Did Reagan Suffer from Dementia? Does Biden? Who Cares?

 

In an effort to explain to people why he does not hold press conferences, Joe Biden held a press conference yesterday.  It went about as one might expect. For example, he was asked if he thought that the school closings might be a political problem for him. Yes or no might have sufficed, but Mr. Biden proved his detractors wrong about his intellect by delving into the issue a bit more deeply:

Oh, I think it could be, but I hope to God that they’re — that — look, maybe I’m kidding myself, but as time goes on, the voter who is just trying to figure out, as I said, how to take care of their family, put three squares on the table, stay safe, able to pay their mortgage or their rent, et cetera, has — is becoming much more informed on the motives of some of the political players and some of the — and the political parties. And I think that they are not going to be as susceptible to believing some of the outlandish things that have been said and continue to be said.

You know, every — every president, not necessarily in the first 12 months, but every president in the first couple of years — almost every president, excuse me, of the last presidents — at least four of them — have had polling numbers that are 44 percent favorable.

So, it’s this idea that — but you all — not you all — but now it is, “Well, Biden is at — one poll showed him at 33 percent. The average is 44 — 44, 45 percent. One polled him at 49 percent.”

I mean, the idea that — the American public are trying to sift their way through what’s real and what’s fake. And I don’t think as — I’ve never seen a time when the political coverage — the choice of what political coverage a voter looks to has as much impact on as what they believe; they go to get reinforced in their views, whether it’s MSNBC or whether it’s Fox or whatever.

I mean — and one of the things I find fascinating that’s happening — and you all are dealing with it every day — and it will impact on how things move — is that a lot of the speculation in the polling data shows that the — that the cables are heading south; they’re losing viewership. You know?

Well, Fox is okay for a while, but it’s not gated. And a lot of the rest are predicted to be not very much in the mix in the next four to five years. I don’t know whether that’s true or not.

But I do know that we have sort of put everybody in — put themselves in certain alleys. And they’ve decided that, you know, how many people who watch MSNBC also watch Fox, other than a politician trying to find out what’s going on in both places? How many people —

Again, I’m no expert in any of this. But the fact is, I think you have to acknowledge that what gets covered now is necessarily a little bit different than what gets covered in the past.

I’ve had a couple — well, I shouldn’t get into this.

But the nature not — the nature of the way things get covered — and this is my observation over the years I’ve been involved in public life — changed. And it’s changed because of everything from a thing called the Internet. It’s changed because of the way in which we have self-identified perspectives based on what channel you turn on, what — what network you look at — not network, but what cable you look at. And it’s — it’s never quite been like that.

Anyway.

I did not vote for Mr. Biden.  But I’m sure that those who did vote for him are thinking, “Thank goodness we finally have someone in the White House who is not a crazy unpredictable fool like Donald Trump.”  They must be relieved.

On the other hand, there are some critics who use answers like the one above to suggest that Mr. Biden must have some form of dementia.  I think those critics are way off base.

Is this answer less coherent than his speeches from 40-50 years ago? Of course not. You never know what Mr. Biden is going to say. And neither does Mr. Biden. He never has.

It’s possible that he has some form of dementia. Hard to say. But I’m convinced that this is just how his brain works, even on a good day.  He’s always been like this.  He would have struggled with a regular job, like a truck driver or a factory worker.  I don’t think he could have managed that.  Can you imagine him keeping track of a logbook or a time card?  He would have needed help to deal with details like that.

He excelled in politics through a lack of ethics, not through a powerful intellect.

This is not disease or old age.  This is just who Joe Biden is.  It’s who he’s always been.  Just ask Clarence Thomas, who didn’t understand many of Mr. Biden’s questions during his hearings.  Mr. Biden graduated 76th out of 85 students at Syracuse Law School, after having been kicked out for plagiarism.  Mr. Thomas is one of the great legal minds of our era.  Mr. Thomas had no idea what Mr. Biden was talking about.  Because most of Biden’s questions sounded like his answer above.

