Politicians are notorious for campaign promises that are broken soon after the ballots have been cast but the 2020 Democrats are pushing the envelope when it comes to laying out a bountiful buffet of B.S. to attract gullible voters.
While the socialists are looking to seduce the younger generation with the siren song of free stuff, Utopian equality and the defeat of climate change before it kills us all in 12 years, former Vice President Joe Biden is vowing that if he is elected, that he will cure cancer.
Pushing back hard against rumors that his sporadic campaign appearances are a sign of declining health, lunch bucket Joe made a belated stop in the all-important state of Iowa where he harped incessantly about the “existential threat” to democracy represented by President Trump, flip-flopped on denial that China was a threat and promised to eradicate the most terrible disease of all.
Speaking to a crowd in the smallish city of Ottumwa, Floppy Joe invoked his son Beau, who was tragically cut down by brain cancer, and drew enthusiastic applause from the locals.
Me: Democrats promise tons of impossible hand-outs, but at least they've never fully jumped the shark and said they'd cure cancer…
Joe Biden: pic.twitter.com/24RU3nh3Xk
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 12, 2019
Via The Washington Examiner, “Biden promises he’ll ‘cure cancer’ if elected president”:
Joe Biden told an audience in Ottumwa, Iowa Tuesday that his White House would “cure” cancer should he beat President Trump in 2020.
“I’ve worked so hard in my career, that I promise you, if I’m elected president you’re gonna see single most important thing that changes America, we’re gonna cure cancer,” Biden said to applause.
During his stint as vice president, Biden oversaw the “Cancer Moonshot” initiative of the Obama administration. During his final State of the Union address, Obama announced the program that resulted in a report outlining recommendations for funding and areas to focus research.
Biden recently blasted Trump for not doing enough to cure cancer although even if he did, he would still be savagely attacked by the media and the Democrats.
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) April 10, 2019
Some will be quick to point out that Beltway Biden who falsely presents himself as the blue-collar worker’s best friend, has just tripped over his own tongue yet again and that his promise to cure cancer on his watch is going to come back to bite him in the rear end. Especially when added to the growing wish list that the geriatric swamp dweller will have to commit to in order to keep up with his opponents.
Such grandiose rhetoric may be as sweet as mother’s milk to the segment of the party base that invests an inordinate amount of time chasing unicorns as well as to those who either have cancer themselves or it afflicts their loved ones but it is both foolhardy and simplistic.
Former US Vice President Joe Biden promised that if he is elected president in 2020, the United States would cure cancer. https://t.co/lpLZKHnVkE
— HuffPost India (@HuffPostIndia) June 12, 2019
Even the ultra-liberal Huffington Post points out that lunchpail Joe is facing long odds of curing cancer:
The former vice president was speaking at a campaign event in Ottumwa, Iowa, when he made the bold — and extremely unlikely — campaign promise.
Biden has long made bold claims about the fight against cancer, and he announced his “Cancer Moonshot” campaign during former President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address.
As campaign promises go, the ambition of this one overlooks a lot of complexities of the disease — like, for example, the fact that “cancer” is actually more than 100 diseases and therefore not likely treatable with a single cure-all.
The frontrunner’s promise only seems to confirm that despite the aura of invincibility that the media has bestowed on him, that Biden will be easy pickings for a well-rested Trump once the old timer has had to fight his way through the socialists who will all be looking to destroy him in the primaries.