President Joe Biden is supposed to know what is going on in this country. That’s his job. Any president is supposed to be on top of his game, knowledgeable about what is happening so he (or she for future reference) can reflect, act, and then speak his mind.
But he’s not doing that.
And it’s so obvious.
Take for instance his outrage about the new voting law passed in Georgia. Cries of suppression could be heard on Pennsylvania Avenue. Biden was outraged, visions of the villainous Jim Crow dancing in his head, as he sadly declared voters wouldn’t be allowed to have water while waiting in line to vote.
“If you want any indication that it has nothing to do with fairness, nothing to do with decency, they passed a law saying you can’t provide water to people standing in line while they’re waiting to vote?” Biden reportedly said. “You don’t need anything to know that this is nothing but punitive, designed to keep people from voting. You can’t provide water for people about to vote, Give me a break.”
But he was wrong.
He was either misinformed by his handlers, yes, I did say handlers (because he is mentally and physically frail) or he simply didn’t care to do his homework.
Contrary to what he declared to the nation, voters can bring their own water or food with them while standing in line to vote in Georgia, and elsewhere for that matter. They just can’t be provided with water or other gifts by people who are ostensibly working for a particular political candidate or political party. It’s called “electioneering” when people are involved in the activity of trying to persuade others to vote for a particular political candidate or party.
So, was he oblivious to the truth or onboard with the deception? Whatever the circumstances, he was misleading the American public, although the latter would be more disconcerting and quite disturbing.
Perhaps Biden needs to give us a break and take less breaks and get to work in earnest.
He needs to know what’s really happening so he can make well-informed decisions and not give in to knee-jerk uninformed responses simply to please his political cohorts.
Yet I doubt that will happen considering what he brings to the table with each passing day.