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Biden lacks testicular fortitude**

Biden lacks testicular fortitude**

Biden’s presidency has been marked by a lack of the type of leadership it takes to lead the world’s leading nation.  He lacks strength.  He lacks commitment.  He lacks determination.  He lacks  …  uh …  on yeah … testicular fortitude.  (Not exactly the euphemism you hear at the local bar on Friday night.)

We live in a world of autocratic bullies – Putin, Xi, Kim and Ali Khamenei — and Biden has proven to be too easily bullied.

  1. Biden campaigned as a moderate – a centrist who would bring the nation together.  Instead, he has been bullied by the radical left element in the Democratic Party.  If judged on policies alone, Biden has arguably governed as the most leftwing President in American history – surpassing even his former boss President Barack Obama.
  2. When it is obvious that the southern border needs to be closed, Biden cannot find the gumption (a better word?) to impose corrective policies because of the bullying he gets from the open borders crowd.
  • Biden was a one-time pro-life Catholic but has been bullied by the siren calls from the feminist left into being the most actively pro-abortion President in American history.
  • When given the power and opportunity to win the war in Afghanistan, Biden sheepishly surrendered to the Taliban terrorists.
  • Biden was cowed into a too little/too late policy with Ukraine after Russian despot Putin rattled his nuclear missiles.
  • Biden gave a stirring speech in support of Israel declaration of war on Hamas.  That is until he was bullied by the leftwing antisemites in his own party.  He then joined the Hamas propaganda network.
  • After demonizing Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Salman al Saud for his alleged involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Biden travels to Riyadh to fist bump the Crown Prince and beg for oil – which he did not get.
  • In virtually all dealing with Iran, the Biden administration has demonstrated a lack of testicular fortitude.  He pays out billions of dollars for hostages and then claims it was not ransom.  He pleads for a nuclear deal with Iran even as Iran attacks the United States.
  • In dealing for the release of Russian-held hostages, Biden always gives more than he (America) receives.  One sports figure in return for Putin’s personal arms dealer and international terrorist.
  • Biden is afraid to hold Iran accountable for its role in the Hamas attack on Israel …or for its more than one hundred attacks on U.S. military personnel and assets by Iran surrogates.
  • Biden takes virtually no actions in response to the growing belligerence of China’s President Xi.  As Xi increases his aggressive behavior against United States’ world leadership, Biden’s policy is to ignore or placate. 
  • One might even say that Biden is bullied by his son, Hunter, into being an enabler.

Even when Biden was at the top of his game in the early days of his presidency, he was not what one would call a “strong leader.”  And now that age is diminishing his physical and mental abilities, he is pathetically weak.  It has led to speculation that others around him are pulling the strings.  Biden seems to have joined Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt as presidents in office longer than they should be.

It is increasingly obvious that Biden is too old and too weak for a second term.

So, there ‘tis.

** The term “testicular fortitude” is not this author’s invention.  Nor is it a new term.  It is derived from a term coined by Ohio State coach John Wilce in 1916.  He called it “intestinal fortitude” – or having “guts.”  As far as the record shows, it was paraphrased and popularized into “testicular fortitude” (and you know what that means) in the 1990s by WWE personality Mick Foley, known to wrestling fans as “Mankind.”  So, now you know.

About The Author

Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

29 Comments

  1. Jim wampler

    That idiot couldn’t lead a circle jerk People praising him are lower than snake shit.

  2. FRANK STETSON

    Only a wampler could find the leader in a circle-jerk……. practice, practice, practice.

    • Jim wampler

      Or your daughter

  3. Frank stetson

    Go wampler yourself.

  4. FRANK STETSON

    happy new years all.

    1. “Biden has arguably governed as the most leftwing President in American history – surpassing even his former boss President Barack Obama.” OBAMA, LBJ (Medicare, The Great Society), FDR (Social Security), TR, JC, HT, JFK, AL, even RN, and GF — to name a few.

    Argue away!

    • Hank tilley

      It’s time to put a stop to it. MAGA. . Let’s get a movement started. We the people can take the country back. I’m sick and tired of communists pushing us around.

      • FRANK STETSON

        You did have your movement. And the nation put the brakes on it’s transgressions. We literally cleaned up your defections at the Capitol, arrested over 1,000, put over 400 in jail, a handful for over 100 years combined. We did not push your around, but we did follow the law when you broke it. And there’s more to come. Much more. And when you fuck up again, we will continue to be a nation ruled by law, not by the lawless.

