Presentism? Good word. I had to look that up.BDKJMU wrote: ↑Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:31 amYeah, none of that stuff that Joe did in the 70s, 80s, 90s matters. But presentism does, and on the campaign trail, press conferences, debates this fall when you can't string 2 sentences together with getting totally bewildered & confused, and when the cognitive decline is getting worse (IMHOP) is why I'm not worried about Biden winning.GannonFan wrote: ↑Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:01 am
Is that even a news source? Where do people find these weird sites? The echo chambers are really insulated these days.
And regardless, Biden is already Teflon for these types of things - he sent his kids to a white private school to avoid busing into the inner city with Black kids in the '70's, he plagiarized political speeches in the late '80's in a previous run for President, he authored the crime bill and labeled people super predators that led to a generation of Black youths being committed to the criminal justice system, and he sexually harassed women. And he's clearly suffering a mental decline likely due to his advanced age. And he'll likely be elected President in November because the current office holder is at least equally repugnant. Political institutions have and are failing us.
The debates this fall will be a confused, gaffe machine vs a lying and hyperbole. Neither will say anything of substance and it'll be a shit show. Trump acting like a childish ass that can't speak with facts or reason and Biden, a senile old man who thinks he's at the park talking to the birds.