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Joe Biden: “My time’s up.”

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, July 1, 2019

My time’s up. I’m sorry.

– former VP Joe Biden, in his first primary “debate” appearance among the 20+ Democratic nominee wanna’ be’s, on the second night of the two-night event in Miami, FL, Thursday, 27 June 2019

Truer words were ne’er spoken.
He’s right.
Your time is up, Joe.
Gotta’ move on.

Joe Biden is a dinosaur, a relic from a different age, but it has nothing to do with his age.

He claims to be a Democrat, but his track record speaks for itself.

When then-Vice President Biden made a ceremonial appearance on the Senate floor Monday, December 5, 2016, in response to the 21st Century Cures Act, which had a major portion of the law renamed after his late son Beau, who earlier died from brain cancer – The Beau Biden Memorial Moonshot – which allocated $1.8 Billion for cancer research, he was asked by a reporter what his plans were after leaving office, and if he had other political ambitions, Mr. Biden flippantly dead-panned saying, “Yeah, I am. I’m going to run in 2020.”

The reporter responded asking, “For what?”

Mr. Biden replied, “For president. What the hell, man! Anyway…”

When he was later asked to clarify his remark, Vice President Biden attempted to retract his remark by saying “I’m not committing not to run. I’m not committing to anything. I learned a long time ago fate has a strange way of intervening.”

The next day later, in an appearance Tuesday, December 6, 2016, on “The Late Show” with host Stephen Colbert, Mr. Biden said in part, that “I’m a great respecter of fate. I don’t plan on running again. But to say you know what’s going to happen in four years, I just think is
– is not rational. I can’t see the circumstance in which I’d run, but what I’ve learned a long, long, long time ago, Stephen, is to never say never. You don’t know what’s going to happen. Hell, Donald Trump is going to be 74. I’ll be 77 and in better shape. Who knows?”

Now, he’s a candidate to be the Democratic nominee for President.

In 2008, Mr. Biden was a widely popular choice for Secretary of State. But, when he was asked about the possibility of accepting a nomination for the office, he was emphatically unequivocal, and said, “Absolutely, positively, inequitably, Shermanesquely, ‘no.’ I will not be anybody’s Secretary of State in any circumstance I can think of. And I absolutely can say with certainty I would not be anybody’s Vice President, period. End of story. I guarantee I will not do it.”

And yet, he was Vice President to Barack Obama.

In 2006, Senator Joe Biden voted in favor of an amendment to create a border fence.

And at a November 27, 2006 meeting of the Columbia, South Carolina Rotary Club, Joe Biden bragged that he voted for funding and building a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in the Secure Fence Act of 2006. At the time, the legislation promised to fund 700 miles of new fencing at the United States southern border for the purpose of ending illegal immigration.

But he also wanted a 40-story fence to keep drugs from Mexico out, and said this:
“Folks, I voted for a fence, I voted, unlike most Democrats — and some of you won’t like it — I voted for 700 miles of fence. But, let me tell you, we can build a fence 40 stories high — unless you change the dynamic in Mexico and — and you will not like this, and punish American employers who knowingly violate the law when, in fact, they hire illegals. Unless you do those two things, all the rest is window dressing.”

“Now, I know I’m not supposed to say it that bluntly, but they are the facts, they are the facts. And so everything else we do is in between here, everything else we do is at the margins. The reason why I add that parenthetically, why I believe the fence is needed, does not have anything to do with immigration as much as drugs. And let me tell you something folks, people are driving across that border with tons, tons, hear me, tons of everything from byproducts for methamphetamine to cocaine to heroin and it’s all coming up through corrupt Mexico.”

Sen. Biden also voted in favor of the Sessions amendment (SA 3979) to S. 2611, which calls for the construction of at least 370 miles of a border fence along the southwest border. The Sessions amendment passed by a vote of 83 to 16.

Here’s “sleepy” Uncle Joe from an earlier Democratic candidate debate on so-called “sanctuary cities.”

His Republican-esque positions are well documented. And with a 36-years long Senate history, there’s plenty of evidence.

Here’s another video of him discussing employers and illegal immigrants.

How about the “War on Drugs”? In 1986, Joe Biden sponsored and co-wrote the Anti-Drug Abuse Act which created more harsh penalties for Blacks (who used crack cocaine), while penalties for powder cocaine (which Whites used) were significantly lower. Thus, Joe Biden contributed to packing prisons with Blacks by unequal laws.

President Barack Obama signs the Fair Sentencing Act, Washington, D.C., August 3, 2010.

Later, the Fair Sentencing Act (Public Law 111-220) – which Congress approved in 2010, and was signed into law by then-POTUS Barack Obama – initiated changes in gross sentencing disparities between the two forms of the same substance. The United States Sentencing Commission reported in 2002 that they “found that the ratio was created based upon a misperception of the dangers of crack cocaine, which had since been proven to have a less drastic effect than previously thought,” and in 2009 demonstrated that no other class of illicit substances had such skewed penalties, and showed that 79% of 5,669 sentenced crack offenders were Black, while only 10% were White, and 10% were Hispanic.

In 2011, the Commission voted to retroactively apply the standards to prisoners convicted under the standards of the old law. It was applied to over 12,000 incarcerated individuals, 85% of whom were African-Americans, which reduced their sentences to be more in line with the changed law.

Senator Joe Biden as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1983 when he helped write the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act, which created the “Gun Show Loophole.”

How about Sleep Uncle Joe Biden’s stance on firearms, aka “guns”?

The NRA has called the 1985 Firearm Owners Protection Act “the law that saved gun rights.”

Among other things, it overturned six Supreme Court rulings and numerous regulations, allowed gun dealers to sell rifles, shotguns and ammunition through the U.S. Mail and the Internet (which facilitated James Holmes’ mass shooting at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater July 20, 2012), as well as limited Federal inspections of Firearm Dealers while simultaneously allowing them to sell firearms at gun shows, which created the so-called “Gun Show Loophole,” and helped gun shows grow significantly in popularity and size.

As well, the FOPA also made it easier for Private Firearms Collectors to sell firearms without obtaining a Federal Firearms Dealers’ License, which also aided the popularity of the “Gun Show Loophole.” The FOPA also banned parts which could be used to make machine guns, though it was added as an amendment at the last minute by House Democrats.

Joe Biden voted in support of the FOPA.

In 1968, as a newly-minted lawyer, having earned the Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law, for six months, Mr. Biden clerked for a Wilmington, Delaware law firm led by William Pickett, who was a prominent local Republican; and Biden said of himself that he “thought of myself as a Republican.”

That same year, Mr. Biden also staunchly opposed forced school busing to combat segregation, and called it “a phony issue which allows the White liberals to sit in suburbia, confident that they are not going to have to live next to Blacks.”

Joe Biden.

Which side of the fence will he be on tomorrow?

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