Ten years ago, the establishment suffered a crippling embarrassment when internal emails were leaked from one of the world’s leading climate institutes. Respected scientists had been “hiding the decline” in global temperatures for years, while claiming that we were all about to die from global warming. Today the establishment is caught between a rock and a hard place as they try to hide a very different sort of decline: The mental decline of the Democrat Party’s nominee for President of the United States. It’s not going well for them.
The Democrats have to get Joe Biden out in front of people, because his campaign is failing badly. He’s campaigning in states that Hillary Clinton won back in 2016. That’s never a good sign. But the more that they trot Joe Biden out in front of the cameras, the worse the situation gets.
The Democrat Party’s cheerleading squad, otherwise known as “the media,” wants to pretend that the increasingly frequent gaffes that Biden is sputtering on the campaign trail are just examples of “Joe being Joe.” That’s not true. If Joe Biden were 20 years younger and was running around saying the things he is saying today, you would think he’s a crazy person.
At a staged campaign “event” on Monday, which involved no actual Biden supporters and a group of local journalists spread out in shame circles, Biden excitedly told the gathering, “I’m running as a proud Democrat for the Senate!”
We’re three weeks out from the election, and the man who supposedly vanquished more than 30 opponents in the totally-not-rigged Democrat primaries isn’t sure what office he’s running for. That’s the third time this year, by the way, that Biden has forgotten what office his handlers have him running for.
Later during the speech, Biden told the gathered reporters to “Go to IWill.com/Ohio,” which is a website that does not exist. Well, as of this writing the website doesn’t exist. Perhaps the Trump campaign – which is an actual campaign for President of the United States – will purchase that website address and put up some videos of Biden’s increasingly bewildering gaffes.
As he was rushing to his plane earlier in the week, Biden stopped to offer some advice to Democrats in the US Senate. Biden was asked whether Democrats should consider Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s faith in the confirmation hearings this week. To his credit, Biden advised the Senate Democrats not to do so, based on his own personal experience.
“Her faith should not be considered,” said Biden. “You may remember I got in trouble when we were running against the senator who was a Mormon – the governor.”
You know. That Mormon guy, what’s-his-name?
A few days ago, at another event that featured no actual Biden supporters and a group of reporters, Biden bizarrely stated, “Everywhere I’ve been hearing all around the country: You’re trying your breast. But it never feels like enough.”
Feel free to insert your own joke about Joe Biden creeping on little kids after that one.
As mentioned previously, Biden rested in his basement for 40% of the month of September. He just can’t keep up with the grueling pace of a presidential campaign at his age, so he spent 13 days trying to recover his strength enough to get out there some more. Even those appearances were slow-motion train wrecks.
Biden completely botched the Pledge of Allegiance at a September event. It wasn’t even close. He recited the entire pledge as, “I pledge allegiance to the United States of America, one nation, indivisible, under God. For real!”
In another speech, he said that 200 million Americans (almost two-thirds of our population) would die from coronavirus before he finished speaking. He also said that he is “constantly tested” for cognitive decline, before stating that he’s never been tested for cognitive decline.
Joe Biden is forcing the media to break its old habit of hanging on every word that a Democrat nominee says. They can’t cover his events as breathlessly as they did with Hillary Clinton, because the Alzheimer’s is making Joe Biden such a wild card. No one knows what he’s going to say or do next.
Most of us, by now, have gotten over the shock of the Democrats actually running this guy for president. It’s all so cynical. The second debate with Donald Trump was canceled, and we probably shouldn’t kid ourselves into thinking that the third debate will happen. They just can’t afford to put Biden in front of a microphone again, unscripted and for 90 minutes. Even with a biased moderator there to help him, it’s just too risky. Joe Biden is a hot mess.