A new book is set to be released entitled The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden’s White House and the Future Struggle for America’s Future by Franklin Foer. The book’s author, Foer, was given exclusive access to President Joe Biden’s inner circle for the first two years of his presidency. And over the course of his two years reporting on the inside of the Biden Administration, Foer claims to have gotten to the truth of the Biden presidency.
One of the bromides that has been released as part of the media push for the book is that President Biden has admitted repeatedly to his inner circle that he often “feels tired.” This, from the president who has been rightly dubbed as the “part-time president” because his publicly released schedule shows that the man only works 30 hours a week!
Why do you think Biden spends most of his time in office on vacation? The man cannot keep up, that’s why!
According to an Associated Press-NORC poll that was recently released, 77 percent of Americans polled believe that Joe Biden is too old to effectively govern our country, if he is reelected as president in 2024. Meanwhile, 75 percent of Democrats would prefer someone other than Joe Biden to be their nominee in 2024. This is partly because of Biden’s obvious age-related mental and physical decline.
Joe Biden: What Leadership?
Franklin Foer is a former editor of the New Republic, a brazenly Liberal publication, so he writes his new book from the viewpoint of a sympathizer. It has been reported that Foer’s new book, due out September 5, praises Biden’s “wartime leadership” in the Russo-Ukraine War (one of the biggest areas where most Republicans believe Biden is lacking, given how close to nuclear world war we seem to be skirting).
Foer also goes into a quasi-defense of Joe Biden’s repeated public displays of incoherence and age-related physical decline by arguing that Joe Biden has a fifty-year history in politics of speaking out-of-turn and making other mistakes. Yet, it should be noted that people afflicted with age-related decline tend to have their mistakes amplified by that decline, this is the nature of the tragedy that can be growing old.
In fact, most of Foer’s defense of Biden can be countered with the repeated displays of age-related cognitive decline over the last three years that Joe Biden has been president. In his book, it has been reported that Foer calls Joe Biden a “calming presence” during the toughest days of the Russo-Ukraine War. Foer argues that “[Biden provided] strategic clarity that helped lead the alliance to such an aggressive stance, which stymied authoritarianism on its front lines.”
Really? At which point in the conflict did President Joe Biden provide “strategic clarity”? It certainly wasn’t in the lead-up to the war, when Biden spent months screaming about the threat that Russia posed to Ukraine, only to then negate all those warnings by suggesting on January 19, 2022 that the United States would offer only a restrained response if Moscow limited what was at point their pending attack on Ukraine to an ambiguously dubbed, “minor incursion.” Many experts believe that Biden’s convoluted approach to Russia in the days and weeks leading into their February 2022 invasion of Ukraine helped to propel Moscow into deciding they could get away with the illegal invasion.
How many lives and how much destruction could have been avoided at the onset of the war had Biden offered real strategic—and moral—clarity to both America’s enemies and allies alike?
Joe Biden is Neither Our Best Nor Brightest Star
Foer then veers into cultish adoration of the octogenarian, part-time president by declaring Biden as the “West’s father figure.” A father leads. But throughout the Russo-Ukraine War, the only thing America’s “father” did was lead from behind—being bullied and cajoled by some allies and outright ignored by others, only adding to the strategic confusion that defined the Western response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Ask the Germans if they look at Joe Biden as their “father”? Or inquire if the Poles trust their “father” Joe Biden to have their back as Russia’s threat to their frontier intensifies the longer the Ukraine War drags on and Biden offers no real vision for ending the war. Do the French look upon “Sleepy” Joe Biden as their “father”? How so?
Franklin Foer’s book does look to provide keen insights into the president’s state of mind as well as the state of the union that have otherwise been dutifully shrouded by his minders (and their supplicants in the media). But even Foer seems to believe the myth of Joe Biden: that he alone saved our hallowed democracy from a shameless, orange demagogue and that he alone is saving our democracy from the ravages of the neo-Hitler, Vladimir Putin.
In actuality, Joe Biden has spent his time diminishing our great democracy at home while humiliating us abroad. Far from being the West’s “father”, Joe Biden is, at best, the West’s absent-minded, sclerotic, and declining great-grandfather whose time is long past.
Keeping him in the position that he holds today not only weakens us and diminishes the historic office he holds, but it also humiliates the memory of Joe Biden (not that he was ever anything more than the butt of all jokes in Washington, D.C.).
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert occasionally serves as a Subject Matter Expert for various organizations, including the Department of Defense. He can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.
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