Biden: From Gaffes to Now Telling Lies in Church
Lying is never a good look for anyone. And for a guy who is running to be our nation’s leader and one that claims to be an ever devout Catholic, it is even worse. But that is precisely what former Vice President Joe Biden did on Monday, and in a church no less.
We all know that Joe Biden is prone to making mistakes, and some of them quite serious. However, I would argue that most aren’t really gaffes, as mainstream media passes them off to be. Instead, they speak of thought process or matter of the heart that has become dangerously skewed in one direction or the other.
Some, no doubt, can be chalked up to or at least somewhat excused by his early diagnosis of a stutter and the many hours spent on the road during the beginning of his campaign. His inability to say the name of Barack Obama is one such instance. After trying unsuccessfully to get the word out, he eventually just referred to Obama as his “boss.”
Then again, as more recent instances of his “gaffes” persist, they might have more to do with a mental decline than a stutter or stress. After all, it’s not like he is actually mispronouncing words or anything. No, he just forgets things.
He can’t remember Obama’s name, confused his wife for his sister, can’t remember what position he is running for, and don’t even get me started on all the historical events, times, and places he has botched.
But then there are the lies.
And I’m not talking about someone being overly biased and simply accusing him of lying for making yet another mistake in wording or something. I’m talking about him standing in front of a group of people or on camera and telling complete and outlandish lies.
Take his most recent one, for instance.
On Monday, Biden was given the opportunity to address several issues, including the ongoing protests and riots happening nationwide, at a local church in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. Biden was one of 15 religious, political, and educational leaders from the area who had decided to meet at Bethel AME, a predominantly black American church near Biden’s home.
Along with listening to and speaking about the racial issues that seem to be tearing our beloved communities apart, Biden also spoke on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as this no doubt has played into the nation’s reaction to George Floyd’s wrongful death.
Apparently, he has had a change of heart in recent weeks on how the virus should have been handled. But instead of saying that, he claimed that he had always had those thoughts and that if Trump had listened to him at the early onset of the pandemic, thousands of more people would be alive.
He said, “Whether we like it or not, this COVID pandemic has basically shut down the country the last three months and by the way, if we shut it down a month earlier, we’d have probably another forty-five to sixty thousand people who’d be alive.” Then he added, “I’m going to say something outrageous: he didn’t listen to guys like me back in January saying ‘we have a problem.”
Well, he’s right about one thing, this is absolutely outrageous for him to say, especially considering that Biden never called for Trump to shut the nation down in January.
In fact, in January, when news of the potential for a pandemic came to our shores, President Trump had already made efforts to shut down travel to and from China. Biden called the travel ban “xenophobic,” inciting that Trump was racist somehow by trying to slow the virus’s arrival in America.
Biden told the public, “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia.”
In addition, the former VP continued to hold campaign rallies all over the nation, even as late the second week of March, while the rest of the country was well underway into implementing lockdown orders.
And yet now he is claiming that he begged Trump to shut things down in January? I think not. This is nothing but a bald-faced lie with numerous records to prove it, and in a church of all places.
It’s even worse than lying about his time spent jailed in South Africa with civil rights activist and leader Nelson Mandela when he was a senator, and just as bad as his claims that his first wife and daughter were killed by a drunk truck driver.
And we are supposed to want him in the White House? That’s not going to happen!