Former Vice President Joe Biden has been catapulted to the top of polls following his belated entry into the 2020 presidential fray but he faces a perilous path to the nomination.
For one thing, the 76-year-old is a white man – that most detested of species to the modern left – and is burdened by a long history of gaffes and his Senate Judiciary Committee chairmanship during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings.
The conservative black jurist faced a vicious smear campaign from the left in the person of Anita Hill who subjected the well-respected Thomas to allegations that of sexual misconduct in what the now-SCOTUS veteran decried as a “high tech lynching” in combative comments to the committee.
Biden’s presiding over the hearing has been a huge burr up the asses of the vengeful banshees of the #MeToo movement and old Foghorn Leghorn has had to engage in some serious sucking up decades after the fact to appease the totally berserk social justice party base.
Along with Biden’s apologies have come a series of ridiculous pandering remarks of the candidate apologizing for his whiteness, calling for the elimination of “white man’s culture” whatever the fuck that may be and most recently, what appears to be an appeasement to the virulently racist Congressional Black Caucus with whispers growing louder that he would tab identity politics queen Kamala Harris as his veep or in politically incorrect terminology – a token.
Now Joe has some more white man splainin’ to do over a recently unearthed 2006 speech where he sounds positively Trumpian with his comments that a border fence was needed to keep criminal illegal aliens out of the country. Biden also blasted employers who hired illegals to undercut American wages and dodge employment laws.
Via The Washington Free Beacon, “Biden in 2006: U.S. Needs Border Fence to Stop ‘Tons’ of Drugs From Mexico”:
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who has been critical of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, previously expressed similar views, saying a barrier at the southern border was needed to stop “tons” of drugs from coming into the United States.
Speaking to a South Carolina rotary club in November 2006, then-Sen. Joe Biden (D., Del.) touted his support for the Secure Fence Act, a bill that authorized “700 miles of double-layered fence on the border through more than a billion dollars in appropriations,” CNN reported Friday. Biden made the comments in the run-up to his failed presidential bid in 2008.
“Folks, I voted for a fence, I voted, unlike most Democrats—and some of you won’t like it—I voted for 700 miles of fence,” Biden told the group. “But, let me tell you, we can build a fence 40 stories high—unless you change the dynamic in Mexico and—and you will not like this, and—punish American employers who knowingly violate the law when, in fact, they hire illegals. Unless you do those two things, all the rest is window dressing.”
“Now, I know I’m not supposed to say it that bluntly, but they’re the facts, they’re the facts,” Biden continued. “And so everything else we do is in between here. Everything else we do is at the margins. And the reason why I add that parenthetically, why I believe the fence is needed does not have anything to do with immigration as much as drugs.”
“And let me tell you something folks,” he added, “people are driving across that border with tons, tons, hear me, tons of everything from byproducts for methamphetamine to cocaine to heroin, and it’s all coming up through corrupt Mexico.”
This IS NOT going to sit well with the “woke” fanatics and there’s a hell of a lot more video out there and a long time until next summer’s Democratic National Convention.
Perhaps the Trump hating establishment should curb their enthusiasm for Biden whose campaign is a ticking time bomb just waiting to go off.