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White House Peddling Superman Biden … and They are Not Joking

White House Peddling Superman Biden … and They are Not Joking

In recent weeks, the Democrat strategy to get President Biden elected to a second term has unfolded.  It is no longer an effort to explain away his policy failures … his gaffes … his senior moments … or his frequent falls and near falls.  The is no appreciating the economic fear and pain being felt by the American people.  No.  No.  No.  

All that is brushed aside for a campaign of political canonization.   Or put another way, Biden is an intellectual and physical SUPERMAN.

Aides describe the elderly Biden as full of energy.  Staffers half his age cannot keep up with him – so they say.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre attested to his phenomenal energy.  In addition, he is a mental powerhouse – a man who relies on years of experience as a Washington establishmentarian to out negotiate …  out maneuver … and outwit his political adversaries.

One of the first to get the proverbial “memo” from the White House was MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell – arguably the network’s most mendacious propaganda spinner (with everyone else in the MSNBC line-up in a close second place).

According to O’Donnell, Biden is a political genius.  He was brilliant in his handling of the (phony) debt ceiling crisis.  O’Donnell claimed that Biden’s abandoning his firmly stated position that he would not sign anything but a “clean” Debt Ceiling Bill – and wound-up negotiating concessions from that position – was a brilliant strategy.  He did not cave.  He only made it “appear” that he caved to trick House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.  Of course, that makes absolutely no sense – but such extreme bullpoop rarely does.

O’Connell’s re-write of history reminded me of Inspector Clouseau in the “Pink Panther” movies.  Every time he stumbled, he would get up and insist that the pratfall was planned for some implied cleaver reason.

Within days, the entire team of Biden media lackies were on script.  Biden is a genius.  “Morning Joe’s” Mike Barnicle was waxing on about how Biden’s long experience in Washington has made him a premier negotiator – with no peers.   Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and the rest of the “Morning Joe” cast were all singing the praises of the President from the White House song sheet.

Despite the fact that most Americans feel the economy is in bad shape – and the nation is going in the wrong direction – the canonization crowd describes Biden as an economic genius who has produced the best economy in history.  The only problem is that the people back home are too stupid to realize how good they have it.

Despite Biden’s incredibly light work schedule – and his lazy days back home in Delaware on most weekends – staffers and sycophants keep talking about his heavy workload – and his superhuman ability to keep up with it.

Team Biden is peddling the image of a virile, competent, sound-minded President working tirelessly every day – producing nothing but good things for the American people.  That is what they want us to see.

But … what do we see?

We see a President who seems to have old-age stability problems.  We see a President with a very light daily schedule – often with nothing on the schedule for the entire day.  We see a President whose public appearances and press conferences are rare and tightly controlled.  We see a President who seems to have senior moments when left on his own.  He forgets.  He gets confused.  He gaffes.  He needs cheat sheets to tell him to say hello to meeting participants – and to take his seat.  We see a President who needs pre-planned questions from the press – with prepared answers.

And what about the economy?  We see – and feel – the ravages of inflation – an inflation partly caused by Biden’s war on domestic oil production and reckless federal spending.  We see a humanitarian crisis at the border – a crisis that Biden refuses to address, at best, or promotes, at worse.

We see the unprecedented impact of crime on our communities.  As a result, we see massive looting and shoplifting that has businesses abandoning high-crime communities and cities.  We see the impact of illegal immigration on crime and drug addiction.  

We still remember Biden’s unilateral decision to precipitously surrender in Afghanistan – and his snail-pace support of the war in Ukraine.

The White House’s reaction to what we see is like that line from the Marx brothers’ movie.  “Who you going to believe, me or your lying eyes.”  Considering the fact that Biden’s favorable rating hovers in the mid 30 or low 40 percentiles, I guess we know the answer.

Perhaps the efforts to polish Biden’s image would not be such a failure if the claims were not so profoundly preposterous.

So, there ‘tis.

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.


  1. Crackerjack

    What a Superman he can’t even climb stairs or walk off a stage without falling his policy sucks and he is a moron

  2. Joe

    Super joe,u have to be a delusional,narcistic, crackpot, to believe that kind of bs and propaganda.Chronic,lying,senile,frail,old,puppet fool,,joe the traitor,and puppet master.He will never be any more, than the laughing stock of america and the world.He leads a circus of clowns and idiots, that are out of touch with reality,and totally incompetent,failures, for america and the world.

