Call it a repeat performance, an encore, or just plain stupidity… whatever it is, Biden’s campaign performance is reminiscent of his infamous 1988 Presidential campaign when he was forced out of the race because he foolishly plagiarized parts of a campaign speech from a British politician.
Over three decades later, “sleepy Joe” is caught doing the same thing, which proves the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”
The gaffe-prone politician is also famous for among other things, speaking off-the-cuff with ill-timed jokes, verbal blunders and embarrassing analogies, which throughout his long career have become synonyms with that’s “just Joe,” from both friend and foe alike.
However plagiarism and verbal missteps pale in comparison to “creepy Joe’s” wandering hands when it comes to females, and it makes little difference if they’re young or old, “creepy Joe” doesn’t discriminate, kissing, touching, grabbing, caressing, stroking, nuzzling them all, without any thought, consideration or instinct given, to invading their personal space.
This latest blunder is simply a continuation of Biden’s haphazard political career, which luckily for him received a bit of a reprieve as VP.
However, President Trump took notice from Europe and tweeted out Wednesday, that the former VP has a “big problem.”
Adding, “Plagiarism charge against Sleepy Joe Biden on his ridiculous Climate Change Plan is a big problem, but the Corrupt Media will save him.”
The Republican National Committee also weighted in reminding Democratic voters of Biden’s past indiscretions, portraying him as a serial plagiarist.
“This is not Joe Biden’s first brush with plagiarism,” said the RNC’s Steve Guest. “During his 1988 campaign, Biden plagiarized campaign speeches from British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock as well as Robert Kennedy. During law school, Biden plagiarized, too.”
The Biden camp attempted to clean up the mess saying that the former VP had made a mistake.
“Several citations, some from sources cited in other parts of the plan, were inadvertently left out of the final version of the 22-page document,” the campaign told news outlets. “As soon as we were made aware of it, we updated to include the proper citations.”
Moreover, Trump’s prediction that the media would cover for Biden has proven accurate as Politico writer Michael Grunwald attempted a clever spin on the facts tweeting, “We’re supposed to be mad at Biden because he copied a few lines of his climate plan from environmental groups?”
Adding, “That’s not ‘plagiarism, that’s ‘agreeing.’”
Conservatives fired back with claims that the media are letting Biden off the hook.
“Trying to imagine a conservative getting caught plagiarizing and having it characterized simply as ‘lifting language,’” tweeted Matt Whitlock, an adviser to the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
The obvious similarities within the verbiage were first noticed by a progressive activist, it was apparent that Biden had lifted quite a bit of the original text without crediting either the author or the organization. However, by Tuesday afternoon the Biden team updated their online website to include attribution to a third party.
Josh Nelson, the vice president of CREDOmobile, addressed the alleged plagiarism by Biden earlier in the day tweeting, “The paragraph in Joe Biden’s climate plan about carbon capture and sequestration includes language that is remarkably similar to items published previously by the Blue Green Alliance and the Carbon Capture Coalition.”
Nelson posted two examples of the Biden camp “borrowing” language from left-wing groups which once again points to Biden’s credibility as a viable candidate for 2020.
The former VP aside from his many personal missteps, may also be looking at potential violations while VP during the Obama Administration involving his son’s questionable dealings with both China and the Ukraine, and Biden’s attempt as VP to perhaps block a criminal investigation by holding as ransom a 1.8 billion dollar aid package for the Ukraine — unless prosecutors looked the other way.