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Saturday, August 08, 2020

There's Still Time

There's still time. The Democrats need to consider the simple reality that Joe Biden's cognitive deficit is getting worse at an alarming rate. His recent interviews, as limited as they have been, indicate that the poor man is in trouble. 

When asked a question about relations with China, Biden responded:

“The way China will respond is when we gather the rest of the world that in fact [unintelligible] in in fr- in in in in open trade and making sure that we’re in a position that the world uh that that we deal with WHO the right way that in fact that’s when things begin to change.”

Re-read the response. It is a jumble of incoherent thoughts.

And then, as if the punctuate his cognitive deficit, Biden made a comments that, if made by any Republican, would have the main stream media screaming "racist" and demanding his withdrawal from the race:

"And by the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”

Wow! That's not a gaffe, it's the sign that the man doesn't understand the subtle implications of his words.  The Dems need to replace Biden with a candidate for president who does not have a severe cognitive deficit. And they need to do it now. 

With the exception of when Biden is reading teleprompted remarks prepared by his staff, he has become nearly unintelligible. He exhibits all the signs of some form of senile dementia—the thousand mile, deer-in-headlights stare, the inability to string three coherent sentences together coupled with occasional moments of lucid thought, the bluster to cover his cognitive deficit, the sad struggle to process the meaning of a question and then respond with something that is even close to the topic at hand. 

I've seen all this before. My father lived for 13 years with Alzheimer's disease and had all of these symptoms. It's tragic.

Over the past four years, the Democrats have done some reprehensible things, all driven by their loss in 2016 and their absolute hatred of Donald Trump. They have all but accused an elected president of treason and initiated a 2-year investigation that came up with nothing, they tried (in the case of Brett Kavanaugh) to destroy the reputation of a respected judge by relying on a concocted accusation that was completely evidence-free, they initiated a 'soft coup' that is only now coming to light, they impeached a sitting president over a telephone call.

But as vicious and dishonest as all of that was, it can, I suppose, be attributed to political hardball utilized in their unrelenting quest for power.

But BIden is another matter entirely. A major political party cannot—should not—put a cognitively disabled person in position to be elected President of the United States. Do they hate their own country so much that they're willing to risk major decisions to a man who cannot understand the issues and think clearly? Or maybe, they see Biden as a "moderate" vessel that will allow them to sail to victory in November, only to be replaced by a hard-left vice president within a few months of the election. The underlying reasons don't really matter.

Yes ... the Dems have done reprehensible things over the past four years. But running Biden is the most reprehensible of all— not because Biden is a bad guy—he isn't, even though I often disagreed with the politics he espoused back when he thought clearly—but because no responsible political party would do this. It is yet another reason that the Democrats do not deserve to lead.