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Who is the real Joe Biden?

Who is the real Joe Biden?

There once was a television quiz show that challenged a panel to guess which of three people was the real one first described by the host.  That closing line was, “Will the real (person described) please stand up.”

I was reminded of that show when thinking about President Biden’s loooong list of resume lies.  You may be familiar with a few of his more famous ones.  Such as: He graduated at the top of his law class when he was near the bottom.  He won recognition as an outstanding political science student.  Never happened. He had a modest middle-class childhood.  He actually was chill of privilege – attending one of the most prestigious and expensive high schools in Delaware. 

CNN fact checkers debunked a number of Biden’s more outrageous resume lies.  Such as … “I used to drive an 18-wheeler, man.” Never had a trucker license or membership in the Teamsters Union.  Total fabrication.  As was Biden’s claim he drove a school bus as a summer job.  Not true.  To puff up his international credentials, Biden said he traveled 17,000 miles with Chinese President Xi Jinping.  Not even close according to CNN.

CNN also debunked Biden’s claim to have been arrested when protesting for civil rights.  Following the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, Biden repeatedly told audiences of his visit to the site.  Never went there.

Biden often spoke of his friendship with the Amtrak train porter, Angelo Negri, in his frequent travels between Wilmington and Washington.  In bragging about his world travels, then Vice President Biden said he told Negri of his 1.5 million miles logged on Air Force One – a fete Biden achieved long after Negri had died.  

There are a LOT more of his habitual flagrant prevarications that are not so well known – and this litany does NOT cover the thousands of his policy and issue misstatements, misinformation and outright lies.   

Here are quotes from his various recorded speeches.  You can only imagine the lies he tells in private.  A shout out to the BlackConservative podcast for compiling much of this information.

According to Biden:

“I had a close relationship with the Greek community. I am Joe Bidenopolous.”  That looks like ethnic appropriation to me.

“I grew up in a heavily Italian/Polish Community.”  I did not know there was such a thing in those days.

“I was sort of raised in the Puerto Rican community.”  And he does not speak Spanish???  And what happened to the Italians and Poles?

“I grew up in a heavily Irish Catholic Community.”  Apparently, the influence wore off. – and what happened to the Italians and Poles?

“Everyone in town was either Italian or Polish. I grew up feeling self-conscious.  My name didn’t end in S-K-I.”

And in a doff of the tam to the Italians, Biden once said, “I grew up feeling self-conscious that my name did not end with an ‘O’.”

I came out of the Black community.”  Maybe he meant “running?

“When I say I was raised in a Black Church, he (?) knows I am not kidding.”   No, Joe.  You are not kidding.  You are lying.

“As a student of the Persian culture, I probably went to shul more than many of you.”  Maybe he is confused with owning a Persian rug.  And as far as attending “shul,” that is Yiddish word for a for Jewish school.  So, he went to a Jewish school to learn Persian culture?

“The background of my family is Irish American, not fundamentally unlike the Palestinian people.”  This from a “student of Persian culture?”  In case you are not a student of Persian culture, you should know – and so should Joe — that Palestine was part of the Persian Empire during the Achaemenid Period – and Persian/Palestinian cultures have very few similarities to the Irish culture.

“I might say I was raised in the synagogues of my state.”  Old Joe might say that, but he would be … ah …  fibbing.

When asked to name the HBCU in his state he affiliated with, Biden responded: “Let me tell you … (pause) Forget about it.  That’s where I got raised.”  I guess Biden could not recall the name of the Black university he attended.  Visited?  Or at least drove past.

“Just like Rabbis, synagogues or Jewish community centers in our hometown.  And that’s the tradition I got raised.”    Biden was raised in the culture and tradition of a rabbi?  Let’s go Cantor!

Speaking recently to the graduates of West Point, Biden again told one of his favorite whoppers.  He told the students:

“I was appointed by a fella I ran against (Republican Senator Cale Boggs) when I was 29 years old to the Naval Academy.  I was one of ten.  I wanted to play football.  I found out … that they had a quarterback named Roger Staubach and a halfback named Joe Bellino. I said ‘oh, I’m not going there.’  I went to Delaware.” 

Fact-checkers found no evidence that Biden had ever been appointed to the Navel Academy — and none was presented by Biden or found in Bogg’s Senate records.

And the beat goes on … and on …  and on. It is obvious that Biden has built a long history of resume lies for one purpose – to ingratiate himself with whoever he is speaking to.    When talking to auto workers, he grew up in a car culture … “raised on GM.”  When addressing religious groups, he claims to have been raise by “a righteous Christian.”

