As most of you are aware, nobody prevented World War II, which ended just a couple years before Trump was born, just as nobody prevented World War I, which started after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria.
You ever want to see a blank look on Trump’s face, ask him who Archduke Ferdinand was.
Trump went on to claim that he’d beaten Barack Obama in 2016 and threatened to execute his former head of the Pentagon, Mark Milley. He also threatened to prosecute NBC for criticizing his makeup. Then he continued to complain about Joe Biden’s limited grasp of reality.
It’s true that Joe misspeaks occasionally. Republicans jump on every verbal error as proof that Biden is a slack-jawed senescent, and would endanger the US by being a geriatric vegetable rooted in the most powerful office in the land. Then, they say he is a clever crook, a mastermind capable of sucking bribe money out of Eastern Europe through a thousand devious shell companies, aided only by his coke fiend son, Hunter.
You say, “Probably they should make up their minds,” but don’t count on it happening. We have other politicians who are doddering towards the exit while still juggling the problems of the world, as this New Yorker cover illustrates. Besides Trump and Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell are depicted. It’s lucky for the New Yorker that they left off Diane Feinstein, who actually was clearly down to her last few neurons and died very recently, long after the art had been drawn and the cover decided for that issue.
Yes, they dodged a bullet there. Mitch McConnell belongs there, having recently developed an unfortunate habit of, besides resembling an amphibian, of standing there, blinking and silent, like a frog that’s just sucked down a fly, while being questioned in the corridors of the Capitol. I don’t know about Nancy—besides seeming to have all her marbles, she is no longer Speaker of the House, but a mere Representative, although an honored one. If her brain cells start to atrophy, well, she’s just another nutty Congressperson, like Lauren Boebert, Handjob Queen of Colorado, or Marjorie “Gazpacho” Greene. The nation’s had many of them. We’ll survive.
Besides, how are the “young” politicians faring? Bob Menendez, 69, Senator from New Jersey, despite a previous criminal trial, was indicted again because he can’t keep his hands out of the cookie jar. James Comer, 51, is leading an impeachment inquiry into Biden, despite the fact that there is more solid evidence that the craters of the Moon are filled with candy corn than there is of Biden’s committing high crimes and misdemeanors.
Kevin McCarthy, 58 and Matt Gaetz, 41, are locked in a battle for command of the House of Representatives, despite both being Republicans. McCarthy is mentally suspect for wanting the Speaker job in the first place, and Gaetz would be on trial for sex trafficking if the testimony against him wasn’t being offered by an even seedier teen girl groper than he is.
It’s not the age of the politicians. It’s just that they’re politicians. Vote if you can, but afterwards, just pop some corn and enjoy the show.