Joe Biden Isn’t Even Close To A Moderate By Shawn Fleetwood for The Federalist
Biden’s phony moderate shtick will only hold up for so long, as true moderate and centrist voters will begin to see his tendencies to move left with the rest of the party on key issues.
If you’ve been watching the coverage of the 2020 Democratic primary, the mainstream media would have you believe former vice president Joe Biden is a moderate in the race. That is simply not the case. In fact, it’s the exact opposite.
Although Biden stated to reporters back in April that “I’m an Obama-Biden Democrat, man. And I’m proud of it,” he’s moved far left of the Obama era and continues to do so on several key issues pertaining to everyday Americans. Biden’s progressive lurch to the left comes as he tries to keep in line with his fellow 2020 competitors, most notably Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
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Biden Endorsed the Green New Deal
During CNN’s seven-hour climate change town hall last week, Biden endorsed the idea of the Green New Deal, the $93 trillion proposal that aims to eliminate the use of all fossil fuels, ban “combustion-engine vehicles” and air travel, and claims to guarantee every American a job, even those who are “unable or unwilling to work.” When asked if the Green New Deal went too far, Biden gave an unequivocal “no,” even implying that the deal does not go “far enough” with specifics. Biden’s support for banning all fossil fuels isn’t new, as he backed the very same concept during July’s Democratic debate.
Fossil fuels represent the lifeblood of the American economy, and outright banning them would result in millions of Americans out of work and unemployed, particularly in the Rust Belt states in the Midwest. Biden’s stance on fossil fuel elimination puts him at odds with the blue-collar workers the media claims he represents, pushing him into a difficult position if he were to become the nominee to take on President Trump in 2020.
Biden Favors Radical Gun Control
Biden’s leftward drift also applies to gun control, where at a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the former vice president said, “The idea that we don’t have elimination of assault-type weapons, magazines that can hold multiple bullets in them — it’s absolutely mindless. It’s no violation of the Second Amendment,” when asked about the recent mass shooting in Midland and Odessa, Texas.