How Old Were You When Joe Biden Went to Washington?


Athena Pappas | Patriots Freedom

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Joe Biden

While listening to a conservative talk radio show earlier today I heard a commentator ask this question: “How old were you when Joe Biden went to Washington?” 

It didn’t take me long to realize I hadn’t even been born yet. He’s been in D.C. for nearly 50 years (48, to be precise). I just turned 29 earlier this year. So, Joe went to D.C. 19 years before I was even born. Whoa. 

I got to thinking about it, and it occurred to me that a man in politics for that many years must (surely) have accomplished a lot! 

When we look back at his legacy, what are those amazing things he’s done that history will record? The things that will show up in children’s textbooks? 

I can’t think of a thing. Can you? 

Oh, I know about all of the things he plans to do. The things he’s hoping to do. The things he’s keen to do. But, what has he done. . .already? That’s the question troubling me today. 

So, I did a bit of scrolling on the Internet (which, by the way, wasn’t invented until Joe had already been in D.C. for a couple of decades). 

  • Joe entered politics in 1972 when Nixon was president. (I’ve read about Nixon, but obviously never really knew much about him, since he came so long before my time.) 
  • We do know that Joe once supported segregation. “Greenberg, longtime director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, took Biden to task for sponsoring a bill that would limit the power of courts to order school desegregation with busing. It was a move that followed the wishes of many of Biden’s white constituents in Delaware.” ( 
  • And we know he’s made some strong racist comments. In 1977 he was worried that busing would eventually lead to a “racial jungle.” And, of course, there’s that awful comment he made in 2020 where he said: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black!”
  • We’ve seen that he’s got a serious hatred of conservatives.  “His career ACU rating is 12.67%, meaning he only agreed with conservatives 12.67% of the time.” (
  • He’s flip-flopped a lot—on healthcare, fracking, immigration, deportation, fracking, Medicare, racial issues, the Vietnam War, fracking, North Korea, and Muslims. (Did I mention fracking?) 
  • He voted for the disastrous Iraq war. 
  • His racist crime bill led to mass incarceration in record-breaking numbers. 
  • He has supported apartheid in Palestine. 
  • His campaign made Islamophobic attacks toward Linda Sarsour (Women’s march organizer and Palestinian human rights activist)
  • Tara Reade, his former staffer, accused him of allegedly raping her and then retaliating against her until she quit her job. (Ack!)
  • He (allegedly) plagiarized. A lot.  
  • He refuses to admit that his son’s shady dealings in the Ukraine were wrong. 
  • He has a propensity for awkward gaffes. 
  • He has struggled in speeches, leading viewers to suspect he suffers from cognitive decline. 
  • He’s the king of bizarre quotes. Example: “You ever been to a caucus? No, you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier.” (to a young female voter)
  • And, in spite of his Catholic faith, Joe has a long history of supporting abortion. Not just supporting it, but Joe approves the use of federal money for abortions. He plans to use your tax dollars to kill babies.

So, I found that Joe has quite the history in D.C., but (unfortunately) none of it seems to be positive. So, I can only imagine that the next four years will give us more of the same. 

  • More plagiarism. 
  • More shady dealings. 
  • More abortions. 
  • More flip-flopping. 
  • More gaffes. 
  • More cognitive slip-ups. 
  • More racist comments. 
  • More segregation. 
  • More hatred of conservatives. 

I don’t know about you, but I was looking for a strong, solid President in the White House, not someone with such a shaky, irresponsible history. I want to see a leader who actually, well, leads. And I suspect we’ve now got just the opposite. 

So, I will leave you with this question: “How old were YOU when Joe Biden went to D.C. in 1972?” 

What could you have accomplished in that period of time?

You know, there’s a uh, during World War II, uh, you know, where Roosevelt came up with a thing uh, that uh, you know, was totally different than a, than the, the, it’s called, he called it the, you know, the World War II, he had the war – the War Production Board.
Joe Biden, in an April 2020 interview with CNN


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