Biden Keeps Forgetting Obama's Name

The Hammer

Veteran Member
Good article on Joe's mental decline. Here's your (presumptive) Dem nominee, everyone!

Joe Biden Keeps Forgetting Barack Obama’s Name and It’s Getting Uncomfortable

Joe Biden has done something few have ever done with his comeback in the 2020 Democratic primary.

Left for dead just two weeks ago after getting blown out in the first three states, he took South Carolina and then over performed on Super Tuesday. He’s now the dominant frontrunner again, as most of the rest of the field have consolidated around his candidacy. He deserves credit for that, at least insofar as he was able to remain standing while Bernie Sanders burned his own campaign down with praise for communists.

But anyone who’s watched Biden the last six months knows that his sudden rise doesn’t mean that he’s okay. I touched on that in an opinion piece two days ago, in which I spent most of my time talking about the white-washing of his radical policies, but I also noted his precipitous mental decline.

Joe Biden is not a “moderate,” and nothing about him is going to change just because he’s retaken the lead in the Democratic primary. The mental decline? It’s still happening and it will only get worse.
Well, that appears to be true.

View: https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1235679030113955846?s=19


This isn’t the first time he’s forgotten Barack Obama’s name either. It’s been a fairly continual lapse on his part.

View: https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1235689244007337984?s=19


This is not normal and it’s not something someone with all their mental faculties does. You don’t just “forget” the name of the president you served as VP under for eight years, and it wasn’t that long ago. Heck, Biden’s entire campaign centers on the Obama administration, so it’s not like the former president is not incredibly visible. When you couple this with Biden routinely forgetting where he is, what he’s even saying, and slurring his speech (not stuttering, slurring), it’s not going out on much of a limb to access that there’s something very wrong with him.

Now, I understand the rebuttal will be “but Trump!” because that’s always the rebuttal to everything. That’s a dishonest comparison. When Trump spits out a word salad, he’s doing it because he’s not overly knowledgeable on a subject and is trying to talk his way around it. Part of his personality is to never show weakness, and for better or worse, that means he’s never going to just say “I don’t know.” If someone wants to critique Trump on that, go ahead, but it’s not the same thing as what’s happening with Biden.

You don’t see any real sign that Trump is slowing down. He’s doesn’t forget basic details, i.e. forgetting what city he’s in, confusing his wife and sister, forgetting the word “God,” or not remembering Barack Obama’s name. Further, you can see a clear decline in the last decade for Biden in his public speaking. In 2012, he was sharp and quick-witted while debating Paul Ryan. Today, he can barely go five minutes without a verbal “gaffe” and it’s hard to even understand his enunciation at times. Trump is the same guy he was 30 years ago when he speaks, love him, hate him, or indifferent.

Here’s Matt Stoller, a progressive leader, saying what everyone already knows.

View: https://twitter.com/matthewstoller/status/1235717812699594753?s=19


Look, I get that I’ll simply be accused of concern trolling here, and sure, I wouldn’t want Joe Biden winning even if he were an Adonis of mental fortitude. But watching him right now is legitimately uncomfortable, especially if you’ve ever had a family member go through this. It strikes me as almost gross to keep parading him around, but I realize there’s no turning back now.

My assumption is that the Democrat plan here is to keep Biden under wraps and try to nurse him to victory. This mirrors what Hillary did after she showed very obvious health issues during the summer of 2016 (including collapsing and having to be thrown into a van). That didn’t work out then, as her absence in key states doomed her campaign. We’ll see how that strategy works in November. Regardless, Democrats had the chance to pick someone who didn’t show clear signs of dementia. They have to ride the horse they’ve chosen now, though.

 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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More like you see your 90 year old senile grandpa pick up the car keys and head for the door. Instead of stopping him, you allow him to leave, knowing that there’s a very high probability he’s going to kill someone.
 

Zahra

Veteran Member
More like you see your 90 year old senile grandpa pick up the car keys and head for the door. Instead of stopping him, you allow him to leave, knowing that there’s a very high probability he’s going to kill someone.
Yep, and Dems don't want to just allow him to keep driving the car when he clearly shouldn't - they want to hand him the key to the nukes too!
 

Groucho

Veteran Member
I said it in another thread, the 25th Amendment will be used to allow the VP to become prez. Maybe Chelsea? :shkr:
 

Blacknarwhal

TB Fanatic
sorta like all the folks who want/wanted Hillary, when most of her responses were

"I don't recall"
True. The difference here, though, is that HIS "I Don't Recall" will be way more believable. He barely remembers his former (?) boss' name, the day of the week, and just who it is he's married to. Him not remembering events of five years ago makes some sense in light of that.
 

Satanta

Stone Cold Crazy
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More like you see your 90 year old senile grandpa pick up the car keys and head for the door. Instead of stopping him, you allow him to leave, knowing that there’s a very high probability he’s going to kill someone.
I would go so far as to say "Giving then the kes" and asking they grab a six-pack of beer on the way home.
 

Dobbin

Faithful Steed
They have to ride the horse they’ve chosen now, though.
Hillary will help them put him out to pasture, I'm sure.

One might even say she'll put a gun to his head - she has capable and well paid surrogates.

But she won't need as the Democratic Party will give her the key to the gate.

Dobbin
 

PghPanther

Veteran Member
Biden is the vehicle and its the vp selection that will count...........the crazy Jurassic commie Bernie won't work....

If Biden is elected he won't last the presidency.............the vp will become the pres.

Whoever Biden has as the vp will be in fact that president in time if they get in.........the vp selection for Biden is the real candidate here.

Biden is only the vehicle.....and the best conduit they have to get either a female or a non-White female into the oval office.
 

NoDandy

Has No Life - Lives on TB
So he cannot remember Obama's name. Hell, Joe probably does not remember his own name most of the time.
 

The Hammer

Veteran Member
I don't think there will be more than one. A partial one at that. A public breakdown will most likely ensue that finishes Biden off. Works for me.
Every campaign stop is a public breakdown at this point. I don't think Joe can make it to the convention. And he's looking so mentally incompetent that no VP candidate will save him.
 

Jeep

Veteran Member
This is one way Hilldog can serve 3 terms as president if I remember correctly. If she is Biden's VP choice and he is elected and steps down after a little while, she takes over as president. Then because she was elected VP, she still can serve two more terms as president after taking over from Biden. And as power and money hungry as she is, I am sure this has crossed her mind more than once.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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This is one way Hilldog can serve 3 terms as president if I remember correctly. If she is Biden's VP choice and he is elected and steps down after a little while, she takes over as president. Then because she was elected VP, she still can serve two more terms as president after taking over from Biden. And as power and money hungry as she is, I am sure this has crossed her mind more than once.
First, Biden would need to serve two years plus one day. Second, you’re evidently assuming Hitlery will survive into at least her mid-90’s. In reality, she won’t last another 5 years.
 

Jeep

Veteran Member
First, Biden would need to serve two years plus one day. Second, you’re evidently assuming Hitlery will survive into at least her mid-90’s. In reality, she won’t last another 5 years.
Most of us would be happy if she dropped dead tomorrow. And that would be one grave I would wait in line to pee on.
 
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