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a video/broadcast from Sky News Australia (which I would think would be fairly objective) on Biden's mental decline (there are several recent footages of Biden in this piece):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA-GoeFGyIc

I'm getting plenty of laughs from this thread today!

Sky News Australia is owned by News Corp... Rupert Murdoch. It's home-grown FOX. Super-objective.
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I agree with a lot of your post but have to call you out on this. The early caucases and primaries were before Covid-19 started to take hold in the USA and overall it was Republicans, not Democrats that chose to continue elections. Also every state had rising rates of infection and death following the first wave of primaries, regardless of which party is in control.
  • On Feb. 28, Trump made his famous comment that Covid-19 was going to disappear like a miracle. Okay, that day there were only 63 cases in the entire country. Oh what a difference a few months can make.
  • Super Tuesday was a few days later on March 3 - and on that day there were still only 124 confirmed cases in the entire country. States were not worried.
  • On March 10, the second Super Tuesday, there were still "only" 994 cases across the country, again not much cause for concern. In the states that did hold primaries, no state had more than about 130 cases across its entire population. Most had fewer than 40 cases.
  • On March 17 there were 6,357 cases, and Ohio decided to push its primary to April 28. Three other states continued with their primaries - Arizona and Florida (totally R controlled) and Illinois (totally D controlled)

All states that had primaries or caucuses after March 17 - except Alaska, Wisconsin and Wyoming - pushed their March and April primaries to later dates.

The governments of Alaska and Wyoming are entirely controlled by Republicans (governor, senate and house/assembly). Ohio was scheduled to vote March 17 and pushed it to April 28, and the election was held this week despite the current Covid-19 numbers (more than 1 million positives in the country, more than 18,000 in the state). Ohio is also entirely controlled by Republicans.

Wisconsin's governor (a democrat) tried to push that state's primary to June with an executive order at the last minute, after continually asking the legislature to change the date. Republicans - who control both houses of the state legislature - refused to do anything. After the governor made the executive order, legislative Republicans went all the way to the US Supreme Court to overturn the executive order and essentially "push voters out into the plague". At that time (April 2) there were 31 deaths among 1,730 cases in Wisconsin. Now there are 316 deaths among 6,954 cases (as of April 30).

As for May, some states are still holding caucuses or primaries as of now, others have pushed back.

Sources: Worldometers, 270towin, state health department websites, wikipedia, ballotpedia, etc. too many to list but you can find all the same info with some simple google searches.
Thanks 3Wishes, I found ZurichLuck's post quite good too but wasn't sure if he/she's right about that.
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Trump is somebody who pushes for Swiss life in the US.
He seems to be on the right track in regards to immigration and nativism!
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Sorry for delay...busy day! Here you are Pancakes: a video/broadcast from Sky News Australia (which I would think would be fairly objective) on Biden's mental decline (there are several recent footages of Biden in this piece):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA-GoeFGyIc

And here is a piece from the Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...-be-president/
I just sat through that entire video (in the first link you gave), and none of the examples that anchorwoman gave show signs of Biden having dementia. What I do see, however, is someone who put together a compilation of Biden's "blunders" in order to try to convince people that Biden has dementia.

Again, it's interesting that when Trump makes a gaffe, slurs his words or loses his temper (as he often does), it's not attributed to dementia, but if Biden does it, people like yourself are determined to try to use it to somehow prove that he has dementia. So please explain to me why it is, exactly, that Trump is allowed to make gaffes and errors and slur his words or to lose his temper without it being signs of dementia and yet Biden isn't?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HmP...s&pbjreload=10

There are also plenty of videos, etc. titled (for example) "Signs Trump Has Dementia," including the following one, where a psychiatrist is saying that Trump should have an MRI because he is showing signs of dementia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lns...E&pbjreload=10

It's just ridiculous that people are now literally looking for excuses to accuse these candidates of having dementia. Trump and Biden are both old and are probably both exhausted (I would be, too, if I was in their positions). Does Biden show his age? Yes. But he also doesn't try to disguise his age by dying his hair yellow and covering his face with a spray tan like Trump does.
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He seems to be on the right track in regards to immigration and nativism!
nativism? You might get some push back from the Indigenous Peoples
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I'm getting plenty of laughs from this thread today!

Sky News Australia is owned by News Corp... Rupert Murdoch. It's home-grown FOX. Super-objective.
I had a feeling they might be. So funny that it really is owned by them. As soon as I began watching that Sky News video, it was very obvious to me that the anchorwoman was extremely biased and desperately trying to convince people that Biden has dementia even though she didn't give any solid examples to back it up. And people fall for this crap.
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Correction to my previous post about Wisconsin. I don't want to edit since it's already been quoted. The primary was held on April 7, not April 2. The correct numbers for that day are 92 deaths out of 2578 confirmed cases.
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The whole world will end up in 20 years where Switzerland is. Trump is somebody who pushes for Swiss life in the US.


What do you mean by this?

Trump lives by one tenet only: his way is the only way. That is it. It's not a sound basis for government. His followers are practically zealots. There is seemingly little rationality there. He does, however, seem to speak to a lot of people's wants. Not their needs.

I hope not. Switzerland is, thankfully, one on its own.

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I just sat through that entire video (in the first link you gave), and none of the examples that anchorwoman gave show signs of Biden having dementia. What I do see, however, is someone who put together a compilation of Biden's "blunders" in order to try to convince people that Biden has dementia.

