With the presidential debates coming up quickly, Joe Biden has quite a bit of preparation to do. Not only is his mental decline and reliance on teleprompters of concern for the presidential hopeful, but he has one major problem heading into the debates: he’s on the wrong side of the issues that matter most to Americans in 2020.
Whether Joe knows it or not is questionable, but Nancy Pelosi knows it. She even said, “Don’t tell anybody I told you this. Especially don’t tell Joe Biden. I don’t think that there should be any debates.”
Pelosi knows what many Americans are coming to realize: that Joe Biden is either the “moderate” Democrat that won’t make positive changes to the United States, or he is the pliable candidate that can be pulled to the far-left on extremely polarizing issues.
Biden is either the milquetoast candidate that will tow the traditional party line, effecting little change, or he is the Trojan Horse for a Progressive and Socialist agenda. The more time that passes, and the more that prominent Democrats weigh in, it appears that he is the latter.
When asked recently about Biden, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, "I think, overall, we can likely push Vice President Biden in a more progressive direction across policy issues. I think foreign policy is an enormous area where we can improve; immigration is another one.”
As the election draws near, and as Democrats increasingly split into two camps, Biden is constantly moving further left.
It’s no secret that the American people have more faith in Republicans to solve our economic woes brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shutdowns. The economy is arguably Trump’s strongest issue, and Biden should be appropriately worried about facing him and arguing for a $4 trillion tax increase.
In response to Trump’s border wall and other efforts to curb widespread illegal immigration, Biden has taken a hard line on opening our borders and providing taxpayer-funded healthcare to illegal aliens.
After watching riots and looting in Democrat-led cities throughout the country this summer, Americans are placing more emphasis on law and order than in previous years. Biden has agreed that police funding can be redistributed elsewhere, and the Democratic convention embraced Black Lives Matter.
Biden continues to push a strong gun control agenda even as Americans arm themselves at rates we’ve never seen before. Gun violence in major cities has increased to levels not seen in decades.
As Biden jumps on the “defund the police” train, a Gallup poll has shown that 81 percent of Blacks and 83 percent of Hispanics want the same or an expanded police presence in their neighborhoods. Although Biden famously said, “you ain’t Black,” if you’re voting for Trump, Americans of every color should be paying attention to what will happen to their communities if Biden is elected.
The Green New Deal
While Biden has not openly embraced the $50+ trillion Green New Deal pioneered by Bernie Sanders and his own running mate Kamala Harris, he has already committed to a $2 trillion investment in “clean energy and environmental justice.” He is only steps away from a further investment, one that could cost taxpayers $600,000 per household over the next 10 years. As the country struggles to pay their basic bills, it’s hard to picture how he will present such expenses on the national level without alienating middle America.
Although Biden has towed the party line on Obamacare, Harris has pushed hard for Medicare-for-All. If Biden can be “pushed” the way that AOC anticipates, expect Socialist healthcare to come to the U.S. in the next 4 years.
The first debate between President Trump and Joe Biden will be on Tuesday, September 29. Although Biden has historically fared well in debates, the country is watching to see how he attempts to rally a country that disagrees with him on nearly every major issue.