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It’s surprisingly painless.>>>WELCOME BACK TO “HARDBALL.”>>>WELCOME BACK TO “HARDBALL.” FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS MAINTAINING HIS STATUS WITH A IS MAINTAINING HIS STATUS WITH A NEW POLL FROM REUTERS SHOWING NEW POLL FROM REUTERS SHOWING HIM WITH DOUBLE THE SUPPORT OF HIM WITH DOUBLE THE SUPPORT OF HIS NEAREST RIVAL, BERNIE HIS NEAREST RIVAL, BERNIE SANDERS. SANDERS. CHALLENGERS ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS CHALLENGERS ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO CHIP AWAY AT THE LEAD OF HIS. TO CHIP AWAY AT THE LEAD OF HIS. ON WEDNESDAY, YESTERDAY, AN ON WEDNESDAY, YESTERDAY, AN OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED ITSELF OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED ITSELF WHEN THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN WHEN THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN CONFIRMED THAT THE FORMER CONFIRMED THAT THE FORMER SENATOR, HE WAS A SENATOR FOR SENATOR, HE WAS A SENATOR FOR YEARS, BE CONTINUES TO SUPPORT YEARS, BE CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THE HYDE AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT THE HYDE AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF FEDERAL MONEY FOR THE USE OF FEDERAL MONEY FOR ABORTIONS. ABORTIONS. THE HYDE AMENDMENT WAS PASSED THE HYDE AMENDMENT WAS PASSED AFTER ROE V. WADE AND HAS BEEN AFTER ROE V. WADE AND HAS BEEN ATTACHED TO EVERY HEALTH ATTACHED TO EVERY HEALTH APPROPRIATIONS BILL SINCE THEN. APPROPRIATIONS BILL SINCE THEN. THE CHALLENGERS WERE QUICK TO THE CHALLENGERS WERE QUICK TO OPPOSE HIS DECISION WHILE MOSTLY OPPOSE HIS DECISION WHILE MOSTLY NOT HITTING HIM PERSONALLY. NOT HITTING HIM PERSONALLY.>>THINGS LIKE THE HYDE>>THINGS LIKE THE HYDE AMENDMENT IS ATTACKS ON WOMEN AMENDMENT IS ATTACKS ON WOMEN AND I WILL RIP THEM DOWN AND AND I WILL RIP THEM DOWN AND EMPOWER WOMEN TO HAVE ACCESS TO EMPOWER WOMEN TO HAVE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE AND THE KINDS OF HEALTH CARE AND THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT HELP THEM LIVE THINGS THAT HELP THEM LIVE HEALTHY LIVES WHERE THEY CONTROL HEALTHY LIVES WHERE THEY CONTROL THEIR DESTINIES AND NOT A BUNCH THEIR DESTINIES AND NOT A BUNCH OF POLITICIANS. OF POLITICIANS.>>I HOPE THAT JOE BIDEN>>I HOPE THAT JOE BIDEN RETHINKS HIS POSITION. RETHINKS HIS POSITION. PERHAPS HE DOESN’T HAVE ALL THE PERHAPS HE DOESN’T HAVE ALL THE FACTS AND UNDERSTAND WHO THE FACTS AND UNDERSTAND WHO THE HYDE AMENDMENT HURTS MOST. HYDE AMENDMENT HURTS MOST. AGAIN, IT’S LOWER INCOME AGAIN, IT’S LOWER INCOME COMMUNITIES, COMMUNITIES OF COMMUNITIES, COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. COLOR.>>WE DO NOT PASS LAWS THAT TAKE>>WE DO NOT PASS LAWS THAT TAKE AWAY THAT FREEDOM FROM THE WOMEN AWAY THAT FREEDOM FROM THE WOMEN WHO ARE MOST VULNERABLE. WHO ARE MOST VULNERABLE. IT HAS BEEN THE LAW FOR A WHILE IT HAS BEEN THE LAW FOR A WHILE AND IT HAS BEEN WRONG FOR A LONG AND IT HAS BEEN WRONG FOR A LONG TIME. TIME. IT REALLY IS JUST IT REALLY IS JUST DISCRIMINATION. DISCRIMINATION.