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The Myth of the Moderate Joe Biden

August 2, 2021

In the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, voters turned away from socialist U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) because he was perceived to be too radical to be their nominee. Their “safe” choice was a so-called moderate, former Vice President Joe Biden, who eventually won the nomination.

Once he secured the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, he selected the most liberal member of the United States Senate, Kamala Harris, to be his vice-presidential running mate.

In the general election, a fictitious story was spun to the country about Joe Biden being a working-class candidate who supported traditional American values. Of course, the truth is that Biden has been an elitist since he was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1972.

In his campaign against President Donald Trump, Biden promised to bring the country together and unite Americans. Biden labeled Trump as a “divisive” President who used inflammatory rhetoric to separate Americans from each other.

This message clearly resonated with millions of American voters “in the middle,” who generally support candidates who are billed as moderate and not on either end of the political spectrum. Unfortunately, the candidate who won the 2020 presidential race in a disputed election is no unifier or moderate; he is a radical progressive.

In fact, the truth slipped out during the presidential campaign. Biden promised to be the “most progressive President in history.” Unfortunately, in his first six months in office, he has fulfilled that promise.

This disaster should surprise absolutely no one. Throughout his long U.S. Senate career, Biden was a predictable liberal. His lifetime American Conservative Union voting record was only 17%, not the political scorecard of a moderate.  

His left-wing ideology was on display on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He used that platform to infamously badger qualified Supreme Court nominees Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas.

When Barack Obama chose him for his running mate, he knew Biden was a solid liberal who would faithfully support the party’s platform. As Vice President, Biden was a strong advocate of the entire Obama agenda, such as the Affordable Care Act, the biggest expansion of the federal government in history.

In his two vice presidential debates, Biden was a reliable attack dog, demonizing his Republican opponents. In a speech during the 2012 campaign, Biden told an audience of voters, including many African-Americans, that GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would “put you all back in chains.”

This is not the rhetoric or actions of a candidate who wants to reach across the political aisle. In his first six months as President, Biden has tried to reverse every successful initiative of the Trump administration. He has also displayed no interest in working with Republicans. The result is that the country is more divided than ever.

Biden does not see his role as uniting the country, but in further dividing it. He championed both bogus efforts to impeach President Trump. He also demonized Trump supporters by supporting the armed military presence around the U.S. Capitol and the prosecution of protesters involved in the January 6th demonstrations.

Biden’s record as President has been even more progressive than the Obama administration. From his attack on the fossil fuel industry to his abandonment of border security, Biden has been stunningly left-wing, fulfilling the progressive wish list.

His cabinet nominees are radical leftists. The selections show Biden has no desire to move to the political middle, but an interest in placating far-left Democrats. Not surprisingly, Senator Sanders and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-NY) are very happy with the Biden administration.

His spending initiatives will destroy budget sanity, adding trillions of dollars to the national debt. His fiscal policies are ushering in skyrocketing inflation, with the rate of price increases on consumer items rising the most in over ten years.

His Department of Justice has sued the state of Georgia for passing a bill that improves election integrity in their state. He has shamelessly called this election reform bill, “Jim Crow 2.0.”

Biden believes in mandating mask-wearing and threatens forced vaccinations. His extreme policies include advocating vaccine squads going door-to-door to harass Americans in their homes, trying to force them to take a shot they may object to for valid reasons.

Biden is bowing down to China, despite new evidence of their computer hacking in our country. He has given Russia their best gift ever by dropping sanctions for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, while killing the Keystone XL Pipeline in our country.

Unlike President Trump, who was a strong advocate for American symbols such as the flag, Joe Biden supports the right of radical athletes to insult their country. Biden has not criticized American athletes who turned their backs on the American flag or showed disrespect during the playing of the National Anthem.

Like all card-carrying progressives, Biden is a climate change fanatic, who believes it is the greatest threat to mankind. Not surprisingly, he has appointed a climate czar, John Kerry, and returned the United States to the Paris Climate Accord.

Although polls show that the American people do not view climate change as our greatest threat, Biden and other leftists continue to push the agenda. It is an effective way to wrest control and money from average Americans and give it to woke corporations and the government.

To make matters worse, Biden is mentally incapable of being President. He has refused to take a competency evaluation to satisfy the worries of millions of Americans. Who is really in charge? It is hard to know, but it is not Joe Biden, who is always claiming that he is “going to get in trouble” ("in trouble" with whom?) for taking press questions for example.  

This President has been a complete disaster, who is inflicting severe damage to our economy and our border security, but even more damage to our national sense of unity.  In six months, he has created the type of destruction that a moderate could not cause; only a radical progressive could do this much harm this quickly. 

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Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award-winning program, “Ringside Politics,” airs Saturdays from Noon until 1 p.m. CT nationally on Real America's Voice TV Network AmericasVoice.News and weekdays from 7-11 a.m. CT on WGSO 990-AMWgso.com. He is a political columnist, the author of America's Last Chance, and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on Crouere.net. For more information, email him at jcrouere@gmail.com.
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