Monday, October 4, 2021

Wake Up Joe


Joe's Campaign Bus
We should have seen this coming. Joe Biden's early campaign bus had emblazon on its side a term many of us had not heard since the 50's. 

Definition - Malarkey: insincere or foolish talk.  A fitting campaign slogan for the Eisenhower era.  Today we call it what it is - bull shit.  

According to Politico 5/28/21:

Washington (Biden) this week has been obsessed with the hunt for the elusive thing known as “bipartisanship.” Is there a bipartisan deal to be had on China? On Infrastructure? When Senate Republicans filibustered the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol—physical security surely being a bipartisan concern if there ever was one—our own Playbook moaned that “Dreams of a bipartisan, independent investigation into the Capitol insurrection are probably dashed for good.

What dreams were those? Joe Biden ran for president as the “apostle of bipartisanship,” as the New York Times put it, and ever since has been romancing Republicans at the White House hoping to convert them. But the two parties seem unable or unwilling to agree on anything substantive. The $1.9 trillion pandemic measure that Congress passed, and Biden signed, collected not a single Republican vote in either chamber. Today, Republicans and Democrats remain at partisan loggerheads over the “infrastructure” bill. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has stretched his 5-foot, 9-inch frame as far as it can extend to block H.R. 1, the bill that would expand voting rights.

In today's politically polarized world, Bipartisanship is just as out of step with current speak as "malarkey". The Republicans are making you look weak and past one's prime. Joe, be a leader for the 21st century or get out of the way.

Wake up Joe! Bipartisanship is a pipe dream. And that is no bull shit; sorry malarkey. 



  1. Well you learn something every day. I had always assumed that "malarkey" was like "hanky panky" i.e. inappropriate sexual conduct.
    Penny from Edinburgh.

  2. Two peoples separated by a common language...