It’s time to play another game of “What Do You Think Biden Thought He Was Saying?”
The occasion was a visit to New York and New Jersey to visit communities ravaged by Hurricane Ida. Naturally, he used the storm as an excuse for talking about climate change, which led him to submit, “We are determined — we are determined that we are going to deal with climate change and have zero emissions, net emissions by 2050, by 2020 make sure all our electricity is zero emissions.”
Biden is perhaps the first president to set goals to occur in a year that has already passed.
Biden has been confused about the time before. In December 2020, he held a brief press conference to announce his nominee for Secretary of Education. He began by gravely intoning, “I heard there was a sighting of a sleigh and Santa Claus. He’s been circling around to see what he’s going to do.” Then it was on to business. He wished those assembled a good afternoon before realizing it was still morning and corrected his salutation.
Nor is it only time that confounds him but distance. While still on the campaign trail he welcomed everyone to Kingswood Community Center. Then, after an awkward pause, he said, “Actually that’s the one down I used to work [sic]. It’s a joke. You know where you were anyway.” A nervous laugh followed.
Biden was accompanied on his tour of New York and New Jersey by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who introduced the president by urging those gathered to “welcome the man who will lead us out of darkness of this present moment and help us achieve a brighter future.”
Makes you wonder what planet he’s on.