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A growing movement on the left to stop presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden from debating incumbent President Donald Trump seems to coincide with a growing inability by the nominee to speak coherently and make any sense.
On Wednesday, Biden participated in a virtual conference hosted by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and well, his participation wound up generating multiple clips of him seemingly rambling on without really saying anything.
Here’s one example:
Where is his wife? Does she not care? It’s outright cruelty. pic.twitter.com/J0mnPX0qI9
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 9, 2020
“[IBEW international president Lonnie Stephenson] knows I believe this every fiber of my being. We’re posed. What I proposed is can be done. I think we’re in a position to really make it happen. And my team and your team are already working closely together to light up the path forward here,” he said in the clip above.
“Critical laws like the PRO Act to strengthen collective bargaining, on politics like prevailing …,” he added before suddenly cutting himself off. “And, look, I’m taking too much time.”
What does it mean to be “posed?” And why was he again concerned about “taking too much time?” Or was he really? Some believe Biden didn’t stop speaking because he was running out of time but because he’d forgotten his train of thought:
In all of his speeches he’s always worried about taking too much time. Why? Is he going to get in trouble by someone? It’s strange.
— Ceciley Vega 💎 (@cecileyv) July 9, 2020
That’s what he says when he forgets what he’s saying…..
— Mimiw (@miriam_weiner) July 9, 2020
He has severe cognitive impairment and he says that when he forgets. It’s so hard to watch.
— Duryea (@Duryea132) July 9, 2020
Biden’s participation in the IBEW conference came a day after The New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman published a piece arguing “Biden should not debate Trump unless” the president does two things he’ll never do — release his 2016-2018 tax returns, and agree to real-time so-called “fact-checking.”
“Only if leading into the debate, American voters have a clear picture of Trump’s tax returns alongside Biden’s, and only if, coming out of the debate, they have a clear picture of who was telling the truth and who was not, will they be able to make a fair judgment between the two candidates,” Friedman wrote.
“That kind of debate and only that kind of debate would be worthy of voters’ consideration and Biden’s participation. Otherwise, Joe, stay in your basement.”
Interesting timing …
Some of his Twitter followers, all of them left-wing zealots, argued that Biden shouldn’t debate the president at all.
My advice to @JoeBiden is no to debates but just do 3 to 4 town halls, press conference and lay out the agenda. You cant debate with someone who lies about everything, facts are exaggerated and claims false promises!
Trump is only interested in making it a tv show, not a debate
— Dan (@danp2078r) July 8, 2020
Of course he should not debate him. He is 15 points ahead.
— Domenico Maceri (@MimmoMaceri) July 8, 2020
biden shld never debate trump. full stop.
— ardelel (@ardelel) July 8, 2020
100%!! No debate! He will never show his taxes willingly so no debate! Trump is a snake and his head needs to be chopped off – as in “no debate”.
— Angela Romero (@Angela_M_Romero) July 8, 2020
Their accusations that Trump is a liar are easily challenged by evidence that Biden tells plenty of lies.
Conservatives responded to Friedman’s column by mocking him for “making excuses” to protect Biden from what most predict would be a devastating debate.
The New York Times is already making up excuses for Biden ducking the debates. pic.twitter.com/6u4MunifZb
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) July 8, 2020
The Left is terrified of Joe Biden coming out of his basement to debate @realDonaldTrump.
But if Biden cannot debate, he has no business even running for President. Period! https://t.co/oEedbl4dwJ
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) July 9, 2020
Leftists are now so nervous about their clearly incompetent candidate, they’re resorting to threats and extortion just to have a dumb excuse.
They want to prevent Biden from participating in his own race because he’s that incapacitated.
And it shows. https://t.co/wmzInE3eu2
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) July 9, 2020
She’s right — it does show.
“You know back in the ’30s, when we had the first breakthrough in terms of what and for having union movement be able to move,” the second clip below from the IBEW’s virtual conference shows Biden saying:
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) July 8, 2020
What the hell does that even mean?
While it wasn’t included in the clip, here’s what he said next: “You know, it didn’t say we should allow you, it said we should encourage the union. That’s what you’re gonna have in the White House — somebody’s who’s going to be hollering for the union.”
At least that part of the statement kind of made sense.
Watch his full segment from the conference below:
Can he speak? Yes. Can he articulate points? Sort of. But can he do these things better than the president? It would seem not, and well, that may possibly by why so many on the left appear hellbent on stopping him from debating.
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