at the Temple of the Holy State, do not vote to be ruled by the demented.

John henry said...

Blogger John henry said...


Watch for Arm, ingfreder and others to defend him saying he is just as sharp as ever. As in not very.

That actually should have been "ARM, Inga, Freder"

On the other hand, Inga and Freder as well as ARM are essentially interchangeable so IngFreder is not a terrible construction. Only slightly diminished from what I intended.

John Henry

John henry said...

Blogger Andrew said...

This reminds me of a Law and Order episode from the later seasons. (I just looked it up: "Zero.")

Also a Dunesbury cartoon from about 1976. Ambassador Duke's (Hunter Thompson) Chinese girlfriend Honey is secretary to the dying Mao and is the only one who can understand him. Mao is still in charge but she has to transmit his commands.

In one panel she muses something like "So essentially, I am running all of China"

Or, in real life, not TV, not comics, Edith Wilson. For about a year Woodrow Wilson was in a coma and his somewhat dim wife Edith was th eonly one allowed to "talk" to him. The cabinet would ask her "What does President Wilson want us to do about [insert policy issue here)?"

She would go up to the bedroom and come out a bit later to tell the cabinet "The president wants you to do..."

I wonder if we would get "Doctor" Jill Biden running the country like Edith and Honey?

Now there is a really. scary thought.

John Henry

Danno said...

I thought he was placed there because you can't fall when you're already on the floor.

mikee said...

Joe Biden has dementia. Stop trying to avoid the only issue of importance to his candidacy. Trump could put a photoshopped picture of Biden winning a triathalon while wrestling a grizzlly bear in his ad, Biden still has dementia. Biden has dementia!

What happens if the loser of the two finalists for VP says, "Joe Biden has dementia," I wonder? Get that man out of the race, his running is a disgrace to the Democratic Party and abuse of this elderly man.

John henry said...

Blogger TreeJoe said...

Not a single one would ever opt to sit on the floor when a chair was available. The discomfort, the difficulty of standing up, it's extremely pronounced by that age.

"Never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down, never pass up an opportunity to piss"

I don't know if this was original with him, I suspect it is something that every soldier and sailor hears, but I've always associated it with General Eisenhower.

Also, "The Corps spends all its time dreaming up ways to be uncomfortable. Whenever you have a chance for a bit of comfort, never pass it up." Very rough quote from memory I believe by Flem Pickering explaining to Killer McCoy why he should not stay in a barracks when he can stay in the owner's suite at the top DC hotel.

One of the Corps books by WEB Griffin

I would not sit on the floor even as a teenager if a chair was available. Even now, in advanced middle age, I would not even think about it.

John Henry

John Henry

Oh, wait. Joe was never in the military.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

If Biden is out and about tearing up the pea-patch why aren't we seeing pictures of him speaking to adoring crowds? Why aren't we hearing reports that he's bringing relief to orgasm-starved women across the country?

Or better yet... Not knowing who Zach Wahls was I clicked through to his Twitter feed and discovered he was an Iowa state senator. Clicking even further through to his campaign website it took me quite a while to determine that he was a DemocRAT and then only because he wants donors to send him money through Act Blue.

Funny that.

John henry said...

Blogger rcocean said...

Also, what happens to mail votes that aren't postmarked or come in late? Are those votes counted? Again some Obama Judge will say yes. And be supported by the 9th Circus, so can Roberts rule on that too? Just save us the time Justice Roberts.

Supreme Court has already ruled on that. In April I think, in a case involving Texas. You could look it up, I don't have time just now.

John Henry

Bob Boyd said...

Citizens will vote for the cooked cabbage in preference to Trump.

Don't forget the stick. The stick is critical. Without the stick it would be hard to tell which cabbage is your leader.

Inga said...

He was sitting on the floor to pet the dogs. Trump hates dogs. Plus Trump would never sit on the floor, he’d have trouble getting up.

Inga said...

“A stupid man for a stupid country. Feel the decline. Embrace it. Love it.”

Rightist America has done just this with Trump.

Bob Boyd said...

Funny how the party that prides itself on being intellectuals blithely nominates a guy who's brain doesn't work anymore. That says a lot about the role of the President in the vision Progs have for the new America.

TreeJoe said...

"He was sitting on the floor to pet the dogs. Trump hates dogs. Plus Trump would never sit on the floor, he’d have trouble getting up."

A 79 year old man sat on the floor - not kneeled - rather than nearby sofas to pet the dogs?

I enjoyed petting and rubbing two large dogs last night while I was sitting on a back patio. I had no need to sit on the floor in an uncomfortable position.

But, ok, he sat on the floor. And the uncomfortable poses with no dogs in the picture is probably because he realized how difficult it would be to get back up.

My like Biden's policies: Quick to go down into the mess without thinking through what it takes to get back out.

Birkel said...

The hiding happened after he became the nominee and Winnie Xi Flu became a reasonable excuse.
Trump's victory in November will be spectacular.

Michael K said...

"Never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down, never pass up an opportunity to piss"

From my time it was "Never Volunteer." They would trick you, though. They would say, Everybody with a drivers' license !" You would volunteer because driving a truck was better than marching. Except then they would point to a pile of potatoes to peel. That dates me because they quit having KP later.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

You’re a lying dog-faced pony junkie!

