January 22, 2021

The Bidenification of the Oval Office.

 

And now I have the answer to the question we had when we watched him sign those executive orders on Day 1: Who's that a bust of in the most prominent place right behind the desk, looming amongst the family photographs?

73 comments:

exhelodrvr1 said...

The Cesar Chavez who was against large scale, undocumented immigration?

rwnutjob said...

Appropriate for the racist to put the bust of a racist in a prominent place.

Probably some recent college grad intern who had a Che t-shirt in college.

Biden didn't pick anything.

Also FDR portrait prominent since he put people in camps like Obama put children in cages.

Birches said...

Our press embarrasses themselves. It's like they don't think we remember the previous four years.

MountainMan said...

I found the bust of Chavez to be ironic. Is his staff that dumb? (Yes, I think they are). Here's Biden wanting to open up the border to illegal aliens, something to which Chavez would be almost violently opposed. He saw these people - even the legal ones during the days of the bracero program - taking jobs away from his unionized farm workers and driving down wages. If Biden wanted to honor Chavez he would finish the wall and send the illegals back where they came from.

Kevin said...

The real question is what Kamala puts in its place.

rhhardin said...

I'd have chosen a bust of Don Rickles.

David Begley said...
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David Begley said...

Chavez’s real history and political beliefs have either been re-written like in Orwell’s 1984 or it is down the memory hole.

Another possibility is he needed a bust of a famous Hispanic who was liberal. Identity politics in art selection.

rhhardin said...

Look for Carol Burnett World's Oldest President

mezzrow said...

The Chavez that descended into weird, cult-like behavior in his later years?

The Chavez whose opposition to open immigration was lapidary? That Cesar Chavez?

These people think we are as ignorant as they think we are. They have a lot to learn, and perhaps they will. SMH.

La virtud me invade como una cascada. *snort*

This is like playing tee ball.

exhelodrvr1 said...

I don't recall him ever mentioning Chavez during the campaign

mockturtle said...

Chavez was opposed to illegal immigration. His focus was to secure better wages and working conditions for farm workers who were here legally. Back in the day, I participated in picketing Safeway on his behalf. Living here in southern AZ brings me into contact with agricultural workers and they do not want illegals undercutting their wages.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Here's a fun note... https://commonsenseevaluation.com/2021/01/21/biden-salute-the-marines/

iowan2 said...

mezzrow, had to look up lapidary, to see if it had a definition I was not aware of. Then I realized you got auto corrected. My first disaster of the day averted.

BUMBLE BEE said...

That is correct. Biden's cognitives? Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Joe does nothing.

PB said...

I like the blue rug.

Antiantifa said...

It looks like a suburban living room, which seems apt for Joe.

Temujin said...

These people are all about symbolism and don't care much about what things actually mean. In Biden's first day, they eliminated the Keystone Pipeline and stopped the border wall. Dumping Keystone will immediately kill 11,000 union jobs. Stopping the border wall, along with his upcoming amnesty program, will attract tens of thousands more immigrants of low skill, looking for low wage jobs. During an economic downturn. During a pandemic.

Cesar Chavez was all about union jobs and hated illegal, unrestrained immigration.

Nice symbolism. Almost as effective as holding you hand over your heart as you remove the 1776 Project from the White House website, and mandating schools teach the fictitious 1619 Project.

Symbols. The Soviets and CCP use them freely as well.

WK said...

The drapes don’t match the carpet.

tim maguire said...

exhelodrvr1 said...The Cesar Chavez who was against large scale, undocumented immigration?

As other have noted, Cesar Chavez would be a Trump supporter. The Democrats hate the working poor almost as much as they love posing as defenders of the working poor.

Achilles said...

The first thing Cesar would have done is Ban fracking putting thousands of working class people with 6 figure jobs out of work.

Then he would stop work on the XL pipeline kicking the Pipe Fitter unions right in the nuts.

Joe Biden is an enemy of the American people and he is ruling like a Putin/Xi puppet.

Anyone who supports Biden at this point is directly supporting foreign enemies.

DanTheMan said...

>>Another possibility is he needed a bust of a famous Hispanic who was liberal.

Pandering to Hispanics. Trump's increased share of the Hispanic vote has the Democrats worried. It's all about votes.

Somebody should ask Joe about Chavez and why he admires him. The answer might be hilarious.

Unknown said...

Not Hugo Chavez?

320Busdriver said...

“something to which Chavez would be almost violently opposed.”

Almost??


What about the “wet line”?

Fernandinande said...
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320Busdriver said...

And yes, the people running Joe Biden, illegitimate prez, are that fucking stupid. Like ah, dumbass ah Jen winipasinke. Ah. Ffs.

Fernandinande said...

illegal aliens, something to which Chavez would be almost violently opposed.

Can the "almost".

Sailer was ahead of the curve as usual and posted the other day:

"Chavez’s extensive anti-immigrant actions (Mexicans were imported as scabs to break his United Farm Workers strikes, so he put his brother in charge of the UFW goon squad that beat up immigrants) have been memoryholed, partly because he wasn’t white and therefore must be Good and partly because nobody really cares about Latinos so nobody except ancient fogeys like Joe can remember Chavez."

Sebastian said...

"Cesar Chavez!"

Do progs ever cringe at the poseurs on their own side?

gspencer said...

"Doctor" (cough) Jill had to make sure that there are no sharp edges so Joe can stumble around the room and not be injured.

Rusty said...

I'm eating grapes from, Peru.
Action/reaction

zipity said...


That's hilarious. Chavez was a huge opponent of unbridled immigration.

But the clowns on the Democrat side either have no idea or are hoping Americans have no idea.

"Salute the Marines" Joe.

https://www.worldtribune.com/whos-in-charge-biden-ear-piece-tells-him-to-salute-marines-instead-he-says-salute-the-marines/

Charlie Currie said...

The White House has been repurposed into a long term care facility. The patient does as their attendants desire. Life span in an LTC facility is measured in months, not years.

wendybar said...

Somebody who hated illegal aliens. Joe is clueless, as usual!!

BADuBois said...

Yeah, someone who hated illegal immigration. Smart move, Joe!

Bob Boyd said...

Biden picks his own vegetables.

Clayton Hennesey said...

Gosh, it's only missing the contest winner for the designated national tween for President Biden to hair sniff and fondle.

Howard said...

Yeah, I'm sure Caesar Chavez would be a Trumper because of his enlightened immigration program.

Gusty Winds said...

zipity said...That's hilarious. Chavez was a huge opponent of unbridled immigration.

Chavez also openly used the term wetback.

He would get pissed when the farms would just import illegal immigrants to undermine his progress. They would work for cheap. So as derogitory as it is, he used it in the context of union "scabs".

vermonter said...

This is a weak attempt to bring the Hispanic vote back to the Dems.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Look at what the crook-in-chief is doing.

Gusty Winds said...

The average woke and Biden “voter” doesn’t know the history and truths about Chè Guevara. He’s just a guy who liked summary executions that looks cool on a t-shirt.

Same thing with the Cesar Chavez bust. They’ll all say, “Look he removed that white supremacist Winston Churchill from the Oval Office, and is honoring a Latinx!”

It’s seriously how stupid and historically ignorant liberals truly are. The dead Biden voters probably had a better understanding.

Fernandinande said...

Chavez also openly used the term wetback.

And "illegal"! Wow! Chavez for Prez! Befitting his Aztec heritage, maybe he'd put Biden's skull on display in the Oval Office.

Fixed link

Wince said...

"That dark blue rug making it's return from the Clinton years..."

I assume they shampooed all the DNA out of it?

Narayanan said...

Cesar Chavez! was against illegal immigration

MLK was against racism aka color judgments

Thomas Jefferson kept slaves in chains and also
This quote "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man," is taken from an 1800 letter from Jefferson to Benjamin Rush.

Andrew said...

The Daily Mail has a surprisingly thorough look at Chavez here. I knew he was against "wetbacks," but I wasn't aware that his Catholic "family values" shtick was a facade, or that he had a totalitarian personality. I join the bemusement of other commenters.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9172701/amp/Bidens-new-hero-Bust-Mexican-socialist-Cesar-Chavez-taken-pride-place-Oval-Office.html

DavidUW said...

Every year when the school board sends out the obligatory cesar chavez day reminder to us in California, i respond with his quote about wetbacks.

Narayanan said...

tim maguire said...
exhelodrvr1 said...The Cesar Chavez who was against large scale, undocumented immigration?

As other have noted, Cesar Chavez would be a Trump supporter. The Democrats hate the working poor almost as much as they love posing as defenders of the working poor.
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there are two ways to defend the working poor >>>
'defend' against the poor part >>> better paying work = pride of earning own living
'defend' against the working part >>> no work + welfare benefits but still poor = dependency

Fernandinande said...

MLK was against racism aka color judgments

No he wasn't. He wanted race-based government programs and affirmative action.

Paul said...

I give Biden six months.. then he will resign as people see he is unfit.. and Harris will become the puppet president as the USA sees what a fraud this whole election was. A double fraud. Stuffed the ballot boxes and promoted a senile old man. All the top Democrats knew he was unfit a year ago but kept the fraud going.

