With the release of the special counsel report from a Trump appointee that painted a negative (and inappropriate) portrait of the President’s memory, (a report where Mr. Hur’s summary of wilful conduct committed by the President on keeping classified documents was contradicted throughout the text by passages (page 215 for example) that there was no evidence of wilful conduct,) the chorus of political operatives on the left and white wetting their pants with concerns about whether Biden was strong enough to win in November has swelled.
While the President’s team does need to do a better job in putting him out there (not everyone watches the political shows every day where Mr. Biden routinely talks with the press on the White House grounds when he leaves or returns from events,) people on the left and center need to remember what the choice is right now for 2024.
President Biden is an old man prone to gaffes.
Consider the younger Speaker of the House Mike Johnson mistaking Iran for Israel when discussing aid. Please see below.
And let’s not forget the 77-year-old man running for the Republican Nomination who, unlike Mr. Biden, has demonstrated through his various unethical (resulting in two impeachments) and illegal actions (91 indictments) and gaffes while he was in the White House, is unfit to return to power.
Remember when Donald Trump confused Nancy Pelosi with Nikki Haley. That was just several weeks ago.
Yesterday (February 10, 2024,) this enemy of Democracy, Border Security, and paying bills on time, at a rally in South Carolina, said he would let Russia attack N.A.T.O. allies if they did not pay bills on time.
Again, this is rich coming from a person who has a record of not paying his bills, even for his campaign rallies.
He also attacked Nikki Haley’s husband, a military serviceman on duty in Africa, for not being with her at campaign events.
Where is Melania, Donald? Have you not noticed she has not been with you at any campaign or court event? MAGA voters should be worried about their American Duce’s mental capacity if he can not remember his wife is not by his side.
Yes, Joe Biden slips up. But he is clearly not unique and, despite people’s worries about his age, can vigorously defend the attacks against him. Take away the gaffe of mistaking Mexico for Egypt on Thursday, one could see the President give a stellar and, yes, passionate defense of his abilities and knowledge of events taking place around him.
Voters also need to consider what the two choices for President represent.
While he has been President, Mr. Biden has:
- Helped rebuild the economy, emphasizing “building the middle out and lifting the bottom up.”
- Presided over record job creation.
- Unlike Trump, signed legislation to modernize and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure and manufacturing sector.
- Overseen the Coronavirus vaccination efforts.
- Appointed more minorities and women to the federal bench than his predecessors.
- Launched the largest green economy and sustainability measures in history.
- Helped many people (including this writer) in this country reduce their student loan debt.
While he was President, Mr. Trump:
- Mishandled the COVID-19 Pandemic. How many Americans are dead because they listened to Donald Trump?
- Was impeached for halting aid to Ukraine for political favors.
- Betrayed the country by enabling the January 6 2021 Domestic Terrorist attack on the Nation’s Capitol.
- Lied at a record rate.
- Passed a debt-raising tax cut for the richest people and corporations.
- Tried to take away quality and affordable health care from millions with no viable replacement in hand.
- Killed reproductive freedom and healthcare access for millions of American women by appointing three conservatives to the Supreme Court.
Yes, Joe Biden is old.
But voters need to think about how his 81 years, character, wisdom, and experience have shaped his service to the American People compared to the disservice to the nation and its citizens his 77-year-old criminally indicted, found liable for sexual assault and business fraud, and twice impeached predecessor presided over.
There really is no debate here.