>>HISTORICALLY, SENATORS FROM>>HISTORICALLY, SENATORS FROM BOTH SIDES VOTED IN FAVOR OF BOTH SIDES VOTED IN FAVOR OF FUNDING BILLS WITH THE HYDE FUNDING BILLS WITH THE HYDE LANGUAGE INCLUDED WITH IT. LANGUAGE INCLUDED WITH IT. EVERY CURRENT OR FORMER MEMBER EVERY CURRENT OR FORMER MEMBER OF CONGRESS VOTED IN FAVOR OF OF CONGRESS VOTED IN FAVOR OF BILLS THAT DO INCLUDE THE HYDE BILLS THAT DO INCLUDE THE HYDE AMENDMENT. AMENDMENT. EIGHT COSPONSORED A BILL THAT EIGHT COSPONSORED A BILL THAT WOULD REPEAL IT. WOULD REPEAL IT. I’M JOINED BY FORMER REPUBLICAN I’M JOINED BY FORMER REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN FROM FLORIDA AND THE CONGRESSMAN FROM FLORIDA AND THE SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PROGRESSIVE SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PROGRESSIVE PROGRAMMING FOR SIRIUS XM. PROGRAMMING FOR SIRIUS XM. HOW DOES IT WORK IN THE NEXT HOW DOES IT WORK IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS OR DAYS? COUPLE OF WEEKS OR DAYS?>>I THINK THIS IS A POINT OF>>I THINK THIS IS A POINT OF VULNERABILITY FOR JOE BIDEN AND VULNERABILITY FOR JOE BIDEN AND EVENTUALLY WE MAY SEE HIM SHIFT EVENTUALLY WE MAY SEE HIM SHIFT HIS POSITION ON THE HYDE HIS POSITION ON THE HYDE AMENDMENT BECAUSE OF THE AMENDMENT BECAUSE OF THE PRESSURE FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PRESSURE FROM THE DEMOCRATIC BASE. BASE. THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT CAME UP IN THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT CAME UP IN 2016. 2016. HILLARY CLINTON WAS A STAUNCH, HILLARY CLINTON WAS A STAUNCH, STAUNCH OPPONENT OF THE HYDE STAUNCH OPPONENT OF THE HYDE AMENDMENT AND VERY VOCAL ABOUT AMENDMENT AND VERY VOCAL ABOUT REPEAL IN THE ADOPTED PLATFORM REPEAL IN THE ADOPTED PLATFORM AT THE CONVENTION BECAUSE THE AT THE CONVENTION BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY RIGHT NOW HAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY RIGHT NOW HAS SHIFTED ON THE ISSUE. SHIFTED ON THE ISSUE. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE HYDE WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE HYDE AMENDMENT ESSENTIALLY MEANS TWO AMENDMENT ESSENTIALLY MEANS TWO CLASSES ARE WOMEN ARE IN THE CLASSES ARE WOMEN ARE IN THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. ONE CLASS OF WOMEN CAN AFFORD ONE CLASS OF WOMEN CAN AFFORD ABORTION AND THEY HAVE ACCESS TO ABORTION AND THEY HAVE ACCESS TO ALL OF THEIR ALL OF THEIR CONSTITUTIONALLY-ALLOWED HEALTH CONSTITUTIONALLY-ALLOWED HEALTH CARE OPTIONS. CARE OPTIONS. POOR WOMEN, WOMEN OF COLOR DO POOR WOMEN, WOMEN OF COLOR DO NOT HAVE THE ACCESS AND FREEDOM NOT HAVE THE ACCESS AND FREEDOM TO EXERCISE RIGHTS. TO EXERCISE RIGHTS. ONE IN FIVE AMERICAN WOMEN OF ONE IN FIVE AMERICAN WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE ARE ON REPRODUCTIVE AGE ARE ON MEDICAID. MEDICAID. THIS IS A LOT OF AMERICAN WOMEN THIS IS A LOT OF AMERICAN WOMEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NUMBERS.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NUMBERS. I’M LOOKING AT THE NUMBER. I’M LOOKING AT THE NUMBER. 