Former Vice President and leading Democratic 2020 contender Joe Biden is quickly making his way to the left. Unwilling to cede perfectly good territory to his insane, leftist challengers, he is going all in on the superiority of women, the superiority of minorities, the devilish effect of America’s strain of white supremacy, and all the rest of the nonsense that gets the rabid folks on Twitter worked up into a frenzy of self-loathing.
At a campaign stop in Los Angeles this week, Biden insisted that it was not only necessary for the U.S. to provide healthcare to every American, it was also incumbent on us to provide it for illegal immigrants as well.
“Look,” he said, “I think that anyone who is in a situation where they are in need of health care, regardless of whether they are documented or undocumented, we have an obligation to see that they are cared for.”
To make sure no one was confused about what that meant – emergency hospital trips, for example – Biden spelled it out, saying that illegal aliens “should be entitled to federal benefits like Medicare and Medicaid.”
Imagine telling the media, with a straight face, that a person who – legally and ethically – does not belong in this country, is entitled to taxpayer-funded healthcare benefits. How far off the path of reason and logic do you have to be before you make such an idiotic statement? Biden is a Democrat and a gaffe machine, but we firmly believe he has better sense than this. He is pandering his butt off to win this nomination, though.
Biden tried to justify his position by insisting that most illegal immigrants were not fence-jumpers.
“By the way,” he said, “a significant portion of undocumented folks in this country are there because they overstayed their visas. It’s not people breaking down gates coming across the border, so the biggest thing we’ve got to do on this thing is tone down the rhetoric. We know why it’s happening. It’s to create fear and concern.”
Because a mass epidemic of illegal immigration does nothing to create “fear and concern” all by itself. This is like the idea that hostile Republicans like Donald Trump create “fear and concern” about Muslims. No, we’re pretty sure a long history of deadly terrorist attacks did that job quite nicely without Trump’s input.
Well, as far as we’re concerned, if Democrats are determined to advertise the fact that they’re the party of illegal immigrants, they’re welcome to the label. And if Biden keeps dishing out un-American, unsustainable ideas like this one, he’s going to quickly lose the only thing he has going for him in this race – the fact that he’s the only non-insane Democrat in the field. Midwesterners are watching you, Joe.