A longer version of this article originally ran in CounterPunch on August 23, 2008 under the title “Change,” “Hope” … Why They Must be Talking About Joe Biden! We reprint the story today because it makes clear that the allegations of sexual misconduct against senate staffers has been swirling around Biden for many years, dating back to his first years in the senate. –JSC
“Change” and “hope” are not words one associates with Senator Joe Biden, a man so ripely symbolic of everything that is unchanging and hopeless about our political system that a computer simulation of the corporate-political paradigm senator in Congress would turn out “Biden” in a nano-second.
The first duty of any senator from Delaware is to do the bidding of the banks and large corporations which use the tiny state as a drop box and legal sanctuary. Biden has never failed his masters in this primary task. Find any bill that sticks it to the ordinary folk on behalf of the Money Power and you’ll likely detect Biden’s hand at work. The bankruptcy act of 2005 was just one sample.
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What really shits me is that every American I have met have been absolutely lovely people, even the young Marines we met on our honeymoon many years ago. And now they are left with a nation in turmoil with the last President being a narcissist with grandiosity on max and the incumbent doddering, undertook brain surgery twice, suffering from memory lapses, clearly corrupt geriatric and a bit too feely with his hands around children establishment proxy.ReplyDelete
What would the founding fathers have thought?
Despite his faults, Joe Biden won with a record amount of votes cast in a US Presidential election. Would Bernie Sanders or AOC have polled that amount?ReplyDelete
His election is a long overdue piece of good news (along with the Covid-19 vaccine announcement; sadly Northern Ireland could not make it a triple crown of good tidings but well done Scotland). It is the first step in the reversal of right-wing nationalist populist.
I meqnt populism, sorry.ReplyDelete
I take it you meant, meant.ReplyDelete
Trump also had a record amount of votes Barry...ReplyDelete
I know, Steve. America is very divided no doubt about that. But somebody has to try to bring back some sane governance to it after the shitshow of the last four years.Delete