Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign
A CNN focus group of registered Democrats in March 2019 roundly rejected Joe Biden as a serious contender. Biden's age and being out of touch seemed to be major factors. Biden launched his campaign anyway on April 25, 2019, by promoting the anti-Trump Charlottesville hoax and praising violent Antifa members. The mother of Heather Heyer, who was killed by a lone nutcase in a melee between protesters, condemned Biden for exploiting her daughter's death for political gain. Biden's promises his first act as president would be to defeat Donald Trump. While claiming to want to unite the country, Biden did the exact opposite in his statements. President Trump noted the rigged insider support again, this time for Biden over Bernie Sanders.While Biden largely is running on Obama's legacy, even Obama is frightend at the prospect of a Biden candidacy, and withheld his support. Obama machine aides told reporters that Biden is "too old, too out of touch." Former Obama Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that Biden had
been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.Within the first three weeks of his campaign, Biden twice denied assessments by the U.S. intelligence community of the threat posed by China to the U.S. Biden's son, Hunter Biden, has extensive ties with the Chinese military.
After the Democrat's First Debate Biden suffered an across the board decline in his support. He lost ground with white Democrats (from 32% to 18%) and voters of color (from 33% to 19%), among voters without a college degree (from 35% to 18%) and college graduates (from 28% to 20%), with both men (from 38% to 24%) and women (from 29% to 16%), and among voters under 50 years old (from 21% to 6%) as well as voters aged 50 and over (from 42% to 33%). Most of Biden’s lost support in these groups shifted almost equally toward Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
Progressives claim at the age of 76, Biden "needs to grow" to overcome his racism and bigoted treatment of women. Anita Hill remarked that her private conversation with Joe Biden shortly before Biden entered the race was "deeply unsatisfying." Biden hired Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign press secretary, CNN political analyst Symone Sanders, as a senior adviser to play the race card. Symone Sanders donated money to Pete Buttigieg a month before taking the job with Biden. Symone Sanders is famous for her "we don't need white people" remark on CNN.Biden is known for flip-flopping his political positions. Commentator David Harsanyi remarked,
at his present political trajectory, Biden may end up promising to perform late-term abortions on transgendered Guatemalan migrants with his bare hands by the time the debate rolls around.
As a serial groper Biden promised a "hands on" approach to governing. With a reputation as a street fighter, Biden was KO'd in the first round of debates by a girl in a performance unworthy of even Dan Quayle. Reeling from the knock out blow, Biden warned his competitors that, after eight years in the Obama administration, he had the 'dirt' on all of them. Michelle Obama refused to defend Biden's stance on segregation. His poll numbers crashed after being outed as a racist.
Biden's age and voters
Joe Biden is turning 77 in November 2019. He will be nearly 78 years old on Election Day 2020. Biden hasn’t disclosed his medical history since 2008, when physicians found he had an irregular heartbeat. Biden has long been plagued by health issues. and appears to be medicated. See also: Biden's age and Joe Biden's eye filling with blood during a town hall.
Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight wrote about Biden's age:
|“||A lot of rank-and-file voters do have concerns about Biden’s age. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll] in February found that 62 percent of voters had reservations about voting for someone aged 75 or older. Other polls have also shown advanced age to be a concern among Democrats, Republicans and independents alike.||”|
Biden says he met with survivors of the Stoneman Douglas Parkland shooing while he was vice president; the Stoneman Douglas shooting occurred more than one year after Biden left off. Whatever the concerns, Biden would likely be a one term president.
- See also: Biden-Ukraine scandal
Biden referred to Trump's Attorney General William Barr as "a heck of an honorable guy." Ukraine prosecutors would like to present evidence to Attorney General William Barr regarding Biden's interference and threats in a corruption probe involving his son.
Biden bragged to have caused the firing of a Ukraine prosecutor who was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into a natural gas firm that employed Biden's younger son, Hunter Biden, as a board member. In December 2015 The New York Times reported on Joe Biden, His Son and the Case Against a Ukrainian Oligarch. The story focused on Hunter Biden, Burisma Holdings, and its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, who was Ukraine's ecology minister under former President Victor Yanukovych.U.S. banking records show Hunter Biden's firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Joe Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine. Biden threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending Ukraine toward insolvency, if it didn't immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin who was investigating his son, Hunter. Biden recounted,
"'You’re not getting the billion'. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money'...Well, [SOB], he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time."
