|47th Vice President of the United States|
From: January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
|Former U.S. Senator from Delaware|
From: January 3, 1973 – January 15, 2009
Joe Biden (born November 20, 1942, see: Biden's age) was the Vice President of the United States and served as President Barack Obama's token segregationist. On April 25, 2019, Biden announced his candidacy against President Trump in 2020 and was the immediate Democratic party frontrunner. He's known as "Architect of Mass Incarceration." Prior to being Obama's pick for vice president, Biden never garnered 2% of Democratic primary voters in any of his presidential bids. Biden promises to cure cancer, AIDS and climate change while giving out free drugs and tuition.
Biden obstructed justice when he got a prosecutor fired who was investigating his son. Biden publicly admitted that he threatened Ukrainian leaders to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aide unless a prosecutor looking into kickbacks his son, Hunter Biden, was receiving from a Ukrainian oil and gas company. Biden's campaign collapsed in September 2019 when it became known that he is currently under investigation by Ukrainian prosecutors for misusing his power as U.S. Vice President to interfere in a money-laundering investigation of his son, Hunter Biden. Biden's family has a reputation for corruption.
In the 1970s, twenty years after Brown vs. Board of Education, Biden embraced the "separate but equal" doctrine. Biden told NPR that segregation was "a matter of black pride." Biden amassed a coalition of liberals and George Wallace supporters to oppose racial integration, and considered a Constitutional Amendment to outlaw court-ordered school desegregation. Biden wrote an Amendment that gutted portions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Biden authored the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. His New Jim Crow bill incarcerated 2.5 million Black males, one-tenth of the Black male population, destroying lives and families. The bill included the notoriously racist hundred-to-one sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine, and added more than forty federal death penalty crimes. Biden boasted “we do everything but hang people for jaywalking.”
Biden's racist, sexist, and bigotted handling of Anita Hill left him widely ostracized until Obama rehabilitated him as his vice presidential pick., He ha earned the nicknames of "Gropin' Joe" for his scandalous groping of women and even little girls, and QuidProQuo Joe for obstructing justice by firing a prosecutor and a Billion dollar payoff as a bribe. Multiple women have described and complained about his bizarre, unwanted touching of them and even sniffing their hair. His penchant for unwanted groping of women and young girls was ignored by party loyalists who made him the Democrat frontrunner. The Washington Post reported that Biden likes to get nude in front of female Secret Service Agents when his wife isn't around. The female agents were afraid to report the incidents because, as Vice President, Biden couldn't be disciplined under civil service system rules and the women would be simply reassigned elsewhere - effectively demoted - a gross violation of women's equal rights and abuse of power inequities. Anita Hill found her private conversation with Biden shortly before entering the 2020 presidential race "deeply unsatisfying."
Biden has embraced every wrong foreign policy view in existence since the 1980s, including supporting the Kremlin directed "nuclear freeze" movement, opposing the First Gulf War, supporting the 2003 Iraq War, and opposing the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. On immigration, Biden claimed in 2014 that illegal immigrants were "already American citizens." He strongly supports the homosexual agenda, and he has flip-flopped on numerous issues including abortion. Biden has also made numerous false statements.
Biden is the first Roman Catholic Vice President and is popularly known as a gaffe machine. As Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Biden was a strong supporter of President George W. Bush and helped shepherd the Iraq War resolution through Congress. Biden voted for the repeal of the Glass Steagall Act which led to the financial Crash of 2008.
- 1 2020 Presidential campaign
- 1.1 Biden-Ukraine collusion scandal
- 1.2 Eric Ciaramella
- 1.3 Biden's age and voters
- 1.4 Racism
- 1.5 Sexual harassment
- 1.6 Marijuana
- 1.7 2nd Amendment
- 1.8 Atlantic Council
- 1.9 Plagiarism, again
- 1.10 Taxes
- 1.11 Fundraising
- 1.12 Debates
- 1.13 Joe Biden and his controversies related to the military
- 2 2009–2017: Vice presidency
- 3 Past campaigns
- 4 1973-2009 U.S. Senate
- 5 Early life
- 6 Embarrassing or silly remarks
- 7 In popular culture
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
2020 Presidential campaign
- See also: Joseph Biden 2020 presidential campaign, United States presidential election, 2020, and Biden-Ukraine scandal
Early polls in August 2015 showed Biden's favorability ratings beating both Sec. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. When The New York Times began investigating the Biden-Ukraine scandal, Biden dropped out of the race in October 2015. The New York Times reported details of the scandal in December 2015.
A CNN focus group of registered Democrats in March 2019 roundly rejected 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 frightened 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 business 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. 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 campaign collapsed in September 2019 when it became known that he is currently under investigation by Ukrainian prosecutors for misusing his power as U.S. Vice President to interfere in a money-laundering investigation of his son, Hunter Biden.
Biden stated he opposed moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem despite previously claiming to support such an action.
Biden-Ukraine collusion scandal
- See also: Biden-Ukraine scandal
As Vice President, Biden oversaw the disbursement of $1 billion allocated by the U.S. to the new government of Ukraine. In 2014, Biden's son Hunter Biden, was appointed to the board of directors of Burisma Holdings, the largest oil and gas company in Ukraine. Hunter Biden was hired by Mykola Zlochevsky, who served as Ukraine's ecology minister in the previous administration. Hunter Biden was paid $166,000 per month. The money was split with the nephew of Whitey Bulger.
Zlochevsky came under investigation by the new administration for alleged embezzlement of $5 Billion while ecology minister. The prosecutor traced payments made to Hunter Biden. Vice President Biden threatened the new Ukrainian administration to withhold $1 Billion in U.S. allocated funds unless the prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden was fired.</font>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.
