‘YOU enter…’

 

Joe Biden had a meeting Thursday and inadvertently shared his staff-prepared notes with the cameras in the room. At first I thought, “That’s gotta be a Photoshop.” But no, it’s real.

”YOU enter the Roosevelt Room…”
”YOU take your seat…”

Now there are a lot of short little PR meetings that happen at the White House and no president is going to be on top of every one of them. So, staff prepares crib notes, maybe offer a question, whatever. But not like this. This is stage management for someone who desperately needs it.

Who the hell is really in charge here? Ron Klain? Anita Dunn? Dr. Jill? Barack Obama? I ask ‘cause it ain’t this guy. As my dear sainted mama used to say, “This guy couldn’t pour piss out of a boot if they printed the instructions on the heel!”

In his first 18 months in office, Biden has only given 23 interviews. His last was in February with Lester Holt for NBC’s Super Bowl pregame show. By this time, Donald Trump had given 95. If you think that’s just because Chatty Donnie was a narcissist, Obama gave 187. Barack was everywhere — being interviewed for Bar Mitzvahs, supermarket openings, anything that had a camera associated with it.

Now, I’m not a doctor and even if I were I know it’s unethical to make long-distance diagnoses. But isn’t anyone in the White House Press Corps or in Congress just a little curious about what’s going on?

OK. That’s enough. My notes say, “YOU turn off the lights and go to bed now.”

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  1. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    If the notes were for Creepy Joe, they would specify going to YOUR bed now.

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  2. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator
    @TheReticulator

    I call fake. There is no item on that list that says, “YOU say something stupid and divisive.”

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  3. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Did they find the note card that read “America is a nation that can be defined in a single word: ASUFUTIMAEHAEHFUTBW?”

     

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  4. Judge Mental Member
    Judge Mental
    @JudgeMental

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    I call fake. There is no item on that list that says, “YOU say something stupid and divisive.”

    “YOU lean forward and whisper into the mic.”

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  5. Judge Mental Member
    Judge Mental
    @JudgeMental

    Percival (View Comment):

    Did they find the note card that read “America is a nation that can be defined in a single word: ASUFUTIMAEHAEHFUTBW?”

     

    Has anyone figured out what he was trying to say?

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  6. Franco Member
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    @Franco

    “You” is Joe’s preferred pronoun. Second person singular. 

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  7. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Dennis Miller used to relate a story about doing his HBO show I think it was, on the Paramount Studios lot or something, and one time he found a bunch of cue cards in a trash bin.  They were evidently from some popular game show that was being made at the time, also at those studios, and one of the cards read “Hello, I’m Jack Johnson” or whatever the host’s name was.

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  8. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
    @VinceGuerra

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    I call fake. There is no item on that list that says, “YOU say something stupid and divisive.”

    Also, it’s missing the line that says: 

    DONT poop your pants!

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  9. Judge Mental Member
    Judge Mental
    @JudgeMental

    Do you think he was looking around for a keyboard so he could press “Enter”?

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  10. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    Do you think he was looking around for a keyboard so he could press “Enter”?

    Why should Joe suddenly be using a keyboard?

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  11. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter
    @JimmyCarter

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    Do you think he was looking around for a keyboard so he could press “Enter”?

    Nah. According to directions He would be looking for the “departs” button.

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  12. Doctor Robert Member
    Doctor Robert
    @DoctorRobert

    EJHill:

    Joe Biden had a meeting today and inadvertently shared his staff prepared notes with the cameras…

    Now, I’m not a doctor and even if I were I know it’s unethical to make long distance diagnoses. But isn’t anyone in the White House Press Corps or in Congress just a little curious about what’s going on?

    Well, I AM a Doc, and have been screaming on Ricochet since at least 2019 that Mr Biden is Demented.  All the hair sniffing and threats and the like were frontal lobe disinhibition.  He’s probably down to 60% of normal functioning now.

    Thank you, vicious NTs.  Thank you, stupid Dems.

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  13. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards
    @VanceRichards

    EJHill: Who the hell is really in charge here?

    That is the question. all we know is, the buck stops elsewhere.

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  14. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter
    @JimmyCarter

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    EJHill: Who the hell is really in charge here?

    That is the question. all we know is, the buck stops elsewhere.

    The sawbuck stops elsewhere…. inflation.

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  15. She Member
    She
    @She

    It’s almost endearing, his habit of taking his lists and turning them around so that they can be read by the viewing audience….although it does make me wonder whether his handlers have decided that they must print his marching orders on both faces of the card in case he holds it back-to-front, sees it’s blank, and forgets there’s something written on the other side that he’s supposed to take note of.

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  16. Ekosj Member
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    @Ekosj

    I’m not sure who is actually driving, but it clearly isn’t him.   And I can’t blame FJB.   I don’t think he has the capacity to make decisions.  I fault Dr Jill.   In all candor  I think she should be arrested for elder abuse.  How can she acquiesce to what is being done to her husband?   Does she crave the limelight that much?

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  17. Buckpasser Member
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    @Buckpasser

    I think they mid spelled YOU. It should be Brandon.

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  18. Percival Thatcher
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    @Percival

    She (View Comment):

    It’s almost endearing, his habit of taking his lists and turning them around so that they can be read by the viewing audience….although it does make me wonder whether his handlers have decided that they must print his marching orders on both faces of the card in case he holds it back-to-front, sees it’s blank, and forgets there’s something written on the other side that he’s supposed to take note of.

    They probably can’t rely on prompting via an earpiece. There’s no telling which voice in his head Biden would start listening to.

