Four months into the Biden presidency, the right-wing propaganda machine is still desperately grasping at straws to find some way to criticize the Democratic president, who has already done more to help the American people with one bill than Trump did his entire four years.
But FOX’s shameless muckrakers and white supremacist pundits still need to find some way to fill their nightly hours on FOX News, leading to some truly absurd reaching and barrel-bottom scraping to try to squeeze some blood (and soil) from the proverbial Biden stone.
Sean Hannity showed just how weak a case they have during last night’s show, in which he criticized President Biden for “forgetting a notebook” and “not holding enough public events.”
“He didn’t have his notebook with him, why isn’t he doing enough public events? We looked into it all and President Biden is averaging less than one event a day since taking office, that’s all he can handle!” complained Hannity, who somehow managed to drum up a modicum of sincerity for this ridiculous critique.
Holy shit, you guys. Biden's presidency won't survive this. pic.twitter.com/wLIqXWCHWa
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 7, 2021
The insinuation, of course, is that President Biden is not mentally fit for office and is possibly lazy or uncaring about the American people enough to have public events every day. On the other hand, some of us feel that it is refreshing to have a President who isn’t pathetically thrusting himself into the spotlight at every opportunity in order to satisfy his insatiable need for validation.
Biden has proved time and time again that he is far more fit for office than Trump ever was; if you needed any more proof, simply consider this absolutely bonkers statement about watching baseball on tv issued by the former guy yesterday:
Trump: "And you know what I mean by that. It was on one network and it was nice and good and beautiful. Today, you don’t even know what the hell you’re watching. So I would say boycott baseball, why not."
— David Wright (@DavidWright_7) April 6, 2021
We’re not even gonna try to unpack that. Suffice to say, if this is all they have to throw at President Biden, we don’t have very much to be worried about. Time to get to work fixing this country!
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.