Biden has made so many false claims about his childhood and upbringing that it is impossible to catalog them all.  What can be said for sure is that he was raised by Irish parents in predominantly Irish communities.  His schooling was in a Catholic elementary school and an elitist Jesuit high school. He has been a high-ranking member of the Democrat political establishment in Washington for more than 50 years.  And despite his sales pitch about his working-class upbringing, the man has never held of job outside of government.

Those are the facts that form Biden’s personality – and where he learned to make lying a fundamental political tool.  You know there is a better than 50/50 chance he is lying when he concludes with “that’s the truth” … or “I’m not kidding” or “seriously folks.”

Given the Irish tradition of telling tall tales (malarky, as they say) – and the political tradition of lying – perhaps we should go easy on Biden.  He just cannot help himself. 

In terms of self-identity, I did get a chuckle out of a meme that has Jill Biden saying, “Quit it, please.  He now thinks his name is Brandon.”

When it comes to resume lies, Biden is the Congressman George Santos of his Party.  If I were Biden’s handler, I would not book him to speak at a transgender conference or he might claim that he was raised as a woman.  

So, there ‘tis.

About The Author

Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

28 Comments

  1. Frank stetson

    Blackconservative podcast. Got source, link, organization? Anyone?

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    • Hammon

      Frank pride month is coming soon.

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      • frank stetson

        Ah, Hammon, a good Jewish gay-hater name…. Means to be hot, like the sun, excited and angry and is often used to describe mental agitation. Using “frank” and “pride month” together in a vane attempt to demean, denigrate, and diminish.

        He has no intelligent argument on the story, or my response to make.

        At least he kept his bullshit, like his appendage’s main attribute, short. Very, very short.

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        • Hammon

          No Frank I’m not Jewish. But you get a double dip in June. The colored people are having a day. Help them enjoy Juneteenth and don’t call it coonteenth as you probably do

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          • Frank stetson

            I did not say you were Jewish, Hammon. Your name is. I do celebrate Juneteeth. Ty. And you didn’t need the racist remarks, we get what you are.

      • Somebody

        We don’t need them. We all have seen those articles and links. Is that okay with you, Mr. Stinky?

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        • Frank stetson

          Suck Somebaddy; who “we?” Come on, one source. You can do it, come on…

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  2. frank stetson

    Horist deep dives into Biden’s lies, not gaffes, but lies. We know where this is going, but alas, he never closes the loop on the comparison. Strange such spin, but it’s an election year and Horist is nervous. And fear heightens his pugnacious attack on his perceived enemies. It’s not enough to have the dog down in the polls, it’s not enough to announce blacks, jews, and others turning MAGA, Horist has to shoot it in the head.

    His first reported lie: “Such as: He graduated at the top of his law class when he was near the bottom. “ or “He won recognition as an outstanding political science student. Never happened.“ OK, asked and answered in 1987, but Horist remembers as if told yesterday. It’s as dated as he is. And I guess we can follow Trump lies to the beginning, bring on Captain Bonespur “I’d fuck my daughter” Trump…..

    This claim was true on the law, false on the poly sci. And it’s from 1987, the result of which helped determine Biden’s exit from the Presidential race that year.

    The facts: Biden was 76th in a class of 85 in 1968, in law at Syracuse. This fact was is decades-old reporting from The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post and others. Many reports cited records that Biden released in the late 1980s. IOW – he fessed up and Horist did not include that.

    Biden issued a statement in September 1987: “At a small campaign event in Claremont, N.H., I lost it. I shouldn’t have been there in the first place,” “I didn’t feel any better afterward; what I’d said was a quick and stupid rant that I wished I’d never said. Worse than that, without realizing it I’d exaggerated my academic record.”

    ”I did not graduate in the top half of my class at law school and my recollection of this was inaccurate.”

    On the poly sci which was Delaware University, a different school: ”With regard to my being the outstanding student in the political science department,” ”My name was put up for that award by David Ingersoll, who is still at the University of Delaware.” That sounds like recognition to me. BUSTED

    But there is a difference in the lie comparison between Trump and Biden. Biden fesses up, is remorseful, contrite, and puts the real truth in the record. Trump does not and often just lies again. Even after convicted in court, adjudicated as to the lie, he continues to lie, piling one lie on top of another. Why doesn’t Horist go there?