58% OF THE COUNTRY AT LARGE, 58% OF THE COUNTRY AT LARGE, DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, INDEPENDENT, 58% ARE AGAINST INDEPENDENT, 58% ARE AGAINST USING MEDICATE OR GOVERNMENT USING MEDICATE OR GOVERNMENT MONEY TO PAY FOR ABORTIONS. MONEY TO PAY FOR ABORTIONS. THAT’S A DECENT MAJORITY. THAT’S A DECENT MAJORITY. INNOCENT WITH DEMOCRATS WHO DID INNOCENT WITH DEMOCRATS WHO DID THIS POLL, 57%, ANOTHER HEALTHY THIS POLL, 57%, ANOTHER HEALTHY MAJORITY ARE FOR IT. MAJORITY ARE FOR IT. CONGRESSWOMAN, WHAT DO YOU THINK CONGRESSWOMAN, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS TRADE OFF? OF THIS TRADE OFF? IT SEEMS LIKE IF YOU LOOK AT IT SEEMS LIKE IF YOU LOOK AT THIS IN POLITICAL TERMS, BIDEN THIS IN POLITICAL TERMS, BIDEN IS WITH THE MINORITY OF 30 OR IS WITH THE MINORITY OF 30 OR 40% WHO ARE AGAINST THE FUNDING. 40% WHO ARE AGAINST THE FUNDING. THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE IS THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE IS AGAINST IT. AGAINST IT. WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU AS HE WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU AS HE GOES FROM IOWA TO NEW HAMPSHIRE GOES FROM IOWA TO NEW HAMPSHIRE TO SOUTH CAROLINA TO CALIFORNIA? TO SOUTH CAROLINA TO CALIFORNIA?>>JOE BIDEN IS RUNNING AN>>JOE BIDEN IS RUNNING AN UNCONVENTIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR A UNCONVENTIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR A PRIMARY. PRIMARY. HE IS BASICALLY NOT APOLOGIZING HE IS BASICALLY NOT APOLOGIZING ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE IS ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE IS RUNNING AS A CONUPON CENSUS RUNNING AS A CONUPON CENSUS BUILDER AND SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO BUILDER AND SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO BUILD A COALITION TO WIN IN BUILD A COALITION TO WIN IN NOVEMBER. NOVEMBER. HE’S ALMOST LOOKING PAST THE HE’S ALMOST LOOKING PAST THE PRIMARIES. PRIMARIES. THAT’S DANGEROUS AND THE BIG THAT’S DANGEROUS AND THE BIG QUESTION IS WHETHER THE VOTERS QUESTION IS WHETHER THE VOTERS WILL TOLERATE WHERE BIDEN IS NOT WILL TOLERATE WHERE BIDEN IS NOT APOLOGIZING. APOLOGIZING. HE IS OWNING THE POSITIONS AND HE IS OWNING THE POSITIONS AND HE IS BASICALLY ANNOUNCING AND HE IS BASICALLY ANNOUNCING AND MAKING IT CLEAR THAT HE IS NOT MAKING IT CLEAR THAT HE IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE WHO HE IS. GOING TO CHANGE WHO HE IS. HE HAS BEEN A DEAL MAKER HIS HE HAS BEEN A DEAL MAKER HIS WHOLE CAREER AND HE REACHED WHOLE CAREER AND HE REACHED ACROSS THE AISLE AND I THINK HE ACROSS THE AISLE AND I THINK HE IS SIGNALLING HERE TO A LOT OF IS SIGNALLING HERE TO A LOT OF THOSE INDEPENDENT VOTERS AND THE THOSE INDEPENDENT VOTERS AND THE SWING VOTERS WHO WILL MAKE THE SWING VOTERS WHO WILL MAKE THE DECISION IN NOVEMBER OF NEXT DECISION IN NOVEMBER OF NEXT YEAR AS TO WHO IS GOING TO BE YEAR AS TO WHO IS GOING TO BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT THAT HE IS THE NEXT PRESIDENT THAT HE IS GOING TO GOVERN FROM THE MIDDLE. GOING TO GOVERN FROM THE MIDDLE. AGAIN, THIS IS DANGEROUS AND AGAIN, THIS IS DANGEROUS AND UNCONVENTIONAL THESE DAYS AS UNCONVENTIONAL THESE DAYS AS BOTH PARTIES MOVED REPUBLICANS BOTH PARTIES MOVED REPUBLICANS TO THE RIGHT AND DEMOCRATS TO TO THE RIGHT AND DEMOCRATS TO THE LEFT. THE LEFT. IT’S A DANGEROUS STRATEGY FOR A IT’S A DANGEROUS STRATEGY FOR A PRIMARY. PRIMARY. WE WILL HAVE TO SEE IF DEMOCRATS WE WILL HAVE TO SEE IF DEMOCRATS WILL TOLERATE THIS KIND OF WILL TOLERATE THIS KIND OF APPROACH. APPROACH.