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Assault on America, Day 264: Democrats have more to worry about than Joe Biden’s flubs

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It may be a little hard to remember now, but one of Joe Biden’s most notorious senior moments occurred eleven years ago during the 2008 presidential campaign, when he infamously fumbled, “Look, John's (McCain's) last minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number one job facing the middle class... and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word, jobs, J-O-B-S, jobs...! (Audience applauds… apparently, the onlookers couldn't count either).

Perhaps the most humorous thing about the incident was Biden wasn’t joking when he said it. There was no irony involved. Just plain, naked stupidity, Joe’s calling card for decades now.

The moment was funny, yes, because the gaffe was so plainly obvious. Even a kindergartener learning to sound out words could’ve caught the error when ‘ol Grampa Joe was up on stage with microphone in hand trying to sound authoritative. If a high school football player ever dropped the ball so glaringly, he’d be running laps after practice and likely sitting on the bench at game time, but not Biden. Not only did he go on to serve eight years as our country’s number two, he was virtually begged to run for the top “job” four years ago, only to decline because of family mourning and the rigors and difficulty of waging a nationwide campaign.

Oh yeah… it was Hillary’s turn too. It could be the party poohbahs promised her in ’08 that if she went gently into the good night and didn’t run as an independent candidate against her rival Obama that she’d be guaranteed the next-in-line after Barack was done halting the rising oceans and transforming America into a politically correct fiefdom for the culturally challenged elite. Sad.

Now Joe’s making the run though he can’t stop putting his foot in his mouth. It’s hardly surprising to anyone who’s observed politics in the past 30 years and change (or when Biden first ran for president in 1988), but his struggles have become so noxious that it’s even got his friends and colleagues wondering whether he has the head-game to finish the primary campaign and then wage political war against the real enemy, President Donald Trump.

Is Biden mentally fit? We all want to know, apparently. S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin reported at The Washington Times, “Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro called out the elephant in the room when he questioned whether Joseph R. Biden was mentally fit to be president, pulling back the curtain on a debate that has been raging inside the Democratic Party since the former vice president entered the race...
“While nobody suggested that Mr. Biden is feeble or suffering from dementia, the most common assessment was that he is not at the top of his game. His performance in the debates this year were a mere shadow of his debate stage prowess in years past, such as with Republican Paul Ryan in the 2012 vice presidential debate. After the Ryan bout, The Guardian described Mr. Biden as putting on an ‘alpha-male display,’ and Rolling Stone magazine said he ‘steamrolled’ Mr. Ryan.

“None of those descriptions are being applied to Mr. Biden’s performances these days. After last week’s debate, The Washington Post graciously gave him a B+.”

Talk about grade inflation. While it’s true Biden seemed to hold his own against the onslaught of angst thrown at him on stage, he didn’t exactly come close to a standard of excellence in debate performance. If anything, Joe looked exhausted by the degree of antagonism stemming from within his own party, something he just isn’t used to. As Obama’s right-hand man and behind-the-scenes political counselor and bull-crap expert, Biden probably didn’t incur a derogatory word said about him for years when shielded by the aura of “the chosen one.”

Why would anyone feel a need to criticize Biden as vice president? Obama was the one out there saying things like “the police acted stupidly” and “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” Biden was conveniently tucked away most of the time, making public appearances only to flash his beaming pearly-white grin and perform tasks every vice president does -- primarily, to make the boss look good.

Now it’s different for him. As the Democrat race leader for months now Biden’s presentation isn’t being taken for granted any longer. What used to engender smiles, nods and friendly pats on the back now have people close to him wondering… ‘is his mind really going this time?’ Heck, even “I am Spartacus” Cory Booker said after last Thursday’s debate, “there are definitely moments when you listen to Joe Biden and you just wonder.”

Wonder, what, Cory?

Of course, many of the same “mentally slipping” accusations have been levelled against President Trump too, but not with the same degree of worry and concern for his wellbeing. Whereas his friends would like to defend and protect Biden from the damaging effects of harsh criticism, those same people have lobbied to cart Trump off to an insane asylum where he could entertain his fellow funny-farm patients with wild tales of a growing economy and how large his crowd sizes are/were.

