During times of conflict that could literally drag us into a World War, people expect the president to be front and center.
The attack against Israel happened roughly 80 hours before this report was written.
Save a quick statement Saturday morning, guess how many times Joe Biden addressed the American people? That answer is zero.
Not in the Mood to Talk
Right after the attack happened, Joe Biden made a very quick address about the Hamas attack on Israel.
On Sunday, Biden was too busy in his backyard having a BBQ to address the American people.
On Monday, just before noon Eastern, the White House called a lid, which meant that save for any crazy exceptions, the White House was going dark for the rest of the day.
Maybe Joe had some bad BBQ or something, who knows, but he was done for the day.
That brings us to Tuesday afternoon when Biden finally addressed the nation.
On Monday, after the lid was called, the Internet just about melted down.
Relentless podcast host Kyle Becker posted, "JUST IN: President Biden has called a lid before noon. Americans should not expect to see Sleepy Joe for the rest of the day.
"Even as a Middle Eastern war rages and a European war drags on with no end in sight, Biden will not face Americans or the press. This is not normal."
Well, Becker clearly did not realize it was Columbus Day, a federal holiday, so Joe did not have to work.
Mark Levin commented, "Biden has 'called a lid' for the rest of the day, meaning no public or press events. This is a disgusting disgrace. And, yet again, our enemies around the world take notice."
Most of the other responses were similar, with some even comparing Joe's Sunday BBQ to the equivalent of Nero playing the fiddle while Rome burned.
This is the man that come next November, about half the country is prepared to pull the handle for regardless of who the GOP candidate is.
I would normally follow that up with, "digest that," but I don't want anyone to get sick.