This is what USA will see they did... and boy will there be unintended consequences.

Gahrie said...

Ceasar Chavez would have voted for Trump.

Gahrie said...

"Salute the Marines" Joe.

We'll be seeing lots of these moments, and every time we do, the Left and the MSM will insist that we are imagining things.

Ann Althouse said...

I thought the wallpaper was bad, but it's the same wallpaper Trump had. Obama had those bold stripes, but Trump replaced it with an vague flowery pattern. I suspect Biden will get new wallpaper. They didn't have time to repaper the walls in the big one-day switch. They changed the carpet, the paintings, and the sculptures.

Roughcoat said...

looming amongst

"Among," please.

Joe Smith said...

Where's the HurryCane®?

I love the Chavez bust.

Chavez was famously (though now disappeared from history) anti-illegal immigration.

Tim said...

Yeah, Chavez and MLK. An anti-illegal immigrant Hispanic and a Black Republican. Biden probably has no idea.

David53 said...

The couches look like some furniture my Mom had back in the 60s. That was the good furniture in the living room, we weren't allowed to sit on it unless we had company over, otherwise we sat in the small den where the TV was.

Joe Smith said...

"The couches look like some furniture my Mom had back in the 60s."

Where's the plastic cover? Doilies? Hard candy? Little glass figurines?

Joe Smith said...

"I'd have chosen a bust of Don Rickles."

Or Raquel Welch.

Joe Smith said...

"Biden picks his own vegetables."

Biden is his own vegetable.

Danno said...

Blogger Bob Boyd said.."Biden picks his own vegetables."

His entire cabinet, right?

Yancey Ward said...

They took down all the "Don't piss here, Joe" signs before taking the photograph, and the luminescent floor directions to the toilet.

Yancey Ward said...

BumbleBee,

That was hilarious!!! I have suspected for months that they have an earpiece on Biden all the time, but he is just too gone to follow actual directions any longer.

n.n said...

Emigration reform to mitigate progress of [catastrophic] [anthropogenic] immigration reform and collateral damage at both ends of the bridge and throughout.

That said, I would have chosen a bust of #CecileTheCannibal to enshrine forward-looking thinking.

n.n said...

[MLK] wanted race-based government programs and affirmative action.

Affirmative action or affirmative discrimination?

john burger said...

Someone should ask Pres. Biden what he thought Chavez and the Wet Lines. That would be a fun conversation.

jvb

chuck said...

He would get pissed when the farms would just import illegal immigrants to undermine his progress.

Corporations used to promote immigration in order to get union free labor. It wasn't illegal then, but is served the same purpose. Some things never change.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Yancey Ward said...

They took down all the "Don't piss here, Joe" signs before taking the photograph, and the luminescent floor directions to the toilet.

C'mon, man! You know they're just going to put the potty chair by his desk!

Lurker21 said...

I thought that was Eleanor Roosevelt or Amelia Earhart.

Maybe Cesar had a feminine side that hasn't been acknowledged.

The blurry impressionist picture seemed more significant.

They used to call Tony Blair "Tony Blur" because of his dodging serious questions and divisive issues.

Biden seems to be the same sort of politician.

Gahrie said...

They didn't have time to repaper the walls in the big one-day switch. They changed the carpet, the paintings, and the sculptures.

And fired the guy responsible for doing all of it while it was happening. Which is why the White House doors didn't immediately open for Biden and his wife, the same guy was supposed to do that to.

Democratic pettiness bit him on the ass already.

Rosalyn C. said...

Trump definitely has better taste (he hired a better decorator), his oval office rug was absolutely gorgeous, the wall over the fireplace was less cluttered with George Washington as the central focus, the gold drapes complimented the lighter gold colored upolstered chairs at the opposite side of the room and the stripped wall paper also unified the room. Trump Oval Office

Remember Obama's coffee table which looked like Motel 6 lobby furniture? The chairs were upholstered in leather. LOL Unbelievable.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Gahrie said...

And fired the guy responsible for doing all of it while it was happening. Which is why the White House doors didn't immediately open for Biden and his wife, the same guy was supposed to do that to.

Democratic pettiness bit him on the ass already.


They're trying to spin that as something Trump or one of his staff did. I don't buy it. The guy was a Trump employee before Trump was elected and reportedly hand-picked by Melania.

I'm Not Sure said...

"C'mon, man! You know they're just going to put the potty chair by his desk!"

"By his desk?"

tlh said...

My God, is everybody who comes here a brainwashed, uneducated dumbazz like the ones up above!? Jezus, what stupid bs about Chavez! My God, the lies you morons buy! LOL!