Joe Biden just accused Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan of being liars.
How rich is that, coming from a man whose own 1988 campaign for president ended after he was caught plagiarizing a rising British politician?
It was no ordinary plagiarism—you know, like candidate Obama’s stealing lines from Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick. Biden didn’t just appropriate words; he misappropriated Kinnock’s entire biography.
NEIL KINNOCK at Welsh Labour Party conference May 1987:
“Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Was it because our predecessors were thick? Does anybody really think that they didn’t get what we had because they didn’t have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment? Of course not. It was because there was no platform upon which they could stand”
JOE BIDEN IN Sept 1987 during his first presidential campaign:
“Why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go a university? Why is it that my wife… is the first in her family to ever go to college? Is it because our fathers and mothers were not bright? …Is it because they didn’t work hard? My ancestors who worked in the coal mines of northeast Pennsylvania and would come after 12 hours and play football for four hours? It’s because they didn’t have a platform on which to stand.”
Coal mines? Here’s Wikipedia, which also notes that Biden’s paternal grandfather had been an oil executive:
Biden’s father had been very well-off earlier in his life, but had suffered several business reverses by the time Biden was born…. In 1953, the Biden family moved to an apartment in Claymont, Delaware, where they lived for a few years before moving to a house in Wilmington, Delaware.Joe Biden Sr. then did better as a used car salesman, and the family’s circumstances were middle class.
Biden has lied about getting a scholarship to law school; lied about finishing at the top of his law school class when in fact he finished near the bottom; and worked to hide his having been caught for plagiarism. He lies as easily as most people breathe. (As Ace of Spades documented, Biden lied his way through the v.p. debate.)
Yet, though he knew all that, Barack Obama selected this man as his vice president. Behold: