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There is something more-peculiar-than-normal about the Left's defense of President Joe Biden's unbelievable mistake of calling out for the late representative Jackie Walorksi on Wednesday.
It seems the going explanation is not that Biden's out of it, he just doesn't really care. Or maybe, more specifically, the Left just doesn't care about Walorski nor Biden's mental state.
Consider Whoopi Goldberg's defense on ABC's "The View."
"You know, my gosh, come on,"
Goldberg said about conservative backlash. "You can't go after him for, you know, not giving aid to Florida, or not tackling the infrastructure, and he's giving aid to Ukraine, so you can't go after him for that, but you can go after him for forgetting that someone has passed."
"I mean, she passed last month not, like, a hundred years ago, okay?"
Yeah, guys, I mean c'mon. How was the president supposed to know Walorski was killed in an automobile accident in August? It's not like his office issued a statement commemorating her life of public service.
Except that is exactly what happened.
Then there was White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre's excuse. If you ask the official spokesperson for the Biden White House, the president looked around the room and asked "Where's Jackie?"
because she was "at the top of his mind."
In other words, Jean-Pierre claimed that Biden led everybody to believe he thought Walorski was still alive because he was so looking forward to "honoring her legacy"
and meeting her grieving family on Friday.
It was possibly the worst excuse of all time and skirted around the obvious: Biden is losing his marbles.
More folks in the media are falling into a similar blunder.
"I think what it really shows is this country is so ageist,"
Sunny Hostin of "The View"
proclaimed about criticism for Biden's seance-that-wasn't. "This country has a problem with age. You go to other countries and our elders are revered because of the knowledge that they have. I hate that about this country!"
From the ladies on "The View"
to the official White House, the going explanation for Biden's latest gaffe isn't that he's senile, it is that he just did not really care that much to properly honor Walorski's legacy.
Yet, those closest to the situation know that's laughable.
Walorski's brother Keith seemed to understand that Biden isn't all there.
"It's par for the course,"
Keith told the New York Post. "I feel sorry for him, really."
Keith also said, "He made a phone call after my sister was killed and he was very sincere in his relaying the grief process because he's been through that grief process, he knows all about it."
"All I'm saying right now about the president is bless his heart for trying,"
he added. "Yeah, it was a big mess-up today. Inexcusable? No. Unforgivable? No. I'm not gonna hold it against him. I just feel sorry for him."
In other words, it is just obvious to Walorksi's family that Biden is mentally incapacitated as it is to much of the country.
As pointed out by former Trump official and host of "This Is Your Country,"
Paige Willey, Biden "wasn't trying to be disrespectful-yet her family will never get an apology because the white house [sic] can't admit how debilitated he is."
She's right. Neither the White House, nor the Left, can admit it. So instead, they'll unwittingly put forth the idea that Biden couldn't be bothered to remember Walorski's passing. What a rotten thing to do.
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