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How many Medical Alarms can We Democrats Sweep Under the Rug about Joe Biden's Cognitive Decline?

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I have been trying to thoroughly pin down solid medical commentaries on Biden's gaffes, and exhaustive internet research has produced some alarming neurological conclusions. If you want to throw out as "partisan malarkey" what neurosurgeons and ophthalmologists think as quoted in The New York Times, American Thinker, Washington Examiner, or Breitbart, well, so be it. Don't bother reading this article and just continue sweeping such concerns under the rug, as seems to be the norm throughout most of the Democratic National Committee over the past year.

The horrifying fact is that the mainstream media is not covering these matters at all. Only a few of left leaning media are talking about these concerns, like Krystal Ball Rising or in the Nation, a columnist here and there, especially in other nations like Japan and Australia, and in the highly respectable UK publications like the Guardian and the Daily Mail, but not even many of these are specifically asking physicians to weigh in. I have made inquiries of several MD's that I know, asking their thoughts and analysis, and haven't heard back much that would be substantive.

I did headline an article last week here at OpEdNews with a quote from Harvard MD Jill Stein, that these questions about cognitive decline constituted the biggest political risk, and that they "weren't going to go away."

In the international press, Ted Rall noted in a column in the Japan Times last week:

Now Democrats are conspiring to gaslight the American people by engineering the presidential election of a man clearly suffering from dementia, Joe Biden. This is no time to be "polite." We are talking about the presidency. As always, we need a frank, intelligent discussion and debate about the issues and the candidates. It is perfectly fair to talk about Bernie Sanders' heart attack as well as Biden's and Trump's mental acuity. Contrary to current ridiculous Democratic talking points, it is not ageist to point this out.

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From Australia Television:

'Biden's cognitive issues can no longer be ignored'

.youtube.com/watch?v=aA-GoeFGyIc

"Sky News host Rita Panahi says "no matter how hard the Democrats and their allies in the media try, Biden's cognitive issues can no longer be ignored"

Joe Biden's 'confused crazy rants' should have discounted him years ago

Joe Biden's status as the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential race highlights the party's hypocrisy when it comes to striking down Donald Trump, Outsiders host Rita Panahi says.

.youtube.com/watch?v=L4VH2JjWDnk

Current Affairs Editor Nathan Robinson

Democrats, You Do NOT Want To Nominate Joe Biden

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From a detailed 2019 Washington Examiner article:

At the time of Biden's brush with death in 1988, his wife, Jill Biden, feared that he would never be the same. In a her autobiography, "Where the Light Enters," Jill recounts Joe's doctor telling the family that there was a significant chance he'd have permanent neurological damage, particularly after he suffered a second aneurysm, a condition in which an artery becomes weak and bulges out.

"Our doctor told us there was a 50-50 chance Joe wouldn't survive surgery. He also said that it was even more likely that Joe would have permanent brain damage if he survived. And if any part of his brain would be adversely affected, it would be the area that governed speech."

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There's no debate scheduled after this one. I'll be surprised if the DNC books another one. They're in full Biden protection mode. I will be surprised if the debate is not rigged to protect Biden, primarily by keeping answers very short, to prevent Biden from wading in deep.

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Rob, thank you for making this comment, to bring it into the larger perspective. I thank you for OpEdNews, the only place I would want to first publish this article.

The truth is so ghastly. All of the effort the DNC and its cronies spent on refuting and bashing Bernie, and then the whole thing is likely to blow up, like an aneurysm, with the same kind of political consequences.

Trump will not certainly refrain from such ungentlemanly medical concerns, as Bernie has more or less done thus far. That may change in the debate tonight....

Trump and his pronouncements have embarrassed the nation internationally, but this decline with Biden promises to continue to embarrass the USA. Is there any international precedent for this emerging scenario? I can't think of any.

This is the clip from Australia TV News:

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My first 'brush with Biden' was his plagiarism of some one else's thoughts, and working it into a speech without giving credit where it was due. Somehow it was enough to ruin his chances, and I'm not even sure what he was running for; but those were the days!

I think it's important to note that you vote for a club, not a person, and that Joe's attempts to shape a cabinet and pick a VP are more important than maybe his health. I've been trying to push the idea that this is a team sport since the campaign began; that electing one poor dolt to do it all is as absurd as having a King; even as short lived as the stretch may be. Putin has apparently made himself King of Russia for the nonce, we'll see how that works out!

