To hear Joe Biden tell it, he’s been a major factor in just about everything important that happened during his lifetime, and some things before he was born. The only problem is, we know he didn’t do important things and, more often than not, wasn’t even around when they were done. The truth has a weird way of complicating the president’s life story. But according to him, he’s the “Forrest Gump President,” always there, always playing a role in directing history. While the nickname is accurate, it’s for his IQ, not his participation in history.
Joe Biden’s life must be wildly boring. The reality of it, I mean. Why else would he spend so much time fantasizing about things that didn’t happen?
When not looking in the crowd for dead people or pretending to be a faith healer by asking paralyzed people to stand up, the president fills his speeches with mumbling incoherencies, screaming declarations, whispered fantasies and straight up lies. It really is a marvel to behold.
For a guy who admitted in the past that he played no role, and had no real interest in, the Civil Rights Movement, he regularly tells audiences he marched for them. In fact, he was either arrested or almost arrested for his role in the fight. He was even arrested trying to visit Nelson Mandela in South Africa, so committed to the cause was he.
None of that is remotely true – Joe never did anything related to Civil Rights, even though he was old enough during the fight to have participated. He, in fact, associated with racist, segregationist Democrats when he first arrived in the Senate in 1973.
A real sign of a sociopath is a willingness to look at what is objectively obvious and deny it. In an interview with John Harwood last week, Biden claimed he somehow managed to convince the late Senator Strom Thurmond to vote in favor of the Civil Rights Act “when I left the Senate.”
There are so many things wrong with this it’s hard to know where to start. The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1965, Biden didn’t get elected to the Senate until 1972. Biden “left the Senate” in 2009 to become vice president, Thurmond died in 2003. These are pretty obvious, and rather large, problems with Joe’s proclamation. Harwood said nothing, either being too ignorant to know he was being lied to or too hackish to care. He was, after all, fired by CNN, and you really have to try to not meet their standards.
If you’re wondering how it is someone can lie so obviously so often, without any fear, it’s because he’s been getting away with it his whole life.
The current lies he tells about himself are in the tradition of his lies in the past, only now it’s tough to know if it’s because of senility or not.
He’s lied about the death of his first wife and daughter (hit by a drunk driver), about the death of his son (he died in Iraq), and used both for political advantage, regularly. Talk about gross.
If you’re willing to stand on the graves of family members when it suits your political needs, what wouldn’t you lie about?
And when you’ve got the media on your side, and the truth only hurts your cause, why not lie?
Biden’s lifetime of bull excrement results in headlines like this from The New York Times, “Biden, Storyteller in Chief, Spins Yarns That Often Unravel,” with the sub-headline, “President Biden has been unable to break himself of the habit of embellishing narratives to weave a political identity.” You have to be flexible enough to kiss your own rear end to twist reality like that. The first mention of the word “lie” was in paragraph eight and was in reference to Donald Trump, not the subject of the story.
In fact, the only time Biden’s lies are called lies directly are by an “expert” who excuses them. “With Biden, people have decided these are not the kind of lies that matter. These are the kinds of lies that people’s grandfathers tell,” the paper quotes a left-wing professor saying.
The “fact-checker” at the Washington Post chimed in with a beauty of his own, “Biden loves to retell certain stories. Some aren’t credible.” The Post kept a running list of Trump “lies,” most about insignificant things related to ego, but they brush off the literal routine rewriting of history to make himself important.
The weirdest thing about Joe Biden’s lies is they’re wildly unnecessary. He is, after all, president of the United States. That’s historic enough. But he’s so insecure he’s compelled to make things up about himself to cover for shortcomings he sees when he looks in the mirror. If he’s willing to lie about things the truth is easily available to everyone to refute, what do you think he’s willing to say about things conducted in private, when no one was around to see?