>>YOU THINK IT WILL BE A LITMUS>>YOU THINK IT WILL BE A LITMUS TEST? TEST?>>I DO THINK IT WILL BE>>I DO THINK IT WILL BE SOMEWHAT OF A LITMUS TEST. SOMEWHAT OF A LITMUS TEST. I’M NOT SAYING PEOPLE WILL NOT I’M NOT SAYING PEOPLE WILL NOT SUPPORT JOE BIDEN FOR THIS SUPPORT JOE BIDEN FOR THIS REASON, BUT THIS GOES TO A REASON, BUT THIS GOES TO A LITANY OF REASONS WHY HIS LITANY OF REASONS WHY HIS CANDIDACY IS UNDER SUCH CANDIDACY IS UNDER SUCH SCRUTINY. SCRUTINY. NOT BECAUSE HE IS THE NOT BECAUSE HE IS THE FRONT-RUNNER, BUT HE WAS IN THE FRONT-RUNNER, BUT HE WAS IN THE SENATE FOR LONGER THAN I WAS SENATE FOR LONGER THAN I WAS ALIVE AND HE HAS A RECORD THAT ALIVE AND HE HAS A RECORD THAT DOESN’T JIVE WITH CURRENT VIEWS DOESN’T JIVE WITH CURRENT VIEWS ON MANY, MANY ISSUES. ON MANY, MANY ISSUES. NOT JUST RACE OR ABORTION, BUT NOT JUST RACE OR ABORTION, BUT ALSO CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM. ALSO CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.>>CONGRESSMAN?>>CONGRESSMAN?>>I THINK JOE BIDEN’S MESSAGE>>I THINK JOE BIDEN’S MESSAGE TO NOT JUST DEMOCRATS, BUT TO TO NOT JUST DEMOCRATS, BUT TO THE COUNTRY IS THAT HE WANTS TO THE COUNTRY IS THAT HE WANTS TO WIN IN NOVEMBER. WIN IN NOVEMBER. SURE, THAT MEANS SACRIFICING SURE, THAT MEANS SACRIFICING SOME OF THE DECISIONS THAT WOULD SOME OF THE DECISIONS THAT WOULD BE MADE IN A PRIMARY PROCESS. BE MADE IN A PRIMARY PROCESS. WE KNOW THAT THERE IS A LOT OF WE KNOW THAT THERE IS A LOT OF PANDERING TO THE BASES OF EACH PANDERING TO THE BASES OF EACH PARTY IN PRIMARIES. PARTY IN PRIMARIES. WE HAVE SEEN THAT A LOT OVER THE WE HAVE SEEN THAT A LOT OVER THE LAST DECADE. LAST DECADE. JOE BIDEN IS SAYING I’M GOING TO JOE BIDEN IS SAYING I’M GOING TO BE PRINCIPLED AND GOVERN FROM BE PRINCIPLED AND GOVERN FROM THE MIDDLE AND I WANT TO CHANGE. THE MIDDLE AND I WANT TO CHANGE. PERHAPS THE CHANGE IS TO NOT GO PERHAPS THE CHANGE IS TO NOT GO FOR THE BASE STRATEGY AND TO TRY FOR THE BASE STRATEGY AND TO TRY TO WIN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD TO WIN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD VOTERS. VOTERS.>>MANY WERE HURT BY THE POLICY.>>MANY WERE HURT BY THE POLICY. THAT’S WHAT THE CONVERSATION THE THAT’S WHAT THE CONVERSATION THE DEMOCRATIC BASE HAS RIGHT NOW. DEMOCRATIC BASE HAS RIGHT NOW. WHO IS IMPACTED BY THE POLICY WHO IS IMPACTED BY THE POLICY AND WOMEN OF COLOR ARE IMPORTANT AND WOMEN OF COLOR ARE IMPORTANT IN THE CONSTITUENCY THAT BIDEN IN THE CONSTITUENCY THAT BIDEN WILL NEED IN THE PRIMARY AND THE WILL NEED IN THE PRIMARY AND THE GENERAL. GENERAL.>>STRONG AND TRUE WORDS.>>STRONG AND TRUE WORDS. TUESDAY THE HOUSE JUDICIARY TUESDAY THE HOUSE JUDICIARY HEALTH THREATS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH THREATS TO REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN AMERICA. RIGHTS IN AMERICA. DURING THE HEARING, THEY WENT ON DURING THE HEARING, THEY WENT ON AFTER THE REPUBLICAN MEMBER FOR AFTER THE REPUBLICAN MEMBER FOR WANTING TO IMPOSE HIS BELIEFS ON WANTING TO IMPOSE HIS BELIEFS ON OTHER AMERICANS. OTHER AMERICANS. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS QUOTE. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS QUOTE.