Former Vice President Joe Biden’s noted inability to be the tough guy needed to seriously take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election was on full display this weekend.
Speaking before a reportedly mostly African American audience Saturday in South Carolina, the 2020 contender apologized for the remarks he made last month about working with segregationists.
“Now, was I wrong a few weeks ago to somehow give the impression to people that I was praising those men who I successfully opposed time and again?” he said. “Yes, I was. I regret it. I’m sorry for any of the pain and misconception I may have caused anybody.”
Late last month, Biden drew criticism from the far left after he cited his past interactions with two former Democrat colleagues who were staunch segregationists as examples of him remaining civil and working with those with whom he disagrees ideologically. His point had been to note that, to get things done in this world, sometimes you have to work with people you dislike. That’s life.
In response, everybody from left-wing critics in the media to Biden’s fellow left-wing 2020 contenders, including Sen. Cory Booker, slammed him for being an old, potentially racist man “out of step” with the modern Democrat Party. Booker went so far as to demand the former VP apologize.
And on Saturday he did …
Listen below, via FNC’s “America’s News HQ“:
His stunning capitulation or “cave,” as some have described it, suggests he lacks the mental fortitude needed to withstand pressure and stick by his positions.
“Dignifying a non-issue just made it real,” one critic opined on Twitter. “Can’t believe he caved. He should be touting his record, not defending ancient policy. @JoeBiden better toughen up and act like he’s been there before. No one has his record and these minor leaguers know it.”
To be clear, it’s not a policy issue. It’s one rather of maturity. Grown adults should have the ability to shrug aside ideological differences and work together toward a common goal. The fact that Biden has sided with those who say otherwise makes it clear he’s not as moderate as some think.
Look at some of the criticism below:
He addressed it on stage. Dignifying a non-issue just made it real. Can’t believe he caved. He should be touting his record, not defending ancient policy. @JoeBiden better toughen up and act like he’s been there before. No one has his record and these minor leaguers know it
— Max Yasgur⭐️ (@foxfilms2) July 7, 2019
So Joe Biden caved to Booker and Harris and apologizes for his so called racists comments the other day, god what a loser he is to bow down and kiss the rings of these two racists. Are we in the Obama era again?
— so whats the real story? (@strongerin2019) July 6, 2019
Joe Biden‘s campaign is over. He apologized for something that required no apology. He buckled to the far left. The Communist in charge of the @DNC beat him. SleepyJoe caved. He’s out of time as he said.@JoeBiden @foxnews @CNN @MSNBC @TuckerCarlson @seanhannity @realDonaldTrump
— Veterans Forever❌ Illegals Never❌ (@GIJoeForever) July 6, 2019
Biden caves to the mob. Never cave. @JoeBiden
— Damian C (@Demetrois) July 7, 2019
The former VP’s capitulation was made a day after he seemed to imply in a CNN interview that he’s in possession of dirt on his 2020 contenders but refuses to use said dirt because of certain principles.
“I mean, I get all this information about other people’s pasts, and what they’ve done and not done,” he said. “And you know, I’m just not going to go there. If we keep doing that — I mean, we should be debating what we do from here.”
While that’s noble of him and all, he’s competing in a political competition, not a reality TV show called “Who Wants To Be A Nobleman?”
And he isn’t competing in any ordinary political competition either — he’s participating in the Democrat presidential primaries. This matters because Democrats have shown a disturbing willingness to use any piece of dirt available to tarnish the reputations of their opponents.
Presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris has been doing it with Biden, using every facet of his past to repeatedly pummel him into submission.
Listen to Biden’s remarks below:
And then there’s failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton. During the election, she and her peers at the Democrat National Committee paid a shady firm, Fusion GPS, to prepare a dossier of dirt on then-GOP nominee Trump.
This firm, in turn, contracted British spy Christopher Steele to dig up this dirt. Steele in turn then allegedly reached out to his contacts within the Russian government to obtain this dirt.
Steele then prepared a dossier of lies on Trump that was forwarded to the FBI and subsequently used to obtain a warrant to effectively spy on the then-GOP nominee’s campaign.
If these are the lengths that most Democrats are willing to go to in their rush to win, then it’s unclear how in the world Biden will win the nomination.
In fact, some polls already show his prior lead diminishing at an astonishingly fast rate.
“After Democratic presidential contenders duked it out over two nights of debates, former Vice President Joseph Biden hits his lowest number yet in the Democratic primary race with 22 percent of the vote among Democrats and Democratic leaners, virtually tied with California Sen. Kamala Harris who has 20 percent of the vote,” Quinnipiac reported last week.
New Quinnipiac National Poll (6/28 – 7/1):
All the rest at 1% or lesshttps://t.co/xhNqqT7crr
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) July 2, 2019
While it remains unclear how the former VP’s capitulation this weekend will affect his poll numbers, overall the situation doesn’t look so great for him.
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