Friday, May 15, 2020

Bumbling Biden Bumbles Along

I can’t say how much love you’re finding in the time of coronavirus, but I do think that a little comic relief is always a good thing. Who better to provide it than the presumptive Democratic candidate for the president of the United States. That would be, by the Daily Mail’s renaming, bumbling Biden.

So, bumbling Biden was on a televised discussion yesterday. The promoters called it a virtual roundtable. His handlers should by now know better than to allow him ever to speak extemporaneously, but, alas, they failed. 

Here, the Daily Mail describes Biden’s multiple errors, which are yet another sign of senile dementia:

Presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden bumbled his way through a ‘virtual roundtable’ he hosted on Thursday afternoon, as questions regarding the former Vice President’s mental acuity continue to mount.

Concern of Biden’s mental sharpness has been the subject of constant debate ever since he launched his White House bid last April, following a number of blunders he's made during televised interviews and campaign speeches in the months since.

And the self-proclaimed ‘gaffe machine’ did little to mitigate those apprehensions during a monologue about soaring unemployment levels on Thursday, in which he wrongly claimed 85,000 jobs have been lost in the US as a result of COVID-19, and millions of Americans have died. 

The former Vice President appears to have got his numbers confused. In reality, at least 85,000 Americans have died, while  36.5million have lost their jobs.

‘We're ... in the middle of a pandemic that has cost us more than 85,000 jobs as of today. Lives of millions of people. Millions of people. Millions of jobs,’ a tongue tied Biden almost unintelligibly babbled at the beginning of the stream.

‘You know, and we're in a position where, you know we just got new unemployment insurance, this morning, uh, numbers — 36.5 million claims since this crisis began.’

The Daily Mail then reminds us that bumbling Biden named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as co-chair of his climate change panel. Naturally, AOC knows nothing about climate science, but at least she knows more than Greta Thunberg, which seems to count as a qualification.

Upon hearing the new, President Trump responded:

Last week, in response to Biden teaming up with former rival Bernie Sanders to name Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez co-chairwoman of a climate change panel, Trump said: ‘If you asked him who he named, he wouldn’t even know it… Joe has absolutely no idea what’s happening.’ 

When quizzed about the prospect of Biden leading the economic recovery if he’s elected in November, Trump said: ‘Biden can’t do it. He doesn’t know he’s alive.’

One suspects that Trump is more than happy to debate bumbling Biden.


Sam L. said...

Welllllllllll, Joe Biden IS a "sitting duck". So I'm hopin' the Dems do run him for President.

Sam L. said...

The Daily Mail goes after him. Too bad they're Brits. Can't say that I don't really trust the DM, but they're waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than our papers and electronic "news media".

urbane legend said...

I am hoping there will be debates between the President and Joe Biden. Mr. Trump's opening should go like this:

" Good evening. I'm President Donald Trump, and you're not," pause, turns to look at Biden,
"Joe Biden."

Joe: " I'm not? Who am I "