Is Joe Biden running as a moderate or as a progressive? The answer seems to be both.
To be fair, it’s unlikely that Joe Biden knows what he is anymore.
Biden seems to be an empty suit that the Democrats are filling with whatever they think will work to defeat President Trump.
Bernie was the one with the progressive agenda that appeals to the far-left, but when he ran for the Democratic nomination twice, the bright lights in the party decided that he wouldn’t have broad enough appeal. The 2016 primary was rigged against him, and there was collusion amongst moderates–and Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren–to push Biden to the top of the heap.
The party was happy–they had a moderate who could appeal to disgruntled Republicans and middle-of-the-road independents.
That’s music to the ears of Bill Kristol, John Kasich, and the Lincoln Project grifters…
…who want to push Republicans to vote for Democrats.
What we have is a Frankenstein’s monster of a candidate that is trying to appeal to both moderates and progressives simultaneously. And it’s an uneasy alliance. AOC already bashed Kasich for “fighting against women’s rights” ahead of the convention. (It’s probably because he got 4 times the amount of time for his speech than she did.)
The first night of the Democratic nominating convention featured primetime addresses from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who led the progressive challenge to Biden during the primaries, and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), who ran for president against Trump in the GOP primaries in 2016…
…By featuring the biggest name in progressive politics and the most vocal Never Trump Republican on the opening night of the convention, the Biden campaign is betting it can win over two sets of voters with no shared policy goals except for a desire to see Trump voted out of office.
Source: The Hill
Easely is absolutely right.
Kasich’s message was that Joe is a moderate who will be a steady hand at the wheel. He’s a unifier, you see–a moderate. Even though Joe’s media-dubbed “moderate” running mate, Kamala Harris, has a Senate voting record that is actually to the left of Bernie Sanders, Biden is going to be that same, middle-of-the-road guy.
Here’s the former Republican Governor of Ohio, John Kasich’s speech for the Democratic National Convention:
KASICH: I’m sure there are Republicans and independents who couldn’t imagine crossing over to support a Democrat. They fear Joe may turn sharp left and leave them behind. I don’t believe that, because I know the measure of the man, he’s reasonable, faithful, respectful, and you know no one pushes Joe around. Joe Biden is a man for our times, times that call for all of us to take off our partisan hats and put our nation first for ourselves, and of course for our children. When America chooses the right path and pulls together like we’ve done so many times before, yeah, we can dream big dreams and we can see the top of the mountain as a United States of America with a soul that is a beacon of freedom to the entire world.
Transcript by Rev (Emphasis added)
But then, Bernie said the complete opposite. He crowed that the progressive movement had shoved Biden left and was continuing to do so. Biden is including AOC, gun-grabber Beto, and other far-leftists as part of his team.
Although Sanders said that he would “work with progressives, with moderates, and yes, with conservatives” that didn’t seem to extend past defeating President Trump.
Watch Bernie’s appeal for voters to cast their ballots for Biden:
SANDERS: Let me take this opportunity to say a word to the millions of people who supported my campaign this year and in 2016. My friends, thank you for your trust, your support, and the love you showed Jane, me, and our family. Together, we have moved this country in a bold new direction, showing that all of us, black and white, Latino, native American, Asian American, gay and straight, native born and immigrant yearn for a nation based on the principles of justice, love, and compassion. Our campaign ended several months ago, but our movement continues and is getting stronger every day. Many of the ideas we fought for that just a few years ago were considered radical are now mainstream.
Transcript by Rev (Emphasis added)
So…who is Joe, really?
The answer is–whoever the Media(D) says that he is.
Donald Trump isn’t running against Joe Biden in 2020–he’s running against the “tolerant” leftwing Democratic-Media complex that wants to silence opposing views through censorship, public shaming, and, if necessary, violence.
Our cities are burning and the Media is still calling them “peaceful” protests.