My Aunt Faye passed away just a few short years ago. Sadly, her mind preceded her passing about two decades prior to that. My aunt was once a sharp lady and along with my uncle, who died decades before her of a heart attack, had built a nice life together. They were very comfortable in their earnings. It was a good thing they had financial resources, as my aunt, while physically healthy, suffered Alzheimer’s disease long before her passing.
At first, she became easily disoriented and was not sure where she was or where she was going. In a few short years, her memory continued to fade to the point where conversations became difficult, and then degraded to the point where she no longer remembered the faces of family and friends. The last five years of her life, she even lost her ability to talk. It was a horribly difficult and sad thing for the family to witness. The best the family could do was to take care of her and keep her comfortable and safe.
Sadly, there are myriads of families that have experienced similar difficult situations with cognitive impairment ravaging the mind of a loved one. As family, we protect and love these family members while maintaining as great a sense of dignity as possible for them.
Which brings me to my point.
What in the world is Jill Biden doing?
What are the rest of the Biden family doing? It has long been quietly surmised by anyone
that has eyes, ears, and a scintilla of objectivity that Joe was slipping mentally. He has always been a gaffe machine of the
first order, but lately it has become painfully apparent that his mental state
is significantly impaired. He certainly
doesn’t have the cognition to deal with the stresses and decisions required of
the office of the President of the United States of America. In fact, when a friendly reporter asked him recently
if he had undergone a cognitive test to refute such accusations, Joe Biden retorted testily as to whether
the reporter had had a drug test and further inquired as to whether he was a
junkie. C'Mon man!
As anyone paying attention to his campaign has noticed, Joe Biden forgets which state or city he is in repeatedly. He loses track of stories and struggles to find the words to communicate simple thoughts. He gets testy easily and even lashes out at supporters and the mainstream media, but then I repeat myself. Putting all of his political history and issues aside, is this truly the man that is best fit to lead the free world?
According to the Democrats, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”
Jill Biden’s first loyalty and responsibility should be towards her husband and his well-being, and not to the demands of the Democratic Party. Joe continues to confusedly read speeches from teleprompters as if that is the only requirement needed to be fulfilled for the office of the presidency. The Democrat Party has intentionally kept him in his basement avoiding most interviews and public appearances, under the guise of being “responsible” in this age of Covid-19. The few softball interviews and short public appearances that Joe has attempted have only served to further raise questions as to whether Joe is a few sandwiches shy of a picnic. And of course, Nancy Pelosi and other prominent party members are encouraging Joe not to debate President Trump. They KNOW how horribly that would go.
If Joe Biden cannot make it through short, scripted public appearances with a friendly crowd, or conduct a softball interview with a sycophantic media personality, how is he going to make tough, timely decisions in stressful and hostile situations as he runs the greatest country in the history of humankind? I don’t think Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, or Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are going to cut Uncle Joe any slack in their dealings with him. On the contrary, I think Joe’s debilitated state will be greatly used to their advantage and against the interests of freedom, liberty, and the United States of America.
Certainly knowing all of this, Jill Biden should not have allowed Joe to run for president. When it became glaringly obvious that he could not perform up to minimal standards on the campaign trail, she should have insisted to the DNC that Joe suspend his campaign. She should have done this as his loving wife who wants to protect Joe and what little dignity he has remaining.
I can understand the cynical and jaded Democrat party wishing to keep Joe Biden on the top of the ticket as their best chance to capture the White House. Considering the group of competitors running against him, I think a senile 47-year political career hack is indeed their best bet.
After all, if Aunt Faye were still alive, and a socialist, she too would be a better option for the Democratic nominee.
However, Jill Biden should know better and she should be deeply ashamed.