The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Great to be back again together. Such a good show today. A couple of great interviews. And again, please visit ProAmericaReport.com, ProAmericaReport.com.
I do want to give another shout out. I don’t know how well I did earlier in the week. Andrea Kaye filled in for me, the great Andrea Kaye, who, of course, hosts The Andrea Kaye Show. And she filled in for me for the better part of three weeks every day. And she’s a great pro, she’s a great conservative, she has great energy, and she’s a very, very good friend. And so thank you, Andrea Kaye, for filling in for me and keeping the show going. I appreciate it very much. And I filled in for her a few times, but never for such a length of time. It was very kind of her.
So I can’t express enough to you all — if you’re not a listener, if you’re not paying attention to The Andrea Kaye Show and on Facebook, she’s got a great presence. You need to do that. Andrea Kaye, very special colleague. So thank you for that.
All right, well, listen, remember, I’ve set up for you before the opening of the show, the radio show is this first segment. And the first segment is called What You Need to Know, the WYNK, W-Y-N-K. And if you go to Proamericareport.com, you can sign up for The Daily WYNK, which is an email that goes out at 08:00 A.m. East coast time, 05:00 A.m. Pacific time. And it’s free. Just sign up with your email address, go to Pramericareport.com and sign up.
And what’s the point? Well, the point is to try to identify the things that you need to know, the aspects of what’s happening that you need to know. And some examples are, for example, about a year and a half ago, I started talking about the Narrative Machine and trying to point out to you where the Narrative Machine, which is comprised of big tech, big media, and big government, how they work together to create a narrative out of whole cloth to try to persuade you. And I talk about that about probably every other show for a couple of months. So the idea of The WYNK, The Daily WYNK, and email and on this program is the stuff that I’m seeing and I’m hearing from you, hearing from others, reading about and saying “hey, do you realize this is going on?”
Here’s another example of something we talked about, I don’t know, seven months ago? I think I might have been the first person to talk about it, but I’m not sure. It doesn’t really matter. But I’ve seen it creeping into other coverage. And on the near anniversary of Joe Biden’s one year in office here’s where I want to go back to is this point I made before. And that’s this: Joe Biden hasn’t so much been President of the United States, as been the Senator of the United States.
And if you think about his career, he went into the U.S. Senate when he was just in his late, I think late 20s, right? I’d have to check for sure. But I think it was late 20s. He was barely old enough to have the position. In order to be a House member, you have to be 25. In order to be a Senator, you have to be 30. In order to be President, you have to be 35. I think he just turned 30 when he was elected in November, he turned 30 in December and was sworn in soon after. So his whole life he’s been a Senator.
So what is the characteristic of a U.S. Senator? The characteristics of a U.S, Senator are absolute control over your life. No one can tell you where to be, what to do, what to say. You have complete job security if you are a good politician. Joe Biden has been a good politician, especially in a state like Delaware. And you work hard to keep your constituents happy and all that. There’s no one, not the head of the Senate, not the President of the United States, not the U.S. Supreme Court. Any of those people can tell you to do something, any of those people can persuade you in the court of public opinion. The media can’t tell you. I’m talking about telling you what to do.
If you’re a U.S. Senator, you have total control of your life, your schedule, your staff, your day to day travel, anything you do, others will work around you. In your day job, in your job as U.S. Senator, you have a huge office, huge staff, you have a secret office in the U.S. capital. They call them hideaways, which are really nice offices off on the side somewhere. And you cannot be tracked, you can’t be messed with, your salary can’t be docked, your benefits are great, you have your own doctor. You know, senators, there’s a Senate doctor, there’s a doctor for the Congress and all. I mean, a whole medical not a doctor, a whole medical unit that you get your health care from.
