The New York Times article, Biden’s First Run for President Was a Calamity. Some Missteps Still Resonate, goes into how Joe Biden has always “embellished.” He’s repeatedly lied about key things that never happened. He was caught plagiarizing speeches back in the mid-80’s s and has continued telling outright lies about his accomplishments to this day.
The NYT reported in June of this year: “In 1988, Joe Biden was prone to embellishment. Hints of that linger today. But unlike then, his message to voters is clear: He’s a stabilizing statesman in a tumultuous time”
One early example: Even though his advisors reminded him he hadn’t actually marched in the civil rights movement, he continued telling the story
“When I marched in the civil rights movement, I did not march with a 12-point program,” Mr. Biden thundered, testing his presidential message in February 1987 before a New Hampshire audience. “I marched with tens of thousands of others to change attitudes. And we changed attitudes.”
Earlier this year, Biden spoke glowingly about “great friend” and notorious segregationist Fritz Hollings:
Former Vice President Joe Biden made an appearance in South Carolina and pandered to the crowd by mentioning his “great, great friend” Fritz Hollings.
Biden was criticized earlier this year by Kamala Harris for working in the Senate with his “great friend” Fritz Hollings who was a notorious segregationist.
TRANSCRIPT OF BIDEN’S REMARKS: “Uh, I want to, uh, I want to say, you know, it’s good to be back in Spartanburg…You know I want to thank you, Tyrus, for the introduction and uh…”
“The fact of the matter is that, uh, I want to thank all of you for coming out tonight. And, uh, folks you know, uh, I , uh, spent an awful lot of time in South Carolina and because of my good friend and he was my great, great friend and helped me a great deal through some very difficult times, uh, uh, Fritz Hollings…I miss him.”
At a town hall in Spartanburg, SC on 8/28/19, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden praised former reformed segregationist Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC) as a “great, great friend.”
Remember Biden’s debate response to Harris’ claims of racism from Biden:
Joe Biden ends his time after getting reamed by Kamala Harris over race, shows little fight: “My time’s up, I’m sorry” Every other candidate continued fighting when their time expired except Biden, he just bowed out. Looks very weak
Joe Biden ends his time after getting reamed by Kamala Harris over race, shows little fight: “My time’s up, I’m sorry”
Every other candidate continued fighting when their time expired except Biden, he just bowed out. Looks very weak pic.twitter.com/OciFRwZss4
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 28, 2019
Biden just failed.
And another doozy: Biden, FDR and the Invention of Television
In 2008, Biden tried to make a historical comparison between political leadership during the trying economic times of today and yesterday: “When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed.”There are several things wrong with that statement: First, the stock market crashed in 1929. FDR wasn’t the president; Herbert Hoover was. He served as president from 1929 until 1933, when Roosevelt, who went on to be elected to the top office four times, was inaugurated to his first term. Second, if FDR had been president in 1929 and wanted to make a public statement on the state of the economy, it likely wouldn’t have aired on television. Because no one had a television yet. The TV was introduced to the public at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, almost ten years after the crash.
More current tales from Biden are too many. He’s continuously told lie after lie on the campaign trail, but the media hasn’t played hardball with him yet.
A story about a trip to Afghanistan is the latest doozy from Biden:
The press covered for Biden, saying he was just “embellishing.”