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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:49 PM

 

Biden Tells Donors and Lobbyists at Fundraiser That GOP Will 'Know Better' After Trump

Biden Tells Donors and Lobbyists at Fundraiser That GOP Will 'Know Better' After Trump and Wall Street Bankers 'Are All Positive'

"Trying to decide which of 'Wall Street: they're all positive' or 'Republicans know better' would be a more fitting slogan for the Joe Biden campaign."
byJake Johnson, staff writer

Providing more evidence of the fundamental political differences between himself and progressives vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden told lobbyists and donors at a fundraiser Monday night that Republicans in Congress "know better" than to align with President Donald Trump and declared that Wall Street bankers "can be positive influences in the country."

"Wall Street and significant bankers and people, they're all positive, they can be positive influences in the country," Biden told the audience gathered in Washington, D.C. "But they didn't build the country. The middle class built the country."

Observers were quick to note the sharp contrast between Biden's friendly stance toward Wall Street and the positions of top 2020 contenders Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who are both rejecting Wall Street cash as they campaign against the corrosive influence massive banks and corporations have on the American political system.

Biden also doubled down on his view that President Donald Trump is an aberration from the Republican Party rather than a symptom of the corruption and racism at the core of the modern GOP—a statement that has put him at odds with Democratic candidates who believe ousting Trump is necessary but not sufficient to tackle crises that long precede his presidency.
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Reply Biden Tells Donors and Lobbyists at Fundraiser That GOP Will 'Know Better' After Trump (Original post)
uawchild Jun 2019 OP
guillaumeb Jun 2019 #1
patricia92243 Jun 2019 #4
guillaumeb Jun 2019 #7
mtnsnake Jun 2019 #10
guillaumeb Jun 2019 #11
Wellstone ruled Jun 2019 #2
uawchild Jun 2019 #3
Wellstone ruled Jun 2019 #8
Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #5
jalan48 Jun 2019 #6
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2019 #9
nolabear Jun 2019 #12

Response to uawchild (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:51 PM

1. No, they will not.

 

Trump is not an aberration, he IS what the GOP has been for over 50 years. The racism, the lying, the authoritarianism are all standard GOP behavior since 1968.

There is no "normal" for the GOP to return to.
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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:58 PM

4. Bingo!

 

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:02 PM

7. My expanded view:

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212180034
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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:24 PM

10. "Trump is not an aberration, he IS what the GOP has been for over 50 years."

 

Exactly. Trump is the GOP's "dream" president. He is every Republican congressman's poster child.
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Response to mtnsnake (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:27 PM

11. My slightly expanded view:

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212180034
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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:53 PM

2. Guess Joey did not get the

 

message from Harry Reids chief Aide. Golly Joey,you missed something.
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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:58 PM

3. Merrick F-ing Garland says Hi

 

https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast

Wasn't Joe Biden Vice President for Obama when the pre-Trump Republican party screwed Obama out of appointing his Supreme Court choice?

Are we all supposed to have amnesia or something?
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Response to uawchild (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:04 PM

8. You and I just opened a can of

 

whoop ass .

Yes our Nation has a bad case of Mental Scourer's . And it is called the Tea Party which has taken over every Republican State Party for years to come,and that means nothing changes.

Furturist's have claimed,once the Rethugs loose the House,they will be in a minority position for up to five Decades.

There are zero Compassionate Conservatives. That Train left the Station in 1992.
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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:59 PM

5. And the Mama bear said to the Papa bear.....

 

I mean, you can't make this stuff up.

They are so sorry for caging children and letting them sleep on concrete floors and not recording who their parents are, so they can't be reunited with Mommy and Daddy. They didn't mean it. Really they didn't.

They are so sorry for praising someone who worshiped at the feet of two murderous hostile heads of nation.

They are so sorry for not even speaking with S.Ct. nominee Merrick Garland. Sorry 'bout that.

They are so sorry for attacking people who pointed out Trump's unfitness for office.

They are so sorry for applauding the efforts of someone who referred to Hispanics as murderers, rapists, and gangsters who are infesting the country.

They are so sorry they gushed with praise in public for someone who referred to other countries as sh*thole countries.

They are so sorry they said nothing about Trump's inaction when Saudi Arabia had that journalist murdered and hacked to bits.

They are so sorry they have done nothing to curb Russia's ongoing interference in our government.

They are sorry.
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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:01 PM

6. Amen.

 

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:19 PM

9. "Cassius Brutus is a noble man"

 



Sorry Joe, we have run out of time. Literally.
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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:37 PM

12. Every endless time this comes up I have the same question.

 

The lede is always “they will know better.” The actual quote is “they know better.” When I was told as a kid “you know better” it was an admonishment, a statement that you’re being false and acting against what you know to be the right thing. I could be wrong but I took it as a way to say that without 45 in office this is an unsustainable course and they’ll regret it.

As for working with the GOP, if they continue to control the Senate or even continue in power roles, what would a Democratic President do? What 45 does? There’s a long, long continuum between rolling over and letting them run over you and getting nothing done, and insisting they become Democrats in actions and getting nothing done.

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