The big concern then became what exactly the U.S. would do about this major incursion. Previously, threats of more sanctions were made most recently by VP Kamala Harris. As for Joe, he was nowhere to be seen publicly, for a complete day after Putin’s actions, only emerging on Tuesday afternoon to deal with the matter.
Showing one hour-and-a-half late to what was said to be an urgent press conference, the president went on drowsily slurring his words and trying to deliver a reply. Things just did not go well.
Watching Biden speak is discomforting. Since he was so late and still came to the meeting mentally unprepared to give his remarks is sad — and another sign to United States adversaries that they can do whatever they would like to do. Russia has certainly taken the hint, waiting until Joe Biden took the mantle of the White House to get more of Ukraine.
The content of Biden’s speech was not any better. He announced even more economic sanctions against Russia, but stopped just short of enacting the complete slate his White House had been bragging about for the past month. If this invasion is not enough to trigger them, what is? That is a question Joe Biden and his cohorts have steadfastly not answered, likely because they do not have a good answer.
Past that, on energy prices, Joe let it be known that things could get much worse for Americans.
Such damage might have been largely mitigated if Biden allowed the country to remain energy independent. Instead, this nut-bad walked into office, canceled federal leases and the Keystone XL pipeline to appease his liberal base, without any thought as to how it could affect our national security. Meanwhile, the market is now crashing, wiping out the gains made by the middle class over the past year or so.