Flashback: Biden Said He Marched in the Civil Rights Movement. He Never Did.


Former Vice President Joe Biden is running for president. Again. Again.

I know I said “again” twice. Calm down. I did it on purpose.

Biden first ran for president in 1987. He lost. Biden regrouped, grabbed some ladies, sniffed some hair, got weird with kids, and tried again in 2007. And lost again.

So he devised a plan for victory. He grabbed some more females, sniffed some more hair, got even weirder with kids, creeped uncomfortably close to some ladies’ earholes and told them secrets — much of it while the camera rolled.

Now Biden is back again. (See why I said it twice?) And he’s hoping Americans don’t type “Creepy Joe” into their YouTube search bar. (Lifehack: I already did it for you here.)

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However, even if prospective voters decide to forego YouTube searches for Joe Biden hugging Hillary Clinton for waaaaaay too long, they are going to have to deal with the fact that his eccentricities go beyond his fondness for putting his body all up in other people’s personal space.

Rewind the clock back to when Whitney Houston was first belting out “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” on the radio and you might remember when Biden was doing a little bragging on the campaign trail.

Standing before a New Hampshire crowd in February 1987, Biden spoke with self-aggrandizing rhetoric, “When I marched in the civil rights movement, I did not march with a 12-point program.”

Biden seemed solidly in grasp of his faculties as he recounted this memory, “I marched with tens of thousands of others to change attitudes. And we changed attitudes.”

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But there’s one huge problem — Biden didn’t do any such thing. He didn’t change attitudes when he marched with tens of thousands because he never marched with tens of thousands.

The truth is Biden didn’t march at all during the civil rights movement. And, according to The New York Times, his advisers reminded him of that back then, and yet he “kept telling the story anyway.”

It’s possible Biden may have been be too busy plagiarizing other peoples ideas to keep a firm grasp of his own stories, but it’s concerning that a presidential candidate would tell a story with such confidence knowing it was a complete fabrication.

Biden’s loose relationship with the truth isn’t limited to marches. Even the left-leaning Times noted Biden’s “recklessness” as a candidate. He “was accused of plagiarizing in campaign speeches” and had “inflated his academic record,” The Times said.

Even when he isn’t outright lying, Biden’s tendency to be a “gut politician” has led him to some difficult spots.

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In 1993, for instance, he accused some felons of being “predators” who were “beyond the pale.”

In 2007, he referred to then-candidate Barack Obama as “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

In 1975, he called school integration “the most racist concept you can come up with.”

Although he leads the field of 2020 Democrat presidential candidates in the most recent polling, Biden’s constant gaffes, history of untruths and plagiarism, grabby hands and penchant for the fragrance of women’s hair makes him the candidate who is most willing to engage in — and indeed, almost embrace — a risky and reckless campaign.

When Whitney sang that she needs ” man who’ll take a chance,” I’m sure these aren’t the chances she envisioned.

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G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
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