After Jimmy Carter’s spectacular failures 45 years ago, his leftist supporters suggested that perhaps the world was sufficiently complex that the Presidency was too complicated for one man to manage.  Even after Ronald Reagan proved them wrong, those leftists just couldn’t see that the problem with Jimmy Carter was not his intellect, but his leftism.

Dwelling on Mr. Biden’s supposed dementia is a mistake.

First of all, it may not be true.  It’s not at all clear that he is worse off intellectually than he was 50 years ago.

But more importantly, the problem with Mr. Biden is not his cognitive difficulties, but his leftism.

Did Ronald Reagan have early Alzheimer’s disease during his term as president?  Perhaps.  But he governed as a conservative, and conservatism works, so it was ok.  He lost his memory – not his judgment.  Even in a weakened state, Mr. Reagan would not have opened our borders, doubled our money supply, shut down our energy production, retreated from Afghanistan, defunded the police, allowed our history to be destroyed, promoted gender and race conflicts, and so on.  He might have needed help with his daily schedule.  He didn’t need help with reality.  He was a conservative.

If he had been a leftist like Carter, he would have failed like Carter.  If he had been a leftist like Biden, he would have failed like Biden.

But he wasn’t a leftist.  So he succeeded.  Even though he may have suffered from the same disease as Mr. Biden might be suffering from.  The disease doesn’t matter as much as their ideology.  A secretary can tell you when your next meeting is.  But if the president really believes that you can keep printing money until inflation stops, then there is no cure for that.  Leftism is a metastatic disease with no known cure.  Just ask Californians.  Or, now, Texans (having been over-run by Californians).  Or Venezuelans.  Or Cubans.  Or anyone that has been touched by leftism.

Did Mr. Reagan suffer from dementia during his presidency?  I’m not sure.  Does Mr. Biden?  I’m not sure.  But honestly, I don’t care.

Mr. Biden suffers from leftism.  And now, so do we.

Dementia is not the problem.  Leftism is.  It doesn’t matter who the president is, or how smart they are.  The person doesn’t matter.  Their age doesn’t matter.  Where they went to college doesn’t matter.

Leftism matters.

Leftism is destructive.  Regardless of who is promoting it.

Let’s stay focused on the real problem, here…

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  1. Jimmy Carter Member
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    He excelled in politics through a lack of ethics, not through a powerful intellect.

    Great line.

    Another real problem are the Voters.

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  2. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    Dr. Bastiat: Mr. Biden suffers from leftism.  And now, so do we.

    But according to his response to Peter Doocey’s question, he’s not a leftist so no problem there. 

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  3. Full Size Tabby Member
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    I have heard enough side-by-side recordings of Mr. Biden of today and of yesteryear to become convinced that he is less coherent today than he was ten or twenty years ago. But I agree that he was never coherent. 

    But I’m also not sure his incoherence has been due to leftism, as he has never appeared to have a solid belief or ideological system. He has always done what is conveniently before him. Today what is conveniently before him is far leftism. 

    So maybe the decline in coherent is that he is increasingly going with the far leftism that is conveniently before him. So maybe you’re correct after all. 

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  4. Ekosj Member
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: Mr. Biden suffers from leftism. And now, so do we.

    But according to his response to Peter Doocey’s question, he’s not a leftist so no problem there.

    I think FJB actually believes he’s not a Leftist.   That’s because I don’t think he has any principles at all.   He’ll say anything or adopt any position that he thinks ( or is told ) is politically advantageous.   Say your wife was killed by a drunk driver even though she wasn’t?  Sure.  Claim you got arrested in South Africa or during the Civil Rights era?  Why not?   Adopt Bernie Sander’s positions wholesale to save your butt in the primaries?   Absolutely.

     

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  5. Percival Thatcher
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    Dr. Bastiat:

    It’s possible that he has some form of dementia.  Hard to say.  But I’m convinced that this is just how his brain works, even on a good day.  He’s always been like this.  He would have struggled with a regular job, like a truck driver or a factory worker.  I don’t think he could have managed that.  Can you imagine him keeping track of a log book or a time card?  He would have needed help to deal with details like that.

    He excelled in politics through a lack of ethics, not through a powerful intellect. 

    This is not disease or old age.  This is just who Joe Biden is.  It’s who he’s always been.