Yuriy Lutsenko, who replaced Shokin as the prosecutor looking into Burisma, said the evidence in the Burisma case he'd like to present to William Barr, particularly the vice president's intervention.
Between April 2014 and October 2015, more than $3 million was paid out by Burisma to an account linked to Biden's and Devon Archer's Rosemont Seneca firm, according to the financial records placed in a federal court file in Manhattan in another case against Archer. The bank records show that, on most months when Burisma money flowed, two wire transfers of $83,333.33 each were sent to the Rosemont Seneca–connected account on the same day. The same Rosemont Seneca–linked account typically then paid Hunter Biden one or more payments ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 each. Ukrainian prosecutors reviewed internal company documents and wanted to interview Hunter Biden and Archer about why they had received such payments, but couldn't because of Joe Biden's intervention.
Creepy Uncle Joe
See also: Creepy Uncle Joe
According to the Washington Post, female Secret Service agents did not want to work with Biden. Whenever Biden's wife was not home, Biden striped naked. The female Secret Service agents where afraid to report incidents to their superiors in fear for their jobs. In the days just prior to his announcement to run, no less than 8 women of the MeToo movement complained of Biden's inappropriate grabbing and touching. Even Biden's wife, Jill, has been visibly seen creeped-out by Biden's awkward attempts at public displays of affection. Biden responded by admitting America has become more conservative and then mocked critics and victims in a speech before firefighters. Biden told The View he needs to be more "cognizant" about groping women and children. Even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez remained unconvinced of Biden's alleged flip on his touchy-feelly approach to women in politics.
Upon his announcement Biden immediately secured the endorsement of prominent sleaze lawyer and former Democratic hopeful Michael Avenatti. Avenatti shares many of Biden's core precepts, including his racist agenda remarking that the Democratic nominee "had better be a white male." Avenatti, a chief critic of President Trump, dropped out of the race after being arrested for felonious assault and battery on a woman and extortion. An unrepentant racist, Biden says immigrants should have to speak English.
Campaign staffers physically block reporters when asking Biden questions, then photographing anyone who objects.
Biden's mental faculties have been called into question: he confused UK prime minister Theresa May with Margaret Thatcher. According to mental health experts, Biden's slurring of words and phrases and verbal inarticulateness marks a decline in mental abilities.
Segregationslave power at a time some far leftists were pushing for slave reparations. In 1972 Biden argued that segregation was good for Blacks and was what they wanted.
“I think the concept of busing … that we are going to integrate people so that they all have the same access and they learn to grow up with one another and all the rest, is a rejection of the whole movement of black pride, a rejection of the entire black awareness concept, where black is beautiful, black culture should be studied; and the cultural awareness of the importance of their own identity, their own individuality.”Biden led a coalition of segregationists that was opposed by Republican Sen. Edward Brooke, the first African American senator elected since Democrats forced the end of Reconstruction after the Civil War. National Public Radio's David Ensor asked Biden, "What about a constitutional amendment? Isn’t that what you’re gonna have to end up supporting if you want to stop court ordered busing, too?" Biden responded,
"That would clearly do it. I’m hopeful, and I have — now that I have some sort of new allies in this area, it’s become respectable now for liberals to at least say publicly what they’ve been saying in private, that busing doesn’t work. We are trying to figure out whether or not we can come up with an innovative piece of legislation which would limit the remedy, and I don’t — honestly don’t know whether we can come up with something constitutional. And if we can’t, I will not in an attempt to eliminate busing violate the Constitution. I won’t do that. The only way, if I’m gonna go at it, I’m gonna go at it through a Constitutional Amendment if it can’t be done through a piece of legislation."Ensor reported that Biden proposed renewing segregation because busing wasn't working, and Biden was afraid that older liberal colleagues were blind to how Black separatists felt about their children being bused to white schools.
