Former Vice President Joe Biden is the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination right now. He’s been there before but couldn’t hold onto it. Now, though, the entire DNC is putting its weight behind him, so he just might this time around.
However, it’s not just the DNC backing the former vice president. Allies in the media certainly seem to be doing yeoman’s work trying to provide cover for his many gaffes and other outright insane comments.
A prime example seems to be how Politifact wants to continue to pretend Biden isn’t interested in gun confiscation.
Another week, another dubious “fact-check” from the professional propagandists at Politifact. This time the Poynter Institute project labeled a claim that Joe Biden has admitted to supporting gun confiscation as “Pants on Fire,” their most extreme rating for a supposed falsehood. In their herculean effort to obscure Biden’s support for gun confiscation, the media outlet went out of its way to avoid discussion of the overwhelming evidence of the presidential candidate’s intent to take guns.
Politifact took issue with an article from Conservative-Daily titled, “Watch: Biden Looks Into The Camera And Promises To Take Away Americans’ Guns.” As evidence, the Conservative-Daily article cited a viral video of Joe Biden and Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, eating at Texas hamburger chain Whataburger. During the video, Biden states “This guy changed the face of what we’re dealing with regarding guns, assault weapons… and I just want to warn [Beto’s wife] that if I win I’m coming for him.”
By narrowly focusing on only Biden’s statement at the Whataburger, while avoiding all context, Politifact came to the conclusion that Biden was only expressing his intent to have O’Rourke be part of his administration and that the video did not show evidence of the former vice president’s desire to ban guns.
When looking at the totality of Biden’s comments on confiscation, this view is untenable.
Beto’s entire position was predicated on coming after AR-15s, AK-47s, and similar style weapons. He admitted that he was coming after our guns, and nothing Biden has said indicates any level of disagreement on that. He’s made it very clear that Beto’s positions are guns are his and that’s why he wants him spearheading a Biden administration’s efforts on gun control.
Pretending that it means otherwise is nothing more than providing political cover for a preferred candidate.
Make no mistake. If Joe Biden becomes president, particularly with a complicit Congress, your AR-15s and AK-47s are going to be outlawed. Biden will do everything he can to spark a civil war, likely not even completely realizing what the hell he’s doing (I don’t think he knows what he’s doing most of the time).
No amount of Politifact’s lies can change that. It can’t even really hide it, either. People can see plain as day what Biden wants out of this election. That’s why it’s imperative that we simply don’t let him have it. He needs to lose and lose hard in November. It’s the only way to preserve our nation.