Biden said, "Black/Brown people can't use the Internet."

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
    Kenna McHughposted 11 months ago

    Who watched the Town Hall on CNN where Biden said Black and Brown people didn't know how to use the Internet so that they couldn't get in line for a shot? That qualifies as a racist, rambling mess at best.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
      Kathryn L Hillposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      ... man, that guy!

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
        schoolgirlforrealposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        It's not that he's dumb. He's evil.

    2. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Biden has on several occasions said disparaging things in regards to black people's inteligence.  It would appear if one put the different disparaging statements together one may see he mostly refers to their intelligence or stereotyping them in regards to cleanliness, using drugs, and as in regards to Obama  --- he was surprised that he was articulate. Not sure if his cognitive skills are not to blame for these kinds of statements.  When he is on his own he seems to slip into an unfiltered Biden. If he is on a monitor he does better.

      "A lot of people don’t know how to register,” Biden said in a CNN town hall. “Not everybody in the community, in the Hispanic and the African-American community, particularly in rural areas that are distant and, or inner-city districts know how to use, know how to get online to determine how to get in line for that COVID vaccination at the Walgreens.” Joe Biden

      https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-cnn- … rtnerships

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
        Kenna McHughposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Yes. That is what he said. It's racist and so un-American.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image84
          Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          When Biden was running a did a lot of reach into his past, and he has a very long history of making a racist remark. Can a one change? Not sure, but in Biden's case, his remarks have not stopped.

          1. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
            schoolgirlforrealposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Then why the f*** did he get in as president? I knew he was bad

            1. Sharlee01 profile image84
              Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

              I think people were just exhausted, beat down with everything Trump. The media dismantled every word that came out of Trump's mouth, as well as his policies. Making him the "enemy of the people".  My thought voters would have drifted to anyone the Democrats ran. I think he won the primary due to having the cash to outlast the others. The majority of voters held their nose and voted against Trump, not for Biden. I don't think many knew his history or took the time to research him or they may not have voted for him. I think they wanted Trump  gone, that simple.

              1. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
                schoolgirlforrealposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                Yeah. Same thing when people voted for Trump. To avoid Hillary.
                Politics is messed up. Our choices are not good....

                1. Sharlee01 profile image84
                  Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  It is exactly the same. Some of us wanted a very new kind of president, one that was transparent, not a politician. I also liked that he was a businessman and someone that would disrupt the status quo.  Now -- we have now backtracked... Go figure. Yeah, politics are messed up and getting much worse. Anything goes at this point. And it's getting downright evil.

                  1. donotfear profile image85
                    donotfearposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                    I agree.  A sad day when everything that comes out of the mouth is twisted.

        2. DWDavisRSL profile image83
          DWDavisRSLposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          When did stating an empirical fact become racist and un-American? Because you want it to be?
          Biden pointed out a real problem that exists today in those communities and wants to find a way to fix it. Leave it to some to try and turn that into being racist.

      2. GA Anderson profile image88
        GA Andersonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Would his statement have been less offensive if he had included older and less educated white folks?

        Yes, it was a gaffe as stated, but . . .  is it untrue?

        GA

        1. Sharlee01 profile image84
          Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          He could have said, folks... And not labeled anyone. You know some folks don't have a PC or internet service.

          Is it untrue?   No, it would not be untrue that some may not have PCs or internet service.  As I pointed out this is not a new habit, Biden has said derogatory statements throughout his career.  So, do you feel by pointing them out I am out of order?  I will tell you the only way I became aware of his derogatory statements was due to really digging into his history during the election. I do this every presidential election.

          So, it almost seems like you may feel I should have changed up Biden's words, just added that grain of salt.  I actually was so taken back listening to the Townhall when he made that statement.   Yeah, guess I could have replaced a few words, and wrote it off as a gaffe. However, my mind added it to a pretty long list.

          I responded to the subject of the thread. I offered my opinion on the statement. Yes, I could have taken your route, but that would not be my opinion, that would be your's...

