|What The Hell is Wrong With These People????
On today's episode of Morning with Squinty & Meat Puppet, Mika and Joe both scoffed at the desirability of having a 40-or-50-year-old "straight-A student" as president. Makes sense: Biden's the guy who lied about earning three degrees and finishing in the top half of his law school class. In fact, he finished near the bottom: 76th in a class of 85.
Instead of smarts, Joe, Mika, and their little pet Willie touted how wonderful it is, given the current foreign policy crises, to have someone with Biden's long experience, and his "mature mind." Mature like a banana that's been left on the shelf for two weeks. Pro Tip for Mika: when speaking about Biden, eschew any mention of his "mind." Brings bad images to the public's mind.
"Would I want a man who's got, straight-A student in his 40s or 50s out there? Or do I would I want someone with 40, 50 years of experience on the world stage? That includes decades of wins and losses, politically and geopolitically. And I can't think of somebody else out I'd want. You name 'em. Somebody name a better at this point, more mature mind that can attack these problems and address them with all the different levels of emotion that need to come to the moment. And, and he does it!"
As for Biden's supposedly invaluable foreign policy experience, consider the opinion of Robert Gates. In addition to serving as the CIA director under President George H.W. Bush, Gates was Secretary of Defense under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. In that latter position, Gates was in a position to observe Joe Biden's foreign policy judgment firsthand. And Gates's opinion is that:
"Biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades. Among Biden's foreign policy blunders were his opposition to every one of Ronald Reagan’s military programs to contest the Soviet Union.
And we know how that turned out, don't we......