Is Joe Biden Healthy Enough To Be President?

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  1. Sharlee01 profile image85
    Sharlee01posted 4 weeks ago

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    Joe Biden has several serious health problems. Comorbidities, such as atrial fibrillation. Which can cause shortness of breath and fatigue, and puts Biden at a higher risk of stroke, and heart attack.  It has been reported he suffers from sleep apnea, which can cause a stroke.  Biden has long suffered from chronic asthma and allergies since childhood.  Plus his health history reveals  Biden’s had two near-fatal aneurysms in 1988, that lead to him requiring brain surgery. He also shows cognitive deficits, which were evident as he campaigned for the presidency. ( my information comes online information)

    We can all remember the network media jocks going into President Trump's Health when he ran in 2016, and most of his four years in office. Trump's health record although not perfect only showed him to be overweight and to have high cholesterol. So, it would appear to me he was found to be fat and making a habit of eating too much junk food. But I am sure some can remember CNN's "doctor jock" pointing out all the negative things that could happen to Trump due to his obesity and high cholesterol level.  I can definitely see now why Biden chose to wear two masks during the current pandemic, and why he stayed away from people.  This man's comorbidities would put him in the group most likely not to survive COVID. Yet, the network media seem to miss this.  I guess they may have thought it unimportant, something we need not concern ourselves with.  AFib  --- What the heck, they knew we need not consider AFib a problem.

    I did not hear much about Biden's very serious health conditions from the nightly network reporters,  and what these health conditions could lead to, as I did when they spoke about  Trump's health. ---   Did the media fail us?

      It took me some online research to find and identify Joe Biden's health history. --- Should the network media have made the public aware that Joe Biden has some very serious health problems as they did in Trump's case?

    https://www.politico.com/story/2008/10/ … rds-014768

    1. Credence2 profile image81
      Credence2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      I remember, well I don't remember, but I have heard comments about FDR that his infirmities would preclude him from being an effective leader, now we all know better.

      Jesse Jackson once said that, "he would prefer FDR in a wheelchair over Ronald Reagan on a horse."

      I will withhold judgement regarding Biden for just that reason.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image85
        Sharlee01posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Due to spending a good part of my life as a nurse, I can attest that age is just a number. A high number does not deem or indicate one to be unhealthy. My point was Biden has some health problems that would be considered serious especially at his age. My questions were driven by my concern that the media did not feel these health problems were serious enough to report on. Yet the media did cover Trump's health with vigor, even to go so far as to insult the White House Dr. 

        I had hoped to point out media bias, as well as we have one very frail unhealthy guy headed for the White House.  I just thunk the American public should have been made aware of Biden's health problems. I do realize all campaign norms were tossed out the window in regards to what the media did and did not do.  It seems to me, it was a true crisis when the public found Trump had high cholesterol, and that he
        was overweight, while Joe's health, which is some scary stuff is insignificant.
        Actually, the questions were not about Joe's health it was about the media making the decisions on what we should be made aware of. I would so appreciate it if you would answer my questions.  Just yes or no.

          Did the media fail us?

        Should the media have made the public aware that  Joe Biden has some very serious health problems?

        1. Credence2 profile image81
          Credence2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          Yes, I think that Biden's health issues are fair game and can be looked upon as a relevant matter to consider as to his fitness for the job.

          I can't say that there was a concerted effort by the media to keep the public unaware of Biden's health problems.

          When I saw the first debate, it seemed to me that Biden was well composed and addressed the questions well, while Trump was hysterical in his deportmen and style

          1. Sharlee01 profile image85
            Sharlee01posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            Yes, he did seem fine in the first debate, Trump was Trump. and tried to get Joe frustrated, and hoped he would lose it as he has been known to do. And when he does he gets angry, red-faced, and his statements can become off the wall. Such as him calling a woman "A lying dog-faced pony soldier". This kind of behavior points to dementia.

            His other health issues although serious, should not be discriminated against due to his health. He is under a doctor's care I am sure for his many conditions, and they are most likely treating him with appropriate treatment. But, cognitive problems, that is a much different story.

      2. Readmikenow profile image96
        Readmikenowposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Nobody accused FDR of having cognitive issues.  Biden speech is enough for concern.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image85
          Sharlee01posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          Biden's cognitive issues are a serious concern as you say. It is what concerns me the most. I would trust his wife will note his condition, and act appropriately if need be.

        2. Credence2 profile image81
          Credence2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          But i do remember that there were issues with Ronald Reagan's cognizance toward the end of his second term. While some say that Biden may be senile, I consider Trump as mad as a hatter.

