Joe Biden had been on the edge of announcing he was going to run for President for the past hundred years it seems like. Now that he has thrown is hat into an already crowded ring you would think that all of the others that have declared would step to the side.
No. They have all been pouncing on Joe Biden from the moment he announced. That’s the thing about running for President is that every ghost that has ever haunted you in your life gets brought out once more to give people an accurate representation of who you really are.
It’s the reason why Ted Kennedy could never get elected President. Anyway, now that Biden is running there are people that are teeing off on him like he’s never been gone at before. You would think that it would be all conservative groups. On the contrary, it seems that almost as many liberal organizations are going after Joe Biden.
The progressive group Justice Democrats, which backed Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar among other 2018 candidates, has come out strongly against the presidential candidacy of former Vice President Joe Biden.
In a statement following Biden’s Thursday announcement, Justice Democrats hit him for being part of the party’s “old guard,” someone who does not represent the ideals for which the new Democratic Party must stand.
“The old guard of the Democratic Party failed to stop Trump, and they can’t be counted on to lead the fight against his divide-and-conquer politics today. The party needs new leadership with a bold vision capable of energizing voters in the Democratic base who stayed home in 2016,” the group said, according to a report by The Hill.
“Democrats are increasingly uniting around progressive populist policies like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, free college, rejecting corporate money, and ending mass incarceration and deportation. We don’t need someone who voted for the Iraq War, for mass incarceration, and for the Bankruptcy Reform Act while voting against gay marriage, reproductive rights, and school desegregation.”
ustice Democrats was founded in January 2017 by former staffers from Sen. Bernie Sanders’ first 2016 presidential run and liberal journalists, including “The Young Turks” host Cenk Uygur and “Secular Talk” host Kyle Kulinski, Mic reported.
Seven candidates endorsed by the group won during the 2018 midterms. In addition to Ocasio-Cortez in New York and Omar in Minnesota, other winners were Reps. Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and Ayanna Pressley in Massachusetts.