Joe Biden’s recent behavior at a speech in Philadelphia leaves little doubt that another derangement syndrome has overtaken the presidency. Unlike Trump Derangement Syndrome, which reached almost epidemic proportions among those who demonized every word and action of Donald Trump, Biden Derangement Syndrome (BDS) affects only one person – Joe Biden. Here are three essential elements of BDS.
Inappropriate Outbursts of Anger
Suddenly, and seemingly out of nowhere, the president appeared apoplectic during a speech before members of the AFL-CIO on Tuesday, June 14. Mid-speech an irrational anger seemed to overtake Mr. Biden. Without warning, he bellowed, “I don’t want to hear any more of these lies about reckless spending. We’re changing people’s lives!”
The entire episode was reminiscent of when candidate Biden unloaded on a voter, inexplicably calling her a “lying dog-faced pony soldier.” His bizarre outburst was also in keeping with the Peter Doocy affair when the Fox correspondent asked the president a question and was ridiculed. In fact, Mr. Biden’s temper tantrums appear to be occurring with greater frequency. One senses a growing Jekyll/Hyde bifurcation overtaking his personality, or perhaps something akin to the angry drunk syndrome whereby someone is overserved, and without provocation, their personality turns foul.
This brings us to Biden Derangement Syndrome element number two:
Out of Touch With Reality
In his comments to Philadelphia union members, Mr. Biden claimed Americans carry less debt and have posted more money in their savings accounts than ever before. This is false: Federal Reserve figures show household debt has risen, and consumer credit rose more than 8% in the first quarter of this year.
Contrary to the reality of an inflation rate not seen since the 1970s and rapidly rising costs for gas and food, the president has often repeated, “we’ve built a strong economy with a strong job market.” This type of statement demonstrates one of two things – either he is lying or out of touch with reality. Neither of these suppositions are comforting.
Confusion & Disorientation
Last June, the New York Post editorial board wrote a piece titled, “Is no one going to mention how confusing and out of it Biden was?” In the article, the panel pointed out:
“He slurred his words. He called the ATF ‘the AFT.’ At one point, he talked about the history of the Second Amendment and ‘the blood of patriots’ before concluding that someone would need nuclear weapons to take down the government. If you weren’t confused, you were horrified.”
More recently, Joe Biden made several erroneous remarks regarding Ukraine and repeatedly misstated the US position on Taiwan. Even the president’s longtime supporters are getting worried. Van Jones admitted on CNN this week that he gets “nervous” when the president stumbles. “When he does badly, when he stumbles, you get nervous. You wonder, is it just his stutter? Is he tired? Or something else there?”
Liberty Nation has written extensively about Mr. Biden’s likelihood of suffering from some form of dementia. There are simply too many symptoms to ignore: difficulty finding words, confusion and disorientation, sudden agitation, and personality changes are all indicators that the president’s cognitive abilities are degrading. Sadly, Biden Derangement Syndrome is merely another way of saying we have a man in office, making decisions for about 330 million people, who is in no way capable of handling the rigors of the presidency.