I won't spend much time on Zhou Baiden's appearance on TV last night, not in the sense of parsing what he read. It's the type of thing that, if you waste much time thinking about it, will probably just make you stupid. If you roll in that kinda stuff, well, you start to smell like it. That's what my father used to say when I was young, and it's still true. Moreover, there are plenty of others to do that--Andrea Widburg, for example, does a terrific job: Biden’s scary, boring, and bizarre address to the nation.
However, I will take a stab at the Why? question. What was the real point of this exercise, if it wasn't to communicate information in the normal sense of: facts?
Until I learn otherwise, my assumption is that this was the best substitute for a Zhou SOTU that his handlers could dream up--something they thought they could pull off and maybe get away with. They must not have believed at this point that they could pull off a full blown SOTU in front of the nation. Nor a full blown press conference--the two traditional things that legit, mentally there, presidents do very early on in their administration. I assume that the Zhou Baiden regime feels that it's between a rock and a hard place. They knew all along that they'd need to pull a switcheroo and foist Kama Sutra on the nation, but they also knew--despite the brazenness of Election 2020 in all its aspects--that that move would take some finessing. That means they felt they would need some time to prepare the nation because, let's face, nobody actually voted for Kama Sutra. But here they are, they need time, yet Zhou's mental state may force action sooner than they'd like. The only dodge is to try to put off the demands for the constitutionally mandated SOTU or the traditional presser by feeding the public--and even the press--this pablum.
In the meantime, I'll second a point that Widburg made:
3. Biden kept saying that he was going to tell the truth. He quoted a woman he allegedly met who told him her heart’s desire: “‘I just want the truth. The truth. Just tell me the truth.’”
“Tell the truth,” Biden said again.”
“My fellow Americans,” he said, you’re owed nothing less than the truth.”
Later, he added, “I will tell you the truth.”
And then he said, “In the coming weeks and months, I’ll be traveling along with the first lady” and a whole host of others, “to tell you the truth.”
See? No solo flights for Zhou. This schtick last night was as close to solo as his handlers--his unlicensed doctor and the other handlers--dared allow Zhou.
Do you know who says things like that? Someone who’s lying.
That's exactly the kind of thing our instructors told us in interview training. When someone tells you--especially repeatedly--that they're gonna tell you the truth, be very skeptical. It's like another classic line: Let me be frank. That means they're gonna try to pull the wool over your eyes. What does that tell you about the state of mind of the people who wrote that dreck?
What was a bit surprising, though, was that Zhou's handlers repeatedly went for the Big Lie--the really Big Lie. I won't dwell on it, because I don't wanna get stupid. Still ...
The patently false claim that
“A year ago, we were hit with a virus that was met with silence and spread unchecked, denials for days, weeks, then months.”
That's so false that even the MSM has been calling BS on this claim. The real intent behind this Big Lie appears to be to try to dupe America into accepting the Dem New Normal of lockdowns everywhere for an indefinitely extended period. A bit like the military occupation of the Imperial City on the Potomac. For fear of more 'insurrections' of the sort that even Bezos' WaPo is sniggering about. And to bolster all this lying they're going to drag Bush, Clinton, and Obama out to do a PSA on vaxxing. I do hope that President Trump was asked--and refused. Why degrade himself, both personally and--more importantly at this point--politically? Nice try, but I don't think this will fly with the American people.
Another Big Lie was the attempt to blame President Trump for the increased rate of African American attacks targeting East Asian Americans (the people we used to call Orientals)--especially frail and elderly men:
“Vicious hate crimes against Asian Americans who have been attacked, harassed, blamed, and scapegoated.”
That's a dead giveaway. The narrative on the Left is that African Americans--but seemingly not the rest of the nation--were fooled by President Trump into believing that East Asian American's are somehow to blame for Covid and should be attacked and even killed. Orange Man bad.
Who's about to believe that? Only the most committed members of the Dem base. Ordinarily aware Americans--including African Americans and East Asian Americans--know that this narrative is no more than the usual Big Lie that Dems believe they need to keep repeating. If they don't keep repeating it, people may--like reporters are beginning to do--start asking questions. That has to have Zhou's handlers very worried, and especially since the much younger Kama Sutra seems no more adept at handling questions than the clearly struggling Zhou.
How long can this continue?
UPDATE: Mostly just because it's really so good, but also for the short clip of what can only be described as the android Zhou Baiden woodenly repeating his lines:
Full Tucker Carlson segment responding to the DOD's criticisms of his show:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 12, 2021
"If the Pentagon can show that pregnant pilots are the best, we will be the first to demand an entire air force of them."
"The U.S. military is not a vehicle for achieving equity." pic.twitter.com/kK2mZBWrOr