Deep State informant Eric Ciaramella was assigned to the Obama White House by Russia collusion hoax mastermind John Brennan..He was detailed to the staff of National Security Council Susan Rice and Vice President Joe Biden. Ciaramella worked on Ukrainian issues for Biden in 2015 and 2016 during the time Biden was the "point man" handing out U.S. taxpayer cash to Ukraine.
Ciaramella worked with Democratic National Committee operative Alexandra Chalupa to dig up dirt on the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. Ciarmella invited Chalupa into the Obama White House for meetings. Chalupa a key figure behind manufacturing the Russia collusion hoax and in the Ukrainian collusion scandal with the Atlantic Council and Crowdstrike. Ciaramella set the Trump impeachment inquiry in motion.
In May 2017, Ciaramella was instrumental in helping generate the “Putin fired Comey” narrative. A Ciaramella email the day after Comey's firing ended up in the media, which is reported to have allegedly called Comey “crazy, a real nut job.” Ciaramella is said to have argued that “President Putin suggested that President Trump fire Comey.” In the days after Comey’s firing, this presidential action was used to further political and media calls for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate supposed ‘Russia collusion.’ Ciaramella was dismissed from the Trump White House in June 2917 and accused of illegal leaks and working against the interests of the United States government. Ciaramella returned to the CIA.
In August 2019 The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), Michael Atkinson, referred to Ciaramella as one who has
- “some indicia of an arguable political bias … in favor of a rival political candidate"
Biden's age and voters
See also: Biden's age and Joe Biden's eye filling with blood during a town hall 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.
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.
SuperpradatorsIn a 1993 Senate floor speech, Biden warned of "predators on our streets" who were "beyond the pale" and said they must be cordoned off from the rest of society because the justice system did not know how to rehabilitate them. Biden described a
"cadre of young people, tens of thousands of them, born out of wedlock, without parents, without supervision, without any structure, without any conscience developing because they literally ... because they literally have not been socialized, they literally have not had an opportunity."Biden went on in the same breath,
"It doesn't matter whether or not the person that is accosting your son or daughter or my son or daughter, my wife, your husband, my mother, your parents, it doesn't matter whether or not they were deprived as a youth. It doesn't matter whether or not they had no background that enabled them to become socialized into the fabric of society. It doesn't matter whether or not they're the victims of society. The end result is they're about to knock my mother on the head with a lead pipe, shoot my sister, beat up my wife, take on my sons."Biden said, that he didn't care "why someone is a malefactor in society" and that criminals needed to be "away from my mother, your husband, our families." Biden added "we should focus on them now" because "if we don't, they will, or a portion of them, will become the predators 15 years from now."
Biden's 1993 "predator" remarks are similar to comments then made by first lady Hillary Clinton where she warned of "Superpredators" who had "no conscience, no empathy" and who need to be brought "to heel."
Biden Crime Bill
- Main article: The New Jim Crow
Biden was a staunch opponent of school desegregation in the 1970s and leading crusader for mass incarceration in the 1980s and 1990s. Biden described African American felons in the aftermath of the Central Park 5 jogger case as 'predators' too sociopathic to rehabilitate, and white supremacist senators as his friends.President George H.W. Bush asked for a record increase in funding to fight the War on Drugs, Biden told a TV interviewer
"In a nutshell, the President's plan does not include enough police officers to catch the violent thugs, enough prosecutors to convict them, enough judges to sentence them or enough prison cells to put them away for a long time."Ted Kennedy, and Strom Thurmond worked on proposals that raised maximum penalties, removed a directive requiring the US Sentencing Commission to take into account prison capacity, and created the cabinet-level “drug czar” position. In 1984, they passed the Comprehensive Crime Control Act, which, among other things, abolished parole, imposed a less generous cap on “good time” sentence reductions, and allowed the Sentencing Commission to issue more punitive guidelines.
Biden bragged on the Senate floor that it was under his and Thurmond's leadership that Congress passed a law sending anyone caught with a rock of cocaine the size of a quarter to jail for a minimum of five years - the notoriously racist hundred-to-one sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine. In the same speech Biden took credit for civil asset forfeiture and seizure laws, and demanded to know why Papa Bush hadn't sentenced more drug dealers to life in prison or exercise the death penalty once Congress had given him that power.
Biden's version of a new crime bill added more than forty crimes that would be eligible for the death penalty. Biden boasted “we do everything but hang people for jaywalking.” The NAACP and other groups lobbied against the bill. Although the 1991 crime bill was defeated by Republicans, the 1994 Biden/Clinton crime bill was passed.
By 2001, the United States had the highest rate of incarceration in the world. Human Rights Watch reported that in seven states, African Americans constituted 80 to 90 percent of all drug offenders even though they were no more likely than whites to use or sell illegal drugs. Prison admissions for drug offenses reached a level in 2000 for African Americans more than 26 times the level they had been under Ronald Reagan. Biden's "social planning" had proven effective.In May 2019 journalist and historian Shaun King observed,
I’ve heard a very dangerous lie being told about how the systems of mass incarceration were built in this nation. I didn’t expect to have to respond this way because I didn’t expect Joe Biden to lie about the 1994 Crime Bill. He wrote it. He fought for it. And the results were devastating. Every single expert on this topic agrees.The Leftist Jacobin magazine summed up Biden's record:
This week Joe Biden took the stance that not only is he not sorry for the Crime Bill, but that it didn’t even increase mass incarceration. And it’s shameful because either he’s willfully lying, which is horrible, or he’s just plain ignorant about the true impact of the bill, which is also horrible. Either way, I have a major problem with it because these laws are still in effect and they are doing damage in our communities every single day, 24 hours a day.
