The President was out about, biden home
While the President was out west with rallies and Joe Biden stayed at home, I am not sure the latter did not win the weekend.
The media did not make any noise about Biden staying at home. In fact they talked about his trips during the week and what was planned.
No mention about limited people, planted questions or teleprompter use, they presented him in a positive light.
The President was covered for his rallies and the lack of masks, the fact that the last was indoors and the threat that it presented for spread of the virus.
It was almost like going out was a negative and see how smart Biden is.
Then last night came the caper.
Bob Woodward goes on 60 Minutes to sell his book. He closes by saying the President is the “wrong man” for the job.
There are two things with that:
First, Woodward works for the Washington Post, and in my memory has never seen a Republican Presidential candidate he liked.
Second, it provides a great example of the President’s ego. Until the interview the President was still saying I don’t know if the book is a positive or not, we haven’t seen it yet.
See, he still thought he had convinced this long liberal writer how bright and smart he was. Maybe now he knows he wasted his time.
more election news from the weekend
Mike Bloomberg announced he will spend at least $100 million in Florida to help Joe Biden win the state.
He spent over double that to win, what was it four delegates in the primary?
The story is there are a growing number of Democrats who are communicating to their leadership that they are concerned and frustrated that the Covid relief talks have broken down. They are worried the President’s actions and Senate’s vote last week could position the party as obstructions.
Why the Republicans aren’t out blasting this is beyond me. Who held up additional unemployment dollars, school assistance, postal department relief and other vital support? It was the Democrats because they wanted more. The Republican messaging is so lacking.
I expect Nancy Pelosi to bring a big relief package to the House in the next month and get her caucus to pass it, knowing the senate won’t. Then watch how the Democrats use it as a hammer.
Did you see former FBI agent Peter Strzok on the Sunday shows? Despite the special counsel’s investigation that found no collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia, the former agent said he still believes President Trump is “compromised by the Russians.”
Not much coverage, but did you see this story?
Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief for The Atlantic, confessed that the central claim in his publication’s reprehensible hit piece on the President could very well be false. That was the claim the President did not visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, because “his hair would become disheveled in the rain” and that “he did not believe it was important to honor American war dead.” When presented with an excerpt from former national security adviser John Bolton’s book which details how the weather was the cause for cancellation of the visit to the cemetery, not a decision by POTUS over his hair, Goldberg conceded, “I’m sure all of those things are true.”
Then why the story that now a great many believe was fact?
Remember the controversy in Virginia with Gov. (Blackface) and Lt. Gov. with rape charges? Well the Governor stayed in office and now the Lt. Gov. (Justin Fairfax) is running for Governor. Me too? I guess that’s only for non Democrats.
Here’s a non election news story
This is a sign of the times story for sure.
A hair salon says it was told by a job center it couldn’t run an advertisement recruiting a “happy” stylist because the word is “discriminatory” against unhappy people.
Their advertisement stated, “This is a busy, friendly, small salon, so only happy, friendly stylists need apply.”
But the owner says she received a call from her local job center informing her they could not run her ad because the word “happy” is considered “discriminatory.”
How about that?