Get To Know Joe Biden
Think you know this guy? Well, let’s dig into who he is, what he has said, and what he has done for America.
Summary of his actual track record:
- Supported and worked WITH racists and segregationists.
- Co-authored and supported federal legislation that has done harm to the black community.
- Over 40 years in public office to push for cultural reforms, and didn’t.
- Made statements that shows he thinks all minorities need to think and act a certain way to fit his perception of what it is to be a minority (racially prejudice).
- Acts very inappropriate with women and minors, without their consent; even has been accused of sexual harassment and assault.
- Supported sending millions of dollars to Iran, and supported the invasion in Iraq.
- Voted to expand government power and surveillance over U.S. citizens with the Patriot Act.
- Voted to support Big Banks.
- Disrespectful to voters who ask relevant tough questions.
- Flip-flops and back tracks often, rendering is campaign promises unreliable.
Race and Ethnicity
- Willingly worked with and supported racists (segregationists) in the 60s and 70s. He named Senator James Eastland of Mississippi and Senator Herman Talmadge of Georgia. “I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland. He never called me ‘boy,’ he always called me ‘son,'” Biden told donors at a New York fundraiser, CNN reported.
- Biden gave one of the eulogies at the funeral of South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond, who had filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and supported segregation for much of his career.
- Supported the democrats who filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Opposed Busing to desegregate public schools. Biden argued that the policy would undermine black identity. He stated, “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.” An identity HE is trying to push and impose on them.
- Supported an amendment from Senator Jesse Helms that would bar the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) from collecting any data about the race of students or teachers. In addition, HEW could not “require any school . . . to classify teachers or students by race.” Helms said explicitly, “This is an anti-busing amendment.” Biden surprised many supporters by declaring, “I have become convinced that busing is a bankrupt concept” and later calling it “an asinine policy.”
- Biden then introduced his own amendment, which declared that school systems could not use federal funds “to assign teachers or students to schools . . . for reasons of race,” which passed. Ed Brooke, a Massachusetts Republican and the first black senator ever to be popularly elected, called the vote on Biden’s amendment “the greatest symbolic defeat for civil rights since 1964.”
- Believes non-white is synonymous with poverty/dysfunction/uneducated (see full quotes below)
- Joe assumes, if you’re non-white, you’re less educated; while meeting with the Asian and Latino Coalition, he stated: “We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor you cannot do it, poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” The problem is, HE, not WE, had this notion…
- In response to a question on the legacy of slavery, Biden said: “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 want — they don’t know quite what to do.” (see full response below)
- Stated this about Obama: “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,”
- In 2014, in a speech denouncing predatory lenders who focused on military families, Biden denounced “these Shylocks who took advantage of these women and men while overseas.” Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham Foxman responded, “Shylock represents the medieval stereotype about Jews and remains an offensive characterization to this day. The Vice President should have been more careful.” A few days later, Biden called Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew “the wisest man in the Orient.”
- In 2006, Biden commented on the growing population of Indian Americans in Delaware. “You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking,” he told a voter.
Here he brags about working closely with known Congressional racist and segregationist Strom Thurmond to champion bills, before the 1994 Crime Bill, that target communities of color:
- Opposed and voted against the creation of an office to probe sexual harassment claims against Senators in 1991.
- Anita Hill about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s sexual harassment in 1994; Joe Biden and Orrin Hatch oversaw a disastrous testimony that they structured. Biden called no independent experts and forced Hill to defend herself alone against an avalanche of immensely powerful white men, and Joe Biden has since apologized and said he wished he would have done more.
- Dismissive of sexual assault victims claims. Biden asked her to describe her most embarrassing encounter with Thomas, alone, with no attorney, no victim advocate—”Can you tell us how you felt at the time? Were you uncomfortable, were you embarrassed, did it not concern you? How did you feel about it?”—and pushed an obviously reluctant Hill to say the name of a pornographic film star whom Thomas had alluded to.
