While the media continue to insist that Joe Biden is a picture of moderation, he continues to tell us who he really is. The formerly self-proclaimed “most liberal” senator has continually embraced the left-wing base of the Democrat party, failing to condemn even the most obvious anti-American outbursts.
Now, the Democrat presidential candidate is making this promise.
We're going to beat Donald Trump. And when we do, we won't just rebuild this nation — we'll transform it.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 6, 2020
Putting aside the fact that Biden almost certainly doesn’t have the capacity to consistently write his own tweets, one is left wondering exactly what he plans to transform “this nation” into. Given how much the nation has already been transformed over the last several months, with the continued tolerance of the destruction of cities and America’s history, the promise of some higher level of radicalism coming should worry everyone.
Biden is not a moderate and never has been. The fact that he likely didn’t write the above tweet is perhaps worse than if he had. He’s surrounded by radicals, from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to his actual campaign staff, some of whom are alumni of the Sanders and Obama campaigns.
Tweets like this are a donation in kind to the Trump campaign. Biden is essentially endorsing the Trump campaign’s messaging that a Biden presidency will bring a parade of far-left agenda items. https://t.co/vYB8pJKWnP
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) July 6, 2020
I’d go further and say that it’s not playing into Trump’s messaging but that it’s reality. Biden is telling us who he is and he has continuously done so. The idea that he’s a moderate is a myth perpetuated by people who want it to be true, i.e. voters who are not comfortable with the current cultural revolution but still want to vote for Biden. They are deluding themselves, believing that he’ll flip a switch when he’s president. He won’t and there’s absolutely no reason to believe he won’t govern exactly as he’s campaigning.
Trump needs to remain on message in regards to making this election a referendum on the far-left. As long as he points his finger and says “I’m not them,” he has a shot to turn his campaign around. But he has to maintain some discipline on messaging. Signaling support for the confederate flag this morning was an unforced error, for example. Kayleigh McEnany is now having to spend the entire briefing today walking it back. He needs less of that and more of what we saw over the weekend, with his speech and his successful framing of the rioting as un-American.
Do that and Biden will fold down the stretch.