Joe Biden never was one to worry about making statements in public that blatantly contradicted one another. On Sunday, at a campaign stop in Harrisburg, Pa., Biden solemnly declared it is time to reset our nation’s moral compass. “We are in a battle for America’s soul,” a hoarse Biden told the audience, adding, “When hate is given a space to fester, it gives others license to come out of the darkness.”
Flash backward two days to another speech Biden gave, this one in support of embattled Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. In the speech, Biden attacked Heitkamp’s Republican opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer, for comments in which he labeled concerns by farmers over President Trump’s trade policies “hysteria,” adding they “don’t have a high enough pain threshold.”
“These guys are amazing,” Biden said sarcastically. “And just stand up proud, stand up to say things that are absolutely mind-boggling,” before turning to a not-so-thinly veiled threat. “Your guy calls farmers’ concerns ‘hysteria,’” he said of Cramer, “because … ‘they don’t have a very high threshold for pain.’ Well, I’ll get the president of the trade union up here. He’ll show him a threshold of pain.” The audience went wild.
Joe Biden Suggests Trade Union Pres Beat Up GOP Rep, “Show Him A Threshold Of Pain”pic.twitter.com/v95W4szWje
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 1, 2018
Biden has been oscillating back and forth between calls for civility and threats to punch out the lights of anyone who doesn’t share his definition of civility. Three days earlier, Biden spoke at a rally in Democrats in which he joined in the chorus of liberal media talking heads to blame President Trump for the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, and the crazed attempted pipe bomber. “Folks, this is not who we are,” Biden said. “We need to recognize that words matter. Words matter.” His remark was clearly directed at the president and the Republicans.
When he’s not threatening to have union bosses show Republican candidates pain, Biden has a more thorough history of playing tough guy. Back in March, he lashed out at Trump saying: “If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.”
Biden evidently missed the memo on civility that everyone in his party and media have been preaching about for the last week or so. Civility was exemplified in the words of Obama Attorney General Eric Holder:
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 10, 2018
But at least we can all agree that it’s never a good idea to “get up in the face of some congresspeople,” right? Er, scratch that too.
Democrat Senator Cory Booker (NJ) encouraged activists on Wednesday to engage in physical confrontation with politicians, telling them to "get up in the face of some congresspeople." pic.twitter.com/GfGzusxTJ5
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 26, 2018
The entire Democratic Party has morphed into a bunch of wannabes desperate to show they are just as badass as Trump — whom, at the same time, they loathe — while simultaneously pretending be the party of civility. In reality, they are neither.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession