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Questioning the mental competency of the president has reached a fevered pitch, one might believe, after polls show a dismal number of folks say Joe Biden is mentally fit for the job at hand. But that wasn’t the only news to attract the attention of Heartlanders. Dr. Anthony Fauci was front and center for perhaps loving himself more than anyone or anything else, and Vice President Kamala Harris poked her head out of obscurity and spoke in public. Administration milestones abound.
The Karma of A Basement Campaign
Mr. Biden has just celebrated one year in office – or maybe the proper term is bewailed a disastrous attempt at a being president. In a recent Quinnipiac University poll, the president’s job approval rating tumbled to 33%, pouring a pint of salt in the wound. In addition, only 40 % of voters in a new Morning Consult survey believe Biden is mentally fit to hold the job. Biden claims he has no idea why America thinks he is losing his mind or cannot be president and said, “I don’t believe the polls.”
At the end of his recent presser, which had prompted plucky, intrepid reporters to bring up the thorny question of sanity, Biden attempted humor: “You mean, I can still stand? It’s amazing. I can do pushups.” Not one member of the press corps asked for a demonstration. Finally, from the Land of Enchantment, James Webster offered his opinion: “While I didn’t have great expectations for him, he has driven the country into the ground, God help us.”
Others were not waiting for divine intervention. In Monroe, LA, Kiley Johnson felt the numbers might’ve been manipulated a tad, “They forgot to mention this survey was conducted at the Biden family reunion, and they are even skeptical it’s that high.”
But the president has revealed his plan to win back those straying from the record-setting 81 million votes: “I’m going to get out of this place more often. I’m going to go out and talk to the public. I’m going to do public fora. I’m going to interface with them.”
What’s Next? A Graphic Novel?
Dr. Fauci is in a sweltering hot and mutually venerated relationship with, well, himself. And he is not afraid of those pesky social rules about public displays of affection. A documentary by National Geographic on the good doc, released last September, Fauci digs deep into the latest American hero of our times. At least that’s how they explain their film. But a few enterprising Twitter users recently picked up on a clip of the doctor in his office, typing an email on his computer. But, of course, that’s not the exciting part: it’s that Fauci has framed photos of himself, a $20 canvas print from a photo of himself, bobbleheads, and the like, lovingly surrounding him. This writer supposes it is better than a room full of mirrors, but I digress.
Most flyover folks think Fauci’s obsession with Fauci is off-putting. As one Facebook user, Jack Mattila, enjoying life in the heartland, surmised: “That’s almost as good as Billy in a blue dress.” But Robert Paul Penick from Texas brought the naysayers back to earth: “Calm down. Who doesn’t have multiple large portraits of themselves in their home office?” Indeed.
And it’s Not Groundhog Day Yet
Vice President Kamala Harris made a surprise cameo appearance without the boss on ABC’s Good Morning America show. She giggled. But she seemingly allowed the friendly George Stephanopoulos to ask a few hard questions. It was a brief visit; six minutes and a few seconds, and covered two issues: Ukraine and the Democrats’ push for control over voting rights through federal legislation. Ms. Harris pointed out that folks are clueless about what’s at stake in not passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021.
She was doing so well until she said out loud and on-air: “you would probably not be surprised to know how many people in the midst of the everyday burden of life are unaware of what’s happening.” Dregs, Deplorables, and now non-elite voters of all walks of life have been subtly labeled ignorant.
As one can imagine, being called out as stupid didn’t sit well. Daniel McElroy from St Joseph, IL, reminded the Veep, “For whatever reason, a lot of them voted for you, and your administration has created the current everyday problems. So, for the sake of what is left of our country, please follow Biden’s previous political action and don’t do anything.”
And thus was born a new hashtag; #IgnoramusesUnite!
~ Read more from Sarah Cowgill.