Apparently, if you are Democratic establishment favorite, Joe Biden, you can pretty much get away with anything, even lying on national television. Not only will the party not care if he does so, but they will also completely ignore it so that their power has a lesser chance of being eroded.
Nothing proved this more than the most recent and first one-on-one debate between self-proclaimed socialist White House hopeful Bernie Sanders and the crowd favorite Joe Biden.
Biden actually had a night full of lies, and yet, his party continues to back him no matter what.
As the first and possibly last time Sanders will have to prove he is worthy of standing up to Biden for the Democratic nomination, the Vermont senator didn’t seem to be holding any punches, bringing up quite a few controversial issues in Biden’s campaign.
One of the first was the Hyde Amendment, which Biden used to be firmly for and now has proclaimed himself to be against. Sanders has never supported the amendment, claiming that in wrongly restricts lower-income women from being allowed to get an abortion. And while that puts the two candidates on the same side of the issue, Sanders had no problem pointing out Biden’s recent flip-flop on the topic.
Sanders said, “Joe, you have in the past, voted for the Hyde Amendment, that says a low-income woman cannot use Medicaid to pay for an abortion.”
And Sanders is correct, up to a point. Biden did support the idea up until 2019 when it became apparent he was going to have to make some changes if he were to gain the support of the progressive left to win the nomination. However, the Hyde Amendment doesn’t restrict anyone from getting an abortion; it merely protects taxpayers, saying that federal funding such as Medicaid cannot be used for abortions.
But after failing to do much damage on this topic, Sanders tried another one: the 2005 bankruptcy bill.
This is part of the progressive left’s fight against corporations and big money. The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act or BAPCPA was passed by a bipartisan majority in 2005, making it more difficult to file for bankruptcy and, therefore, less likely that fraud and abuse would happen. However, according to the progressive left, the bill puts credit companies before consumers.
In criticism of this bill, Bernie claimed on Sunday that, if his memory served him right, Biden had “helped write that bankruptcy bill.” Naturally, Biden got a bit defensive and claimed that he had never supported the initiative.
Another lie to appease the left he is trying to so desperately win over.
Biden not only supported the bill in 2005 but sponsored it, along with several Republican senators. And those on social media were not afraid to note the truth. As one user mentioned, Biden’s home state is “hub of the finance and credit card industries,” and that likely pushed him to support the bill at the time.
However, it seems that since he no longer holds allegiance to just one state, he has changed his mind on a whole slew of issues. Not that his party seems to mind, they just want to make sure Trump doesn’t take any more of their power and so are willing to allow anything at this point.
In fact, they won’t even ask about his past lies.
This is the first debate since Biden’s very outlandish tale of being arrested in South Africa while trying to visit Nelson Mandela.
The presidential candidate made the claim in February, saying, “This day, 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid. I had the great honor of meeting him. I had the great honor of being arrested with our U.N. Ambassador on the streets of Soweto trying to get to see him on Robben’s Island.”
However, after evidence of no arrest ever having been made on Biden, he admitted to the public by the end of the month that he had, in fact, not been arrested.
After admitting to this falsity and having several others on his record, it was thought by pretty much everyone that it would be brought up during the debate.
But it wasn’t. CNN moderators didn’t even ask about it. Which only proves what we all already know. CNN is in the left’s pocket and has no interest in truth or honesty. Instead, just like the party they back, they only want power and money.