"There are those of we social planners who think somehow that if we just subrogate man’s individual characteristics and traits by making sure that a presently heterogeneous society becomes a totally homogeneous society, that somehow we’re going to solve our social ills. Quite to the contrary."Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. By 1975, Biden authored an amendment to gut Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Politico writes of the whole sordid affair,
Biden morphed into a leading anti-busing crusader—all the while continuing to insist that he supported the goal of school desegregation, he only opposed busing as the means to achieve that end. This stance, which many of Biden’s liberal and moderate colleagues also held, was clever but disingenuous. It enabled Biden to choose votes over principles, while acting as if he was not doing so....In a seminal moment, the Senate thus turned against desegregation. The Senate had supported the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act and 1968 Fair Housing Act....the Senate remained the last bastion for those who supported strong integration policies. Biden stormed that bastion...Sen. James Abourezk of South Dakota related how Biden reacted when Abrourezek tried to block the amendment:
‘Abourezk, you **********, if I ever vote for another one of your bills, it'll be a cold day in hell.'Republican Sen. Edward Brooke, the first black senator ever to be popularly elected, called Biden's amendment “the greatest symbolic defeat for civil rights since 1964.” Brooke accused Biden of leading an assault on integration.
‘Calm down, Joe,' I told him, ‘You're eventually gonna thank me for doing this.'
‘Like hell I will you dirty *******.'
A few days later, Biden came into the scheduled committee meeting, this time with a broad, friendly grin aimed directly at me.‘Jesus, Abourezk, you were right,' he said. ‘I am gonna thank you. You should see the Delaware newspapers—big front-page headlines saying, ‘Biden Battles Liberals in Washington.' He was unabashedly elated. ‘They love me back home, how did you know this would happen?'
Prof. Ronnie Dunn said opposition to busing was motivated by racism and that without the court-ordered policy Biden probably would not have become vice president in 2009. “What I find ironic is that [Biden] was the vice president under a president who, if it hadn’t been for the social interaction that occurred during the era of busing, I argue we likely would not have seen the election of Barack Obama." Dunn, an Urban Studies professor at Cleveland State University and author of the book Boycotts, Busing, & Beyond, said Biden made the case in favor of maintaining segregation. "That was an argument against desegregation.” Dunn said Biden must address the issue if he runs for president. “People have to be held accountable."Biden's opposition to integration didn't stop there. HuffPo reported:
In 1977, two black men nominated for key Justice Department posts by President Jimmy Carter easily won approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee. After confirmation by the full Senate, Drew Days III became the nation’s first black head of the department’s civil rights division and Wade McCree became the second black solicitor general. Only one member of the committee voted against them. It wasn’t segregationists Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) or James Eastland (D-Miss.). It wasn’t even former Ku Klux Klan member Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.). The lone Judiciary Committee vote against the two men was Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.).
In 1981 Biden said in a Senate hearing, “sometimes even George Wallace is right about some things.” Wallace is famous for saying in 1963, “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”In a farewell address to retiring Democrat segregationist Sen. John Stennis in 1986 Biden said:
"To think that I would be one day on the floor of the United States Senate, being paid such accolades by such a man of character and courage as John Stennis is beyond my wildest dreams. And I mean that sincerely."
When Biden announced his candidacy Politico attempted to poo-poo and explain away Biden and liberal Democrat racism with a back-handed slap at school vouchers for minority students, which liberal elites have strenuously opposed ever since the Biden Amendment passed:
School desegregation, as part of a broader suite of civil rights reforms, was once as a vital component of the Democratic Party platform. Yet since the 1970s, Democrats, in the face of concerted white backlash, have largely accommodated themselves to increasing segregation in public schools across the nation. Party leaders, even the most progressive among them, rarely propose serious solutions to this vexing problem. A sincere critique of Biden’s busing record would require a broader reckoning of the Democratic Party’s—and by extension the nation’s—abandonment of this central goal of the civil rights movement. And it’s hard to see that happening anytime soon.Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey condemned the 2020 Democrat primary frontrunner at the Juneteenth annual commemoration of Republican Abraham Lincoln ending slavery in the United States.
You don’t joke about calling black men 'boys'...frankly, I’m disappointed that he hasn’t issued an immediate apology for the pain his words are dredging up for many Americans. He should.
Mass incarcerationSen. Cory Booker told the the NAACP convention in Detroit in response to another so-called "criminal justice reform" proposal by Biden:
For a guy who helped to be an architect of mass incarceration, this in an inadequate solution to what is a raging crisis in our country.
Biden authored legislation increasing mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana possession. Nearly 20 million people have been arrested and incarcerated for marijuana possession since Biden wrote the bill. Mandatory minimums give the judge no discretion in handing out a sentence. Marijuana arrests outnumber arrests for violent crime. President Trump has taken the lead in sentencing and prison reform. Biden wrote the legislation which established the Office of National Drug Control Policy, also known as the "drug czar."
