Simply put, Joe Biden confabulates. Psychiatric definition of the term:
to replace the gaps left by a disorder of the memory with imaginary remembered experiences consistently believed to be true.Learn more about the fascinating phenomenon of confabulation at Wikipedia. Clearly, confabulation is often connected to wishful thinking and is not a deliberate lie in the strict sense of the word.
I empathize with Joe Biden's brain situation because Mr. AOW went through a period of confabulation for several months following his stroke. In fact, because of the confabulation, Mr. AOW's neurologist didn't pronounce my husband compos mentis until some eighteen months post-stroke. Furthermore, Mr. AOW does still confabulate, but now he recognizes his error as wishful thinking. Still, the words pop out from time to time.
One of the confabulations from Joe Biden involves the following (hat tip to Bloviating Zeppelin):
Starting at time marker 1:05, see another example of confabulation from Joe Biden (hat tip to The Pagan Temple):
You'll note in the video that Biden's handlers whisked him away before he could insert his foot further into his mouth.
Remember that Biden actually believes what he is saying.
In fact, Biden can't stop himself from uttering such inanities even if he knows the facts are contrary to his statements.
I have to wonder if Obama's advisers told him to choose Confabulating Joe for Vice President because Confabulating Joe inevitably fills in gaps with what he wants to believe and is, therefore, a consistent sycophant.
On a political and budgetary level, Bloviating Zeppelin points out the following about the loan to Fisker:
And the price? A "$529 million dollar federal government loan guarantee." HALF a BILLION dollars. Sound familiar? Solyndra, anyone?I have reliable information from good sources who are Republicans, from people who personally know Joe Biden, that he is "a nice guy." I have no doubt of that. I'm sure that he is a wonderful guest at the dinner table and sparkles in that kind of venue.
That's called "the true cost of green jobs," where infrastructure is lacking, when regulations are overbearing, where unions for unskilled laborers rule all, why taxes are confiscatory.
And, bottom line, that's called "The Fleecing of the American Taxpayer."
Realistically, should Confabulating Joe Biden be a heartbeat away from the Presidency?