President Biden’s Dementia Is a Catastrophe

 

In the 2020 Democrat Party primary, the top three candidates ended up being Joe Biden (19 million votes), Bernie Sanders (10 million votes), and Elizabeth Warren (3 million votes).  Ok, so imagine that Sanders or Warren had won, instead of Biden.  What would they have done differently as President?  Nothing.  They would have spent enormous amounts of money that we don’t have.  They would have withdrawn from Afghanistan (Perhaps more gracefully.  Although perhaps not.).  They would have opened the Mexican border.  They would have spent all their time on issues like climate change, transsexuals, hate the rich, and so on.  All these are just mainstream Democrat Party policies now.  They would have done the same things as Mr. Biden has done.

And they would have gotten the same results.  Our economy would be imploding, the world would be less safe, crime would be skyrocketing, inflation would be growing, and so on.  Everything would be going pretty much as it is now.  And Americans would be blaming the Democrat policies that caused all this, and they would be very much looking forward to upcoming elections to fix these problems by changing our leadership from Democrat to Republican.

But unfortunately for America and the rest of the world, Mr. Biden appears to be suffering from dementia.  So now, rather than blaming our problems on the Democrat policies that caused them, people are blaming Mr. Biden’s apparent medical condition.  Which, again, is completely irrelevant.  We got these destructive policies because we elected Democrats, not because Mr. Biden got sick.

Mr. Biden’s dementia is a catastrophe.  It’s providing cover for the Democrats, by distracting everyone from the real cause of our problems:  Democrat policies.  It may even allow Democrats to replace Mr. Biden with an even more radical leftist, out of compassion for an old, sick man.

So rather than moving right, we could move even further left, even after the damage the left has done.  All because Mr. Biden appears ill.

The Democrat policies that are destroying our nation and endangering the world are very bad.  But Mr. Biden’s dementia makes this much, much worse.

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  1. Jimmy Carter Member
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    Dr. Bastiat: And Americans would be blaming the Democrat policies that caused all this, and they would be very much looking forward to upcoming elections to fix these problems by changing our leadership from Democrat to Republican.

    I don’t think so. Too many American cities prove that wrong. 

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  2. Nohaaj Coolidge
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    I fear you, as usual, are absolutely astute and accurate. Alliteratively. 

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  3. Hang On Member
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    With a president – any president – people think that they can get to know him. So they have a double score card. Personal and policy (which is usually war/peace and the economy). A president can be personally popular and not have policies that are liked (Obama). A president can be personally unpopular and have policies that are generally liked (Trump). A president can be personally unpopular and have policies that are disliked (Brandon). Many of the woke and economic policies are being tried on the state and city level and people are voting with their feet – at least those who have the wherewithal. Poor poor people. 

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  4. Hoyacon Member
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    I agree that this is catastrophic, and the post gives me a chance to ask a serious question.  Is there a “technical,” medical definition of dementia, and, if so, how would we measure it against Biden based on his public appearances (and without access to medical records)?

    My preference is the term “cognitively impaired,” which fits better with my layman’s sense of him and which is provable to the naked eye.

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  5. The Cynthonian Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    I agree that this is catastrophic, and the post gives me a chance to ask a serious question. Is there a “technical,” medical definition of dementia, and, if so, how would we measure it against Biden based on his public appearances (and without access to medical records)?

    My preference is the term “cognitively impaired,” which fits better with my layman’s sense of him and which is provable to the naked eye.

    One doc’s take:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/07/what_is_joe_bidens_life_expectancy.html

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  6. She Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    I agree that this is catastrophic, and the post gives me a chance to ask a serious question. Is there a “technical,” medical definition of dementia, and, if so, how would we measure it against Biden based on his public appearances (and without access to medical records)?

    My preference is the term “cognitively impaired,” which fits better with my layman’s sense of him and which is provable to the naked eye.

    Yeah. I’m not a doctor either.  However, I spent many years living 24x7x365 with a person diagnosed as suffering from dementia, and I see so much of him in Joe Biden that it breaks my heart.

