Joe Biden visited a ChristianaCare hospital in Delaware on Monday and he was given his first dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine. He took the time to thank the scientists and frontline workers who made this moment possible. Even the current administration was thrown a few crumbs of praise by old Sleepy Joe.
“I’m doing this to demonstrate that people should be prepared when it’s available to take the vaccine. There’s nothing to worry about,” he said. It’s a major about-face, considering the fact that he once trashed this administration and acted as if he was not going to take the vaccine. Kamala Harris claimed that she would not, in no uncertain terms.
This should have been a warm and fuzzy moment for the Biden team but of course, Joe could not resist saying something awkward. Anytime he’s managed to string together a few moments of coherence, he’s got to mess it all up by saying something foolish. These are the moments that truly make people wonder if he’s fit to run the country.
Jill Biden has come across as less of a wife and more of a handler these days. Joe is not doing much to dispel that notion. When he says things like Jill “loves shots” and “I know. I’ve had so many”, it is not hard to connect those dots. Jill is probably making more of his decisions than we are ever going to realize.
To be fair, this is a nice step to take when it comes to assuaging the fears of those who plan to take the vaccine anyway. For most of us, this is the first time that we have had to confront the prospect of taking a vaccine as an adult. It’s easy enough to go along with the program when you are little. After all, it’s not like you have a choice at that point anyway.
If you don’t take the vaccine, you aren’t able to attend school and that’s a no go in most situations. On the other hand, Biden’s publicity stunt is probably not going to sway a conspiracy theorist who does not want to take the vaccine. They are not about to be swayed by a photo op that is designed to appeal to the folks who are already on board.
There are also going to be many who want to know why the Trump administration is not receiving their proper credit. Biden alluded to them when he received the vaccine but it’s not like they are going to be getting a true thank you from anyone on the left side of the aisle. We are still waiting to see if Kamala Harris decides to stick to her guns.
If she ends getting the vaccine while Trump is still in office, she is going to have a lot of explaining to do. The Democrats clearly wanted to wait to start providing real disaster relief but they are not going to be able to hold off any longer. Biden claims that the new stimulus checks are merely a down payment but we are not so sure.
Those who are expecting more assistance once everyone starts to receive their vaccinations are placing themselves in an untenable position. Biden said whatever he had to so that he could win the election. What happens if he arrives in the office and says that people can receive widespread vaccinations and get back to their normal lives?
As for the rest of us, we are worried about the number of shots that he has already been given. Hopefully, they do not have too much of an effect on his cognitive function.
Regardless of how we feel about the results of this phony election, he is going to be the leader of the free world (in all likelihood). Unless the steal is stopped in time for the inauguration, we may be led for the foreseeable future by a human pincushion.