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

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One of America's most esteemed and incisive columnists wrote a column: "It's fair to speculate whether Biden is mentally fit to be president"

Just a segment: There is plenty of cause for concern. Biden recently announced "I think we can win back the House" and promised to ban the "AR-14." He mistook Super Tuesday for "Super Thursday," and forgot the words of the Declaration of Independence, saying "We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women are created, by the, you know, you know the thing."

In South Carolina, he misstated what office he was running for, declaring "My name's Joe Biden. I'm a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate." On three occasions last month, Biden declared he was arrested in South Africa trying to visit Nelson Mandela in prison an incident his campaign later admitted never happened. He earlier described meeting a Navy captain in Afghanistan, but The Post reported that "almost every detail in the story appears to be incorrect."

He claimed to have worked with Chinese leader "Deng Xiaoping" on the Paris Climate Accord (Deng died in 1997). He claimed during a debate that "150 million people have been killed [by guns] since 2007" (which would be nearly half the US population). He said he met with Parkland victims while he was vice president even though the shooting took place after he left office.

He has declared that Democrats should "choose truth over facts" and that "poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids." He pledged to use biofuels to power "steamships." He repeatedly gets confused about what state he is in; called "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace "Chuck"; said his late son Beau "was the attorney general of the United States"; and confused former British prime minister Theresa May with the late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Any one of these gaffes in isolation would be nothing more than that. But taken together they form a pattern and raise questions about whether Biden has experienced a cognitive decline. 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. On Monday night, Sanders spent an hour at a Fox News town hall where he was challenged to defend his policies and answered in great detail and without any gaffes or senior moments. Could Biden do the same?

Sanders took a subtle dig at Biden during the town hall, pointing out that while he speaks for 45 minutes to an hour at his campaign events, Biden recently spoke for seven minutes. The two men will have their first mano-a-mano debate on Sunday. How will Biden perform over the course of a two-hour discussion? Perhaps he will put concerns about his mental fitness to rest. This much is certain: Democrats are about to pick a man they hope will be the first octogenarian president in American history. It is fair to ask whether voters are choosing a candidate who's not up to the job.

The gaffes go on and on, delineating serious neurological damage perhaps from a stroke, transient ischemic attack, or something more long range; I am an art dealer, not a neurosurgeon or neurologist. But I do know truth from falsehood, and nothing sums up Biden's shortcomings in that realm more than Shaun King's article:

2 truths and 31 lies Joe Biden has told about his work in the Civil Rights Movement Since the early 1970s, Joe Biden has been a serial liar when it comes to his "work" in the Civil Rights Movement. It's the equivalent of stolen valor and is fundamentally disqualifying.

https://shaunking.substack.com/p/2-truths-and-31-lies-joe-biden-has

as well as his forthcoming book, Make Change: Activist and journalist Shaun King reflects on the events that made him one of the most prominent social justice leaders in the world and lays out a clear action plan for you to join the fight.

As a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, Shaun King has become one of the most recognizable and powerful voices on the front lines of civil rights in our time. His commitment to reforming the justice system and making America a more equitable place has brought challenges and triumphs, soaring victories and crushing defeats. Throughout his wide-ranging activism, King's commentary remains rooted in both exhaustive research and abundant passion.

In Make Change, King offers an inspiring look at the moments that have shaped his life and considers the ways social movements can grow and evolve in this hyper-connected era. He shares stories from his efforts helping to lead the Raise the Age campaign and his work fighting police brutality, while providing a road map for how to stay sane, safe, and motivated even in the worst of political climates. By turns infuriating, inspiring, and educational, Make Change will resonate with those who believe that America canand mustdo better.

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note from Stephen Fox: this long quote above from the Washington Post opinion by Mark Thiessen summed it all up so well, I want you to know that I subscribed to the Washington Post for a month, just to be able to bring it to you in this OpEdNews article.

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What will the people/voters do when they finally realize that voting can be made meaningless? Shall there be weeping nashing of teeth...until the midterms? Repeat, rinse, die.

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Depressing, isn't it? Always, though, some bright ray of sunshine breaks through the clouds. So I hope you watch those debates, Shad, and I hope you have read all of Shaun King's treatise on Biden's 2 Truths and 31 Lies.

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I was surprised how well Biden did at the debate tonight. No gaffs, looked good. Didn't offer to punch anyone or anything like that. Can't say he looked mentally incompetent at all.

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Everyone once in a while can be on their best behavior, but give it some time....that is the nature of progressive cognitive problems.

Submitted on Monday, Mar 16, 2020 at 9:13:27 AM

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