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Democrats, Media Were the First to Raise Issues About Biden’s Cognitive Health

Democrats, Media Were the First to Raise Issues About Biden’s Cognitive Health

Just months ago, Democrats and the MSM led the way in questioning Joe Biden’s mental and physical health. But they have now declared the issue off limits. Wonder why?

Two things have been made clear in recent weeks as Joe Biden has moved ever closer to winning the Democratic presidential nomination:

1) The Trump campaign is going to continue to make questions about his cognitive health a campaign issue.
2) The mainstream media and Democrats are going to continue to run interference for Biden.

As I wrote last week, asking questions about Biden’s age and health should not be off the table – especially when you consider how the left and their MSM allies have set the standard on this by way of questioning Trump’s mental health for years.

Nevertheless, the press and Democrats are operating on their usual double standards when it comes to discussions of the mental and physical health of presidential candidates. Trump’s is fair game, but Biden’s is not.

But more or less declaring that Joe Biden’s cognitive health is off limits for debate is actually a relatively new position for the left and media to take, as Glenn Greenwald documented in a stunningly detailed piece that outlined the origins of questions about Biden’s fitness to lead the country:

One of the earliest mainstream figures to raise serious questions about Biden’s cognitive decline was MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell immediately before the June, 2019 presidential debate. The long-time reporter, not exactly known as a Trump sympathizer to put that mildly, went on air amidst a series of rambling, incoherent Biden appearances and said: “the question is, does he still have his stuff? How sharp is he?,” prompting Chris Matthews to immediately understand her point and reply: “You know you’re answering the question with the question.”


Greenwald continued:

One of the most explicit and direct attacks on Biden’s cognitive fitness to run for President and to serve came from Democratic Senator Cory Booker (now a Biden endorser). After a CNN presidential debate in September — in which Biden had bizarrely rambled about how the key to solving the problems in African-American communities was having parents play “the record player” for their children, and during which [Julián] Castro had pointedly accused Biden of having forgotten what he had said just moments earlier — Booker unflinchingly suggested Biden lacked the ability to endure the rigours of the campaign (the full Booker interview is here):


Here’s a video clip of that Castro/Biden exchange during the September Democratic debate, where it was very clear what Castro was insinuating about Biden’s mental abilities:

Greenwald documented many more instances of these types of questions being raised by other Democrats and media figures, which you can read and watch in full here. Twitter user Jamie Maz started an extensive Twitter thread that noted how many commentators and other public figures had sounded alarm bells over the last year about Biden’s cognitive fitness.

What’s changed between then and now? Biden’s campaign went from being close to over to being firmly in the driver’s seat. Barring a late surge from Sen. Bernie Sanders in the remaining primary states, it seems safe to predict at this point that Biden will win the Democratic presidential nomination.

Because of that, stories or issues that have the potential to negatively impact Biden’s campaign will now be scrubbed and/or buried and condemned by the same people who just months ago led the way in questioning Joe Biden’s mental and physical health – presumably because at the time they preferred a more “woke” candidate like Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

But Warren’s out now and Sanders is on the ropes. With Biden now the frontrunner in the delegate count, it’s all hands on deck for the MSM and the left as they now seek to drag Joe Biden over the primary and general election finish lines – just like they did Hillary Clinton in 2016.

The left and their allies in the press are nothing if not predictable.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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2smartforlibs | March 12, 2020 at 5:07 pm

That’s was when they thought another loser was going to win.

Connivin Caniff | March 12, 2020 at 5:15 pm

Republicans go out of their way to say “how nice” he is. Baloney, he is a repulsive, boorish, crooked, stupid bully. So if you Repubs think he is “nice”, you can go to hell too. And take A.G. Barr, Bull Durham and Wray with you. You are all phonies with ulterior motives.

    I thought Biden was a relatively decent guy until I saw him creeping out a little girl and launching into those older blue-collar guys who started raising legitimate concerns with him (and, for the firt time in my nearly 70 years and interncontinental travel, I heard the expression “Dog-face-Pony-Soldier”).

    (Did not mean to down-vote that, but click on Rely.) I think Trump would have had a MUCH smoother administration if he had kept Christie on as head of his transition team and then appointed him as AG. He would have gotten a loyal, smart, politically very astute former Federal prosecutor, who might have kept Trump from his most serious issues and drained some of the swamp in DOJ and FBI.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Connivin Caniff. | March 12, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Hear! Hear!

