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FDR at Yalta, and why
Joe Biden's mental acuity matters

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 3/18/2020 4:57:58 AM

On August 18, 1944, Senator Harry S. Truman met President Franklin D. Roosevelt for lunch at the White House. Truman had just been nominated to be Roosevelt’s running mate that year, and the two men dined on the White House lawn and chatted about the upcoming campaign. Truman had not seen the president for over a year and was shocked at Roosevelt’s haggard appearance. He noticed that FDR was so ill that he couldn’t even pour cream into his coffee. Despite seeing direct evidence of Roosevelt’s poor health, Truman told reporters afterwards that Roosevelt “Looked fine...He’s as keen as a briar.” Truman was lying. Roosevelt was a dying man,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Muguy 3/18/2020 6:05:27 AM (No. 349618)
Remember the media's attempt to use a "25th Amendment" ruse to disqualify President Trump as unable to do the job as President that was used before the fake Russia, Russia, Russia spin cycle? Bite Me is obviously showing the signs, but where is the media OUTCRY about this???
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Clinger 3/18/2020 6:33:28 AM (No. 349642)
Well at least he had Algier Hiss there to help oh wait...... Was his health the problem when he surrounded himself with Soviet agents or was there a bigger problem that lives on to this day?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: IowaDad 3/18/2020 6:34:24 AM (No. 349643)
I thought Joe Biden was at Yalta? No?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Timber Queen 3/18/2020 6:39:13 AM (No. 349647)
Biden's lack of mental acuity is actually a feature, not a bug. He's only a place holder, and hey, the old codger's enjoying himself thinking he's really going to be the candidate. At the appropriate moment they will give him a big party, Joe will think its his nomination night and then they'll shuffle him off to Delaware. Whose going to be the designated "New Dukakis" is anybody's guess. That doesn't matter either. The Trump Train has left the station. Next destination; the American Restoration.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: tom7 3/18/2020 6:42:02 AM (No. 349650)
One thing that is not often remarked about Truman is that he was a habitual, casual liar. Associated with that, he was probalby the most blatantly partisan person in American politics before Bill Clinton. Like Clinton, he was far more partisan than patriotic. All that "Buck Stops Here" stuff was total bluster. Kind of like Trump's "never been done before" schtick.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MattMusson 3/18/2020 6:45:25 AM (No. 349653)
A former secret service drinking buddy of my Father's told him that the 'cerebral hemorrhage' that killed the post-Yalta despondent FDR was a self inflicted gunshot wound.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: F15 Gork 3/18/2020 7:24:53 AM (No. 349674)
Democrats don’t care who they put in the WH - that person will just be a sock puppet anyway....
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Reply 8 - Posted by: privateer 3/18/2020 7:55:35 AM (No. 349696)
In the picture, FDR looks---to use my Mom's expression---like 'death warmed over', but is still clutching a cigarette. The perfect metaphor for a democrat: a moribund addict, too selfish to give up his throne. Kind of like Nasty Nancy or the PIAPS. And 6 might have an explanation for Joe's brain work...he's a lousy shot.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: spacer 3/18/2020 8:23:55 AM (No. 349717)
Truman was a lot of things but when everything was on the line he dropped the bombs. My dad was staging in the Philippines for the invasion of Japan. Untold numbers of American lives were saved.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 3/18/2020 8:33:57 AM (No. 349725)
The fact is - - that the Roosevelt and Truman administrations were crawling with communist traitors. It was suspected at the time - - and confirmed decades later when the Soviet files were released. Among other things - - these American communist traitors undermined the pro-western government of Chiang Kai-Shek - - and made it possible for the bloodthirsty Mao regime to take over China. There wouldn't have been murders of tens of millions of innocent Chinese - - and the terror treatment of hundreds of millions more - - if the American communist traitors had been stopped. The HUAC and McCarthy investigations had the right idea - - but they were almost completely ineffective. The American communist traitors were successful - - and we're still paying the price today.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: NorthernDog 3/18/2020 8:38:28 AM (No. 349730)
At least he was lucid enough to drop Henry Wallace as VP in 1944. And he practiced 'Social Distancing' from Eleanor on a daily basis.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Strike3 3/18/2020 8:42:01 AM (No. 349736)
Anybody who has to justify a President being of full mental capacity is just stupid. Joe should be nowhere near a position of power over anybody.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Jebediah 3/18/2020 9:32:01 AM (No. 349795)
