Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
It’s an interesting question and, given the stakes, the former might actually be preferable.
One of the dumber aspects of the Trump presidency has been for the media, Democrats, and some Republicans to pretend D.C. was a bastion of truth-telling prior to the 2016 election. What that means is that when you get someone like Joe Biden opposite of Trump, there’s this automatic assumption made that he’s somehow more honest than the current President.
To be frank, there’s very little evidence of that. Biden has been lying his entire career and he’s hit a record pace lately. As my colleague Nick Arama laid out, Biden has been earning a ridiculous amount of Pinnocchios in the previous weeks.
The WaPo also dinged him for being misleading with a clip saying that the “American Dream is dead” but Trump continued to say he intended to “bring it back,” which the Biden folks clipped out.
The WaPo also gave the Biden campaign four Pinocchios for the claim by adviser Ron Klain that Trump was “silencing” Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Biden has also made the claim that Trump “muzzled” scientists, even claiming Fauci was being silenced even as Fauci was giving briefings and speaking to media.
Jazz Shaw over at HotAir also points out some of Biden’s latest lies.
Ed Morrissey took note of the growing list of falsehoods earlier this week, but the volume of self-owns for Team Biden continues to grow. Biden collected three Pinocchios for his previous claim that Trump had “eliminated the White House pandemic office.”
Joe earned a “mostly false” rating for claiming that President Trump had “refused coronavirus testing kits from the World Health Organization.” He earned an additional four Pinocchios for the two campaign videos he released suggesting that Trump had called the virus “a hoax.” (That one still gets repeated on the air by liberals looking to undermine the President’s response to the virus.)
Biden repeated that last one recently, though he earned no push back from the “journalist” interviewing him. The former VP doesn’t just stick to marginal lies or spin either, he goes directly at major issues knowing that he’ll be shown to be fibbing.
But does he know? That’s a real question when you’ve got a guy who’s clearly losing his mental faculties. As I’ve documented here, here, and here (among many others), Biden’s inability to process his thoughts and his constant “gaffes” are apparent at this point. There have also been bouts of anger on the campaign trail in which he’s berated or even physically accosted Democrat primary voters.
These are the kinds of things someone wouldn’t do if they had the ability to understand what they were doing. Trump may be a brute at times, but you’ll never find him jabbing his finger in a voter’s chest and yelling at them.
All of these things raise serious questions about just how stable Biden is. If you’ve watched him lately, he looks like he’s about to fall over while just trying to do remote TV hits. This is not a guy who looks — or acts — like he’s all there. So while the constant lies are worthy of coverage — and every single one needs to be slammed — the reality of his condition may be much more serious than just a case of being a politician.
Biden’s health has to be vetted much, much harder than it currently has been. The media will continue to run interference for him, but he can’t hide forever.