Joe Biden Is Going Nuts, by Jim Goad. Here at the Wentworth Report we’ve been pretty much ignoring Joe Biden, on the assumption that we are a long way from the next US election. Although he is the front-runner now, Biden probably won’t be the Democrat candidate. But you never know.
Perhaps part of it is due to the pressure of being an old white man who’s posing as the standard-bearer of a political party whose sole agenda these days is the extermination and debasement of old white men. How taxing must it be to run on the premise of, “Well, sure, everything I represent sucks, but at least I acknowledge it, so vote for me, anyway”? I could see how that could take its toll on a fella.
But most of it is due to the fact that he has always been a liar who jumbled the facts, compounded by a septuagenarian brain that is rapidly fermenting.
Biden is often referred to as a “gaffe machine,” and although that’s accurate, it doesn’t tell the whole story. A gaffe, by definition, is an unintentional mistake. There was the time when, in front of a crowd, he told wheelchair-bound Missouri state senator Chuck Graham to stand up. There was the time he called Barack Obama the “first sorta mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” Those are simply dumb, clumsy mistakes.
But throughout his career, he has also blatantly lied about himself:
• He claimed he finished in the top half of his law-school class; he actually finished 76th out of 85.
• He has repeatedly claimed that both he and members of his family were coal miners. He even plagiarized sections of a speech from British politician Neil Kinnock about how his ancestors would work in the coal mines for 12 hours and then come up to play football for four hours. He was ultimately forced to admit he was lying. …
• He claims he participated in sit-ins and boycotts during the Civil Rights era and then was later forced to acknowledge that, no, he didn’t do any of that, although he did briefly work at a predominantly black swimming pool. …
Even though his handlers seem desperately engaged in ensuring that Biden hardly ever says anything in public, he’s made the following aircraft-carrier-sized mistakes since declaring his candidacy this spring:
• He claimed that alleged Russian election meddling in 2016 would never have happened on his and Barack Obama’s watch, although they were the only president and vice president able to watch in 2016. …
True to form, Donald Trump has already pounced on Biden’s flagrant senility, dubbing him “Sleepy Joe” and saying he has “truly lost his fastball.” Biden’s wife Jill, who has dealt up close and personal with his fake teeth and fake hair longer than anyone, is urging people to overlook his countless shortcomings, “swallow a little bit,” and vote for him anyway, because he’s the only one who has a chance of beating Donald Trump.
Democrats are faced with an unenviable choice: Either support a pathological liar whose brain is falling apart and who may have to start wearing diapers at any minute, or prop up some nonwhite, non-male, or non-hetero communist for whom only bearded, overweight podcasters and transgender Tinker Bells would vote.
Great paragraph at the end. Read the link for many more Biden-gaffes.