A Comparison of Biden and Sanders
Watch these two very short videos:
"Extremist" Bernie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jthr_9gIkKo
Biden's Brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXvwumYE7_s
If you haven't given up completely on this country getting better, or if you have kids or grandkids and you want to try for some slight chance toward helping their future, please vote.
Joe Biden is not the safe bet to beat Trump. If you want to "vote blue no matter who" and your top priority is getting Trump out of office, Biden is much weaker than Bernie Sanders.
Trump is already attacking Biden by saying that Biden has recently either suffered severe mental decline or is suffering from dementia. Trump's surrogates have been making this claim already, and it will only intensify if Biden becomes the Democratic nominee. Biden will suffer from these attacks for six months, during which he will not likely improve his condition drastically. Take a hard look and judge for yourself in the video link above if you believe Biden is mentally competent to be the President for the next four years. Even if you think he'd be fine in practice, these attacks are going to raise a lot of doubt about him.
Joe Biden is not an evil man, but his political career is exactly the type of career that Trump is strongest attacking. We've already seen it. Maybe you don't care about Trump - you just don't want someone suffering from steep cognitive decline or dementia as your President. Or maybe you don't care about Trump, and you don't care about the dementia issue. You just want the best candidate to win. Then, pick your issue of choice. Bernie Sanders is way better than Joe Biden. Better on what he'd do in office, and stronger in the general election to be safely elected. Your idealistic goals and your practical mind are on the same page on these issues. Most of America already agrees with Bernie on the specific issues.
Our political establishment in both parties began the Iraq War based on deceitful military intelligence which stated that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. Joe Biden led the charge to get us into that war. That war has led to so many deaths and so many trillions of dollars wasted. Bernie Sanders wasn't just leading the effort against that war - he was one of the only politicians that voted against the war. Biden also supported the Patriot Act that invades our privacy constantly, while Bernie has always been in strong opposition. Bernie has always said we should get troops home and stop starting wars for profit, while Biden always seems ready to vote for more wars.
Biden in favor of the Iraq War: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wz8BY-kLVY
Bernie vs. Biden in debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dm8haP1MJc
Bernie against the Iraq War: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_om-x323Em0
Biden has tried to cut Social Security funding (for the elderly, disabled, and veterans) for decades, as he approved massive bloated defense contractor spending, wall street bailouts, and tax cuts for billionaires only. Bernie Sanders has tried to save and expand Social Security funding for decades, more reliably than any politician.
Bernie's record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MORpdIdork
Biden on cutting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ppVUQwueOc
Biden so strongly opposes Bernie's Medicare For All bill that Biden recently stated that even if Bernie were to get it passed by the House and the Senate, if he were President then Biden may veto the bill anyway. Biden has continued to play the "how are you going to pay for it?" game - although Bernie has answered this question on his website, through the plan, and at almost every debate at length. This would directly impact the lives of every single one of us positively. An overwhelming majority of American citizens support Medicare For All, and understand the simple answer of how you pay for it: It is cheaper than what we're doing now.
Bernie's videos on Medicare For All: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHzQ39n2dtw&list=PL_2NQfDP0JsO4N8HUhWJiOB3BXtJSN6p5&index=3&t=1s
On the economy and jobs, as a politician Biden has supported most of the worst acts against American workers. Just like he always seems to support wars, Biden always seems to support trade agreements that hurt American workers and send our jobs overseas. Biden supported NAFTA, TPP, permanent normal trade relations with China (which backfired severely). Everything corporations favor, Biden favors. Biden supported the repeal of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act which protected our economy from the Great Depression all the way until Biden helped repeal it in 1999, beginning our massive ongoing economic instability. Of course, Bernie Sanders has opposed all of these all along and advocates reversing all these trade deals. Just this week Biden proposed a list of Bank CEOs for Treasury Secretary and Vice President, in case he's elected. Biden has a huge amount of billionaire donors. Of course, Biden is against a wealth tax on billionaires. Bernie has a tremendous jobs bill that would massively rebuild our infrastructure - Biden opposes this investment.
Bernie opposing trade deals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz9_cCWPcls
Bernie explaining the repeal of Glass-Steagall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YYNg2wJ3I4
Warren explaining the repeal of Glass-Steagall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJxvqw2qlHw
Biden opposes legalized marijuana, while Bernie has promised for years to legalize marijuana nationwide on his first day in office through executive action. Biden suggests marijuana be rescheduled as a Schedule II Controlled Substance (alongside methadone, oxycontin, percocet, fentanyl, and morphine).
