Joe Biden’s descent continues.
This time, it comes via a video from this morning showing the former VP in a Michigan auto plant. After being challenged by a voter on his Second Amendment record, Biden explodes at the worker in what can only be called a rage.
It’s one of those things you have to see to believe.
On the issue being confronted here, the worker’s concerns are 100% valid. It was just a week ago that Biden announced he’d appoint Beto O’Rourke, who has called for full-scale gun confiscation of semi-automatic weapons, in charge of solving the “gun problem.” Biden has also stumped for an “assault weapons” ban, as well as other measures that would severely limit American constitutional rights.
But past that, Biden’s behavior here is just insane. He once again manages to fall into incoherence, calling an AR-15 an “AR-14” and calling semi-automatics “machine-guns.” Further, his demeanor toward the worker he’s speaking to is way over the line. He cusses, begins yelling, and jabs his finger in the man’s face. He also threatens to slap the guy in the face. This is not the behavior of someone who’s well.
Don’t believe me? Try to imagine a world where Donald Trump gets in a voter’s face, curses at them, and then gets physically threatening with them. How would people react? Would the media spend days on it, proclaiming as proof he’s unhinged and lacks the temperament to be president? You bet they would.
Biden is simply not up for running for President. This is a guy who needs to be sitting at home, dealing with whatever issues he’s got going on. This is not the first time Biden has gotten in a voter’s face. He physically accosted a Democratic primary voter back when his campaign was the ropes. Continuing to put him up in front of people is just cruel. He can’t handle it, physically nor emotionally.
It’s a testament to how partisan our media are that they aren’t making a bigger deal about Biden’s continued mental lapses and public belligerence. He can’t run from this forever and Trump will make it the cardinal issue of the campaign.
Another RedState commenter calls this …
… simply unhinged behavior that indicates the stress of the campaign is accelerating the pace of Biden’s dementia onset. A few months ago, the tame, compliant Democrat media would have tut-tutted over it but now that Joe Biden is the presumptive Democrat nominee, it is all hands on deck to defend the indefensible. One of the first out of the box was The Atlantic’s David Frum. I’d just like to note that Frum was a speaker at the goat-rope-and-county-fair mash up that was the Summit on Principled Conservatism.
Kind of amazing that anybody thinks this video makes Biden look anything other than terrific. He shushes the aide who wants to lead him away – and then engages a hostile critic face to face, fact to fact. Impressive. https://t.co/yINIKi4Ffi
— David Frum (@davidfrum) March 10, 2020
Not to miss a beat, the New York Times’s Jonathan Martin joins in following the same script
Republican vet sends this over and asks:
“Why on earth is the Trump Campaign sending this out? Do they think this makes Biden look bad? People are going to love this”https://t.co/dbnJK2W7ST
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) March 10, 2020
The unnamed Republican campaign vet/strategist is the journalistic equivalent of the ‘woke eight-year-old.’ It is a bullsh** designation used to try to launch a narrative. What Martin is really saying is ‘the professionals think what Biden did was great and wondrous but the rube voters don’t understand.’
There is virtually no one out there who hasn’t experienced this type of behavior from someone in a position of power. And you know what, no one thinks it is terrific. No one loves it. No one thinks it makes Biden look like anything but the worst sort of ass. Shouting down citizens who apparently know your record and rhetoric better than you, yourself, is not a good look.
If you want proof, here’s a simple test. If anyone thought this made Biden look like anything but a ill-tempered, doddering old fool, this video would be playing on every television station and cable news outlet non-stop both today and for the next week to help him in two critical rounds of primaries. But that will not happen. Other than FoxNews, you won’t see this video ever again.