Joe Biden has been wrong about so many things in his life but this past week he even outdid himself, when he said that AOC is brilliant. Yeah, as brilliant as a black star.
Her ideas seem to come from a place where gray matter goes to die and her grasp of facts can best be described as nonexistent. She is either always wrong or outright lying as she did at the El Paso detention center, where even pro-immigration Hispanic ministers say her tweets were desperately misleading. Of course, it’s likely that he was comparing her IQ to his own. That’s the only scenario in which he could be right.
Biden had his car stolen but didn’t get a look at the thieves because he was too busy getting the license plate number.
“I think Ocasio-Cortez is a brilliant, bright woman,” he told CNN. “But she won a primary. In general election fights, who won? Mainstream Democrats who are very progressive on social issues and very strong on education, health care.”
“Look, my North Star is the middle class,” he continued. “When the middle class does well, everybody does well.” He said the Democratic Party is relatively moderate. “Look, it’s center left, that’s where I am,” he said. “Where it’s not is way left.”
His remarks contrast sharply with remarks Friday from mayor and Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg, who jumped in the polls following the first round of Democratic primary debates last week. Speaking at a campaign rally in Iowa, Buttigieg said the “riskiest” move the Party can make in 2020 is to “play it safe” with voters by not swinging far left enough.
“Surprisingly, the riskiest thing we could do is try so hard to play it safe, that we continue to walk down an establishment path,” he said.
The middle class did poorly in 8 years of Obama/Biden. What would be different now?