"It’s not as if Biden didn’t know what he was doing.... He just didn’t care. Biden had made a calculated decision that the elections he would win were worth the damage he inflicted....
But even if Biden has subsequently learned the error of his ways, the rank cynicism and callousness involved in his two-decade-long championing of carceral policies should be more than enough to give anyone pause about his qualities as a leader, let alone a progressive one."
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 now advocates for a man sentenced to prison to choose to be incarcerated in a women's prison.
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.
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.
- See also: Military industrial complex
In 2011 Biden delivered the keynote address at the Atlantic Council’s distinguished leadership awards. He did so again in 2014 at its “Toward A Europe Whole and Free” conference, which was dedicated to expanding NATO’s influence and countering “Russian aggression.” Speakers like Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former U.S. national security adviser, sniped at Barack Obama for an insufficiently bellicose posture toward Russia, while former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright fretted over polls showing low public support for U.S. interventionism overseas. Biden emphasized the need to power Europe with non-Russian sources of natural gas. This provided a prime opportunity to Ukrainian suppliers like Burisma and U.S. energy titans. Many of these energy companies, from Chevron to Noble Energy, also happen to be top donors to the Atlantic Council.
After the Maidan Revolt, Foreign Policy magazine wrote, “No one in the U.S. government has wielded more influence over Ukraine than Vice President Joe Biden." The Atlantic Council described Biden as “the point person on Ukraine in the Obama administration.” “Ukraine was the top, or one of the top three, foreign policy issues we were concentrating on,” said Michael Carpenter, Biden’s foreign policy adviser. “[Biden] was front and center.”
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.
Joe Biden has faced a couple of controversies related the military. Below is some information related to those controversies.
2009–2017: Vice presidency
As he assumed office, Biden's responsibilities as vice president were not made clear. He had no specific portfolio of responsibilities. He alarmed the nation on April 30, 2009, by going on network television to warn Americans to stay out of confined spaces such as subways and airplanes, lest they catch Swine Flu. Health officials rejected his scare tactics and the White House immediately repudiated them.
Under President Obama the budget deficit reached over $1 trillion for the first time in history. When asked over the fate of the United States' going into bankruptcy, Biden stated at an AARP meeting, "Now, people when I say that look at me and say, "What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’" Biden said. "The answer is yes, that's what I’m telling you."
Biden eventually was placed in charge of promoting the Obama administration's Recovery Summer in 2010, an attempt to highlight the Democratic Congress's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or "economic stimulus program. During Recovery Summer, the workforce shrank, unemployment swelled, and economic growth slowed to less than 2%. More Americans fell victim to Democrat economic policy and by the 2010 Midterm election sweep no less than 27,000,000 people were unemployed or underemployed.
Seal Team 6
In killing Osama bin Laden, Obama transformed the War on Terror from a preventative war against terrorism to a war of vengeance and retribution to enhance Obama's re-election prospects.
The families of Navy Seal Team 6 blame Vice President Biden for revealing the identity of the Navy Seal Team that killed Osama bin Laden. Seal Team 6 is a covert action force, and all its members are sworn to secrecy to never reveal the actions they participate in. The government likewise is bound to protect their identities. In boasting of the killing, Biden named Seal Team 6 by name as the unit that found bin Laden.
On August 6, 2011, the Taliban ambushed a Chinook helicopter carrying 30 U.S. service members — including 15 SEAL Team 6 members — in Afghanistan. Everyone on board was killed. In a show of multiculturalism, the Obama administration insisted a Muslim cleric be present when the bodies were recovered.
Families of the slain SEAL members held a news conference at the National Press Club demanding an investigation into why their sons had been identified, despite specific assurances by the Obama administration their identities would be protected. To add insult, the families complained about the Muslim cleric that the Obama administration required to preside in a ceremony over their remains, damned their souls to hell as infidels in an Islamic prayer proclaiming victory.
Cronyism and influence peddling
Five months into the Obama administration in June 2009 Biden's son, Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz, stepson of Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair John Kerry formed Rosemount Seneca. The firm partnered with the Thornton Group run by Devon Archer, and the Bank of China, to form Bohai Harvest RST (BHR) in China. Devon Archer is the nephew of Whitey Bulger, head of the Boston Irish mafia who enjoyed federal protection under FBI director Robert Mueller as an informant. Bulger was convicted of 19 murders that occurred while under Mueller's protection; some have linked the Bulger klan to as many as 52 murders while Mueller ran the Boston FBI field office. The Bank of China is owned by the Chinese government and closely connected with the Chinese military and intelligence services. Biden, Heinz, and Archer transferred and sold "duel use" technology to the Chinese military which was used to create the Chinese drone program and replicate the Chinese version of the F-15 fighter. Unsurprisingly, Joe Biden disregards the assessment of U.S. intelligence agencies and doesn't regard China as a strategic threat.
In April 2014, Hunter Biden joined the Board of Directors of Burisma, a Ukrainian oil and gas company despite having no experience in the oil and gas industry. The status of an independent Ukraine became the focus of much fake news reporting during the 2016 election and the Trump-Russia collusion hoax.
Joseph Biden is a supporter of the Trans Pacific Partnership TPP.
According to the metadata, on June 15, 2016, three days after Julian Assange announced WikiLeaks was about to publish “emails related to Hillary Clinton,” the first Guccifer 2.0 document was created by Warren Flood on the East coast at 13:38 EDT, and was modified thirty minutes later by Феликс Эдмундович, or Felix Edmunovich, the Russian patronymic of Felix Edmunovich Dzerzhinsky, founder of the KGB - a blatantly amateurish attempt to create Russian fingerprints.
