Politicians should be at the top of their game as the midterm elections approach, both in terms of the offices up for grabs in these elections as well as the candidates who will declare their intentions after the midterms.
But rather than making progress, the president appears to be regressing. Since he was elected, Joe Biden has displayed an increasing amount of cognitive errors and a lack of awareness, and it seems unfathomable that anyone could have missed them.
To quote Wayne Dupree:
“It seems like multiple times a day Biden is committing blunders, getting very confused, lying, and talking in circles. It’s been a non-stop parade of “dementia moments” for Joe over the past few weeks. It’s actually gotten so bad, that soon, our fake news media won’t be able to ignore what’s happening, and pretend that Joe is some “regal” president, who is just doing the best he can while navigating the rough seas of “world power” like a seasoned politician.
That’s right, the incredible stress of the midterms is getting to him. Because I don’t care how much dementia Joe may have, he will always know that bad midterm results will spell a humiliating end to his political career, and I am sure Jill is nagging at him about it in their private time as well.”
On Dupree’s website, a reference, there are some answers:
The overuse of mediators that regulate the stress response can be brought on by high levels of worry at work and extended durations of stress (McEwen and Wingfield, 2003). This buildup of tension is referred to as “allostatic load,” and it can negatively impact parts of the brain like the caudate nucleus and medial prefrontal cortex (Soares et al., 2012). According to McEwen (2003), depressive disorders are linked to high allostatic loads, which can manifest behaviorally as heightened vigilance that is either sustained by anxiety or made worse by it.
Cognitive cost results from brain atrophy brought on by prolonged exposure to stressful situations. Stress has been shown to affect working memory, attention, reaction inhibition, and cognitive flexibility (Girotti et al., 2017). At work, deficits in these areas lead to a diminished capacity for focus, impulse control, memory, and planning. According to one study, after taking a stress test that required them to improvise a speech for 10 minutes in front of an audience, participants’ recall and planning skills were worse than they were before the test (Luethi et al., 2008). Stress therefore reduced their performance.
The website continues by drawing this comparison:
“It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Joe has a frantic and anxious energy about him when it comes to midterms. He’s snapping at reporters and getting more confused and befuddled than ever. Instead of heeding the polls, which show he’s wildly unpopular and staying out of the limelight, a nervous Joe has thrust himself into the midterm spotlight because he’s a complete wreck. He also has delusions of grandeur and still thinks it’s 1992, and can he wow and inspire crowds with his words. Joe Biden lacks self-awareness. But that’s also part of the disease. Researchers have found that patients with Alzheimer’s disease often lack self-awareness of their cognitive decline.”
Dupree observed that when Joe Biden recently visited the Democratic Party’s Washington offices to encourage volunteers, it devolved into a ramble-fest, filled with word salads, incomplete sentences, and unsettling whispering.
One would assume that by this time, the president’s assigned Secret Service would have observed the majority of the president’s errors. But if the expressions on people’s faces in the film are any indicator, there has been an increase that even those who are constantly around Biden react to.
The woman in the corner is also displaying her feelings on her face.
Joe Biden walks away from the podium and starts talking in circles pic.twitter.com/3Qa3qQX19Z
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 24, 2022
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Here’s some of what people online are saying:
“I love the blank looks of horror on the secret service faces”
“He could have just stopped at “everyone thought I was nuts” and it would have made perfect sense.”
“We don’t even have to imagine a republican doing 1/1024th of this and the calls for 25th”
“WHY IS HE WHISPERING INTO A MICROPHONE”
“He honestly believes he’s an inspirational speaker…smh” CONTINUE READING…