Joe Biden Leads the Pack with Deceptive “Moderate” Platform

Written by Timothy J. Dailey

Former Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) maintains a solid lead over his Democratic rivals, portraying himself as the more reasonable alternative to what he calls his far-left primary opponents. Yet his own policy positions have historically been demonstrably more radical than the mainstream America he claims to represent.

What many people remember about Biden is his lifelong penchant for making embarrassing gaffs that elicit groans from his supporters and delight his opponents, such as when he addressed a wheelchair bound politician at a campaign rally: “I’m told Chuck Graham, state senator, is here. Stand up Chuck, let ’em see you. Oh, God love you. What am I talking about?”

Fewer are perhaps aware of some of the astonishing policy reversals that have characterized his political career, especially regarding the pressing social issues of our time. In 1996, Biden voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, which barred the Federal Government from recognizing so-called same-sex “marriage,” only to completely reverse his position in 2012, claiming that he was “absolutely comfortable with . . . men marrying men, women marrying women.”

In 1973, Biden stated that he thought Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided. Now, however, he “firmly believes that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land and should not be overturned.” Similarly, until earlier this month, Biden was on record as supporting the Hyde Amendment, which forbade using federal funds to pay for abortion except in very limited cases, such as when the woman’s life is in danger. On June 6 of this year, he announced that he no longer supported the amendment.

The list goes on and on. After originally voting for the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, he voiced opposition several years later to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld the very same Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.

This week, Biden rolled out his first major policy platform: a comprehensive education proposal which, if enacted, would be a radical socialist’s dream come true. He supports tripling spending on low-income education along with providing universal prekindergarten and free community college, while opposing private charter schools.

If the above constitute “moderate” policies, one can only wait with trepidation to learn more of the “far left” proposals of his more radical Democratic rivals. Given President Donald Trump’s much more conservative positions, the 2020 election promises to shape up as offering the starkest of choices for the American people.

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