If we had to have a Royal Head, I'd pick Stacy Abrams, because she's the most fun to look at in addition to being totally qualified. Since War itself is now vestigial, a woman is the most logical ruler anyway. Tulsi Gabbard wouldn't be bad either, but her constant reminder that War is Vestigial is just too much for the sportsmen who dominate the field these days. The fact that because they changed the rules she can't debate is infuriating. Even Bernie, instead of hitting up and demonizing the Rich and making them pay ten times as much tax, wouldn't think to hit up the Defense Budget, wherein lies all the waste in the world, for his plans to make life fair. When you think about it, and I encourage you to do so, ten percent of huge incomes is also huge.

Nature doesn't like a level playing field anyway; she makes us fight for every crumb, that's how we stay strong! It just isn't any fun.

So don't vote for Biden, vote for fun; and hope the VP isn't some nobody, there just to make him look better, but a real alternative... if or when he does fall apart. That goes for Bernie too, his head could explode. I'd like Stacy Abrams and Tulsi Gabbard to take over myself. They'd last for years; and put the boys to shame in a week!

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Hmmmm. Interesting....What about Nina Turner? I don't think Biden will ask a woman to be his VP. Bernie would. This medical realm is going to implode his candidacy.

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Should we sanction or bomb Australia for "influencing" our elections with this pro Trump video? Or did the Russians make them do it?

Biden is a basket case and Bernie is helping the dems convince us that the Zombie is "Somebody besides Trump" so we should vote for him. Really? Sanders has made it obvious that he is taking a dive like he did in 2016. He does not want the nomination and he would not take it offered. He is a Judas Goat, sucking all the progressive energy and funneling as much can to the Zombie. Bernie got his podium to say nice things, he does not have the courage, gumption or desire to try to bring any of them to fruition. His speeches are entertaining and that's what this is all about.

Our choices to lead the free(?) world are the Barnum like con man in center ring, or a dottering old man in a wheelchair with a nurse wiping spittle off his chin as he spouts nonsense. This pushes the "lesser of two evils" con further than before. Somehow I cannot see voting for either.

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Thank you for your thoughtful and incisive comment.

Look, all of these bathetic tortured machinations are news in other nations, as I tried to make clear in my article.

Our presidential elections do affect every nation in the world, for sure. And if it spills over into such commentaries, the ones in my article were written for the Japanese to read and the Australians to watch. If I am influencing American elections by writing about it and if other American voters read and watch these stories, well, bravo. Goal accomplished.

If the DNC wakes up because of this, it might be too late, but the purposes of my journalism will have been served. I don't think any one will wake up, until the votes are counted in November. Bernie still has a righteous chance, and maybe he is right to not bring up Biden's cognitive problems. Trump certainly will, and has been doing so steadily, non-stop, already!


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All will become clear when Biden picks Hillary as his VP.

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NOW THAT is a truly frightening prospect. Sort of like realizing that the garbage disposal hasn't worked for the past 4 years, and then you have to deal with it.

It is a critical choice because I think Biden would and will die in office of a cerebral hemorrhage from a burst aneurysm, having studied this subject as much as I have.

Stress causes aneurysms to break, as does age. Haven't heard anything but rosy reassurances from his or any of the other DNC physicians (if there are any....)

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Being an ignorant, narcissistic half-wit apparently doesn't disqualify a person from serving as POTUS. Why would cognitive impairment as is evident in Joe Biden be an obstacle? We've had brilliant people running the country into the ground (Bill Clinton and Barak Obama) and idiots running the country into the ground (George W and Donald Trump). There seem to be cosmetic differences but pillage by the ruling elite, pointless self-sabotaging wars, the oppression of the 99%, the truculent and bullying foreign policies, and the steady decline of our country into infamy and probably irrelevance proceeds unchecked. We the people could change this. But it seems it's too much trouble to pay attention and do something about it. (I of course exclude from my indictment, the enlightened people here at OEN, particularly the ones reading this comment, all of whom are brilliant and noble.)

So . . .

Let's sing a song everybody!

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Biden appeared very sound of mind at tonight's debate, in case anyone missed it. If anything, Bernie made a few mistakes and Biden appeared to make none. (Bernie kept touching his nose, too: tch, tch.)

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