Joe Biden was not always the left-wing, woke candidate he pretends to be today. Indeed, in his past he said it was a “bunch of poppycock” and ridiculed the idea that diversity was an American strength.
The former vice president has been parading about the country scolding “racists” and “white nationalists” and proclaiming himself to be the ultimate woke candidate… totally destroying his appeal as the “moderate” candidate many assumed he was going into the 2020 contest.
Recently, for instance, he slammed Trump and said, “This is America, and we are strong and great because of this diversity, Mr. President, not in spite of it.”
“America’s strength is and has always been rooted in our diversity,” ” target=”_blank”>said Biden on Twitter last month. In 2015, Biden opened a White House conference on terrorism by saying, “We are a nation of immigrants, and our strength is that we are a melting pot.”
But Biden has not always been so woke to the left’s narrative.
This weekend the Washington Examiner dug up another example of how Biden used to act as if he was an old, Blue Dog Democrat who was not hep to the far left’s social engineering.
But in 1976, Biden said the opposite and predicted the U.S. might split apart along sectarian lines.
Speaking at an annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Boise in February 1976, Biden said: ”I told you [in a previous speech] about my view that the uniqueness of America didn’t lie in the fact that we’re a great melting pot. We hear that all the time, about it being black and white, rich and poor, Christian and Jew — therefore we’re strong. I told you then, I thought that was a bunch of poppycock.”
“The fact we are black and white doesn’t bring us together as a nation. The fact that we’re Christian and Jew doesn’t send us running into one another’s embrace to herald our differences. The fact is that people fear differences. The fact that the reason this nation is able to be the most heterogeneous nation in the history of mankind is not because it’s a melting pot. It’s because unlike any other nation in the world, we are uniquely a product of our political institutions.
“If France tomorrow, for example, were to turn in a monarchy, I told you, I did not believe that France would substantively change. Because in France there’s an ethnicity that binds them together, a cultural tie. You don’t have that in America,” he added.
Today, to pander to the far left, Biden hails the “melting pot.”
But in 1976 when he was selling himself as the heir to the segregationist legacy and moderate Democrats, he was attacking the “melting pot.”
This just shows that Biden has no core. He’ll do and say anything to get elected.
Joe Biden is a flagrant flip flopper and liar.
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