          1. GA Anderson profile image88
            GA Andersonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            My point was about the clash between political correctness and truth. I can hear his statement without hearing racism, but I can also recognize that racism can be heard in that statement if the listener wants to hear it, simply because it is politically incorrect to say such things.

            GA

            1. Sharlee01 profile image84
              Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

              I could certainly see your point if he had no history of such statements. It would have rolled off my back. I guess I have looked too far into his past, and unearth some real ugliness. You don't find his history of such statements add to what one could perceive as these statements start piling up?   Not sure I want to hear it, but I did...  And I could just imagine what it would feel like to be pointed out in such a fashion. His statement was true... His words were unfiltered and pointed out blacks and Hispanics as being lesser intelligent.

              "The other thing we found is -- I'm sorry to go on, but this is really important to me -- the other part -- portion is a lot of people don't know how to register. Not everybody in the community, in the Hispanic and the African-American community, particularly in rural areas that are distant and/or inner-city districts know how to use -- know-how to get online to determine how to get in line for that COVID vaccination at Walgreen's or at the particular store."

              This context is very clear...  He could have used words like citizens, folks, people., American's. He chose to use words that directly pointed out Blacks and Hispanics. Did he not? 

              The problem here is we are looking at his words differently. I am looking at the larger picture due to having gathered history on many of the statements in regard to stereotyping. So, this certainly makes me more aware of words that stand out to indicate stereotyping. Whereas you, may not be in any respect aware of some of the derogatory things he has said. I reached my opinion due to prior information.

      3. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
        schoolgirlforrealposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I think Biden is on the side of the evil people who CREATED this BS covid. I knew it in my gut,,,,,day freaking one. That this is NOT AN ACCIDENT.
        the evil ones want to kill the elderly and certain races who are more vulnerable to it as it was designed.  I know this. It doesn't take a genius.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image84
          Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          After doing as much research as the internet allows I have come to the conclusion Biden is in no respect presidential material. I think people flocked to him due to his calm persona, his ability to take advice, and the thought that he would have many around him to help him run the country. So far he has proved me right, he has pretty much put Obama's old band back together, and is putting his policies back in place.  He is an old-time politician, tell them what they want to hear, drop your voice into a whisper for a dramatic effect, Gets them every time.  He makes lots of promises and most likely will keep few. It's a shell game. And most politicians play it.

          I will agree with you, I feel he is in China's back pocket. That is just my opinion. Time will tell. I think he cares little for American's as a whole, I think he is a dyed-in-the-wool politician that hopes to keep the Diem's in power.  I have been following his actions closely, and the media is not really covering them well. I think the country is headed for deep trouble with Joe at the helm. Hope to be proven wrong on that.

          1. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
            schoolgirlforrealposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            I didn't vote for him.

    3. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
      schoolgirlforrealposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Really? He's dumber than Trump.

    4. tsmog profile image76
      tsmogposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Can you explain how you made the leap to he is a racist? That he believes he is superior to another/other races because he is white?

      Here is the full quote: (Link to Town Hall at Sharlee's post)

      "The other thing we found is -- I'm sorry to go on, but this is really important to me -- the other part -- portion is a lot of people don't know how to register. Not everybody in the community, in the Hispanic and the African-American community, particularly in rural areas that are distant and/or inner city districts know how to use -- know how to get online to determine how to get in line for that COVID vaccination at the Walgreen's or at the particular store."

      Maybe he knows something many don't. A look on the web we discover a study by American Institute Research saying:

      "Adults who are not digitally literate are, on average, less educated, older, and more likely to be Black, Hispanic, or foreign born, compared to digitally literate adults. Compared to digitally literate adults, adults who are not digitally literate have a lower rate of labor force participation and tend to work in lower skilled jobs."

      https://www.air.org/resource/descriptio … y-literate

      1. Sharlee01 profile image84
        Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Should Biden perhaps consider the persona, how would be perceived by others? Was there a need to stereotype at all?  His statement itself is true, but why add words that are unnecessary pointing to race?

        If this was just a one-time gaffe, I know I would not have picked it up as being possibly racist. Biden is known for this type of stereotyping. He has made public statements that mirror the one I posted throughout his history in Washington. 

