There’s been a lot of chatter in the media these days about how President Joe Biden is old and how he’s going to be 82 by the time he’s inaugurated if reelected and how his hair is really silvery-white and how he’s old, putting him at a clear disadvantage to his 77 year-old opponent former President Donald Trump in November. It’s time for Democrats, in the one chamber that they do control, to flex their legislative muscles and flip the script by passing a resolution declaring Biden is not old.
It’s such a no-brainer, even a politician should be able to figure it out. Have a Biden ally like Chris Coons draw up a resolution reading simply “Expressing the sense of the United States Senate that President Joseph R Biden Jr is not old and media reports suggesting otherwise are false. Resolved, that it is the sense of the United States Senate that President Joseph R Biden Jr is not old and media reports suggesting otherwise are false.” Just those two sentences would do wonders to turn the tide of public perception of an elderly doddering president vulnerable to defeat.
Even better, the entire mainstream media would be forced to collectively reckon with their repeated failures to put the situation in proper context of that, even if Joe Biden maybe misspeaks more often than other prominent politicians, it doesn’t come close to outweighing his steady leadership and impressive record of legislative accomplishments. The opportunity for Senate Democrats to make a bold move and put the media in the position of reacting is right in front of them, right now.
Throw a wrench in the news cycle. Tell them Biden is not old and then dare them to question it.
National Zero will resume our regular coverage now that we’ve given Senate Dems an awesome plan for how to shape perceptions by sheer legislative will, though we confess we kind of plagiarized it.