Moore to the Point - Easy as Falling off a Bike

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Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Tuesday, June 21st. Audio included below.

We’ve all heard the saying: “It’s as easy as falling off a bike,” which, to be fair, is likely a conflation of “It’s as easy as falling off a log,” and “It’s just like riding a bike.” Either way, it implies something is quite easy to do or resume doing.


I was reminded of the saying over the weekend as President Biden took an unfortunate spill off his bike while stopping to speak with some reporters. He got his left foot planted on the ground properly but couldn’t manage to free his right foot from the pedal harness – and down he went.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit I’ve done something similar. It is, in fact, quite easy to fall off (or over) a bike. And kudos to the President for getting out for some exercise on this, the 8,000th vacation of his presidency – so far.

But the metaphor is inescapable. Joe Biden – and his administration – seem to be tripping all over themselves. Whether it’s on the economy, or domestic or foreign policy, they plant one foot here and then often set the land-speed record walking it back to there.

It’s an unfortunate look.  And yes, like falling off a bike, this administration makes it look all too easy.


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