        • Jim wampler

          You commie motherfuckers don’t know what law and order is. So come and get us asshole. Trump will keep his pardon pen ready Just saying. We are never going to be governed by commiecrats

    • FRANK STETSON

      Presidents who are more liberal than Joe Biden, who is a moderate, at best.

      FDR – Can you say The New Deal? Massive banking regulations, work programs for the unemployed, farm subsidies, Social Security, minimum wage, forty-hour work week, child labor restrictions, consumer protection laws invented, ended Republican ban on alcohol, UN began, and even The Wagner Act. FYI: he proposed a second bill o rights with healthcare, education, and anti-trust laws.

      LBJ – Can you say The Great Society? Civil rights bills (guess you can call that conservative if you want), More consumer protection laws, environmental protection laws, laws to make food stamps a permanent program, created Medicare and Medicaid (with the worst funding architecture from the General Fund, if that ain’t socialism, what is?), increased federal funding of public schools, infrastructure, planted flowers on the super highways for Ladybird). Hey, this guy used to get snockered at my FIL’s club, grab the violinist, and go to the payphone to play Yellow Rose of Texas to Ladybird, long distance from NYC. True story and certainly a wild liberal.

      TR – Reformer who drove the first Progressive Era. He broke up monopolies, passed consumer protection laws, and ran once as a Progressive Bull Moose where he supported: national healthcare, social insurance, a minimum wage, an eight hour workday, limits on lobbying, an inheritance tax, the direct election of senators, and women’s suffrage.

      JC – Can you say ineffective – Tried implement a healthcare single payer system but did pass consumer protection laws, environmental protection laws, loosened immigration quotas, pursued nuclear disarmament, promoted human rights, brought peace between Israel and Egypt, and created the Departments of Education and Energy. He was also called for equal rights for the LGBTQ community, supported the Equal Rights Amendment and post Presidency, he called for the decriminalization of Marijuana and prostitution, has shown concern over the growing wealth inequality.

      • larry Horist

        Frank Stetson … Your obsession to be the anti-Larry Horist has you saying stupid crap. Each may have had some liberal policies. None of those presidents come close to the current woke, leftwing policies of the Biden Administrations and the Democrats far left anti-American values. And many of your examples were conservative policies. You make yourself look like an idiot.

      • Joe Gilbertson

        Obama was one of the most liberal of all time, and was the worst president because he actively undermined freedoms in the U.S. Joe Biden is second worst because he has allowed unbelievable damage to happen. Whether or not you think he is under the influence of the Chinese, he could not have been directed by them with worse results.

        Whether Joe is the most liberal or not is irrelevant because his brain is gone, the country is being run by other people. So collectively they are the second worst President.

        • FRANK STETSON

          Uh oh, Joe says Horist is wrong. Meeting time. Someone needs to be retrained to have head shaped like punching bag……

  5. Elwin P Valberg

    It is obvious to the majority that there is no leadership coming from the present person in the office of president. Why it is taking so long to remove him is beyond me! I agree that we must start legislating in accordance with the MAGA movement which will start to return us to what our forefathers meant.
    Elwin

  6. FRANK STETSON

    “Trump will keep his pardon pen ready Just saying” Just saying it’s OK to let criminals loose IF they share your views which, last time I checked, don’t include a get-out-of-jail free card for storming the Capitol because you babies are crying about loosing an election, fair and square, and you cannot prove differently, except outside the courtroom.

    Four Trump Lawyers — guilty of The Big Lie
    Rudy fined 148M for The Big Liel
    Trump’s $475 The Big Lie defamation suit DISMISSED
    Over 65 Trump The Big LIe legal cases — DISMISSED
    A half dozen state recounts done by deplorables —- FOUND NOTHING

    We have come and got you, asshole. We have charged you, we have arrested you, we have put you in jail when caught for breaking OUR laws. We already govern you, as you govern us, and we are all in this together. This motherfucker will never come for you unless you break OUR laws. I suggest that you chillax and learn to live with your neighbors.

