The Difference Between a Gaffe and a Problem

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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden puts on a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he departs after speaking at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


Everyone is prone to gaffes, and I mean everyone. While most of our gaffes happen out of the view of cameras or microphones, people in the media, especially politicians, experience a gaffe differently than we do.

When we gaffe, we can usually laugh it off. When they make a gaffe, it calls into question their intelligence, the capacity to lead, and the ability to communicate. It’s never a good day to gaffe as an elected leader. Regardless, in the back of our minds, we know the rare gaffe is just that.

When they constantly happen, however, it’s more than just a gaffe. When it’s a regular occurrence it should give rise to the idea that there’s something of a problem going on. Democrat VP and current presidential candidate Joe Biden is making them constantly, and they aren’t even just small gaffes either.

Biden recently said that 200 million people have died from the coronavirus, which is roughly 2/3 of the American population.

Biden also recently referred to his upcoming administration as an administration that’s not even his. He called it the “Harris administration,” which tells me that this is actually something he’s used to hearing and thus, his auto-pilot brain said it without much thought.

He said his son was Attorney General of the United States. He was not.

He also said that 10 to 15 percent of Americans aren’t very good people after discussing how some people won’t be voting for him this election.

Over at our sister-site, PJ Media, they have a list of 22 different gaffes Biden has made during his 2020 campaign alone.

At some point, it stops being gaffes and it starts being an issue. For one, it’s an issue because the leader of the free world and arguably the most powerful leader on the globe should be able to get through a sentence as concisely as a scholar. The business of the United States is the business of the world and if our leader can’t accurately describe our country’s positions or actions, we’re going to breed more problems than solve.

But it’s an issue because the constant mistakes point to a much deeper issue, and it’s one that we can hardly talk about because it’s not polite. Jill Biden, his wife, completely shut down any talk of it while in an interview with Jake Tapper with the reason being “because Trump.”

She said that Trump’s talk about Biden’s problem is a “distraction.”

I don’t think it’s a distraction, I think it’s a concern. I also think that if we’re going to discuss who is going to lead the most powerful nation in the world, it’s a subject we should strongly consider talking about.

It seems to me that there’s something heavily wrong with Joe Biden and it looks an awful lot like a medical problem. Biden seems to forget a lot of things he shouldn’t and make declarations that are so far out of the realm of reality that if he were an elderly member of your family, you’d be concerned about their mental health deteriorating.

How this issue isn’t an issue is something that should boggle the minds of Americans all over the country. That even the left, the team that is being represented by this man, isn’t severely concerned that he could lead them and this country into a dark hole if elected is unbelievable and only shows their will to power is greater than their will to do good.

This will likely become even more apparent during the debates when Biden will likely lose track of what he’s talking about and begin stumbling around, and what’s more, become angry when Trump is going to do what Trump does and be Trump on the debate stage.

The media might make this a non-issue and even let it go when anyone close to Biden refuses to talk about it, but regardless of your party, this should concern you. These aren’t gaffes, these are indications.


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