The thing about Republicans playing on Biden’s senility is that yes he’s out of it, but he’s not as out of it as you think. The 2020 election should have demonstrated that Biden’s people can play on the perceptions of his weakness to their advantage in various ways. While GOP influencers harp on how out of it Biden is, a whole other chess game is going on.
Biden’s perpetual Delaware vacations are another case in point. Yes, Biden can’t handle any kind of extensive schedule, calls a ‘lid’ early and flies to Delaware as often as possible.
And the perception of Biden’s senility conceals what else is going on.
The Secret Service says it checked again and still can’t find any records that identify visitors to President Biden’s Delaware residences — where he has spent roughly one-fourth of his presidency — outraging Republicans and prompting one congressman to say “the stonewalling and gaslighting must stop.”
Biden spent about 28% of the days during his first year as president at least partially in Delaware, largely out of public view. He has spent an almost identical share of his second year as president in Delaware.
Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), who is poised to lead the House Oversight Committee next year if Republicans retake the House, said the Secret Service should hand over records of the president’s guests.
“The claim that there are no visitor logs for President Biden’s Delaware residence is a bunch of malarkey,” Comer told The Post.
“Americans deserve to know who President Biden is meeting with, especially since we know that he routinely met with [first son] Hunter’s business associates during his time as vice president,” Comer said.
Then-White House press secretary Jen Psaki said last year and again in January that Biden would not voluntarily publish visitor logs from Delaware.
Spending time in Delaware enables Biden and his handlers to operate outside the D.C. bubble. That’s pretty convenient because they can dodge any transparency requirements and records requests. (It goes without saying that the feds won’t be raiding Biden’s home the way that they did Mar-a-Lago). The more time Biden spends in Delaware, the more his handlers can freely operate and bring in anyone they want for secret conferences and meetings.