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Cognitive Capability of the Leader of the Free World Is Being Questioned

Discussion in 'News & Current Events (Articles Required)' started by DerSchweik, May 12, 2021.

Do you agree the Leader of the Free World is in Cognitive Decline?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Cognitive what?

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  1. whatbogsends

    whatbogsends Senior Veteran

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    I agree that Biden is in cognitive decline. He's clearly not as sharp as he was previously. To me, that's fairly obvious.

    It's also fairly obvious that, by and large, he's aware of his surrounding, what's going on, and can formulate basic coherent thought. He likely relies a lot on his advisors (which is a good thing). It's disappointing that this was the best the Democrats had to offer, but it is what it is.

    That being said, it was also clear that Trump was (and is) in cognitive decline. While his verbal gaffes may have been less frequent, the things he said were often out of touch with reality. Couple that with the extremely numerous written gaffes that he put forth daily via Twitter, and overall, despite Biden's gaffes, Trump's mental state appears to me worse than Biden's, in terms of who i'd want as President (honestly, i want neither of them, but when those are your choices, i'd choose Biden in a heartbeat).
     
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  2. DaisyDay

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    The doctors were amazed! They said no one has ever done it so well! Even after an interval where they discussed other things.
     
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  3. Whyayeman

    Whyayeman Well-Known Member

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    Has President Biden suggested injecting bleach as a cure for covid yet? How can I vote if I don't know the answer?
     
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  4. SilverBear

    SilverBear Well-Known Member

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    You mean the results of his medical exam done by Kevin O’Connor, DO, associate professor of Medicine at George Washington University, and released on Oct 28, 2020?
     
  5. Albion

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    Of course not.
     
  6. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    The man is promoting "clean" energy, when every rational person knows you can get cancer from windmills... clearly something is not right here...
     
  7. *Starlight*

    *Starlight* Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time

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    I guess it's possible, since cognitive decline does happen among old people, but the accusations tend to be very partisan. Exactly the same happened with Trump, except that it was liberals making accusations then.
     
  8. Albion

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    However, Trump talks off the cuff, uses a lot of colloquialisms, and sometimes exaggerates (as almost all of us do in ordinary speech when we say things like "everybody knows....").

    Biden, however, often lapses into gibberish, or has to take long pauses in the middle of a speech in order to recapture his train of thought, forgets where he is at the moment, and avoids or refuses to talk to reporters, etc. without a script. AND he was NOT this way only a few years ago.

    No, the two situations are not at all the same.
     
  9. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    This is true -- Donald had some whimsical gaffes in his mercifully short political career: "windmill cancer" and "injecting disinfectant" being his more memorable ones...

    ...of course, his followers couldn't admit they were gaffes, so they had to continually cover for him with convoluted "well, he said that, but he meant...." stories, which fed into the "cognitive decline" mythos. Because after all,if he "meant" x, why didn't he just say x?

    Now Biden, OTOH, has never been that great a speaker, and has had gaffes-a-plenty throughout his far longer political career. Whether it's due to age, his speech impediment, or just plain not being good in front of a microphone, who can say? More than likely a combination of all three.
     
  10. SilverBear

    SilverBear Well-Known Member

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    why not?

    Did it not say what you wanted?
     
  11. Albion

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    Whether I "liked" or disliked something wasn't the issue.
     
  12. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Given that Trump exhibited far more evidence of mental impairment and mental illness, as cited by numerous experts, I consider these attacks on Biden by the usual partisan shills to be truly vile.

    Biden grew up with a speech impediment, which isn't a sign of cognitive decline. He's had it his whole life. Not being the greatest orator isn't a horrible fault in a public leader.
     
  13. SilverBear

    SilverBear Well-Known Member

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    then what is the issue?
     
  14. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Going over this thread, it looks like the "issue" is getting around the rule that saying or implying a public figure isn't entirely mentally stable constitutes flaming. #somepeoplesay
     
  15. Steve11987

    Steve11987 New Member

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    Even if he were brain dead he would be a step up compared to his predecessor, IMO.
     
  16. Steve11987

    Steve11987 New Member

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    You're reading too much into this. Try not to let your mind wander to incredible conspiracy theories.
     
  17. Albion

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    I'm not the one who supposes that Joe Biden is a step up from the previous president in the cognitive abilities department. ;)
     
  18. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    ...or if you must, the Conspiracy theory forum is that-a-way...
    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Steve11987

    Steve11987 New Member

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    Were you worried about Trump, too, like so many others?
     
  20. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli Member of the Heart of Gold Club Staff Member Trainee Supporter

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    I think Biden is an interesting president. I say that, because he's literally the opposite of Trump, in that he does what those around him suggest, rather than running the show and firing those who get in the way.

    ...Polar opposites.

    Another example of Biden's willingness to put the opinions of others over his own (e.g.):
    "Israel has said it will press on for now with its attacks against Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza, and the United States signaled it would not pressure the two sides for a cease-fire even as President Joe Biden said he supported one."​

    Israel strikes Gaza tunnels as truce efforts remain elusive
     
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