“Our Very Democracy Is At Stake” – Joe Biden Launches Campaign For President

by | Apr 25, 2019 | Headline News | 29 comments

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    This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.

    Following months of anticipatory leaks and the ‘gropegate’ scandal that nearly derailed the former VP’s ambitions, Joe Biden, who has consistently polled at the top of the ever-expanding Democratic field, has finally announced his plans to seek the 2020 nomination.

    In a video published via his Twitter feed Thursday morning, the former vice president and Senator from Delaware declared his intention to run, declaring “the core values of this nation… our standing in the world… our very democracy…everything that has made America — America – is at stake.”

    In the video, Biden framed his video with the infamous 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., – a “defining moment for our nation in the last few years” – where a counter-protester was killed after a member of a white supremacist group plowed into a crowd with his car. He contrasted the march with the writing of the ‘Declaration of Independence,’ which was penned by Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville more than 240 years earlier.

    In the video, Biden. condemned Trump for assigning a “moral equivalency” between the neo-Nazi marchers and the people protesting them when he said there were ‘fine people on both sides’.

    “In that moment, I knew the threat to our nation was bigger than anything we’ve seen in our lifetime. I believe our nation will look back on this president…as an aberrant moment in our history. Our very democracy…is at stake.”

    “America is an idea, an idea that is stronger than any army, bigger than any ocean, more powerful than any dictator on Earth…it instills in every person in this country the belief that in this country there’s nothing you can’t achieve if you work at it. We can’t forget what happened in Charlottesville, even more important we have to remember who we are.”

    Before signing off, Biden warned that America can’t afford eight years of Donald Trump, saying it would ‘forever alter the character of the nation.’

    “If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are. And I cannot stand by and watch that happen. The core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that’s made America America is at stake. That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”

    Biden will follow his announcement with a fundraiser on Thursday, then a rally Monday in Pittsburgh, Bloomberg reported, citing an announcement from his campaign. Over the next ten days, he plans to make stops in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina, the earliest primary and caucus states.

    Though Biden’s eight-year stint as Obama’s VP gives him an unrivaled name and brand recognition in a field of 20 candidates, Obama has said he won’t make an endorsement until a nominee has been chosen. Online betting odds still favor Biden, 76, as the front-runner for the nomination, though “Democratic Socialist” Bernie Sanders is a close second, followed by the ascendant South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg.

    Of course, Biden’s well-documented history of inappropriate touching isn’t his only major liability going into the Democratic primary (the Iowa caucuses are just 10 months away). The appearance of a quid-pro-quo involving Biden, his son, taxpayer money and a ‘sweetheart’ deal in Ukraine could very well become the scandal that finally proves his undoing.

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      29 Comments

      1. Georgia Peach

        Old Joe won’t make it. He fibs a lot. Never know if he is telling the truth.

        • Jim

          Joe is being protested by the Democratic party at every event. The monster he helped create is coming back to haunt him . Kind of hard to win like that.

      2. Georgia Peach

        Poor old Lovie Dovie Joe. He tries but gets confused.

      3. Mike

        I hope he never becomes “Groper in chief”!

        • Joe

          He liked swimming naked in front of female Secret Service agents. They should have got combat pay for that.

      4. ANGRY FROG

        Trump 2nd term with no problems

      5. JJ

        Doesn’t anyone remember the son of Joe was the attorney general in Connecticut and responsible for the arrest of Larry Sinclair who was held in jail for months to prevent him from telling the stories of Obama performing acts on men in the back seat of his limo??? I put this in the most subtle language I know.
        The only reason Joe was chosen as VP–quid pro quo!

        • Norrak

          Yes, I remember, and Sinclair ended up dead. Obama has a body count equal to his Satanic sister, Killery. I’m pretty sure Joe Biden couldn’t help but know about Obama’s secrets.

        • Son of patriot

          Wow…

      6. BadAmerican

        Democracy?

        Be safe….long live the Republic……..BA.

      7. Georgia Peach

        Obama never let him talk. He just looked good standing there.

      8. Anonymous

        I bet, nothing within view of where you are sitting was made in your own town, county, or state. Not one candidate, from either party, can explain where it comes from, without selling anyone down the river.

