On Thursday, the intern in charge of Joe Biden’s Twitter account confirmed that Grandpa and Jill would be traveling to Uvalde, Texas to “grieve with the community.”
Hopefully, his handlers have the presence of mind to confiscate his watch beforehand. Heaven knows, the White House doesn’t need another optics disaster like the one from Dover last August.
And while they might be able to stop Joe from looking at his watch, it is highly unlikely his handlers will be able to stop him from making his visit to Uvalde all about his dead son Beau.
What’s the over/under on how long it takes Joe to mention his dead son in Uvalde?
While Biden’s defenders claim Beau’s death is the thing that makes Joe the “comforter-in-chief,” the reality is, it makes him the “narcissist-in-chief.” When parents are torn apart by grief, the last thing they need is for someone to fly in and make it all about his own grief.
But that is all Joe does.
He exploits Beau Biden’s death more than he exploits his “devout” Catholicism.
It’s craven, narcissistic, and completely disrespectful.
Some of the families of the 13 US service members killed in Kabul last August were reportedly frustrated and angry over how the President coopted their grief as a way to talk about his own.
Beau’s death from brain cancer was no doubt a painful and agonizing thing for the Biden family. But, as the old saying goes, now is not the time.
The families of the nineteen children murdered in Uvalde, Texas, already crushed under the weight of their own grief, have been dealt yet another blow knowing that police stayed outside as their children were being murdered. The depth of their grief and pain is unfathomable.
They don’t need to hear someone say, “I know how you feel” because very, very few among us know how they feel. And that includes the president whose adult son died from cancer seven years ago.
Invoking Beau Biden in Uvalde will comfort nobody except Joe Biden. And it is not about him.
And if this White House has any compassion at all, they would tell him to keep Beau out of it.
But if the last year and a half is any indication, finding even an ounce of compassion in this White House is probably a fool’s errand.
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