Biden Ghosts the Champs
The Women’s National Basketball Association champions have been snubbed twice by the president.
The Las Vegas Aces were the first professional team in Nevada to win a national title. They achieved this feat by winning the WNBA’s 2022 Championship. Their team still continues to set records in the league, though the New York Liberty won the 2023 Championship. The Aces’ 2020 and 2022 regular season MVP A'ja Wilson scored 53 points in a game last week, tying the all-time record for most points scored in a game. These women are some of the best to play the game of women’s basketball, and yet they were overlooked by the president not once but twice.
The first offense was when Joe Biden’s official X account (formerly Twitter) posted: “Congrats to the Vegas @GoldenKnights on their first Stanley Cup in just their sixth season. The first major professional franchise in such a proud American city. Today, the team and entire community are champions.” This was on June 14. A'ja Wilson called attention to the snub and to the fact that it was the Aces who had already achieved that particular distinction.
The WNBA team was then very publicly invited to the White House by the president and first lady.
But this past week, when the event took place, it was not Joe and Jill Biden who welcomed the WNBA champs. The president and his wife decided instead to extend their vacation on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe an extra day. Vice President Kamala Harris was delegated the honor of meeting with the Aces in their place.
You’ve got to feel a little bit sad for the Las Vegas Aces. They’ve been snubbed not once but twice by the president of the United States.
It demonstrates an overall lack of knowledge and support for women’s sports that the Bidens supposedly are huge advocates of.
The other aspect of this story — the one that deals with Biden’s decision to extend his vacation one more day — calls into perspective other rumblings. Is Joe doing alright health-wise? He has been on vacation more often than not this summer, and when he did make appearances, he did not look or sound like a well man, particularly in Maui.
Something else that seems to correspond with such speculation on the fitness of the commander-in-chief is that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders gave a speech in New Hampshire this past weekend. Sanders was Biden’s rival in the Democrat primary in 2020 and was shafted by the DNC in favor of Joe.
The likes of Politico have spun Sanders’s New Hampshire visit as an effort to rally the troops on behalf of Biden’s reelection campaign. Sanders is having to play proxy for the failing president because Biden snubbed New Hampshire and tried to strip it of its first-in-the-nation-primary status. Because of that, the president is sending advocates to the state instead of coming himself.
If true, it’s still a weak excuse not to campaign in the state himself.
Perhaps Biden and his campaign team are hoping to get him elected again by keeping him out of sight and out of mind during the campaign, just like they did in 2020. Perhaps that is also why COVID mandates are being pushed on the American people once again, even after all their lies have been disproven. The masks don’t work. Vaccines may cause more harm than good. Even more sinisterly, perhaps they are hoping to reinstate all the COVID-era policies that helped the Democrats rig the 2020 election.
Whatever the cause may be, President Joe Biden doesn’t seem to be doing well. He snubbed the Vegas Aces twice (though this is tame compared to his “no comment” reaction to the Maui disaster) and is not fit for another four years in the highest office in the land.
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