          1. Sharlee01 profile image85
            Sharlee01posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            Mad Hatter --- He solved many problems, had the country back on track financially, rid the earth of ISIS, and has brought about a good Middle East peace accord. Not to mention the vaccine. And he worked against a strong wind. It is no wonder so many wanted him out, he showed them for what they were, a bunch of do-nothing politicians. As I said many times before, and he made it all look so wonderfully simple...  So unbelievable so many will not to this day see what this man did. 

            No need to predict what Biden will do, because it will be back to stagnation, and same old same old.

            1. Credence2 profile image81
              Credence2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

              But again, Sharlee, that is a matter of opinion, one of which I cannot share with you.

              What type would drag his loss to such extremes being stubborn and not admitting to his loss for so long?

              1. PrettyPanther profile image83
                PrettyPantherposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

                Trump's current behavior was entirely predictable based upon his malignant narcissism.  I am concerned about what he will do between now and January 20, though I do believe he is looking to keep his status as cult leader so he will try to refrain from doing something so awful that that he would be banned from even right-wing nutjob media sites.

                1. Credence2 profile image81
                  Credence2posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

                  I extend that concern to his extremist followers, how far would they go to resist and not accept the outcome of Nov 3rd?. Civil disobedience, terrorism?

                  1. Readmikenow profile image96
                    Readmikenowposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

                    I don't think they'll be as bad as the Democrats behaved when President Donald Trump was elected.  Nobody marched in cities screaming "Not my President."  The civil disobedience and terrorism are things done in Democrat run cities like LA, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland and New York.

              2. Sharlee01 profile image85
                Sharlee01posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

                The type of person that believes the election was filled with fraud, and he is a fighter. He seems to be a man that needs to be always doing, creating, and never being satisfied, with being a run of the mill kind of guy. I mean who in the world would want all this aggravation. He could be just enjoying life, instead, he seems to think he needs to be president for another four years. Go figure. 

                At one point I thought he might just want to be a four-year president, to walk away with some good accomplishments under his belt, and say been there done that... I was wrong, it would really appear he wanted to make a better America, for all Americans.  I am glad I witnessed his time in office, to be part of this time in our history.

    2. GA Anderson profile image91
      GA Andersonposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      It sounds like you think pres.-elect Biden already has one foot in the grave Sharlee. Think positive.

      He's going to be our president for at least four years, (or as long as that other foot stays out of the grave, or he gets hit by a Secret Service escort car, or VP Harris gets support for a 25th Amendment claim), so think of something good about his possibilities.

      I will start . . .he didn't appoint AOC to a cabinet position.

      GA

      1. Sharlee01 profile image85
        Sharlee01posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Of course, I know Biden will be President, and I can't predict his life span, or do I need or want to.  Although -------  on second thought, no I won't. (kidding)

        It appears you may have missed my point or maybe you prefer not to answer the questions?  Which are about the network media, not Biden's health or Trump's health. I needed to give some background on Joe's health to make my point. Which in my view is the media deciding what we need to hear and what we need not hear.  I mean come on they made Trump's weight and cholesterol a national scandal. Even dumping on the White House Doc.   LOL

        Hey, I did the homework, I laid out a scenario, and asked just two questions.  Why, no answer?

        1. PrettyPanther profile image83
          PrettyPantherposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          May I ask, where did you find the information, if not from the media?

          1. Sharlee01 profile image85
            Sharlee01posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            I was referring to network reports. I can see I could have been more clear. I did use the words Doctor jocks and referred to a hearing.  I will edit, and correct my comment to let all know I am referring to Talk Jocks, network media. I certainly found articles online about his health with some digging I found the info from 2008. Much of the latest read a bit different.  Good catch...

      2. Readmikenow profile image96
        Readmikenowposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        "he didn't appoint AOC to a cabinet position"

        I suppose on some level that does provide a glimmer of hope.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image85
          Sharlee01posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          That is a positive...