So my point here is that Joe Biden for almost 50 years, and when he became the Vice President, the only real job of the Vice President is check on the health of the President and be the head of the Senate. And so Joe Biden, for eight years, his job was to be the head of the Senate. Now mostly ceremonial, you’re not down there every day, but that was his job. Nobody’s calling the Vice President saying, hey, we demand you do this or you manage that. You’re not a Cabinet Secretary. If you’re a Cabinet Secretary to a President, you can get a call from the Deputy Chief of Staff of the President of the United States. And you could be the Cabinet Secretary, John Ashcroft as Attorney General, or Azar as the Health and Human Services, or whatever that term, I never get it right. Those people get phone calls from a deputy chief of staff or a deputy press secretary, and they say the President wants this and you do it.
If you’re a VP, nobody tells you what to do. The President can tell you what to do, but he mostly wants you to stay out of the way. There’s nobody that really entrusts, you know Clinton said that he was entrusting Gore to reinvent government. And Obama said that Biden was the last person in the room, I guess the one that… George W. Bush, he certainly had Cheney more active, probably the most experienced VP ever. He’d been defense secretary twice. He’d been a congressman in leadership. He’d been Chief of Staff to the President. So Cheney was a little different. But even he.
So Joe Biden spent his whole life being a Senator. And here’s another thing about a Senator. No one can tell you you’re wrong. No one can tell you to change. No one can tell you to apologize. No one can tell you to grovel. Nothing. If you think of Joe Biden as a Senator who happens to be in the Oval Office and now think about what he does. He spends most of his time, weekends at his home in Delaware, either the one the big house that he built or the one at the beach.
He spends the rest of his time at Camp David. I don’t blame him for any of them, by the way. You don’t get to escape from the job. You’re still president wherever you are. Everything comes with you. But my point is no one’s telling him what to do, no one’s telling him to change. If you look at him, he’s not… Like Bill Clinton was to a fault, adjusting to the public persona. I mean, excuse me, to the public perception and adjusting to the public will all the time. And Biden is doing none of that. He’s not… it doesn’t even look like he’s even trying. And the reason why, and I’ve seen this coverage, he’s acting like a Senator. He’s not acting like a President.
And in fact, so much so that there’s coverage of him now saying he’s spending too much of his time worrying about the House and Senate, worrying about Congress. He should be doing lots of other things. Now let me pause and say this. One year into the presidency of Joe Biden, he may look like he’s flailing (and he is), he may look like his policies are failing (and they are). But I have to say he’s doing a lot of transformation of this nation through the power of the executive. He’s appointed a ton of judges. They’ve been confirmed. Schumer has got them through.
He’s appointed people into key bureaucratic positions that are going about their days with lots of delegated powers, either through the Congress having passed laws that directly empower them, or more likely, in this age of the growth of the executive power. Congress passes these sort of all-encompassing acts. Acts, A-C-T-S, that give power to the agencies to do something. But Joe Biden is getting a lot done. Don’t get that wrong.
But I just want you to sit back and say to yourself, are you seeing an executive who knows how to manage a sophisticated bureaucracy? That’s what a president has to do. You’re not day-to-day managing all the departments, but you’re managing the managers, right? You’re a sophisticated… you don’t have to do that if you’re a Senator. If you’re a Senator, you have five senior staff. You really have, like two – a chief of staff and a scheduler/body man. But let’s say it’s five. So there’s a press aide and say there’s a general counsel, maybe five people. And you know what they always say? Great idea, Senator. Oh, yeah, we’ll do that, Senator.
And you watch this presidency and you say to yourself, I’m not sure that I’m seeing a guy who wants to be President as much as a Senator who wants the attention, right? To go down and be in the big seat. Because he’s not managing like that. And again, my point here is watch for more and more coverage. There’s a kind of petulance to a U.S. Senator after a certain amount of time, no matter which party, by the way, you just become so insulated from having to do anything other than your own will or desire, that it doesn’t look right. And a president usually is someone who’s more responsive to the public. So that’s one, that’s what you need to know.
Watch for that and think about it. It will change how you see this President and this presidency. If you think that he’s really just a Senator who ended up being President. I’m not sure it matters, by the way, because we may still watch the world go to war and all kinds of things fall apart because of his incompetence. It doesn’t matter. Jimmy Carter was a governor and was a CEO type and still made a mess of things. But it does give you some understanding, in my opinion, of what Joe Biden is doing. It makes a little more sense. So there you have it.
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