      9. Honeypot

        Charlottesville was not about white supremacy. It was about keeping the statues that honor historic heroes. All of our former Presidents deserve to be respected and their memory embraced. If you don’t love us then you have no business being here.

        We are not a democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic.

        .

        • Heartless

          Honeypot, speaking as the great-great-grandson of a man who left his Illinois family, forever creating a rift, to go an fight on the side of the South, I’ve been greatly offended by the denial of patriotism of those men who did what they did out of a deep-seated belief in freedom. No, not some concept of abolition; rather, the rights of States to govern their affairs within their borders as their people deemed correct. The grand-father I speak of, his family owned no slaves. Nor had he any desire to do so. Thank god, he survived to be one of the ‘Sooners’ there on the opening day of the Oklahoma territory and raise a family. History just is. It is immutable. We cannot judge the past by the transitory standards we now think right. For who’s to say that in a hundred years our descendents won’t say the very same about us?

          • bb in GA

            And for all those Northerners who want to categorize anyone who served in the military for the CSA as “traitors” or “terrorists”, your Government long ago set the record straight…

            “38 U.S. Code § 1501 – Definitions

            (3) The term “Civil War veteran” includes a person who served in the military
            or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, and
            the term “active military or naval service” includes active service in those forces.”

            <bb

      10. aljamo

        Biden sucks big time. A carbon copy of the ultimately devious hag Clinton to steal the nomination away from Sanders for the existing establishment two party swindle. Sanders is a long time part of the corruption squawking pie in the sky solutions that will never see the light of day. None of the above should be an option on the ballot. Biden is the prime example of no forthcoming change will be accepted.

        • The Deplorable Renegade

          Aljamo, I think one of those crazy jezebels are more likely to get the Democratic nomination. Keep a close eye on Kamala Harris. She’s the most dangerous of the bunch.

          • Son of patriot

            Beto and Kamala will get it but the power will really be with Pelosi and the Marxist/Democrat party apparatus. Trump will not get back in, the election will be stolen. In 2021 there will be outright war in the streets.

      11. zion joe

        naw hes to HANDY…ME THINKS

      12. Hoser

        Joe you Dumbass, we don’t have a Democracy. You might want to look into it… Spoiler alert: It’s called a “Democratic Republic.”

      13. Anonymous

        Somebody should tell the pea brained MF we live in constitutional republic. I get sick of hearing the Democrat subliminal message of calling this great country a “democracy”.

      14. Chris Riley

        The sad thing is the headlines on drudge report ‘Shock Poll – Biden gets 8 point jump’ is complete fake news to grab web traffic. These are completely un-reliable there is no way to tell what the sampling requirements were. I am 58 years old and have never been called for one of these polls. You can bet this one on Joe ‘Hands’ Biden was east and west coast samples of anti-american liberals.

      15. Anonymous

        Funny enough, I saw someone on FB advertise “Biden sent me this”
        A picture with Trump and his girl (young at that stage)

        And HE was talking about it having ‘inappropriate touching’ hah!

      16. Brian

        Joe Biden is like a ship’s passenger who has a ticket. He’s still on the dock and the ship (Democratic party) has sailed on the sea of Socialism. They might call it progressive or some other name, but it is Socialism.

      17. I don't think the democracy is in danger, because this is not the form of government that we have (so far), we have a representative Constitutional Republic.

        I don’t think the democracy is in danger, because this is not the form of government that we have (so far), we have a representative Constitutional Republic.

        I cannot believe how many folks have allowed the mantra of the pied piper of propaganda to convince them that the USA is a democracy.

      18. It's actually a Constitutional Republic

        It’s actually a Constitutional Republic.??

      19. Kevin2

        When the US invaded Afghanistan Joe Biden stated that the US appears like, “High tech bullies”, and should fight, “Manno to Manno”; his lack of concern for US casualties fighting in such crude fashion should be shocking. The very object of war is not to have a fair fight.

      20. aljamo

        Biden is just as scary as Clinton. The ultimate insider to protect predatory capitalism and war mongerism. It’s a big club and the majority of Americans are not in it. Why have elections when the fix is always already in before the election takes place? And why does every administration support headchopping Saudi Arabia? We’re all going to die eventually, we don’t have far to go until life is not worth living. We know nothing will change for the better and will only get worse by design. Maybe this is the real hell, I’d buy that.

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