Bots are everywhere, determined to sway the outcome of the 2020 elections and some are residing inside former vice president Joe Biden’s brain. His malfunctioning bots have struck again.
He released a new campaign video promoting his advocacy for tighter gun control laws on Wednesday.
“What really got to me, really firsthand, was what happened up at Sandy Hook. I think I met with every one of the parents, and/or the families of those who were lost,” Biden claimed.
What exactly did he mean by ‘think’? Did he or didn’t he? It matters profoundly to the families who were impacted by the tragedy. The former vice president has a long track record of making outlandish claims and he quickly came under fire.
J.T. Lewis’ six-year-old brother Jesse was one of the 26 people killed in the Connecticut mass shooting, and he was not amused. Why would Biden seek political mileage by grandstanding on the graves of the 26 people who were massacred?
Lewis ranted on Twitter Wednesday writing: “This is a lie. Obama came to Sandy Hook and met with every family. Joe Biden DID NOT. In fact, my family was not allowed on Air Force One because we refused to support Obama/Biden gun control efforts.”
He also criticized Biden for claiming in August he met survivors of the February 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, while he was vice president.
“Those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president,” Biden said, adding that when they visited Congress, lawmakers were “basically cowering, not wanting to see them. They did not want to face it on camera,” he insisted, even though he left office more than a year earlier.
“Joe Biden is either a liar or he’s losing his mind.” Lewis contended. Given Biden’s other strange proclamations and recollections he’s probably guilty of both. This latest bit of fiction might be deceptive braggadocio on Biden’s part.
Several recent polls indicate Biden has lost his status as frontrunner for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. His performance at the fourth Democratic debate last Tuesday revived lingering questions about his age-related deficiencies.
He was shouting an awful lot at Warren, as if he may be hard of hearing. He boasted that he was the only person on the stage who’d gotten big things done, so Warren pointed out that she established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the first regulatory agency built in a generation, while under heavy fire from Wall Street.
Biden hollered that he secured the votes for it in the Senate, though people who were on the frontlines of the battle contend he did little to nothing and played no visible role in the debate.
He continued to shout and point at Warren before conceding, “You did a hell of a job at your job.” Warren shot back a curt “Thank you.”
His old-man rants paled in comparison to his incoherent rambling answers, during which he suggested that many Americans buy stocks with coupons and use record players.
He was discussing the economy and taxes when he uttered, “Why should someone who’s clipping coupons in the stock market may, in fact, pay a lower tax rate than someone who in fact is, like I said, a schoolteacher and a fireman? It’s ridiculous.” The audience was surprised at this revelation.
ABC moderator Linsey Davis asked Biden what Americans should do to repair the legacy of slavery and segregation and his brain bots started to glitch again:
Joe Biden: Well, they have to deal with the … Look, there is institutional segregation in this country. And from the time I got involved, I started dealing with that. Redlining, banks, making sure that we are in a position where—
Look, we talk about education. I propose that what we take is those very poor schools, the Title 1 schools, triple the amount of money we spend from $15 to $45 billion a year. Give every single teacher a raise to the equal of … A raise of getting out of the $60,000 level.
No. 2, make sure that we bring in to the help with the stud-the teachers deal with the problems that come from home. The problems that come from home, we need… We have one school psychologist for every 1,500 kids in America today. It’s crazy. The teachers are required—I’m married to a teacher. My deceased wife is a teacher. They have every problem coming to them.
Make sure that every single child does, in fact, have three, four, and five-year-olds go to school. School! Not day care, school. We bring social workers into homes of parents to help them deal with how to raise their children. It’s not that they don’t want to help. They don’t know what— They don’t know what quite what to do. Play the radio. Make sure the television-excuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night. The phone-make sure the kids hear words. A kid coming from a very poor school-er, a very poor background will hear 4 million words fewer spoken by the time they get there.
Whew! That was a stem-winder! No wonder Democrats are running around frantically looking for a last minute entrant into the race to rescue their White House dreams.