Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
Quick, when I say “Joe Biden”, you say, “decency”.
“Vote for decency, vote for dignity,” Senator Amy Klobuchar said in her endorsement of Biden.
Biden, Senator Kamala Harris, claimed in her endorsement, would, “restore truth, honor, and decency.”
Michael Bloomberg endorsed Biden, arguing that he possesses, “decency, honesty and commitment.”
Pete Buttigieg hailed Biden’s, “fundamental decency”, which he mentioned three times on MSNBC.
“Joe Biden is decent. He’s kind. He’s caring. He’s empathetic,” insisted Beto O’Rourke.
These were obviously coincidences. There’s no reason to think that Tom Perez had been working Amy, Beto, Pete, Kamala, and Michael over with a wet towel and talking points in the basement of the DNC.
If you doubt that, here’s more of the decency parade.
Susan Rice, a woman who once had decency droned, endorsed Biden’s “compassion and decency”. As did her former colleague, Samantha Power, praising Biden’s, “empathy and decency”. As did James Comey, “restore decency, dignity to the office”, John Kerry, “his ability to persevere, his decency”, and David Axelrod, “character, empathy, decency”. And David Axelrod, a sleazebag who dragged Obama to the White House by exposing his political opponent’s private divorce records, knows all about decency.
“Biden is one of the most honest, decent, practical, & experienced individuals with whom I have ever worked,” gushed John Brennan.
Since Brennan, a former CIA director now works for NBC News, that’s probably true, if not high praise.
Virtually every Democrat member of the House and Senate, institutions that are universally hailed as decent, virtuous, and honest, who endorsed Biden cited his incredibly mind-blowing “decency”. And then went on to praise him as “the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being.”
Decent people don’t go around telling other people to call them decent. That’s what crooks do.
Decency isn’t especially high praise. It’s just expected. Having dozens of politicians and political appointees, a professional class whose level of decency could only be exceeded by the occupants of a maximum-security prison, line up to testify to your decency is a defensive admission of indecency.
But Joe Biden doesn’t settle for having other people falsely claim that he’s decent. He insists he is.
After winning South Carolina, thanks to an endorsement from House Whip James Clyburn, the king of state pork, who had praised Louis Farrakhan and defended Rep. Conyers over allegations of sexual misconduct because he thought the women accusing him were white, Biden praised his own decency.
“This all starts with a revival of decency and honesty and character,” he insisted.
Rep. Clyburn has been claiming that Biden was having trouble because he was afraid to touch women.
Clyburn called Biden “a feeler, toucher kind of guy” who had “become a victim of the #MeToo movement.”
So really it all starts with a revival of Biden groping, touching, and sniffing women.
“What drives you?” Biden was asked. “Decency and honor,” he replied. Leaving out modesty.
What sort of man goes around touting his own decency? An extremely indecent man.
Biden and his campaign have to constantly tout his decency because that’s a quality that he lacks at a cellular level. He’s never been a decent man or done anything decent in his long and sordid life.
It’s like the time that Biden told a man, “I probably have a much higher I.Q. than you do. I went to law school on a full academic scholarship, the only one in my class to have a full academic scholarship.” Then he falsely claimed, that he “ended up in the top half of my class.″
Then he made up a bunch of other stuff that also never happened like graduating with three degrees.
Biden told those lies because he’s not smart. He was a C student who graduated at the bottom of his class. And he keeps insisting that he has decency because, like brains, that’s another missing element.
Biden’s long career of plagiarism, compulsive lying, groping, and corruption never had much in the way of decency to it. The first time he ran for the White House, he had to drop out because he insisted on plagiarizing his speeches and making up stories that never happened. And he’s never stopped doing it.
“I marched in the civil rights movement,” Biden falsely claimed in 1987.
“I had the great honor of being arrested with our U.N. ambassador on the streets of Soweto,” he lied this year about an arrest while trying to see Nelson Mandela that never happened.
Back then, Biden was the youngest candidate, now he’s the oldest, but all he did was slow down. Decency is just another of the many things that he lies about when running for higher office.
“Joe Biden’s biggest assets: his decency,” the Los Angeles Times claims. “Decency is the secret to Joe Biden’s resiliency,” the New York Daily News argues.
Except where is that actual decency?
On the campaign trail, Biden called an Iowa voter, “fat”, then he challenged him to take an IQ test. It’s a familiar taunt from 1987, just like his lie about the civil rights movement dates back to the eighties.
Back in the eighties, no word association test involving “Biden” and “decency” would have worked. He isn’t running on decency now because he evolved and became a better person, but a weaker one.
Underneath the halting attempts at gravitas and dignity, Biden is still a jerk. He’s just gotten old and incapable of being as aggressive as he used to be. He ends responses early and mumbles his way through speeches. His gaffes have become legendary. The C student is finally out to lunch.
Once upon a time, Joe Biden could have run on being a fighter. But that time is now past. All he and his people can do is try to dress up his ineptness, poor memory, and worse delivery as dignity and decency.
It’s not that Joe Biden is a poor debater, they insist, he’s just too decent to jump into the mud. Even though anyone who remembers the tactics he used against Paul Ryan can’t help but laugh.
The way Biden did throughout that debate.
Biden couldn’t spell decent and dignified. Just ask his classmates at Dartmouth. But, these days, he can’t spell much of anything. And all his campaign can do is pretend that it’s because he’s above the fray, not because he’s a shambling wreck of the obnoxious braying jackass that he once used to be.
And Biden’s final indecency in a long career of indecencies is to pretend that his ineptitude is principle.
There are men and women in politics who would not sink to that level. But Biden has never had a principle that he wouldn’t borrow on, trade, and cash in. He’s not a fanatic because he doesn’t believe in anything except his own delusions of egotistical grandeur which are based on the most obvious frauds.
At the end of his long career, Joe Biden is getting everyone to call him decent because of his indecency with women, with family members, and his offices, not to mention his failing mental faculties.
All the false claims of Biden’s decency accomplish is exposing everyone who calls him that as being every bit as indecent as the corrupt political hack they’re dragging by his worn heels to the White House.