It’s election year, again. That means it’s time for the country’s political elites to pretend to care about the American people, again.
President Joe Biden rushed off to Buffalo, NY on Tuesday to show the country that he cares about the predominately black victims whose lives were senselessly snuffed out at a supermarket mass shooting on Sunday.
But Biden might have been trying a bit too hard. Watch:
“The center of attention who made everyone in the room laugh and smile when she walked in,” Biden said, apparently straining to muster a tear.
“Andre Mackneil, 53, worked at a restaurant,” he went on, wincing. “Went to buy his three-year-old son a birthday cake. His son is celebrating a birthday, asking where is daddy? Katherine Massey, 72, a writer and an advocate who dressed up in costumes at schools and cut the grass in the park and helped in local elections.”
Biden also botched an anecdote about his grandfather while trying to connect with the grieving people.
“My grandpop used to say when I walked out of his home in Scranton, he said, ‘Joey, spread the faith.’ And my grandma would yell, ‘No, Joey.’ I mean, he said, ‘Keep the faith,’ and my grandma would say, ‘No Joey, spread the faith.’ We’re thinking of you. Hold on each other tightly,” he said. “Stick together. You’ll get through this.”
Biden is going to have to stick together with his staff writers who are putting up to the task of delivering heartfelt remarks to Americans. When he isn’t screaming or shaking hands with invisible people, he’s painfully straining to shed tears at horrific events. It’s all a big act, whether people want to believe Biden was emotionally touched or not.
On Monday, new Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was pressed on Biden’s strong interest in the Buffalo mass shooting, while he only had passing remarks on the Waukesha tragedy that left at least six people died and 61 others injured. Watch:
“How come the president is visiting Buffalo after a senseless tragedy there, but he couldn’t visit Waukesha after six were killed and 61 injured in an attack on a Christmas parade?” Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked.
“I mean, he’s visited many communities,” Jean-Pierre replied. “Buffalo, you know, he’s able to go tomorrow to Buffalo before the trip. That is something that was important for him to do. But he has visited many other communities. This is… Buffalo is not the first community, sadly, that he has had to go up to because of a violent attack.”
However, the evasive response did not answer the question about why Biden took such immediate interest in going to Buffalo, but passed on paying a visit to Waukesha, Wisconsin after the Christmas Parade attack. It may have something to do with the suspect Darrell Brooks being a vocal Black Lives Matter supporter.
There is a similar lack of vocal outcry at the White House about the Laguna Woods church shooting, which raises issues for an administration seemingly bent on placating China. Its subdued response is even quieter than that elicited by the New York City subway shooting in April, which the U.S. media suddenly dropped after it turned out the suspect was a black nationalist.
Biden can conjure up waterworks all he wants about a horrendous, racially motivated mass shooting, but that does nothing for the murder victims in Democrat-run cities across America. Violent crime has skyrocketed on Biden’s watch, but those are the victims of black Americans who are being killed by other black Americans. What about them, Joe? Where are your tears for them?
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