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Biden’s Past Catches Up With Him As 2020 Campaign Mired In Crisis

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Forget the constant groping, allegations that he abused his office for his son’s financial gain in two countries, and the fact that he accomplished virtually nothing of import over five decades of public service – Joe Biden is now wrestling with two new scandals that his campaign must address while he enjoys a double-digit lead over his 2020 Democratic competitors.

The first is Biden’s support of the 1976 Hyde amendment prohibiting federal funds from being used for abortion, which his Democratic rivals slammed him for on Wednesday after his campaign clarified that he still supports it. Biden appeared to have flip-flopped in May, telling an ACLU activist that he would repeal the amendment – only to announce weeks later that he “misheard her.

The 76-year-old politician has since hedged – his campaign saying in a Wednesday statement that “Given the current draconian attempts to limit access to abortion, if avenues for women to access their protected rights under Roe v. Wade are closed, he would be open to repeal.”

This is not playing well with the base, while his competitors pounced on it to capitalize on his unpopular stance.

“To support the Hyde amendment is to block people — particularly women of color and women with low incomes — from accessing safe, legal abortion,” said Planned Parenthood in a statement over Twitter, adding “As abortion access is being restricted and pushed out of reach in states around the country, it is unacceptable for a candidate to support policies that further restrict abortion.”

The second recent crisis Biden has concerns plagiarism, which we mentioned on Wednesday after a CNN panel ripped him a new one over lifting language for his environmental plan word-for-word from environmental nonprofits without attribution.

Biden’s 1988 presidential run went off the rails when it was revealed that he plagiarized speeches from a British labour party politician, which brought to light examples of Biden lifting material from other politicians without attribution, and an acknowledgement that he was also accused of plagiarism in law school.

By many accounts, the 1987 campaign’s free fall began on Friday, Sept. 11. Former Des Moines Register political reporter David Yepsen remembers having breakfast that morning at the Savery Hotel in downtown Des Moines with Paul Tully, a campaign staffer for Michael Dukakis. “I have something for you,” Tully told him as they walked out of the hotel. He opened the trunk of his car and handing Yepsen a videotape.

When Yepsen got back to the office, he watched a side-by-side comparison of Biden’s remarks at a recent debate with the statements of a fiery British politician, Neil Kinnock. Their words — including how they described themselves and their backgrounds — were remarkably similar. –WaPo

Biden and his advisers have called the plagiarism allegations ‘overblown,’ and that he dropped out of the 1988 race because he wanted to focus his efforts on other matters.

“Biden has had a bad week,” said Democratic strategist Brad Bannon, reports The Hill.

“His support of the Hyde amendment is a serious problem,” Bannon added. “Women will make up about 60 percent of the Democratic primary electorate and they are energized because of the draconian new abortion laws in Alabama and Georgia.” –The Hill

Let’s see if Biden’s past follows him into the upcoming Democratic primary debates.

via zerohedge

22 Comments

  1. Donald June 7, 2019

    President Trump should be easily re-elected. The democrats have no viable, serious candidates. They’re all a bunch of light-weight clowns!

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    1. Mark June 7, 2019

      NO THEY ARE A BUNCH OF LYING,THIEVING, DECEIVING,FRAUDULENT,IMMORAL,SOCIALIST,COMMIE,LIBERAL,SCUZZBALL, PARASITE,SCUM-SUCKING,SCUMBAG COCKROACHES. MAKE MORE SENSE?

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  2. PJ June 7, 2019

    PLEASE do not insult clowns. They are people too, you know! 😀

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    1. Nell Breaux June 7, 2019

      At least Clowns love Kids and are happy.

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  3. Jim June 7, 2019

    Warren calls the Hyde amendment immoral. No, the Hyde amendment is very moral. What is immoral is millions of innocent lives taken without their consent dressed up as “women’s health” and “women’s reproductive rights.”

    Warren and her fellow candidates are immoral if they think we should allow the murder of innocent babies as if they were merely pieces of garbage.

    None of these Democrat candidates are qualified for a job as Dog Catcher. Dogs everywhere deserve better.

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    1. David in MA June 7, 2019

      Leave Dog Catchers out of this!

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    2. Mark June 7, 2019

      HEY JIM, WE THE TAXPAYER ARE PAYING FOR THIS. AND THEY ARE SELLING PARTS OF THESE BABIES. IT’S FUCKING DISGUSTING AND IMMORAL AS HELL.

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  4. David in MA June 7, 2019

    Roe vs Wade must be repealed.
    Why?
    1. Because there is no defined Constitutional right to abortion.
    2. It primarily is impacting the Black & Hispanic people.
    3. It will encourage unprotected sex.
    4. STD’s will be on the rise.
    5. And it is against YAHWEH, GOD.
    For starters!

