Joe Biden. The man has been a career politician most of his life. He was elected to the Senate in 1972 (being the youngest person in America to do so,) and would keep getting re-elected to the Senate for over thirty years before serving as Vice-President in the Obama Administration.
In a 1974 interview with Washingtonian reporter Kitty Kelley, Biden stated he had no illusions on why he was such a hot commodity since he was the youngest Senator in U.S. History at age 29. He went to say that he could be a good Senator, and even a good President, thus revealing his presidential ambitions, something that was echoed by his sister, who even said that he was made to be in the White House.
But then Biden began emphasizing his goals during the interview: power and money. He did so by saying that “there is no other walk of life which can do more good for mankind than politics,” and that “I am worth a lot more than my salary of $42,500 a year in this body.”
Biden even took it a step further by pointing his finger at Kelley and saying “and whether you like it or not, young lady, us cruddy politicians can take away that First Amendment of yours if we want to.” Thus, his definition of politics is power.
He also believes that personality and presentation, not issues, are the key factors in elections.
But during his career in the Senate, Biden has accomplished little if anything. He never came up with any legislation. Instead, his time in the Senate consisted of voting for/or against bills, drawing a salary, and getting re-elected. Thus, for him, it was power, money, and prestige.
It was the same scenario when Biden served as Obama’s Vice-President. There are two notable examples, the first being when he visited a Kopp’s Frozen Custard in Milwaukee in June 2010 while campaigning for Senator Russ Feingold. After asking how much he owed for his custard, the manager told him if he could work to lower taxes, then it would be on the house (something that Biden currently is opposed to considering his advocacy for tax hikes). Biden replied, “why don’t you say something nice instead of being a smartass all the time?”
Obviously, Biden doesn’t like criticism or opposing views.
The second example is when reporter Jason Mattera in October 2011 asked him about some comments he made saying that if Republicans in Congress didn’t pass a jobs bill, then there would be an increase in rapes (ironic considering the sexual allegations that have been made towards Biden). Biden responded by emphasizing on getting the matter straight, even going so far as to say “don’t screw around with me.”
So is that supposed to be a threat?
I was wondering the same thing when Biden said that Americans who don’t get vaccinated will pay the price.
I guess Biden doesn’t think personality matters anymore, or did he forget?
And since he has been in the White House, he hasn’t accomplished anything except weakening America (especially with the debacle in Afghanistan and the immigration crisis) and imposing his will (e.g. his Executive Orders following his inauguration, the proposed vaccination mandate).
Needless to say, he should resign.