- In 2009, Politico reported that Biden was overheard making this comment to the then Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko: “I cannot believe that a French man visiting Kiev went back home and told his colleagues he discovered something and didn’t say he discovered the most beautiful women in the world. That’s my observation.”
- Having offered sincere and conciliatory words about the inappropriate touching controversy, Biden went on to make light of the whole affair in a speech to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, joking that he had permission to hug the organization’s president. Multiple women had accused Biden of making them feel uncomfortable by touching them and violating their personal space. One of those women was Lucy Flores, a former Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in Nevada. After Biden’s joke, Flores told Fox News he had been “so incredibly disrespectful,” adding: “The basis of the behavior that I talked about was something much more serious than just a hug.”
Even Jeff Sessions knows a gross Joe Biden is; he doesn’t want him touching his granddaughter…
A sexual violence and predator grooming expert even describes some of the very same Joe Biden mannerisms toward women and juveniles:
- Avoided the draft for Military Service by receiving 5 draft deferments during the Vietnam War then finally claiming to have severe enough asthma that he suffered as a teenager even though he played for his high-school football team or playing halfback for the University of Delaware Blue Hens.
Criminal Justice System Reform
- Biden cosponsored the 1984 Crime Control Act, which abolished federal parole, reestablished the death penalty, expanded civil asset forfeiture, and increased federal penalties for cultivation, possession, or transfer of marijuana. He stated: ““Under our forfeiture statutes, the government can take everything you own. Everything from your car, to your house, to your bank account, not merely what they confiscate in terms of the dollars of the transaction you’ve been caught engaging in. They can take everything!”
- Biden bragged that his legislation would make more crimes eligible for the death penalty than would an alternative offered by the Bush administration and Senator Strom Thurmond: “The Biden crime bill before us calls for the death penalty for 51 offenses. . . . The president’s bill calls for the death penalty on 46 offenses.” He boasted, on final passage of compromise legislation, that it was “the single largest expansion of the federal death penalty in the history of the Congress.”
Foreign Policy and Relations
- After the 9/11 attacks, he proposed to his staff, “This would be a good time to send, no strings attached, a check for $200 million to Iran.” His staff was not receptive to the idea.
- For invasion of Iraq. Biden wrote in an op-ed in the Washington Post that “a policy based on sanctions does not guarantee that Saddam Hussein’s weapons program will be curtailed. Ultimately, as long as Saddam Hussein is at the helm, no inspectors can guarantee that they have rooted out the entirety of Saddam Hussein’s weapons program. And I said the only way to remove Saddam is a massive military effort, led by the United States.”
- Biden publicly stated that, at the moment of decision about the raid that would ultimately kill Osama bin Laden, he had believed the mission was not worth the risk and told Obama, “Mr. President, my suggestion is don’t go.”
- At a St. Patrick’s Day reception for the then Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen in 2010 he stated: “His mom lived in Long Island for 10 years or so, god rest her soul, and, er, although she’s, wait—your mom’s still alive. It was your dad [who] passed. God bless her soul. I gotta get this straight,”
- Voted for the Patriot Act
The Economy and Big Business
- Supported and voted for the passage a banking-reform bill that made it harder for consumers to file for bankruptcy protection. This was a longstanding goal of large banks and credit-card companies, many of which have headquarters in Biden’s home state of Delaware. In addition, during the five preceding years that Biden and other senators had pushed for the changes, Biden’s son Hunter had had a $100,000-per-year consulting agreement with the bank MBNA. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, MBNA executives and employees contributed roughly $200,000 to Biden’s campaigns from 1989 to 2010.
- Biden stopped off at a frozen custard shop in Milwaukee back in 2010, the manager offered him a dessert for free if the veep cut taxes, Fox News reported. Biden replied, “Why don’t you say something nice instead of being a smartass all the time?”