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    1. Mark June 7, 2019

      DAVID: AGREED 1000%

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  5. N June 7, 2019

    ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these deep state treasonous NAZI commie liberal Muslim pedophilia demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

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  6. joe June 7, 2019

    Biden accomplished nothing and i mean it has to be nothing because he got less done than even his do nothing boss Obama for eight years . There were times when i thought he passed away while taking a nap in the White House and they could not find the body, but i guess doing nothing at least kept him out of trouble and from screwing up the country by making bad deals like Obama did .

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  7. joe June 7, 2019

    What our enemies and allies must think of us by the circus the democrats are putting on for the past two and one half years by constantly bouncing their heads off the padded walls of their taxpayer funded offices while they do nothing but hate and try to overturn an election and now we have this clown out of the past Biden who is clearly a step away from being able to string two sentences together as their front runner and Nancy Pelosi who should be home rocking in a chair watching cartoons as speaker of the house . Our enemies must really think that this is a strategic maneuver to deceive them because no country as great as America could actually let these fools even come within 50 miles of the white house.

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  8. Sandra June 7, 2019

    A dog and pony show for sure! Biden is the attempt by the Democrats to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Democrats, you are barking up the wrong tree.

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  9. Cerberus June 7, 2019

    Well, surprise, surprise… a candidate flip-flops on what they’ve stated for over forty years to win an election.
    The guy forgets that if he bows to the left and wins in his party, all hopes of winning a general election are shot.
    Regular folks don’t believe that a newborn child can be left on a table alongside you, THEN you can decide to keep it or not.
    I thought it’d be over for creepy uncle joe when he told everybody who’d listen “I get it…”, then two weeks later get caught on national tv plying a little girls shoulders and whispering in her ear.
    – Sheesh…
    Maybe if he DID something in his 40-something years in government some of this crap can be forgiven, but instead he was living on taxpayer’s money to do nada all that time.
    Enough of this faker. HE’S the swamp.

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  10. Gary June 7, 2019

    More like an overflowing Septic Tank!…..sorry, plumbers….no disrespect intended.

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  11. Joseph Meissner June 7, 2019

    The Hyde Amendment is based on a simple idea. I should not be forced to pay my tax dollars to kill unborn babies. This is contrary to science and medicine.

    As for the poor needing abortions, that is turning one of the two victims in every abortion into a party to this taking of a human life and using poverty as an excuse.

    Sorry, every human life is precious as the “Black Lives Matter” Campaign defends and asserts. Use our tax dollars to help the poor, not kill them off.

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  12. Jo June 7, 2019

    It is truly sad and disgusting the Progressive Socialist Communist Fascist Racist Democrat Party is so full of hate and promote such violence. They hate God, unborn children and now in Obamacare they want to murder elderly that are sick instead of treating them. They do not respect human life and people exist only for them to use. They are showing their true selves and are the same as they were in pre civil war days. Slavery is not racism because every race creed and color were slaves in the past and now in today’s world. The Progressive Socialist Communist Fascist Racist Democrat Party is out for a one world Socialist Government and we all know how that will turn out. When people vote Democrat they are voting against GOD and will answer for the way they vote. We will answer for our sins, why would anyone want to answer for what they cause others to do. Biden is just another stooge and will do and say whatever people want to hear instead of being a real leader. Women’s health has never been an issue because if it was they would demand the same healthcare that men get. Instead they want to go to butchers, Planned parenthood instead of real doctors. Baby murder abortion is not birth control it is murder. It is hard to believe how selfish, stupid and lazy both men and women are not to use all the products on the market to prevent pregnancy. If a man or a woman never want children they should be fixed like we do animals. Then they can do and act lower than animals.

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  13. steve smith June 7, 2019

    BIDEN WAS THE BEST BODY GUARD OBAMA HAD__IF SOMEONE KILLED OBAMA __
    WE WOULD HAVE HAD BIDEN AS PRESIDENT -WHICH NO SANE PERSON WOULD WANT

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  14. steve smith June 7, 2019

    IF BIDEN IS THE BEST THE DEMS HAVE FOR 2020–THEY BETTER FOLD CAMP AND START
    GROOMING FOR 2024 -IF THERE STILL IS A DEMOCRAT PARTY BY THEN–
    IF A/G BARR GETS IT IN GEAR -MOST OF THE DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE IN PRISON-

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  15. Dale Turnbo June 7, 2019

    It is almost funny when these Godless jerks say “Immoral” in regards to Pro-Life activism. All those Liberal politicians who commented above are wicked beyond measure- they are a blight on America.

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  16. cc June 7, 2019

    The HYDE AMENDMENT is MORAL!!! The Demonrats are the IMMORAL bunch of Demons!!

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  17. Marshall Rosenthal July 15, 2019

    Just vote “NO” for Joe Biden. He never was any good. He’s worse now.

    Reply

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