Again, it's interesting that when Trump makes a gaffe, slurs his words or loses his temper (as he often does), it's not attributed to dementia, but if Biden does it, people like yourself are determined to try to use it to somehow prove that he has dementia. So please explain to me why it is, exactly, that Trump is allowed to make gaffes and errors and slur his words or to lose his temper without it being signs of dementia and yet Biden isn't?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HmP...s&pbjreload=10

There are also plenty of videos, etc. titled (for example) "Signs Trump Has Dementia," including the following one, where a psychiatrist is saying that Trump should have an MRI because he is showing signs of dementia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lns...E&pbjreload=10

It's just ridiculous that people are now literally looking for excuses to accuse these candidates of having dementia. Trump and Biden are both old and are probably both exhausted (I would be, too, if I was in their positions). Does Biden show his age? Yes. But he also doesn't try to disguise his age by dying his hair yellow and covering his face with a spray tan like Trump does.
Why do you keep deflecting and bringing up Trump? I could give a toss about Trump yet you keep bringing him into the discussion regarding Biden's current mental state. Again is this the best the Democratic Party could do? There were other capable candidates who were much younger and far more articulate (Gabbard, Yang).

Bernie Sanders is 78 years old and while I don't really agree with his politics, he is a year older than Biden and comes across as far more cogent and capable.
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Got it! And your response to the decidedly left leaning WaPo article which I posted calling Biden's mental state into question? Is that FAKE NEWS too?
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Why do you keep deflecting and bringing up Trump? I could give a toss about Trump yet you keep bringing him into the discussion regarding Biden's current mental state. Again is this the best the Democratic Party could do? There were other capable candidates who were much younger and far more articulate (Gabbard, Yang).

Bernie Sanders is 78 years old and while I don't really agree with his politics, he is a year older than Biden and comes across as far more cogent and capable.
Why keep bringing up Trump? Maybe they read the title of this thread?
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Why do you keep deflecting and bringing up Trump? I could give a toss about Trump yet you keep bringing him into the discussion regarding Biden's current mental state. Again is this the best the Democratic Party could do? There were other capable candidates who were much younger and far more articulate (Gabbard, Yang).

Bernie Sanders is 78 years old and while I don't really agree with his politics, he is a year older than Biden and comes across as far more cogent and capable.

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Correction to my previous post about Wisconsin. I don't want to edit since it's already been quoted. The primary was held on April 7, not April 2. The correct numbers for that day are 92 deaths out of 2578 confirmed cases.
Texas is "opening up for business" today despite the numbers of new cases and deaths not looking good.
I have a number of friends there who are Trump fans and are celebrating; I hope it works out for them.
I have other friends there who are not Trump fans and are less than happy.

Dems see Texas as a slim election opportunity so this decision could be a "make or break".
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Why do you keep deflecting and bringing up Trump? I could give a toss about Trump yet you keep bringing him into the discussion regarding Biden's current mental state. Again is this the best the Democratic Party could do? There were other capable candidates who were much younger and far more articulate (Gabbard, Yang).

Bernie Sanders is 78 years old and while I don't really agree with his politics, he is a year older than Biden and comes across as far more cogent and capable.
I'm not deflecting. I'm pointing out your hypocrisy. You accuse Biden of having dementia for things that Trump also does. I think it's you who is deflecting because again and again, you refuse to address your hypocrisy, which I have repeatedly pointed out to you. But you continue to refuse to address it.
Joe Biden wasn't my top pick among the Dem candidates either, but I'm not going to sit back and throw a fit about that when not much can be done about it at this point.
Just keep in mind that people's perceptions of each candidate are being heavily controlled and manipulated by the media right now, and by each political party, because each side has its own agenda, now more than ever, with an upcoming election. And clearly, each side is desperate to win. The right is going to encourage hatred and distrust of Biden and the left is going to encourage hatred of Trump. And meanwhile, voters' perceptions are being weaponized for the sake of each side's personal agendas.
Trump is always accusing the media of being "fake news" and yet his supporters never seem to question if maybe their own media sources are spreading fake news.
The whole thing is tiresome and ridiculous, and I think it's really sad that American politics has been reduced to such an immature "clash of egos." The name-calling, the blame-shifting, etc. Meanwhile, people can barely afford to pay their rent or feed their kids.

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Got it! And your response to the decidedly left leaning WaPo article which I posted calling Biden's mental state into question? Is that FAKE NEWS too?
I just read the WaPo article. I saw a list of Biden's gaffes—more of what he has been famous for since he was first elected to the Senate. There was no conclusion that Biden is incompetent.

There was, on the other hand, the observation that Bernie Sanders is relatively gaffe-free (this isn't entirely true, but certainly he makes far fewer spoken mistakes than Biden). You're right, the WaPo is decidedly left-leaning, and they demonstrated it in that article, propping Sanders up as much as they could by putting his main challenger in as bad a light as possible.
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Kim Kardashian versus Britney Spears.
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Kim Kardashian versus Britney Spears.
As Long as it‘s not Kanye West, that‘s ok. How about Pink?
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As Long as it‘s not Kanye West, that‘s ok. How about Pink?
lol. Apparently, all you need is to be rich and have over 30 million followers on social media.
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Melanie vs Michelle
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Kanye West would be a worthy successor.


He already had a good start in the White House

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