Morals, Ethics, Sensitivity
- He got caught plagiarizing in law school at Syracuse, and admitted to it.
- Biden dropped out of the 1988 presidential race after reports that he’d copied a speech delivered months earlier by British Labour Party politician Neil Kinnock.
- Biden’s campaign manager Pat Caddell took responsibility for mixing up pages of a planned Biden speech for the 1987 California Democratic Convention with papers quoting an inspirational speech by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August. Aug. 1, to be exact — the day renowned Hillary Clinton-critic Maureen Dowd published a column that marked a turning point in the presidential speculation. According to multiple sources, it was Biden himself who talked to her, painting a tragic portrait of a dying son, Beau’s face partially paralyzed, sitting his father down and trying to make him promise to run for president because “the White House should not revert to the Clintons and that the country would be better off with Biden values.” But in truth, Biden had effectively placed an ad in The New York Times, asking them to call.
- During a 2008 campaign rally in Missouri, Biden asked the audience to applaud State Senator Chuck Graham. “Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see you,” Biden said, gesturing for Graham to stand. Graham, a paraplegic following a car accident, is confined to a wheelchair. “Oh, god love ya, what am I talking about,” Biden said, realizing his mistake. “I tell you what, you’re making everybody else stand up though, pal. Thank you very, very much…You can tell I’m new.”
- In an interview with CBS Evening News, Biden criticized the George W. Bush administration’s handling of the financial crisis. “When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed,” Biden said. But as FactCheck pointed out, Herbert Hoover was president during the 1929 Wall Street Crash and television didn’t exist.
Then, here he lies about how he worked with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping on the Paris Climate Accord. There’s one problem with that. Deng Xiaoping died 23 years ago:
Just look at how he treats and talks to potential voters:
Call this man a “damn liar,” even though he wasn’t and then slips up and calls him fat before stopping himself…
Here he goes after a guy who asks about Gun Rights…
He then calls this woman a “lying dog-face pony Soldier”
Joe Biden proves Kanye West’s opinion about being a Free Thinker, right!
Questions Regarding His Cognitive Functions:
When you look at this 2016 behavior, to now, there is a major difference. Considering all his crazy statements and temper in frustrating situations, we have a steady stream of mood swings and confusion:
And he has become a gaffe snapping gold mine for the opposition…
- “ABC correspondent Linsey Davis, at the Democratic Debate, 2019, asked Biden to reflect on a remark he made in the 1970s: “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.” Davis said to Biden, “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?” Biden’s response: “Well, they have to deal with the — look, there’s institutional segregation in this country. And from the time I got involved, I started dealing with that. Redlining, banks, making sure we are in a position where — look, you talk about education. I propose that what we take the very poor schools, the Title I schools, triple the amount of money we spend from $15 to $45 billion a year. Give every single teacher a raise to the $60,000 level. Number two, make sure that we bring in to help the teachers deal with the problems that come from home. The problems that come from home. We have one school psychologist for every 1,500 kids in America today. It’s crazy. The teachers are — 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, does in fact, have 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds go to 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 want — they don’t know 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 that kids hear words. A kid coming from a very poor school — a very poor background — will hear 4 million words fewer spoken by the time they get there.”
- https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/08/joe-biden-integration-school-busing-120968?o=1 [deleted by Politico, attempted access 5/24/2020]
- in 2007 when, during a meeting with the editorial board of the Washington Post, he compared schoolchildren in Iowa with those in the District of Columbia: There’s less than 1 percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than 4 or 5 percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you’re dealing with. . . . When you have children coming from dysfunctional homes, when you have children coming from homes where there’s no books, where the mother from the time they’re born doesn’t talk to them — as opposed to the mother in Iowa who’s sitting out there and talks to them, the kid starts out with a 300-word larger vocabulary at age three. Half this education gap exists before the kid steps foot in the classroom. (https://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2007/10/25/biden-stumbles-over-education-question/)