    This tidbit, while not BUSTING the story, will most certainly affect Horist’s spin factor rating….

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    • Somebody

      Yeah, Stinky Stetson, we are all proud of Hammon Can’t say for you.

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      • Frank stetson

        Suck Somebody, that’s really funny.

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  3. Ron C

    But of course, democrats lie like rugs, their votes love to be lied to and their news media polishes the lying turds!

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  4. Richard young

    Joe Biden is nothing more than a criminal, liar and a ruthless Dictator!

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    • frank stetson

      None of which you can actually prove, with facts, and sources, right Mr. Young?

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      • Richard Young

        How about committing numerous acts of Treason against America and the American people. And don’t tell me about proof. The proof is all around us yet we are too blind to see and acknowledge it!

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        • Frank stetson

          Richard, you mean truth is like pollen just a floating in the air. You jjust don’t have it.

          BUSTED.

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        • Frank stetson

          Don’t tell me nout proof. I’m too Young to need proof. I don’t need no stinkin proof. We all know it. I asked them.

          Don’t work that way Richard. Show me the money or stfu dw.

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  5. Darren

    Once again, thank you Frank for reminding all of us why we like Trump so much!
    Defend, Defend, Defend Biden.
    You must have something in common with Biden, just not sure why you would
    want that to be know?

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    • Somebody

      Why do you keep bring up a dead man? Biden is dead and buried at Arlington National Cemetary. Maybe you are in love with Biden? Want to go LIE with him?

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      • Frank stetson

        No we know who Somebody is.

        Tin foil hat’s back on good and snug now. 😁

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        • Justanamerican

          Takes one to know one. AND WE learned from YOU, Stinky!

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    • Frank stetson

      Not defending, just sharing some truth of which you got not much push back except guff and spew.

      Biden gaffes, tells talk tails, tells jokes on himself doing it. At least he’s aiming for a consistent compassionate narrative versus stoking fear into hatred into storming the Capitol or worse while he watches on TV munching burgers. Deplorable. Now the fucker tells a new story; if you don’t vote for Trump, the American journalist will NEVER go free. True blue patriot. Now that’s a story.

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      • Hammon

        Frank I can’t understand what’s wrong with MAGA. You idiots on the left are satanic bastards out to destroy patriots. You assholes are a disgrace to the country and the human race. Supporting a damned retard like Biden? Sure, Trump has his faults but he’s not out to destroy the constitution and American values. When Trump wins again, and you know that he will, just stay out of the way or get ran over.

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        • frank stetson

          Oh come one Hammon, don’t sugar coat it: satanic bastards? disgrace to human race? Stay out of the way or get run over?

          Wow, half the country is satanic bastards? That’s got to be tough to face each day. However do you put up with it? It just sounds……deplorable.

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  6. frank stetson

    Still can’t find Mr. Horist’s blackconservative….. I am sure something is out there…..

    He laments that: “He had a modest middle-class childhood. He actually was chill of privilege – attending one of the most prestigious and expensive high schools in Delaware.” Chill? Chillax dude…. Yet he started and ended in Scranton, land of the rich and famous……. You screwed the pooch on this one for sure, you should of gone for “had a modest blue collar,” not middle-class which he clearly was,
    On this one, Biden is spot on. With a Dad going from boom to bust, some better than middle class, once moving in with parents for support. He does not drink. I get it. I am pretty sure I lived closer to Biden’s experience.

    The facts are there for Horist to see, he chooses other to spin because he’s afraid of losing the election. When Biden’s dad married in 1941, he was a sales representative for Amoco Oil Co. in Harrisburg. Pretty good job, but privileged? Nope. Biden Sr. became an executive in a Boston-based company of sealant for U.S. merchant marine ships built during World War II. After the war, he partnered on an airport and crop-dusting service on Long Island. Those were the good days. In Delaware, Biden worked first as a sales manager for auto dealerships and later in real-estate condominium sales. Not exactly a step up from “executive.”

    Biden worked summer jobs to support his Catholic Prep school at $18.5K today. $12.5 is the nation’s average, $14K in Delaware, $16K in NJ and you can hit over $50K in NJ, so 18.5K is below median tuition price. Privileged kids don’t chip in for tuition.

    During all this, for a time, Biden moved in with the grandparents after one of the setbacks. That’s not exactly privileged.