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  6. Doug Kimball Thatcher
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    The only thing the Democrats ever said to Joe when he made one of his revelatory remarks was a quiet “shut up, Joe.”  Obama probably had him on a gag order, yet he still managed to make some huge blunders (like the “You want the billion dollars?”  inside baseball story.  Joe often seems unaware of his audience.  Keeping him in the basement was a strategy to save his candidacy from himself, that and the complicity of the press and big tech in keeping the bad news under wraps.  There was no attempt to get Joe Biden elected; he was just the least unfavorable candidate acceptable to Democrat leaders.  They knew there would be difficulties and gaffs, but they had Tech and the Press to run interference.  Nothing has really changed since the election.  Joe is still kept under wraps and controlled as best it can be managed.  Sometimes it is obvious.  Sometimes he goes off script and seems incoherent, but at least, yesterday, he was not insulting.  Listening, I can feel his brain catching some thread, then sensing danger, losing it.  Joe shoulders on, catching, losing.  But incoherence is better than speaking his mind.  

    Joe must be frustrated that he can’t just be the old Joe.  But he knows he can’t.  He couldn’t under Obama and he can’t now.  It’s easier to just stumble on, try not to say anything that will cause him grief, and try to reflect what he believes everyone around him believes, even if he doesn’t really believe it or doesn’t really understand.  If Joe is nothing else, he’s a loyal Democrat.

     

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  7. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: Mr. Biden suffers from leftism. And now, so do we.

    But according to his response to Peter Doocey’s question, he’s not a leftist so no problem there.

    I think FJB actually believes he’s not a Leftist. That’s because I don’t think he has any principles at all. He’ll say anything or adopt any position that he thinks ( or is told ) is politically advantageous. Say your wife was killed by a drunk driver even though she wasn’t? Sure. Claim you got arrested in South Africa or during the Civil Rights era? Why not? Adopt Bernie Sander’s positions wholesale to save your butt in the primaries? Absolutely.

     

    Yes, you are right.  He’s the Secret Life of Walter Mitty externalized.  

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  8. KentForrester Coolidge
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    Great analysis, Doc.  I think you’re right on. 

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  9. Franco Member
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    I agree entirely that the focus on Biden’s dementia is wasting opportunities.

    Biden has always been that guy who will screw things up somehow, some way. He’s of very average intelligence but thinks he’s smart. That’s a bad combination.

    I don’t like calling him a ‘leftist’ because I think it’s inaccurate. He’s a corporatist Democrat stooge. Real leftists have principles, they are more idealists than the cynical politicos who will pivot on a  but they have some level of ethics. We know that socialism and communism lead us to ruin, but more threatening is the corporate fascism that Pelosi Biden et al represent.

    Further I think the terms ‘left’ and ‘right’ are now completely obsolete and meaningless. That is, unless you are labeled “far right”, then you will lose your job and banks won’t cash your checks, and you might find yourself serving time in prison. But for political discourse it’s no longer applicable. We are in a four way fight. Corporatist Republicans and Maga Republicans, corporatist Democrats, and socialist Democrats.

    Just for fun:

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  10. Fritz Coolidge
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    Well, all his years in the Senate and then as Obama’s VP, he wasn’t obviously being run by some controllers from behind the curtain. But as president to adopt the policies he has, which have had such a devastating effect — I think his cognitive decline has made him more amenable to submitting to others’ influence and control, like when he was on a live mic at a signing of some EO or other, and he blurted out loud that he had no idea what he was signing there. (And when he goes off script and the handlers have to scramble). So it matters.

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  11. Percival Thatcher
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    Franco (View Comment):

    Biden has always been that guy who will screw things up somehow, some way. He’s of very average intelligence but thinks he’s smart. That’s a bad combination.

     

    He isn’t just on the left politically. He’d have to move further right on the intelligence bell curve to get up to “average.”

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  12. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    Franco (View Comment):
    He’s of very average intelligence

    That’s EXTREMELY optimistic, based on his academic and professorial record.   The idea that Mr. Biden is of average intelligence borders on outlandish. 

