“It’s estimated that 200 million people will die, probably by the time I finish this talk.”
—Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for President of the United States, speaking in Philadelphia over the weekend.
Yes, a man just stated on television that about 60% of the United States’ population would die in seconds, and yet the vast majority of my Facebook friends are writing that civilization is doomed if he is not elected the leader of the United States.
As I think about it, this is only slightly less crazy than Joe’s statement. Maybe even a bit worse: after all, poor Biden is in the throes of progressive dementia. My friends are in the throes of progressive dementia. They want to have a sick man who is apparently unaware of what comes out of his own mouth leading the nation.
Biden has always said things that were careless, wrong or silly, because he’s just not very bright, and has never been. He had to repeat the third grade, you know. That’s just not a marker of future distinguished leadership. I remember my former classmates who had to repeat the early grades in elementary school, and they now are either in the custodian trade, unemployed, or teaching elementary school. Running for President was never in the cards for them, at least I used to think so. Yes, Joe’s career success is inspiring, in a way, kind of like Forrest Gump. But Forrest never ran for the White House. Not noticing that you have just falsely asserted that a national slaughter was underway is signature significance; a competent national leader simply doesn’t do that.
I was horrified a couple of years ago when I heard myself say “Aaron Burr” when I meant “Raymond Burr” in an ethics seminar. I was actually worried about it.
I know the Axis of Unethical Conduct is All Big Lies All The Time now, and Big Lie #9 is the one they are pretty much putting down their whole pile ofchips on: the Times front page this morning continues to carry out the strategy. It’s despicable, but Joe’s statement is like the TV show episode about the not-quite-right kid who hangs out with some high school bullies and sets one of their victims on fire because he is incapable of seeing the distinction.
Biden’s a teleprompter puppet, and even that isn’t working. It is apparent and undeniable, as if it wasn’t before,
- that the Democratic Party has abandoned all responsibility and integrity in their pursuit of power
- that no corruption, distortion or manipulation of our democratic processes is so extreme or dangerous that the Democrats are not willing to resort to it to achieve that end
- that Biden is either unaware of what is happening to him, or worse, is aware and is so irresponsible that he is willing to place his nation in peril anyway.
- that the Democrat “base” was so unimpressed with the mentally competent options for President that they deliberately chose someone incompetent who seemed more benign, and then placed one of the rejected contenders in a position to become President after, they hope, sneaking in the back door.
I’m scouring the thesaurus to find words that I haven’t had to overuse as this astounding strategy has unfolded. I’m sick of writing “unethical,” “unconscionable” and “despicable.” Let’s see…contemptible, deplorable, scummy, scurvy, wretched, abhorrent, abominable, condemnable, detestable, execrable, hateful, loathsome, odious, disgusting, reptilian, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, revulsive, 9discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, ignominious, shameful, base, ignoble, low, shabby, sordid, squalid, vile, blamable, censurable, reprehensible, reproachable, dastardly, unprincipled, unscrupulous.
And they all apply as well to those who not only are accepting this conduct, but willing to enable it to succeed.