A document that Warren Flood authored in 2008, and was attached to one of John Podesta's leaked emails, was used by Guccifer 2.0 as a template into which he then copied the contents of the DNC's Trump Opposition Research document. It was copied from this file: https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/fileid/26562/7365 which is also attached to this leaked email. It is Flood's document that the "CONFIDENTIAL" text in the background derives from.Guccifer 2.0 was a 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign false flag operation set up to discredit the DNC revelations at Wikileaks. Adam Carter writes,
"one particular group would have been particularly desperate precisely at that time, for the emergence of a narrative about Russian hackers to discredit proper leaks / justify claims that all leaks are 'probably doctored' and they will have very likely known [Warren] Flood too. That group is the Clinton Campaign.National Security Advisor Susan Rice sent an email to herself about a secret Oval Office meeting where the Clinton-Steele dossier was discussed. The email was written and sent to herself 15 minutes after Donald Trump was sworn in on January 20, 2017:
As of June 12th,  they were in a position where Julian Assange had just announced WikiLeaks' upcoming release of Hillary's emails, she was still under FBI investigation, and Trump was attacking Hillary for her use of a private server with his supporters frequently chanting "lock her up!" at rallies.
The campaign was in a desperate position and really needed something similar to a Russian hacker narrative and one where they would be fortunate to have a seemingly clumsy hacker that leaves lots of 'fingerprints' tainting files and bringing the reputation of leaks into question... Sure enough, 2-3 days later, Guccifer2.0 - the world's weirdest hacker - was spawned and started telling lies in an effort to attribute himself to the malware discoveries, etc."
"On January 5, following a briefing by IC leadership on Russian hacking during the 2016 Presidential election, President Obama had a brief follow-on conversation with FBI Director Jim Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates in the Oval Office. Vice President Biden and I were also present.
President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities "by the book". The President stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book.
From a national security perspective, however, President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.
The President asked Comey to inform him if anything changes in the next few weeks that should affect how we share classified information with the incoming team. Comey said he would."
The following day DNI James Clapper released a public version of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian election interference, a joint John Brennan, Clapper and Comey document consisting of recycled reports on RT with two pages of sexual innuendo from the Clinton opposition research Steele dossier. NSA Dir. Adm. Mike Rogers dissented from the conclusions and did not attend the days' prior Oval Office meeting.
The Washington Post was assured by Comey, Brennan and Clapper that "the sources involved in the [Clinton-Steele dossier's] reporting were credible enough to warrant inclusion in the highly classified [presidential] report.” Brennan however, in public Congressional testimony months later, said the dossier and its sources were not credible enough to incorporate in the joint Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian election interference. Brennan swore the Clinton-Steele dossier did not “in any way” factor into the CIA's assessment that Russia interfered in the election to help Trump.
Clapper leaked the substance of the Clinton-Steele dossier to Jake Tapper of CNN before Comey briefed President-elect Trump, providing the "news hook" in Comey's words, that CNN was looking for to publicize the dossier's unverified contents after Trump was briefed. This was the beginning of the bogus pee-memo rumor designed to smear President-elect Trump, with Obama, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Biden, Rice and Sally Yates colluding together. And the purpose was to hoax the FISA court into granting an extension of surveillance beyond Trump's swearing in. It is also a prime example of "circular journalism" and fake news collusion between mainstream media and Democrat operatives.
Biden claims that if he had been president rather than Barack Obama in 2015 and 2016, the Russians would not have interfered in the 2016 election.
Liberal Biden, notorious for his long-winded speeches and his foot-in-mouth moments, as illustrated by his declaration that "we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt." A favorite of the liberal media, Biden avoids the mockery that greeted a less gaffe-prone predecessor, Dan Quayle.
Biden considered running as a Presidential candidate for the 2004 elections, but then decided against it, saying that it would be "now too much of a long shot.". He was later mentioned as a possible running mate for Democratic Senator John Kerry, but he instead urged Kerry to chose Senator John McCain.
He won few votes when running for president in 2008; he dropped out after placing fifth in Iowa in January, 2008. Biden became Barack Obama's vice-presidential running mate. His campaign stressed his Irish Catholic roots in appeals to working class Democrats, who had deserted Obama in the primaries but returned in the fall.
1988 Presidential campaign
Joe Biden announced his candidacy for President in 1987. He ran on his experience, saying in an campaign advertisement "The White House isn't the place to learn how to deal with international crisis, the balance of power, war and peace, and the economic future of the next generation."  His campaign was short-lived due to controversies. While campaigning in New Hampshire in 1987, a civilian asked about his grades in college, to which Biden yelled, "I think I have a much higher I.Q. than you do." He went on to say that he "went to law school on a full academic scholarship - the only one in my class to have a full academic scholarship" adding that he "ended up in the top half" of his class (Biden graduated 76th in a class of 85) and "graduated with three degrees from college."
Biden explained his comments "I did not graduate in the top half of my class at law school and my recollection of this was inaccurate...I graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in history and political science. My reference to degrees at the Claremont event was intended to refer to these majors - I said 'three' and should have said 'two'." 
Later in the campaign he was found to have plagiarized a speech from British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock. The plagiarism was considered all the more serious, because it included details of Kinnock's life which were not true in Biden's case. Biden dropped out of the race in December 1987, and did not participate in the 1988 Democratic caucuses and primaries.
