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‘Fiery’ Is the Official Adjective for Joe Biden’s Angry State of the Union Speech (Because ‘Amped-Up on Adderall’ Wouldn’t Fit in the Headlines)

Posted on | March 8, 2024 | 2 Comments

President Joe Biden gives
fiery State of Union speech

CBS News

‘Wake up’: Biden delivers fiery
State of the Union — sparring with critics
and swiping at Trump

NBC News

Joe Biden attacks Donald Trump
on ‘democracy and freedom’
in fiery State of the Union speech

Financial Times

State of the Union: Biden draws
election battle lines in fiery speech


If ever you suspected the media were a herd of sheep, mindlessly repeating Democratic Party talking points — well, of course, your suspicions were correct, but seldom more clearly than in the way they “reported” Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech (which I didn’t watch, out of concern for my own mental health). After a nice sandwich for dinner — cracked pepper turkey with gouda cheese on whole-grain bread — I went to bed early then woke up about 12:30 a.m. to check in on my old buddy Stephen Green’s “drunkblogging” of the speech:

Jeebus. He’s so jacked up, he navigates a sentence like a 16-year-old boy unhooking his first bra. . . .
If the goal tonight was to prove that Grandpa can handle more juice in his veins than Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction, then it’s Mission Accomplished.

Those are a few of the highlights, omitting Steve’s attempts to transcribe whatever INCOHERENT GIBBERISH JOE BIDEN WAS SHOUTING — and, I take it, Joe did an awful lot of incoherent shouting.

Just as an aside, Steve really does drunkblog those speeches. He’s been doing it for, what, 20 years now? After the 2008 Democratic convention in Denver, I spent the night at Steve’s house nearby and watched him drunkblog the speech in which Sarah Palin was introduced as McCain’s running mate. Steve went through a half-dozen martinis like it was nothing, and with seemingly no effect. The guy’s liver is a marvel of medical science. In the event of thermonuclear Armageddon, Steve’s liver will be the only thing to survive. And speaking of substance abuse . . .

Everybody knows Joe was pumped full of stimulants before that speech Thursday night. The idea was to show how energetic and vigorous the old guy is, which was why HE KEPT SHOUTING EVERYTHING. (Except, of course, when he was doing the Scary Joe whisper.)

Thursday night’s speech began late because a mob of pro-Palestinian protesters blocked the presidential motorcade route from the White House to the Capitol. How many of those protesters will be sent to prison like the J6 Trump supporters? The answer is zero. There are no consequences for left-wing mayhem in Joe Biden’s America.

Here’s what we know about State of the Union speeches, historically: Almost nobody watches the whole thing. Most people who tune in give up after 20 or 30 minutes of boredom, so that very few people are still watching at the end. It is therefore significant that Joe began the speech with basically a 30-minute campaign-rally attack on Trump and “MAGA” Republicans, which prompted this reaction from MsEBL:

All I could think was, wow, this must be how German Jews felt listening to Hitler speeches in the early 30s.

Exactly. Biden campaigned in 2020 claiming that he was going to “unite” the country, and his apparent plan to accomplish this goal is to demonize everybody who didn’t vote for him as un-American traitors.

Something else we know about State of the Union speeches: The president always gets a poll “bump” afterwards, so that no matter how awful you think Biden’s speech was, prepare to be shocked next week when the TV talking heads are gushing about Biden’s “comeback” in the polls. By the end of March, he may actually be leading Trump in the RCP average, but don’t get discouraged by this because, as I say, it’s predictable, and the post-SOTU “bump” almost certainly won’t last. The White House physician can’t keep pumping Joe full of stimulants on a daily basis without risking the old guy dying from a stroke, so we can expect to be back to normal conditions — Sleepy Joe and his feeble approval rankings — by the time summer arrives.


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