    At least it would, were I not also very aware that Joe Biden (who’s been on my radar since his first appearance in national politics the year after I graduated from high school (I’m 67 BTW) has always been that of a rather stupid, and incredibly nasty and mean man.  Unlike the person I lived my life with during the last 10-15 of his.

    But the shouty, whispering, overly dramatic, pop-eyed, off-topic, self-important, incoherent, ramblings of Joe Biden, together with his very obvious physical limitations and incapacities, speak to me in ways that only increase my contempt for his family (whom I do the courtesy of believing must love him), and the Democrat party (whom I believe used him in unforgivable and manipulative ways in order to get rid of Donald Trump.)

    All I can do is hope and pray that this charade ends soon, and that this country can–shortly thereafter–find its way back to a better place.

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  7. namlliT noD Member
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    Dr. Bastiat: But unfortunately for America and the rest of the world, Mr. Biden appears to be suffering from dementia.  So now, rather than blaming our problems on the Democrat policies that caused them, people are blaming Mr. Biden’s apparent medical condition.

    I think everybody knows that the Executive Branch is being run, not by Biden, but by a group of democrat party operatives.  

    And by “everybody” I mean everybody.  Especially world powers.

     

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  8. Hoyacon Member
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    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: But unfortunately for America and the rest of the world, Mr. Biden appears to be suffering from dementia. So now, rather than blaming our problems on the Democrat policies that caused them, people are blaming Mr. Biden’s apparent medical condition.

    I think everybody knows that the Executive Branch is being run, not by Biden, but by a group of democrat party operatives.

    And by “everybody” I mean everybody. Especially world powers.

     

    Come on down, Susan Rice.

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  9. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: But unfortunately for America and the rest of the world, Mr. Biden appears to be suffering from dementia. So now, rather than blaming our problems on the Democrat policies that caused them, people are blaming Mr. Biden’s apparent medical condition.

    I think everybody knows that the Executive Branch is being run, not by Biden, but by a group of democrat party operatives.

    And by “everybody” I mean everybody. Especially world powers.

     

    A friend of mine who works in Washington, and is in a position to know, strongly believes that Mr. Biden is in charge.  Not his advisors.

    Hard to know for sure, I suppose… 

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  10. Hoyacon Member
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: But unfortunately for America and the rest of the world, Mr. Biden appears to be suffering from dementia. So now, rather than blaming our problems on the Democrat policies that caused them, people are blaming Mr. Biden’s apparent medical condition.

    I think everybody knows that the Executive Branch is being run, not by Biden, but by a group of democrat party operatives.

    And by “everybody” I mean everybody. Especially world powers.

    A friend of mine who works in Washington, and is in a position to know, strongly believes that Mr. Biden is in charge. Not his advisors.

    Hard to know for sure, I suppose…

    I’m no longer in a position to know, but my guess is that being in charge may mean that he gets the last word on initiatives generated by others (do that, don’t do that) and is generally aware of what’s going on inside the Administration to the extent that he is capable.

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  11. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    They speak of him as if he’s a resident in an elder care facility.

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  12. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: But unfortunately for America and the rest of the world, Mr. Biden appears to be suffering from dementia. So now, rather than blaming our problems on the Democrat policies that caused them, people are blaming Mr. Biden’s apparent medical condition.

    I think everybody knows that the Executive Branch is being run, not by Biden, but by a group of democrat party operatives.

    And by “everybody” I mean everybody. Especially world powers.

     

    A friend of mine who works in Washington, and is in a position to know, strongly believes that Mr. Biden is in charge. Not his advisors.

    Hard to know for sure, I suppose…

    I hope your friend is correct but, like some other people, I wonder if Ron Klain is actually running the country.  Of all of Biden’s bonehead policies, I think one of the worst has been his drawdown of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.  When this policy was announced, Klain praised it as being “historic”; which to me sounded a bit odd.

