With the election of Joe Biden about to be carved in stone with today’s Electoral College vote, Democrats now begin a new phase of Kübler-Rossian denial. Sure, they will go through the motions in the days and weeks ahead, pretending that a new day has dawned inside the Beltway and talking up Biden’s “gentleness” and affability. But in reality the man they selected as their guidon bearer is every bit as thin-skinned and egotistical as they accuse Donald Trump of being.
This will come as a surprise for voters who cast their ballots for him thinking that they were electing a beloved statesman, not a cantankerous old man with a short fuse, a penchant for lying, and a failing mind. (RELATED: If you pare away Biden’s mental unfitness and rape allegations, you’re still left with his lying and plagiarism)
Questions about Biden’s qualifications were raised by his fellow Democratic candidates back during the 2020 campaign. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said during a CNN interview, “I think that we are at a tough point right now, because there’s a lot of people who are concerned about Joe Biden’s ability to carry the ball across the end line without fumbling. Former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro made remarks that seemed to raise red flags about Biden’s age and mental fitness.
The liberal media had concerns as well:
Here is CNN’s Chris Cillizza in June of 2019 addressing the issue of Biden’s thin skin:
Perhaps the harshest indictment of Biden of all came from his then-future running mate, Kamala Harris, who during one debate excoriated him for his his position on busing and segregation. Harris was asked later by TV host Stephen Colbert how she reconciled accepting the nomination for vice president from a man whose views challenged her own “bedrock” principles. Her answer, which strained credulity, was that it was all theatrics.
The question for Democrats going forward is how long they will be able to countenance working with a man they hold in such low esteem?