Jim Geraghty Takes on More of Joe Biden's Crazy Riff on Trains and Planes

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As my colleague Bonchie reported earlier today, Joe Biden seemed to have lost his mind when it came to talking about trains and planes.

Biden is trying to push his infrastructure plan, which is mostly not infrastructure. Toward that end, he was talking about what the future might be like if we had high-speed trains and planes that went much faster.

But in typical Biden fashion, his figures were just downright crazy.

From NY Post:

“What we’re really doing is raising the bar on what we can imagine. Imagine a world where you and your family can travel coast to coast without a single tank of gas on a high-speed train close to as fast as you can go across the country in a plane,” Biden said at the White House.

He added: “I tell the kids, the young people who work for me, tell my kids when I go on college campuses: they’re going to see more change in the next 10 years than we’ve seen in the last 50 years. We’re going to talk about commercial aircraft flying at subsonic speeds — supersonic speeds. To be able, figuratively, if you may, if we decide to do it, traverse the world in about an hour, travel 21,000 miles an hour. So much is changing and we have got to lead it.”

Bonchie did a great breakdown about how insane this was.

The problem isn’t “raising the bar on what we can imagine.” We can imagine all kinds of things and have done so. The question is what’s workable in reality—not to mention what’s safe—which is the most important thing in commuter rail or plane, not what’s the fastest.

NRO’s Jim Geraghty pointed out in a new column Thursday some specific examples of how ridiculous Biden’s comments were.

That could be a small problem.

Not to mention, what happened to all the climate crisis questions? This seems inconsistent with what Biden is otherwise pushing and claiming. We’re going to spend more and be less fuel-efficient? And have a lot more carbon emissions?

That’s the problem with Biden in a nutshell: He talks, but what he says often doesn’t exist in reality — and the media very rarely calls him out on it, not just the lies but the utter fantasy of some of the things he says.

HT: Twitchy, National Review Online