“You shouldn’t accept any money from a Super PAC,” former Vice-President Joe Biden claims he advised his presidential rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, “because [if you do] people can’t possibly trust you.”
Now it must be impossible to trust Mr. Biden.
“Joe Biden is apparently dropping his long-held opposition to the creation of an outside group,” the media tepidly informed last week, “that would supply an infusion of money to benefit his campaign.”
That is: the dreaded Super PAC.
In his 2017 book, Biden claimed he would not have accepted such “outside” support had he entered the 2016 contest — even though he “knew there was big money out there for me.”
Why not? “[I]n a system awash with money,” the former VEEP wrote, “the middle class didn’t have a fighting chance.”
What changed? Now this drowsy Democrat actually needs campaign cash!
“Biden has struggled to raise money, and last week, his campaign reported having $9 million on hand,” reports The Washington Post, “roughly a third as much as some of his top Democratic rivals.”
Necessity is the catalyst of hypocrisy?
“As president, Joe Biden will push to remove private money from our federal elections,” his campaign explained. “He will advocate for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and end the era of unbridled spending by Super PACs.”
Your private money and mine has as much right to engage in federal elections as Mr. Biden does. And I’ve warned many times about the free-speech repealing amendment the doddering Democrat frontrunner is pushing.
There may be worse things than hypocrisy, but there are few things worse than opposing First Amendment rights.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.