Biden Admits 2020 Dems Are All ‘on the Same Page’ When It Comes to Socialist Policies Backed by Sanders

Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted that most of the 2020 Democrats are “on the same page” when it comes to socialism.

Biden is one of 23 Democrats in the 2020 presidential primary. While he has been leading in most polls, his closest competitor — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — has been narrowing Biden’s margins in the polls.

Similar to his 2016 campaign against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sanders has been running to the left of the frontrunner and has a speech scheduled for Wednesday on why he believes the time for democratic socialism is now.

But unlike 2016, Biden veered to the left of Clinton and admitted that he is “on the same page” as Sanders.

Watch Biden’s comments:

“Look, I just think we’ve got a lot of really good candidates out there and they’re making their case and I don’t, I don’t put a whole lot in terms of labels. I just think that, if you think about it, the vast majority of the members that are running — the folks that are running now — are all kind of on the same page as it relates. We differ on the degree, but we all think there ought to be, if not universal, close to universal health care. We all think we’ve got to improve education. We all think we’ve got to have a foreign policy that embraces our friends and does not embrace our enemies. There’s a whole lot going on.”

Biden said he wouldn’t comment on any of Sanders’ policies, in particular, but noted that he doesn’t necessarily share the label of “democratic socialist” with the senator, even if they embrace the same socialist policies.

“I’m not gonna comment on Bernie’s characterization of who or what he is,” said Biden. “He’s sincere about what he thinks and I think he should go out and say it.”

As IJR previously reported, Biden is largely correct when he says many of the candidates are on the same page when it comes to big government, with some notable exceptions, including former Governor John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) who was booed by California Democrats for saying socialism was “not the answer.”

Responses

  1. So where are IJR’s articles about Bernie’s “democratic socialism” live op-ed?

    I would have thought you would have definitely used it to disgust your members. What happened? IJR, you are confusing me.

  2. That about says it all folks vote for any Demo-rat and it’s a vote for communism, think that is a harsh statement think again.

  3. Joe should drop out of the race and support Bernie.

  4. Old sleepy Joe wants to rocket back to the status quo, JUST SAY NO!

  5. Admitting they’re all on board for Socialist policies means it’s time to ramp up the education of liberal voters on the complete failure of socialist governments in every country that adopted socialist policies. They have to have the reality of Venezuela’s poverty shoved in their faces. Even in countries that use a capitalistic approach to supply social services to their citizens, they’re finding now that the system is being abused by people filing false claims to recieve benefits they don’t deserve. The system is broken and unable to support the growing number of people taking advantage of it and are pulling back on some of those programs.
    We haven’t even adopted such a system yet we already have a system for welfare benefits that’s being defrauded of millions of dollars by people who know how to work the broken system. We can never allow the Democrats to walk into that fire because we already know we’ll burn.

  6. Thanks for admitting that you are ALL Socialist sock puppets, with zero real life accomplishments, and reading off the same teleprompter. Lots of promises paid with other people’s money.

    Military service ( you have none Joe) means you TOOK orders. (q.v. Biden’s traitor son who couldn’t keep the coke spoon out of his nose and was dishonorably discharged as a result)Too few of your clown bus colleagues have even that qualification. The Butt and Tulsi Gabbard, despite their service, are still lagging behind.

  7. No doubt except it’s not socialism – it’s Marxism/communism and I hope America is awake and doesn’t vote Dem.

  8. So is Joe ready to rename his party the Socialist Party? It’s pretty clear they’ve abandoned the idea of democracy–much less a constitutional republic. You know, for a guy who says he doesn’t put much stock in labels, he sure spouts a lot of labels. Including in the sentences right after he said he doesn’t put stock in labels.

    I suspect he just doesn’t like labels when they accurately describe him and his party.

  9. So surprised my comments as a “guest” are not posted here!!

  10. Universal healthcare is NOT Socialism. Universal healthcare means everyone has access to healthcare coverage. Bernie, Warren and Harris’s version of universal coverage is “Medicare for All”–SOCIALISM. Obamacare, which Biden & others support, was sold on conservative media as “socialism” but the exchanges were for subsidies to purchase COMMERCIAL insurance—THAT is NOT socialism. That claim was as bogus as “death panels.” Obamacare required companies with 50+ Full time employees to offer COMMERCIAL insurance for their employees, OR pay a fine(tax)–THAT is not socialism. If you have access to the internet to log onto IJR, you have access to a search engine to locate the definition of universal healthcare, Obamacare, socialism, and commercial insurance.

