Biden: "Elitist" Clinton "Never Really Figured Out Why She Was Running"

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As speculation continues to swirl over whether or not Biden will make a run for the Presidency in 2020, he has maintained a curious presence in the media in recent weeks and recently offered some pretty harsh critiques of the Clinton campaign when he sat down with the Los Angeles Times.  Mimicking comments made by Neera Tanden which were exposed by Wikileaks, Biden suggested that Hillary lost primarily because she never "really figured out why she was running."  Per The Hill

Vice President Biden believes Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election in part because she never figured why she was running for the nation’s highest office.

 

“I don’t think she ever really figured it out,” Biden told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Thursday. “And by the way, I think it was really hard for her to decide to run.”

 

“She thought she had no choice but to run,” he said. “That, as the first woman who had an opportunity to win the presidency, I think it was a real burden on her.”

Of course, Biden clarified that Clinton was ultimately nothing more than a martyr who simply had to run because she was the "first woman who had an opportunity to win the presidency."

With all due respect, we're not convinced Hillary was running because "she thought she had no choice but to run."  What if the answer is more simplistic than that.  What if Hillary simply couldn't relay her motivations for running because it wasn't politically expedient to do so.  What if Hillary didn't visit WI, MI, PA and OH because she wasn't running to help those people and didn't care about their fate.  What if Hillary's run was all about the Clinton's neverending, selfish lust for infinite power and wealth?  Nah, the simplest answers are rarely right.

Joe Biden

 

Playing a little Monday-morning QB, Biden recollects fearing that "his people" of the Midwest might turn on Democrats in 2016 due the "elitism" that had crept into the party's thinking.

“Son of a gun. We may lose this election,” Biden recalled thinking. “They’re all the people I grew up with. They’re their kids. And they’re not racist. They’re not sexist. But we didn’t talk to them.”

 

He said the Democratic Party as a whole suffered because "we were not letting an awful lot of people — high school-educated, mostly Caucasian, but also people of color — know that we understood their problems.”

 

There is “a bit of elitism that’s crept in” to party thinking, he said.

 

“I was trying to be as tactful as I could in making it clear that I thought we constantly made a mistake of not speaking to the fears, aspirations, concerns of middle class people,” he said.

In the campaign, “you didn’t hear a word about that husband and wife working, making 100,000 bucks a year, two kids, struggling and scared to death. They used to be our constituency.”

Meanwhile, shortly after saying that the people of the Midwest are not "racist" or "sexist," Biden explains that Trump won "working-class people" by appealing to their racism and sexism. 

“I don’t think he understands working-class or middle-class people,” Biden said. “He at least acknowledged the pain. But he played to the prejudice. He played to the fear. He played to the desperation."

 

"There was nothing positive that I ascertained when he spoke to these folks that was uplifting."

While Joe stays quite about a future run, there is no doubt that the media has already chosen their challenger for 2020.

Young Joe Biden

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balz's picture

He'll be too old. Sorry to say that, as I respect old people, but the guy will be too old.

Pladizow's picture

Awwww, everyone say Boo-Hoo for the corrupt criminal cunt.

Bumpo's picture

Let the Shit Storm begin. The Left will be wailing and gnashing their teeth when Trump is done with Hillary Clinton and all her crimes are fully prosecuted.

King Tut's picture

Hillary will ride her dildo off into the sunset with her ill-gotten billions and your orange hero won't do jack

strannick's picture

+1 for non partisanship

jcaz's picture

...There goes Uncle Joe, he's a-movin' kinda slow, at the Junction... Petticoat Junction.

Still shilling the Clinton Foundation line-  Clueless Joe.

I'd be pretty "pressured" to run, too, if I had accepted $100's of million in bribes over the past 8 yrs.....

weburke's picture

He is playing an important role of prying Clinton claws off dem party power.

Chris Dakota's picture

How many times have they run that old pedophile shill?

Ghost of Porky's picture

Just google "creepy Joe Biden" and it will tell you all you need to know.

 

#creepyjoebiden

goldandsilverguy's picture

Biden's 74 now.  He will be 78 in 2020.  He and Robert Mugabe can run the diapers and wheel chair race.  And let's not forget the MSM dissing Regan when he was running at age 69.

edotabin's picture

Age aside, I just love how everyone has suddenly become a "man of the people".