2008 Presidential campaign
- Main article: 2008 Presidential election
Biden declared his candidacy for President on January 31, 2007 but withdrew in January 2008 after coming 5th in the Iowa Caucus, receiving only 1% of the vote. He ran on his foreign policy experience and credentials in the Senate. Biden voted for the Operation Iraqi Freedom - the War in Iraq. On November 15, 2007, during the CNN presidential debate, he said
|“||This is not about experience. It's not about change. It's about action. Who among us is going to be able to, on Day 1, step in and end the war?.||”|
In a presidential debate, when asked, “Would you call for tariffs to protect American consumers from unsafe products from China? Are you willing to go there?” Biden answered, “I’m not. No, I’m not willing to go there."
During an ABC Democratic presidential debate, Biden was asked about the statement he made regarding Barack Obama. Biden said:
|“||I think he can be ready but right now, I don’t believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training. I think that I stand by the statement.||”|
2008 Vice presidential campaignBarack Obama, in that he would add foreign policy experience to the ticket. When asked in June over the speculation, Biden stated, "I'd make a great president. I'd make a great Secretary of State. I'd make a great vice president."  On August 19, Biden was asked by reporters of his VP status, to which he replied "Hey guys, I'm not the guy. See ya."  It was Joe Biden's son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who issued an arrest warrant on fabricated charges to attempt to discredit Larry Sinclair's National Press Club news conference where he alleged a gay affair with Obama and claimed he was using cocaine at the time. Biden was nominated by Obama choice for vice president a week later.
In August 2005 Biden paradoxically and nonsensically said, "John McCain is a personal friend, a great friend, and I would be honored to run with or against John McCain, because I think the country would be better off."
- "Let me introduce to you, the next president — the next vice president of the United States of America, Joe Biden."
Biden took the stage and endorsed Obama, saying,
- "In this election year the choice is clear, one man stands ready to deliver change we desperately need, a man I'm proud to call my friend, a man who will be the next President of the United States, Barack America."
Obama hoped Biden would help the ticket in multiple ways:
- Biden has extensive foreign policy experience in the United States Senate and as such could have helped to bolster Obama's comparative lack of experience in this area.
- Biden is Catholic, and Obama was weak with that key voting bloc; however, the Catholic Church may have taken offense at Biden's pro-abortion positions (see below).
- Biden was born in Pennsylvania, a must-win state for Obama where he was thought to be weak;
- Biden's son is going to Iraq, which may have helped to rehabilitate Obama's image as anti-military; however, Biden himself never served.
- Biden has said: "I am a long-standing supporter of Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to choose." But Biden's own bishop, Bishop Michael Saltarelli of Wilmington, Del., has ... denounced the notion that politicians can 'personally oppose' abortion, but refuse to pass laws protecting the unborn. He made clear that pro-abortion Catholic politicians should refrain from receiving the Eucharist:
- "The promotion of abortion by any Catholic is a grave and serious matter. Objectively, according to the constant teaching of the Scriptures and the Church, it would be more spiritually beneficial for such a person to refrain from receiving the Body and Blood of Christ. I ask Catholics in this position to have the integrity to respect the Eucharist, Catholic teaching and the Catholic faithful."
In September of the campaign Biden asked Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham, who has paralysis, to "Stand up, Chuck, let 'em see you. Oh, God love you. What am I talking about? I tell you what, you're making everybody else stand up, though, pal. I tell you what, stand up for Chuck." 
Biden's Republican opponent for the Vice Presidency was Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. They participated in their first and only Vice Presidential debate on October 2 in St. Louis, Missouri. Biden was elected the 47th Vice President of the United States on November 4, 2008.
2012 Vice presidential campaign
Biden got a pass from fellow liberals in the media despite acting like a rude clown during his vice presidential debate with Paul Ryan in October 2012. Biden repeatedly interrupted Ryan and engaged in other offensive behavior, and even complained about not getting more time despite talking more than Ryan did. At one point Biden even nonsensically interjected, "so now you're Jack Kennedy?" in interrupting a valid point being made by Ryan.
1973-2009 U.S. SenateCale Boggs. In 1973, he hence became the fifth-youngest U.S. Senator in U.S. history. He was later reelected six times.
Biden, as a senator from Delaware from 1973-2009, served on the Senate Judiciary Committee and subsequently the Committee on Foreign Relations, alternating as chair or ranking member on both committees. Biden in 2007 was ranked as the third most liberal Senator by the non-partisan National Journal.
Biden has close ties with lobbyists, receiving $5,133,072 in contributions from lawyers and lobbyists since 2003. Biden requested 116 congressional earmarks in 2008 alone, resulting in $342 million in taxpayer money.
During a late night marathon debate over President George W. Bush's tax cut bill, 98-year-old Sen. Strom Thurmond began ailing. Biden told the New York Daily News "I saw Strom sitting in his seat, he looked awful. I said, 'Strom, you should go home'. He's an old buddy."
Biden was for the Iraq War before he was against it.
On the abortion issue, Biden is pro-abortion and opposed President George W. Bush's two nominees to the U.S. Supreme court. On Roe v. Wade he said, "I strongly support Roe v. Wade....That’s why I led the fight to defeat [Robert] Bork. Thank God he is not in the Court or Roe v. Wade would be gone by now." He received a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America in 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006, but not in other years because of his opposition to partial-birth abortion and public funding for abortions.
He is a strong opponent of 2nd-amendment rights, earning an F by the National Rifle Association. Biden has also voted to give Social Security benefits and citizenship to illegal aliens. On energy, he opposes increased domestic oil production, saying proponents of offshore drilling want to "rape" the Outer Continental Shelf.
