Joe Biden once thought Clarence Thomas would be 'reasonable' on abortion

Joe Biden once thought Clarence Thomas would be 'reasonable' on abortion
By Michael Stokes - Biden13, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=79141909

Democratic activists have been understandably bewildered and angry at POTUS frontrunner VP Joe Biden’s repeated claims that Trump is an aberration and that he can work with Republicans, all evidence to the contrary. He seems to have completely forgotten Mitch McConnell’s obstruction of Obama for 8 years, including repeated threats to crash the debt ceiling and culminating in refusal to even grant a hearing on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court after the death of Justice Scalia.


But as Amanda Terkel points out, this is far from the first time Uncle Joe has been this gullible about the evil nature of elected Republithugs. In 1991, after mishandling the Anita Hill hearing during the confirmation hearing for Clarence Thomas, and despite voting against Thomas appointment to SCOTUS, Biden publicly stated that he didn’t think that Thomas would be extreme on abortion.

When it comes to Republican evil, Biden’s learning curve seems disastrously slow.

Yes, I’ll vote and campaign hard for him if he is our nominee, but every day gives us more reasons to look elsewhere for a champion in 2020.

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.