Amidst age concerns over President Joe Biden’s recent gaffes, the US Libertarian Party has filed for conservatorships for both Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, challenging their fitness to govern.
Biden’s September 11th Gaffe
It was an awkward moment on September 11. President Joe Biden solemnly addressed the nation and made a claim that turned many heads.
He stated that he was present in New York City the day after the 9/11 attacks. However, a quick fact-check revealed that he visited the city on September 20, 2001.
For the keen observer, Biden’s blunder wasn’t just a minor mishap. It was yet another point on an expanding list of blunders that now raise concerns about his physical and cognitive capabilities.
Age and Capability Concerns
At 80, Biden proudly stands as the oldest living president in American history’s annals.
He intends to seek re-election, and a victory would see him commence his second term at 82 and wrap it up at 86.
While age often does bring wisdom, questions linger in the public sphere – Is he mentally and physically capable of taking the nation forward?
Applications for Conservatorships
This backdrop explains the US Libertarian Party’s recent move.
They’ve lodged an application for conservatorships over both Biden and 81-year-old Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell!
Typically reserved for individuals incapacitated to the point where they can’t make personal decisions, a conservatorship hands over the decision-making reins to a specific individual.
Profound Political Implications
It’s a move that, if successful, would have profound political implications.
Angela McArdle, Chair of the Libertarian Party, minced no words when expressing her concerns.
In a conversation with Newsweek, she highlighted consultations with various attorneys.
The unanimous consensus? In Washington, DC, an organization indeed holds the right to secure a conservatorship over an individual.
Ready to Fight
She excitedly remarked, “Is it going to be a fight in the courts? Obviously. But we’re committed to filing this thing, and we wanted to send a really strong statement that we’re serious about getting someone in the White House who has the mental capacity to run the country because we don’t have that right now.”
McArdle went on to say, “One of the most insulting and infuriating things in American politics is the financial tyranny inflicted upon us by the geriatric elites.”
Mental Confusion and Cognitive Decline
The petitions filed against these political giants are detailed and not flattering. Both are described as displaying “obvious signs of mental confusion and cognitive decline in public.”
Biden’s specific petition goes a step further, painting a picture of a president who’s constantly confused, frequently stumbles over words, and has saddled the nation with a whopping debt of $4.8 trillion (£3.84 trillion) since his inauguration in 2021.
With a tone of disbelief, McArdle commented, “They don’t seem well enough for anyone to even leave them home alone all day. It’s crazy to me that they’re still running the country and making major financial decisions.”
Joe Acknowledges His Gaffes
Biden hasn’t ignored the murmurs. He’s been open about his verbal missteps, candidly dubbing himself as a “gaffe machine.”
Before his re-election announcement, he displayed empathy towards voters skeptical about his age, urging them and himself to take a “hard look” at the matter.
Several of Biden’s recent gaffes have indeed raised eyebrows.
In a casual chat, he dubbed the Grand Canyon as one of the ‘nine’ wonders of the world. Barely a week had passed before another gaffe surfaced.
Confusing Major War Zones
Addressing the tragic wildfires that rocked the Hawaiian island of Maui, he referred to it as “the one you see on television all the time.”
His geographical and historical errors didn’t end there.
In June, he replaced the ongoing conflict in Ukraine with the Iraq War that had culminated a decade earlier, in 2011.
If recent polls are anything to go by, apprehensions aren’t limited to the opposition or political pundits.
A startling Newsweek poll revealed a massive 75% of Democrats admitting to their “concerns” about Biden steering the ship, squarely attributing it to his age.
As whispers about Biden’s gaffes transform into louder conversations and legal battles, America finds itself in uncharted waters, treading the fine line between respect for its elder elites and the challenges of effective governance.
Only time will tell if Biden’s gaffes are mere blips or indicative of a deeper concern for America’s leadership.
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Source: GB News