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Mon May 13, 2019, 08:14 PM

 

Joe Biden Pushes Back On Criticism Of Climate Change Approach

Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) defended his record as an advocate for stronger environmental protections on Monday, responding to a report that he plans to take a “middle ground” on solutions to climate change.

Biden, who’s competing to be the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, brought up the matter unprompted during a speech to a crowd of hundreds at a pizza restaurant in New Hampshire’s seacoast region.

As evidence of his green bona fides, Biden cited an article on the fact-checking site PolitiFact that supported his claims and called him a “climate change pioneer” in Congress.

“I said that I was in this area long before most anybody else was and I have a record. And they basically said ... ‘Biden’s right. He’s been a leader on climate change,’” Biden told the crowd.

Read More: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-biden-climate-change-record-middle-ground_n_5cd9c5bae4b0f7ba48a93ef6
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Reply Joe Biden Pushes Back On Criticism Of Climate Change Approach (Original post)
Vidal May 2019 OP
Cha May 2019 #1
zipplewrath May 2019 #2
still_one May 2019 #4
zipplewrath May 2019 #5
InAbLuEsTaTe May 2019 #9
still_one May 2019 #3
zipplewrath May 2019 #6
still_one May 2019 #7
zipplewrath May 2019 #8

Response to Vidal (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 08:17 PM

1. KR!

 

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 08:22 PM

2. This could become a metaphore

 

Yes, he's been an advocate for decades. The problem is that it has been getting worse for those decades and his positions haven't necessarily "kept up". The result is that this could become a metaphor for the idea that time has passed him by and it is time for a new generation, that is current, to take over. Politics isn't so much (as HRC kinds showed) about actually having the correct policies as much as it is about convincing people that you know enough to develop them. "Standing his ground" may not be his winning strategy.
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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #2)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:13 PM

4. As of right now the polls seem to indicate people are being convinced

 

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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:18 PM

5. "Convinced"

 

Predisposed is probably a better term.
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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #2)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:55 PM

9. Yes, it's called LEADERSHIP... that's what we need on a whole range of progressive issues...

 

ESPECIALLY preventing environmental destruction of our planet.

If Joe is going to convince voters in this primary election that he's truly the most progressive candidate like he claims, he can start by coming out and supporting the Green New Deal.

The "normalcy" approach is simply out of date... desperate times call for desperate measures!!


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 08:26 PM

3. Good for Joe, and his record is there since the seventies long before most even cared about it.

 

This latest distortion and misrepresentation is garbage

His lifetime scorecard on the environment from the league of conservation of voters is 83%

http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/joe-biden

No doubt the critics will find some things to disagree with, but without question he has been a strong advocate in addressing climate change, and his record demonstrates that


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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:19 PM

6. Unfortunately

 

He doesn't seem to be "evolving" on this issue as quickly as it is changing.
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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #6)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:20 PM

7. We will see what the voters think, but keep trying

 

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Response to still_one (Reply #7)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:26 PM

8. Yes they will

 

Like they did with Kerry, Gore, Dukakis, HRC... But I'm sure this time it'll be different. 'Cause the Russians surely won't interfere again.
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