Just a few weeks before Independence Day, President Joe Biden dumbfounded an audience in Connecticut and observers everywhere when he closed a speech on Friday by declaring, "God save the queen, man." Next, as with seemingly every conclusion of a Biden public appearance, the 80-year-old president appeared confused about where he should go next, pointing to and fro and seeking guidance from someone off-stage.
"God save the queen" is an expression of British patriotism. Perhaps the next edition of Biden's presidential daily briefing should include a refresher on the fact that Americans declared independence from British royals almost 247 years ago. Briefers might also remind him that, with Queen Elizabeth's death nine months ago, the expression has toggled to "God save the king."
While followers of the Lyndon LaRouche movement will see Biden's bizarre use of the statement as proof that British royals really do control the world's governments, most others will rightly view it as another indicator of his declining mental health.
Todd Gillman, the Washington Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News, who covered the event as a pool reporter, was as baffled as the rest of us, telling his fellow journalists:
"Those watching online heard the final utterance of president Biden at the gun summit -- god save the queen man -- several of you have asked me why he might have said that -- I have no idea "Other poolers likewise have no idea."
Though Gillman was perplexed, and though this appears to be a damning sign of Biden's mental struggles, the incident is nowhere to be found in Gillman's own reporting on the speech to a gun violence summit hosted by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT). Biden renewed his call to "ban AR-15 rifles and high-capacity magazines...They’re not only a weapon of war, they’re the single biggest driver of profit [for gunmakers]. Profit, profit, profit.”
Believe it or not, "God save the queen" wasn't even the nuttiest thing Biden said in Connecticut. Bragging about his administration's attack on stabilizing braces for firearms, Biden said, "Put a pistol on a brace and it turns into a gun...makes it [so] you can have a...higher-caliber bullet coming out of that gun."
According to Biden putting a pistol in a brace makes it a higher caliber gun! Why do they keep letting this buffoon speak?pic.twitter.com/xuejevsBqf— Chaos Memer (@Chaos_Memer) June 16, 2023
Biden's inexplicable rhetorical curtsy to the UK monarchy and his preposterous gibberish about firearm braces come shortly after his speech at the US Air Force Academy was overshadowed by a serious fall on stage.
BREAKING: Biden takes a big fall on stage just now at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation pic.twitter.com/GxkMbpyoNo— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) June 1, 2023
At an April White House event for staffers' children, Biden couldn't remember the last foreign country he'd visited -- even though that trip came just 13 days earlier. Adding to the dark comedy, it was a child who bailed Biden out, shouting "Ireland!" Biden responded, "How'd you know that?!"
Joe Biden is asked by a kid the last country he visited and he can’t remember. He was in Ireland last week, which he didn’t remember until a kid told him. Good lord: pic.twitter.com/xpnklgA6sP— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 27, 2023
Also in April, a photographer caught Biden with a cheat sheet not only telling him which reporter to call on at a press conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, but also giving him the reporter's full question in advance.
Remember when the intelligence agency controlled politicians and media were pushing the 25th amendment for Trump even though there was zero evidence for it? Now we have this senile clown demoralizing our country and not one peep about the 25th Amendment.— Glockford Files (@GlockfordFiles) June 16, 2023
Ratified in 1967, the 25th Amendment provides a mechanism for the removal of a president who's deemed unable to perform his presidential duties. Here's the key passage:
Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Of course, we're in no rush to see the vacuous Kamala Harris installed as president. America doesn't want that either. Her reputation is so poor that a liberal group has just announced it will spend "tens of millions" to bolster her ratings -- an extraordinary development that springs from the knowledge that 2024 voters are going to be intensely focused on the fact that Harris is a heartbeat away being chief executive -- and that the already-failing Biden would be 86-years-old at the end of a second term.
If nothing else, this latest Biden folly should motivate the Democratic Party to reconsider its decision to rig the 2024 nomination by foregoing debates -- despite the fact that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr is garnering 16% support in Democrat polls just two months after announcing his candidacy, and despite 41% of Americans telling CNN pollsters that a second Biden term would be "a disaster."