At a drive-in rally in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden warned that in five days, Democrats “literally are going to change the course of this country for generations to come.”
“Five days left. Five days,” he said, later adding, “I believe when you use your power, the power of the vote, we literally are going to change the course of this country for generations to come.”
This, of course, is an echo of presidential then-candidate Barack Obama’s radical threat that “we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Only a party that believes America needs a dismantling and rebuilding from the ground up would tout such a vision. A vast gulf separates that worldview from President Trump’s motto “Make America Great Again,” which acknowledges American exceptionalism and celebrates a restoration of it after the Obama years.
Last Sunday, Biden was asked in a 60 Minutes interview to explain his comment in May that the U.S. needed “revolutionary, institutional changes.” He replied, “Well, for example, I think we have to fundamentally change the way in which we deal with– institutional racism. For example– one of the hardest things, beyond police issues, there’s the issue of accumulation of wealth.”
Biden knows all about the accumulation of wealth. As for institutional racism, it hasn’t existed since the civil rights era. But even if it did still exist, no reporter ever seems curious why Biden has been in politics 47 years and done nothing about it.