24 Mar JOE BIDEN: DEMENTIA #2. HEALTH OF THE 2020 CANDIDATES VIII.
This is a highly controversial issue. This writer will attempt mightily to be non-partisan in addressing the question, although admittedly not a fan of this candidate.
The following post will document speech and behavior patterns that support the notion of the candidate’s mental confusion. The excerpts are taken from conservative publications. For those readers who oppose the question of dementia, please read no further.
A future post will offer statements and opinions that the 77.5 year old’s mental capacity is either normal or above normal for age.
Caitlin Johnstone, Consortium News, March 6, 2020.
“I hate repeatedly writing about the obvious and undeniable fact that an old man is exhibiting obvious and undeniable symptoms of incipient dementia.” She offers a series of instances, including the following:
- “We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women are created by the, go, you know the, you know the thing.” (Forgetting the first line of the Declaration of Independence.)
- “I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate. Look me over, if you like what you see help out, if not for the other Bi- gimme a look through okay.” (He had not been a Senate candidate for many years.)
- Calling Fox News host “Chuck” not Chris Wallace.
- Right here in the state of North South Carolina.” (Did the Carolinas merge?)
- Working with Deng Xiaoping on the Paris Climate Accord. (Deng died 23 years ago)
Brian C. Joondeph, American Thinker, August 26, 2019.
This author, quoting the Alzheimer’s Association definition for dementia, “At least two of the following core metal functions must be significantly impaired to be considered dementia.”
Memory: Biden placed the R. Kennedy and King assassinations in the late 1970; both occurred in 1968.
Communication: At an Iowa campaign event, “My long friend time fiend, and she’s a friend, and she’s been my friend, in and out of public life.”
Focus and Attention: Biden thought he was vice president during the 2018 Parkland shooting. He also confused Theresa May with Margaret Thatcher.
Reasoning and judgement: Hair smelling and overzealous touching of women and young girls.
Visual perception: In 2008 Biden told a wheelchair-bound Missouri state senator to “stand up” for a round of applause.
To be continued…….