    3. Miebakagh57 profile image42
      Miebakagh57posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      I am yet to meet a person with perfect or near perfect health.                                We as human beings get sick to some extend. When loved ones are sick, we say get well soon! But I always say to any severely sick person I met and don't know sorry, and I wish them to recover.                                Trump's              presidency is mostly a war between him and the fake news. No wonder the press had to covered up Biden's. But as for Trump, name an atom of past misdeed and they blow it out of proportion.                                        That is why it is easier to reasan that Biden could be president despite his health.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image85
        Sharlee01posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        I do see your reasoning in regards to media has been, to put it mildly,  protecting Biden, and not asking him the important questions. And if a negative type of question slips through, he just does not give a plausible answer, he evades the subject and gives a glib answer. Which in my opinion is smart in his case because he either lies or maybe forgets how he answered the same question on another occasion.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image42
          Miebakagh57posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          You misjudge my reasoning. In fact I am a Trump person. I follow him on twitter and facebook.                                          The heart of my response is that most of the time Potus is fighting the press or media, right from day of his presidency.                                  And should we add Pelosi and the law-maker?                                     Okay, what about covid-19?                              You see he's not given some breath, right? I hope Potus just forget the past and have some rest.                                           Never say die. As for Joe Biden, due to his complex ill-health, he will mess up himself. That's a fact.

          1. Sharlee01 profile image85
            Sharlee01posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            I agree with your sentiment, Trump should walk away, and feel he did a great job. He should consider he has done all he could, and go and enjoy life. For Biden, he should have already been retired and enjoying his life, Especially inlight of his poor health.

            1. Miebakagh57 profile image42
              Miebakagh57posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

              You're welcome and thank you.

              1. Sharlee01 profile image85
                Sharlee01posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

                You are very welcome, always a pleasure to communicate with you.

                1. Miebakagh57 profile image42
                  Miebakagh57posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Oh, did I forgot? Electoral college votes cast on Monday are to be count January 6.                               The odds against Trump are still many. He'll get going for some days. Then in the next few days, unless he become cupid's pridegroom, yes in the next few days to turn the firce tide upstream, he'll loss out.                                               Again good for him to go home and play with his grandkids.                                  Who instituted America First and put America First? Potus! The wall against  Mexico drug lords to protect the USA is a first and unique. Whose many dones? Potus! Likewise is Arab-Israel peace in the ever turbulent Middle East. And recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel? Potus!                                             His major mistake is the measures he took against covid19 fail woefully.

  2. PrettyPanther profile image83
    PrettyPantherposted 4 weeks ago

    At least none of conditions are listed in the DSM-5. big_smile

  3. Live to Learn profile image78
    Live to Learnposted 4 weeks ago

    I'm not certain he will be president.  I think there's a possibility Harris will end up being sworn in as president in January.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image85
      Sharlee01posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      I would suppose that could happen.  Do you think she in any respect qualified to be president?

      1. Live to Learn profile image78
        Live to Learnposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Lol. What is the qualification to be president? There is an age and citizenship requirement. She meets those.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image85
          Sharlee01posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          I hope Joe stays healthy... LOL

  4. emge profile image80
    emgeposted 4 weeks ago

    God forbid, something happens  and Joe is incapaciated. What then? Kamala Harris becomes president and I am afraid the American goose will be cooked.

  5. MG Singh profile image61
    MG Singhposted 4 weeks ago

    I wonder what will happen if any way Joe Biden is incapacitated? Kamal Harris will be president. What happens then?

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image42
      Miebakagh57posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      "He that was formerly called a prophet was now called a seer." Let the prophet speak!

    2. Readmikenow profile image96
      Readmikenowposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      It will be bad.  There are enough Americans who won't stand for the policies she has supported in California in the past.  I think chaos will occur at levels we've not before seen.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image42
        Miebakagh57posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        Is this the voice of God or the voice odd a man?

      2. Sharlee01 profile image85
        Sharlee01posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        I agree. I don't think it will take long for American's to discover they made a mistake voting in  Biden and Harris.

      3. Credence2 profile image81
        Credence2posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        We have already had chaos in the last 4 years, Mike, that is why Trump will no longer be President.

        For the majority who elected Biden/Harris, we will see that any impending chaos will be kept to a minimum.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image85
          Sharlee01posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

          Hate to point out that the "chaos is pretty much in Democratic-run states. I would certainly hope to see an end to the chaos. But, I very much doubt it will end due to the leadership in those given states. Other than a handful of states, America is doing just fine.

          1. PrettyPanther profile image83
            PrettyPantherposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

            Uh, over 300,000 souls and their loved ones might disagree that America is doing "just fine."

            1. Sharlee01 profile image85
              Sharlee01posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

              Okay

              1. PrettyPanther profile image83
                PrettyPantherposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

                Good one!

          2. Credence2 profile image81
            Credence2posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

            That the first error in attitude right there. This idea of "Democratic run" States is a misnomer and a diversion from what the specific problems are in the areas in contention right now. When Trump speaks of Democratic controlled states vs. others he diminishes his stature as a leader. The Presidential attitude is to see our national problems in terms other than mere partisan divisions. Biden takes this attitude, Trump does not.

 
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