Saturday, August 23, 2008

I don't like Joe Biden

There - I said it. I'm still going to vote for Obama, but I will do so less enthusiastically.

Biden, also known as the "Senator from MBNA" because of his overwhelming support for the credit card industry (and banks and insurance companies, etc.), is a rotten choice for a "change candidate" like Obama says he is. But especially as it relates to public defenders, Biden is an example of the consummate "tough on crime politician," at least when it comes to the poor, that Democrats have overwhelmingly embraced over the last three decades. There aren't too many dumb, cruel, tough-on-crime initiatives that Biden hasn't endorsed in his long career in Washington. Increased penalties for crack: check. Truth in sentencing: check. Increased penalties for meth: check. Increased penalties for ecstasy: check.

I suppose that I was hoping for more because Obama had a drug addiction in his younger years and the fact that he was a civil rights attorney at one time.

Still, beats anything McSame will ever do.

Dennis Wilkins
The Guest PD Blogger


Chasha said...

I'm so glad this is being said!

Anonymous said...

Well, I think you have got good reasons to vote for Obama rather than Biden. I too think to vote for Obama here. He is some how a better candidate for me.

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