How many times have Democrats and anti-Trumpers talked about invoking the 25th Amendment and declaring Trump unfit and needing to be removed from office? These delusional dolts hope Vice President Pence and a majority of the Trump cabinet (or some other body designated by Congress) could pull their own internal coup d'é tat and bring in the white coated medical and psychiatric police to be rid of his tweeting and occasionally bizarre utterances forever.

It’s all conjecture, but not where Biden is concerned. In addition to the strange gaffes, Biden’s left eye filled with blood on national TV (during the “climate change” CNN forum three weeks ago) and his teeth/dentures appeared to come unglued while he spoke in Houston. By themselves, none of these things would be sufficient to deem Biden as too-far-past-prime, but cumulatively, it adds up. Sooner or later when the media won’t stop speculating about your health rather than propping up your bid to beat Donald Trump, that’s trouble.

Crazy and senile aren’t good qualities for a political candidate -- unless you’re Bernie Sanders. But “The Bern” has been letting loose his crazy socialist lunacy for decades -- the onset of age hasn’t changed him much. And Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren comes across as sharp as a tack even though deep down, she probably still believes she’s a Cherokee Indian.

Even Hillary Clinton was seen and respected for a keen intellect in 2016. Her health concerns centered more on her stamina and potential inability to physically handle the office of the presidency. A lot of conservatives thought she was cranky and quirky… but not completely intellectually bankrupt.

But not “Grampa Joe.” For him, the attention just keeps getting worse. And it’s not like the waves of comment and reproach will suddenly cease, either, unless somehow Biden pulls it all together and stops screwing up every time he’s before a camera. Isn’t that the nature of politics? It’s almost like Trump’s able to get away with a few verbal miscues because he’s got the media and public so conditioned to his random off-the-wall remarks.

Trump’s also got his campaign’s focus on the real issues in next year’s election, so much so that one of his fiercest former rivals recently paid him a high compliment. Hunter Lovell reported at The Washington Examiner, “Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos that President Trump has ‘broken the Democratic Party’ and that Democrats are solely focused on ‘hating him.’ ...

“[W]hat the Democrats told the American people is they want to raise your taxes, they want to triple the price you pay for a gallon of gas at the pump, they want open borders, they want to take away your health insurance, and they want to take away your guns,’ the Texas senator continued.

“Cruz asserted that the Democratic candidates' policy proposals are ‘designed to resonate in the faculty lounges at an Ivy League college’ and challenged Stephanopoulos to find one working American who supports their agenda. ‘I think Donald Trump has broken the Democratic Party,’ Cruz said. ‘They are defined now just by hating him. They ought to be the party of jobs. They used to be a party focused on jobs. They're not anymore.’”

Maybe it’s because Democrats still think “jobs” is a three-letter word. Or perhaps Cruz is right and they don’t really care about the working man and woman like they once did, preferring instead to win the adoration and backing of academic stuffed shirts and still wet-behind-the-ears Millennials who went to big-name schools and got degrees in transgender cultural sensitivity but can’t find anyone who wants to hire them now.

Cruz wasn’t the only one to point out how Democrats spent three hours “debating” two weeks ago yet didn’t even mention the economy. In Houston there was plenty of talk about their respective healthcare takeovers (I mean “plans”), a good waxing on “climate change,” a healthy dose of gun-bashing and even a little bit on education policy, but none of them wanted to touch on unemployment, interest rates or the national debt.

Or jobs. Yeah, Joe, the word is spelled J-O-B-S -- you used to know it. What’s wrong, can’t remember it now?

Democrat candidates did spend much of the evening pecking at Trump and how awful he is. Kamala Harris even pretended to speak directly to him during her opening statement, ending with a quip, “You can go back to watching Fox News now.” But Harris and the others didn’t want to discuss real things -- just their made-up fantasies about the world coming to an end because of the president’s “racism” and what they accuse him of believing in.

Americans aren’t fooled by Democrats and their lack of substance. Speculation over Joe Biden’s mental state will last as long as he continues to stumble every other sentence, but in the end it doesn’t matter. If he and his fellow Democrats won’t talk about jobs and the economy, they might as well all be demented.

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