  3. frank stetson

    And your guy is a twice-impeached, adjudicated sex abuser and defamer, who cheated people with his University, his Charities, and his Businesses and now stands indicted for espionage amongst other things. This fat ass even has the nerve to call his own guy, his savior, Bill Barr a weak lying fat ass who can’t fit in a chair who was a mistake to hire (from a guy who hires BESTEST and never makes a MISTAKE). Trump, one of our fattest Presidents ever said that.

    • larry Horist

      Frank Stetson … You repetitious responses are getting … repetitious. You cannot even discuss other issues without coming around to your mantra against Trump. This commentary has NOTHING to do with Trump. Just another opportunity for you to use PBP to vent with a child-like tantrum that is off subject — or more precisely on the only subject that dominates your brain. And as a person slightly overweight, I take umbrage of you slur of fat people — as if that has anything to do with … anything. . You really make me laugh — and not WITH you.

      • frank stetson

        Stand by your man……

        Talk about repetition, how about your emotional Biden vendetta. One old man calling the other too old. Calling O’Donnell “mendacious” cuz it sounds better than liar. What do you expect, your side has branded him Sleepy Joe, Brandon (as in FUCK BIDEN), FJB (as in FUCK JOE BIDEN), moron, whatever. Why wouldn’t they strike back?

        As I have shown, BIDEN might have orchestrated Putin’s dilemma. BIDEN may have orchestrated the debt ceiling outcome, even ending up a tad better than anticipated; I outline the facts showing the possibility. Sure wasn’t McCarthy’s over-the-top negotiation skills, not with that outcome. One can cave and win at the same time, happens all the time.

        “some implied cleaver reason.” Ward, Wally, or the Beav?

        “the canonization crowd describes Biden as an economic genius who has produced the best economy in history.” Bullshit, got source or pulling it out of your ass, again, as usual? “The only problem is that the people back home are too stupid to realize how good they have it.” Really, they said this too? Ditto on the “prove it.”

        “Despite Biden’s incredibly light work schedule – and his lazy days back home in Delaware on most weekends ” Really, a Trumplicant saying a President took too much time off? Yes, he goes to Delaware for the weekends, yes he goes to Camp David. But Trump took about the same time, the difference is Trump hardly ever went to Camp David, and we had to pay not only his travel, each trip being farther than Delaware, and to harden Bedminster, NYC, Mara Largo, Scotland, and God knows where else. The Trump week-end travel budget dwarves all other Presidents. More malarky.

        Yes, the record is shaky, but you accepted Trump as great so what do you know — the guy spent us into the poorhouse just like he does on a regular basis in business, and you fawn at his feet. So, sure, I give Biden the Mulligan for now because, unlike you and your guy, I think he has laid the foundation for a better future —- hopefully we see some signs by end of year. Otherwise, then I might join you, but not quite yet.

        • Tom

          Well I think the way Larry structured his article it does invite comparisons between the two men Biden and Trump. And I believe comparisons done in civil tone are fair game. You make a good point about Trump’s travel cost. I remember reading an article that pointed out that no president before him took more time off, and, his trips were the most expensive in total than any other president. And many of those trips were to his golf clubs so his company made money off of the tax payers while funding his often golf trips. The only Dem trip more expensive that I recall was Obama’s world goodbye tour. I think both men leave a lot to be desired but those were the choices we were given. I did like the picture though, Joe looked good in that suit. I was thinking maybe I might try to cut and paste that pic into Powerpoint and put my own face on it. :>)

          • larry Horist

            Tom … I think whataboutism when the commentary is not about the what about, comparisons are not warranted. At least you did address the commentary with your opinion besides doing the Trump thing — unlike Frank, who just went off on an emotional rant about Trump Every time someone address Trump’s issues, do you think it is useful to bring up questions of different law enforcement treatment with Hillary, Hunter and Joe. The other side calls that distraction. The leftwing media and social media even censored the Hunter story. Actually, they did more. They reported the White House lie about Russia chicanery — sort of like the lie about Trump conspiring with the Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Personally, I do not think of the Biden documents issue … Hunter’s many issues … and even the question of Biden taking bribes are connect to Trump’s issues. They should all be dealt with as separate issues — but with the same devotion and attention by our law enforcement agencies. The bad behavior of one does not exonerate or nullify bad behavior by others.

