As Joe Biden enters the 2020 presidential race, the mainstream media is failing to mention key facts about his background in their coverage of Biden’s anti-Trump falsehoods. In what could arguably be described as Biden’s third or “depending how you count” seventh presidential campaign, Biden is hoping to change his failing narrative from previous failed campaigns. In 1988, Biden’s campaign for president collapsed after he couldn’t give a strong answer to plagiarism charges identified in campaign stump speeches and law school papers from Syracuse University.
In 2008, Biden struggled again during his second presidential campaign and was forced to drop out after he gained no momentum in the primaries and called then-candidate Barack Obama a “clean” and “articulate” African-American. Biden will struggle in a Democratic primary that prizes diversity and is highly sensitive to racial slurs, including Biden’s language stereotyping Indian-Americans when he said “you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.”
Biden’s record in the Senate is out of step with today’s Democratic Party — during his 36 years in the Senate, he authored the 1994 Violent Crime Control Act, which incentivized states to incarcerate more prisoners, he supported segregationist “anti-busing” policies, and he voted in favor of the Iraq war. This contrasts with President Trump’s record achievement in supporting prison reform that prioritizes rehabilitation and recidivism prevention as well as the president’s approach against knee-jerk interventionism.
As the former vice president for eight years under Obama, President Obama’s legacy is Biden’s record: Vice President Biden oversaw the slowest economic recovery since World War II. And despite calling Obamacare a “big f—ing deal,” its implementation has been completely flawed, with millions of Americans getting kicked off of their insurance and premiums continuing to rise. Hillary Clinton already tried to run as Obama’s “third term” but was defeated by President Trump.