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Millionaire Bernie Sanders drops out of presidential race 
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Bernie is really loved by people in the atheist community but he is too far left to have a chance. And now he's out of the picture and that's probably a good thing. Too bad the best the Democrats could put forth is Joe Biden. Biden is clearly suffering from dementia and that only gets worse over time. I'm really torn now. I hate to admit it but there is a small chance I might vote for Trump.
Even if it's true that Biden has dementia (and overlooking LevV's cogent question concerning the alternative) I think it is pretty likely that Biden is decent enough to take a test if he shows really serious signs, and remove himself if he is screwing up decisions. Maybe not, since Reagan was suffering from dementia and did not step aside, but Biden is also pretty sure to appoint competent people, as Reagan did. So even if Biden remains in office while damaged, the country will have an effective government.

The alternative is Bill Barr, Steve Mnuchin (who could be worse but is no economist's idea of a truthteller or a deep thinker) and a rotation of temporary appointments who don't require Senate confirmation and take orders from Jared (Peace in the Middle East) Kushner.



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Post Re: Millionaire Bernie Sanders drops out of presidential race
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since Reagan was suffering from dementia and did not step aside



Time for a fact check

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ronal ... s-disease/

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However, the physicians who directly attended Ronald Reagan while he was president agreed unanimously that he never displayed signs or symptoms of dementia the whole time he was in office, the New York Times reported in 1997


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“There was never anything that would raise a question about his ability to function as President,” said Dr. Lawrence C. Mohr, one of Mr. Reagan’s physicians in his second term. “Ronald Reagan’s cognitive function, belief structure, judgment, ability to choose between options, behavior and ability to communicate were totally and completely intact.”


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But Ron Reagan isn’t a physician, much less one trained to diagnose the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. His half-brother Michael Reagan vehemently disagreed with Ron’s armchair diagnosis and accused him of trying to “sell out his father to sell books.”

Ron later softened his claims in remarks to the New York Times, insisting he never meant to say his father was suffering from dementia while still in office, but rather that the disease was “likely present in him” long before it was diagnosed. Experts say physiological and neurological changes linked to Alzheimer’s start showing up in the brain years before outward symptoms appear.



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since Reagan was suffering from dementia and did not step aside


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I'm willing to accept the word of Snopes' sources, but if Biden suffers from dementia currently, then so did Reagan while he was in office. I saw the guy zone out and fumble around for obvious things he was going to say. Okay, we all do that to some extent, but if we're going to cut Reagan that much slack, then Biden gets it too.



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but if Biden suffers from dementia currently, then so did Reagan while he was in office.


Are you a physician that specializes in dementia? Is that your expert opinion?

If not, can you provide medical evidence for your claim that Regan suffered from clinical dementia?


Personally, I dont think I've ever made the claim that Biden suffers from dementia.. I do think he's creepy though.. Particularly his video taped behavior around pubescents and teens.

How about you, Harry.. Do you think his snuggling with minors on video is just normal behavior? Or is that Joe just being Joe?



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