I suspect that 90% of the Democrats who will vote in the Presidential election and pull the lever for Biden assume that someone else (VP or more likely an unknown cabal) will pull the strings of government. Very frightening in a Democratic Republic because it means the vote, if Biden wins, is not really relevant . And if you don't think the Dems will vote for Biden, look at Kim Foxx getting re-elected for the D.A.'s Democratic candidate.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: HotRod 3/18/2020 10:00:38 AM (No. 349840)
The democrats are desperate to get SOMEONE elected! They really don't care who, but Biden is the most likely alternative they have. It's pretty sad when a political party can't field a few decent candidates. I mean decent as regards the welfare of America. Socialism/communism would be OK with the party, if they thought Bernie had a chance. Otherwise, hating President Trump is not a platform that enough people would vote for.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: chance_232 3/18/2020 10:13:07 AM (No. 349857)
Roosevelt had the advantage of there not being a 24/7 news cycle, the internet, video recorders everywhere and a real opposition party. Even so, he probably would have been re-elected regardless. You dont change out the CIC when your winning the war.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Highlander 3/18/2020 10:16:35 AM (No. 349864)
It was a lot easier to lie 75 years ago since all there was for information was the newspapers, radio, and Movietone News in the theaters. It was easier for government to control what the public sees and hear. Now, we have the Internet. Only Chinese-style clampdown will put us back in the dark.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bighambone 3/18/2020 10:21:44 AM (No. 349871)
Plagiarizing what President Trump is doing, has already done, and will do relative to the ongoing corona virus pandemic and then publicly declaring that to be “his plan” in an attempt to gain political advantage shows that Biden believes that the American people are stupid, and illustrates that he is approaching a personal senility situation, and has declining cognitive abilities.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Arby 3/18/2020 10:34:57 AM (No. 349894)
"Doddering" may be a polite description of Biden's current state. It's not so much that the dims' establishment is hiding this. They love it. They hope to see Biden win, collapse, and hand off the reins of power to the first female president, whose only necessary qualifications will be anatomical. If she's an idiot they'll control her. Either way, they'll bask in the sunny uplands of their profound virtuousness. If you don't think they have planned this out you need to return to nursery school and then grow up.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: 49 Ford 3/18/2020 12:49:47 PM (No. 350019)
Truman served in active combat as the leader of an artillery battery in WW I. Later he did what was necessary to bring about the surrender of Japan in WW II and carried the burden of that decision for the rest of his life without self-pity or complaint. Seems like a real patriot to me.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 3/18/2020 1:58:48 PM (No. 350090)
Excellent historic point, FDR was steamrolled at Yalta. And it cost millions of people their freedom for a generation or two. Joe is hopelessly "past it". That should be obvious to everyone.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 3/18/2020 2:01:58 PM (No. 350094)
#9, my father was to get on his aircraft carrier in San Diego in a couple of days and his fighter squadron was headed to Japanese waters, and when the bombs were dropped. They froze things for a week, and then they departed to Saipan while the details were all worked out. I might not be here without the bombs.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Fasteddie 3/18/2020 2:49:49 PM (No. 350140)
I don't think any American president could have kept the Soviets from controlling, post-war, the countries that had been occupied by the Red Army. Unless he was prepared to unleash George Patton and tell him to go East and not stop until he occupied Moscow. Which could never have happened - remember, at the time there was still the minor matter of defeating Japan (the A-bomb hadn't even been tested yet.)
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Proud Texan 3/18/2020 4:07:05 PM (No. 350182)
IMHO Joe Biden will not be the only placeholder. I think the Vice-President for Democrats would also be a placeholder. They would be used to fool foolish people (Democrats) into voting them in. Then they would be used one after the other to sign executive papers placed in front of them. After Biden balked at signing something, the VP would take over temporarily and their real choice for president would be put into the Vice presidency, kind of like Ford was after Nixon resigned. As soon as the elected VP turned President failed to follow orders, that is when we would get the president the elites wanted and they would have shown us just how useless our votes are!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Hoosier 3/18/2020 5:30:56 PM (No. 350264)
#9 - My father was in the same boat. Maybe even literally.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: 49 Ford 3/18/2020 6:01:52 PM (No. 350298)
Well said, # 22. Liberals embrace many myths, we all know that. But some conservatives cling to what are IMO two myths of their own: - that FDR had options in eastern Europe which - whether through illness or sympathy with communists - he failed to press for - that nominating Barry Goldwater in '64 was a good idea which bore fruit years later Deploy the flame throwers if you wish.
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