Joe Biden, who has proved himself to be the most malleable political candidate since the invention of Silly Putty recently did a complete 180 on defunding the police. In an interview on Wednesday with the liberal publication “Now This” the likely Democratic nominee did a flip-flop from his previously held position that police were essential to declaring that our men in blue have “become the enemy,” adding that their funding should “absolutely” be reallocated elsewhere.
To make #BlackLivesMatter, we need to redirect money away from police departments into mental health care, affordable housing, good jobs & restorative justice.
I asked Joe Biden what he thinks about this approach. Watch his answer. pic.twitter.com/vnXhhhw7Rx
— Ady Barkan (@AdyBarkan) July 8, 2020
One big fan of the new, far-left Biden is former rival Bernie Sanders who said that the policies Biden has adopted “will make him the most progressive president since FDR. Watch:
It’s no surprise Bernie likes what he is hearing. In fact, many of the planks on the new Biden platform probably have a very familiar ring to that. That’s because Team Biden lifted the talking points in many cases verbatim from Sanders’s own radical agenda. In a thread worth perusing, RNC Rapid Response Director Steve Guest lists the two versions of the bullet points side-by-side.
Today, Joe Biden’s unity task force released recommendations for the DNC platform that crib straight from Bernie Sanders’ radical agenda.
We found multiple instances of word-for-word copying from Bernie.
Biden’s Criminal Justice Unity Task force copied Bernie. pic.twitter.com/jPU3BWw3tw
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 8, 2020
Plagiarism is nothing new for the former vice president. As Jeffrey Lord notes at NewsBusters, Biden’s bid for his party’s presidential nomination in 1987 ended after the then-senator was caught plagiarizing a speech that Robert Kennedy had given.
Biden’s penchant for stealing intellectual property got him in trouble again “when the campaign manager for the rival campaign of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis leaked a video that had side-by-side comparisons of a Biden speech and a speech by British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock.” The two were identical.
Add Biden’s habitual lying and inability to form a coherent sentence much of the time, and you have the recipe for a perfect storm.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)