Skip to comments.The Most Disturbing Thing about Joe Biden (He’s a Pathological Liar)
Posted on 03/06/2020 5:44:25 PM PST by NKP_Vet
In the #MeTooMaybe hoopla over the former vice presidents hair-sniffing and hand-slipping and personal space-invading, much cataloguing of Joe Bidens peccadillos has emerged for example, in Jonah Goldbergs new column. Its a handy summary.
But missed in these lists is a deeply troubling I guess the right word is lie. It is one that Biden contrived or at least perpetuated over a deeply painful event: the death of his first wife and daughter. The lie hides in plain sight, amongst all the other oddball anecdotes (like his vowing to use his rosary beads as a choking device), maybe because it is so amazingly brazen, and because of its complete lack of being here, I guess the right word might be unnecessary.
The sad story is 29-year-old senator-elect Biden received the horrible call in December, 1972, that there was an accident in which his wife Neilia and baby daughter Naomi were killed, and his young sons Beau and Hunter severely hurt. Mrs. Biden seems to have driven into a busy intersection, into the path of an oncoming truck. Its driver was Curtis Dunn. Investigators found him blameless. Of no surprise, according to his family, his involvement in the deaths of Mrs. Biden and her daughter weighed on Dunn until his own death in 1999.
It was a heartbreaking story all around, and with officials leaving no doubt of the truck drivers complete innocence, what was the point of doing or saying anything more than letting Neilia and Naomi Biden rest in peace? As for Joe Biden, the tragedy was so utter that the accidents circumstances were best left unremarked. Never mind unembellished.
But embellished they became. When exactly, we dont know. Why? Thats a question the answer to which is unfathomable or if for political purposes, utterly deplorable. For some reason, the evidence shows, in the early 2000s, Joe Biden began to remark in public that his wife had died at the hands of someone who allegedly . . . drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch. That Curtis Dunn was an errant driver who stopped to drink. That drunk-driver story spread into news accounts. The Dunn family, who had strong sympathy for Biden, was shocked by the sullying of their now-dead father. They wrote the senator and asked him to stop and reminded him of the exonerating investigation. When that didnt happen, they went public.
Per a 2010 Biden profile in The Atlantic:
For many years, he described the driver of the truck that struck and killed his first wife and their daughter in December 1972 as drunk, which he apparently was not. The tale could hardly be more tragic; why add in a baseless charge? The family of the truck driver has labored to correct the record, but Biden made the reference to drunkenness as recently as 2007, needlessly resurrecting a false and painful accusation.
This is truly disturbing. But by our current standards, hair-sniffing rates condemnation, while the false accusation of an innocent dead man, and the embellishment of a personal tragedy could the Biden tragedy be more tragic? are forgotten and/or ignored.
This says so much more about Biden the man than any too-close shoulder grasp ever could. It also says plenty about the contrition junkies who influence Americas news cycle, and, as Jim Geraghty pointed out recently, about the media who for many years had dutifully served as Joe Bidens reputational bodyguard.
Joe is just being Joe ... (/sarc)
You can find guys like Biden in ANY LOCAL BAR. Biden is a BULLSHITTER - nothing more.
He’s brain dead Jim.
“I guess the right word is lie.
More like just a garden variety bullshitter.
I just noticed this was posted a few times last year but it should get renewed attention because this headcase will be the democrat nominee for president.
He’s told so many lies that his brain is rotting away
https://libertyunyielding.com/2020/03/06/biden-ill-ensure-health-care-is-not-quality-but-only-affordable-by-increasing-premiums/ This one is the best Biden: Ill ensure health care is not quality, but only affordable by increasing premiums
Plugs keeps lying about the death of his wife and daughterat the expense of an honorable mans reputation.
Plugs is an unrepentant congenital liar and doesnt care who he hurts with his lies.
Joe is confused from all the lies he told. That’s all! ;)
The most dangerous thing is his VP pick who will ultimately be president
If Joe gets the nomination, I wonder if POTUS Trump will have the Dunn family sitting front and center at the debate?
Trump would probably have to explain to scrambled brain Biden who they are.
A good metric to determine how smart a politician is, is how well they can remember what they lied about and what they said when they lied. Got to give it to Bill Clinton, hes a great liar. Joe Biden, not so much. Joe Biden himself will be the political demise of Joe Biden.
I’d believe the Dunn family would have more class than that.
Nothing would ever be the same. Biden was instantly transformed into a politician whose career would forever be grounded in tragedy. Loss became central to Bidens political persona, a history he has often shared at some points reluctantly, at others readily and on at least a few occasions with
vicious and defamatory lies inaccuracies in the account. Now in his third bid for the White House, the painful story comes up as point of connection to voters and a personal experience on health care policy.
But Biden confidants say the history is much more than that. Its essential to explaining the candidates inclination to give others, even political opponents, the benefit of the doubt. Surmounting loss helped to shape a determination to overcome hard things that friends see reflected in Bidens recent talk about the need to work even with those who may offend every fiber of your being, and in his can-do attitude toward world trouble spots.
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