    Franco (View Comment):
    I don’t like calling him a ‘leftist’ because I think it’s inaccurate. He’s a corporatist Democrat stooge. Real leftists have principles, they are more idealists than the cynical politicos who will pivot on a  but they have some level of ethics.

    Ok.  Suggesting that Mr. Biden has either ethics or ideology is an exercise in positive thinking.  Fine.  His ethics & ideology are, at the very least, extremely flexible.  Or perhaps he has none. 

    Whatever. 

    Leftists are granted a great deal of leeway in terms of ethics & ideology.  The details are less important.  As long as Thatcher’s ratchet effect moves ever leftward. 

    Does Biden really believe in modern leftism?  Whatever that is this afternoon?  Maybe.  Or maybe not quite. 

    It doesn’t matter.  He’s a leftist.  So we end up in the same place as if Sanders had won. 

    So whatever…

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  13. Scott Wilmot Member
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):
    The idea that Mr. Biden is of average intelligence borders on outlandish.

    I believe Joe was selected by the PTB because of his low intelligence and lack of any moral character. He’s the perfect Democrat operative because he has “experience” and “gravitas” and is a “good Catholic” praised by the pope. He’s got the “credentials” to support every item on the Progressive Left’s agenda. He is the perfect puppet to be paraded before us by the PTB.

    With his press conference, he showed us he is not up to the task. I don’t feel sorry for this fool because he chose this course. But I do pray for his conversion.

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  14. Franco Member
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):
    He’s of very average intelligence

    That’s EXTREMELY optimistic, based on his academic and professorial record. The idea that Mr. Biden is of average intelligence borders on outlandish.

    I mean average among everyone. Like IQ 100, not average among successful people, or academic people. The people who dropped out of Community College because of the Fundamentals of Mathematics course was too hard, and guys like Corn Pop.

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  15. MiMac Thatcher
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    Actually what is most reprehensible about Biden & the Senate SCOTUS hearings is the 180 degree turn he did between Bork & Thomas. He attacked Bork b/c he claimed he did NOT believe in natural law- he then pivoted to attack Thomas FOR believing in natural law. I am sure Joe didn’t really understand what he was talking about (he had aides write the questions)- but his shameful pivot was unbelievable. But of course,  nobody in the compliant press bothered to ask Joe why he stopped believing in natural law after they finished borking Justice Bork.

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  16. Al Sparks Thatcher
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    Dr. Bastiat: Is this answer less coherent than his speeches from 40-50 years ago? Of course not. You never know what Mr. Biden is going to say. And neither does Mr. Biden. He never has.

    I’ve heard this argument before.  I accept it as a possibility.

    A president really doesn’t need to be on the ball if he has good people working for him and knows how to delegate.

    Being a U.S. Senator doesn’t prepare you for the presidency.  And if that’s all the experience you have, well…

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  17. Franco Member
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Leftists are granted a great deal of leeway in terms of ethics & ideology.  The details are less important.  As long as Thatcher’s ratchet effect moves ever leftward. 

    Does Biden really believe in modern leftism?  Whatever that is this afternoon?  Maybe.  Or maybe not quite. 

    It doesn’t matter.  He’s a leftist.  So we end up in the same place as if Sanders had won. 

    I agree entirely. 

    But I think that the threat – at the moment – isn’t coming from the left. It’s coming from the corporatist nougat center. Facebook, Google, Disney, Pfizer, Amazon et al. Democrats aren’t just in bed with these global companies, they are their willing hostages and whores. And so are a goodly number of Republicans. It’s basically fascism as it’s commonly defined. The government and monopolistic businesses in cahoots.  Communism is viscerally against this (even though their policies ultimately implode into the same results for people).

    I don’t mind these corporations making a ton of money, and I appreciate their contributions, I mind them manipulating our government to enact laws that make them more money – laws that infringe on my freedom. Once that starts to happen, I don’t like them so much anymore.

    So I guess I’m more sympathetic to commies when we are fighting fascists. I’ll fight the commies later.

    Maybe I’m calling for better targeting of our opponents. And prioritizing. Our fight right now is about freedom, not ideological direction. The ratchet effect is very real. I think things have gone beyond the ideology. We are already a socialist country. Free enterprise in America is becoming an impossible joke. It’s mega corporations and government regulations the little guy has to contend with, and now the pandemic rules just wiped out almost half of them.

