48 Years in Office: How Old Were You in 1972 When Joe Biden Went to D.C.?


Scarlet Lindsey | Civil Patriots

You know, there’s a uh, during World War II, uh, you know, where Roosevelt came up with a thing uh, that uh, you know, was totally different than a, than the, the, it’s called, he called it the, you know, the World War II, he had the war – the War Production Board.
Joe Biden, in an April 2020 interview with CNN

Earlier today I was listening to a conservative talk radio show. I heard one of the speakers ask this question: “How old were you when Joe Biden went to Washington?” 

It didn’t take me long to realize I hadn’t even been born yet. He’s been in D.C. 48 years. I just turned 32 earlier this year. So, Joe went to D.C. 16 years before I was even born. That’s crazy to think about! 

At that point it occurred to me that a fellow in politics for that many years must (surely) have accomplished a lot! (Wow, I’ll get his record is something else!) 

When we look back over Joe Biden’s vast legacy, what are those amazing things he’s done that history will record? The things that will show up in children’s textbooks? 

I can’t think of a thing. Can you? 

Oh, I know about all of the things he plans to do. The things he’s hoping to do. The things he’s keen to do. But, what has he done. . .already? That’s the question troubling me today. 

So, I did a bit of browsing on the Internet (which, by the way, wasn’t invented until Joe had already been in D.C. for a couple of decades). 

  • Joe entered politics in 1972 when Nixon was president. (I’ve read about Nixon, but obviously never really knew much about him, since he came so long before my time.) 
  • We do know that Joe once supported segregation. “Greenberg, longtime director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, took Biden to task for sponsoring a bill that would limit the power of courts to order school desegregation with busing. It was a move that followed the wishes of many of Biden’s white constituents in Delaware.” (gellerreport.com) 
  • And we know he’s made some strong racist comments. In 1977 he was worried that busing would eventually lead to a “racial jungle.” And, of course, there’s that awful comment he made in 2020 where he said: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black!”
  • We’ve seen that he’s got a serious hatred of conservatives.  “His career ACU rating is 12.67%, meaning he only agreed with conservatives 12.67% of the time.” (tullahomanews.com)
  • He’s flip-flopped a lot—on healthcare, fracking, immigration, deportation, fracking, Medicare, racial issues, the Vietnam War, fracking, North Korea, and Muslims. (Did I mention fracking?) 
  • He voted for the disastrous Iraq war. 
  • His racist crime bill led to mass incarceration in record-breaking numbers. 
  • He has supported apartheid in Palestine. 
  • His campaign made Islamophobic attacks toward Linda Sarsour (Women’s march organizer and Palestinian human rights activist)
  • Tara Reade, his former staffer, accused him of allegedly raping her and then retaliating against her until she quit her job. (Ack!)
  • He (supposedly) plagiarized. A lot.  
  • He refuses to admit that his son’s shady dealings in the Ukraine were wrong. 
  • He makes a lot of awkward gaffes and behaves in socially awkward ways. 
  • He has struggled in speeches, leading viewers to suspect he suffers from cognitive decline. 
  • He’s the king of bizarre quotes. Example: “You ever been to a caucus? No, you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier.” (to a young female voter)
  • And, in spite of his Catholic faith, Joe has a long history of supporting abortion. Not just supporting it, but Joe approves the use of federal money for abortions. He plans to use your tax dollars to kill babies.

So, I found that Joe has quite the history in D.C., but (unfortunately) none of it seems to be positive. So, I can only imagine that the next four years will give us more of the same. 

  • More plagiarism. 
  • More shady dealings. 
  • More abortions. 
  • More flip-flopping. 
  • More gaffes. 
  • More cognitive slip-ups. 
  • More racist comments. 
  • More segregation. 
  • More hatred of conservatives. 

Personally, I was looking for a strong, solid President in the Oval Office, not someone with such a shaky, irresponsible history. I want to see a leader who actually, well, leads. And I suspect we’ve now got just the opposite. 

So, I will leave you with this question: “How old were YOU when Joe Biden went to D.C. in 1972?” 

What could you have accomplished in that period of time?

Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.
Joe Biden



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