        To give him the benefit of a doubt, As I shared in a previous comment here ---, it could be a problem that he is unaware of due to cognitive problems.  It does appear when he is off-script he makes gaffes. This simply does provide a look into his personality.

        Individuals will judge him differently due to these gaffes. That's human nature. We all form opinions on what we observe don't we?

        1. tsmog profile image76
          tsmogposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          To put it succinctly I addressed the OP. The context was the Town Hall meeting where Biden answered a question by participant:

          "AUDIENCE MEMBER: God bless you. Mr. President, hello. My name is Dr. Dessie Levy (ph). And my question to you is considering COVID 19 and its significant impact on black Americans, especially here in Milwaukee and thus, the exacerbation of our racial disparities in health care, we have seen less than three percent of blacks and less than five percent of Hispanics given the total number of vaccines that have been administered to this point.

          Is this a priority for the Biden administration? And how will the disparities be addressed? And that's both locally and nationally."

          So, as opinion, I felt he was addressing the question. Maybe I am wrong.

          The rest of what you shared I will admit I have not studied Biden as you have, thus am ignorant to his past.

          1. Sharlee01 profile image84
            Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Naturally, I did see the question you posted. I did not bring it into this conversation.

            "BIDEN: Well, first of all, it is a priority, number one. Number two, there's two reasons for it being the way it is. Number one, there is some history of blacks being used as guinea pigs in other experiments as I need not tell you, Doctor, over the last 50 to 75 to 100 years in America. So there is a concern about getting the vaccine whether it's available or not. But the biggest part of this is access --"

            AUDIENCE MEMBER: Mm-hmm

            I think due to Biden's history of making stereotypic remarks I see the comment differently. I am willing to admit after reading a few of the comments that I could have been too quick to jump...  Hard to not read into the remark, he really aimed directly at Blacks and Hispanics and referred to their lack of intellect.

            I see your point, and it's a good one.   The subject was truly put forth to Biden. I do think Biden could have used better words when addressing the subject. Maybe words like American's, folks, many people. But your point is really good, and it could set Biden's statement in the context he meant it to be.

            1. tsmog profile image76
              tsmogposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Thank you for the reply. Yet, I was puzzled by the Biden quote only thinking it was as support for Biden making racial gaffes. Again, I don't know his history, but sometime in the future I may research it. However, I was curious why Biden may have said that.

              Knowing this was a social exchange between him and Dr. Levy, I had only read the transcript, and read the question I suspected the person was Black. That was confirmed watching the Town Hall meeting video following at 13:38 learning it is a Black woman. I also noted as he said it she was shaking her head yes in agreement.
              https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/202 … 16-vpx.cnn

              His reply to me is in regard to the hesitancy of Blacks to get the vaccine. So, since she is an educated Black woman perhaps he thought she knew of the Tuskegee study, Henrietta Lacks case, and the feelings in general of the Black community toward the medical community. I had to do some research into that to form my opinion found at the following link for WebMD.
              https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/covid-19 … ust-doubts

              So, as opinion, I don't think it was a gaffe. Adding to at that WebMD article I discovered there is a Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Maybe, again, he knows something many don't because of briefings. I dun'no. I will say he did not offer a solution at that time for how to overcome it.

              1. Sharlee01 profile image84
                Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

                I have been really thinking about my initial response and reading your very common sense analogy of Biden's statement.  I watched the clip one more time. I think I see your point. I think Biden actually was giving a very descript opinion, being honest that he felt had to involve race and economic status. What he said was true.   

                He offered little of anything but walking back some of his previous statements, and lot's flowery words, that in the end meant nothing to hang one's hat on.   I was a bit surprised not to see someone start a thread here on a few other things he said at the town hall that almost had me falling off my chair.  The entire interview left me feeling --- my God this man fit in many respects is not fit to run the country.   Just my Conservative opinion... LOL

                I hope he proves me wrong.  So, I like how you communicate, very straightforward, wonderfully polite, with no overtones you do not in any respect hide your thoughts trying to please others. So, I feel comfortable asking. What did you think about Biden's controvertible statement on China/ Uyghurs?   

