To many on the American Right, the idea that anyone from the Democratic Party can be anything less than a Marxist is an impossible thought. As such, the idea of Joe Biden not being a Marxist is absurd to all of these people. However, Joe Biden is not a Marxist, even his most far right critics admit that he is, and has always been, a right-leaning Democrat who’s willing to agree with the Republicans when needed. However, they respond by telling us that Joe Biden is actually a Trojan horse for the radical left, who have taken over the Democratic Party.
Mind you, these people can never actually pinpoint when the radical left took over the Democrat Party. In PragerU’s video arguing John F. Kennedy was a Republican, the host, Larry Elders notes:
Ronald Reagan, America’s 40th president, who was a Democrat much of his life, famously said, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.”
However, making this statement in relation to President Kennedy is nonsense. Ronald Reagan endorsed Richard Nixon during the 1960 Presidential Election, despite supporting the much more socialist Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders have both been cited as examples of the “radical left” taking over the DNC due to both being self-described “Democratic Socialists.” However, these same people said the same thing about Barack Obama and Bill Clinton before him. Barack Obama was called a socialist for his individual mandate plan (which was first proposed by Nixon, the man endorsed by Ronald Reagan), yet that was not when the radical left took over now. It couldn’t be, considering Biden was Obama’s Vice President and he has just now become a Trojan Horse for this new radical left we keep hearing so much about.
It should also note that if Biden is a Trojan Horse for the radical left, someone should really consider telling the radical left this. One of the most popular podcasts on the left, Chapo’s Trap House, has refused to endorse Joe Biden for President. Even going as far as to state that the 2020 Election feels pointless because, to them, these two candidates are basically the same. Another popular voice on the left, blogger Caitlin Johnstone, has taken the same approach towards the upcoming election.
When another left-wing YouTuber, a fellow named Vaush, encouraged his fan base to vote for Biden just to keep Trump out of office, he received massive backlash. When the famous left-wing intellectual Noam Chomsky encouraged people to vote for Biden, even he gained nothing but mockery from those on the socialist left who Biden is a Trojan Horse for.
Another, more sane argument I’ve heard is that Joe Biden’s administration is going to be ran by his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris. Rumors like this have been circulating for decades, especially around presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump. However, these arguments are usually based on nothing more than the fact that Joe Biden is old.
And even if that is the case, Kamala, much like Biden, can hardly be called a “radical.” Once again, radicals hate her, with her even being the one of the major examples left-wing hosts like Kyle Kulinski gave of what he didn’t want to see in 2020.
Joe Biden is not a communist, plain and simple.