Biden was a long-time member of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, which he chaired from 1987 until 1995 and served as ranking minority member from 1981 until 1987 and again from 1995 until 1997. He almost never supported a supreme court nominee who was not in his party and presided over two of the more contentious U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings ever, Robert Bork in 1987 and the racially motivated hearings for Clarence Thomas in 1991.
Sen. Arlen Specter, who jumped to the Democrats in 2009, wrote in his memoirs that Biden admitted to him that Biden believed Anita Hill was lying.
Biden crime billBiden Crime Bill of 1994, also known as the Superpredator Act, came in response to the Central Park jogger case and trial of the Central Park Five. On its twentieth anniversary the Brenna Center observed,
It expanded the death penalty, creating 60 new death penalty offenses under 41 federal capital statutes. It eliminated education funding for incarcerated students, effectively gutting prison education programs. Despite a wealth of research showing education increases post-release employment, reduces recidivism, and improves outcomes for the formerly incarcerated and their families, this change has not been reversed. And the bill created a wave of change toward harsher state sentencing policy. That change was driven by funding incentives: the bill’s $9.7 billion in federal funding for prison construction went only to states that adopted truth-in-sentencing (TIS) laws, which lead to defendants serving far longer prison terms. Within 5 years, 29 states had TIS laws on the books, 24 more than when the bill was signed. New York State received over $216 million by passing such laws. By 2000 the state had added over 12,000 prison beds and incarcerated 28 percent more people than a decade before.
War on sovereignty
- Main article: War on sovereignty
In 1992, Joe Biden penned a piece for the Wall Street Journal entitled, “How I Learned to Love the New World Order,” in which he extolled “collective security” through the United Nations and called for a “permanent commitment of forces for use by the Security Council.”
On July 14, 1993, a little over a year after writing the Journal op-ed cited above, Senator Biden introduced Senate Joint Resolution 112 urging the new president, Bill Clinton, to initiate discussions to establish a standing United Nations army. Under his proposal, United States bases and facilities would be made available to train UN forces, and the president would not “be deemed to require the authorization of Congress” to make American troops, facilities, or other assistance “available to the Security Council on its call.”
He also called for the creation of a “new world order” at the Export Import Bank conference in Washington on April 5, 2013. “The affirmative task we have now is to actually create a new world order,” he exclaimed.
As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Biden voted against aid to the government of South Vietnam leading to its collapse in 1975.
He voted against the Persian Gulf War in 1991.
Biden voted for the Iraq War in 2002. In a 2005 interview with Meet the Press, Biden advocated a troop surge saying, "I’ve been calling for more troops [in Iraq] for over two years, along with John McCain and others subsequent to my saying that." On July 23, 2007, Biden said, "there's not a single military man in this audience, who will tell this Senator he can get those troops out in six months if the order goes today, let's start telling the truth." He advocated Iraqi federalism based on national and religious differences for Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis.
Biden was born at Scranton State General Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania and grew up in New Castle County, Delaware, in a middle-class family. His father was a white-collar businessman who did well but had fallen on hard times when Biden was a youth. Biden attended Archmere Academy, a private Catholic college-preparatory high school in the Wilmington, Delaware area, graduating in 1961. Biden took a summer job to help his family pay for his schooling. Biden received 5 Vietnam war draft deferments. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1965, and from the Syracuse University College of Law in 1968 near the bottom of his class. After finishing law school Biden worked in the Wilmington, Del. public defenders office where he claims to have represented a member of the Black Panthers; no evidence has ever been produced to support Biden's claim he ever represented a member of the Black Panthers.
Biden is a serial plagiarizer. He was accused of, and ultimately admitted to plagiarism while a student at Syracuse Law School. He submitted a paper in which he plagiarized from a law review article. After receiving a grade of F, he was permitted to retake the course.
In 1966, while still in law school, Biden married Neilia Hunter. They had three children together: Joseph R. "Beau" Dien, III, Robert Hunter, and Naomi. Shortly after his election to the Senate in 1972, his wife and infant daughter were killed in a car accident, and his two sons were seriously injured. He eventually remarried to Dr. Jill Biden (née Jacobs), an educator in Delaware's schools. She currently is an instructor teaching at Delaware Technical Community College. Together, the couple added a daughter, Ashley Biden, to the family.
Biden was elected to the U.S Senate from Delaware in 1972. Delaware was a slave state. It did not join the Confederacy partially because President Abraham Lincoln suborned the Maryland state legislature and would not permit it to leave the union. Delaware, separated from the south by Maryland, could not secede on its own. Delaware voters in fact rejected Lincoln's plan to compensate for emancipation of its slaves, paid for by the federal government. Delawares Democrat and racist traditions were still very strong when Biden was elected.,
Joe Biden, his struggles with grief and his unresolved emotional wounds
See also: Joe Biden and grief
Politico in an article entited How Grief Became Joe Biden’s ‘Superpower’ indicates:
|“||There is no person in American politics today whose life has been so shaped by loss and grief. The long arc of Biden’s career is all but bracketed by tragedy. In 1972, his wife and baby daughter were killed in a car accident; in 2015, one of his two sons who had survived the crash died of a rare strain of brain cancer. These wretched tentpoles are not only tragedies the 76-year-old Biden has had to endure. They influenced major decisions he made about his political career—first, his priorities in the Senate; later, his decision to opt out of the presidential election of 2016. And they defined him as a person as well, according to longtime friends, former aides and veteran politicos in his home state of Delaware.||”|
The Washington Post states concerning Biden: "In a candid 2012 speech to military families and friends who had lost a loved one in action, Biden spoke about the anger, crisis of faith and wounds that don't really ever heal."
