Joe Biden is cognitively impaired. He gets confused as to where he is, who he is, and what he is. He forgets the names and circumstances around him. He refuses to keep to his teleprompter script, and refuses to recognize how much he should.
Truculently and combatively, he blames reporters and calls them “stupid” – even friendly ones – for merely asking good questions to which he has no intelligible answers.
If I didn’t despise Biden’s policies, personality, greed, girl-fondling, criminal son, ethics, dishonesty, hair plugs, and ladder-climbing “doctor” wife, I’d feel sorry for him.
But I do, and so I don’t.
The president of the United States gets good medical care. Joe’s weird outbursts point obviously to a medical condition. Any doctor – OK, maybe not an Ed.D. but certainly any real one – would say his condition suggests a decline in cognitive ability consistent with senility, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
It’s true that Joe never had much gray matter to begin with. But he seems to have even less now. It’s become bad enough that people beyond the usual politicians seeking political advantage are concerned. From our NATO allies to loyal Democrats there’s worry – and from Moscow to Beijing there’s glee – that what used to be called The Leader of the Free World is pooping his pants in front of the Pope.
Any competent physician, and all of Joe’s physicians, if not his “doctor,” fall into that category, would want more information.
The first step in diagnosing a person with these symptoms and age is to administer a simple cognitive test. These are easy and non-invasive. If you’re over 65, it’s likely that your physician has administered one to you even if you display no symptoms of cognitive decline and even if you were unaware that she was administering the test.
In the informal form, the physician simply notes the ability of the patient to follow and remember what he’s being told. As the physician’s ordinary exam wraps up, he tactfully explores whether the patient still remembers the details of a half-hour ago.
In the formal form, the test involves advising the patient of the test, and then asking him specific questions. For example, a common question is to ask the patient to count backward from 100 by 7’s. If you get all the way back to negative numbers, that’s a good sign.
Joe has undoubtedly been administered such tests. For his physicians not to, would be medical malpractice and a danger to their patient, to the United States of America and to the rest of the world.
So where are the results? When the media questioned Donald Trump’s mental fitness for office, he took the test and the White House immediately published the results (he aced it).
In Joe’s case, the only conceivable explanation is that the White House is keeping the test results secret. You can guess why.
So, here’s my offer. A small number of people have access to Joe’s test. For the good of humanity, The Aspen Beat implores those people to leak (legally and ethically of course) authentic results for publication herein. The Aspen Beat – in the style of Dr. Evil – will do its best through readers, supporters and online fundraising outfits to pay the leaker ONE MILLION DOLLARS. (Hunter, are you listening?)
Ah, but you say the Democrats have bigger guns and deeper war chests. Someone like George Soros will raise the bidding with an offer to pay ten million to the would-be leaker not to leak.
To those Democrats I say, don’t make me call Elon Musk. You’ll be sorry.