        • larry Horist

          Frank Stetson …. why do you keep making up shit to voice through that imaginary Larry Horist. Once again you said things about my positions and opinions that are so wrong that one can only assume you are hopeless ignorant or a liar. From all my writings — which you follow obsessively — you certainly know that I am no fan of Trump, as you often write. I have been critical of his personality and a number of his policies. But you do not seem to be able to comprehend what I write — so you create you personal Larry Horist that you infuse with you own opinions and mischaracterizations — your straw man. Every time you say what Larry Horist thinks … believes … has written … I know there is a lie forthcoming. You say I am “one old man calling another old man too old.” You are right. I am in better shape that old joe, but I have said that I am also too old to be President. So what is your point other than lashing out with mindless insults?

      • Americafirst

        Larry, I have figured out that Frank Stetson is not Frank Stetson. He is a Democrat, Deep State bot who is working on pure hate against Americans and Citizens of the United States. You should investigate to get to the truth. The garbage and hate It spews on you and all of us is incorrigible not to mention is traitorous. This Frank Stetson, plus he takes our First Amendment rights away from us by making only Its vies real. We do not appreciate this. It’s totally wrong on all counts. If this is a real human Frank Stetson, he would value all of our comments and try to rectify our comments, if wrong or off in any way with nicer speech. He doesn’t. He slams everyone that doesn’t agree. Perhaps I could do some remote viewing to find out if this AI a real human?

        • frank stetson

          Frank Stetson is most certainly not Frank Stetson. But I am a real boy.

          Awe — harsh words. I like “tough but fair” and suggest you try the receiving end that I am on and see how the other side lives, with these people from the time of Trump.

          If you think I am exhibiting: “pure hate against Americans and Citizens of the United States,” “garbage and hate,” and best of all —- anything “traitorous,” feel free to exercise your “First Amendment rights away” to make your “vies real.”

          Let me know the specifics, examples, and I will try for “nicer speech” in those cases.

          Or I will enjoy the laugh.

          • Somebody

            Frank, you are nasty person who deliberately tries to hurt other people. You are making us laugh at you & your kindergarten antics of speech. I took a screen shot of your replies and may use it in a lawsuit very soon. Many of us have had it with your disgusting speech. Soon you will learn a valuable lesson of how wrong you are. You are incredibly hateful of other people. I just did to you what you do to others. You have no shame. You have no compassion nor empathy. Shows that you really are an AI robot.

  4. Tom

    I honestly do not know if he is a superman or not. Last POTUS was a narcissistic control freak who felt nobody could do as good a job as him. He constantly interrupted people and would often not let his press secretary meet the press. He would meet the press instead. Now we have a guy who on the surface appears to be the opposite. He seems to let people do their job. He does not call them names in public. He appreciates loyalty and does not fly off the handle at people just doing their jobs, nor does he promote the masses to call for their hanging. He does not use vulgar expletives to describe the nature of other countries in places like, ummm, lets say Africa. He is happy not always being the center of attention and the center focal point of pictures.

    Sometimes it takes more strength to be quiet, hold back, and let others do their job instead of constantly interfering. Sometimes it takes much more strength to hold your tongue rather than say ugly things about everyone around you. The Book of James, Chapter 3: 4-14 talks all about the human tongue. It say, ” 4 And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong.
    5 In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. 6 And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself. 7 People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, 8 but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison.

    When I look at Biden’s schedule, which I view at ** I see what appears to be a full but average schedule I would expect for a POTUS. Nothing remarkable in his schedule. When I think about his gaffes, the number is only surpassed by the number of deliberate and stupid things said by Trump. They both fell going down a jet ramp. Biden suffers physical confusion about where to go next. Trump suffered mental confusion and often demented/warped thinking about relationships. So both men have plenty of infirmities if you want to look for them.

    But think about what the Book of James in Chapter three says again. Think about that, “but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison. ” Biden has managed for the most part to tame his tongue much better than Trump. Just maybe, the taming of the tongue is the true mark of a superman!

    • larry Horist

      Tom … As i have pointed out to Frank, this commentary is not about Trump. But at least you did respond with your defense of Biden’s work habits. You apparently have not followed the news about Biden’s unusually light work schedule — with nothing on the schedule for the better part of a day and weekends off in Delaware. He ran as a bunker candidate — and serves as a bunker President. I am just pointing out how far his staff and the media go in an effort to gloss over the reality with extreme exaggerations of virility and mental acuity. We all know better. Even those proffering that nonsense.