    • Harold blankenship

      Like your leftist prosecutors turn criminals back on the streets And cashless bail? Don’t get me started

    • Jim wampler

      I suggest you cocksuckers don’t try and steal another election you piece of shit. We are more than ready for you next time. And you damned sure won’t govern us. So bring it on asshole. And help is on the way when the pardons are signed. And then your kind can quickly leave the country

    • larry Horist

      Frank Stetson … Do you every get tired or repeating you shop worn list of grievances over … and over …. and over … and over.? I assume not.

      • FRANK STETSON

        Ah, for Mr. Horist. And now for something completely different:

        Ah, PBP, the bastion of free speech. Where authors of the day speak of the issues of the day, eliciting comments from free speech advocates in intelligent discourse and illuminating discussions. Viva la free speech, viva la Trumplicants, using PBP free speech to bring forth ideas like:

        “I’m sick and tired of communists pushing us around.”

        “Or your daughter.”

        “You commie motherfuckers don’t know what law and order is. So come and get us asshole.”

        “I suggest you cocksuckers don’t try and steal another election you piece of shit. We are more than ready for you next time.”

        “So bring it on asshole. And help is on the way when the pardons are signed.” Ah, once you have the guys who injured 140 cops in one day, you call that “help” for what you want to do…….

        “This country is so divided. ( thank you OBAMA & BIDEN)” Yeah, baby, like it’s totally our fault. TOTALLY… You’re the victims here. TOTALLY.

        “We must start legislating in accordance with the MAGA movement which will start to return us to what our forefathers meant:” DEBT, massive DEBT. Ripping babies from mother’s arms. MORE DEBT.

        “And then your kind can quickly leave the country.”

        “And take care of yourself and enjoy Cuba. And take your daughter with you.”

        These valuable insights by very stupid rat-faced dick head sons of bitches, enabled by PBP’s free speech extremism adding no value whatsoever to the national discourse in ways one can’t imagine. Or would want to. So, here’s a New Year’s xuxx xox to Joe, Larry, and the money-grabbing hard right wing Magarat gang. There tis shit the Lord’s work you are doing here, doing it the mxxxxxxxxxing right way, for the mxxxxxxxxxing deplorable right, every day, all day, and twice on Sunday, the Lord’s Day.

        Or maybe make PBP and the world a better place with a simple rule, like the golden rule, that you enforce: no ad hominem, no cussing, no personal attacks, and no attacking close relatives. I think you can do it, amazingly still have extreme free speech, OR continue to be the stupid dxxxxxxxs xxxx faces that you appear to be under the current regime.

  7. Cindy Dandrea

    Its hard to reply with all the bullshit I’ve just been reading from the comments. !!! This country is so divided. ( thank you OBAMA & BIDEN) that it’ll take a miracle to right all the wrongs done and still doing by these people and their weaponized government !!!!!!!!!

    • Jim wampler

      Cindy you can thank your democrats

  8. Frank stetson

    Oh jim, that is really funny.

    • Harold blankenship

      And take care of yourself and enjoy Cuba. And take your daughter with you

  9. Frankbstetson

    Garold, Cuba?

    You do realize I have no daughter except perhaps yours, but I doubt she’s that old. I am a total capitalist, earn my living from investing based on income earned in the employ of ATT and it’s offspring because I do business well.

    I your concern about my personal affairs, but really, can’t either of you stay on topic and out of my personal laundry?

    Or do you just want to get more personal? Toss some more ad hominem? Little ghetto trash talk? Cuz I was born there, our family store was there, I can dig it if you desire to continue this line of bullshit.

    Or you can refute, join in , some real discussion.

  10. AC

    Larry,
    You exceeded expectation with this one.
    How low can you go and still consider your stuff actual journalism.
    2024 will see you willow deeper still feeding your Biden is evil obsession, sick. You only pull yourself down.

  11. FRANK STETSON

    2. Biden cannot find the gumption to impose corrective policies because of the bullying he gets from the open borders crowd. NOR CAN REPUBLICANS WHO OWN THE HOUSE. IMMIGRATION IS A PROBLEM BIGGER THAN THE WHITE HOUSE, BIGGER THAN THE HOUSE, WILL TAKE ALL BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT TO SOLVE RIGHT, SOLVE ONCE AND FOR ALL TIME. FACT: THE LEAST PRODUCTIVE HOUSE IN OVER A CENTURY, THEY DON’T HAVE THE BALLS TO DO ANYTHING PRODUCTIVE EXCEPT FOX QUOTES. FEW PIECES OF LEGISLATION, FEWER THAT PASS THE SENATE. PLETHORA OF POINTLESS, PERSONAL INVESTIGATIONS WHERE CONGRESS IS EVEN GOING AFTER A HUNTER BIDEN, NOT EVEN IN OFFICE.

