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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Why Joe Biden acts like an asshole

The New York Times apparently told the truth, and I will speculate on its ulterior motive later.

But first, allow me to examine, "Beneath Joe Biden’s Folksy Demeanor, a Short Fuse and an Obsession With Details," a triple-bylined piece that makes the man, who was known for his stupidity as a senator, out as some sort of Greek philosopher who spends months exploring options before making a decision.

The piece said, "Quick decision-making is not Mr. Biden’s style. His reputation as a plain-speaking politician hides a more complicated truth. Before making up his mind, the president demands hours of detail-laden debate from scores of policy experts, taking everyone around him on what some in the West Wing refer to as his Socratic 'journey' before arriving at a conclusion."

Socratic journey is Times-speak for cannot make up his mind, which leads to why he is short of fuse.

The piece then said, "Those trips are often difficult for his advisers, who are peppered with sometimes obscure questions. Avoiding Mr. Biden’s ire during one of his decision-making seminars means not only going beyond the vague talking points that he will reject, but also steering clear of responses laced with acronyms or too much policy minutiae, which will prompt an outburst of frustration, often laced with profanity.

"Let’s talk plain English here, he will often snap." 

Hmm.

Biden is acting like the Times accused Donald Trump of acting. Interesting.

In its summation of the piece, Breitbart said, "The report notes Biden holds lengthy deliberation meetings and demands obsessive details from his advisors. When advisors get too technical or obscure about an issue, Biden responds with “an outburst of frustration, often laced with profanity."

Hmm.

And Breitbart said, "The report also reveals Biden will hang up the phone on people who he feels are wasting his time.

"The president leans heavily on his inner circle for governing — chief of staff Ron Klain, deputy chief of staff Bruce Reed, senior adviser Mike Donilon, and Counselor to the President Steve Ricchetti.

"Biden stalls and deliberates intently on issues such as his tone toward Vladimir Putin, the report noted, appointing ambassadors, and his recent flip-flop on refugee caps."

If true — and the Times loves to spread malicious gossip — we can see just what the dangers of his presidency are. It is not that he will make some wild hare-brained decision. If he does, his aides will stop it. No, the danger is his aides will make some wild hare-brained decision, and he will be too addled of brain to stop them.

Biden is overwhelmed.

He should not be president.

In February 1988, Biden suffered two brain aneurysms. 33 years later, even with medication, we may be witnessing the damage done.

A wise reader wrote me, "A note on Joe. A person close to me had two brain aneurysm surgeries. They are in reality not the same mental person as they were before. Understanding the complex is no longer possible leading to frustration and early abandonment of the task at hand. The brain is the most complex thing known to exist in the entire universe. How it produces consciousness and its thought products is not really understood. But lest I state the obvious Joe is not really a fully functioning unit."

Everyone in the inner circle knows this. He is being used.

The wise man said, "His permanently altered analytic state is what made him truly attractive to the money men and clinched the deal: Not understanding leads to reliance on others who then do what they please."

They exploited Obama's laziness and ennui. Obama did not care what happened so long as he got to sit on the throne and put his feet up on the desk.

Now they exploit Biden's mental incapacitation.

He is short of temper because he is frustrated because his mind cannot wrap itself around the subject at hand.

This is why he abruptly hangs up the phone.

This is why he cannot make a decision.

They are dealing with someone who is not quite there.

The story said, "Over time, the president’s staff has learned the routine. They have padded his schedule with 15-minute breaks because they know he will not finish on time. He is allowed 30 minutes for lunch — a rotation of salad, soup and sandwiches — and because of the pandemic, rarely eats with people other than Vice President Kamala Harris, with whom he has a weekly lunch."

I wonder if they cut the crusts from his bread.

He is a president run by his staff. That has become common in Washington. These geezers in the Senate and the House do what their staffs tell them to do. I remember interviewing Byrd at an editorial board meeting in 2006. His arms flapped uncontrollably like wings while he read from a notebook prepared by his aides who sat at his left and at his right.

Our president is just such a puppet.

Now why would the Times bring this up? Are Democrats beginning to ease Biden out of the White House via the 25th Amendment? Has the matter become so obvious that even White House reporters see it?