The Associated Press indicates concerning Biden:
|“|| After the accident, Biden had no interest in the Senate anymore. No ambition for anything, really. His world view shrank to taking care of his boys.
“For the first time in my life, I understood how someone could consciously decide to commit suicide,” he would later reveal.
Biden didn’t just have to deal with grief. He had the added burden of processing it in public. 
Embarrassing or silly remarks
- Biden earned the nickname Butthead Biden in 1989 when he began having hair follicle transplants from his buttocks to his scalp to relieve pressure on his vanity.
- When Representative Gabrielle Giffords returned to Congress after a long hiatus (which was the result of her being shot in the head), Biden (who had a brain surgery in the past) remarked to her that "Now we're both members of the Cracked Head Club".
- When he met Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, Biden said "God rest her soul" in reference to Cowen's mother. However, it was Cowen's father that died, not his mother.
- At one 2005 political event he said, "The next Republican that tells me I'm not religious, I'm going to shove my rosary down their throat." 
- In March 2007, Biden was criticizing President George W. Bush for vetoing a bill that would set a timeline for troops to be removed from Iraq, saying that Congress should "shove it down his throat."
- In February 2019, Biden criticized U.S. President Donald Trump in Germany, breaking a longstanding tradition of not criticizing the current commander-in-chief in foreign countries.
Quotations about guns
- During a February 2013 interview, Biden said that if there was a “problem” that his wife should “walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house.”  Doing so is of course, illegal, and would leave his wife holding an empty shotgun while dealing with the “problem”.
- In another February 2013 interview, Biden said "[if] you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door." Coincidently, a man from Virginia Beach had done just that a few days before, and was arrested.
Remarks about race or ethnicity
- In July 2006, while speaking to a group of Indian-Americans in Delaware, Biden stated, "You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking." His comment was caught on C-SPAN.
- In August 2006, Biden was on Fox News Sunday and bragged about his state being a former slave state. "You don't know my state. My state was a slave state. My state is a border state. My state is the eighth largest black population in the country. My state is anything from a northeast liberal state." 
- Talking about his fellow Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama he said in January 2007, "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, ... I mean, that's a storybook, man." 
- Joe Biden once told voters that his helicopter was "forced down" on "the superhighway of terror" by Afghan extremists. When actually, snow forced the helicopter pilot to land and wait out a storm.
- In the Oct. 2008 VP debate, Biden made numerous misstatements, on topics ranging from the Constitution to the Mideast.
- He said he was second in line to be President when he was first and Nancy Pelosi was second at the time.
- During the 2008 presidential campaign, Biden said that "When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'look, here's what happened.'" In actuality television wasn't in use for another twenty years and the president during the 1929 stock market crash was Herbert Hoover, not Franklin Roosevelt.
- In another erroneous remark made during the presidential campaign, Biden referred to Sarah Palin as lieutenant Governor of Alaska, when in fact she the state's Governor at the time.
- Biden made yet another deceptive claim during the 2008 presidential campaign in which he asserted that "This guy is brain-dead," referring to then-President George W. Bush . This absurd claim was completely unfounded and demonstrably false.
- During the 2008 presidential elections Joe Biden gave a speech in Springfield, Illinois in which he introduced the Democratic nominee for president as "Barack America".
- Biden remarked about the 2010 Midterm “I was amazed at the amount of money, this $200 billion of money that is — where there’s no accountability.” Clearly he meant $200 million says the New York Times. Though just a moment later. “So it really — I’ve never seen this before, so the only caveat I’d put in terms of the House is how much impact this $200 billion are going to mean.”
- During the 2005 confirmation hearings for Justice John Roberts, Biden asked Roberts, "Can a microscopic tag be planted in someones body to track his every move, you will rule on that." 
- He said "Its easy being Vice President." Then a lawmaker said "It's like being the grandpa and not the parent," to which he responded "Yeah, that's it!"
- After ObamaCare was signed into law, Biden was caught swearing on camera while expressing his joy.
- Biden was caught swearing again while speaking to a former Senate colleague.
In popular culture
- The Audacity of Grope
- https://joebiden.info/ A collection of cringworthy moments from Biden's career
- Oliver Stone documentary Ukraine on Fire trailer.
- his birth name was Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.
- Biden is considered the Konstantin Chernenko of the modern Left.
- Alic, Haris (August 14, 2019). Eight Things to Know About the Biden Family’s Culture of Corruption. Breitbart News. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
- The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America, Naomi Murakawa, Oxford University Press, Jul 10, 2014, p. 141.
- Binder, John (April 25, 2019). Flashback–Joe Biden in 2014: Illegal Aliens are ‘Already American Citizens’. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
- Harvey, Linda (May 29, 2019). Joe Biden is no ‘moderate Democrat.’ He’s an LGBT extremist. LifeSiteNews. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
- Pollak, Joel B. (June 6, 2019). Joe Biden’s ‘Flip-Flop-Flip’ on Federal Funding for Abortion Is Latest Reversal. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
- Goodman, Alana (August 19, 2019). Six times Biden described major events in his life that never happened. Washington Examiner. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
- Multiple references:
- Scarry, Eddie (April 25, 2019). Joe Biden is running on the media's Charlottesville lie about Trump. Washington Examiner. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
- Spiering, Charlie (April 25, 2019). Joe Biden Kicks Off 2020 Campaign by Spreading Charlottesville ‘Fine People’ Hoax. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
- Shaw, C. Mitchell (April 26, 2019). Biden Attacks Thomas Jefferson, Donald Trump, Using Lies to Announce Candidacy. The New American. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
- Shaw, C. Mitchell (May 1, 2019). FBI Report Shows Biden's "Courageous Americans" in Antifa Planned an "Armed Rebellion" at U.S. Border. The New American. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
- Shaw, C. Mitchell (May 1, 2019). Biden Promises to Unify America, Sows Seeds of Division. The New American. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
- Larsen, Emily (May 13, 2019). Biden downplays China again after bowing to pressure last time. Washington Examiner. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
- Tapscott, Mark (May 16, 2019). Warner’s Tough China Stance Points to Biden’s Weakness. The Epoch Times. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
- Caplan, Joshua (June 4, 2019). Joe Biden Scoffs at Competition with ‘Asia’: ‘What Are We Worried About?’ Breitbart News. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
- Pollak, Joel B. (May 28, 2019). Pollak: Joe Biden’s Fifty Years of Flip-Flops. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
- Rambaran, Vivian (November 7, 2019). Biden's opposition to moving Israel embassy in direct conflict with past statements. Fox News. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
- 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
- The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America, Naomi Murakawa.
- Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote, Michelle Alexander, The Nation, February 10, 2016
- What are we going to do about Creepy Uncle Joe Biden?, WaPo
- Joe Biden: ‘We Have to Go Spend Money to Keep From Going Bankrupt’, Cybercast News Service
- Say “Hi” To Guccifer 2.0, Adam Carter, Disobedient Media, February 24, 2018.
- In Russian, the middle name is taken from the father, and the last name from the grandfather. Use of a patronymic expresses deep affection and emotion (Vladimir Ilyich or Joseph Vissarionovich, for example) and is generally reserved for family members or close friends.
- Grassley to Rice, February 8, 2018. Original.
- The notorious "pee-pee memo."
- Why Biden's plagiarism shouldn't be forgotten. - Slate Magazine - Aug. 25, 2008
- Who is in, who is out 2004, CNN
- McCain urged to join Kerry ticket, MSNBC
- Biden's Foreign Policy Background Carries Growing Cachet, Wall Street Journal
- Biden Admits Errors and Criticizes Latest Report, The New York Times
- Biden, Dodd Bow Out of Presidential Race After Poor Showings in Iowa, Fox News
- McCain Launches TV Ad Using Biden’s Words Against Obama, Fox News, August 23, 2008
- The Hill's Blog Briefing Room: Biden: I'd Make a Great President, Secretary of State, Vice President
- Biden on Obama's VP Pick: 'I'm Not The Guy' ABC News, August 19, 2008
- 'Just Words' That Joe Biden Would Like To Forget, National Review Online
- Hillary Clinton defeated Obama by a wide margin in the Pennsylvania primary; in August polls show Obama leading McCain by an average of only 5.8% in Pennsylvania RealClearPolitics Pennsylvania Tracking
- Choice of Biden Re-Opens Catholic Wound, Reuters
- Joe Biden to Man in Wheechair: "Stand Up, Chuck. Let 'Em See Ya!", Rush Limbaugh
- Biden's Senate Vote Record, National Journal
- Statesman known for slips of his tongue, Politico
- Biden, Obama helped keep 'Bridge to Nowhere' alive, CNN
- Where Do the Candidates Stand on Abortion?, National Right to Life Committee
- Clarence Thomas High-Tech Lynching
- Joe Biden Timeline
- Joe Biden Biography
- Joe Biden's Mythical Blue-Collar Roots, Real Clear Politics
- Archmere Academy  Tuition for 2008-2009 is $18,450.
- Biden Was Accused of Plagiarism in Law School, The New York Times
- Biden Admits Plagiarism in School But Says It Was Not 'Malevolent', By E. J. DIONNE JR., SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, Published: September 18, 1987
- Delaware Technical Community College - College Catalog
- Biden's son a registered lobbyist since 2001, USA Today
- How Grief Became Joe Biden’s ‘Superpower’
- Joe Biden’s heartfelt speech on grief, Washington Post
- Biden’s prism of loss: A public man, shaped by private grief, Associated Press
- Does Joe Biden Have Butt Hair on His Head?, By Jessica Pressler, The Intelligencer, Aug. 25, 2008.
- Biden jokes Giffords is in 'Cracked Head Club' , USA Today
- Joe Biden loses the gift of the gab on St Patrick's Day - The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph
- Does Biden Have a Catholic Problem?, Time Magazine
- Biden on Iraq Bill: 'Shove It Down His Throat', Newsmax
- Gehrke, Joel (February 16, 2019). Biden tells Europeans in Munich that America is 'an embarrassment'. Washington Examiner. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
- Biden Shotgun Advice Draws Quizzical Response, The New York Times
- Biden Advises Shooting Shotgun Through Door, U.S. News & World Report
- Biden explains Indian-American remarks, MSNBC
- Biden's description of Obama draws scrutiny, CNN
- Fact Check: Biden's Chopper Was 'Forced Down' by Snowflakes, Fox News
- Did Biden Get It Wrong? You Betcha, Fox News
- Bozo the VP botches line of succession, Michelle Malkin
- Behind The Scenes With Joe Biden, CBSNews
- Biden's Palin Demotion, Time Magazine
- Irresponsible claim (and wrong medical diagnosis), PolitiFact
- Barack America and President Biden? Ooops..., Christian Science Monitor
- $200 Billion in Ads, Mr. Biden? That’s Real Money, The New York Times, October 22, 2010
- Biden - "It's Easy Being Vice President", Fox News
- US health care: Joe Biden swears after Barack Obama signs historic reforms, Daily Telegraph
- Joe Biden swearing in senators makes great TV, Fox News
- Biden On the Issues
- Voting Record, Washington Post
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Presidential Race Site
- Todos Con Biden