Joe Biden, all heart
In an appearance before NBC’s Today show on Wednesday, Joe Biden said, “In my heart, I’m confident that I could make a good president,” adding, “I haven’t made a decision to run and I haven’t made a decision not to run.”
What would a Joe Biden presidency look like?
If he were president, we could expect more plagiarism, something he has repeated throughout the years. He had to give up one presidential run because of the reaction to his plagiarism.
In March 2011, he likened the Republican strategy of seeking to cut federal spending while not wanting to over-tax the rich to “rape victims being blamed for the rape.”
Not a fan of conservatives, he seems to believe all conservatives are members of a Tea Party. In August 2011, he said that Tea Party members acted like terrorists because they didn’t want to spend a $120 billion a month that we don’t have. In September, 2011, he claimed the Tea Party didn’t want unions. He said, “You [unions] are the only folks keeping the barbarians [conservatives] from the gates.”
In fact, conservatives want unions that don’t own a political party.
In 2011, he said this about the Stimulus, which was a colossal waste of money: “The Stimulus has worked beyond my wildest dreams.”
However, he knows who to call for advice when the country needs it. In November 2011, he said that the “first guy we called for economic advice was Jon Corzine.”
We would definitely have more taxation under a Biden presidency. He refers to taxation as “patriotic.” He has been an outspoken advocate for a global minimum tax. This global minimum tax Biden refers to gives the power to regulate, oversee, and disperse the taxes collected to the U.N. not the U.S.
He likes to give gun advice. All a woman needs for protection, he said, is a shotgun. Biden owns a Beretta himself.
During an interview with Field and Stream, an outdoors magazine, the vice-president gave additional advice to those looking to protect themselves against would-be intruders: “Just fire the shotgun through the door.”
The gun laws Democrats are trying to put in place are only the beginning, Biden said in March 2013. He also said the US is on the verge of mandatory universal background checks.
Speaking at a forum at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, referring to the right to own rifles he labels assault weapons, Joe Biden Jr said this: “No law-abiding citizen in the United States of America feels their constitutional rights will be infringed in any way. None. Zero.”
There is always Biden’s record on foreign policy and national security issues. Gates wrote in his recently released memoir, “I think he [Biden] has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
Biden on Wednesday said it’s just that they disagreed on every issue. That’s true and Gates was almost always right.
Then there are the often heard quotes that “Al Qaeda is dead, General Motors is alive!” Biden said, “The fact is we went [to Afghanistan] for one reason: to get those people who killed Americans — al Qaeda,”
Biden said in 2012 that “We decimated al Qaeda central; we have eliminated Osama bin Laden. That was our purpose [being in Afghanistan].”
While campaigning in Youngstown, Ohio in May, 2012, he said, “My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, I could be, I could be Vice President!”
Maybe parents know best.