Poor ol’ dinosaur Joe Biden. Aside from socialist/communist Bernie Sanders, Biden is the oldest fossil in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. That is, when he announces his intention to run and that’s just a matter of time.
The trouble is, this is 2019, not 1988 when he first ran for president. The Democratic Party is very different now and Joe is not part of the change. He has bitten off more than he can chew surrounded by youthful socialists trying to outdo each other with the most outrageous campaign promises.
Joe Biden Speaks His Mind
CNN and the Washington Post have unearthed videos of him when he was:
1. Against integration, denouncing it as racist.
2. Had no sympathy for criminals.
Those two comments could very well sink ol’ Joe before he ever gets out of the starting blocks. Biden has openly admitted he is prone to startling gaffes (really?), but that excuse won’t help the man most of the party looks at as a museum relic.
More gaffes than you can shake a stick at will surface from his over thirty years in the Senate and eight years as vice president. One of many is an interview he did in the 1970’s where he said, “Who the hell do we think we are, that the only way a black man or woman can learn is if they rub shoulders with my white child?”
Anyone who thinks that’s too far back to be relevant is not in touch with the Democratic Party of today. If you said something politically incorrect at age five, they will unearth it.
If the above racist comment isn’t enough for you to nix ol’ Joe, try this: “We’ve lost our bearings since the 1954 Brown vs. School Board desegregation case. To ‘desegregate’ is different than to ‘integrate.’ I am philosophically opposed to quota systems. They insure mediocrity.”
Can one visualize a Kamala Harris or Cory Booker passing on those flaming quotes? That’s not enough you say? How about this gem: “What it says is, ‘In order for your child with curly black hair, brown eyes, and dark skin to be able to learn anything, he needs to sit next to my blond-haired, blue-eyed son.’ That’s racist!”
He wasn’t through hanging himself. When asked in an interview about reparations for eight generations removed slaves, he said, “I don’t feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather. I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own generation. And I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.”
The Democratic Party now seeks new ways to free non-violent offenders from prison terms. But insensitive Joe was quoted as saying, “I don’t care why someone is a malefactor in society, I don’t care why someone is anti-social, I don’t care why they became a sociopath.”
Joe Biden admitted in 2018 that he is a “gaffe machine.” He just can’t help himself – its in his DNA. Even the left-sided newspapers have said over past decades that Joe just isn’t very smart at all. They brought up the fact that he was never a good school student. They even called him “dumb.” If he runs, we’ll see just how far left the Democrat Party has moved now.
You may or may not agree with the quotes from ol’ Joe above, but they are going to come back to haunt him when he declares his candidacy. In the world of the “new” Democratic Party, not only are the younger candidates going to bury Joe, but an enthusiastic media including CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and Washington Post will throw their share of dirt on the grave.