Barely 48 hours ago Joe Biden was standing pat on his support of the Hyde Amendment. We talked a little about it in the article Biden Loses Ground, Gets Left-wing Backlash For His Support of the Hyde Amendment. Planned Parenthood and others voiced their opposition to him quite vociferously, and now as a result of the anger that confronted him, it seems he’s once again doing the famous Biden Flip-Flop.
This from Breitbart:
Former Vice President Joe Biden declared his opposition to the Hyde Amendment on Thursday, just days after his campaign reaffirmed his support of it.
Biden revealed his new position during a speech at the IWillVote Gala hosted by The Democratic National Committee in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hyde Amendment prevents taxpayer funds from being used to fund abortions.
Biden said that although he supported the Hyde Amendment as a United States Senator, he realized that “times have changed.”
“For many years as U.S. Senator, I have supported the Hyde Amendment like many many others have,” he said.
He said that the efforts by states to cut abortion funding for abortion mills like Planned Parenthood made it clear that some women would need federal assistance to get abortions.
“I’ve been struggling with the problems that Hyde now presents,” he said, arguing that if the federal government was going to start providing universal health care, it would need to fund abortions.
Biden said he would make “no apologies” for his former position and his new position.
“If I believe that health care is a right, as I do, I can no longer support that amendment dependent that makes that right dependent on someone’s zip code,” he said.
Biden said that he never wanted to impose his views on when life begins, and so would never impose his beliefs on payment for abortions on other people.
“Folks, times have changed, I don’t think these guys are going to let up,” he said.
Biden waffled on the Hyde Amendment earlier this week, as his campaign stated that he continued to support the Hyde Amendment unless women were losing their right to an abortion.
But his position earned a sharp rebuke from Planned Parenthood.
“The unfair Hyde Amendment makes it so that those who have the least end up having to pay the most to access abortion, and those who are service members or live on reservations are often left with no coverage for abortion care,” Planned Parenthood Action Fund Executive Director Kelly Robinson said in a statement to NBC on Wednesday.
Earlier in the campaign, Biden told an ACLU activist that the Hyde Amendment had to go.
That makes Biden’s position on the Hyde Amendment officially a “flip-flop-flip.”
Source: Breitbart News
Joe has a long and unremarkable career as a politician. Yes, he got the Vice Presidency. Yes, he’s been around for a very long time. I don’t know how it is that anybody that engaged in so many blatantly fraudulent activities (for example, securing a $1.5 billion contract with China for his son) can still draw enough voter support to begin a campaign for the White House. Where are people’s heads, anyway? He can’t keep his nose out of the ladies’ hair or keep his mitts off the prepubescent girls in spite of the promises he makes to reform. The list of skeletons in his closets is endless.
I can’t help but think of the joke about what is called a “post turtle.” Joe may put on a good show, but if by some extreme stretch of the imagination he ever was elected as president, I think the joke describes him perfectly. He would be in a spot where he has no business being, has no idea of how he got there, and we’ll never know the names or faces of the dummies that got him there.
An elderly farmer was getting a cut sutured on his hand,
and while he was chatting with the doctor about a political candidate,
the farmer referred to the candidate as being a “post turtle.”
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what
a “post turtle” was. The old rancher said,
“When you’re driving down a country road and you
come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top,
that’s a “post turtle.”
The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor’s
face, so he continued to explain. You know he didn’t get
up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he
doesn’t know what to do while he is up there, and you
just wonder what kind of a dumba** put him up there in the first place.