  11. Biden isn’t, has never been and never will be in the lead. Bernie is the best and most qualified candidate

    1. WHAT has Bernie ACCOMPLISHED in his self proclaimed lifelong battle for his proposals? Do you have $15 federal minimum wage, free college, breaking up of the “big banks” or Medicare for all? He could not get 60 votes for Medicare for all when the US Senate had 59 Democrat Senators! If his only known accomplishment is the election of Donald Trump, that does not qualify him as the best candidate for D’s in 2020. WHAT poll are you looking at that Biden is NOT leading all 24 candidates? It is 8 months away from the first caucus and primary and Bernie is NOT leading in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina, California, Texas, or Massachusetts.

  12. Phook that socialism noise. I did not serve in our military to stand by idly as politicians in the democrat oriented wing begin to pick apart our great nation and move toward a socialist structure. Socialism does not work. Period.

    1. Couldn’t have said it better myself! I salute and thank you for your service!! Seem like socialism is for people without a clue!

      1. DO you have a clue as to the current number of socialistic policies you are currently served by? Did you perceive the CDC was a private for profit corporation. The FDA and ICE? The US military? Medicare & Social Security? Farm subsidies? Oil company subsidies are examples of CAPITALISM in what universe???

        1. Phil, you clearly do not understand the difference between government responsibility and overreaching control. That includes all the promises of “free” stuff–healthcare, housing, food, education–paid for by extorting money from others.

          Do you understand the term “kleptocracy”?

    2. So you have not and will not be accepting the GI bill benefits? You will not be accepting SS and Medicare when you reach 65 yrs of age? You are opposed to the $18 B farm subsidies to farmers hurt by Trump’s tariffs? You thought your military pay check was from a private business? You are opposed to subsidies to the oil companies? Lots of socialistic policies in this great nation that actually do WORK. A 100% capitalistic economy would NOT be what you fought for when you were being paid by the US taxpayers, not a for-profit corporation.

      1. Phil, Phil, Phil. There’s a vast difference between earning benefits through military service and having “free” shit handed to you.

        1. It seems that Phylis’ questions confused you, Screwtape.

          You benefit from social programs and you would not like this country if we didn’t have them. The current government continues being partly socialist, if you will, by subsidizing whole sectors of our economy even though they are mature industries which don’t need the government’s help. I don’t hear you complaining about that. You don’t ask “how do we pay for that” when it comes to subsidies to businesses because it doesn’t fit your twisted agenda.

          Also, you, like many at IJR, also still seem confused by what democratic socialism is, not that you care or are curious about it. What are my chances of changing your mind about it when you persistently conflate democratic socialism with something that it isn’t?

  13. SOCIALISM leads to COMMUNISM, The SAME happened for USSR&GERMANY! First became socialist then became communist, the GOVT cannot control ITSELF so it DoesNot need to CONTROL ITS ALSO!!!! ? ? ?

  14. The headline says “all” 2020 Dems and the story says “most” 2020 Dems.

    1. Attention to the matter presented, notwithstanding awareness to the matter at stake is definitely a bunch of details that most “unaware minds” are incapable of such detection! But you “Bill Stanley” happens to have a deciphering eye for the unusual!! I agree with your statement 100%!!

  15. Biden just opened up a real can of worms with this muddled message. As a member of the disenfranchised 40% of Americans yearning for a return to normalcy, I am disheartened by Biden’s reluctance to take charge and set the agenda for getting the country back on track. There is no shortage of candidates trying to emulate Sanders — who needs another one?

    1. How about voting for the best person for “We The People” instead of voting along party line!! There’s nothing to be afraid of. You’ll probably experience peace of mind coming out of the voting booth!

  16. Funny that this shows up in IJR Red. Wonder why IJR Blue didn’t post it?

    You might as well just embrace your new Democratic party. The Democratic Socialists!

    Read their constitution here.. https://www.dsausa.org/about-us/constitution/

    Such inspiring thoughts such as “[we] reject an economic order based on private profits” and belief in “popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism, racial equality and non-oppressive relationships”

    Can’t wait for them to start judging my relationships to ensure they are “non-oppressive”

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