Joe Biden’s inflation crisis is worse than Jimmy Carter’s, and worse yet than Bill Clinton’s
It all started like this: Obama gets a phone call from the president of the United States, and, out of the blue, asks him to come over. Then the president gets out of his helicopter, which he’s flying back from Florida to Delaware, and he has a cup of ice-cold coffee in his hand. He gives the drink to his vice president. Now Biden’s been doing this for a long time, and he’s gotten used to it. If you ask him why he does it, he’ll answer calmly and simply, without a trace of sarcasm. It’s an instinctive, automatic response. “I’m just an instinctive, automatic response.”
When he was a prosecutor, Biden understood the basic rule of criminal prosecution: if you don’t catch the guy who committed the crime, you can’t convict him. He used this basic concept to prosecute corrupt politicians all over New York, he used it when he was the attorney for Bill Clinton. It was an intuitive, basic, and well-understood process: the government is going to say that it’ll drop the case if there’s evidence. So the prosecutor keeps the investigation open, and keeps the evidence, and keeps the witnesses, until he has enough to go to trial, with witnesses, and evidence.
If the prosecutor is going to find evidence against a criminal, or if he has enough evidence to convince a judge that the crime was committed, then he gets a trial.
Now, Biden also knows the first thing about politics: he doesn’t want to get called a liar, or a crook. So he won’t say, “I don’t remember this,” even if he has no memory of it. He won’t say, “I can’t remember this,” even if he remembers it perfectly. He also won’t say, “I just can’t remember this