There’s no getting around it, Democratic 2020 frontrunner, Joe Biden, is a gaffe-making machine. Little time passes when he does not say something oddly wrong or unsettling. In the past, the left has been able to brush it off as quirky mistakes. Now, after a string of gaffes, even Democrats are questioning the man who wants to be president.
We all know about the odd things Joe Biden has said in the past. Perhaps his biggest reputation (aside from the creepy touching) has been his tendency to make gaffes. Even though he has prepared speeches the same as every other candidate, the former vice president has trouble saying simple things.
In recent weeks, he’s made numerous gaffes. During a speech where he tried to blame Trump for mass shootings, he slurred his words and had trouble pronouncing several. During his trip to Iowa, he set a new record for gaffes. He said “we choose truth over facts,” confusing many. He mistook former British Prime Minister Theresa May, once again, with Margaret Thatcher.
And then there was the big one, where he said “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”
That’s not even the end of it. Recently, he said he was vice president in 2018. Uh… what?
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said over the weekend that he was Vice President during the Parkland tragedy in 2018, which was over a year after he left the White House at the end of the Obama administration.
“I watched what happened when the kids from Parkland marched up to – and I met with them, and then they went off up on the hill when I was Vice President,” Biden claimed on Saturday. [Source: Daily Wire]
That wasn’t even a one-time gaffe. CNN noted that Biden repeated the claim while talking to reporters, saying, “Those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president.”
So, it wasn’t just a slip of the tongue. He said “Parkland” twice, specifically referring to the Parkland school shooting from February, 2018. That was over a year and half after he left the position of VP.
This should trouble everyone. Especially Democrats. Right now, the left believes Joe Biden is their best chance at taking down Donald Trump in 2020. He far more moderate in his views than the rest of the candidates. Yet he still backs the left’s radical support for illegal immigration and other socialist policies.
But he’s a gaffe-making machine. The latest gaffe has to make you wonder, what’s going on in his head?
President Trump noticed, tweeting, “Does anybody really believe he is mentally fit to be president? We are “playing” in a very big and complicated world. Joe doesn’t have a clue!”
Many Democrat noticed as well.
One of the most vocal was Adam Jentleson, a one time deputy chief of staff to former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Shortly after the gaffes went viral on Thursday, Jentleson took to social media and called on Biden’s team to prove their candidate was up to the task of running for president…
The sentiment was echoed by Ryan Grim, the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for The Intercept. Grim, himself, suggested Biden’s team would have to be “sociopathic” to try to install a candidate “not fully with it” in the Oval Office. [Source: Breitbart]
Obama’s old adviser, David Axelrod said Biden’s blunders will raise anxieties among Democrats about his ability. Tony Schwartz complained that Biden’s gaffes made him “his own worse enemy.”
It’s pretty bad when top Democrats are calling out Biden’s frequent mistakes. But they know what we know: Biden and all his bizarre gaffes is poison to a General Election.
If he goes up against Donald Trump, messing up dates and insulting minorities, few Americans will want to support him.
Why would anyone support a man they are worried about? Biden’s gaffes make him appear more and more mentally unfit for office. The left can throw as much money at Biden as they want. The mainstream media can make him appear as the greatest candidate since Kennedy.
But when he keeps confusing world leaders, says odd things about kids, and messes up the year, the problem will only get worse.
Not that I’m complaining.