Likely the situation is far worse than the Times let on.

He acts like an asshole not because he is an asshole but because he is frustrated to have power greater than his pea brain can handle. 

59 comments:

  1. "Because of the greater likelihood for executive dysfunction and dementia, personality change is easier to see among individuals with more advanced PD. Motivation (a personality characteristic we might call engagement) is frequently affected, resulting in apathy (introversion) that diminishes how actively an individual interacts with other people (aloofness) and with the world (withdrawn). Thinking or cognition changes can cause the person to process information more slowly and with less focus and concentration (inattentive, absent minded). A previously methodical, consistent (conscientious) individual often becomes increasingly chaotic (disorganized) in their response to their environment (undisciplined). One easily becomes less interested (bored) and hopeful about the future (pessimistic).

    Even among individuals with young onset PD, there can be subtle changes in personality. Thus, a person may begin to experience more negative emotions (neuroticism), becoming more anxious (fearful) or depressed (withdrawn or moody). They may have difficulty letting go of ideas/beliefs (stubbornness) or become overly drawn to detail (obsessive). They may exhibit difficulty completing work assignments (unproductive) because they have difficulty organizing (careless). They might try previously unsuccessful methods over and over (uncreative)."

    https://www.apdaparkinson.org/what-is-parkinsons/symptoms/personality-change/

    Also, he was an asshole to begin with.

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    1. And next up: Parkinson psychosis. “Parkinson's disease psychosis is a non-motor symptom of Parkinson's disease that causes patients to experience hallucinations and/or delusions. More than half of all patients with Parkinson's disease eventually develop symptoms over the course of their disease.”

      https://www.apdaparkinson.org/what-is-parkinsons/symptoms/psychosis/

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    2. It may be Parkinson's, but it's more likely to be Alzheimer's. "Frustration" and "anger" are part-and-parcel of mid- to late-stage Big A, too. And since Biden* has none of the physical manifestations of PD.......

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  2. He acts like an asshole because he is an asshole. He's an asshole who is also a senile idiot.

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    1. Concise and on-target.
      Asshole and senile idiot - the twofer that nobody wants.

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    2. Never let an old joke fade. You can't call the Delaware Dimwit an asshole. An asshole serves one useful function.

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  3. The great Emerson, Lake & Palmer recorded an album 5 decades ago that describes this situation perfectly: "Brain Salad Surgery"...and the album cover looks just like the Usurper-in-Thief! Rock on brothers, you still don't turn me on

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYx4qqoDKhgnx0YNQR6cHk1xP-GiuXF0c

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    1. Loved ELP. A little heavy at times, but I could wade through most of their work.

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    2. RIP Keith. You are missed!

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  4. I spent two years watching my dear, brilliant wife struggle with her mental decline.
    Joe is in no condition to lead.

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    1. Hope you're doing well, DDC!

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    2. That sounds painful. She was lucky to have you there by her side.

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  5. I've heard the 25th Amendment theory before and one thing doesn't fit. Chlamydia is heard or seen even less than he is. Clearly, the people calling the shots realize she is an even bigger moron that he.

    Which leaves the much-despised Pelosi Galore.

    Zippy made sure the Demo bench was non-existent. Now the bill comes due.

    As I've said before, when it's clear the vote was stolen and things are so bad people demand it, I think Trump is back.

    YMMV

    PS A former neighbor described him as an ignoranus.

    He is short of temper because he is frustrated because his mind cannot wrap itself around the subject at hand.

    He is short of temper because he has a well-established inferiority complex.

    He was never that bright and knows everybody else knows it. It's why he blows up at any challenge to his authority or intellect. He has famously bragged about his IQ; people who have (like a great many other things) don't brag about it or need to.

    He has always gone along to get along. Probably the only thing he understands.

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    1. His exchange with Clarence Thomas is classic. Biden babbles on about some theory he read the Clif notes on, making no sense, yet bragging to Thomas that only the two of them were smart enough to understand it.

      It was pathetic.

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    2. Mr Wilson, age 96, from Dennis the Menace is the president of the United States.

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  6. Only our Marxist media would describe the blathering of Joe Biden as "Socratic".

