MAGAs like to claim that Joe Biden is a doddering old fool in deep cognitive decline.
Reposted from my Substack
However, they also believe - at the same time magically - that Biden is also simultaneously a super-genius criminal mastermind who managed to steal millions of votes without leaving a single physical trace at all. Somehow, he magically defeated every recount, every audit, and every court without hardly lifting a finger. And he is the mystical Svengali behind four different prosecutors in three different jurisdictions -- none of whom work for the White House -- all suing and prosecuting Trump and his associates for Business Fraud, Election Interference, Conspiracy, inciting an Insurrection and refusing to return stolen Classified Documents. Again, he is doing this without speaking a word about any of it to Merrick Garland who has vowed to resign if that conversation happens, and without having any control of Special Counsel Jack Smith, Fanni Willis, Alvin Bragg or Letitia James. Or else they think Barack Obama is doing all these things from behind the scenes. But then again they also still think he's a Muslim Foreigner. And they think Hillary Clinton eats babies - while she and Bill are helping Obama "truly" run things from their vacation homes in Martha's Vineyard and the Hamptons. Secretly running the Country from a rocking chair on a porch.
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They give Biden all the negative influence on earth and credit for literally nothing. They don't credit him for jobs lost due to Covid coming back faster than from any other economic downturn in history, or for maintaining the lowest sustained period of low unemployment, the greatest GDP growth and the greatest deficit reduction in History. They don't give him credit for the Covid Vaccine Distribution Plan that saved the live of millions of Americans, or the American Rescue Act that kept so many Americans out of destitution, or the Infrastructure Act, the CHIPs Bill, the PACT Act, the first major Gun Safety Law in decades, restoring the Violence Against Women Act, Standing behind Ukraine to prevent Putin from threatening NATO, helping negotiate the release of almost 100 hostages from Hamas, under Biden our energy independence is at the highest rate in 70 years, we have had over 4 million migrants at the border expelled, or the Inflation Reduction Act which has brought inflation down from 9% to 3.7% in one year. He’s been the most successful President legislatively at implementing his agenda to the benefit of the American people since FDR, but none of that matters to them.
Because who could believe that a guy with decades of experience in the Senate and almost a decade as Vice President just might actually know what he's doing?
This week the Lincoln Project produced a video that shows several times where Trump has stumbled across his own tongue with word salad.
Time and time again, Trump says ridiculous things. He mispronounces words, he gets people confused, he thought it was a good idea to look directly into an eclipse, he can’t walk down a ramp, he almost walked out of a signing ceremony without signing anything. He’s a mess.
It was Trump who said we should inject bleach and use “UV lights under the skin” to fight Covid-19.
“Disinfectants” are poisonous. Literally. It is poison, it would kill someone.
In response the Lincoln Project’s latest ad Trump has claimed that the video they show is “AI Generated.”
"The perverts and losers at the failed and once disbanded Lincoln Project, and others, are using A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) in their Fake television commercials in order to make me look as bad and pathetic as Crooked Joe Biden, not an easy thing to do," he posted on TruthSocial. "Fox News shouldn’t run these ads, just as low ratings CNN & MSDNC will not, under any circumstances, run negative ads on Biden or the Democrats.
"They are, after all, in-kind campaign contributors to the Dems!"
These videos are not “AI.”
In fact, none of the footage used in the ad was generated by AI and was all archived news video.
The Lincoln Project itself fired back at Trump on Tuesday morning and argued that his response confirmed their ad's insinuation that he's going senile.
"Donald Trump, are you in such mental decline you can't tell the difference between reality and AI?" they wrote on Twitter. "You're losing it. We know it, your people know it, and now you do too. At least you remembered to name us this time."
On the other side, there have been some occasions where Biden has fallen and tripped. He also got back up. There was the time he fell asleep during an interview - except that wasn’t Biden, it was Harry Belafonte. That video was faked.
And then there was the time that he tried to shake hands with no one there - except actually, there was someone there, they were just a few feet off camera.
Trump claims the videos of him are fake when they aren’t. Then he and his campaign claim doctored videos of Biden are real when they’re really faked.
These are the facts and reality we’re dealing with. One side openly lies, then blames the other side for lying when they haven’t. I’m not gonna say that no Democrat has ever lied, that would be ridiculous. Clearly, they have lied at least once in a while.
No, what I’m saying is that the Democratic position doesn’t depend on lies. Democrats don’t have to lie because their policies are highly successful and highly popular.
Democrats want a stronger America. I know people don’t say that very often, but it’s true. We want better and affordable health care. We can prove that because we have better health outcomes. We want law and order, again, we can prove that because we have less crime and lower murder rates. We want to rebuild the infrastructure, stronger bridges, better roads and high-speed rail. We want cleaner water, cleaner air, cleaner food and cleaner energy. We want people to be able to practice their own religion — whatever that may be — without forcing that religion onto others. We want to take corporate money out of politics and return it to the people. We want people to be able to live with the most personal autonomy and freedom, without taking freedom away from others. We want more open access to the vote and less partisan gerrymandering - not because that grants us an advantage, it’s because that’s what we should be doing.
Joe Biden is not perfect, he’s not even the favorite candidate among many Democrats, but he supports that agenda. He has a stutter, just like George W. Bush who once said “You can’t put food on your family.” He’s always been a gaffe machine. He’s always been the guy that makes you slap your forehead and exclaim ‘Oy vey, there he goes again.” He deserves to be fairly evaluated on his mistakes - sure - but also on his successes.
Whether you think Biden or Trump is in decline or not, even if you like him lots and he’s your “Hero” the fact is that Donald Trump doesn’t support that agenda.
Trump is all about grievance. He’s all about retribution. He’s about consolidating power and control into his own hands, using the Military against public protests, stocking the government full of loyalist sycophants who don’t care about the Separation of Powers, the Constitution or the Rule of Law, indoctrinating students to think the way he thinks, attacking and shutting down the media he doesn’t like. You can see for yourself in his own “plan” at Agenda 47.
Last night Trump admitted to Hannity that if he were re-elected that “On Day One” he’ll be a Dictator.”
Hannity later pressed the former president about the recent warnings by analysts, one of which was shared by Trump himself, that he could turn America into a dictatorship.
Trump vowed that he wouldn't be a dictator if elected to a second term, "except day one," where he would use dictatorial power to close the border and "drill, drill, drill" for oil, and after that he wouldn't be a dictator anymore — but he didn't give a definitive answer when Hannity asked him, “Do you in any way have any plans whatsoever if reelected president to abuse power, to break the law, to use the government to go after people?”
He’s letting the unspoken be said out loud.
He’s not about protecting freedom or making America better, he just wants to stifle dissent. He just wants control even if he really doesn’t know what to do with it.
The “Doddering Fool/Svengali” or the “Power mad Tyrant.”
That’s the issue we’re going to face in 2024.