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Fri Mar 6, 2020, 02:03 AM

 

Here's what I want all Democrats to know

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before this election season goes any farther, and especially before we are in the GE race if Joe is the nominee...

Some probably already know, but I’ve talked to quite a few well-informed voters who did not:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/01/joe-biden-stutter-profile/602401/


Edited/updated for clarification:

I'm dismayed that some have thought I was taking a "swing" at Joe for posting this. For heaven's sake, I have been a Joe fan for many years. I caucused for him in 2008, and it was my great thrill to shake his hand and tell him that at a rally in January here in Iowa before the February caucus. I posted it because I have encountered, from both sides on other boards and on FB, comments just as is mentioned in the subtitle that Joe exhibits signs of dementia. It's actually one of the Rs new lines of attack! It upsets me to no end to see those comments, born of ignorance (although the R comments are born of malice). There are many Dems who are not aware of this, IMO, heroic feature of Joe’s character. This article is something others might find useful in their encounters with ignorance going forward. Certainly no offense was intended, and I apologize if any was taken.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Reply Here's what I want all Democrats to know (Original post)
Sogo Mar 2020 OP
RandySF Mar 2020 #1
elleng Mar 2020 #2
True Blue American Mar 2020 #3
onetexan Mar 2020 #7
True Blue American Mar 2020 #8
onetexan Mar 2020 #10
True Blue American Mar 2020 #11
Sogo Mar 2020 #12
True Blue American Mar 2020 #13
Celerity Mar 2020 #4
Awsi Dooger Mar 2020 #5
Thekaspervote Mar 2020 #6
True Blue American Mar 2020 #9
Todd79 Mar 2020 #14

Response to Sogo (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 02:11 AM

1. You swing, you miss.

 

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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 02:17 AM

2. *Maybe you've heard Biden talk about his boyhood stutter.

 

A non-stutterer might not notice when he appears to get caught on words as an adult, because he usually maneuvers out of those moments quickly and expertly. But on other occasions, like that night in Detroit, Biden’s lingering stutter is hard to miss. He stutters—­if slightly—on several sounds as we sit across from each other in his office. Before addressing the debate specifically, I mention what I’ve just heard. “I want to ask you, as, you know, a … stutterer to, uh, to a … stutterer. When you were … talking a couple minutes ago, it, it seemed to … my ear, my eye … did you have … trouble on s? Or on … m?”

Biden looks down. He pivots to the distant past, telling me that the letter s was hard when he was a kid. “But, you know, I haven’t stuttered in so long that it’s
hhhhard for me to remember the specific—” He pauses.'>>>
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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 02:34 AM

3. Oh, for Heavens sake!

 

FDR handled the Presidency of the United States with 2 useless legs. One of the greatest Presidents ever.

Concentrating on a few words! Joe Biden has a history of accomplishments that few others have!
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Response to True Blue American (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 04:18 AM

7. Joe wears his stutter like a badge of honor, and i love it

 

We have an Idiot running the country now whose mental capacity is that of a 10 year old. People need to stop focusing on nonsensical BS like this to try to knock him down.
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Response to onetexan (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 05:31 AM

8. Thank you!

 

I can not believe someone would publish such an article on this Democratic board!
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Response to True Blue American (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 06:11 AM

10. i compliment you for the FDR mention, and also that JFK had Addison's disease yet was also one of

 

the greatest US presidents. Not sure if many people know these 2 factoids so it's good to mention.

Bottom line people have nothing to gripe about Biden so they're doing the same thing the idiot does - pick on people's physical traits, something that bullies do. Malarky, as Joe would say, and come November together we'll give the bully what he deserves: his butt kicked out of the WH. We are Americans. We don't take attacks to democracy sitting down.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 06:48 AM

11. I have to admit I remember

 

FDR. I was a child but Ver aware of how proud we were of him.

JFK his death left awful scars on this Country.

We have been on a Republican hate fest ever since Newt Gingrich! Now we have seen the worst in that party. Trump, McConnell , Barr and Graham. With lots of of help!
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Response to True Blue American (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 09:17 AM

12. I posted it because

 

I have encountered from both sides on other boards and on FB comments, just as is mentioned in the subtitle, that Joe exhibits signs of dementia. It upsets me to no end to see those comments, born of ignorance, and there will be many more who are not aware of this, IMO, heroic feature of Joe’s character. This article is something others might find useful in their encounters with ignorance going forward. Certainly no offense was intended, and I apologize if any was taken.
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Response to Sogo (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 11:23 AM

13. No Offense!

 

It was early, I over reacted!. My apology.


Most of us do just that in these hectic times, even Sanders is over hauling his campaign.

I keep waiting on another shoe to drop.

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Fri Mar 6, 2020, 02:47 AM

5. The two obstacles we face are Trump's incumbency and Biden's age

 

It's silly to deny or downplay either one

Nothing within the past 10 days has changed either variable toward November.
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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 03:55 AM

6. Anyone who overcomes a disability regardless of the nature of that disability is stronger for it

 

King George V was a stutterer. Lead the country thru WWII, was one of Churchill’s only true confidants in the darkest days of the war and was beloved by all. No one ever mentioned or focused on his stutter, it didn’t matter to the people of England...considered the people’s king, the country was bereft when he passed.

Biden is gonna pull us out this mess we’re in, let’s focus on that
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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 05:38 AM

9. They were not well informed voters

 

If they did not know about Joe having a stuttering problem that he worked hard to over come and has helped others over the years.

General Wesley Clark had ADD as a child. One of our most famous Generals.

My Clerk at the Credit Union has Downs Syndrome. I have never seen anyone count money so fast or accurately. Never makes a mistake.
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Response to Sogo (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 11:27 AM

14. Another reason

 

I had a stutter too, and it still can hamper me when I go off script. I don’t “stutter” now, but it can sometimes take an extra few seconds for the right word to get from my brain to my tongue.

It will and has been exploited, but I’ve also seen Biden give some magnificent speeches over the years.

People have already forgotten his speech in this campaign about white nationalism because he followed it up with some Biden-Esque “gaffes” but I think he’s refound his confidence.

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