EXTRA! First The Saudis, Now The Mexicans?

It would appear that’s the case. I’m referring to countries that are turning their nose up to accepting invitations, or phone calls from the President of the United States. It’s been well documented that the Saudis won’t accept telephone calls from Joe Biden, and that when he wants to communicate with the kingdom, he has to do this circuitous dance through several countries in order to get his message through.

Now, Mexico is balking at meeting with Biden.

It all started because Joe wanted to hold a “Summit of the Americas”. But whoops. Joe didn’t invite Cuba, Nicaragua, or Venezuela to the event. Why? Because he wanted to invite only countries that upheld “democratic principles”. That got Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador all bent out of shape.

Obrador, who is slated to meet with Biden in July anyway, said he’s going to skip this week’s summit, because if your intent is to “unify the region”, you should be inviting everybody. And when Biden snubbed those three rather socialist countries, Obrador got his nose out of joint over it. But he does have a point.

We’ve seen this before from Biden. Remember back during the campaign? He said HE was the candidate that could bring America together. Well, he kind of did, but not in the way he was thinking of. He was trying to tell Americans that he could work with Republicans. Instead, he has basically united America against Joe Biden, as poll after poll show Biden losing more and more approval in the things he’s doing. He’s now solidly in the 30% range, and White House officials are worried that he will be compared to Jimmy Carter as one of the worst presidents ever.

And now we see that Biden wants to “unify the Americas”, but only those countries that hold democratic principles. That means that if your country isn’t a democracy, if you are a socialist country like Cuba, or Venezuela, or Nicaragua, you’re not invited! That has to really upset the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and AOC’s Wackjob 5!

Once again, a Biden flub turns into an international event that is going to take all the gumption of the White House staff to walk back, make apologies to, and hopefully not be too damaged over. But as Obrador said yesterday, “There cannot be a summit if all countries are not invited.”

Whether you like Mexico’s president or not, you have to give they guy credit for standing up to what he believes in…and he’s got a point. What is the sense of holding a unifying event if the only ones you’re going to invite to the party are people that you agree with? Another great moment in a Biden presidency!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!


8 thoughts on “EXTRA! First The Saudis, Now The Mexicans?

  1. I am not surprised that an American president would disregard our Latin neighbors. Heck, we’ve been doing it almost from the first day the Republic was formed. What does surprise me, though, is that a president of Mexico has more democratic ideals, more common sense, more gentlemanly qualities, and more raw intelligence than a sitting president of the United States. Maybe if we put on our best face, we can talk President Obrador into running against Biden next time around. If not, here’s what I predict will happen over the next ten or twenty years: Mexican presidents will be trying to convince their citizens to support a border wall between Mexico and the U.S. We Anglos sure have screwed up everything we’ve touched since around 1789 and I’m also wondering if those Texans aren’t wishing they’d kept their independent Republic.

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  2. Well… AMLO’s equivalent of Sec of State will be there. What should we have done? Invite Maduro? Diaz-Canal? Daniel Ortega? Obrador is not a serious actor on the world stage and most people in Mexico, even his most rabid fans, will tell you so.

    He’s a leftist version of Trump… Mexico first. At least that’s where he’ll plant his flag until he needs or help.

    At least we didn’t publicly humiliate our neighbor to the south over this as the Bush Admin did after 9/11.

    The ongoing difficulties in our relationship really go back to that point and our inability at a specific point in time to capitalize on the very real opportunity both countries had to build something mutually beneficial and special.

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    1. You sound much more in tune to Mexican politics than I am…and I’m assuming you’re referring to NAFTA when we “humiliated our neighbor to the south”? That’s the only thing I can think of. Please correct me if I’m wrong!


      1. I was speaking to Pres Bush and the post 9/11 admonition that if you are not with us against terrorism, and that was defined as sending soldiers or tangible aid, you’re against us.

        The problem for Mexico was this… they did support us, but could offer no aid of any kind because, as our diplomats should have known, the Mexican Constitution forbids involvement in any way in a military conflict absent a direct attack on Mexico.

        As a result of their “not with us” stance, the relationship between Bush and the then pres of Mexico, Vicente Fox was forever poisoned. Because the US made a big public deal of demanding Mexico, as our neighbor, join us.

        A huge diplomatic screw up.

        As for Mustang’s idea that AMLO has “more democratic ideals, more common sense, more gentlemanly qualities, and more raw intelligence than a sitting president of the United States” is laughable.

        You couldn’t get anyone in Mexico, even the biggest AMLOvers, of which there are many, to agree with that.

        Sure, he’s better than the last guy, Peña Nieto, but that’s not saying much.

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