Biden’s Bad Day In PA

Saturday wasn’t a very good day for Joe Biden. He was campaigning in Pennsylvania, a state he HAS to win if he’s going to win the presidency. And it looks as if problems almost from the start.

First of all, the message that Biden got out during the final debate this past week was that he swore up and down that he’d NEVER ban fracking. When Donald Trump pressed him on the obvious gaffe, and said that he had video of him saying it, Biden told him to “put it up on your website.” Trump did. In fact, there were no fewer than six different scenes of Biden telling people and campaign rallies, and debates that he was going to do away with fracking, and in fact the oil industry as a whole. Now, while environmentalists and AOC types out there might love to hear about that, it absolutely falls flat and hurts you in states like Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma, and West Virginia, and Texas.

And Biden happened to be in Pennsylvania on Saturday. Of course, after the debates, his campaign staff tried valiantly to walk back his remarks, commenting that banning fracking wasn’t what he meant. He meant he wasn’t going to allow NEW fracking on federal lands. But of course, that’s not what the video clips of him showed. And Trump has been running those clips in places like Texas and Pennsylvania, and Ohio, and any other place that might depend on fossil fuels for a living.

So, in PA, Biden got hammered when asked repeatedly about his statement. While talking to a CBS affiliate, Biden said, “Look I’m from Scranton, Pennsylvania. My great grandfather was a mining engineer. So I come from coal country. And I’m not talking about eliminating fracking, I just said no more fracking on federal lands,” Biden told the CBS affiliate . “With regard to gas, oil, coal all of it, the transition is taking place having nothing to do with anything I’m proposing. The fact is that the fastest growing industries in the country are solar and wind. We can move in a direction where the transition takes place, so that people are not left behind, and we we got to invest in the new technologies.” 

In a later interview with NBC’s affiliate, Biden chimed in, “I will not ban fracking, I said no fracking on federal land. I will not ban fracking, number one,” Biden said. “Number two, the coal and, excuse me, the natural gas industry, and oil is not going to be fundamentally changed. They’re already in transition. What I’m saying is that we will not continue to subsidize, give tax breaks to the oil companies which amount to $40 billion. They will not get that, and that money will be put into research and development to figure out how to carbon capture what’s coming off of gas and oil.”

It didn’t sit well with folks in the Keystone State.

Add to that during a campaign stop in Bristol, PA, Biden had a “drive-in rally” where folks could come in their cars and hear him. As it turned out, there were actually more Trump supporters at the Biden rally than there were Biden supporters. So much so, that CNN had to state that it looked like it was turning into a Trump rally. And Biden wasn’t happy about it either, stating, “I’m running as a proud Democrat, but I will govern as an American president,” he said. “I’ll work as hard for those who don’t support me as those who do, including those chumps with the microphone out there. Look, that’s the job of the president. The duty to care for everyone. The duty to heal.”

“Those chumps with a microphone out there”? Really? He’s letting two dozen people with a bullhorn upset him? This is another of Biden’s “deplorables” moments. It’s obvious that the pressure is getting to him. He saw himself hiding in his basement, letting Donald Trump make all of the mistakes and misquotes as Trump is often apt to do, and he skated. People said they were going to vote for Biden because they didn’t like Trump. Well, that seems to be changing now that Biden is out on the campaign trail and having to make more than one stop a day.

It becomes painfully obvious that if Biden is going to get rattled by a bullhorn and a couple of dozen cars, China and Russia, and Iran are going to have a field day with this guy if he ever gets elected.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

5 thoughts on “Biden’s Bad Day In PA

  1. Nearly 60 million American’s have cast early votes and most pundits will speculate that those early votes are for Biden. Problem is, just because those ballots may be from registered Democrats doesn’t mean they’re voting for Sleepy Joe!?!? Many States won’t even start counting those ballots until election day!

    I’ve got to believe, by simply judging the size of the crowds, that Trump will win reelection. Wasn’t that the same indication when the Massaiah Obama beat Crooked Hillary?

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