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  19. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
    MWD B612 "Dawg"
    @danok1

    Gotta say, I wish companies wrote such clear and concise instructions for their products.

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  20. Front Seat Cat Member
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    @FrontSeatCat

    How much of our country’s decisions are being made by shoving a document under Brandon’s hand to sign – and he has no clue? If anyone asked what he just signed, could he tell them? Why isn’t the press demanding more answers – or those of us who are represented by the lot in DC?  What can we do??  What is being signed into law and done behind the scenes, under his nose, may be very disturbing – this whole post is very disturbing…

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  21. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    I’m not sure who is actually driving, but it clearly isn’t him. And I can’t blame FJB. I don’t think he has the capacity to make decisions. I fault Dr Jill. In all candor I think she should be arrested for elder abuse. How can she acquiesce to what is being done to her husband? Does she crave the limelight that much?

    With every fiber of her being.

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  22. ctlaw Coolidge
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    @ctlaw

    EJHill: ”YOU take your seat…”

    “YOU take YOUR seat…” as if he has had a history of taking other people’s seats.

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  23. ctlaw Coolidge
    ctlaw
    @ctlaw

    YOU don’t touch any children.

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  24. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    @Tex929rr

    I’ve already seen a news article claiming all presidents do it. 

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  25. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
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    @DonG

    I’ll defend Joe.  If I was president, I would want a cheat sheet like this for every event.  In fact, I am going to start asking my wife to make me cheat sheets like this for all social events where she expects me to “perform” (behave) for her.

     

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  26. genferei Member
    genferei
    @genferei

    It’s frightening that when no-one’s at the tiller DC swings way left and even wayer authoritarian. It’s like all those right-wing fever dreams of what an unbridled state would do were completely true.  

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  27. She Member
    She
    @She

    Percival (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    I’m not sure who is actually driving, but it clearly isn’t him. And I can’t blame FJB. I don’t think he has the capacity to make decisions. I fault Dr Jill. In all candor I think she should be arrested for elder abuse. How can she acquiesce to what is being done to her husband? Does she crave the limelight that much?

    With every fiber of her being.

    This is a family which has spent half a century with its collective noses pressed up against the windows of the Oval Office, just aching to get inside.  That its patriarch, always a mediocre and nasty little man, was somehow dragged over the finish line and into the promised land in his declining (boy howdy, and he didn’t start from a very high place) years is a disgrace on many levels.  I believe that he and Dr. Jill will have to be dragged, kicking and screaming, out of the White House before his term is up.  I don’t see any signs that they’ll go quietly.  

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  28. Blondie Thatcher
    Blondie
    @Blondie

    EJHill: Who the hell is really in charge here? Ron Klain? Anita Dunn? Dr. Jill? Barack Obama? I ask ‘cause it ain’t this guy.

    I keep seeing Susan Rice‘s name thrown out there, too. Rick Grennell talked about her last year. 

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  29. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    EJHill:

    Joe Biden had a meeting today and inadvertently shared his staff prepared notes with the cameras in the room.

    At first I thought, “That’s gotta be a photoshop.” But no, it’s real.

    ”YOU enter the Roosevelt Room…”

    ”YOU take your seat…”

    Now there’s a lot of short little PR meetings that happen at the White House and no president is going to on top of every one of them. So, staff prepares crib notes, maybe offer a question, whatever. But not like this. This is stage management for someone who desperately needs it.

    Who the hell is really in charge here? Ron Klain? Anita Dunn? Dr. Jill? Barack Obama? I ask ‘cause it ain’t this guy. As my dear sainted mama used to say “This guy couldn’t pour piss out of a boot if they printed the instructions on the heel!”

    In his first 18 months in office Biden has only given 23 interviews. His last was in February with Lester Holt for NBC’s Super Bowl pregame show. By this time Donald Trump had given 95. If you think that’s just because Chatty Donnie was a narcissist, Obama gave 187. Barack was everywhere- being interviewed for Bar Mitzvahs, Supermarket Openings, anything that had a camera associated with it.

    Now, I’m not a doctor and even if I were I know it’s unethical to make long distance diagnoses. But isn’t anyone in the White House Press Corps or in Congress just a little curious about what’s going on?

    OK. That’s enough. My notes say, “YOU turn off the lights and go to bed now.”

    I’m not surprised.  Biden has probably used cheat sheets since first grade . . .

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  30. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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    @EugeneKriegsmann

    I do find it amazing that his incompetence only seems to show in his inability to act in defense of the people and the nation. When it comes to destroying the economy, befriending our enemies, and diminishing our status as a great nation, he seems to hit the mark every time. He is a human Skud missile.

    As a cyclist, and only two years younger than Biden, I find the excuses surrounding his fall somewhat lame. I ride about 150 miles a week, traveling at average speeds of 18 MPH. I have taken a few falls due to not being able to disengage from my “clipless” pedals ( a type of pedal that holds the cleat on your shoe in much the same way as a ski binding holds), but those were situations where I was forced to make an emergency stop and couldn’t unclip before stopping. Biden’s slow-mo cycling trips are not in that class of event. It is far more likely that he simply forgot that his foot was attached to the pedal, much as he forgets to remove his right foot from his mouth before he stuffs his left foot in beside it. Perhaps a cue card telling him to unclip might help. Or, maybe, just use basic flat pedals, or maybe he needs clips to insure that his feet don’t wander off on their own while he is cycling. A trike might be a safer bet for him. He could wear a norwester slicker like the old Laugh-in bit.

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