“Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up.” — Barack Obama
Biden “has been wrong on nearly every major foreign-policy and national-security issue over the past four decades.” — Robert Gates, Obama’s defense secretary
Those two damning statements were brought to mind by journalist Michael Goodwin in his weekend column.
He also noted the now-famous picture of Biden with head bowed and grasping his hands in desperation at a rare press conference last Thursday on the bombing deaths of 13 U.S. serviceman and women.
That picture, which was seen on television and in newspapers around the world showed a weak, almost defeated president. It is the picture of a frail man who is mentally unfit to lead.
Dementia is a tragic illness. Many of us may suffer the same fate as we draw closer to the end of our lives.
It is also such a grave and serious illness that no one afflicted with it should be commander in chief with the lives of young servicemen and women in his hands.
It’s not Biden’s fault he is in a rapidly advancing stage of dementia — it may even specifically be Alzheimer’s, the White House is never going to tell us. Because of his illness, Biden should be pitied rather than scorned.
The blame for having a man who is incapable of making clear-headed decisions that affect the lives of every person on earth belongs initially to the Democratic Party, and ultimately to the Trump-hating voters who elected him. Desperate to dump Trump and regain the White House, the Democrats virtually handed him the nomination, knowing all too well he wasn’t up to the job. Anyone was better than Trump, right?
The blame also belongs to his wife, who continually props him up and points him in the right direction, knowing better than anyone that he is mentally unfit to be president.
None of that will change, as long as he can be propped up and steered towards a podium and continue to read from a teleprompter words that his handlers have written.
America and the world is in the hands of a ghost. A ghost with a nuclear arsenal that could blow this tiny planet to kingdom come.