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There’s something seriously wrong with Joe Biden. I realize that’s not exactly breaking news, but it is something we’re going to have to discuss because the implications are beyond the point of being able to ignore them. The 25th Amendment exists for a reason, and Joe is demonstrating that reason almost daily.


Remember all the talk about Donald Trump and the 25th Amendment? “He walked slowly down a wet ramp, he must be removed!” “Did you see that mean tweet? He’s got to go!” It didn’t matter what the then President did, a leftist was insisting it was a threat to the republic and he had to be removed because of it.

Joe Biden routinely makes false statements about his own life, and everyone pretends that’s how he is – “It’s just Joe being Joe.”

In one sense, that’s true. Joe Biden has always been a liar. But I’m not suggesting he be tossed from office because of his lifelong dishonesty, or even his senility. The thing about Joe as president is you never know if he’s lying or if he’s just so damn dumb he doesn’t know any better. He’s only been senile in the last few years, he’s been stupid his whole life. 

But there’s something else that has been a factor in Joe Biden’s whole life that is even more dangerous than his stupidity of senility: his insecurity. 

Joe Biden’s whole life has been an act of fiction of his own making. You have to ask yourself why he lies about so many things, most of which are insignificant – “I used to drive a truck” “My great-grandpa was a coal miner,” etc. He’s wildly insecure and trying to get the people he’s talking to – truck drivers, coal miners – to like him.

In 1987, before being forced out of his first run for president, and before his series of brain aneurysms, he lied about literally everything related to his academic career simply because he was asked a question about his grades. The question was not confrontation but met with Joe’s quick temper and a flurry of lies. He didn’t receive a scholarship for academics, he didn’t win awards, and he didn’t graduate anywhere near the top of his class – he graduated 76th out of 85 students. (Read all about it, there’s a lot more.)


A secure person doesn’t do that. 

When you look back at Joe’s career, what are his accomplishments, and what is he known for? He tried to destroy Clarence Thomas, but the good Justice was confirmed anyway and still serves on the bench. He’s run for president multiple times and only when against a clown car of fellow Democrats did he win (and even that took a deal with many of them to prevent Bernie Sanders from winning). 

Legislatively, Biden’s Senate career has been a waste. The closest thing he has to an accomplishment is the 1994 crime bill, but even that he’s had to walk away from as Democrats now embrace crime and criminals. Imagine having a 50+ year career in politics and knowing you didn’t matter. 

Being President means Joe Biden will be remembered, but it doesn’t mean he will have mattered. Jimmy Carter is remembered as a horrible president. Joe Biden is worse. 

Joe knows this, even through the fog of dementia.

That causes him to raise the level of his lies to give others the impression that he’s more important than he is. So, when he says, “We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis, [Putin is] not joking when he talks about the potential use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons because his military is, you might say, significantly underperforming,” he’s inflating a situation to make himself seem more important. More of a “This situation is very dangerous, but I’m in charge and will save us.”


Democrats love JFK, even though they’ve moved so far left they wouldn’t let someone with his politics even speak at their convention, let alone nominate them today, they still pretend to like him because he’s popular thanks to pop culture. Joe Biden knows he’ll never be as beloved as JFK is. Biden isn’t even liked by a majority of his party (and probably his own family, if we’re being honest), and he knows it. So, Joe elevates the Ukraine/Russia mess to the level of the Cuban Missile crisis in the hope of seeming important by proxy. 

Only a wildly insecure person would do that.

But the words of a President, even a moronic one, matter. Biden’s statement to Democrat mega-donors elevated the tensions between the US and Russia. It also caused a rift between the US and many of our allies, who see those words as dangerous and dumb and have issued statements distancing themselves from Biden. 

It was all-around stupid, but to those donors in the room – presumably, people of accomplishment and people with money – Joe seemed important, maybe even cool. That’s great for his self-esteem, but it’s dangerous and damaging to our country’s standing in the world. 

Joe Biden does things like this all the time. Maybe not that threatens national security (though how many times do you have to do that before even your party acknowledges it’s a problem?) but on everything else. It’s only a matter of time before he says something his staff can’t walk back. The 25th Amendment exists to allow our government to prevent that from happening. It’s time for Democrats to at least look into it, even if only privately. 


Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily nationally syndicated radio show, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses, and host of the weekly “Week in F*cking Review” podcast where the news is spoken about the way it deserves to be. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.

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