If someone asked you what you thought of Joe Biden, what would you say?
The Associated Press asked Americans what word or phrase came to mind when you think of Joe Biden.
The results of the survey appear below.
26 percent had some variation of too old. Another 15 percent had some variant of confused or idiot. Only 24 percent had any type of positive association with Biden.
My answer would be “demented fool.”
Here’s Biden claiming on Monday that he literally (yes, his own words) talked Senator Strom Thurmond into voting for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
There are a couple of problems with Biden’s story. First, Biden wasn’t in Washington at the time. He was a 22 year old college student in Delaware. Second, Thurmond voted against the Act.
The founders saw energy as an essential attribute for the Presidency.
Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist No 70 that “a feeble Executive implies a feeble execution of the government. A feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a government ill executed, whatever it may be in theory, must be, in practice, a bad government. Taking it for granted, therefore, that all men of sense will agree in the necessity of an energetic Executive.”
The last superpower to be run by a leader as infirm as Biden was the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union had a string of aging and ailing authoritarian leaders–Brezhnev, Andropov, and Chernenko—in the decade preceding its collapse.
Will our aging and feeble political class and their enablers in the media cause the United States to have the same fate? Only time will tell.