I’m growing more and more angry at the way Joe Biden is being treated by his family and political party during the 2020 Presidential campaign. If any of us treated our elder scions in this way, we’d be accused of elder abuse – and rightly so!
Mr. Biden is clearly not in full control of his senses. He rambles, loses track of what he’s saying, speaks nonsense words and phrases, and requires a teleprompter to remember what he has to say – even to the extent of apparently not being able to answer questions without one. His movements are no longer as springy and zesty as they used to be; to demonstrate that, compare footage of him just a year ago to footage of him today. The difference is clear.
Mr. Biden is obviously being kept in place as a campaign figurehead to unseat Donald Trump from the Presidency. His handlers in the Democratic Party have doubtless decided that he’s a relatively innocuous political figure who’ll attract uncommitted voters, while others in the party – from his Vice-Presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, to other prominent Democrats in Congress and the Senate – will espouse and/or defend more controversial policies.
As soon as Mr. Biden has served his purpose (assuming the Democrats win in November), he’ll doubtless be “put out to pasture”, probably by invoking the 25th Amendment, or kept in place as a figurehead President while others rule in his name (shades of Mrs. Edith Wilson and her usurpation of Presidential authority during Woodrow Wilson‘s second term?). Either way, overtly or covertly, Ms. Harris will succeed to the Presidency. Who will her Vice-Presidential candidate be when the time comes to end the charade? With our luck, probably Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or someone with equally extreme views – someone who’d never normally attract enough electoral support to prevail.
Let’s be clear. I don’t care about Mr. Biden’s politics. I’m just very sorry for him as a human being. As a pastor, I’ve worked with a large number of people in his position. I’ve watched their decline. I know the signs. So do many of my friends and readers, including a hospice nurse who describes his symptoms as unmistakable. Yet, when I ask local Democratic Party officials about it, they uniformly evade my question and/or refuse to answer it directly. They claim he’s “got excellent medical care”, and maintain that “if he was that sick, his doctors would have made him rest”, or something like that. They never, ever come out and admit that his clearly-visible symptoms are what they are.
Why are we, the American electorate, putting up with this? Why are we accepting as valid the candidacy of any politician who is clearly not in full control of himself? Why are we tolerating what de facto amounts to elder abuse?
And why are the mainstream media not all asking this question, aloud, and demanding answers? Their complicity in this conspiracy of silence is deafening.
The Emperor-candidate has no clothes. Mr. Biden is visibly not capable of running even his campaign, let alone the United States. His handlers are making all the running, and we’re sitting back and letting them get away with it. As long as we do, we are all complicit in this elder abuse.
Shame on us all.