Not Sure said...

We don't know that Biden voluntarily sat on that floor. Maybe he was told to sit there after getting handsy with those girls.

SensibleCitizen said...

No masks, no social distancing. Hypocrites.

Godot said...

A subtle cuckoo clock sfx at 0:11. Nice touch.

policraticus said...

They heard the eldritch chants practitioners as they dialed into Morning Joe

Iä! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Joe Biden R'Greenville wgah'nagl fhtagn. Iä! Iä!

Which like John Podesta and other occultists and fell familiars of the strange and uncanny non-Euclidian recesses of the Democratic Party translate as,

"In his basement at Greenville dead Joe Biden waits dreaming."

MadisonMan said...

This is not going to fly. Citizens will vote for the cooked cabbage in preference to Trump
Agreed. A FB friend of mine said he'd vote for a Sh!t Sandwich over Trump. I told him he'd have heartburn with that vote. He laughed. (Not everyone is crazy when they talk politics, after all).

Sebastian said...

"Joe Biden has dementia.

Check out his most recent comments on China and blacks. Fun stuff.

But, but we have no evidence, Althouse will say.

tim in vermont said...

There lived a louche pol called Plugs Biden
The Clinton machine he was ridin’
"Let’s get back to the graft!"
He exclaimed with a laugh
“Kleptocracy you can take pride in!”

Joe Smith said...

No malarkey...or chicanery, dagnabbit! : )

wholelottasplainin' said...

Ralph L said...
Biden wanted to show he's not so feeble he has to worry about getting off the floor. I wonder how many men it took to hoist him up.
*************

The GOP ought to resurrect that Dukakis-era ad mocking the Dems, comparing them to the old woman calling the police saying, "I've fallen and I can't get up."

Greg The Class Traitor said...

Inga said...
“A stupid man for a stupid country. Feel the decline. Embrace it. Love it.”

Rightist America has done just this with Trump.



Everything you need to know about Inga, summed up in that one sentence.

Let's consider teh US economy before teh Wuhan Flu:

Jobs were growing. There were more job ads out than people looking for work. Wages for the lower income worker, which had been falling behind those of the upper class, were finally growing, and growing faster than those of the upper class.

China was surrendering in its trade war with the US. The wretched deal to let Iran get nuclear weapons was being undone, and Iran was being trimmed back.

THIS is what Inga calls "decline".

Because people getting a good life without a government handout? THAT is what Inga hates, more than anything else in the world.

Especially if that person is so gouche as to not have gone to college.

tommyesq said...

No masks, no social distancing. Hypocrites.

If he was watching the Holiday Bowl, this photo is from December 27, 2019, almost a month before the first confirmed US Covid case, slightly more than a month from Trump instituting a travel ban from China, nearly two and a half months from Biden tweeting that "Banning all travel from Europe — or any other part of the world — will not stop it," and more than three months from Biden finally supporting the travel ban.

Plus, a picture of Biden from December 2019 days nothing about whether Biden is now sitting in his basement (fact check - true!), alone, hiding, and diminished.

Sebastian said...

Just for kicks, here's the actual Joe quote on China:

"The way Trump–the way China will respond is when we gather the rest of the world that in fact [unintelligible] in in fr- in in in in open trade and making sure that we’re in a position that the world uh that that we deal with WHO the right way that in fact that’s when things begin to change, that when China’s behavior is going to change."

Nichevo said...

I would not sit on the floor even as a teenager if a chair was available. Even now, in advanced middle age, I would not even think about it.

FFS the floor is dirty! He's in a suit!


Inga said...
He was sitting on the floor to pet the dogs. Trump hates dogs. Plus Trump would never sit on the floor, he’d have trouble getting up.

8/6/20, 10:23 AM

WTF is he on the floor for? He can very well play with the dogs from a chair or sofa. I'm more or less ghey for de wittle puppies (awwww, the surest thing to hook me on FB is even the stupidest thing with teh doggies) and it wouldn't occur to me in a million years to sit on the floor? What are you thinking?

Yancey Ward said...

"What are you thinking?"

It's Inga.

Gk1 said...

More Trump laser pointing to highlight things the press wants to ignore. How many times do they have to fall for this gag before they wise up? Lets face it, there is plenty of raw material for the trump people to choose from if they want to make Biden look diminished.

It was a real eye opener for me to see Joe being helped into a limo back in April as his elderly gate and ashen complexion hit home he's on the downward slope. I feel like a voter in 1944 who has the information that FDR is deathly ill and will not finish a year of his new term. Is his VP up to the job?

Yancey Ward said...

Biden, if he wins will be the American Paul von Hindenburg.

I'm Not Sure said...

"The way Trump–the way China will respond is when we gather the rest of the world that in fact [unintelligible] in in fr- in in in in open trade and making sure that we’re in a position that the world uh that that we deal with WHO the right way that in fact that’s when things begin to change, that when China’s behavior is going to change."

Now who can argue with that? I think we're all indebted to Gabby Joe for clearly stating what needed to be said. I'm particularly glad that these lovely children were here today to hear that speech. Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, it expressed a courage little seen in this day and age.