JOE BIDEN RESEARCH THREAD: Please post anything related to Joe Biden and growing questions about his mental health and fitness to run as candidate for President in 2020.
Reminder: The Wolf reserves the right to moderate comments as needed. Not that we expect any problems from our QTreepers! 😉
First, here is Dr. Leonard McCoy delivering the bad news about Joe Biden to Captain James T. Kirk:
So really, what’s happening with Joe Biden?
People are starting to ask the question.
Including the Bernie Bots:
‘We All See What’s Going on Here:’ Dem Strategist Says ‘Deteriorating’ Biden Will Lead to Disaster for Party
By Johnathan Jones
Published March 7, 2020 at 12:45pm
A top surrogate for the Bernie Sanders campaign told Fox News this week that former Vice President Joe Biden is “mentally deteriorating” and warned that Democrats will face a “disaster” if the presidential hopeful is nominated.
Justin Horwitz, a Democrat strategist and a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign, told Fox News host Tucker Carlson Thursday that there is a consensus among top Democrats that Biden is in a steep mental “decline.”
“He is a candidate that is mentally deteriorating,” Horwitz said Biden on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“People in the Democratic establishment say, ‘Oh don’t say that’. They really believe that they can shield Joe Biden from public scrutiny and the reality is, they can’t,” he said.
Horwitz’s comments come after a month in which Biden has made a number of gaffes on the campaign trail.
While campaigning in South Carolina in February, Biden told potential voters, “My name’s Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate.”
Days later, Biden was introducing Jamie Harrison, a candidate for the Senate in South Carolina, when he mistakenly introduced Harrison as the “next president.”
Biden also claimed that gun violence has killed 150 million Americans since 2007, mistakenly referred to Fox News host Chris Wallace as “Chuck” and stumbled while attempting to recite the Declaration of Independence.
“All men and women created by — go, you know, you know — the thing,” Biden said at an event in Texas on Monday.
These and other gaffes have led many Republicans and some Democrats to question the candidate’s cognitive health.
A number of the former vice president’s supporters told Fox News at the Biden rally Monday in Texas that they are concerned by his repeated gaffes.
“It’s very concerning. I mean, when he’s getting softballs thrown at him and he can’t answer the question,” a supporter told Fox News. “It’s getting rougher. The hard times haven’t even started.”
President Donald Trump has also turned the question of Biden’s mental acuity into a campaign issue.
At a Fox News town hall event Thursday, Trump challenged Biden’s competency while explaining his dismay at the candidate’s surprising victories on Super Tuesday.
“Then we have this crazy thing that happened on Tuesday, which [Biden] thought was Thursday, but he also said 150 million people were killed with guns and that he was running for the the United States Senate,” Trump said.
“There’s something going on there,” the president added.
FG&C pointed us to this Medium article:
FG&C quotes & comments below:
….all signs point towards the Democratic establishment using this man’s name recognition so that they can handpick the POTUS after the National Convention. … it is possible that the Democratic establishment, unbeknownst to former Vice President Biden, could be planning on a Biden win strictly so that they can create a vacancy on the ticket that only they can fill.
Once former Vice President Biden is on the ticket, the Democratic establishment could declare him too cognitively unfit to fulfill his role. This would leave a vacancy on the ticket.
if Biden wins the nomination, they will find a way to remove him from the ticket “due to a decline in health.
After this vacancy is established, the Democrats are free to arbitrarily replace Biden with whomever they want.
From the DNC rules:
“Filling a Vacancy on the National Ticket: In the event of death, resignation or disability of a nominee of the Party for President or Vice President after the adjournment of the National Convention, the National Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee shall confer with the Democratic leadership of the United States Congress and the Democratic Governors Association and shall report to the Democratic National Committee, which is authorized to fill the vacancy or vacancies.”
the vacancy would be decided by Tom Perez (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Steny Hoyer (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Jim Clyburn (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Chuck Schumer (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Dick Durbin (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), and the DGA will decide on their own who will be our Democratic nominee.
I think FG&C has nailed the DNC’s plan.
What else can we say?