                If one reads the entire conversation on the subject, is he once again just being brutally honest with his remark that referred to the genocide of Uighur Muslims in China's western region of Xinjiang as a “different norm”?   This statement is ultimately true. The camps are now part of China's culture.

                1. tsmog profile image76
                  tsmogposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  Thank you for the reply and your sentiments. But . . . I have to give warning I may shoot from the hip in the future wink

                  (Note: My PC closed my post, so I am editing at this point forward)

                  To be frank politics and governance overwhelms my knowledge and experience. I am learning slowly. Until 2014 I always voted Republican lock step because my dad was one. I switched to Independent because I really don't know which party I preferred and have been on a journey since. I kinda' like being Independent.

                  Regard your question I am not knowledgeable about what is taking place in China. I did not read/watch the whole Town Hall, so don't know what Biden said or his position. I may look into it since you asked and now curious. We'll see.

                  1. Sharlee01 profile image84
                    Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

                    Well, that's ok too... Many here do, hell I certainly do. I just needed to point out at this point you certainly stand out as someone that comes across well versed in the subject matter, and polite when you add a comment.  I actually think you shoot from the hip, but you can hit the mark, without a flurry of bullets flying all over the place.

                2. lobobrandon profile image87
                  lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  I really like that you are a conservative who is ready to look at the facts and have a change of opinion if only more people on both sides of the aisle were open-minded.

                  What did Biden say about the Uighur Muslims in China? I just did some Googling and found this https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-17/ … s/13164206 There is nothing wrong with his approach from what I've seen.

                  1. Sharlee01 profile image84
                    Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

                    Thank you. I am big on context. I have come to know one must mix in human nature traits, behaviors, and characteristics, and it can become more apparent how one comes to their opinion and how they verbalize it verbally.

                    Biden is a baby boomer, and being a baby boomer I am very aware of some of us have a habit of being very "wordy" so to say. And with our age, I think we can easily say we have wisdom.

                    Both Trump and Biden have these tendencies, they both get themselves in trouble with their words. Their words are not well filtered. Just my opinion. I think I have become so accustomed to deciphering Trump's words to put them in context, I am doing the same with Biden's words.

                    I am giving him the benefit of the doubt on his Uighur comment. I will give him some time to see how he deals with the problem. Hopefully, Nations around the world will work together to help stop the torture of the Uighurs.

          2. Valeant profile image87
            Valeantposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Just the latest example of some right-wingers leaving out very important context to foment hatred.

            1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
              Kenna McHughposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Yup! I truly think they never learned how to think for themselves.

      2. GA Anderson profile image88
        GA Andersonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Good catch on that link. It seems to agree with my own view that the real problem with his statement is that it clashes with today's political correctness standards.

        GA

        1. Sharlee01 profile image84
          Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Could you just imagine if Trump made that statement as quoted? No really...  It seems like we will need to decipher Biden's every word and ignore the possible context or toss it up to make it pretty, and a nice bow on top. I have as mentioned found  Biden to have a history of stereotyping with his words. I can't even guess why he stereotypes,  maybe he just does not have the ability to filter his words, maybe he is being very precise with his analysis.  Although that does not pan out, he constantly quotes numbers, and facts wrong, so he has no evidence of being articulate when he communicates.

          So, it is kinder to look the other way, serves no purpose to put too much thought into it.   I don't think he will change his habit of stereotyping. The proof is in the facts. They go back pretty far.

          I don't think political correctness has much to do with how some of Biden's statements are perceived. His gaffes are pretty telling, and IMO shows a lot about his true character...  He has a habit of stereotyping. " Ya   ain'tblack enough"..." I will not have my children going to school in a jungle."  He has offered up gems like these for years.

          1. GA Anderson profile image88
            GA Andersonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Yes, I can imagine the uproar if Pres. Trump had said such a thing.

            GA

            1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
              Kenna McHughposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              So true!

    5. DWDavisRSL profile image83
      DWDavisRSLposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Did Biden say they don't know how, or that they didn't have access? I guess it depends on what you wanted to hear him say.

