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Joe Biden is as frustrating a president as you could dream up in a lab as he constantly gives his self-satisfied Joker grin while spewing things that are often incomprehensible and just as often simply flat-out false.
Sunday was no different as he—or should I say some of his staffers who think they’re being sharp-witted—blasted out a tweet that was so ludicrous that the Bumbler in Chief was quickly ratioed into next month. (Ratioed means that the tweet received far more negative comments than it did positive ones.)
If there’s anything that sums up Biden’s failed administration, it’s his maladministration at the southern border, where millions of illegals have slipped through unfettered under his watch, hundreds upon hundreds are dying, and the deadly drug fentanyl is smuggled into our county in unprecedented quantities.
Yet here’s Joe:
MAGA House Republican proposals would slash funding for border security – a move that could allow nearly 900 pounds of fentanyl into our country.
We need more resources to secure the border. Not less. pic.twitter.com/bKuQnFPuzP
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 26, 2023
It’s almost mind-blowing, just how tone-deaf this post is. He has failed so miserably during his self-created border crisis that as I’ve written one can only come to the logical conclusion that he wants it this way. And yet he thinks by somehow laughably attempting to blame this on the GOP that voters will just forget his pathetic performance.
In his seemingly endless political career, Biden has only visited the border once, and that was in mid-January and only after relentless criticism. He used a photo from that farcical visit in the above tweet.
Criticism was quick, and it was harsh. Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake was especially pointed:
We are losing a generation of Americans to the poison of fentanyl because this buffoon purposefully opened our border to allow our country to be invaded.
That blood is on your hands, Joe.
Close the Border.
Shut Your Mouth.
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) March 26, 2023
Jake Schneider from the Republican National Committee wasn’t much kinder:
That photo is from your one and only trip to the border in your 80 years of life
— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) March 26, 2023
Fox Digital points out how ludicrous it is for Biden to suddenly claim he’s strong on the border, and the GOP is weak:
In December, after nearly two years in office, the president said he hadn’t visited the U.S.-Mexico border because “there are more important things going on.” At the time he had already taken 59 trips to Delaware and stopped for ice cream at least eight times.
As I’ve written, it’s a human tragedy at the Rio Grande as migrants are dying in droves:
“It’s like a graveyard,” said Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber, who grew up in the area. “I’ve been working on the border for almost four decades and never saw tragedies of this magnitude.”
On Sunday alone, as RedState’s Jennifer Oliver O’Connell reports, two migrants are dead and 14 are in critical condition near Uvalde, Texas after being found in a train car east of the town of Knippa.
Meanwhile, Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz admitted to House Homeland Security Committee this month that the U.S. does not even have “operational control” at the southern border.
And yet Biden thinks this is a time to take a victory lap. Although the Republicans have not yet issued their budget proposal, Joe is claiming that they want to eliminate funding for over 2,000 agents; that is what he’s referring to in this (and previous) Twitter posts. Arizona Republican Representative Andy Biggs wasn’t having it:
A total fabrication.
In your 2024 budget proposal, you call for billion-dollar cuts to border security operations and ICE.
By the way, it took you 80 years to get that picture.
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) March 21, 2023
Biden has very little to crow about in his failed administration, but the border crisis is one thing he should just keep quiet about. It takes a stunning amount of gall to take to social media to brag about one of your biggest catastrophes.
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