Joe Biden, who is seriously considering a run for the White House in 2020, recently went on the attack against Trump supporters, calling them “virulent dregs of society”.
The statement, which is reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment, was recently made at a pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign annual dinner; even so, it has received little to no coverage in the mainstream media.
Naturally, those present at the event were pleased by the fact that he was willing to ardently speak out against the tens of millions of Americans who voted for President Trump for one reason or another. On the other hand, Trump voters and even those who do not necessarily support the president’s policies wholesale were alarmed by the fact that a leading politician from one of the primary political parties in the country would use such language against those whom he aspires to lead one day.
As he continued his speech, former vice-president Biden made it a point to apologize to his supporters for not speaking out enough against the Trump administration up until this point. He noted that he, along with former President Obama, wanted to give the Trump administration time to get off the ground, seemingly forgetting all the times that he and the former president have spoken out against President Trump and his administration in the last year and a half.
Ironically, former second lady Jill Biden made it a point to talk to the crowd about bullying, telling the attendees that there is nothing more unfair than a person who tries to make others feel as if they don’t belong. Her comments, like those of her husband, were enthusiastically received by a crowd that did not seem to realize that name-calling people based on their political affiliations is clearly a form of bullying that really should have no place in a country with freedom of speech, religion and affiliation.
Even so, the dangerous viewpoint put forth in Mr. Biden’s comments did not go unnoticed by those who put a premium on freedom. The Family Research Council noted that Mr. Biden’s statements clearly showed that left-leaning politicians had little or no regard for a large portion of American citizens, including many conservative Christians and organizations. Social media users across the nation expressed shock and dismay. Donald Trump Jr. noted that the comments marked a new low for Mr. Biden. Others noted that the former vice-president had managed to malign millions of voters while still others pointed out that the comment was actually far worse than Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” statement.
The comments are sure to come back to haunt the former vice-president should he opt to run in the 2020 presidential elections. Conservatives, independent voters and even some moderate Democrats won’t readily embrace a politician who uses such language to describe large number of Americans of all ages and walks of life.
Naturally, it’s not the only scandal that Joe Biden would have to deal with. There are literally hundreds of images and videos online showing “Creepy Uncle Joe” treating a wide variety of women and even young girls as personal playthings. The former vice-president would also need to explain the $1.5 billion deal that he and his son Hunter struck with the Chinese Government during the time that Joe Biden served as vice president.
Joe Biden’s recent comments not only show his true colors, but also make it clear that he is out of touch with a large portion of the American population. While the crowd he was speaking to put a priority on politically correct social issues such as embracing homosexuality and transgenderism, the overwhelming majority of the country is looking for responsible, mature leadership that will provide safety and economic prosperity for all.
Mr. Biden’s statements dismissing the feelings of the very voters that he will need to win over in a couple of years shows that he could care less about the average American. It could even be possible that he, like Hillary Clinton, thinks it may actually be possible to win a presidential election by solely appealing to liberal voters.
~ Conservative Zone