I am puzzled as to why Joe Biden is the frontrunner in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Supposedly, he gets more support from African Americans than any of the other candidates. Is this simply because he was Obama’s VP? I like all of the Democratic candidates, but Uncle Joe doesn’t strike me as being more capable than most of them. Biden voted for most of the things Hillary Clinton voted for when they were both in the Senate, but Clinton was accused of being every negative thing anyone could think of for those votes. Biden actually voted for the 1994 crime bill, as did Sanders and most of the members of CBC, and the overwhelming majority of the black community supported the legislation as well. But, because Hillary Clinton said people who murdered little children and other innocent people in drive-by shootings, were super predators, she was a racist. It has been said that our Russian friends made this a faux issue in the 2016 election, so I am not trying to make it an issue in the 2020 election. I am just pointing out things Biden is apparently getting a pass on.
Biden also gets as pass on how he was part of the good ole boy network during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearing and did not allow some of the witnesses to testify on behalf of Anita Hill. He also voted for H.J. Res. 114, not that I hold that against him because contrary to what the press promoted, it was not a war resolution, but rather a peace resolution that the Bush administration and congressional republicans hijacked and made it a war resolution. However, apparently Hillary Clinton was the only Democrat who was responsible for that “resolution”, not a declaration of war, being used to invade Iraq. Biden also initially brushed Obama off as simply being a “clean” candidate in the 2008 primaries.
Now, Biden comes out as being against the Hyde Amendment, at age 76. I guess better late than never. The same women who suffered because of the Hyde Amendment before Biden opposed it, will suffer because of it after he opposes it. But now that he opposes it, that is all he needs to say because he is the only Democrat who can defeat a justly impeached president who was not convicted by the Senate in the 2020 election. Oh, my bad. Trump is not being impeached because House Democratic “leadership” doesn’t think Trump is worth defending the Constitution and the rule of law, and they don’t want to cause anymore division between Trump’s supporters and any sane people.