Remember the movie Rain Man? The lead character Raymond Babbitt is a high-level functioning autistic person. In the movie, we’d hear the lead character (played by Dustin Hoffman) announce the number of minutes before “The People’s Court.” But because the presiding judge of the show was Judge Joseph Wapner, the Rain Man would repeatedly announce “xxx minutes to Wapner.”
Since the Biden secret document scandal began, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has sounded much like the Rain Man. Whenever a reporter asks a question about the document scandal, her response is, “ask the White House counsel’s office.”
Not that the press is much better. They keep asking questions trying to get an answer to the question they know Jean-Pierre won’t answer. According to Albert Einstein, it is an indication of a mental disability. He once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.”
The only question that seemed a little different was when Peter Doocy asked Jean-Pierre, “When you found out that the FBI had located even more classified materials in Wilmington, which four-letter word did you use?”
DOOCY TO KJP: “When you found out that the FBI located even more Classified Materials in Wilmington, which four letter word did you use?” pic.twitter.com/pLI7cH1DP7
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) January 23, 2023
It seems the White House reporters are wasting our time. There are so many other questions they could ask but don’t. Here are just a few.
1 When Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spoke about aid to Ukraine, standing next to him was Senator Richard “Stolen Valor” Blumenthal (D-CT). Was that a hint that Blumenthal was going to Ukraine so he could fight on the front lines like he did in Vietnam?
2. Jean-Pierre never did answer Peter Doocy’s question. Why doesn’t anyone in the press corps follow up and ask her for her favorite cuss word. Or is that another question that should be asked to the White House council?
3. The Justice Department filed a civil antitrust suit against Google for monopolizing search and search advertising. Did the DOJ get their information with searches on Bing?
4. Jean-Pierre praises the President for bringing gas prices down. Does that mean they are now lower than his Inauguration Day?
5. I have a sick stomach; may I ask my doctor about it, or do I have to ask the White House council about it first?
6. When the President says he wants transparency. Is that anything like the transparency meeting he held as VP on January 14th, 2010? Biden had a meeting with the chief of transparency for economic recovery. That transparency meeting was closed to the press.
7. Newsweek’s March 2019 opinion piece saw Karine Jean-Pierre praising Democratic politicians for not going to the AIPAC conference for “boldly choosing to prioritize diplomacy and human rights over the power of a lobbying organization.” She made other false accusations and statements about Israel and AIPAC in the same op-ed. She accused AIPAC of “severely racist, Islamophobic rhetoric” and “trafficking in anti-Muslim and anti-Arab rhetoric while lifting up Islamophobic voices and attitudes.” Why doesn’t a member of the Press Corps ask, “When AIPAC held its conference in January 2023, did you recommend Democrats stay away? Or are you waiting till the 2024 presidential election year to slam AIPAC?”
8. Is there a medical condition making Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer wear his glasses like an old schoolmarm?
9. What makes a person an extremist MAGA Republican? According to FactCheck.org, the claim that Republicans want to mess with Medicaid and Social Security is a Democratic Party invention. So it can’t be that. Why doesn’t someone in the press corps ask Karine Jean-Pierre what makes a MAGA Republican an extremist? Is it their stance on allowing immigration while eliminating Illegal Immigration? Could it be their desire to eliminate no-bail laws and other ways to decrease crime? Maybe it’s the position of bringing back the one million barrels of US oil production cut by the Biden team. Perhaps even increasing domestic oil production beyond what it was when President Biden took office. That will keep prices down, fight inflation, and hurt Putin-controlled Russia, as oil production is a significant part of their economy.
10. Most non-partisan economists say government spending is a significant source of inflation. Why does the President insist on more government spending?
There are more questions, but now the press corps must develop them independently. I gotta run. Ten minutes to Judge Harvey.
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