Biden. History the Left wishes you’ll forget.

Joseph Robinette Biden has been an icon in the Democratic party for 50 years. He has served for two years as a county councilman before being elected to the US Senate in 1972, where he was reelected for 6 terms. He finally relinquished his seat in 2009 to assume the Vice Presidency under Barack Obama. To the faithful Democrat sycophants, he is an elder statesman. To his detractors, he is “creepy Uncle Joe”, caricatured for his odd habit of appearing a bit gropey with young women in photos, and by his propensity to fumble and gaffe his way through speaking engagements.

The contrast between the two images of Joe Biden are so startlingly different, and with the DNC national convention looming, its worth a closer examination to learn a bit more about Old Joe.

The Seventies

In 1972, just as Biden was beginning his first term in the Senate, the Supreme Court decided that legislators must make a concerted effort to fully integrate schools for the first time. The age of segregated education was coming to an end.

Biden, sensing trouble from white voters, staunchly objected to the decision. In a public statement, he said integration was necessary in the South, where Jim crow laws and segregation we’re a problem, but in the North, it was unnecessary.His opposition to mandatory integration was so steadfast that he crossed the aisle to support propositions made by notoriously racist Jesse Helms that intended to derail any efforts at desegregation. Biden then introduced a proposal that essentially removed the teeth from Title IV of the Civil Rights Act, blocking the use of Federal Education funding for use in integration. The NAACP was less than pleased. It was seen as the hardest hit to the civil Rights movement since Martin Luther King’s assassination in 1968.

The Eighties

In 1987, Joe Biden was in his first Presidential Race. He found himself in a race for the Democratic Nomination against the likes of Al Gore, Jesse Jackson, Dick Gephardt, and Micheal Dukakis.

In September of 1987, Biden was forced to withdraw from the race in shame, when the Dukakis campaign leaked a video in which Biden was plagiarizing a speech by Neal Kinnock of the British Labour Party.

https://twitter.com/RNcat50/status/1181013212474626048?s=19Allegations of plagiarism we’re nothing new for Biden. That same year he made a tearful admission to having plagiarized a paper in law school in 1965 as reported in the Washington Post.

The Nineties

In 1994, President Clinton signed his infamous “Clinton Crime Bill”. This bill set the stage for what is now seen as mass incarceration of African American men. It codified mandatory minimum sentences nonviolent drug offenders, the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine, civil asset forfeiture, and extensive use of the death penalty. This crime bill resulted in a criminal justice system that was far more punitive than ever before, in an effort to ramp up the “war on drugs”. It also had the unfortunate side effect of resulting in what experts consider a marked racial bias against African Americans.

Udi Ofer, Deputy National Political Director and Director of Campaign for Smart Justice, ACLU wrote:

First, the 1994 crime bill gave the federal stamp of approval for states to pass even more tough-on-crime laws. By 1994, all states had passed at least one mandatory minimum law, but the 1994 crime bill encouraged even more punitive laws and harsher practices on the ground, including by prosecutors and police, to lock up more people and for longer periods of time.

View the full version of his article here.You may be wondering why, in the midst of a piece about Joe Biden I have included the Clinton Crime Bill? Well…..you see, the bill’s lead architect in 1994 was Senator Joe Biden. Once again, Ol’ Joe’s anti-black tendencies percolated up to the top. It wasn’t enough to hamper their education. He had to facilitate their incarceration too.

2000’s

In 1972 Joe Biden lost his wife and daughter tragically in a car accident. Investigators believe Mrs. Biden was distracted momentarily and veered into the of an oncoming semi truck. It was a horrible and tragic accident. The truck driver tried unsuccessfully to save the mother and daughter, and their deaths haunted him for the rest of his life.In 2001, the truck drivers daughter was horrified to learn that Joe Biden had been garnering sympathy by lying about that fateful accident, claiming the truck driver had been intoxicated at the time.The sad and sickening tale was reported here, in the Newark Post. It seems Mr. Biden has formed a habit for sending the truth.A few years later, in 2008, Joe’s son, Hunter, had a lucrative job working for MBNA, which was at the time, the world’s largest independent credit card issuer, specializing in affinity cards. It should come as no surprise that during that time, Senator Biden was strongly supporting legislation promoted by the credit card lenders and opposed by consumer groups. At the heart of the opposition was the measure that effectively made it much harder for consumers to obtain bankruptcy protection in court.https://twitter.com/ibrahimpols/status/1180531106191413255?s=19It is understandable why such legislation was of particular interest to credit card companies,and why MBNA contributed over 200,000 dollars to Biden’s reelection coffers over the years. How fortuitous that they were able to have the Senator’s son in a position to smooth the way for such important legislation.In 2013, young Hunter was once again, in the right place at the right time. The story goes that in 2009, Hunter and his friends Chris Heinz, who is step son to John Kerry, and Devon Archer opened Rosemont Seneca Partners, an investment firm.

After two years of deal along in various interests, the trio landed a meeting in China with top Chinese government officials. The negotiations were complex, and Rosemont Seneca enlisted the help of the Thornton group, headed by James Bulger, who was need for his notorious uncle from the Irish mob, James “Whitey” Bulger.
The purpose of the meetings was to “explore the possibility of commercial cooperation and opportunity.” Once again, right time, right place. Just hours after Rosemont-Thornton met with the Chinese in Beijing, Senator Biden was in Washington meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao for the Nuclear Security Summit.Less than two weeks later, Rosemont-Thornton signed what grew into a 1.5 billion dollar deal with Bohai Harvest. Peter Schweitzer’s book Secret Empires details the full account of what has become a big part of the controversy embroiling Biden.Fast forward to 2014, just a year after Hunters good fortune in China. Young Biden was hired to the board of Burisma, a global energy company based in Ukraine. It seems a strange decision to hire him to such a lucrative position in a technical field, given Hunter Biden’s lack of any applicable experience in energy production. Burisma had been long been suspected of corruption and money laundering. Viktor Shokin, Ukraine’s top investigator at the time, was looking into the allegations of corruption.

Yet again, right time, right place. President Obama had sent Vice President Biden to Ukraine to assist the struggling country in rooting out corruption. Early in Feb of 2015, Joe Biden meets with Ukrainian’s and by his own admission, pressures the Ukraine to fire Shokin.Biden was quoted

“I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars,” Biden said. “I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours.”

“I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours,’” Biden recalled. “If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b-tch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”

https://youtu.be/UXA–dj2-CYGiven what appears on it’s face to be a long and troubled history of scandal, controversy and outright sleazy behavior, it’s clear to me Joe Biden is no elder statesman. He would be better suited for Tammany Hall than he would the Oval Office.