    The Reserve was never meant to be a cushion against idiotic Chief Executives.  Now, if a real disruption in world oil supplies actually occurs, the U.S. will be sucking wind.

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  13. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):
    I hope your friend is correct

    I’m not sure if I hope he’s right or if I hope he’s wrong…

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  14. Chowderhead Coolidge
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    It doesn’t matter that he has dementia. He is just a puppet. There is no way he is in charge of anything. Repeat this line, there is no way he is in charge of anything. It’s a fake president in a fake oval office. The real scary thing is who is calling the shots and where are they.

    Twitter @JimmyFailla

    Sad to hear Joe Biden has Covid. But on the plus side this is the first positive result of his presidency.

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  15. RufusRJones Member
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    The strategic petroleum reserve is at 50%. They stopped Trump from filling it up when oil was -$38 a barrel. I think it’s insane. Save it for the military or a real Geo political emergency.

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  16. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    The strategic petroleum reserve is at 50%. They stopped Trump from filling it up when oil was -$38 a barrel. I think it’s insane. Save it for the military or a real Geo political emergency.

    And don’t forget — Joe is selling it off to China and Russia.

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  17. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    The strategic petroleum reserve is at 50%. They stopped Trump from filling it up when oil was -$38 a barrel. I think it’s insane. Save it for the military or a real Geo political emergency.

    In addition, if we ever come to our senses and try to refill the Reserve, it will probably cause the price of gas to go up. (Which makes Biden’s actions especially stupid.)

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  18. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    The strategic petroleum reserve is at 50%. They stopped Trump from filling it up when oil was -$38 a barrel. I think it’s insane. Save it for the military or a real Geo political emergency.

    And don’t forget — Joe is selling it off to China and Russia.

    So, in addition to stupidity, it’s also treason.

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  19. RufusRJones Member
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    The strategic petroleum reserve is at 50%. They stopped Trump from filling it up when oil was -$38 a barrel. I think it’s insane. Save it for the military or a real Geo political emergency.

    In addition, if we ever come to our senses and try to refill the Reserve, it will probably cause the price of gas to go up. (Which makes Biden’s actions especially stupid.)

    It’s such a simple thing to run properly. 

    Government sucks. Government needs to stick to actual public goods. If they don’t stick to actual public goods, the ROI is negative. 

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  20. MarciN Member
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: But unfortunately for America and the rest of the world, Mr. Biden appears to be suffering from dementia. So now, rather than blaming our problems on the Democrat policies that caused them, people are blaming Mr. Biden’s apparent medical condition.

    I think everybody knows that the Executive Branch is being run, not by Biden, but by a group of democrat party operatives.

    And by “everybody” I mean everybody. Especially world powers.

    A friend of mine who works in Washington, and is in a position to know, strongly believes that Mr. Biden is in charge. Not his advisors.

    Hard to know for sure, I suppose…

    That is possible. I think many doctors and the general public underestimate the power of adrenaline on the human mind. I think the daily adrenaline surge he is getting from “finally being in power” is driving him. (Not to mention the loving attention of the White House staff.) I could see that in his Afghanistan speech when he said he was finally able to do what he had told Obama to do: “get us out of Afghanistan.” When he leaves office and is no longer subject to that surge, he will decline very fast. That’s my guess.

    That’s the miracle of human contact, by the way. Sometimes it’s a really great thing. But in this case, . . .

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  21. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Boy, would I like to get Jill Biden alone with some “veritaserum”.

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  22. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Nobody cares about Democrat policies as long as they get what they want out ot it.  Which is free money for as little work as possible.  As long as the Democrats champion WFH and $$$ for nothing while cheating for all they are worth they will continue to win

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  23. RufusRJones Member
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Nobody cares about Democrat policies as long as they get what they want out ot it. Which is free money for as little work as possible. As long as the Democrats champion WFH and $$$ for nothing while cheating for all they are worth they will continue to win

    Government Is How We Steal From Each Other™

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  24. Chuck Thatcher
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    Dr. Bastiat: We got these destructive policies because we elected Democrats, not because Mr. Biden got sick.

