Joe Biden's Gerald Ford-like bumbling has begun even before he is inaugurated.
CNN gleefully reported that Ole Joe broke his foot after getting out of the shower to playfully chase his dog, which, miraculously, threw Joe a ball. His German shepherds, which the media report he humanely rescued from the dog shelter, will be at the White House with the Bidens. The two dogs are named Graft and Corruption.
When Kamala Harris heard of the dog incident, she rushed to the hospital to demand that Joe Biden be put down immediately.
If this had happened to Trump, the media would have reported that the president got caught naked chasing German tail. Adam Schiff would then launch a congressional investigation into the Trump family's German connections, pointing to Ivana Trump's German accent to get a FISA warrant — which, of course, would be issued by an Obama-appointed judge in Washington, D.C.
It is hard for Joe, Kamala or their PR agents in the media to be mad at these sweet dogs. Both canines voted for Joe in Philadelphia. And they voted absentee in Atlanta because dogs are smart; they did not want to travel because of COVID.
This all happened as the Harris/Biden administration is naming its Cabinet, one so weak that you'd think it was one from IKEA that I had assembled by myself. It seems more about symbolism than substance. Biden is taking a Noah's Ark approach, considering gender and ethnicity first to make sure he checks all the boxes.
Which leads us to the Democrats' heavy-handed role in their COVID responses. While their blue state politicians like Gov. Gavin Newsom and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, both from California, and the governor of New Jersey disobey the rules they impose on others and then lie about it, we are supposed to bend to their-ever changing dictates. They love to say they are "following the science" to make themselves look smart, but it's like following a street-corner Three-Card Monte game or a Rorschach drawing: however they interpret any scientist they currently want to believe. I thought we ended all this COVID stuff when we stayed home for 14 days to "flatten the curve."
As Democrat elected officials try to out-mandate each other, which is killing small businesses all across the country, the less restrictive states have fewer deaths. Clearly, Democrats think government is the answer to everything. They love controlling us by creating laws, usually based on a feel-good hunch. Dems love laws as long as they are the ones creating them.
Trump's success in getting layers of government red-tape out of the way in Operation Warp Speed to get us vaccines was truly remarkable. The vaccines could save more than 100,000 elderly lives or, as Stacey Abrams is already calling it, future voter suppression.
Biden and his team of political hacks are already acting like they are taking steps to end the COVID virus, even though they have not articulated one original thought about what they would do differently. The media will play along by telling us the virus is bad now, but they will slowly stop reporting on it once Biden is inaugurated. For sure, two things will disappear after Biden and Harris are sworn in: COVID coverage and Hunter Biden's personal computer hard drive.
Contact Ron Hart, a syndicated op-ed satirist, author and TV commentator, at Ron@RonaldHart.com or on Twitter @RonaldHart.