Donald Trump and Joe Biden are pretty similar guys, and no, I’m not just talking about their age. Or their hair plugs. They’ve also shared world views. For instance, in 1975, while Trump was being forced into an agreement not to discriminate against renters of color, Biden was also fighting integration by sponsoring anti-busing legislation. In 1990, referencing the famously racist 1988 George HW Bush campaign ad, Biden said, “one of my objectives, quite frankly, is to lock Willie Horton up in jail.” On the other (same?) hand, that same year John O’Donnell was writing a book that quoted Trump as saying, “… laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.”
While they’ve both built successful careers by hurting Black people, and yes, they both have the fake hair and teeth and world view… And yes, both Trump and Biden have been accused multiple times of inappropriately touching women… And yes, both Trump and Biden never apologize for anything they do… And yes, somehow both Trump and Biden have even said some pretty inappropriate things in public about children, you’ve gotta ask yourself, well, who hasn’t, right? I mean, you could really say any of that about any random two people, right? They can’t really be that similar, right? Right? No? Well, let’s find out together in a game I call…
Decision 2020: Orange You Glad We’re Biden Our Time?
Each question is either referring to Trump or Biden—but can you guess which one?
Click on all the links for all the answers and good luck!
Who started his 2020 campaign with a fundraiser filled with corporate lobbyists and GOP donors?
During a presidential primary, when asked about his college grades, guess who lost his temper, interrupted with, “I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect!” and proceeded to brazenly lie about his grades only to get caught and then lie about lying about his grades?
W ho once said about his state, “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent,” then, in case you thought this was only a terrible racist joke, added, “I’m not joking.”?
During a Fox News interview, when asked about his viability as a candidate in the South, as he could be seen as a “Northeastern liberal”, guess who defended himself by bragging that he lived in a “slave state”?
Who consistently spoke affectionately, admiringly, effusively and eventually even eulogized one of America’s most disgusting and cowardly racists?
Who bragged about strong-arming the Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor while also neglecting to mention that that prosecutor was also investigating this braggart’s son?
Civil Asset Forfeiture is the process by which the government is allowed to take possession of everything you own if you are arrested—not convicted— just arrested. Guess who bragged about creating policy that extended Civil Asset Forfeiture as well as limited judges’ discretion during sentencing and added sixty new death penalties.
How’d you do? Lemme know in the comments and remember, even though polling has Joe Biden in the lead right now, at this same point in 2007 Hilary Clinton held the lead and in 2003 it was Joe Lieberman, whoever the hell that is.
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4 thoughts on “Quiz time! How different are Joe Biden and Donald Trump, really?”
Thank you for this. The long-term perspective was really helpful.
I’m thinking they are all Biden.
So true—both are products of white male superiority – but with ONE critical difference. One is running under the Republican label, the other under the Democrat one. Coming into New England, I was totally amazed that a significant number of its population, vote “party ” and not for the individual. For instance, when living in Willimantic, CT, it was a given, that if “Jesus Christ run as a Republican”, he would not win; but if “Hitler ran as a Democrat”, he would ! Ditto – the rest of New England !
Thanks for posting this
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