After launching her campaign this week, former U.N. ambassador and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley subtly pointed to the age of the two presumptive front-runners in the 2024 presidential campaign — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump — by calling on older politicians to submit “mental skills.” test.”
“In America as I see it, the incumbent politician will eventually retire,” Haley said Wednesday, according to Fox News. “We will have term limits in Congress and mandatory mental competency tests for politicians over 75.”
So the Democrats called Vice President Kamala Harris — a politician who proved that one doesn’t have to live three-quarters of a century to be mentally disturbed. To say he succeeded is an understatement, especially when you see the expression on his interviewer’s face as he defends his octogenarian boss.
NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell was interviewing Harris at the Munich Security Conference, where Harris is representing the US (I’m guessing Biden, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, “Corn Pop,” a dead Amtrak conductor Joe is making up stories about, and literally in Biden’s orbit. (Anyone else remotely was unavailable.)
Mitchell referred to Haley’s announcement and said her speech was “very subtly aimed at both Donald Trump and Joe Biden, people over 75.” Harris was asked if he thought requiring cognitive tests for older politicians was a good idea.
Now, look at the “no” answer in the most rounded, understandable way when Harris uses the words:
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“When you present this suggestion that somebody is saying it’s time for a new generation, and they’re fighting against the president, and when it’s presented as an attack, I want to make it clear to all of us that the attack is misplaced if its core The point is that we need strong leadership because we have a strong leader in Joe Biden,” Harris said.
Trying to parse the word salad, one sees a brief flash on Mitchell’s face — like his brain is a Commodore 64 trying to load Photoshop. That said, even though Mitchell is over 75 — 76, to be exact — he’s sharp enough to be inconsistent with some combination of rhetorical software on Harris’ part. So she gives up and thanks him for his time.
At least consider the cognitive test passed in Mitchell’s case. Harris, not so.
Is Harris suitable for the position of vice president?
This is actually the second time Haley’s comments have been brought up during the interview — and the first answer Harris gave was just a bit more coherent by default.
For the first time, Mitchell referred to Haley’s comments about America needing a “new generation” of politicians and asked if Harris was “that new generation for Democrats if they decide not to run for president.”
“So let me say that I think this is very coded language, and what I know from traveling our country is that the American people want leaders who will look at what’s going on in their lives and create solutions, not just propose solutions, create solutions, Harris said.
“And in Joe Biden, we have a president who is perhaps one of the boldest and strongest American presidents we’ve ever had in his response to the needs of the American people.”
He then said Biden would lower insulin prices for seniors and get rid of “lead pipes in America” — something he claimed “grandmothers and grandfathers have been complaining about for years.”
Let me translate it for you: “Nikki Haley is using ‘coded language’ to reach Americans concerned about the age of our president. Here, let me use similarly coded language to scare older voters into supporting him.”
The problem is that Biden’s cognition is a real problem — and Democrats can’t escape it after spending four years of the Trump administration harping on his alleged cognitive decline and the need to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him. office.
Say what you will about Trump, but between January 2017 and January 2021, moments like these weren’t exactly common:
Is everything okay?
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And I just randomly picked that one. My Twitter bookmarks are “Huh?” Word salad from Grandpa President that I could throw a dart at my monitor and 1) $850 worth of damage, considering it’s an iMac and Apple literally charges $20 for a microfiber cloth you can get for cents on Amazon and 2) Joe Biden should resign immediately.
Indeed, the only major counterargument is that Harris will be a woman to replace him. Heck, that’s probably why he chose her. He may be old, but you can’t tell Uncle Joe doesn’t have a bit of cunning left in him.
This article was originally published in the Western Journal.