President Biden put it perfectly a couple of hours ago. The last time that an American President had to address the American people from the Oval Office with two wars going on that both affected US national interests was Franklin Delano Roosevelt, when he had a war raging in Europe against Hitler’s Nazis, and another war raging in the South Pacific by Japan’s Emperor Hirohito.
Today we have the free and sovereign state of Ukraine under attack by the Commie recidivist Vladimir Putin, and the free and sovereign state of Israel at war with the terrorist organization Hamas, backed by Iran. And the consequences of the United States turning their back on their allies would be the worst possible outcome.
President Biden brilliantly pointed out that by the United States providing financial and material support to Ukraine and Israel, we are actually taking the most cost effective method possible. If we provide the aid without putting US boots on the ground, and Ukraine and Israel succeed, then they decisively end the threat. Full stop. But if we let them sink, then both Russia and Iran, through their proxies will expand the conflicts, only making it more expensive.
Then Biden, in a truly Machiavellian move, slid the knife into the House GOP. He told the prime time audience that tomorrow he will go Capitol Hill, to both chambers of congress to offer a $100 billion aid package for Israel and Ukraine, and urged them to take the quickest possible action to provide safety and necessary aid to out allies. And of course the cable news media will cover it wall to wall.
Of course Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will roll out the red carpet for Biden, and the Senate will almost certainly be receptive to his pitch. But I’m just hoping that the GOP House can take an hour off of endless floor votes spanking Jim Jordan, followed by closed door mosh pits to meet with Biden. I’m pretty sure they’ll work something out.
This is why tonight’s shiv in the back is so deadly for the House GOP. Once again the imbeciles have hoist themselves on their own petards. As the Jordan saga has gone on, and more men=mbers get more disgusted, more moderate House members are starting to rail against the dysfunction by loudly complaining that the GOP House has to return to regular order, so that they can pass critical legislation condemning Hamas, sanctioning Iran, and offering aid to Israel and Ukraine. Which is exactly what Biden is handing them on a silver platter. While they’re busy clawing at each other like a canvas sack full of rabid civet cats on the way to the river.
Biden got what he wante4d in his public proclamation of going to congress with an aid package for Ukraine and Israel. Mainly putting the pressure on the GOP House. Like it needs any more. The media already has the heat on simmer over the feckless uselessness of the GOP’s futile search for leadership. The GOP itself supports aid for Ukraine and Israel, and thanks to Biden’s masterful leadership, aid for both is highly popular by the people. And now with his announcement tonight, Biden turned the temperature up to boil.
Here’s the funny thing. Joe Biden has been in congress longer than mental midgets like Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Lauren Boebert and Machine Gun Marjie have befouled the planet. If any of them think that getting a gavel is going to let them take Biden to the cleaners, they’re even more stupid than I give them credit for. Squeaker Cave-In McCarthy had more practical political skill than the rest of them combined, and Biden shook him down twice for everything the Democrats wanted without giving up a goddamned thing in return. And Biden has public support at his back on this one. Let the games begin.