If there’s one thing that matters in the age of cell phones, social media, and quick video clips, it’s optics.
And if there’s one thing the Biden Administration just doesn’t seem to understand, it’s…optics.
Case in point: President Joe Biden, who just jetted off with his family to vacation the holidays away in St. Croix, even as Americans freeze to death in their cars in Buffalo, New York, amid historic blizzards.
Biden & Co. left Washington via the tax funded Air Force One on Tuesday to ring in the New Year in the Caribbean - but not until he (or whoever runs his Twitter account) posted some platitudes to those dying in the snowstorm, saying his “heart is with those who lost loved ones this holiday weekend. You are in my and Jill’s prayers.”
Which, apparently, the Lord can hear better from a sandy beach locale beneath some palm trees swaying in a nice cool breeze.
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Meanwhile, not in St. Croix, more than 60 people have died in the white-out snowstorms that have blanketed much of upstate New York, including at least 31 reported dead in Buffalo. The death toll includes a grandmother who became stranded in her car while on her way to the supermarket to buy fresh fish for her holiday meal.
A 22-year-old woman was on her way home from her job at a nursing home when her car got stuck in the snow. Anndel Taylor spent half a day texting and sending video messages to her family telling them she couldn’t get out of the vehicle as the snow piled deeper around her. By the time someone finally located her car on Christmas Eve morning, 18 hours after she'd first called her family saying she was stuck, Taylor was dead.
The Buffalo Niagara International Airport reported a whopping 51.5 inches of snow over the four-day storm that's left thousands of homes without power, stranded emergency personnel, and triggered new concerns about flooding once the ice begins to melt.
Have a good holiday, Joe. Hope the water's nice.