    6. Lone Wolf Prime profile image74
      Lone Wolf Primeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Biden is an idiot and a puppet honestly.  Doesn't surprise me that he'd put his foot in his own mouth again.  I wouldn't be surprised if rumors are true about how Kamala Harris is the one dealing with the world leaders, while Biden stands aside.   Wouldn't want him putting his foot in his own mouth again while talking to a rival country that could lead us into a war.

      1. GA Anderson profile image88
        GA Andersonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        It seems to me that these Biden statements, (the internet usage thing and the Uighur thing), have been shown to be factually true, so are you saying he put his foot in his mouth because he spoke the truth?

        GA

        1. Lone Wolf Prime profile image74
          Lone Wolf Primeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Biden is a two face liar like all politicians.

          1. GA Anderson profile image88
            GA Andersonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Okay, everyone gets an opinion.

            GA

  2. Credence2 profile image79
    Credence2posted 11 months ago

    Well, the Black and Brown people made their preferences and trust clear to select Biden over Trump and the Republican fascists, that is one thing for certain.

    There is a certain amount of this found in most white attitudes, it just comes down to a matter of degree and extent.

    Republicans are sure to use shortcomings of black and brown voters due to voter suppression and cheater gerrymandering to their advantage and unlike Biden, they need not say a word.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I agree partially (as a white person) with your view that
      there is a certain amount of this form of innate racism found in not most, but some white people's attitudes.

      1. Credence2 profile image79
        Credence2posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        That acknowledgement gets you the grand prize, Sharlee

        It is not necessarily purposeful or deliberate it is something that is simply well weaven into American life at the fundamental level.

        I do not qualify all white people, this is mostly an American attitude and perceptional problem.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image84
          Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Hey, I am white, so I know first-hand about innate racism. So the million-dollar question -- You are aware of many of Biden's comments. And I truly know you support him and felt he will help gets some problems solved.  However, how do you feel in your gut about some of the comments he has made that would appear to be stereotyping people of color?  Hey, I want to learn, the only way to learn is to ask the hard questions. The only way to teach is, tell the truth from your gut.

          1. Credence2 profile image79
            Credence2posted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Our reality is that we have to always settle. The ideal is unattainable and we all know that. Even Warren and Sanders have been found wanting by the Black community for either what they have said or fail to say. And these are the folks whose viewpoints come closest to seriously addressing structural inequity issues.

            Biden is full of guffaws from many years of old school. But he is willing to address our concerns and make the improvements in the right direction even if they may seem tardy.

            From Trump we pick up hostility from his words and more importantly, his actions and policies.

            1. Sharlee01 profile image84
              Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

              I so appreciate your sharing your thoughts. It helps me understand and become more empathetic to the problems at hand. And, I feel it helps me get to know you a bit, and communication can only get as a result. 

              I hope Biden will work on systemic racism, no one should feel they have to settle.

    2. Kenna McHugh profile image87
      Kenna McHughposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      We mustn't forget the voter fraud, which is making headway into the judicial system. Biden got the electoral vote, but not the popular vote. Hopefully, we will have accurate demographics for this election.

      1. GA Anderson profile image88
        GA Andersonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        What do you mean that Pres. Biden didn't get the popular vote? Didn't he win by about 7 million votes?

        GA

      2. Credence2 profile image79
        Credence2posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        No proof of the voter fraud, I can't be concerned about accusations without proof. If you say otherwise, I say let's see the proof.

        As far as I am concerned, the official vote count of Biden exceeding Trump in the popular vote as well his winning the Electoral College has yet to be successfully challenged.

        1. Readmikenow profile image95
          Readmikenowposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Patients, it is soon to be part of national record.