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

dont be prejudiced

the paedophile mafia have occult ways of sourcing vitality beyond their years ;)

Kayman's picture

She was running alright... running from her crimes- thinking as President she couldn't be prosecuted.  Bill and Hilliary were always on the Walmart/Chinese money train. Selling out their country for their own corrupt wants.

Maybe Pierre Trudeau, jr. will grant them asylum.  After all the Canadian governments, at all levels, have had their palms greased to keep the Clinton Guistra anonymous dirty bribes foundation well hidden.

Nemontel's picture

You're actually rooting for a criminal to get away with her crimes. How noble of you.

Mountainview's picture

Overdimensioned egos! That's all!

Bumpo's picture

That was her plan, that's for sure. With the Justice Department, FBI and CIA all in her back pocket, why wouldn't she. But I guess you didn't get the Memo. Trump has picked others that will shove that magik dildo right up her ass, and send her straight to Sing Sing.

lil dirtball's picture

>Orange hero

So he started MAGA
And he's never gonna stop
Gonna keep on MAGA
Someday gonna make it to the top

And be an orange hero
(Got stars and bars in his eyes)

MFL5591's picture

The drunken moron back in the news!

Mayer Amschel Rothschild's picture

Biden to 13 year old girl in front of her parents and live microphone, "Do you know how horny I am?"

Canaanite scum. The whole fucking system.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Pizzagate will bring down the Clinton Crime Family and Creepy Joe Biden, mark my words.

Hillary was running because she is a criminal, and who better to get away with crimes and fraud than the President?  She did get her start in politics working for Nixon after all.

Graph's picture

..."mark my words"!

OK. I just did.

Fisherman Blue's picture

Right or Wrong Biden should shut the fuck up and go away.

Jimmy Twinkle's picture

Yes but with an 8 year old girl as running mate, the ole dity bastard might just rise to the occaison

Jimmy Twinkle's picture

Yes but with an 8 year old girl as running mate, the ole dity bastard might just rise to the occaison

Proofreder's picture

..

Hey, Joe

Where you goin' with that gun of your hand ?

hannah's picture

Shoot her one more time again baby!

Shitonya Serfs's picture

Not sure if you can be too old to be a President/Politician. Geez, look who's still around...Carter, HW Bush, Kissensteinbergowitz, Ginsburg, Conyers, Feinstein, Grassley, Hatch, McCain, Inhofe.

Chandos's picture

Yeah..I like old people too..Old Bidens not so much.....

hannah's picture

hillary wasnt running...she was stumbling and fainting and generally hitting the pavement (literally)...hahahahaha

Koba the Dread's picture

I'm old! You'd be an idiot to respect people just because they're old.

monad's picture

Why isn't this mass murderer in prison?

EuroGuy's picture

Biden, Killary, PorchMonkey =  3 brain cells in aggregate

dilligaff's picture

Yep, Biden couldn't find his ass with both hands, a map, a flashlight and a hand from Barney Frank!

iAmerican3's picture

Causeless the curse shall not come for papist hair-plugged adulterer predeceased by multiple children Biden, whose wife pulled into a tractor-trailer to escape him: an accursed Mob- and DuPont-front POS.

King Tut's picture

What's the tractor-trailer reference?

iAmerican3's picture

His first wife's suicide escape route from the shame and dishonor of his pedophilia and adultery.

BabaLooey's picture

Joe Biden is the poster-douche for the Dimbos.

Assassination insurance for Soetero - and fool enough not to know it.

Loved by the clueless. The stupid. The dumbed down to the point of liberal lunacy.

 

Oberst-Gruppenfuhrer's picture

She lost because she had too much pizza.  Joe you know this.  You are a pizzaphile as well.  You will all burn in an oven you sick pedos and jews

Stroke's picture

A young Joe Biden.....PUUUUlllllEEEaaaaaase

Cult of Criminality's picture

Fuck you Biden

You are just as much a waste product as she is.

BabaLooey's picture

Pedo Joe - the short movie that should land this fucker on the Sex Offender Registry

https://vimeo.com/182783834

iAmerican3's picture

There's an even worse clip of Biden's overt public pedophilia as he pretends to "inadvertantly" cop a feel off a little girl's right breast while using as an excuse leaning to the left, behind her, to speak to someone else.

thebigunit's picture

Oooops!  That didn't come out right.

Able Ape's picture

After 30 years of dishing out pure bullshit, the only thing HRC would have energy to do is nap and ride in AirFarce 1...