A long, long time ago, back in 1988, the governor of Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis, was the Democratic presidential nominee. He was going for a ride in an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, when a photograph that would go on to become infamous, was snapped of him sporting a ridiculous helmet. Believe it or not, this picture has been credited by many over the years for contributing in a big way to his losing the election. Weird, right?
Heck, this photo is so legendary that it led to the creation of the “funny hat rule,” which former President Barack Obama referred to as “politics 101.” However, it seems he never passed the memo about this rule to President Joe Biden, his former vice president.
“You never look good wearing something on your head,” Obama stated in 2013 when he was handed a Navy football helmet during a media event. Say what you will about how awful the man’s policies were, he at the very least carried himself with a tiny bit of dignity, which is more than we can say for Biden.
Check out more from the Western Journal’s latest report:
At any rate, the president either didn’t know the rule, forgot it, or just decided he was going to break it during a campaign event Thursday. Biden was in Wisconsin with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, touting the supposed success of Bidenomics and support for union workers.
During the event, he was photographed with the Democratic senator and three of what she called “great union workers” in a post to X. Three of the people in the photograph were holding partially drunk beers in their hands in the mid-afternoon, which caused some comment on the social media platform, but it was Biden’s headgear that got most of the attention.
“Nothing like having a beer with some great union workers and yes, that would be @JoeBiden in Superior, Wisconsin,” Klobuchar stated in the post.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) January 25, 2024
Well, there’s your daily dose of cringe. I’m glad I could be of service. Oh and you’re welcome.
As you might imagine, this got quite a response from the folks on X.
The president breaks the funny hat rule, or at least the don't-wear-any-hat-backwards rule. https://t.co/O3nRGmPKXO
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 26, 2024
Zero is the amount of people you find in a bar with high vis gear and a hard hat
But I do see Joe managed to screw up wearing a hardhat as well 🤷♂️
— Willy Goat 🐐 (@clntgrnhstn) January 26, 2024
The cadavers' hard hat is on backwards, but this isn't surprising.
— Moegreen (@Bill29487414) January 25, 2024
Just like Biden's failing administration, you failed at staging this photo.
— Carl Lazlo (@roybatty010816) January 26, 2024
Why did you strap his hard hat on backward? Why is management wearing both a monkey suit and a reflective vest? I mean, for a photo op, this is just pure comedy gold.
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) January 26, 2024
Will this photo op be as much of a disaster for Biden as the one back in 1988 was for Dukakis? In this day and age, who knows? But does it really matter? Our president’s policies have been so awful his approval rating has plunged deep into the toilet bowl. I don’t think we need silly reasons like head accessories to vote against Biden. We have plenty of legitimate reasons as it is.
However, the folks at the Western Journal made an excellent point:
But it does indicate something about Biden that should concern every American, including his supporters — the president doesn’t seem able to learn from other people’s mistakes, which means he’s likely to repeat them himself.
Well, now that you’ve put it that way, I can’t help but think this actually is a legitimate reason not to vote for Biden. I really don’t care what a person’s reasons are, just don’t cast a ballot for Biden and the destruction of America and it’s all gravy.
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