          In the Supreme Court

          "Supreme Court to Look Into Election Lawsuits in February"

          https://visiontimes.com/2021/02/17/the- … ruary.html

          In Georgia

          "Georgia Election Board Hands Over 35 Voter Fraud Cases to Prosecutors"

          https://visiontimes.com/2021/02/16/geor … utors.html

          In Arizona

          "Senate panel OKs bill requiring counties to disclose information on voting machines, systems
          Sen. Warren Petersen said the legislation has one purpose: to force the hand of Maricopa County officials who have so far refused to comply with a Senate subpoena"

          https://tucson.com/news/arizona_news/se … 5e8c4.html

          Nobody can explain why some states violated the US constitution and their own state constitution so mail-in ballot could be counted with no time stamp or signature verification 3 days after the close of the election.  THAT alone is voter fraud.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
            Kenna McHughposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Thank you, Mike, for the links and facts.

          2. Credence2 profile image79
            Credence2posted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Ok, i am well willing to wait until hell freezes over. Will Donald Trump take the oath on the old inauguration date of March 4th?

            I still think that you guys are just beating a dead horse.....

            1. Lone Wolf Prime profile image74
              Lone Wolf Primeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Honestly, I wish we could stop talking about Trump for once, as we have way more issues in this country than worrying about him.

              1. Credence2 profile image79
                Credence2posted 11 months agoin reply to this

                One of the issues that concern this country is his threatened resurgence hanging over our heads while we try to "build back better"

                An entire political party is mesmerized by him, when they turn down their fealty, we may all find some peace.

      3. tsmog profile image76
        tsmogposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Not the popular vote?

        1. DWDavisRSL profile image83
          DWDavisRSLposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          The MAGA desperately wants to continue to believe the lies The Former Guy continues to spew about election fraud, even though The Former Guy himself has admitted to close associates that he lost by a landslide and is only keeping the lie going for fundraising purposes.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
            Kenna McHughposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            These "close associates" are not reliable sources. Using this tactic is so old school. There are several reports within the judicial system stating fraudulent votes.

            1. DWDavisRSL profile image83
              DWDavisRSLposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              So, people who worked with Trump in the WH and are now with it at Mar-A-Lago are not reliable sources.
              Funny, a lot of people, top people, experts, very smart people, stable geniuses, everybody is saying they are reliable sources. That was always good enough for you when The Former Guy said it.

              1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
                Kenna McHughposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                Keep talking, it doesn't show any facts.

                1. DWDavisRSL profile image83
                  DWDavisRSLposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  Thank you for missing the point.

      4. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
        schoolgirlforrealposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        The thing is...Biden is for abortion. He's for socialism and most likely communism.  Only God can fix this mess. Trump was better I think.

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
          Kenna McHughposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          You have a strong point!

    3. DWDavisRSL profile image83
      DWDavisRSLposted 11 months agoin reply to this

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      1. Credence2 profile image79
        Credence2posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Well, DW, that is pretty much my train of thought as well.....

  3. Valeant profile image87
    Valeantposted 11 months ago

    Patience.*

    Broken record of debunked conspiracies.

    1. profile image0
      PrettyPantherposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Patience = yes, once again, our sources were wrong but just you wait, they'll be right some day!

  4. Valeant profile image87
    Valeantposted 11 months ago

    I watched the video and saw no confusion.  What I see is someone who mistakes a speech impediment for something it is not, over and over again.  And in my opinion, as we all get to voice them here, another example of disgusting behavior.

    But watch the video for yourselves and honestly tell us if Biden seems confused:
    https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/0 … town-hall/

    1. profile image0
      PrettyPantherposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I do not see confusion or cognitive impairment. He tends to speak in partial sentence bits at times but it is not because he is confused. Many people do this.

      It is my opinion that certain people here, and one in particular, are actively looking for ways to claim Biden is impaired, as a way to "pay back" those of us who spent the last four years accurately warning that their chosen one is a malignant narcissist who is a danger to our nation.

  5. Valeant profile image87
    Valeantposted 11 months ago

    You'd think a nurse would understand that his speech patterns could also be how a person copes with a disability.

    1. profile image0
      PrettyPantherposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I spent four years caring for my mother who experienced confusion and cognitive decline due to Alzheimer's disease. Biden is sharp. His communication skills are better than two of the last three presidents, in my opinion.