>>THE RHETORIC FROM THE RANKING>>THE RHETORIC FROM THE RANKING MEMBER OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE IS MEMBER OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE IS HEART FELT AND SINCERE. HEART FELT AND SINCERE. IT IS ALSO ARROGANT THAT IT IT IS ALSO ARROGANT THAT IT SEEKS TO IMPOSE HIS AND CERTAIN SEEKS TO IMPOSE HIS AND CERTAIN OTHER PEOPLE’S MORAL COMMITMENTS OTHER PEOPLE’S MORAL COMMITMENTS ON EVERYBODY ELSE WHO GO ON ON EVERYBODY ELSE WHO GO ON PEOPLE WHO SHARE THE MORAL PEOPLE WHO SHARE THE MORAL OPINIONS. OPINIONS. THE POWER OF THE STATE SHOULD THE POWER OF THE STATE SHOULD NOT BE USED BY ONE SEGMENT TO NOT BE USED BY ONE SEGMENT TO IMPOSE THE MORALLY RELIGIOUS IMPOSE THE MORALLY RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ON OTHER SEGMENT OF BELIEFS ON OTHER SEGMENT OF SOCIETY. SOCIETY.>>CONGRESSMAN, I THINK YOU CAN>>CONGRESSMAN, I THINK YOU CAN ARGUE THAT THOSE WORDS COULD BE ARGUE THAT THOSE WORDS COULD BE USED JUST AS WELL FROM PEOPLE USED JUST AS WELL FROM PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT ABORTION IS WHO BELIEVE THAT ABORTION IS WRONG MORALLY. WRONG MORALLY. IT’S A GRAVE MORAL CONSEQUENCE IT’S A GRAVE MORAL CONSEQUENCE TO THEM AND THEY DON’T WANT TO THEM AND THEY DON’T WANT THEIR MONEY OR GOVERNMENT THEIR MONEY OR GOVERNMENT SUPPORTING IT BY FUNDING. SUPPORTING IT BY FUNDING. IT’S THE SAME WAY THAT A PERSON IT’S THE SAME WAY THAT A PERSON WHO DOESN’T SHARE A ROMAN WHO DOESN’T SHARE A ROMAN CATHOLIC BELIEF ABOUT THE UNBORN CATHOLIC BELIEF ABOUT THE UNBORN OR FETUS LIFE OR IMPORTANCE OF OR FETUS LIFE OR IMPORTANCE OF LIFE, YOU SHOULDN’T BE IGNORED LIFE, YOU SHOULDN’T BE IGNORED AND OVERLOOKED. AND OVERLOOKED. THIS IS A TRICKY QUESTION AND I THIS IS A TRICKY QUESTION AND I DON’T THINK ANYBODY CAN CLAIM DON’T THINK ANYBODY CAN CLAIM HIGH MORAL GROUND WHEN THERE IS HIGH MORAL GROUND WHEN THERE IS SO MUCH CONSEQUENCE ON BOTH SO MUCH CONSEQUENCE ON BOTH SIDES. SIDES.>>I’M A CATHOLIC AND I’M PRO>>I’M A CATHOLIC AND I’M PRO LIFE AND I CAN RELATE TO THAT LIFE AND I CAN RELATE TO THAT AND I THINK THAT’S WHY SO MANY AND I THINK THAT’S WHY SO MANY DEMOCRATS OVER THE YEARS HAVE DEMOCRATS OVER THE YEARS HAVE AGREED TO COMPROMISE WITH AGREED TO COMPROMISE WITH REPUBLICANS ON THIS ISSUE TO SAY REPUBLICANS ON THIS ISSUE TO SAY EVEN THOUGH THOSE OF US WHO ARE EVEN THOUGH THOSE OF US WHO ARE DEMOCRATS SUPPORT ABORTION DEMOCRATS SUPPORT ABORTION RIGHTS, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND RIGHTS, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND AGREE THAT TAXPAYERS WHO MAY AGREE THAT TAXPAYERS WHO MAY STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH THIS STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH THIS POLICY, IN MY CASE, I DO, THAT POLICY, IN MY CASE, I DO, THAT TAXPAYERS NOT BE FORCED TO PAY TAXPAYERS NOT BE FORCED TO PAY FOR THESE ABORTIONS. FOR THESE ABORTIONS. IT’S A VERY CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE. IT’S A VERY CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE BEFORE ROE VS. WADE. BEFORE ROE VS. WADE. THE DIVIDE IN OUR COUNTRY. THE DIVIDE IN OUR COUNTRY. THE FACT IS THAT EVEN A LOT OF THE FACT IS THAT EVEN A LOT OF DEMOCRATS WHO TODAY ARE DEMOCRATS WHO TODAY ARE CAMPAIGNING AND CRITICIZING JOE CAMPAIGNING AND CRITICIZING JOE BIDEN HAVE VOTED AND SPENDING

