About a month ago I wrote, here, about Joe Biden’s apparent attempt to position himself slightly to the right of the progressive herd of other Democrats lining up to run for the presidency in 2020. “Perhaps alone among today’s prominent Democrats,” I wrote, Biden could make such an appeal without having to change his entire tune.
Mr. Biden distanced himself from the “deplorables” mantra emanating from The Resistance by telling a Los Angeles Times interviewer that Trump voters are “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.”
But if Biden decides to talk to them in 2020, what will he, what should he, say?
Alas, I take it back. It now appears Biden’s tune is indistinguishable from the Democrats’s “deplorable” medley:
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden assailed President Trump’s supporters during a speech Saturday at the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington, lamenting that “virulent people” and the “dregs of society” still had a friend in the White House.
Say it ain’t so, Joe.