  6. Valeant profile image87
    Valeantposted 11 months ago

    After willfully accepting that Trump literally fabricated his own medical reports prior to being elected to office, now you all need to be concerned.  The double standard is rich.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43970908

  7. emge profile image80
    emgeposted 11 months ago

    Mike, you hit the nail on the head there are very few people who can have the courage to write what you have written. Trump was the man who could've carried America forward but a combination of circumstances and he was defeated by dubious means. But I'm sure he will rise like the Phoenix the mythical bird and in 2024 he will sweep Kamala Harris into oblivion.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
      Kenna McHughposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Let's hope so. I believe he will come back stronger and make wiser choices by learning from his mistakes. Nobody is perfect.

  8. The Masked Marauder profile image75
    The Masked Marauderposted 11 months ago

    First and foremost.

    Sharlee01, I'm just liking you more everyday. How refreshing to engage with a died-in-the-wool conservative who can appreciate the opposite parties President  because he (and his handlers....you know they all have them) surrounded himself with qualified people. And then, on top of that, to point to Reagan (who I did admire as a good man but lousy screen actor) and his later years Alzheimer's issues. If it had not been for Nancy and his well-chosen cabinet the last of his Presidency might have been entirely different. Congratulations on your willingness to lean across the fence without crossing it.

    Now, lets get around to Readmikenow. Mikey, Mikey, Mikey.....is it possible that you can actually prostate yourself any lower to your adoration and fealty to a failed, bankrupted, in debt up to his ears, reality TV carnival barker con man?

    You sir have descended so far down the rabbit hole that it would have been tough to worm your way out to begin with, but now that the Democrat/Liberals have called in Exxon to place a concrete pad and pump jack over the opening I fear you are buried forever. Cursed to sit at the table discussing politics with the Mad Hatter. Never able to see another's point of view. Good luck.

    And now to the meat of the subject that I believe all of you may have missed.

    Regardless of cognitive capacity, Joe Biden is 78 years old and born in 1942. Is anyone here of that age who could deny that, by the time I was born in 1952, Biden would have been 10 years old and, no matter family upbringing or not, had heard many slights and racial epithets?

    Although my own nuclear family had a rule amongst my father and mother that there would be no racial slurs, I heard many at family reunions from relatives that were not so forgiving. !952 folks, think about it or google racial discrimination in 1952. You'll be appalled, as I am.

    Things change and, with good people, their attitudes change as well.

    I'm not defending Biden's tone deaf statement nor his cognitive issues. Sharlee01 has already done that for me. Honestly, it's time myself and the entire Boomer generation to let go and allow some younger, fresher minds to take over.

    We need new ideas, badly.

    Sincerely, to all,

    The Masked Marauder.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      "1952 folks, think about it or google racial discrimination in 1952. You'll be appalled, as I am."

      How about 1974?  That's when I accepted a job, moving from a small NE Oregon town to a small town just north of Richmond, Va.  The factory, built just 2 years prior, had just remodeled it's bathrooms from 2 segregated ones to a single room.  The town had one movie theater, but "don't go on the balcony; that's for blacks and you will come down the hard way".  Two bars in town, but "Don't go in that one, it's for blacks and you will exit with a knife in your belly". 

      To a small town, Oregon, boy it was a whole different world.  I think there was one black family in town and I was absolutely thrilled to get an invite to their boy's birthday party (I was maybe 8).  I thought racism went out years before 1950, when I was born.

    2. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      First and foremost --- I am a sucker for a man that wears a hat... Tells me a lot about his general outlook on life.

      I must agree about how we are somewhat prisoners of upbringing. I have made the assessment before in regard to Biden coming in a time where it would become very easy to develop innate racism.  If one is exposed to racist comments  It can slowly over time become part of their thought process. I agree that over time, and life experience attitudes can change.  I must say Biden has let go of some real racial stingers...

      And yes, I too hope to see some younger politicians step up with some fresh sensible ideas.  I love to lean across the fence, It would become very boring to be stuck in the mud on one side of a fence. An open mind is what I strive for.  I do dig in when I feel there is no room to give an inch. But as a rule, I will really try to see other's points of view.

 
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