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  • Progressive Humanist

    Biden's voting record shows what he is: morally unfit, and a moderate repub

    For mass incarceration
    For Iraq war
    For bankruptcy reform act
    For NAFTA
    Against school desegregation
    Against marriage equality

  • Oligarchs HaveControl

    Steve Kornacki has become the PR spokesperson for Comcast MSNBC’s corporate shill Joe Biden. Steve's been given a non-primetime slot on MSNBC and guest appearances on other MSNBC segments in reward for his pronunciations of the virtues of business as usual Biden. We've heard more from him about Biden then we've heard from the Alzheimer candidate himself. I hope you all are not being fooled; they (corporations) are afraid of Bernie Sanders and want another Hillary style establishment politician.

  • Nick Powers

    Biden has already flipped on this position. It's not what he believes he is lying to try to gain votes. Don't fall for it, he is not a true democrat, he is a republican disguised as a democrat.

  • Richard Darlington

    Just today (Thursday), Biden flip-flopped on his views of the Hyde amendment.
    Not exactly a man of conviction, I would say.
    Talk about pandering?

  • Claudy TheArtist

    If policies and programs matter and experience with regulating the financial sector, and if plans for opportunities for the 99% count, well then Senator Warren wins the Democratic Nomination…

  • She's my President

    Andrea Greenspan is like DR Jekyll and Mr Hyde .. In the day she is a old bag news reporter AT night she is a Chainsaw Massacring Illegal alien hunting MSNBCannibal, in fact Andrea is Queen of the MSNBCannibals .. You can fuind out more by checking out my video about MSNBCannibals on my chanel

  • David Romney

    Biden may have 30% now, but he's not going to sway those of us who believe that it's not okay to ignore the vulnerable.