    Yes – this!

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  25. RufusRJones Member
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    What is going on here? Why this sudden about-face?

    Simple. The liberal media sees Biden failing and they want voters to turn their wrath on Biden, not the awful policies he brought with him to the Oval Office. The Times, the Washington Post and other liberal outposts would like Americans to think the failures of the Biden White House are due to the president’s age and fragility and not the Bernie Sanders playbook that rules the West Wing.

     

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  26. Jim McConnell Member
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: But unfortunately for America and the rest of the world, Mr. Biden appears to be suffering from dementia. So now, rather than blaming our problems on the Democrat policies that caused them, people are blaming Mr. Biden’s apparent medical condition.

    I think everybody knows that the Executive Branch is being run, not by Biden, but by a group of democrat party operatives.

    And by “everybody” I mean everybody. Especially world powers.

    A friend of mine who works in Washington, and is in a position to know, strongly believes that Mr. Biden is in charge. Not his advisors.

    Hard to know for sure, I suppose…

    That is plausible to me. I think many doctors and the general public underestimate the power of adrenaline on the human mind. I think the daily adrenaline surge he is getting from “finally being in power” is driving him. (Not to mention the loving attention of the White House staff.) I could see that in his Afghanistan speech when he said he was finally able to do what he told Obama to do in “getting us out of Afghanistan.” When he leaves office and is no longer subject to that surge, he will decline very fast. That’s my guess.

    That’s the miracle of human contact, by the way. Sometimes it’s a really great thing. But in this case, . . .

    The problem with living on adrenaline is like driving your car for 100 miles in second gear, to repeat the illustration my cardiologist used. 

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  27. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

     

    Simple. The liberal media sees Biden failing and they want voters to turn their wrath on Biden, not the awful policies he brought with him to the Oval Office. The Times, the Washington Post and other liberal outposts would like Americans to think the failures of the Biden White House are due to the president’s age and fragility and not the Bernie Sanders playbook that rules the West Wing.

    This is exactly correct. Throw out Biden if you like, but the sick policies of his administration will continue.  Hopefully nobody is fooled into thinking that cutting off the (figure)head will destroy the monster.

     

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  28. David Foster Member
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    “They would have spent all their time on issues like climate change, transsexuals, hate the rich, and so on. “

    I don’t think the dominant forces in the Democratic Party hate ‘the rich’ at all; they want the category of ‘the rich’ to include and be limited only to themselves and those who they consider as appropriate members of this category.

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  29. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    David Foster (View Comment):

    “They would have spent all their time on issues like climate change, transsexuals, hate the rich, and so on. “

    I don’t think the dominant forces in the Democratic Party hate ‘the rich’ at all; they want the category of ‘the rich’ to include and be limited only to themselves and those who they consider as appropriate members of this category.

    I don’t think they believe most of the things they say.   It’s just politics.  It’s all about the accumulation of power. 

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  30. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: But unfortunately for America and the rest of the world, Mr. Biden appears to be suffering from dementia. So now, rather than blaming our problems on the Democrat policies that caused them, people are blaming Mr. Biden’s apparent medical condition.

    I think everybody knows that the Executive Branch is being run, not by Biden, but by a group of democrat party operatives.

    And by “everybody” I mean everybody. Especially world powers.

     

    A friend of mine who works in Washington, and is in a position to know, strongly believes that Mr. Biden is in charge. Not his advisors.

    Hard to know for sure, I suppose…

    I’m no longer in a position to know, but my guess is that being in charge may mean that he gets the last word on initiatives generated by others (do that, don’t do that) and is generally aware of what’s going on to the extent that he is capable.

    Gotta wonder who is standing closest to the “football”.  When he was the VP, Biden used to consider it great sport to run away from his detail; that is, the one that carried the Veep’s version of the nuclear codes.

    I don’t even want to think about the present VP and her handling of the nuclear codes.

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