Maybe Yours…Not Mine!
It appears for now the ex-VP is the leader and would be the nominee if the selection was today….I emphasize “For Now”!
He is being crowned lately on the evening news shows……..
This is the candidate that the media and the corporate world wants to be the person to take on Trump……just a Clinton-esque candidate and that was a loser in 2016 and they want to try yet again?
I mean he is so afraid of his fellow Dems that he did not show for the California meeting of the Dem Party……
Joe Biden’s glaring absence from the California Democratic Party convention has thrown a national spotlight on his eagerness to detour around the party’s progressive base. While dodging an overt clash for now, Biden is on a collision course with grassroots Democrats across the country who are learning more about his actual record and don’t like it.
Inside the statewide convention in San Francisco over the weekend, I spoke with hundreds of delegates about Biden while leafletting with information on his record. I was struck by the frequent intensity of distrust and even animosity; within seconds, after glancing at his name and photo at the top of the flyer, many delegates launched into some form of denunciation.
I often heard delegates bring up shameful milestones in Biden’s political history—especially his opposition to busing for school desegregation, treatment of Anita Hill in the Clarence Thomas hearings, leading role in passage of the 1994 crime bill, career-long services to corporate elites, and powerful support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Former vice president Joe Biden’s campaign for president confirmed Wednesday that the Delaware Democrat still supports the controversial, anti-choice Hyde Amendment, a revelation that generated intense criticism from rights groups.
Biden’s support of the policy, 43 years after it was first signed into law, is a sign that the former vice president is out of step with his party.
“This puts him at odds with his own party’s platform at this point,” New York Magazine writer Rebecca Traister tweeted, adding that Biden’s position puts him “also at odds with a morally coherent position.”
As soon as this came to light…Biden immediately changed his mind…….Joe Biden is no longer out of step with his Democratic rivals on the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for most abortions. Biden—whose campaign said as recently as Wednesday that he still supports the measure—announced Thursday that he now wants to end the amendment that he defended for decades, CNN reports. At a Democratic National Committee event in Atlanta Thursday night, Biden said he has had a change of heart because of the “extreme laws” Republicans in states like Georgia have brought in to limit women’s access to abortions. “If I believe health care is a right, as I do, I can no longer support an amendment that makes that right dependent on someone’s ZIP code,” he said.
How nice. Was this an epiphany or just a campaign change for the election. (Strike One)
Uncle Joe is on an apology tour since the Hyde thing……(Strike Two)
And then Biden released his plan for climate change…..and it sounds familiar……
Almost immediately after releasing a climate plan Tuesday that green groups slammed as woefully inadequate in part due to its embrace of industry-backed proposals such as “carbon capture,” presumptive 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden faced accusations of plagiarizing language from a number of sources, including a coalition consisting of major fossil fuel companies.
Josh Nelson, vice president of the progressive organization CREDO Mobile, was the first to highlight possible instances of plagiarism in Biden’s plan, noting on Twitter that the section “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”—two organizations backed by major fossil fuel companies and labor unions.
Joe! Deja vu….all over again? (Strike Three)
You Are Out! (in my book)
All this just illustrates what I have been saying since his name was thrown out there as a candidate…..he is a corporate stoolie!