President Joe Biden made his annual mockery of himself and of Democrats’ ridiculous policies during Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, and at one point got roundly humiliated by Republicans when they all laughed at one of his remarks.
Biden, speaking about his administration’s commitment to move away from fossil fuels, stated at one point that “we are going to need oil at least for another decade” before being interrupted by a cacophony of uproarious laughter.
Take a look below as Biden once again proves how clueless these folks are:
Joe Biden says we’re only going to need oil for at least the next ten years. Ten years?! He’s gone off the rails here. Everyone reading this is going to need oil for the rest of their life: pic.twitter.com/7dAZrnspAD
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 8, 2023
As independent commentator Clay Travis pointed out on Twitter, every single person watching this clip will “need oil for the rest of their life.”
“Joe Biden says we’re only going to need oil for at least the next ten years. Ten years?! He’s gone off the rails here. Everyone reading this is going to need oil for the rest of their life,” he said.
The Daily Mail reported that the remark was made as Biden went off-script. The U.K. outlet said that
President Joe Biden drew laughter from Republicans during his State of the Union address when he said the nation would need to continue to rely on oil and gas for ‘at least’ another decade.
That comment, including lines that were not included in his prepared remarks, came despite his administration’s intensive push on climate change and programs worth billions intended to wean the nation off oil in favor of green technologies.
Biden made the admission while describing his comments to oil executives.
‘When I talk to a couple of them, they say we’re afraid you’re going to shut down all the oils and all the oil refineries anyway. So why should we invest in them? ‘I say we’re going to need oil for a decade,’ Biden said, only to be paused and silenced by the deafening reaction to his outlandish claim.
Newly-elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, sitting directly behind the president, “could be seen smiling and scratching his face,” the Daily Mail added. Even Kamala Harris has a look on her face that practically reveals her wishing to be anywhere but associated with and sitting right behind Joe.
Biden, both arrogantly self-assured and senile enough to lack any self-awareness though, ignored the deserved derision and continued with the same line of thinking.
And beyond that,’ he continued above the laughter. ‘We’re going to need it!’
This pause due to Republican laughter was not the only interruption of the evening highlighting his gaslighting and lies. Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green took command of Congress during one of Biden’s more egregious spins.
President Biden: "Instead of making the wealthy pay their fair share, some Republicans want Medicare and Social Security to sunset. I'm not saying it's the majority."
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: "Liar!" pic.twitter.com/OFUglFuBxC
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 8, 2023
“Instead of making the wealthy pay their fair share, some Republicans want Medicare and Social Security to sunset every,” Biden began before being interrupted by a chorus of boos and individuals shouting. MTG stood up and shouted “Liar!” Biden offered a weak comeback by responding to the criticisms with vague gestures of talking to the White House or stammering through other pointless rebuttals.
It is hard to overstate how weak the president looks when confronted with obstruction to his lies. He might be lying, but as a matter of projecting power and authority he had choices. But, rather than ignore it, continue with his speech, or offer real ripostes, Biden simply wandered down the path of incoherent and pointless responses.
Donald Trump wasn’t liked by half of Congress when he gave speeches, but it is unthinkable to imagine him wading into squabbles during his State of the Union.
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