When a big money donor who favors decriminalization held a fundraiser for Biden in May 2019, Biden "evolved" his 30-plus year stance on marijuana mandatory minimum sentencing which has caused so much hardship and suffering to families, particularly minorities who have been Biden's targets. Biden suddenly showed no concern about exposing children to a gateway drug.
In giving lip service to climate change, Biden has been accused of plagiarizing content from climate activist websites for his own fundraising site. Biden's alleged climate policy appears to be cut and pasted from non-profit websites to solicit donations for his campaign.
Josh Nelson noted, "The paragraph in Joe Biden's climate plan about carbon capture and sequestration includes language that is remarkably similar to items published previously by the Blue Green Alliance and the Carbon Capture Coalition...Biden's goal is to make CCUS a widely available, cost-effective, and rapidly scalable solution to reduce carbon emissions to meet mid-century climate goals," reads the Biden website. The website for the Carbon Capture Coalition states, "[our] goal is to make carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) a widely available, cost-effective, and rapidly scalable solution to reduce carbon emissions to meet mid-century climate goals."
Biden's website also claims that, "carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) is a rapidly growing technology that has the potential to create economic benefits for multiple industries while significantly reducing carbon dioxide emissions." The language mirrors the language of a 2017 letter to the Senate from the Blue Green Alliance: "Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is a rapidly growing technology that has potential to create economic benefits for multiple industries while significantly reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions."
Biden has vowed to raise taxes on the American people.
Biden accepted the maximum contribution allowed from former HBO chief executive officer Chris Albrecht. Albrecht resigned as chief executive officer at HBO ain 2007 after being arrested and charged with assaulting his girlfriend. In 1991 Time Warner Inc. paid a $400,000 settlement to a female worker allegedly assaulted by Albrecht while on the job. The victim reported directly to Albrecht at the time as senior vice president at HBO Independent Productions.
Biden attempted to clarify some of his positions on segregation and race in the pre-primary Third Debate. By the time he finished he had insinuated that black parents didn’t know how to raise their children.
Linsey Davis: Mr. Vice President, I want to talk to you about inequality in schools and race. In a conversation about how to deal with segregation in schools back in 1975, you told a reporter, “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.” You said that some 40 years ago, but as you stand here tonight, what responsibility do you think that Americans need to take to repair the legacy of slavery in our country?
Joe Biden: Well, they have to deal with the … Look, there is institutional segregation in this country. And from the time I got involved, I started dealing with that. Redlining, banks, making sure that we are in a position where—
Look, we talk about education. I propose that what we take is those very poor schools, the Title 1 schools, triple the amount of money we spend from $15 to $45 billion a year. Give every single teacher a raise to the equal of … A raise of getting out of the $60,000 level.
No. 2, make sure that we bring in to the help with the stud—the teachers deal with the problems that come from home. The problems that come from home, we need… We have one school psychologist for every 1,500 kids in America today. It’s crazy. The teachers are required—I’m married to a teacher. My deceased wife is a teacher. They have every problem coming to them.
Make sure that every single child does, in fact, have three, four, and five-year-olds go to school. School! Not day care, school. We bring social workers into homes of parents to help them deal with how to raise their children. It’s not that they don’t want to help. They don’t know what— They don’t know what quite what to do. Play the radio. Make sure the television—excuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night. The phone—make sure the kids hear words. A kid coming from a very poor school—er, a very poor background will hear 4 million words fewer spoken by the time they get there.
Davis: Thank you, Mr. Vice President.Biden: No, I’m going to go like the rest of them do, twice over, OK? Because here’s the deal. The deal is that we’ve got this a little backwards. And by the way, in Venezuela, we should be allowing people to come here from Venezuela. I know Maduro. I’ve confronted Maduro. No. 2, you talk about the need to do something in Latin America. I’m the guy that came up with $740 million to see to it those three countries, in fact, change their system so people don’t have to chance to leave. You’re all acting like we just discovered this yesterday! Thank you very much.
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- Biden's eye fills with blood during CNN climate town hall, Washington Examiner
- Surgeon who operated on Biden: He's better now than before brain surgery, Washington Examiner, 2019
- Biden's eye fills with blood during CNN climate town hall, Washington Examiner
- Voters Care About Biden’s Age — Not About His Gaffes by Nate Silver,FiveThirtyEight
- What are we going to do about Creepy Uncle Joe Biden?, WaPo