There’s nothing wrong with someone who is approaching his 80th birthday becoming forgetful or disoriented. This is often the case with President Joe Biden who turns 80 in November and who seems to forget where he is on a daily basis. It’s part of growing old, and something we all must face as the years pass. But such situations are deeply troubling when that person occupies the Oval Office, is our Commander-in-Chief, and holds the informal title of ‘Leader of the Free World.’
Similarly, aging affects each of us with a different timetable. For instance, former President Donald Trump will be 76 in June and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) turns 81 in September, and both seem far more youthful and lucid than Biden on his best day.
But it is Joe Biden who is our President. It is Biden who has his proverbial finger on the nuclear button. It is Biden who can wreck our country with the stroke of a pen or a single misstep on the world stage. And we’re seeing alarming evidence of his senility ever more frequently. Such was the case yesterday with this episode. Watch:
Confused President Biden: “What do we do now?” and what sounds like “do we leave?” after remarks on his administrations trucking action plan, alongside Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.
— El American (@ElAmerican_) April 4, 2022
Biden can clearly be heard asking, “What do we do now?” Heaven help us all.
Almost as disturbing as this footage was his speech itself, which was intended to provide detail of his Administration’s plan to address the national supply chain crisis as he stood aside Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
Included in Biden’s remarks was his typical attempt to wax poetic about his own youth, while clearly embellishing his experiences. And though sometimes such ramblings make us laugh – in the same way we laugh at clowns – they’re also indicative of Biden’s ongoing departure from reality and are distressing in their own right.
But let’s just imagine for a moment how this sequence of events unfolded. Biden’s handlers from his communications department undoubtedly prepped him beforehand with some coaching that sounded something like this… ‘The speech is short, Mr. President. Just be sure to follow the teleprompter, make lots of eye contact, and smile a lot. You won’t be answering any questions afterward, so when you’re done, just wave and smile, and walk off the stage using the stairs to your left.’
Yet he couldn’t even keep those instructions straight in his rapidly deteriorating mind.
The worst aspect of watching horrors like this unfold is the realization that there are no good solutions, at least for the next two-plus years. Waiting on the bench is the incomparable Vice-President Kamala Harris, and the prospects of her taking over the White House driver’s seat is even more unsettling. All we can do is wait it out and pray that the damage Biden causes in the meantime is kept to a minimum.
This story syndicated with permission from The Blue State Conservative
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