In a recent speech in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden said he wouldn’t ban fracking. For some people in PA, fracking has been a major money maker. For others, it’s brought noise, nuisance, and environmental disaster. Biden took a firm stance: he’s for it!
Yet, just a few months ago, in his debate with Bernie Sanders, Biden took a firm stance against fracking. As I wrote back then, Biden was likely faking left so he could run right. And indeed that’s what he’s doing now: running to the right, dodging progressives, or stiff-arming them, searching for elusive centrist supporters who will escort him over the goal line to the presidency.
Why should we support you, Joe, when all you do is spout BS?
Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden in 2019
In last night’s debate, Joe Biden ran away from his own record. Suddenly, Biden is against fracking. He’s for Elizabeth Warren’s education plan. He’s against subsidies for fossil fuels. He’s for a $15 minimum wage. He’s against Super PACs and for public funding of elections. He’s never tried to cut social security. Just about the only progressive policy he remains against is Medicare for All, which he says is simply too expensive to countenance.
Biden also wanted to drive the narrative by saying he was picking a woman as vice president and a black female as the next justice to the Supreme Court (Anita Hill, perhaps?). I’m not sure why Biden thought a female VP-candidate was such a big deal; Walter Mondale picked Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, and of course Hillary Clinton ran for president in 2016. Months ago, I foresaw…
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