Toddler-Masking Biden Says Governors Are ‘Playing Politics With the Lives of…Children’
The president bemoans the incivility of politics while accusing Republicans of being “cavalier” about the potential for dead kids.
On September 10, President Joe Biden lamented to a group of Washington, D.C., middle schoolers that political disputes in 2021 have become far too nasty.
“One of the lessons I hope our students can unlearn is that politics doesn’t have to be this way,” Biden said. “Politics doesn’t have to be this way. They’re growing up in an environment where they see it’s…like a war, like a bitter feud….I mean, it’s not how we are. It’s not who we are as a nation. And it’s not how we beat every other crisis in our history. We got to come together.”
When an elected executive complains that politics is too much like war, the prudent thing to do is to do reach for your flak jacket. And sure enough, literally in the preceding paragraph, the president implied that some GOP politicians don’t care overmuch if their constituents die.
“Look, I’m so disappointed that particularly some Republican governors have been so cavalier with the health of these kids, so cavalier with the health of their communities,” Biden said. “We’re playing for real here. This isn’t a game. And I don’t know of any scientist out there in this field that doesn’t think it makes considerable sense to do the six things I’ve suggested” as a path out of the pandemic.
Table that “I don’t know of any scientist” whopper for later, and fast forward to last night. Perhaps because his previous accusations didn’t attract much attention from the nodding-along media, Biden again trained his rhetorical howitzers onto GOP electeds.