HOW DOES BIDEN RATE?

PERSONAL

  • From working class family- good
  • Catholic upbringing-good
  • Work ethic – excellent
  • Married and three children-good
  • Lost wife and daughter in car accident-dealing with tragedy
  • He was sworn in to Congress at the bedside of his injured sons-commitment
  • Deadly brain aneurysms requiring surgery – near death experience

CAREER

  • Law degree from Syracuse University
  • Passed Delaware Bar
  • Became fifth youngest Senator ever elected to Congress
  • Work ethic – excellent
  • Senate Judiciary work – excellent
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee – very good

REASONING

  • Biden is one of the poorest Senators historically – He’s in nobodys pocket. *****
  • The Bush administration rejected an effort Biden undertook with Senator Richard Lugar to pass a resolution authorizing military action only after the exhaustion of diplomatic efforts. *****
  • He has long supported the appropriations to pay for the occupation, but has argued repeatedly that more soldiers are needed, the war should be internationalized, and the Bush administration should “level with the American people” about the cost and length of the conflict which they estimated at 60 billion. The internationalized effort was not distributed fairly. ****
  • Since the second term of Bush, Biden has voted consistently against FISA, Immunity, Torture, detainee treatment and has championed the rule of law and habeas corpus.*****
  • He worked hard to keep the Supreme Courts nominees damage down to a minimum with a success against Robert Bork, but came up short with Clarence Thomas. *****
  • Children issues and drugs play a large role in his efforts and family values record is superb. *****
  • If he had remained in the Judiciary, it is certain he would have been going after Bush on signing statements, EO’s, Civil liberty violations and the attorney firings.

My hope is he gets the chance as VP to retroactively review the criminal acts of the Bush admin. in regards to war funding, no bid contracts, violations of civil liberty/Geneva Convention, Corporate crime and Homeland/FEMA.  His weakness may be in immigration.

JOE BIDEN VOTING RECORD ON KEY ISSUES

 

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