Joe Biden has tried everything to recover what little enthusiasm he had among voters before the RNC but to no avail. When the subject of the race riots that are destroying Democrat-run cities and the lives and livelihoods of their inhabitants became the number one concern for voters, Biden tried to ease past his and his own party’s failure to mention the violence during their own convention.
First, the former vice president tried telling voters that although Donald Trump condemns the violence, it is happening in his America. Those who heard the appeal were unimpressed. Then he tried the tack of saying he condemns violence on both sides of the ideological spectrum and dare Trump to do the same. But all voters heard was Biden acknowledging violence on the streets of America that he hadn’t so much as made a passing allusion to in his nomination acceptance speech.
Now he is onto a tried-and-false strategy: lying. Throughout his 47-year career in government, Biden has lied about everything from getting arrested while trying to visit Nelson Mandela in prison to sponsoring the Endangered Species Act. He did neither.
Now he is attempting to persuade voters to disbelieve their lyin’ ears. He is insisting he has addressed the issue of violence in the streets from the outset. In a speech in Wilmington over the weekend he said:
I said from the outset of the recent protests that there’s no place for violence or destruction of property. Peaceful protesters should be protected, and arsonists and anarchists should be prosecuted. And local law enforcement can do that. When President Obama and I were in office we protected federal property. We were able to do it without the Department of Homeland Security turning into a private militia. [Emphasis added]
Hmm. It might help his case if team Biden could dredge up that little-noticed piece of advice. Or maybe they could locate a news clip or footage that backs up this claim:
First of all I denounced it a long time ago, weeks ago. I made it clear from the beginning there’s no justification whatsoever for violence, looting. As a matter of fact it flies in the face of the legitimate protests going on and takes away from the whole rationale for what’s happening here. I’ve condemned the violence from the beginning. [Emphasis added]