Joe Biden asks ‘Do I look like a radical socialist?’ – Bernie and Barack say ‘yes’

Joe Biden asks ‘Do I look like a radical socialist?’ – Bernie and Barack say ‘yes’
BFFs Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders (Image: Political Insider)

Democrat nominee for President Joe Biden asked Americans whether or not they believe he is as radical as President Trump’s campaign is trying to portray him.

The 77-year-old candidate emerged from his basement long enough to make a campaign stop in Pittsburgh Monday, seeking to combat the narrative that he would simply be a puppet for far-left Marxist zealots in his own party.

“Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters?” he asked. “Really?”

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

Perhaps it isn’t so much a question of Biden’s radical malafides but whether he has the gumption to stand up to people like Kamala Harris, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or Beto O’Rourke – all whom he has announced will have some role in his administration.

That aside, people like Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders certainly think Biden is radical. Their words prove it. Biden’s words, for that matter, prove it as well.

Let’s take a look.

Why Yes, You Do Look Like a Radical Socialist

In July, former rival Sanders, fresh off the release of a “progressive unity platform” that put forth “a good policy blueprint that will move this country in a much-needed progressive direction,” bragged that Biden might be the most progressive President in modern times.

The Vermont senator boasted that he had forced Biden to adopt many of his radical socialist policies.

“The compromise they came up with, if implemented, will make Biden the most progressive president since FDR,” Sanders announced.

A little over one week ago, former President Obama confirmed that Biden is simply a vessel of the radical left. In an interview with “The New Yorker” Obama admitted, “If you look at Joe Biden’s goals and Bernie Sanders’s goals, they’re not that different, from a forty-thousand-foot level.”

He then proceeded to reel off several similarities between the two candidates.

“What I think the moment has done is to change some of those calculations, not because necessarily Joe’s changed but because circumstances have changed,” added Obama.

In other words, our party has shifted far to the Left, and Biden has adapted by bending at will.

Radical Socialist Says What?

Biden himself has made an apt argument to suggest he is a radical socialist, something he has to do in order to inspire the Democrat party’s base.

Some of the extreme positions in which Biden and Bernie share commonality include:

  • Implementation of the Green New Deal.
  • Jailing climate deniers.
  • Free college, including for illegal aliens.
  • A federal “assault weapons” ban, with Biden vowing to put O’Rourke in charge of weapons reform.
  • Seeking to cause “massive disruptions to private health insurance coverage.”

The unity platform hinted at implementation of the Green New Deal and reparations for slavery.

And then there is this:

Remember, this is a man who on Independence Day warned that he would “transform” the country.

Don’t believe Bernie, Barack, or even our fact-based analysis? Then, by all means, check out Joe Biden’s own words in which he answers the very question he posed to Americans on Monday.

“If I’m elected and this passes, I’m going to go down as one of the most progressive presidents in American history,” Biden said.

There you have it, straight from the horse’s — er… mouth.

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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