Americans on both sides of the aisle know that Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is fraught with serious gaffes. Time and time again, the Democrat frontrunner continues to put his foot in his mouth with statements like, “we support truth over facts” and claiming that poverty and race are one and the same. Due to Biden’s plethora of blunders, his own aides have been forced to run damage control and encourage the limitation of Biden’s public speaking events.
In an apparent effort to clean up his own campaign, the former vice president has taken a new path. This path includes trying to cozy up to Republicans and brand himself as a candidate with the ability to work in a bipartisan manner. Fox News reports that Biden made flattering statements about GOP members during a fundraising event in Massachusetts on Saturday.
Biden on the Republican Party
In a campaign pivot, Biden now maintains that he’s not afraid to recognize good Republicans. The frontrunner truly doubled down by claiming that he doesn’t care if this recognition lands him in hot water with Democrats. Biden’s attempt to curry favor with the other side comes as members of his party maintain deep concern about his multiple blunders over the past few weeks.
The former vice president’s precise statements about Republicans read as follows:
“There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there. I get in trouble for saying that with Democrats, but the truth of the matter is, every time we ever got in trouble with our administration, remember who got sent up to Capitol Hill to fix it? Me. Because they know I respect the other team.”
Biden furthermore claimed that Republicans are “decent people,” yet “intimidated” of challenging President Trump.
The Pitfalls of Pandering
Individuals with political awareness will recognize that Biden’s latest statements about Republicans are nothing more than grandstanding attempts. The frontrunner knows that ongoing gaffes aren’t helping him, so he’s trying to play up the angle of being supposedly able to do well with the other side. Let’s not forget that Biden has spent the entirety of his presidential campaign and the past few years bashing President Trump.
Quite frankly, Biden’s time would be better spent cleaning up his campaign; the attempts to curry favor from the GOP are immensely transparent and not doing Biden any favor amongst his overwhelming base of Democrat voters.
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