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Biden Doesn't Know Where He Is: Addresses 'People of Arizona' When He's Actually in Nevada

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If the old adage that forgetfulness is a form of freedom is true, then 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is probably feeling beyond liberated these last few years.

Unlike the vast majority of his left-wing collaborators, however, the former vice president doesn’t just live life detached from reality in the metaphorical sense, but in the literal as well, often forgetting where exactly he even is.

Heck, as my grandmother used to say of me in my childhood: If his head were not attached to his body, I’m afraid he would forget about that too from time to time.

And if you needed an example, Biden was happy to oblige Friday, when he made a strange point of addressing “the needs of the people of Arizona” while dodging a question about court packing during an interview in Las Vegas.

“I think it’s a legitimate question to ask, but you know what this is all about,” Biden told KLAS-TV. “The president doesn’t want to talk about — all this time, they’re working on making sure they push through a nomination that is — when the election’s already begun, and it’s never been done before.”

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“Over four million people have already voted. And what are they doing?” Biden added indignantly.

“Instead of meeting to deal with the needs of the people of Arizona and the rest of the country, what do they do? They don’t have time to do that.”

Where exactly Biden was going with that, goodness only knows.

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Where Biden thought he was when he got going on that point, however, is abundantly clear. It was Arizona.

Now, in all fairness, the former vice president had just paid a visit to the Grand Canyon state a day earlier.

Coming little more than three weeks before the 2020 election on Nov. 3, it was his first campaign stop in the key swing state as the Democratic nominee — but who has time to discuss the Biden campaign’s misplaced priorities, and outright arrogance, in largely ignoring heartland America thus far.

The point is that this was, in all likelihood, a simple slip of the tongue.

But it certainly was not a rare one.

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The slip-up is part of an almost unbelievably predictable pattern for Biden.

Seventy-seven years old and not getting any younger, Biden has forgotten where he is, where he has been and what he was saying on a consistent basis since the outset of his campaign last spring.

At a campaign stop last August, the former vice president was so confident he had rolled of the bus in Vermont that he called to memory a number of prior visits to the state.

“I’ve been here a number of times,” he said. “The last time I think was all the way back in 2014, but I’ve been here before that. I love this place. Look, what’s not to like about Vermont in terms of the beauty of it?”

The only problem, of course, was the septuagenarian statesman’s presence in Keene, New Hampshire, at the time.

And a simple Google search or Twitter scroll turns up dozens more videos in which Biden bumbles his way in and out of embarrassing moments, often with the help of the adoring left-wing establishment media.

Of course, none of this is hard evidence of mental deterioration or outright unfitness for the office of the president.

In fact, maybe Biden is just playing three- or even four-dimensional chess.

When you cannot be bothered to remember where it is you are, who on earth is going to ask questions when you forget the platform position you held five minutes ago in favor of an opinion better suited to the audience on hand?

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Andrew J. Sciascia is the supervising editor of features at The Western Journal. Having joined up as a regular contributor of opinion in 2018, he went on to cover the Barrett confirmation and 2020 presidential election for the outlet, regularly co-hosting its video podcast, "WJ Live," as well.
Andrew J. Sciascia is the supervising editor of features at The Western Journal and regularly co-hosts the outlet's video podcast, "WJ Live."

Sciascia first joined up with The Western Journal as a regular contributor of opinion in 2018, before graduating with a degree in criminal justice and political science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper and worked briefly as a political operative with the Massachusetts Republican Party.

He has since covered the Barrett confirmation and 2020 presidential election for The Western Journal, and now focuses his reporting on Congress and the national campaign trail. His work has also appeared in The Daily Caller.




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