    He talks like a molester doesn’t he???????

    Let’s ask all those women he’s sniffed and fondled…….

Yesterday NPR’s Mara Liasson and crew spent a full segment trying to knock down ‘right wing rumors’ regarding Biden’s mental decline.

They used phrases like “Joe is hitting on all cylinders,” and how “active” he’s been on the campaign trail. Implying, of course, that being active is not possible unless one is mentally fit.

They’re bloody sneaky about the way they lie.

Look, everybody at the DNC knows Slow Roll Joe has become a Stalking Horse for the Wicked Witch of Chappaqua. He will suddenly ‘take ill’ during the convention which will thus create a vacuum for a brokered convention. Witchy-Poo and Mike Obama will become the Party’s candidates. Having created a ‘win-win’ ticket, the Party of Moloch will congratulate themselves for getting rid of Bernie and Slow Joe, get two ‘women’ close(er) to occupying the Oval Office and counter anything POTUS45 accomplished.

At least that’s what they think.

But they have now declared the issue off limits. Wonder why?

Iowahawk’s wisdom is evergreen: Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.

It’ll be a Biden-HRC ticket. Shortly into the first term, Biden will be declared the Alzheimer case he increasingly seems to be, and SHrillary Shrooooooo will finally get her dream.

BTW, since Trump apparently met with a Brazilian official with COVID, let’s see if the Donald comes down with it or not. If he doesn’t, or becomes a return-to-normal survivor rather than the casualty his age suggests, I hope his campaign pushes that against the very real health concerns that a Biden-Shroooooo ticket would raise.

Democrats were also first to question Obama, McCain, etc. eligibility, too. They don’t shy away from controversy, and there seems to be few repercussions to motivate change and accountability.

pablo panadero | March 12, 2020 at 6:03 pm

Biden will look like a complete idiot in the Sunday debate with Bernie. He will still likely win the nomination, but this will be the last debate. They will wait until the convention to try to pull a different nominee in there.

You’d think one of the lessons the official organs of the Democratic party would have learned from 2016 was: don’t protect a bad candidate. But, of course, they never learn anything.

How sharp is he?

We all used to make fun of Obama and his senate “Present” votes.

But Slow Joe isn’t even present.

I guess they thought Warren would do better than she did…

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to utroukx. | March 12, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Lizzie might be the Trojan Horse Faced…. that the DNC illegally erects……

What if Joe during the debate, plagiarizes Reagan’s quip “not to use for political purposes his opponent’s youth and inexperience.“ That would never fly, as it would remind people of how he has plagiarized his entire career.

More leftist treason:

174 House Dems: Convicted Terrorists Must Not Be Barred from Working for TSA!

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 12, 2020 at 11:19 pm

Rut Ruh!!!!!!

Mentally incompetent….

“Biden Deploys Debunked Attack in Attempt to Capitalize on Coronavirus”

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | March 12, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Trump Campaign Responds to Joe Biden’s Accusatory Coronavirus Press Conference

    Tim Murtaugh, Trump 2020 communications director, responded in a statement on Thursday.

    “In the past, Joe Biden has shown terrible judgment and incompetence

    in the face of public health issues,” Murtaugh said.

    “The Obama White House had to publicly apologize for and clean up after Biden

    when his irresponsible remarks caused panic during the swine flu outbreak in 2009.

    Just weeks ago, he was openly critical of President Trump’s early move to restrict travel from China to the United States in response to the coronavirus – a decision which medical experts agree helped impede the spread of the virus to this country.

    Yesterday his campaign actually raised the vile conspiracy theory that the President purposely allowed the coronavirus to spread.

    In times like this, America needs leadership and Biden has shown none. President Trump acted early and decisively and has put the United States on stronger footing than other nations. His every move has been aimed at keeping Americans safe, while

    Joe Biden has sought to capitalize politically and stoke citizens’ fears.”

It has to be disconcerting for the MSM to now have to actively support someone who’s only qualification for office has always been that he was the lesser of multiple evils. They know Biden is a corrupt, often violent and perverted little man but, he’s THEIR corrupt, often violent and perverted little man so he MUST be praised. Anyone that hasn’t read Peter Sweitzer’s “Profiles in Corruption” should do so quickly. If I read more than 5 or 6 pages of it at a time, I develop an almost uncontrollable desire to head to DNC Headquarters…