  • Mean Old Lady

    Democraps are garbage that only criticize because they don't have any actual solutions while wasting billions of tax dollars on their sjw scams only to enrich themselves at the cost of everyone else who actually works hard for a living.
    Democraps should ALL be in jail for their massive corruption. Worthless hypocrites!

  • Hibo Maxamad

    He is no fool. Trump is a liar and doesn't know what he says. America open your eyes and vote for a democrat in the next election ❣☝🙋

  • S4njuro

    The non-existent "moderate" voter.. remember how they carried Hillary to the White House?!?!??!?! Oh wait…..

  • Constituent A

    Want to be rid of trump? Switch your party affiliation to Republican and vote for Bill Weld in the primaries, unless you have a strong preference for one of the many Dems in the race. Let those with the strong opinions decide who the Democratic candidate will be, while the 'anyone-but-trump' team votes against trump in the primaries.

  • Tessmage Tessera

    Wanna get an idea of how misleading these poll numbers are..? Then just look through the comments for every single Biden video on YouTube. You won't find any supportive comments at all. Go ahead… take a few minutes and see for yourself. People disagree on who their favorite candidate is, but nearly ALL of them agree that they will NOT be voting for Joe Biden.

  • Cool Hand Mark

    I just invented a new sandwich, it's one plain, crusty old piece of white bread folded over… I call it the "Floppy Joe"!

  • OhPlease a

    Dealmaker .. where did we that before. Centrists.. i.e. republicans in blue. They stand for the same things are republicans but they are not open racists.

  • Michael RCH

    The problem with "reaching across the aisle" is that the GOP is so far right and so owned by Trump that you have to be a corporatist right winger to even get close to them.

  • Jackie C

    Pro lifers are not the only ones paying federal taxes. We all do, except Putin's puppet.

    Religious orgs are tax exempted, hence pays no state and federal taxes. Most of the federal money comes from pro-choice majority states. To say or imply that federal money shouldn't pay for ALL healthcare needs based on differences in religious beliefs is hypocritical.

  • claude ghendrih

    Christian BS , cannot agree for taxpayer money being funneled towards policies they find morally objectionable but based on individual choices but yet have no problem with morally objectionable policies being funded and enforced with no regard whatsoever for individual choice ?
    Biden's voting record is the epitome of hypocrisy , OK for a genocidal war on innocents under false pretenses conducted by reluctant and coerced soldiers, but not OK with doctors empowering women to chose their own offspring's destiny (not forcing it upon them in the least) ? How is this womb sentimentality not absolute bull crap ?

  • Gavin Sherlock

    Neo-liberals like Biden were the reason voting Democrat's deserted the party and rolled the dice on trump, we don't need any more of these center right candidates.

  • Sean Emberley

    Matthews you old fart, it doesn't matter what the bloody Catholics or anybody think, it's a health rights issue and has zero to do with a person's religious morality unless the woman herself has a moral concern. Her body, her choice. Leave that garbage religious argument in the last millennium where it belongs.

  • ruth depew

    I applaud Biden for his evolution of values and positions over his long life. I worry more about the lack of evolution from Bernie Sanders. In either case a person who will have his eightieth birthday in the White House is way too old to take on the most aging job in the world. I do not want my presidential vote to be a death sentence. There are 21 other younger candidates, half of whom are viable.

  • Sonny Tuft

    States rights and no taxation without representation. Don’t let Planned Parenthood fool you by saying our taxes are earmarked. With or without the Hyde amendment—your taxes go to their baby part department.

  • Helzapoppin

    Biden is a complete phony. He's going to get destroyed come the debates. Also, Zerlina maxwell is pond scum.

  • Bill Makar

    Dems Criticize Biden (Amendment) Dems criticize Omar (Racist) Dems criticize Pelosi (impeachment) Dems criticize Ralf Northam (black face) can anyone control the children

  • Chris Massey

    Are Democrats pushing for the American people to continue funding the destruction of human lives in the womb?

