It’s been a week since former Vice-President Joe Biden announced his candidacy for the 2020 race for the White House. This is his 3rd attempt to run for president.
His first run for the White House came in 1988 when he tried to become the second youngest president in history. That campaign failed due to some of his confused messages to the public, campaign staff rivalries and the news that he plagiarized others during his law school degree. He also used lines from both John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy without giving them credit during his campaign speeches. It was also revealed that he fabricated his own family history. During the campaign, Biden developed some severe health issues which kept him out of the Senate and off the campaign trail for nearly 7 months.
His second run for the White House took place 20 years later in 2008, where he trailed behind both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Already known for gaffes, this campaign was sunk due to two gaffes, one about Barack Obama and the other saying that Delaware had the fastest growing population of India-Americans and that you couldn’t go to a 7-11 or Dunkin’ Donuts unless you had a slight Indian accent. In fact, it was surprising to many that the 2008 DNC candidate Barack Obama chose the gaffe king to be his vice-presidential running mate.
In 2019, at the age of 76, Biden is trying to become the oldest person elected to the White House and in less than a week, his campaign is again filling up with gaffes and lies. His reputation for political gaffes is beyond that of any other candidate or politician in history. According to one source:
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“Perhaps more than any other Democratic candidate for president, Joe Biden is a comedian’s dream. The former vice president and former senator from Delaware has an extensive record—and, more importantly, a famous tendency for committing gaffes at record rates. As Trevor Noah put it on The Daily Show Thursday night, ‘The only thing that spends more time in Biden’s mouth than those perfect teeth is his own foot’.”
“‘In a weird way, I feel like these gaffes are what made Biden the perfect balance to President Obama,’ Noah added. ‘You know, because . . . Obama . . . measured every . . . word. You could feel . . . him . . . thinking . . . as he was . . . talking. But when Biden talks, his brain just clicks ‘I’m Feeling Lucky,’ and the first result comes out of his mouth’.”
“Biden announced his presidential campaign Thursday, with a video calling for supporters not to grant Donald Trump eight years in the White House—although it was hard to absorb any of what he was saying after seeing that unfortunate font choice, or the curious way the video was shot. (As Jimmy Fallon put it on The Tonight Show, ‘Is he running for president, or trying to sell me a reverse mortgage?’”)
Biden’s latest gaffe is undoubtedly the biggest of his long political career, which began in 1970 (49 years ago) when he served on the New Castle County Council. While appearing on The View, Biden told the audience:
“I’m incredibly proud to have served with him. The thing I’m proudest of is, we, coincidentally, were each in a different part of the country and we were each talking to groups of people that were being televised and at the same day, purely coincidentally, we were asked what are you proudest of from your administration? You know what I said — he said the same thing as I did — not one single whisper of scandal.”
Not a single whisper of scandal? Really? If this isn’t a clear sign of his being completely deranged I don’t know what it is.
Here is a list from one source of some of the scandals that plagued the Obama-Biden administration:
“So, to recap the Obama-era scandals:
IRS targetingconservative 501(c)3 nonprofits
Tradingfive Taliban prisoners for Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
SecretVA waiting lists (that led to deaths of veterans)
Mass domestic spyingby the NSA
DOJ investigationof journalists
MockingMitt Romney for sounding the alarm on Russia
Calling ISIS the “JV Team”
Iran Deal “echo chamber”
PossibleFISA abuse at DOJ/FBI
And let’s not forget the granddaddy scandal of them all: Spygate — the Obama-led effort to depose POTUS Trump and undermine his presidency. It would stretch our imagination beyond all reasonable limits to presume that Biden didn’t have a clue any of that was taking place.”
If Biden clearly believes that the Obama-Biden administration had not even a whisper of scandal, he has to be completely deranged or a pathological liar. If he is this incapable of admitting the truth of what is going down in history as THE most corrupt and scandalous administration is in the history of the United States, then he certainly has no place being in a position of leadership, especially the leadership of our nation.
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