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Joe Biden flip flops on China travel ban

April 4, 2020

  It makes sense that when you are the leader of a country and you hear through your intelligence that there is a potentially deadly virus in a country that you would restrict travel to and from that country. It also makes sense that if it were bad enough you might just come right out and ban travel to that country and not let flights come into your country from China that country whatsoever.

  It is also predictable that when your opponents oppose everything that you say or do that they will also oppose you taking precautions to help protect the American your people, this means they will act reactionarily to oppose a travel ban.

 And that is exactly what happened in this thinly-veiled reference to COVID-19 and Donald Trump’s reaction to the threat. Instead of coming out in support of a tough decision the Democrats claimed the President was a racist, and a bigot, and a Xenophobe while condemning his decision. Compounding their obviously politically motivated befuddlement at the President’s action was the fact that this was an election year and these are accusations the left has been trying, unsuccessfully, to pin on Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy several years ago.

  Nobody was more vocal in opposition than Joe Biden, who said:

“In moments like this, this is where the credibility of a president is most needed, as he explains what we should and should not do,” he said. “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia, hysterical xenophobia, to uh, and fearmongering.”

  According to Joe Biden this travel ban was “hysterical Xenophobia” and “fearmongering” but that was then and this is now. Good ole Uncle Joe has quietly changed his position and is now supporting Donald Trump’s travel ban. Here is more:

“Joe Biden supports travel bans that are guided by medical experts, advocated by public health officials, and backed by a full strategy,” Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, told CNN. “Science supported this ban, therefore he did too.”

  Apparently Donald Trump was not being reactionary or Xenophobic, nor was he fearmongering at the end of January when he imposed this travel ban, it was Joe Biden who was being the reactionary one, for now according to Joe Biden science actually supported the ban and it did all along. If you are a Joe Biden supporter and want to defend your candidate by saying he did not have all the information about the virus when he made the earlier statements in opposition about the travel ban you are probably right but that is another reason why he should have kept his mouth shut.

  So here are the questions this brings to mind about this flip-flop to the right position after a couple of months of thinking about it: How long as President would Joe Biden have been frozen in the grips of political correctness and how long would he have been afraid to act for fear of offending people before he finally came to the realization a travel  ban to and from China was in the best interest of protecting the American people? How many more people would have died because of his paralyzation? And how much worse would this already bad situation be if Joe Biden were at the helm?

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. MaddMedic permalink
    April 4, 2020 7:38 am

    Does he know where he is and what day it is???

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Bruce Booher permalink
    April 4, 2020 12:34 pm

    Joe’s toast. I’ll bet you 2 N95 masks that you will see Cuomo as the candidate.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 5, 2020 6:44 am

      I think you could be right. I believe the Dems are still looking for another candidate through a brokered convention and right now Cuomo is the talk.

      Like

  3. peter3nj permalink
    April 4, 2020 12:37 pm

    If Joe leaves that finger in the air much longer it may atrophy.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. John permalink
    April 5, 2020 9:26 am

    Trump shoukd have not allowed the 500000 Chinese to come in without being checked gor that virus

    Liked by 1 person

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