The Biden White House’s Age-Old Problem: Hiding in Plain Sight

Super non-surprise here, folks. We’re finally saying the quiet part out loud. It’s painfully apparent that the White House has been doing its best to cover up President Biden’s limitations, especially those related to his age. Did they really think we wouldn’t notice the gigantic elephant in the room? Or, as it turns out, the octogenarian who has set himself up to play President in the Oval Office?

Alex Thompson, a national political reporter at Axios, recently dropped this truth bomb, accusing the Biden administration of not just hiding the ball, but practically burying it in the Rose Garden. Thompson argued that the White House has been less than forthcoming about the president’s age-related challenges, a fact that became glaringly obvious during the 2024 election debate rematch.

“The limitations that were exposed to the American public last night, the White House has been hiding that from not just the media, but from Democrats themselves for years,” Thompson said. It’s almost as if the administration thought they could gaslight an entire nation into believing that 80 is the new 40.

But let’s be real – we’ve all seen the signs. The carefully choreographed public appearances, the limited press interactions, the strategic scheduling that would make a Vegas magician jealous. It’s been a masterclass in misdirection that would make David Copperfield proud.

The White House’s attempts to shield Biden’s vulnerabilities from public view have been about as subtle as a foghorn in a library. They’ve limited his interactions with the press, scheduled his appearances with the precision of a Swiss watch, and deflected questions about his age with the skill of a professional dodgeball player.

But as Thompson and his colleague Hans Nichols pointed out in their aptly titled article, “Biden’s debate is a ‘CON 1 moment for Democrats,'” the jig is up. The debate served as a stark illustration of these concerns, further fueling apprehensions within the Democratic Party.

It’s not just the media that’s catching on. Voters, including Democrats, are increasingly voicing concerns about Biden’s age and fitness for office. It’s as if they’ve suddenly realized that having a president who remembers the invention of the wheel might not be the best idea for leading a 21st-century superpower.

The irony here is thicker than a bowl of day-old oatmeal. The party that prides itself on transparency and truth-telling has been caught with its hand in the proverbial cookie jar, trying to convince us that Grandpa Joe is as spry as a spring chicken.

But let’s not forget the broader implications of this age-old deception. As Tim Graham, a media analyst, points out, media literacy and responsible journalism are crucial for maintaining a free and open society. When the White House plays fast and loose with the truth, it’s not just a political problem – it’s a threat to the very foundations of our democracy.

The Biden administration’s approach to addressing concerns about the President’s age-related limitations has been about as effective as using a Band-Aid to fix the Titanic. Despite attempts to seek a response from the White House, Fox News Digital did not receive an immediate reply, leaving lingering questions about their strategy – or lack thereof.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t just about age – it’s about transparency, honesty, and the American people’s right to know the full capabilities of their Commander-in-Chief. As May Mailman, a commentator, emphasizes, individual responsibility and strong leadership are crucial in navigating complex issues. One might argue that hiding the truth about the President’s limitations is the antithesis of strong leadership.

So, what’s next? Will the White House continue its elaborate game of hide-and-seek, or will they finally come clean about Biden’s age-related challenges? Will they admit that sometimes, the Emperor’s new clothes are actually just a pair of well-worn pajamas?

Only time will tell. But one thing’s for certain – the American people aren’t as easily fooled as the White House seems to think. We can see through the smoke and mirrors, and we’re not laughing at the jokes anymore. It’s time for some straight talk about age in the Oval Office.

This whole thing is beginning to feel a little bit like an episode of “Where’s Waldo?” Maybe those of us who grew up with the game will have an easier time locating our sitting President during one of his well-scripted appearances in public. 

So tell us – what do YOU think of this mess? Is it time for everyone to come clean about the mess in front of us, or are we going to keep pretending that we don’t have a national disaster brewing right in our own White House? Send an email with your thoughts!

Reactions from Around the Web:

A FLOTUS cover story almost feels a bit like deflection at this point, doesn’t it?

Thompson is being praised for his reporting on the subject, no doubt:

Quote of the Day:

“None of us wants to be reminded that dementia is random, relentless, and frighteningly common.” ~Laurie Graham

Joke of the Day:

How is the moon like dentures?

They both come out at night!