Most of us who have reached the age range that Joe Biden has have already watched our own parents age, decline, and suffer the indignities that invariably come with advancing age. We know we too will endure certain ailments or infirmities and hope we will be able to face them with courage and grace. Now, for reasons no one outside the Democratic Party understands, Joe Biden is being put through the ringer as a presidential candidate, an undertaking for which he clearly is not prepared, mentally or physically.
Biden has always had problems with honesty and the truth. He plagiarized part of a speech by Neil Kinnock during his run for president in 1987–88. He lied often during the Obama/Biden campaign and about his academic career. Google “Biden gaffes,” and you will get a long list of outright lies and countless injudicious remarks, many of them quite racist. Those who never stop claiming they are not racists usually are exactly that.
Biden underwent two surgeries for brain aneurysms in 1988. The surgeon who performed those procedures today feels the need to defend the health of Joe’s little gray cells even though it is quite obvious that he has lost more than a few steps. One might wonder about that doctor’s current mental state. Biden has a difficult time speaking clearly and frequently mixes up his words. (Nancy Pelosi does as well.) He often says the opposite of what he means to say. In New Hampshire, he said of his health care plan “We’ll make sure it’s not quality. We’ll make sure it’s only affordable.” How’s that for a brain misfire? There is that one the other day about valuing truth over facts! Then he forgot in which decade it was that MLK and RFK were killed. No wonder Obama did not want him to run; he is afraid that Biden’s continued bumbling will reflect poorly on his own legacy, however inflated that legacy is. read more