Bernie has supported LGBTQI rights for his entire public life. Bernie was again one of few who voted against the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. Biden was almost always in opposition of gay rights. Biden voted for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in the 1990s (while Bernie was advocating on behalf of gay citizens). Biden voted for the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. Biden only voiced support for gay marriage in 2012.
Bernie standing up for gay rights in 1993: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2R74OOv_S0
Bernie's policy platform includes free public college and trade schools, canceling student debt, raising the minimum wage to $15/hour, and returning the regulations on banks and credit cards that have been removed recently. Biden opposes all of this. Bernie plans on guaranteeing 12 weeks paid family leave as a minimum, and providing childcare for all from six weeks old all the way to pre-kindergarten. Of course Bernie is a massive support of the Green New Deal plan, to invest in 100% renewable energy, end fossil-fuel subsidies, ban fracking, and revolutionize our electric and transportation systems. Bernie's plan is ambitious, because as he says drastic action is needed immediately for the safety of our species.
At this point it's probably easier for me to just say that Joe Biden's pledge to his wealthy donors is that if he becomes President, "nothing will fundamentally change."
"Biden’s campaign has mostly relied on pledging that it will do very little, apart from getting Trump out of the White House. Promising nothing at a time when economic polarization and political alienation have led to the deepest and widest dissatisfaction among the electorate in decades is a train wreck of a strategy.
Second, it was precisely eight years of frustrated hopes and deteriorating living standards under an Obama-Biden administration that opened the way to Trump’s victory, a point that even the pathological tweeter-in-chief himself seems to have absorbed: “Funny, I’m only here because of Biden & Obama. They didn’t do the job and now you have Trump who is getting it done – big time!”
The Obama administration responded to the Great Recession with trillions of dollars for bank bailouts and austerity for the rest of us. The economic recovery that followed was a recovery for corporate profits, not for working-class living standards. Years after the recession was officially over, most people believed we were still in a recession."
He has also been lying constantly for years at events in public. Biden lied repeatedly in February 2020 that he was arrested with Nelson Mandela. Biden constantly tells a false war story about awarding a soldier a silver star medal. Biden stated in recent Democratic debates that he was tricked into the Iraq War by President Bush, and that he opposed the war when shortly after it began - but Biden has a long public record of support war with Iraq long before Bush was even President. Biden continued to publicly praise the Iraq War for a long time after the war was underway. For decades, Biden has claimed that he marched in the civil rights movement as a young man, though none of that is true. Biden has famously plagiarized his speeches and lied about his grades. Meanwhile, Bernie has been fighting for the same set of policy goals here for over forty years.
Bernie's record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dwNvQf2ynk
Biden's lies: https://interc.pt/3aI2b45
While Bernie has repeatedly stated that he will endorse and support fully whoever is the Democratic nominee, Biden has stated that he is not sure if he could endorse Bernie if he were the Democratic nominee.
"The more you keep a population sick, or filled with mental anxiety, stress, coming unglued, the more you debilitate and demoralize them, the harder it is for them to coalesce with each other, and fight you. That's why it benefits those in power for the masses not to have free daycare or free healthcare, so that people now could maybe take a few classes, or go out and have an evening to relax and enjoy life. That's why they want you students in debt, at age 22, so you'll shut the fuck up. Get a job, obey the rules, don't think of organizing a union here, you've got a student loan you've got to pay. You've got a bill coming every month, and you better get a job. Doesn't matter if you like the job, or went to school for that job. Keep your head down. Obey. Obey.
This system we have, it benefits the people that want Trump in the White House or if they don't Trump at least if they get Joe Biden, they'll guarantee that their scam that they run on everybody gets to continue." - Michael Moore https://spoti.fi/2TTON62
I support Bernie Sanders. He's totally unlike almost every politician in my lifetime. Maybe you tend to agree with most of his policy proposals as I've outlined here, and you appreciate his consistency over the decades too, but you hesitate because you tell yourself that surely we can't afford all these things. Not for the working class. There's too many of us. We're not supposed to get help from the government. The government only helps extremely rich and extremely poor people, not me. And so maybe you intuitively think that there's no way we can afford these things. The endless wars and the extra tax cuts for the rich already cost so much more. Please text or message me directly and we can talk about it in detail - or you can read published details.
I think at the end of the day, we should all decide the goals we have and the values we hold. Regardless of the particular politician, we should be supporting our own decided political policy goals. Figure out what you favor, then learn about who agrees with you. Then learn more and maybe change your mind about some things. But no politician is going to match your goal set perfectly. My favorite quote for voting is: "Voting isn't marriage - it's public transport. You are not waiting for "the one" who is absolutely perfect. You are getting the bus. And if there isn't one going exactly to your destination, you don't stay at home and sulk - you take the one going closest to where you want to be." Real Values: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjmT-zx4nyI