It’s official. Democrats and their close friends and allies in the activist media are terrified. The impetus of their horror?
Special counsel Robert Hur’s damning report further revealing the extent of President Joe Biden’s mental decline. A recent op-ed published by the New York Times’ editorial board shows just how damaging the report is becoming.
Head Spinning NYT Editorial Admits Biden Incapable, Then Demands He Do More VIP
In the op-ed, the authors acknowledged that a “remarkably broad swath of the American public” has shown “increasing doubts about [Biden’s] ability to serve for another five years because of his age.” The piece noted recent polling showing that nearly 86 percent of Americans believe that Biden is too old to serve another term.
The authors then pivoted to a recent press conference in which President Biden became visibly peeved at the suggestion that he might be too old to continue running the country.
Mr. Biden’s performance at his news conference on Thursday night was intended to assure the public that his memory is fine and argue that Mr. Hur was out of line; instead, the president raised more questions about his cognitive sharpness and temperament, as he delivered emotional and snappish retorts in a moment when people were looking for steady, even and capable responses to fair questions about his fitness.
His assurances, in other words, didn’t work. He must do better — the stakes in this presidential election are too high for Mr. Biden to hope that he can skate through a campaign with the help of teleprompters and aides and somehow defeat as manifestly unfit an opponent as Donald Trump, who has a very real chance of retaking the White House.
Mr. Biden’s allies are already going to the usual Washington playbook of dismissing the special counsel’s report as partisan. Regardless of Mr. Hur’s motivation, the details that he presented spoke to worries voters already had. The president has to reassure and build confidence with the public by doing things that he has so far been unwilling to do convincingly. He needs to be out campaigning with voters far more in unrehearsed interactions. He could undertake more town hall meetings in communities and on national television. He should hold regular news conferences to demonstrate his command of and direction for leading the country.
The piece concludes by highlighting the gravity of the situation.
This is a dark moment for Mr. Biden’s presidency, when many voters are relying on him to provide the country with a compelling alternative to the unique danger of Mr. Trump.
Regular folks might argue that it is a dark moment in America’s history when a news outlet claiming to be objective has openly become a propaganda outlet for the current regime and the Democratic Party.
The New York Times decision to publish campaign advice for a politician unwittingly reveals more about the state of journalism in the United States than the opinion molders of society would like to admit. But it also highlights the reality that Hur’s report has the left absolutely terror-stricken. Their fears are understandable, as the report told of the president’s severe memory loss problems.
It gets better. Why is Biden getting a pass? He’s an “elderly man with a poor memory.”
“We have also considered that, at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during out interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” the report states. “Based on our direct interactions with and observations of him, he is someone for whom many jurors will want to identify reasonable doubt. It would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him — by then a former president well into his eighties — of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness.”
“Mr. Biden’s memory was significantly limited, both during his recorded interviews with the ghostwriter in 2017, and in his interview with our office in 2023
This is devastating. Biden cannot even remember when he was vice president or even within the past several years, when his son died. This is pitiful.
Since the report was published last week, the left has been in full spin mode, attempting to mollify concerns among Democrats and Independent voters that Biden’s cognitive issues could be harmful to the country if he is allowed to remain in the White House.
Now, outlets like the New York Times are in the unenviable position of having to work even harder to ensure their guy gets reelected, and they seem to realize that even they cannot convince the public that Biden’s mind is functioning like a well-oiled machine. This is why they have published this piece advising Team Biden on how it can “do better.”
However, it is unlikely that Biden’s cognitive issues will improve, and his team cannot shield him from scrutiny. Their only hope at this point is to get enough people afraid of the possibility of former President Donald Trump serving another term to pull the lever for Biden.