Say What? is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing, and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class.
Tim Donner: The frontrunner in the Democratic presidential race seems to have made a key decision on how to win the nomination. Joe Biden has decided to trash any real discussion of actual issues in favor of touting the single issue of his electability. The former Vice President launched a full-frontal assault on how he’s the only one who can beat Trump … first by sending his wife, Dr. Jill, out to New Hampshire to say her guy is the one.
Jill Biden: You may like another candidate better, but you have to look at who is going to win. You know, your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, health care than Joe is. But you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election. And maybe you have to swallow a little bit to say, “Okay, I sort of personally like so and so better,” but your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Trump.
Tim: Yeah, forget about the issues. This guy can win, don’t worry about what he says about your favorite issues. So after the wife made the electability pitch, Biden put up an ad doubling down.
Male ad voice (very deep): We know in our bones this election is different. The stakes are higher, the threat more serious. We have to beat Donald Trump. And all the polls agree, Joe Biden is the strongest Democrat to do the job.
Tim: But Biden is also trying to set himself apart from the pack in another way: health care, defending Obamacare in another ad against both Trump and the Medicare for all advocates in his own party running against him, employing his own most personal stories.
Joe Biden in ad: I was sworn into the United States Senate next to a hospital bed. My wife and daughter had been killed in a car crash. And lying in that bed were my two surviving little boys. I couldn’t imagine what it would have been like if we didn’t have the health care they needed immediately. 40 years later, one of those little boys, my son, Bo, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Health care is personal to me. Obamacare is personal to me. And when I see the President try to tear down and others propose to replace it and start over, that’s personal to me too.
Tim: See, that’s the problem. It’s personal to him. We don’t want to have people with a personal emotional attachment to an issue making policy, passing laws about that issue. You wouldn’t put a victim of rape in charge of determining the sentence for the person who raped her. Extreme example, yes, but it makes the point. And I’m not exactly sure people will want to vote for someone just because they feel sorry for him or her, especially when he keeps making embarrassing gaffes like this latest one.
Joe Biden: We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.
Tim: Not a good look when you’re trying desperately to be woke, Joe. Of course, Biden’s now started using rhetoric every bit as heated as Trump, starting with his rollout video based on the lie that Trump called white supremacists very fine people. So, one wonders whether he’s not being drawn into the same trap as little Marco Rubio, or lying Ted Cruz, or Crooked Hillary, trying to sling mud against the master and turning themselves into cartoon characters in the process. Of course, in Biden’s case, he was already a cartoon character. All this while, Lunchbucket Joe pleads for a return to civility. Right. Right. And all those gaffes beg again the lingering question of Biden’s age, 78 upon inauguration, or more precisely whether he’s, shall we say, lost a step or two, or more. So, one of the ways the elite media has tried to draw attention away from Biden’s stumbling and bumbling is to call in deranged psychiatrists – there’s an oxymoron – to say Donald Trump is unrelentingly sick and evil.
Both of the most Trump deranged networks weighed in. On MSNBC, it was Dr. Lance Dodes – not dodo, Dodes – who depicts Trump and his followers as essentially a cult.
Lance Dodes: He thinks of himself in the way a tyrant acts. And he acts like a tyrant. It’s all about him. So, the people who follow him are people who buy into the idea that he is God. But they’re being conned by him.
Tim: Okay, if you thought that was bad on MSNBC, CNN called in their own left-wing Trump-deranged shrink, Allen Frances, chairman of the psychiatry department at Duke University Medical School (!). Hold your breath and listen to what he says, starting with the claim by people on his own side that Trump is mentally ill … and then driving right off the cliff.
Allen Frances: It stigmatizes the mental ill. I’ve known thousands of patients, almost all of them have been well behaved, well mannered, good people. Trump is none of these. Lumping the mentally ill with Trump is a terrible insult to the mentally ill … Calling Trump crazy hides the fact that we’re crazy for having elected him … Trump is as destructive a person in this century as Hitler, Stalin, and Mao were in the last century. He may be responsible for many more million deaths than they were.
Tim: You know, if I told you a guy actually said that on national television, you wouldn’t believe me.