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    1. Usually they describe the much smarter then we are democrat presidents as nuanced. They look at every issue from sixty-three sides before making a decision. That is why they take so long. They are brilliant. They are nuuuuaaaaanced.

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  7. This is a clear cut case of elder abuse. Biden's puppeteers and ventriloquists need to be exposed from behind the curtain and made to answer for him.

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  8. Biden graduated 76th of 85 students in his law school class,
    McCain was often disciplined for misbehavior and ultimately graduated 894 of 899 of the class of 1958.

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  9. I've been watching Joe for decades (for the entertainment value). I don't disagree with anything you said, except that part about Joe not being an asshole. He is, and always has been, an asshole. It's mostly because he is stupid. He is now a demented asshole. And even worse in the mental department than before.

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  10. They say he asks obscure questions. I'm assuming this is a nice way of saying irrelevant questions.

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  11. I doubt seriously he can remember to pull down his pants before he goes to the bathroom. He's just there to sign what they tell him to sign and say what they tell him to say. The question now is, who's "they"? Obama? Hillary? Kamala? Soros? Susan Rice? Dr. Biden? A combination of two or more?

    None of that changes the fact that he's an asshole.

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  12. “How many fingers am I holding up, Joe?”

    “One.”

    👌

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  13. So he acts...demented
    Well. He is.

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  14. When I saw the Times article my 1st thought was that this was laying the groundwork for the beginning of the end.

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    1. Exactly, Knob. I give them (meaning Rice, Jarrett, and Obama) until mid-July to use the 25th Amendment to put ol' Joe out to pasture.

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  15. The NYT must be concerned (read "scared") to have printed this. What does the WaPoo have to say, not that it would have a noticeably different take?

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  16. Orrrrrr, is this the first round of artillery barrage to soften up the ground for someone else to move in as "the replacement"?

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  17. "He acts like an asshole not because he is an asshole but because he is frustrated to have power greater than his pea brain can handle. "

    If I may respectfully disagree, Don. Biden is an asshole and has been his entire public life. You might want to go back to his racist, bigoted, asshole-like behavior during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. It was outrage how this brilliant man was treated at the time. You-tube might still have videos of the hearings unless they've been censored.

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    1. You mean banned.

      And you give yourself away every time.

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    2. Looks like Edweenie is still up to his old ways of attacking people without cause.

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  18. PS on Don's theory.

    According to YouGov (I know) , her unfavorability among indies is 50%, Rs is 5/6, and Demos 20% (as of a week ago) and I'll bet the Demo rating is padded. She certainly wasn't that popular a year ago.

    So I'm guessing they're already trying to figure a way to get her out of the picture, too.

    YMMV

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    1. I agree.

      Way back when the last election was stolen, I predicted Xiden would last two months, until near the end of March.

      That didn't happen, so I reviewed what's happened since the election. My conclusion is that he's declining more slowly than I thought, but Horizontal hasn't touched anything that didn't explode shortly afterward.

      I now think the Dims MUST replace Horizontal before they can ship Xiden off to the Lying Dog-Faced Pony Soldier Home. But replace Horizontal with WHOM? The youngsters love AOC and the Squad, but the oldsters still hold the high ground.

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  19. It's not lost on me that the article states the President relies on his inner circle - Ron Klain, Bruce Reed, Mike Donilon and Steve Richetti. I thought Biden had the most diverse administration in the history of the world, yet relies on four white men for advice and guidance. Another fake narrative that the public and press fell for hook, line and sinker. The entire Administration is one false narrative after another. I still am amazed that people voted for this oh-so apparent train wreck.

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    1. The Democrat party is still racially segregated.

      It just puts a few tokens forward to gull the lesser races.

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  20. Just like all the insider accounts of Trump's administration were likely false, so also with these. Most likely Biden doesn't have much to do with anything except sit and nod sagely as various things are read to him.

    His inner circle didn't mention Rice who is probably the real shadow President who is still with the Obama-Jarret team only a few blocks away.

