Won’t this be a new and interesting thing in politics?

Donald Trump attacked Joe Biden’s cognitive abilities on Thursday night during an event in the former-vice president’s hometown that could set the tone for an ugly general election.

Appearing at a Fox News town hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Trump – who has faced repeated scrutiny over his own mental acuity – said there was “something going on” with Biden, in what may prove a rehearsal for Republican attacks during the presidential election.

Trump will campaign by telling all that Biden is senile.

Fancy that, such a new tactic, the use of truth in a political campaign.

22 thoughts on “Won’t this be a new and interesting thing in politics?”

  1. Well, not just senile, also a crook. Neither of which are much mentioned by the MSM, so Trump will have to do it in his inimitable way.

  2. Any determined campaigner fights against an opponent where he is weakest. Creepy Joe Biden is weak on a number of fronts, namely, his obvious mental decline, his corruption and his attitude towards females.

    Given Trump’s dubious record of cheating on all of his wives (including the current one it seems), they will concentrate on further expanding the truth of Biden’s corrupt dealings with the Ukraine and the truth of Biden’s corrupt practices in the Senate (e.g. Senator for Mastercard).

    As for the obvious mental decline, if Trump’s team are any good, they will focus The Donald on being a master of detail which Creepy Joe will struggle to replicate, given that he can’t even seem to differentiate his wife from his sister. As the campaign goes on there will inevitably be more of these “Senior Moments” and each one will be a poisoned arrow into the heart of the Democrat campaign.

    If the Democrats want any chance of winning in 2024 (because 2020 is already lost), then they need to start choosing better candidates. Creepy Joe Biden just ain’t gonna cut it.

  3. Bloke in North Dorset

    What’s really amusing is all those commentators who claimed Trump should be removed because of his cognitive decline, of which there was no medical evidence, are now Biden cheer leaders.

  4. What’s really amusing is all those commentators who claimed Trump should be removed because of his cognitive decline, of which there was no medical evidence, are now Biden cheer leaders.

    Yet another example of Septics who don’t understand the concept of irony.

  5. “As for the obvious mental decline, if Trump’s team are any good, they will focus The Donald on being a master of detail…”

    Yeah right, that’ll ring true.

  6. Accusing your opponent of cognitive decline is a low stunt and something Democrats have never and would never stoop to.

  7. Accusing your opponent of cognitive decline is a low stunt and something Democrats have never and would never stoop to.

    *Laughs*

    Oh. Your serious?

    *Laughs harder*

  8. The Meissen Bison

    The circus of politics is great fun and watching rivals tearing chunks out of one another is generally fine entertainment. However, the forthcoming US presidential campaign could take this a step too far. If Freddy Gray in the Speccie or Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn are broadly correct in their analysis of Joe Biden’s mental condition, the strong temptation will be to look away during the ugly evisceration of the poor old boob.

  9. “If Freddy Gray in the Speccie or Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn are broadly correct in their analysis of Joe Biden’s mental condition, the strong temptation will be to look away during the ugly evisceration of the poor old boob”

    You have to consider that there’s a decent chance he could have some sort of serious senior moment during one of the live TV debates.

  10. Accusing your opponent of cognitive decline is a low stunt and something Democrats have never and would never stoop to.

    Fuckin LOL.

    Good one, Jeremy.

  11. You have to consider that there’s a decent chance he could have some sort of serious senior moment during one of the live TV debates.

    You mean like going catatonic on live tv and being thrown into the back of a waiting car? I’m sure that clip would be played over and over on mainstream media.

  12. You mean like going catatonic on live tv and being thrown into the back of a waiting car? I’m sure that clip would be played over and over on mainstream media.

    Or having a fit on live tv and blaming it on “drinking a cold drink”. Some of these candidates are just not fit to run a lemon stand, never mind run for POTUS.

  13. Imagine Jill every morning when Joe Biden wakes up:

    “I’m your wife. It’s 2020. Trump is the president. You are running in the Democratic primary. You were Obama’s VP, but he won’t endorse you. Don’t talk about Ukraine. Speak as little as possible and try not to sniff people.

  14. @dearime – Lordy, he has gone right downhill. If he wins the nomination, he’s pretty much 100% certain to have a catastrophic public meltdown. Shillary wasn’t robust enough to cope with the campaign, but her faculties were intact. Joe’s had it unfortunately. If he was living the quiet life of the retiree, he’d be fine (maybe don’t let him near the gas hob) but he’s not up to this.

  15. The Meissen Bison

    Jim: You have to consider that there’s a decent chance he could have some sort of serious senior moment during one of the live TV debates.

    Exactly so. There may come a point where the rough and tumble of politics tips over into the grotesque humiliation of a man rendered helpless by his mental incapacity. This isn’t a spectator sport for civilised people.

  16. The DNC (assuming it still has a brain) figures the presidency is lost anzwaz, and that Joe will lose them fewer seats in the House and Senate than Bernie would.

    Surprised no one’s mentioned this joke:
    Joe has been campaigning for the Democratic Nomination all his life. Shame he’s not all there to appreciate it.

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