Morning Jolt: The Taboo Lifts on Discussing Biden’s Age

Today, the federal government observes Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and marks the anniversary of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas. On the menu today: Almost overnight, Biden's age, mental state, memory, and health changed from the elephant in the room to a topic that is now acceptable for Democrats and the media to discuss. Hey, how about the rest of us who noticed all of this a long time ago?

Suddenly, It's Okay to Say Biden Is Really Old and Out of Touch

Did you notice that discussing Joe Biden's age, memory, and mental state — denounced as the "gross, lowest-common-denominator politics that drive people away from public life" by CNN's Chris Cillizza when I wrote about this issue last August — became an acceptable subject for quiet and subdued expressions of public concern in the past week or so?

This isn't about Biden falling off his bicycle. Last ...

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The Taboo Lifts on Discussing Biden's Age

Today, the federal government observes Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and marks the anniversary of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas. On the menu today: Almost overnight, Biden's age, mental state, memory, and health changed from the elephant in the room to a topic that is now acceptable for Democrats and the media to discuss. Hey, how about the rest of us who noticed all of this a long time ago?

Suddenly, It's Okay to Say Biden Is Really Old and Out of Touch

Did you notice that discussing Joe Biden's age, memory, and mental state — denounced as the "gross, lowest-common-denominator politics that drive people away from public life" by CNN's Chris Cillizza when I wrote about this issue last August — became an acceptable subject for quiet and subdued expressions of public concern in the past week or so?

This isn't about Biden falling off his bicycle. Last ...   READ MORE

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