      • frank stetson

        Why do you have to bring me into almost every conversation. This one with Tom you still have to bring me up.

        You complain about Trump mentions in your Biden tedious tome by mentioning me. Wow, when can I get paid for providing so much fodder for your feast?

        • larry Horist

          Frank Stetson … You are making a fool of yourself. I was not aware that this was a private chat between you and Frank since it is on a public site and YOUR chat had nothing to do with the commentary. You simply use the platform to rant and rave. You say stuff that is just wrong or irrational. For example, you write: “You complain about Trump mentions in your Biden tedious tome by mentioning me.” You may think my “tome” is “tedious,” but where is my complaint “about Trump mentions” in that “tome”? I did not mention Trump.. and certainly did not complain about your imaginary “mentions.” that did not exist. You just write crap.

      • Tom

        Well Larry, rather than follow the news, I examined his actual published work schedule. Seemed about average to me. As for working on weekends, I see nothing wrong with taking weekends off if that is what he wishes to do. Most Americans take weekends off. I did see he had schedules for these weekend days, May13, 20, 21, June 10, and then I see he often has “pool call time” on weekends where the schedule defines this activity as press call briefings, (that’s the correspondent pool not the swimming pool) not actually time off. Now if the press does not take advantage of this, and give him time off, that is their issue, not his. So I question the reporting accuracy regarding his daily and weekend schedule. So to me his schedule is not an issue. I would urge you to take a look at his schedule for yourself at ** If he wants more family time and recharge time at his age, great.

        Yes, as far as building him up as a superman with extreme examples of virility, well I just shrug that off as politics. It shows they are conscious of the GOP alternative issue. And its probably better than showing him slumped over a bottle of Geritol. Yes he ran as a bunker candidate, partially because of his health, age, doctor advice, and not wanting to die of Covid on the campaign trail. I recall he did get out a couple of times to car rallies but they were not well attended. But now he is back to meeting with people, which I believe shows his 2020 style was Covid driven. Again, he has a different style, some of which is more than likely driven by age. It seems to me to be prudent thinking to consider age when considering a person’s style and performance. Regarding being a bunker candidate, again, I think much of this is his staff being protective of him. We all saw how Trump often destroyed his personality rating by coming out of the bunker to do it better himself than his press secretary, which was why I put that in my comparison. But in all fairness, I seem to recall a time when the chips were down and Trump first ran to the underground bunker instead of being the hard charging, brave and full of energy dude they try to make him. IT was during the George Floyd demonstrations in DC. And I seem to recall during this protest and the capital riot protests that Trump did not say anything for quite a while. At least Biden has kept the natives quiet and has not inflamed them. But again, its all different styles. Two different men, two different styles.

        As an independent, I am not too concerned about differing styles. I am much more concerned about economy, inflation, standing within the world, containing the war in Ukraine, national debt and insane spending, energy independence, not institutionalizing gender affirmation of kids that can’t yet spell the word gender, letting kids be kids, Trump being prosecuted for his alleged crimes, Biden family being fully investigated for their alleged crimes, particularly influence peddling. I think Ronnie summed it up best when he said, “Its the economy stupid.”.

  5. bozo mctavish

    joe biden a superman…is this supposed to be satire….joe biden is a weenie ass sissy !!!

    • larry Horist

      Bozo mctavish … Did you read the commentary. It is a criticism of the Dems trying to build old Joe into an energetic genius — sort of like trying to sell Nancy Pelosi as a Taylor Swift.

  6. frank stetson

    “weenie ass sissy.” who speaks like that?

  7. Darren

    Frank, being called a Liar, from people who are documented Liars carries no weight.

    The real problem is being a president requires an around the clock scedgualed enormous amount
    of time. With that said, WHO IS REALLY RUNNING THE COUNTRY?
    It is obvious Biden is the comic relief, not for us but for other countries.

    Who is making the policy’s that are destroying the Constitution.
    FBI, CIA, DOJ, Black ROCK ?

    How long have they been running the show.
    We only see it now because Biden is a Puppet.

    If he is the Superman, than the White House must be full of Fetterman’s, and Feinstein’s.
    I would have wanted the Stooges over this crowd, but again, Biden is a Moe!

  8. JPop

    Hey Super Bi….watch out for that buil……….