    Cui Bono?

     

     

     

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  18. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    Franco (View Comment):
    But I think that the threat – at the moment – isn’t coming from the left. It’s coming from the corporatist nougat center. Facebook, Google, Disney, Pfizer, Amazon et al.

    Uh, these corporations are all run by leftists, even as they rake in countless millions.  But then, don’t good leftist leaders always rake in tons of money?

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  19. Jim McConnell Member
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    I have heard enough side-by-side recordings of Mr. Biden of today and of yesteryear to become convinced that he is less coherent today than he was ten or twenty years ago. But I agree that he was never coherent.

    But I’m also not sure his incoherence has been due to leftism, as he has never appeared to have a solid belief or ideological system. He has always done what is conveniently before him. Today what is conveniently before him is far leftism.

    So maybe the decline in coherent is that he is increasingly going with the far leftism that is conveniently before him. So maybe you’re correct after all.

    I think a lot of his hesitancy in answering questions comes from trying to process what he thinks his audience at that particular time wants to hear. He has been a politician all of his adult life, so his first thought is to please his audience and gain their support. I do not believe he has any guiding policy or moral convictions beyond that. I’ve been watching this guy for forty years, and haven’t seen any evidence of character in him.

    I think he is, as we used to say in the Army, “a nasty piece of work.”

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  20. Jim McConnell Member
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):
    He’s of very average intelligence

    That’s EXTREMELY optimistic, based on his academic and professorial record. The idea that Mr. Biden is of average intelligence borders on outlandish.

    Franco (View Comment):
    I don’t like calling him a ‘leftist’ because I think it’s inaccurate. He’s a corporatist Democrat stooge. Real leftists have principles, they are more idealists than the cynical politicos who will pivot on a but they have some level of ethics.

    Ok. Suggesting that Mr. Biden has either ethics or ideology is an exercise in positive thinking. Fine. His ethics & ideology are, at the very least, extremely flexible. Or perhaps he has none.

    Whatever.

    Leftists are granted a great deal of leeway in terms of ethics & ideology. The details are less important. As long as Thatcher’s ratchet effect moves ever leftward.

    Does Biden really believe in modern leftism? Whatever that is this afternoon? Maybe. Or maybe not quite.

    It doesn’t matter. He’s a leftist. So we end up in the same place as if Sanders had won.

    So whatever…

    I think maybe the two prime qualities required for success in a politician are 1) overweening ambition and 2) a lack of self-awareness. The third would probably be 3) flexible ethics.

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  21. Jim McConnell Member
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    MiMac (View Comment):

    Actually what is most reprehensible about Biden & the Senate SCOTUS hearings is the 180 degree turn he did between Bork & Thomas. He attacked Bork b/c he claimed he did NOT believe in natural law- he then pivoted to attack Thomas FOR believing in natural law. I am sure Joe didn’t really understand what he was talking about (he had aides write the questions)- but his shameful pivot was unbelievable. But of course, nobody in the compliant press bothered to ask Joe why he stopped believing in natural law after they finished borking Justice Bork.

    I can’t understand how anyone who watched those two hearings could not feel revulsion toward Joe Biden.

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  22. Skyler Coolidge
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    I agree 100% with this post.

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  23. navyjag Coolidge
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    So now you are a shrink too? Just kidding. This guy is dumb as a post and always has been. He is so inarticulate he could not win a high school debate. Would be shocked if his IQ was above 90. But obviously told by Clyburn and the elite clan to shut up, do what we say, stay in the basement and you can sleep in the Lincoln bedroom.  3 more years to roll the dice. Great times. 

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  24. Doctor Robert Member
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    Dr Bastiat, for whom I have great regard, consistently overlooks the signs of Mr Biden’s dementia which have been increasingly present over the last half decade.  I must respectfully disagree with him.  The man (Biden) is demented.  Not completely, but enough to disqualify him, in a sane world, from public office.

    The good Doctor argues that what some observers, myself included, see as dementia is instead the expression of a life-long personality disorder.

