While the left is trying their hardest to convince people that a Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ticket is “moderate,” Former President Barack Obama just couldn’t help but to reveal their true intentions.
Obama exposed that Joe Biden and Radical Socialist Bernie Sanders have similar “goals”
Obama’s comments were included in a profile of Biden’s candidacy published in The New Yorker on Sunday. Biden has described himself as a “transitional” candidate toward a more progressive idea of government and has picked Sen. Kamala Harris who has one of the most progressive voting records in the Senate, to run as his vice president.
“If you look at Joe Biden’s goals and Bernie Sanders’s goals, they’re not that different, from a forty-thousand-foot level,” Obama told The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos. “They both want to make sure everybody has health care. They want to make sure everybody can get a job that pays a living wage. They want to make sure every child gets a good education.”
Biden’s campaign during the Democratic primary cast itself as the moderate option, and their allies in the mainstream media have echoed the label. They are now doing the same for his running mate as outlets such as The New York Times and the Associated Press have cast Harris as a “pragmatic moderate” and “centrist” since she joined Biden’s ticket.
Obama’s former speechwriter, Jon Favreau, called the framing from media outlets “hilarious,” and said that the Harris pick was a clear victory for the progressive wing of the Democratic Party during an Aug. 13 episode of the progressive podcast “Pod Save America,” which Favreau co-hosts.
“If you want to call Kamala Harris’ record in the Senate and her policies that she’s supporting now centrist or moderate, great. If that’s where the Overton Window has moved, then congratulations to all the progressive activists because you have f***in’ moved the s*** out of that window, that supporting the Green New Deal and, basically, Medicare For All is now moderate and centrist. Fantastic, I’ll take it,” Favreau said.
Obama also acknowledged Biden’s leftward shift and attributed it to the entire Democratic party becoming more radicalized.
Obama also compared his own agenda while he was in office to Sanders’ socialist goals, saying that the Obama agenda “was at least as bold and aggressive as many of the young people’s agendas right now.”
While the Democrats have made a clear and concerning shift to the radical left, their Republican counterparts have successfully used this against them.
Vice President Joe Biden argued that Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his party have “been overtaken by the radical left and while they didn’t talk about it very much, their agenda is higher taxes, socialized medicine, open borders, abortion on demand.” Pence promised to make the Democrats’ agenda “clear to the American people next week.”
Pence added that while the Democrats have been letting their cities burn, Republicans are “going to bring law and order to our cities. You’re going to hear about that next week.” A focus on law-and-order and bashing Biden for being in bed with radicals is certain to become a focal point over the next four days during the Republican National Convention.