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Biden says Trump is Offering a ‘Sick Message’

Posted by Admin On September - 16 - 2015
Biden says Trump is offering a ‘sick message’. Joe Biden, hosting a reception honoring Hispanic Heritage Month at his home at the Naval Observatory, said that Trump had “absolutely denigrated an entire group of people, appealing to the baser side of human nature” and compared the GOP to the Know-Nothing Party of the late 1800s. The vice president broke with the White House custom of avoiding singling out Republican candidates and instead spoke from the heart, urging the crowd not to buy into Trump’s “sick message” and saying, “Folks, this will not prevail. This will not prevail!” [Politico, 9/16/15]

The Biden Formation Story. David Brooks of the New York Times speaks of Vice President Biden’s beautiful, genuine, and revealing interview with Colbert, which was embedded with the narrative of his character: a formation story. “With Colbert, one saw the kernel of a Biden formation story that could connect not only with Democratic voters but with other voters as well. It is a story of dual loss: his wife and daughter decades ago and his son this year. Out of that loss comes a great empathy, a connection to those who are suffering in this economy and this world. Out of that loss comes a hypercharged sense of mission. Out of that loss comes a liberation from the fear of failure that dogs most politicians, and causes them to dodge, prevaricate and spin.” Biden offers the formation story that voters are looking for—genuine proof of his commitment and inner drive. “With Stephen Colbert he revealed a story and suggested a campaign that is moving, compelling and in tune with the moment.” [The New York Times, 9/15/15]

The Real Joe Biden. “This summer we’ve been talking about authenticity in American politics. Politicians sometimes show us actual authenticity—anger, fear, uncertainty, weakness—and it is usually a political liability. But this other authenticity offers the power of personal example—people can actually use what they see in another person to sustain them in their own lives.” John Dickerson of Slate speaks of the connection Joe Biden is able to make with the American public by sharing his experiences of faith, parenting, loss, and making something beautiful out of suffering. “Whether the example of grace and endurance and faith that Biden shows contributes to his viability as a candidate is up to voters to decide. But as an example of how to live a life—both before and after the moments of acute grief—it’s powerful.” [Slate, 9/11/15]

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