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Thomas Gallatin / Jul. 28, 2020

Biden Policies Covered With Sanders Fingerprints

Joe banks on his "moderate" status to help him defeat Trump, while he increasingly embraces the radical Left.

A quick perusal of Joe Biden’s campaign platform may cause a double take as you wonder if you aren’t looking at Bernie Sanders’s socialist agenda. In fact, in many ways, Biden’s platform is essentially that — all the way down to Sanders himself. Since the former opponents have now joined forces as the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force, Biden’s position as the “moderate” candidate exists only as the Leftmedia’s popular propaganda. The truth is Biden is the most radical far-left presidential candidate the Democrat Party has ever nominated. And his teaming up with Sanders has everything to do with that.

Just how much of Biden’s platform is actually Sanders’s? As Emily Larson of the Washington Examiner reports, “Most of the Democratic 80-page draft platform is lifted word-for-word from the 110-page Unity Task Force recommendations, including large portions of six out of nine of the main policy sections in the platform. Some paragraphs and sentences from the task force were rearranged and expanded on. And like the platform, the task force stopped short of including a call for the contentious ‘Medicare for all’ and Green New Deal policy proposals.”

Larson further notes, “Huge sections of the platform lifted by the task force recommendations include the ‘Combating the climate crisis and pursuing environmental justice’ section that came out of a committee led by former Secretary of State John Kerry and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; ‘Protecting communities by reforming our criminal justice system, which calls for the end of cash bail; and sections on immigration and education.”

Given Biden’s slipping mental acuity, we have long held that the Democrat Party’s real agenda is to simply use Biden and his supposed “moderate” status to appeal to a broad swath of American voters as a means to win the White House. Should Biden defeat Donald Trump in November, it won’t be long (maybe within his first year) that Biden steps down due to age and declining health or simply for the sake of “social justice” to give the reins to his black female vice president. Following such a handoff, observe just how quickly the “moderate” moniker is dispensed with as the Democrats press their socialist agenda into high gear.

Biden was never a principled or consistent moderate, of course. He has always been a political opportunist and his teaming up with Sanders perfectly reflects this characteristic. That opportunism may have been best summed up by Sanders’s campaign co-chair, Nina Turner, who griped, “It’s like saying to somebody, 'You have a bowl of s—t in front of you, and all you’ve got to do is eat half of it instead of the whole thing.’ It’s still s—t.”

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