  • j ena

    candidates who voted for Hyde Amendment last year: Warren, Harris, Beto, Booker, Amy, Gillibrand, Bennet, Swalwell.

  • Thad Wuj

    If religious folk get to pick and choose where their taxes go based on their moral values, why can't I? There are plenty of military efforts I don't want to pay for… do I get to withhold tax dollars?
    Additionally, allowing religious opposition to medical limit access is a precedent that can be extended to any form of medical care; vaccines, organ/blood transplants, etc. From this perspective, if the government is going to pay for any medical care, religion has no place in the discussion.

  • * 9/11 DANCING ISRAEL'S*

    Elizabeth Warren 2020 she is bold !!! I love that woman more than sharks love blood !!!! I voted for Obama but sorry Joe not you

  • Alfred Neuman

    The Hyde Amendment has NOTHING to do with women's rights or women's access to "healthcare" choices. Once you figure that out, you see the issue is a whole other way.

  • Kathryn Shaw

    In the end, Biden has chosen to respect women's rights to free choice regarding their own bodies and health. Biden can finance women's health care, and leave the details to the doctors and the women. Some of these decisions are difficult enough without involving a bunch of strangers.

  • AZ Shark

    Liberals will lose. AGAIN. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿🇺🇸🏳️‍🌈 What happened to diverse candidates? Two old white guys are front runners. 👏🏿🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Joe Somebody

    The Hyde "Hide" Amendment? Is that for or against killing unborn babies and using their little skin like animal "Hide" : A hide or skin is an animal skin treated for human use. The word "hide" is related to the German word "haut" which means skin. … Common commercial hides include leather from cattle and other livestock animals, buckskin, alligator skin and snake skin.

  • Tony Mark

    American woman always wants been trade as same as man, at same time they wants lots of privileges as well.

  • pat comerford

    Biden is first and foremost a Roman Catholic! All male Roman Catholics in positions of power, just Evangelicals and Muslims, are not to be trusted because inherently they do not believe in Equality! Biden reacts with political expediency so as to win the nomination, but not from a place of libertine conviction! Do not be conned by him like you were with trump in 2016!

  • Jade Sea

    500 years from now:
    The government of the 20th century people paid for population control by funding 50 million abortions. An entire generation of Americans does not exist because the hyde amendment was dropped and the federal government suddenly became the mechanism of mass population control by way of free abortion services.

    THIS IS DERANGED! LOL. Really strange times we are in.

  • Jimmy McKinney

    Vote Yang. He's a progressive that will win over conservatives and moderates alike. He doesn't compromise his beliefs to pander, but instead speaks the truth and remains positive. Once you throw identity politics out the window, conservatives start to agree with liberals on a lot more key issues because progressive values benefit everyone.

  • Dawn-Marie Langlois

    Well the trumpicans now have the democrats diverted to abortion legislation. Trumpicans doing trumps bidding to take the focus away from the Mueller report. They are tieing up their time and away from COURT ORDERS NECESSSRY TO BRING THIS ILLIGITAMIT CRIMINAL DOWN. FOCUS

  • Chaz Chillington

    They just want Biden’s name on media… good or bad … Biden gets the air time. No air time for true liberals true progressives true democrats

  • Jack Shite

    the DNC crumbles lol Can't win on a platform that wants to adopt the third world into America.. nor a platform of open borders abortion and gender confusion Thank you DNC for making TRUMP 2020 a sure thing

  • Risa Nicola

    MSNBC is so pathetic making excuses for Biden’s horribleness. He KNEW who it affected and he’s just taking the stance of ‘I’ll go with whatever way the wind blows”. If Bernie did this they’d be all over that prolly calling him a racist or w/e other slander.

  • Karen Cole

    "I dont want my money going to abortions!"

    Yeah, and I dont want mine going to war. How come no one brings up that counterpoint?

  • Charles Miller

    Christians probably don’t think much of the Republicans but compared to the democrats they are Heavenly creatures, being nice and Liberal won’t get anyone Saved….

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