Joe Biden
Joe Biden

Whistling past the graveyard. The braintrust of the Democratic party is publicly unfettered about the shocking New York Times poll that has Joe Biden losing five of six battleground states to Donald Trump.

They swat away the NYT poll, saying the election is more than a year away, or that voters haven’t yet focused on the contest.

Those grand pooh-bahs believe all that Team Biden must do is to pitch his accomplishments, and the grateful country will surely come to its senses.

That’s beginning to sound like a broken record. The Bidenomics pitch just isn’t cutting it.

The Times poll clearly spells out why Biden is getting his head handed to him by Trump.

New York Times Poll

More than seven-in-ten (71 percent) of the respondents say Uncle Joe is just too old for the job—including more than half of Democrats (51 percent).

Slated to turn 81 on Nov. 20, Biden already is the oldest American president.

It is obvious to any fair observer that he has slowed down considerably. Does anybody feel Biden could handle the duties of the president at the end of his second term at age 86?

Democratic strategists need to get their heads out of the sand and push for a younger replacement for Biden, who had pitched himself as a “transitional” president when running for office. Live up to your word, Joe.

People are screaming that Biden is too old for the office. The Democratic elite are ignoring their cries at their own peril. A Biden wipeout also would put Democratic control of the Senate and the opportunity to regain the House at risk.

Loyalty to the president may be admirable, but the return of Trump will bring Republican control of Congress, which would doom America’s democracy.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies goes back to its roots. The WPP unit has recast itself as Hill & Knowlton, which was the brand that it used when it concocted the false story about Iraqi soldiers pulling Kuwaiti babies from their incubators to encourage the US to topple Saddam Hussein.

A 15-year-old teenager made that shocking claim to Congress, and it was repeated by high-level officials.

“Kept secret was that fact the witness was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States and her false testimony had more likely been organized by a public relations firm working for the Kuwaiti government,” wrote Zeynep Tufekci, New York Times opinion columnist.

“The shocking fabrication played a key role in the effort to sell the war to the reluctant American public,” noted the Princeton University professor of sociology & public affairs.

The article ran online Oct. 31 and in print today, headlined: “Past Lies About War in the Middle East Are Getting in the Way of the Truth Today.”

George Loves AOC. Embattled New York Republican Congressman George Santos told CNN that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was his inspiration to get into politics.

He said: “I always felt like you needed to be a Kennedy, a Bush, or a Clinton to be in politics. And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is there, and I'm like, look—she's a scrappy girl. She's from where I'm from! I'm like, let's do this. I think she proved that everybody can do this. No matter right or left."

Santos, who faces charges of fraud and identify theft, is slated to go on trial on Sept. 9 next year. Since he may be booted from Congress by then, he will have to admire AOC from afar.