The days of calling for civility seemingly behind him, Former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a campaign rally for Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp, suggested her Republican opponent needed to get roughed up.
Biden attacked Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer for comments in which he labeled concerns by farmers over President Trump’s trade policies “hysteria,” adding they “don’t have a high enough pain threshold.”
“These guys are amazing,” Biden said. “And just stand up proud, stand up to say things that are absolutely mind-boggling.”
In quoting Cramer, the former Vice President turned to a thinly disguised threat.
“Your guy calls farmers’ concerns ‘hysteria,'” he said of Heitkamp’s opponent. “Because, he says, ‘they don’t have a very high threshold for pain.'”
“Well, I’ll get the president of the trade union up here. He’ll show him a threshold of pain,” Biden said.
Joe Biden Suggests Trade Union Pres Beat Up GOP Rep, “Show Him A Threshold Of Pain”pic.twitter.com/v95W4szWje
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 1, 2018
Biden previously called for civility
Three days. That’s how long it took for Biden to morph from Uncle Joe, the man who just wants to bring dignity and civility back to politics, to UFC Joe.
On Tuesday, Biden spoke at a rally with Wisconsin Democrats in which he joined in the chorus of liberal media talking heads to blame President Trump for the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, and the crazed attempted pipe bomber.
“Folks, this is not who we are,” Biden said. “We need to recognize that words matter. Words matter.”
It was clearly directed at the President and the Republicans who don’t confront the President’s rhetoric.
Biden would later tell the crowd of Democrat voters that the midterm election amounts to a “battle for America’s soul” and said now is the time to “reset the moral compass.”
Resetting that moral compass apparently involves threatening to send union thugs to rough up your political opponent.
Before calling for civility, Biden threatened Trump
When he’s not threatening to have union bosses show Republican candidates pain, Biden has a more thorough history of playing tough guy.
Back in March, Biden lashed out at Trump saying: “If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.”
Trump’s response is legendary …
Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018
Did Biden miss the memo on civility that everyone in his party and everyone in media has been preaching about the last week or so?
Come on man, when they go low you should … ya know what, nevermind.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 10, 2018
Well, at least we can all agree that it’s never a good idea to “get up in the face of some congresspeople” … er, scratch that too.
Democrat Senator Cory Booker (NJ) encouraged activists on Wednesday to engage in physical confrontation with politicians, telling them to “get up in the face of some congresspeople.” pic.twitter.com/GfGzusxTJ5
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 26, 2018
The entire party consists of a bunch of wannabes desperate to pretend they’re just as bada** as Trump, while simultaneously pretending they are the party of civility. They are neither civil nor convincing as tough guys.
But they make a compelling argument as hypocrites.