Desperate to appease the Democrat Party’s far-left, identity politics-obsessed base, former Vice President Joe Biden, who as a reminder hasn’t even declared his candidacy for president yet, is reportedly mulling making an announcement regarding his vice presidential running mate.
How soon? The day he announces his candidacy for office. Keep in mind that 15 months remain until the Democrat National Convention. VP choices are usually made after it.
So why is Biden making his choice so early? So that he can virtue-signal his regressive leftism to the Democrat base by specifically choosing a minority woman as his VP.
“Close advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are debating the idea of packaging his presidential campaign announcement with a pledge to choose Stacey Abrams as his vice president,” Axios reported Thursday morning.
Abrams is the failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate known for touting conspiracy theories and flat-out lies. To this day she continues to claim that she was cheated of a victory in the midterm elections last year. In fact, she hasn’t even conceded defeat yet:
Stacey Abrams, fresh off her meeting with Joe Biden earlier today in DC, said someone outside asked if she’s ever going to concede the Georgia gubernatorial election.
“I said, ‘no.’” pic.twitter.com/D0teC7VgEA
— Adam Kelsey (@adamkelsey) March 14, 2019
On a presidential run, Abrams says she feels she has to consider it b/c people like her aren’t frequently mentioned, & tshe has much to offer.
Then, discussing her credentials, she added a possible Beto reference: “I did win my election, I just didn’t get to have the job.”
— Adam Kelsey (@adamkelsey) March 14, 2019
This is the person Biden would like as his running mate. Never mind her lack of credentials and never mind her insanity. All that matters is her identity as a black woman.
“The popular Georgia Democrat, who at age 45 is 31 years younger than Biden, would bring diversity and excitement to the ticket — showing voters, in the words of a close source, that Biden ‘isn’t just another old white guy,'” Axios’s report continued.
It’s all about identity, which is why this form of contemporary left-wing politics is often derided with the pejorative “regressive leftism.” Thanks to the Democrat Party’s embrace of identity politics, political correctness and racial grievance mongering, it’s become a shell of what it used to be.
Biden is contemplating naming Stacey Abrams as his running mate to distract from the FACT the he is an old white male. The pandering is huge with this one, identity politics at its finest.
— Feisty☀️Floridian (@Feisty_FL) March 21, 2019
To the Democrat Party of 2020, identity is everything. Forget what civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. said about judging a man by the content of his character versus the color of his skin. In this day and age, it’s all about color, and sadly for Biden, his color just ain’t right.
Like one left-winger recently wrote on Twitter, “I like Biden, & I think he is well regarded. I think his habit of gaffes won’t hurt his as much against Trump. Still, I prefer someone who is not another white man. I will vote for whoever gets the nom, but I will not vote for Biden in the primary.”
I like Biden, & I think he is well regarded. I think his habit of gaffes won’t hurt his as much against Trump. Still, I prefer someone who is not another white man. I will vote for whoever gets the nom, but I will not vote for Biden in the primary.
— Adam Leidtke (@AdamLeidtke) March 2, 2019
But what if that white man were to tap a black woman as his VP? Then what? Would it perhaps curry favor with the base? Judging by the initial reaction, the answer appears to be no.
Some leftists have accused Biden of trying to use Abrams, while others have wondered why he isn’t being considered as her running mate. Others have dinged him for the timing issue.
Look at some of the reaction below:
Ok, I’m a life long Democrat. How can I not see this as him using her. I don’t like it. She could be president on her own. Also, I think she deserves better. Something about this seems gross to me
— samesamebutdifferent (@bringcoffeepls) March 21, 2019
Using Stacey so people don’t criticise his record on segregation, Anita Hill and the crime bill? What a disgrace! This is disgusting. #Bernie2020
— ?MsRose – Vote Labor? (@msrose2343) March 21, 2019
Nope! Joe Biden is a creepy pervert who hates my generation, loves war and prison, and is clearly using Stacey Abrams as a prop
And Abrams herself, though not reprehensible like Biden, is too centrist in her policies for me to support
If Biden is the nom I’m voting 3rd party
— Voltaire Slapadelic (@Slapadelic) March 21, 2019
They are straight users and this is disgusting.
— Freeborn Black Woman First of Her Name ? (@TheWayWithAnoa) March 21, 2019
Joe Biden picking a VP right out of the gate is probably the most white male privilege thing he could do. Imagine if Hillary had even CONTEMPLATED that?!
— Ross. (@OnceUponARoss) March 21, 2019
I don’t like the fact the Biden is already contemplating running mates. He hasn’t even officially announced he’s running & they’re focusing on his running mate? They do realize he has 2 actually win the nomination first, right? Seems like white privilege is getting in their way. https://t.co/WK7b6MSPGW
— Hippiemama (@hippiemama2002) March 21, 2019
They may have a point about Biden using Abrams though it’d only be par for the course. Since the beginning of America, Democrat political leaders have been using blacks to advance their agenda — first as slaves and now, it would appear, a means to win elections …