Ride The Fence - April 9, 2020
Since Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign, tens of millions of Americans have stormed social media, demanding that those of us who support him get behind the presumptive nominee, Joe Biden.
They say that we’re the reason Trump will be re-elected, and that if we don’t “vote blue no matter who,” we are sore losers who only care about ourselves.
Is there any truth to that at all? No. There isn’t. Bernie Sanders is the only candidate with a platform that represents equality and justice all the way across the board. Biden’s record is quite the opposite.
Without further ado, we present to you 1,040,883,133 reasons why we will never support Joe Biden:
Joe Biden:War Criminal
Biden has repeatedly stated that he was “tricked” by George W. Bush into voting for–and encouraging fellow democrats to vote for–the war in Iraq and that he actually voted for war to prevent war; it’s safe to say that his reasoning makes no sense at all. What he failed to mention was that he advocated for the war, years before 9/11.
Since then, he has reversed his stance on it, claiming it was a mistake. He also supported the war in Afghanistan and later reversed his stance on it.
For some people, merely backtracking and claiming you made a mistake makes it forgivable, but is it? After all, take a look at how many people lost their lives because of his choices:
- Deaths of U.S. Military members: 6,951
- Deaths of U.S. contractors: 7,730
- Deaths of national police and military members: 100,332
- Deaths of allied troops: 1,464
- Deaths of civilians: 220,752+
- Deaths of foreign opposition: 76,906
- Deaths of journalists and members of the media: 299
- Deaths of humanitarian and other non-government organization workers: 471
These are from Iraq and Afghanistan alone as of November 2018, bringing the total to at least314,753 (and counting).
Additionally, during the reign of Obama and Biden, at least 26,171 bombs were dropped in middle-eastern nations in the year 2016 alone. They also dropped at least 23,000in 2015; that doesn’t include every other year they were in office.
Number of reasons Bernie’s supporters will never vote for Joe Biden so far: 363,744
Joe Biden:Prison-Industrial Complex Enthusiast& Racist
Biden has a terrible record on virtually everything related to minorities, which some may find shocking since he was the running mate of the first African American president in U.S. history.
His choices disenfranchised at least22,600,000 African Americans at the time, but he was not concerned. In 1977, he said that if desegregation isn’t done properly, his kids will end up having to grow up in “a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point.” Incredible.
He took it further in the mid 90’s, writing the The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. This bill hurt millions of Americans, although it disproportionately affected African Americans. Here are some of the ways it did so:
- It prevented lower-income inmates from receiving higher education.
- It encouraged states to force inmates to serve 85% of their sentence before receiving parole, incentivizing this by giving those who do so grants to build more jails and prisons.
- It made drug testing (including for marijuana) mandatory for parolees.
- It added a “three-strike” provision for offenders.
- It expanded the death penalty, adding sixty new offenses to the list (including some non-violent drug offenses).
If we are to only focus on the African American community at the time and also assume that the previous census information from the 1970’s is to be subtracted from that of the 1990’s, Biden damaged the lives of an additional 7,400,000 people of color by writing this bill.
On a side note, here’s some bonus footage of Biden telling an Indian man that you need an Indian accent to work at 7/11 or Dunkin’ Donuts.
Joe Biden:Ageist& Hater of Veterans
Biden consistently denies his nearly innumerable attempts to cut funding for Social Security, Medicare, and veterans’ programs, but he’s lying. There’s no way to sugar coat it.
The clip shown above provides audio of Biden in 1995. In the year 1990, 31,200,000 senior citizens were counted in the U.S. census. Additionally, 27,500,000 veterans were also counted the same year. Working hard to cut these programs is inexcusable, whether or not you succeed.
Number of reasons Bernie’s supporters will never vote for Joe Biden so far: 89,063,744
Joe Biden:Anti-Choice Activist
While the majority of democrats identify as pro-choice, Biden has a different history.
The Hyde Amendment, which prevents tax dollars from funding abortion, arguably prevents mainly poor women from receiving them. Although most democrats vocally denounce it, Biden retained his stance until recently. For pro-choice individuals, take this into consideration: according to census estimates in 2019, there are at least 119,223,159 women age 18 or older in the United States; roughly half are living paycheck to paycheck.
Number of reasons Bernie’s supporters will never vote for Joe Biden so far: 148,675,323
Biden says he wants to make gaining citizenship easier, but should we take him at his word? After all, there’s a reason he fares so poorly with latino voters, and it may have something to do with his previous work with Obama.
From 2009 to 2016, Obama and Biden’s administration was responsible for overseeing the deportation of over 3,000,000 undocumented immigrants, averaging nearly 400,000 a year, and the ones who weren’t deported clearly had to live in fear, looking over their shoulder. In 2010, the United States was the home of roughly 11,200,000 undocumented men, women, and children. Let’s assume the three million is part of the larger number.
Number of reasons Bernie’s supporters will never vote for Joe Biden so far: 159,875,323
Although it’s true that same-sex marriage was legalized in 2015 under the Obama-Biden administration, they had little to do with it; the decision was made by the Supreme Court.
Biden touts this as his own personal accomplishment, but when we look at his past, we see that he was always openly against equal rights for the LGBT community.
See full report, including embedded corroborating videos at RIDE THE FENCE