    Caveat: Patrick Byrne's account of the dysfunction around Trump had the ring of truth, and when he asked some of the aides if it was 'always like this' (i.e. slapdash, chaotic, unprofessional, ineffective) they replied in the affirmative. But he might have been talking to the election team aides and they might have been referring mainly to the election and post-election period which was an all-round one-for-the-ages clusterfu*ck of epic proportions; par for the course I guess when the world's greatest superpower republic suffers a political coup which only those who read the NYT and WAPO and watch the main networks remain blissfully unaware of to this day.

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  21. Citizen Free Press: “A commander of a U.S. Space Force unit tasked with detecting ballistic missile launches has been fired for comments made during a podcast promoting his new book, which claims Marxist ideologies are becoming prevalent in the United States military.

    Lt Col. Matthew Lohmeier, commander of 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, was relieved from his post Friday by Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, the head of Space Operations Command, over a loss of confidence in his ability to lead, Military.com has exclusively learned.

    “This decision was based on public comments made by Lt. Col. Lohmeier in a recent podcast,” a Space Force spokesperson said in an email. “Lt. Gen. Whiting has initiated a Command Directed Investigation on whether these comments constituted prohibited partisan political activity.””

    …which is a tacit admission that one of the major parties is a Marxist Party.

    And firing him only proves his point.

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  22. I'm very grateful to Rush Limbaugh who mentioned your blog during one of his last shows. You analysis is spot on.

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  23. A Ukrainian prosecutor was investigating the business dealings of Hunter Biden. Joe Biden pedaled his influence as VP by threatening to withhold money and got the prosecutor fired. Then Joe Biden bragged about it on camera. That tells me all I need to know that Biden should be in jail.

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  24. A Ukrainian prosecutor was investigating the business dealings of Hunter Biden. Joe Biden pedaled his influence as VP by threatening to withhold money and got the prosecutor fired. Then Joe Biden bragged about it on camera. That tells me all I need to know that Biden should be in jail.

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  25. The elderly are pitied, avoided, retired and ignored in our society, mostly due to their feebleness and diminished mental state.

    BUT NOT IN WASHINGTON. Somehow, these noble public servants defy age. Curious, no?

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  26. The elderly are pitied, avoided, retired and ignored in our society, mostly due to their feebleness and diminished mental state.

    BUT NOT IN WASHINGTON. Somehow, these noble public servants defy age. Curious, no?

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  27. He acts like an asshole because he perfected that act in 47 years in the Senate. BTW, he acts like an asshole because he is an asshole.

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  28. Joe Biden is a imbecile!! A useful idiot for the socialist communist Democrat party.

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  29. He acts like an asshole because of two reasons:
    1) He IS an ASSHOLE and a Very Large One At That.
    2) He has a Very Small Dick and is insecure as well as fucking downright STUPID.

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  30. We all know the Dems are going to get hammered in the mid-terms. If they replace Joe, there will be nobody to impeach for stealing the election. There'd still be the issue of Kamala, but that's my guess where this is going, get rid of both of them before the mid-terms and they will have gotten away with it.

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  31. Biden needs to consider the implications on all of the corruption before making decisions. The liberal/progressive/demorat/left/confederates (LPDLC) need to get their voice heard ya know.

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  32. AND because he IS an assh@le

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  33. Last year, I met a gentleman who was 98 years old (now 99)... born in 1922, but still sharp as a tack. He had a Trump sign in his yard. While I was talking with him, he quoted Winston Churchill, whom he heard speak live during WW2. Noting his support for Trump, I asked the 98 year old man what he thought of Joe Biden? His response, without missing a beat: "Biden is an asshole."

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  34. OK... but he IS an asshole.

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  35. It doesn't really matter what malady is his issue. It was only a bonus or an insurance policy for the left to be able to run the white house how they knew they could never get the votes for any other way. Someday soon Joe will be replaced and then he will go down in history as poor Joe, he was such a good guy. Does anybody left or right really think Joe was a good choice for pres? You couldn't write this script.

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  36. "Why Joe Biden acts like an asshole"

    Short answer, because he is.....

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  37. Was George W. Bush also this kind of 'leader'?

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  38. It's simple. It's because he IS an asshole. Always has been, always will be.

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  39. Sounds like the DIMz have their own Ellen!

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