    • larry Horist

      Frank Stetson … And now you take up the online version of screaming. LOL Screaming is what people do when then lose their mind and know they cannot be taken seriously in civil discourse. Looks like you going to be even more unhinged in the new year. LOL To you point. Yes, it is a shared problem, but most of the open borders has been coming from Democrat policies — or lack there of — and Biden has been in charge for the past 2-plus years. He could do many things to secure the border, but he has done the opposite. And as usual, you drop in your unrelated grievance issues. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  12. FRANK STETSON

    Mr. Horist comes at me this fine sunny morning three separate times focusing on the issues with his laser-like analysis offering no facts besides he’s right, I am wrong, and I am “shop worn” (whatever that is), obsessed, anti-American, and many other last names……

    On his sole argument that Biden is woke, leftwing, anti-American, far left, and that the “many” policies I listed are actually conservative but you figure it out, he offers no proof, no substantiation, no evidence. So, tis bullshit.

    As far as the rest of his personal stuff; Horist you have been repeating the same old crap since the 60’s. Grow up, grow a pair, have an original idea. Your obsession that entirely seems to be with me, and not with the facts, is astounding. To think someone with any intelligence whatsoever would call Joe Biden woke, far left and anti-American is preposterous and sounds like Trumpism to me. Lies. Unproven lies.

    To paraphrase Horist: You have lost your mind, if you ever had one. You are unhinged, looks like more unhinged in this new year, you should not be taken seriously until you offer a civil discourse. Quit machine gunning me with multiple posts that say nothing of substance. “To you point .” First you blame Biden, then you say it’s shared but mostly Democrats. Again, no proof. And Joe says Obama is more liberal than Biden; uh oh, somebody got some ‘splaining to do….

    Good thing you hide in PBP, you wouldn’t stand a chance elsewhere. Quit reading my posts — you promised. Remember? Oh wait, you have CRS.

    • larry Horist

      My. my.my. Little Frankie has gotten himself into a frazzle. Whine and insult as you will, you just are an old guy obsessed with your desire to pontificate to the world when in fact, you have less audience than I have fingers. And it is just not me that you engage in with your Quixotic rants. You respond to almost everything written on PBP. You are obsessed with PBP. I cannot help but wonder if your narcissistic view of your importance is seen on other sites. As if it would be even humanly possible for you to spend more time at your lonely computer than you do on PBP. You discovered that Joe and I do not always agree. WOW! You seem to be under the notion that Joe only allows things on PBP with which he agrees. If that were the case, would you be allowed to rant and rave on PBP as you do? Think about that. Your constant begging me to respond to you point by point is not going to work. I do not have the kind of time to waste on you that you seem to have to spend on PBP. And in case you did not notice, I do occasionally respond to points made by others who make salient points in a civilized manner — and make good points. Things you do not.

      • FRANK STETSON

        Little frankie? Spanky’s back and there’s gonna be whining, name calling, and nothing but personal bullshit.

        “you have less audience than I have fingers.” who’s obsessed and counting everyone who reads my stuff? Obessessed much?

        Obsessed with PBP —- low hanging fruit my friend. Dipshits like you can’t even muster a response beyond the third-grade personal stuff. You just love sticking your nose in my personal space. What a dick.

        Yet beyond calling me every name in the book, this asshole rarely can rarely respond to the issues except in the dickish way he once again demonstrates above. NOT ONE ISSUE mentioned.

        You can call me Mr Guilty. Mr. Guilty is my name. I’m really sorry, here is my apology. You’re a victim, you’re just a pawn in my cruel game. I am wrong to string you along, and really, really, I am completely full of shame. To make up for all my damage done, there’s not a lot I can do. You’re a crybaby, a mouse that is not a man. I’m your archvillain, guilty of a dreadful crime. All your tears and whining, it’s finally made me see. I deserve the shame, I deserve the blame, the guilt it all belongs to me. Yes, you are innocent, you’ve been had, I’m the cad, but at least at last I know.

        Cry. Cry me a river.