The Biden gaffe storyline

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It’s time to get rid of the Biden-gaffe storyline. It’s fiction. It isn’t reality. What’s worse is that it’s MSM-created fiction designed to protect the Democrats’ weak frontrunner. I believe that Biden is the Democrats’ frontrunner, albeit the weakest frontrunner in years.

It’s fiction that VP Biden is gaffe-prone. That’s the polite way of saying that he isn’t that bright. Biden isn’t that disciplined either. The story about Biden talking about going to a FOB to give a Navy captain a medal isn’t just fiction. It’s an intentional attempt to make himself look patriotic. It’s a disgusting attempt to sound heroic. Instead of sounding heroic, Biden sounds like Brian Williams in Iraq or Hillary Clinton’s story running from a helicopter under gunfire in Bosnia as First Lady.

Here’s an abbreviated version of Biden’s story:

Let’s get serious here. Biden apparently doesn’t understand what he did wrong:

Later on Thursday, Biden said in an interview with The Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart on his “Cape Up” podcast: “I was making the point how courageous these people are, how incredible they are, this generation of warriors, these fallen angels we’ve lost. I don’t know what the problem is. What is it that I said wrong?”

Here’s what the Washington Post wrote about Biden’s story:

But in last week’s retelling in particular, the Post report found, Biden flubbed a number of details, including the location of the encounter, the period of time during which it took place, the act of heroism, the kind of medal awarded, his own role in the ceremony, and the recipient’s military branch and rank.

If VP Biden wants to call me and ask me what the problem is, here’s what I’ll tell him:

It’s wrong to put yourself in a position of prominence that you weren’t in. Further, it’s wrong to get virtually every important detail wrong about the ceremony you witnessed. Finally, it’s entirely possible to speak of these heroic soldiers’ incredible acts without making it sound like you were placing yourself in harm’s way. Other than that, you did nothing wrong.

Let’s be clear about this. VP Biden attempted to sound like he was putting his life on the line as vice president to add drama to the story. Let’s also be clear about this. There’s no questioning whether this soldier was heroic. That’s indisputable. What’s disputable is whether Sen. Biden (his rank at the time) was heroic. Finally, Biden has been telling this fiction for years. Why did the MSM just pick up on it now? Is it because one of Biden’s opponents decide they wanted to eliminate the frontrunner?

Joe Biden isn’t gaffe-prone. Here’s the definition of a gaffe:

a social blunder; faux pas.

Biden lied repeatedly about this incident. This isn’t the first time he’s told this story. It’s the most recent. When Biden said “I don’t know what the problem is”, I believe him. I think he’s thinking ‘What’s going on here? I’ve told that story a dozen times before and nobody questioned me.’

This is a situation where multiple parties did wrong. The MSM didn’t say anything until questioned by Biden’s opponents. Biden was wrong for telling this story, too. Both the MSM and Biden should be pilloried for this stunt. Thirdly, if one of Biden’s opponents for the Democrat nomination is the one that tipped off the MSM, then they should be criticized, too. That’s because they’re cowards.