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    Joe Biden: Puffery vs. Reality


    Biden’s huge task is to hide his phoniness.

    Biden has a media image that exudes down-to-earth caring and advocacy for regular folks. But his actual record is a very different story.

    During the 1970s, in his first Senate term, Biden spouted
    white backlash rhetoric, used tropes pandering to racism and teamed up with arch segregationists against measures like busing for school integration.

    He went on to be a fount of
    racially charged appeals and “predators on our streets” oratory on the Senate floor as he led the successful effort to pass the now-notorious 1994 crime bill.

    In 1991, as chair of the Judiciary Committee, Biden
    prevented key witnesses from testifying to corroborate Anita Hill’s accusations of sexual harassment during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court.

    In 2002, as chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, Biden was the Senate’s
    most crucial supporter of the Iraq invasion.

    Biden continued his assist for strengthening oligarchy as a
    powerful champion of legalizing corporate plunder on a mind-boggling scale.

    Biden is the most reliable alternative for corporate America.

    He has what Sanders completely lacks —
    vast experience as an elected official

    serving the interests of credit-card companies, big banks, insurance firms and other parts of the financial services industry.

    His alignment with corporate interests has been comprehensive.

    It was a fulcrum of his entire political career when, in 1993, Sen. Biden voted yes while most Democrats in Congress voted against NAFTA.

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/04/25/joe-biden-puffery-vs-reality/

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    He's going to be out of the race very quickly once his track record gets more exposed.

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    He'll be the frontrunner for a long time if not permanently.

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    Only one that can defeat Trump

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    Only one that can defeat Trump
    I agree - don't think US is ready for Bernie's policies (yet).

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    I'm pretty sure Biden is the Dem establishment's preferred center-right neoliberal, pro-Capital / anti-Labor candidate.

    I expect they will put their put their thumb on the scale, surrep iously, as they did with Bernie 2016.

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    Joe Biden’s long record supporting the war on drugs and mass incarceration, explained

    Biden was a major Democratic leader in spearheading America’s war on drugs during the 1980s and ’90s.

    he spent years leading the charge on policies escalating mass incarceration and the war on drugs — policies that much of the Democratic Party now strongly opposes.

    at sharp odds with where Democrats are today: He has one of the most punitive, “tough on crime” records on criminal justice issues within the 2020 field —

    more so than even opponents
    Kamala Harris or Amy Klobuchar, both of whom have already been criticized for their records.

    This was a
    problem for Hillary Clinton in 2016, when she had to answer for the criminal justice policies of her husband as Black Lives Matter and criminal justice reformers took center stage in the Democratic primaries.

    he’s actually done really deeply disturbing, dangerous reforms that have made the criminal justice system more lethal and just bigger.”

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/25/18282870/joe-biden-criminal-justice-war-on-drugs-mass-incarceration



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    CNN Looks Back on Failed Biden Bids in Brutal Overview: ‘He’s Never Really Relevant’


    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnn-look...ally-relevant/

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    boutons hates him at least which is a good sign

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    Joe Biden’s long record supporting the war on drugs and mass incarceration, explained

    Biden was a major Democratic leader in spearheading America’s war on drugs during the 1980s and ’90s.

    he spent years leading the charge on policies escalating mass incarceration and the war on drugs — policies that much of the Democratic Party now strongly opposes.

    at sharp odds with where Democrats are today: He has one of the most punitive, “tough on crime” records on criminal justice issues within the 2020 field —

    more so than even opponents
    Kamala Harris or Amy Klobuchar, both of whom have already been criticized for their records.

    This was a
    problem for Hillary Clinton in 2016, when she had to answer for the criminal justice policies of her husband as Black Lives Matter and criminal justice reformers took center stage in the Democratic primaries.

    he’s actually done really deeply disturbing, dangerous reforms that have made the criminal justice system more lethal and just bigger.”

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/25/18282870/joe-biden-criminal-justice-war-on-drugs-mass-incarceration


    Siding with criminals. Yikes.

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    Democrat circular firing squad with Biden in the middle. So self defeatist.

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    He’s just not a good candidate, period. No new ideas, nothing he particularly stands for, lots of skeletons in the closet, etc.

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    dont matter

    Orange ape goes down.

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    dont matter

    Orange ape goes down.
    LOL, he's going to win, sadly. The Democrats will trip over their own again. This might be another election I abstain from unless a decent conservative rises up to challenge and steal the nomination...Democrats are a mess currently and most party goers are depending on Trump's ery to get their chosen one in moreso than what the chosen one stands for beyond "It's ing Donald Trump for Christ's sake.".

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    dont matter

    Orange ape goes down.
    Bernie could be the Nader, again.

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    That clip of dirty old Joe tweeking that 10 year olds nip is unbelievable


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    But he did launch his campaign with the "very fine people on both sides" lie

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    Only one that can defeat Trump
    I agree - don't think US is ready for Bernie's policies (yet).
    Democrat circular firing squad with Biden in the middle. So self defeatist.
    Shocker, the conservatives in this thread think liberals should embrace the most centrist candidate in the primary who aligns closest with their views.

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    Shocker, the conservatives in this thread think liberals should embrace the most centrist candidate in the primary who aligns closest with their views.
    Yes. Definitely don't let him win the primary. Thx

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    The black vote was already going to be tough for him with his track record

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    The black vote was already going to be tough for him with his track record
    I watched his campaign ad and his eyes looked black as coals.

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    Well she worked for Bernie and now Joe.

    She's doing a terrible job of not backing white leaders tbh.

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