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Forget the Gaffes; What About Biden's Lies? Ramifications on Commentary from the Intercept

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The evidence is in: Joe Biden has a habit of making things up. And it's not just wrong; it could hurt him in a general election contest against Donald Trump. According to The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan, if you think the guy who made up getting arrested in South Africa, who falsely claimed to have marched in the civil rights movement, is the "safe" candidate against Trump, then you're lying to yourself.

>>>>This is transcribed from a South African radio show called "Cape Talk">>>

'Joe Biden lies to black voters - not white ones - about meeting Nelson Mandela'
There is no evidence that he was ever arrested trying to see former president Nelson Mandela in prison. Biden has never mentioned the arrest before in any forum, not even in his memoir. There are no news accounts of him being arrested.

There is no chance I ever was arrested in South Africa, and I don't think Joe was, either"~~~~Andrew Young, ambassador - UN (1977 to 1979)

Refilwe Moloto interviewed international correspondent Adam Gilchrist.

It's classic - he said he was in Soweto on his way to Robben Island! "He's counting on the support of the black population of South Carolina."

Adam Gilchrist, international correspondent: "He only bent the truth in speeches to black and brown voters. He didn't do this in white areas!"

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If such a man with this kind of reputation for lying about something as serious and as important as the memory of Nelson Mandela were to gain the nomination, how would the whole continent look at him from that point on, and what does it say about the Democratic National Committee?

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See also:

Biden's Brain Is Swiss Cheese And It's Creepy That We're Not Talking About It: Caitlin Johnstone, September 16, 2019

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Most of you have probably heard about Biden's infamous "record player" comment by now, but for those of you who missed it, Biden was asked by debate moderator Linsey Davis to defend some comments he made about America's problems with racism in the 1970s, and he responded by essentially saying that black people don't know how to raise their kids so they need to be taught how by social workers. Biden has been receiving mainstream criticism for his racist and paternalistic position, along with plenty of mockery for saying that parents need to be told to "make sure you have the record player on at night" so that kids hear enough words in early childhood.

It is pretty clear that Biden was trying to communicate an idea that is premised on a deeply racist and condescending worldview, so it's to be expected that people would want to talk about that. It's also to be expected that people would be making jokes about how the cute old man said "record player" like a grandpa. But what isn't being discussed nearly enough is the fact that what Biden said was also a barely coherent, garbled word salad stumbling out of a brain that is clearly being eaten alive by a very serious neurological disease.

I've typed out a transcript of what Biden actually said, verbatim. There are no typos. I've also noted where Biden closes his eyes, probably to concentrate, which he does whenever he seems to be struggling especially hard to string words together. Try to read through it slowly, word-for-word, resisting the instinct to mentally re-frame it into something more coherent:

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The Democrat Party is once again showing it has no positive feelings for people as they even throw one of their own under the bus. What they are doing to Joe Biden is actually cruel as they allow him to be on display to the public as he is in the crippling stages of dementia. It shows the only thing the party cares about is defeating Bernie Sanders who would upset the gravy train of "Pay to Play" the Democrat Party has enjoyed for decades. It shows the lack of concern the party has for the people they ask for their vote.

Those with power in the party, like Hillary Clinton, know of Biden's declining mental state and he was not their first choice of candidate, but those they hoped to carry the party's banner into the election have all been rejected by the people, thus only Biden remains standing, albeit propped up.

At this point don't be surprised to see the DNC to cancel the remaining primary due to the COVID-19 that is now the centerpiece of concerns as Biden is currently the leader to carry them into the convention in Milwaukee where they were going to cast him aside because they do know he has no chance of winning in November. That would allow them to go back to their original cast of characters, Kamala, Car Salesman Pete, even the Chameleon Liz. Another interesting character might even be Andrew Yang who just was offered something as he endorsed Biden.

Also, don't rule out the deluded DNC for pushing Hillary in the convention. The party has displayed a lack of cognitive functioning in recent years and this may be the year it becomes most apparent.

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Although I am enough of a cynic to have researched, then put up this whole article in the first place, I am nonetheless an eternal optimistic and believe that it is not too late ever, to reform the Democratic party.

And cruel to Biden? He is the one who decided to run for President, a process which opens the whole can of beans.

God forbid that Hillary "comes to the rescue," or that anyone in the DNC proposes that!

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Biden's lies about the guy who was involved but not responsible for the death of his first wife and infant daughter is in my opinion worse than any of his other seemingly serial fabrications. This was a callous willingness to falsely defame an individual merely in order to score a few political pity points.

If one was smart, one would realize that doing the right thing and consoling and thanking rather than smearing an innocent individual who very well might have been killed by your wife's careless driving, and yet was first to attempt to render aid, would score one far more points of far higher quality.

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Thank you. Very incisive. For Black voters, the long history of fabricated BS should have been made paramount in the campaign, as I suggested to Bernie's campaign staff many times, to little avail. This is all going to get worse and worse, and the DNC will get pitched into the GOP catcher behind the plate as easy as a soft ball toss in an elementary school game. It is all pathetic.

I truly think you ought to expand your comment into a full scale article, which doesn't have to be long at all.

This skirmish between Harris and Biden in the debate video below is mere superficial child's play compared to the decades of ghastly lies that Shaun King has been revealing, but no one is paying much attention to any of this, except Harris endorsing Biden, for whatever reason. Incredible!


Kamala Harris attacks Joe Biden's record on race in Democratic debate California senator Kamala Harris confronted former vice president Joe Biden over his civil rights record during the second Democratic debate. .I do not believe ...
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"For Black voters, the long history of fabricated BS should have been made paramount in the campaign, as I suggested to Bernie's campaign staff many times, to little avail."

Yes, it would've been very powerful if done right, and he could've used what I pointed out as well. A little late to play catch up at this point, I'm afraid.

It just seems Sanders is unwilling to do what's necessary in pointing out his opponents' shortcomings. For instance, last time it was: "The American People are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!" Hillary smiled and said: "Thank You!" Indeed, it was probably about the biggest boost to her candidacy she could've hoped for at that point!

It's enough to make some people think deep down he doesn't really want it. Trouble is Trump is not going to be afraid to bring all this to voters' attention what a lying suck-up Biden is.

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He may do this exact thing during tomorrow's debate, and there are many many remaining black voters who have yet to vote. I am in touch with some of the highest members of his staff, but I can't say for sure what will happen or what Bernie will do next.

More on this very serious medical subject, not just a laughing matter at all, which is almost entirely being ignored by he mainstream media, except for the most responsible ones. Please take the time to share it, especially to groups on Facebook. Thank you, from Stephen Fox>>>>>published at OEN today:

Washington Post's Mark Thiessen~~~Not a Gaffe, but a Huge Lie, about Getting Arrested Going to see Nelson Mandela

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"I am in touch with some of the highest members of his staff...."

So they're well aware of all this stuff they could go after Biden on, good for you! We'll see if Bernie really has the hunger. Popcorn at the ready for Sunday, if it even ends up happening.

I was able to read the WP article and I don't have a subscription. Others' mileage may vary.

Regardless, Thank You for including this key passage:

"Biden's defenders say this is unfair, and some have even suggested raising it is ageism. No, it's not. His socialist rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is 78 almost a year older than Biden yet no one is questioning his mental fitness."

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