    Working class, no. But like myself, he knows the life well. He does not lie when he says “middle class.” Horist does. My ancestors settled in Scranton in 1912, miners, working class aspiring to middle class. Some made it, some did not. One homesteaded in Arkansas becoming the worst farmer ever seen. My grandmother came over at 5 years of age, ended up as a shop owner in what became a seedy part of Norristown, one of America’s first factory towns. I was middle class, she was lower middle, probably because she wouldn’t move and while she only had three kids, one live out back with his Catholic dozen, thus the cash drain. We all mixed with working class folk and pretty much know the miles they walk in their shoes. Just like Joe. Myself, I worked construction, landscaping, painting, short order, waiter, all to get the feeling, the experience, before winter came and I moved in doors to a white collar job and destiny. But I know the life well, like Joe, and that’s what matters.

    FYI: when he bought his Delaware mansion, in the beginning, they walled off sections to save on heat. Even today, his main wealth increase is from the value of his home. He owns not too much more.

    BUSTED.

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    • larry Horist

      Frank Stetson … Damn those typos. You obviously are a better proofreader than political analyst. You should stick to what you know. Apart from your need to frequently talk about your own rather unremarkable and uninteresting biographical stories in so many of your responses — like a lot of old geezers tend to do — you really reach into la la land to spin your obsessively negative responses. Very simple. If you can attend one of the most expensive and exclusive private high schools in Delaware, you are definitively a child of privilege. And you cannot deny that from 29 on, Biden lived in the highly priviledged establishment bubble of Washington. The only thing that gives Biden ANY connection to the average American is his most distant and memories of his earlies childhood — and most of them are exaggerated or invented, “Lunch Pale Joe” is a a fictional character created for political purposes. End of debate.

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      • frank stetson

        Mr. Horist. No, I am a terrible proofer and editor. Thus, no journalism. “Unremarkable and uninteresting biographical stories,” that’s your opinion, but sorry —- many of these are tested and they do well with others. Not to mention my high ratings as a public speaker where I told such stories often.

        You claim “like a lot of old geezers tend to do — you really reach into la la land to spin your obsessively negative responses,” to which, once again I say —- prove it or stfu. I tire of your name-calling generalizations and stereotyping, the hallmarks of a pugnacious prick who can’t debate on the issues, on the facts, so he just throws mud.

        “If you can attend one of the most expensive and exclusive private high schools in Delaware, you are definitively a child of privilege.” Except the average cost in Del is 13K, his today would be 18K (in Biden era price, but today’s dollar), the lowest price is $2,500, the most expensive is $35K. However, Archmere today is $30K ranking it NOT the most expensive, but fourth from the top. In 2001, the tuition was $13K in 2001 dollars. Methinks the expensive part may be connected to the Biden legacy…..

        But clearly, Archmere is NOT the MOST EXPENSIVE in Delaware, and perhaps even less so in Biden’s time. It’s a private Catholic school, many of my friends went to them, not that big a deal.

        Biden got in the mid 40’s entering Congress and ended at $155K — solid middle to upper middle class to me. I make as much sitting on my ass and twinkling the keyboard. His total assets today are tween 8-10M, most profit based on his home. That’s some nice change, but hardly “highly privileged” given his accomplishments. On that one he’s got me beat by a few times over. I shoulda got that other house……..

        And for you Mr. Horist, was penned for Memorial Day but apparently not observed on PBP by those plucky patriots:

        Mr. Horist: My sympathy and a prayer for your loss in your family in service to our country on this beautiful Memorial Day as thunder storms remind us of the power and glory of God.

        “Gracious God,
        On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
        Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with Your strength and peace.
        In union with people of goodwill of every nation, embolden us to answer the call to work for peace and justice, and thus, seek an end to violence and conflict around the globe.

        We ask this through your name. Amen.” author unknown.

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  7. frank stetson

    As to the rest, the modern stuff, looks to me to be pretty close to spot on. Or after seeing the first three checks validated, good enough for me to say this guy is CURRENTLY lying about his life. And yet still tells more truth than Trump with a lot less harm to the lies. He never re-charted a Hurricane or told us to drink bleach or that covid would be gone soon. But lies nonetheless, some repeated after he has been corrected.

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    • larry Horist

      Frank Stetson … At last we agree that the biography of Joe Biden in his adult years is a fictional character. I was making an objective analysis, not a comparison. Not everything in politics should be related to Trump. I mean … defending Biden as being a habitual liar, but not as bad as someone else. That’s classic damning with faint praise. That is like defending Putin by saying he is not as bad as Hitler. Thanks for you lapse into accuracy — even if unintentional..

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