Former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden disparaged his own country on Saturday during the Munich Security Conference in Germany, disguising his attack as criticism of the Trump administration.
Describing the United States as an “embarrassment,” Biden said America under President Donald Trump’s leadership doesn’t reflect ‘traditional American values’ he says have characterized the U.S. for centuries.
Comrade Biden couched his comments in the current border security crisis, which he and every other Democrat running for the Oval Office next year see as no crisis at all.
“The America I see values basic human decency, not snatching children from their parents or turning our back on refugees at our border (fact check: Obama did that, too, and more so). Americans know that’s not right,” Biden said.
“The American people understand plainly that this makes us an embarrassment. The American people know, overwhelmingly, that it is not right. That it is not who we are.”
Barack Obama used to say that a lot too when trashing his country abroad. Whatever the issue was, Obama liked to say, “That’s not who we are.”
But is that true? Are Americans really offended by a president who is trying to protect and defend the integrity of our borders, or are they more offended by presidential contenders like Biden and other Democrats who don’t believe in borders and have no issues with flooding the country with third-world poor and criminals?
If anyone should understand the futility of such policies it ought to be Europeans. Their leaders have allowed the Old Country to become inundated with mostly Middle Eastern migrants who have brought with them a culture and a political/religious ideology that is ripping countries like France, Germany, and Britain apart.
When terrorism fears in the U.S. were subsiding, terrorist attacks in Europe were rising as migrants from Syria, Libya, and North Africa flooded into the continent. Even today, the European Union continues to insist upon ‘fair and open’ immigration policies that a number of European capitals are finally rejecting.
And this is the America Biden says we want. And yet, if that were the case, Hillary Clinton would be president, not Donald Trump.
It’s bad enough that Biden played second fiddle to a president who threw open our borders and allowed countless American communities to become magnets for criminal aliens and poor migrants who have immediately become wards of those cities and towns.
Now he travels thousands of miles to openly criticize his own country for seeking to clamp down on those policies, put Americans first, and make our border a safe, secure place for everyone, including those who would break our laws to gain entry into a country where they have no inherent right to be.
In a way, Biden’s inappropriate criticism is a blessing, politically speaking, because he’s showing his hand ahead of what is expected to be a wild and crazy Democratic nomination process. He’s letting voters know that when it comes to our own security, defending the integrity of our borders and upholding the rule of law “is not who we are.”
But it is who we are. And that’s who we’ve always been. And do you know what else? It’s always Democrats who are the ones who travel abroad to trash their own country — pick a reason — when their party isn’t in the Oval Office.
Why is that? It’s a question we’d love for Biden to answer.
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