Joe Biden: Democrats’ Last Man Standing Has Issues
Last week, without specifically endorsing the last man standing, Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign, leaving former-Vice President Joe Biden a nearly-unimpeded path to his party’s nomination.
But, between Biden’s first 1988 race and Super Tuesday, 2020, the day their establishment smothered Sanders’ primary surge, there was never a time when even most Democrats agreed Joe should be president. In fact, Biden has recently behaved in ways that, in normal times, would convince the party he cannot be.
Biden has always had two fundamental problems: He’s irrepressibly loquacious, and he’s not very smart. Today, add a third: age-related cognitive impairment.
People who have observed them in elderly relatives recognize symptoms of advancing senility, and cannot understand why a loving family would permit Joe’s frequent public self-humiliations:
In January, Catholic Joe told black voters, “I was raised in the black church.” In February, Joe called a female voter a “dog-faced pony soldier, and in March, “proud O-biden-bama Democrat” Joe told supporters, “We cannot win this re-election… We can only re-elect Donald Trump”. A week later, Joe angrily told a Detroit voter, “You’re full of sh**!”
Also in March, Joe drew a blank on America’s Declaration of Independence – and his Creator: “We [unintelligible] to…self-evident, all men created by – you know, you know…the thing!”
Last year, Joe said, “China is not our problem.” Now, struggling for relevance during the panic, Joe blasted President Trump’s Wuhan virus strategies – before plagiarizing them – twice.
Then, when the teleprompter slipped during a scripted event, Joe ad-libbed, “And, uh, and, and in addition to that, uh, and in addition to that, we have to, uh, make sure that we, uh, we are in a position that we are, well, lemme, lemme go to a second thing. I’ve spoken enough on that.”
Later, responding to a question about President Trump’s coronavirus performance, Biden said, “We have to take care of the cure that will make the problem worse no matter what.”
Ironically billed as “a voice of clarity during uncertain times,” Joe recently launched prerecorded podcasts edited to remove his verbal blunders. Even so, insisting that the president was holding up millions of coronavirus relief checks, Biden issued this doozy: “No American should have to wait a single minute so Donald Trump can put his signature on a physical check.”
Last week, Joe told ABC: “We cannot let this, we’ve never allowed any crisis from the Civil War straight through to the pandemic of 17, all the way around, 16, we have never, never let our democracy sakes second fiddle, way they, we can both have a democracy and elections and at the same time correct the public health.”
In another podcast, Joe said: “We have to make sure everyone has access to maintain and maintain affordable health insurance coverage. We should be making it easier not harder to make sure…to make sense…uh…let me put another way, it makes no sense, it makes no sense.”
Biden’s limitations are excruciatingly obvious. Courts have appointed conservators for more-coherent seniors.
One suspects that selfish desperation overrides any concern his family may have for Biden’s welfare. After all, their sketchy dealings and prosperity were built on Joe’s decades-long national/international influence.
But, Democrats backing Biden appear desperate, too, because, while former-President Barack Obama hogged the media spotlight for two terms, and Hillary Clinton was so “inevitable,” the party never developed a national bench. If nominated, Joe will not have prevailed so much as the alternatives running were even less plausible.
Let’s stop pretending there’s nothing wrong with Biden, and that enough people will vote for a confused, unpredictable, backward-looking, geriatric careerist who lacks even average mental capabilities, let alone the fitness to be president. Sidelining Joe would be a kindness.
If Biden’s family won’t do it…Democrats, it’s your move.