    Perhaps we can embrace the power of “and”. 

    Joe Biden is a narcissistic thug AND he’s becoming increasingly demented.

     

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  25. Flicker Coolidge
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    Biden is not nearly as facile as he once was, he has trouble finding words, crafting phrases, and speaking a direct point.  But he was coherent.  Three times he made a set-up, a main point, and a conclusion, a bit rambling but revolving around the same thing.  Whether he repeated himself for emphasis or because he forgot he already said it, or something in between, and — aside from his difficulty crafting sentences, which is a new problem for him — he was mentally cogent.

    Biden started his answer with “the voter … is becoming much more informed on the motives of some of the political players…”  Then he talked about varying poll numbers, and voters not trusting the news.

    Then he made three points:
    “… they go to get reinforced in their views, whether it’s MSNBC or whether it’s Fox or whatever.”
    “[They] put themselves in certain alleys.”
    “[The internet] changed because of the way in which we have self-identified perspectives based on what channel you turn on…”

    These points about voters reinforcing their own views by which networks they watch were the why to the preceding remarks about varying and low polling numbers.

    And I think he was honest in his answer, which is the strongest sign of his mental decline that I’ve seen.

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  26. Rodin Member
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    The real question in the OP is “why should we care?” The answer is because this is the second administration in a row where the chief executive is not exercising effective executive power. In President Trump’s case it was sabotage; in pResident Biden’s case it is taking advantage of cognitive decline. I do not doubt that Biden’s history of dimwittedness and ethical deficits means that the forces would be acting upon him whether or not he has baseline cognitive deficits. But the message he is projecting to the world is one of diminished capacity which makes international dealings problematic. With President Trump the question is when would he focus attention on a problem and a solution, the question with Biden is who is focusing attention on a problem and a solution? Once Trump focused, the backroom dealings were diminished (although not eliminated) and people responded as one would expect when there was a real threat to their ambitions. With Biden, even a straight look is not focused.

    The American people who supported Biden as “normalcy” will never get what they thought they would. We will get whatever the handlers decide. The Deep State triumphs.

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  27. James Salerno Inactive
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    MiMac (View Comment):

    Actually what is most reprehensible about Biden & the Senate SCOTUS hearings is the 180 degree turn he did between Bork & Thomas. He attacked Bork b/c he claimed he did NOT believe in natural law- he then pivoted to attack Thomas FOR believing in natural law. I am sure Joe didn’t really understand what he was talking about (he had aides write the questions)- but his shameful pivot was unbelievable. But of course, nobody in the compliant press bothered to ask Joe why he stopped believing in natural law after they finished borking Justice Bork.

    I can’t understand how anyone who watched those two hearings could not feel revulsion toward Joe Biden.

    Bork was a REAL originalist too. We would probably be in a much better place now if he got on the bench. Never forgive low IQ Biden for that.

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  28. I Walton Member
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    Great article.   He isn’t running anything however, except relations with China.  He has to do what they want because they have the goods on both Bidens.  So how does that play out with Russian tensions?   The Russians can push to see what they’ll get for free, but does China want us to attack  Russia?    Distraction, expense, weakness or appearance of weakness all serve Chinese interests.  Russia is not a threat to either the US or China so who knows?  But let’s not be deceived into believing Russia is a threat to either of us.  They are only a threat to their neighbors.    Easily managed with someone like Trump in the White House, but now we can’t know because the interests of the folks running matters are not clear,  include Chinese influence. but are not focused on long term US interests. . 

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  29. Buckpasser Member
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    With President Brandon Bidenstan’s dementia on full display Wendesday expect the left to go into full lying mode shortly.  Remember Harry Reid’s claim that Mitt Romney cheated and paid no taxes?   When he admitted that it was a lie, he said, well we won didn’t we?  Expect lots of that to come.

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  30. Skyler Coolidge
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    Rodin (View Comment):
    The American people who supported Biden as “normalcy” will never get what they thought they would. We will get whatever the handlers decide. The Deep State triumphs.

    The Deep State was always just the useful idiots. They won’t triumph.  The communists triumph when we have systemic collapse.

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