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Dear Berners: Dementia Joe is how much “your” party HATES you

by Paul Street

Part 5 - “You Know the Thing”

All of this is as expected, as is the standard claim that the progressive candidate (Sanders) is “unelectable” even though he was the most electable potential Democratic nominee. This is standard operating procedure.

What’s different this time is the extent to which the corporate Democratic media-politics machine is willing to make its determination to lose to the Republicans rather than to the progressive wing of its own party grotesquely obvious by advancing a candidate who is clearly losing his marbles. 

I’d like to say that Biden is unelectable because he’s a corporatist and imperialist whose record and platform stand well to the right of majority-progressive public opinion on numerous key issues (health care, Social Security, climate change, the minimum wage, bankruptcy protection, financial regulation, the Pentagon budget, war, and more).

All of that and more helps damage Biden as a presidential candidate, but the deepest nail in Biden’s electability coffin may be his obvious cognitive decline.

It’s clear as day. He confused his wife with his sister on stage last week. He sometimes doesn’t know what day it is or what state he’s in. He says he’s running for “the Senate.” He has impulse-control issues that are a classic sign of dementia. He called a Warren supporter in Iowa fat (“Look, fat”) and “too old to vote.” He called a young woman at one of his events “a lying, dog-faced pony-soldier.” He tells ridiculous and garbled stories about a parking lot confrontation with a Black tough named “Corn Pop.” He says he “learned about roaches” when he was a lifeguard and “likes it when kids sit on my lap.” He tells poor Black families to “put the television, I mean the record player on” so kids can hear “the words.”

He can’t remember a key phrase (“all men are created equal”) from the Declaration of Independence and so tells a crowd “you know the thing” — yes, you know the thing.

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