As we reported earlier today Joe Biden is in Michigan campaigning — if that is what can be said of telling voters they are full of sh– and challenging them with violence. Most sane people saw that clip and either thought that was an ill-conceived strategy or, ”The old guy is losing it”.
Well, nobody around here ever accused the press of being sane. The media took a gander at Crazy Uncle Joe at the car plant and they swooned. The first order of business was for the Biden campaign to put a happy spin on things. They are actually trying to suggest they want this video going viral.
We will literally pay them to keep promoting it. https://t.co/Snr62tth53
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewBatesNC) March 10, 2020
We have submitted requests for rate sheets and contracts.
In proper order the DNC sycophants in the media complex have risen in predictable fashion, declaring what a magnificent performance this unhinged display from Biden had been. It has devolved into a classic ”Do not believe your lying senses” scenario.
Kind of amazing that anybody thinks this video makes Biden look anything other than terrific. He shushes the aide who wants to lead him away – and then engages a hostile critic face to face, fact to fact. Impressive. https://t.co/yINIKi4Ffi
— David Frum (@davidfrum) March 10, 2020
Really Dave, ”fact to fact”? Biden referenced ”AR-14s” (good luck finding one of those) and referred to them as ”machine guns” (uh, no they are not). Ah, not to worry — those are details his Gun Czar Beto O’Rourke will sort out later. After all, there 150 million lives to save every year.
Agreeing with Frum was this contributor to USA Today.
Biden is the tough guy that Trump aspires to be.
— Windsor Mann (@WindsorMann) March 10, 2020
Oh, so that’s what we are going to go with, ”tough guy”?! For most of seeing that display from an uncle would be enough to make us take the TV remote away. But sure, let’s just go with ”tough”.
Agreed. Obviously Biden's not winning any voters who have this attitude about guns. And the directness is a plus for most voters.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) March 10, 2020
”Directness”. We suppose that is an accurate term for telling someone they are ”full of sh–”. Might have a quibble on whether that was a selling point, but then we are not a direct conduit to the DNC here at Twitchy.
Next we have one of our favorite ”conservative” pundits weighing in.
Apparently, the Trump campaign thinks this makes @JoeBiden look bad?
I love it. This is exactly the Fighting Joe I want to see show-up and tell Trump he’s full of it. https://t.co/lGiltAUOfc
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) March 10, 2020
What Ana fails to grasp is that after years of carping about Trump being unpresidential to now start praising that behavior means that Trump’s behavior is now acceptable. That means many will want to remain with the status quo.
The Venn diagram of those who think Biden sounded bad and Trump always sounds good is a circle.
— Natalie Finn (@natfinnonE) March 10, 2020
Oh, this is a fun game! Let’s try another Venn-Circle– Journalists who said that losing his cool when being accused of rape on national television was disqualifying for Brett Kavanaugh but praise Biden for losing his sh– when asked a question about guns.
Finally we have Caitlyn Huey-Burns from CBS News. She feels this display today will only help out Biden’s cause. One might expect a bit more introspection from a political reporter, as she calls back to another recent episode of this nature.
I imagine Biden's "full of shit" exchange today only helps him. It reminds me when he called a voter "a damn liar" in Iowa and his supporters loved it and wanted to see more. Recall here: https://t.co/ix1P6vcOCw
— Caitlin Huey-Burns (@CHueyBurns) March 10, 2020
His supporters loved it, she states. Yet we are able to go back and actually analyze the results.
— Brad Slager: aka Wuhan Solo (@MartiniShark) March 10, 2020
So great – we have the media complex praising Joe for what amounted to a performance that led to a fourth-place result. And it seems his campaign workers are going along with this mindset. Well, I’m sure this will all turn out well, as long as everyone continues to ignore the evidence.