Vote Biden: Save Grandma

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Several months ago Joe Biden, the front runner for the 2020 Democrat Party nomination promised at a rally  on June 11 he would quote “promise you if I’m elected president, you’re going to see the single most important thing that changes America, we’re gonna cure cancer.” This extraordinarily cynical ploy is possibly one of the most disgusting things to happen in the political sphere in recent memory. Not only that but later he doubled down on it during the third Democrat debate showing that it was not a mistake.

This is gross for a number of reasons. Firstly it makes it so that voting for anyone but Biden is effectively sentencing all people with cancer to either death or a long painful recovery with the fear that it could always come back. It means that voting for Warren is an act nearing moral wrong, as you prioritize free college and taxes on people that are wealthier than you over the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who are diagnosed with cancer each year (which may also be morally wrong). Promises such as this demonize political opponents and limit discussions. They prevent people from supporting other candidates without being morally abhorrent. This may seem like an overstatement, and maybe it is, but the essence of it is true. How would you feel if a candidate could cure cancer but also wanted to limit freedom of speech? Its an impossible choice! With unrealistic campaign promises such as this productive discussion is stifled and poor precedent is set.

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden answers a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

In the third democrat debate, Biden once again referenced curing cancer but this time also mentioned it again, this time saying “I refuse to postpone one more minute spending billions of dollars on curing cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases which, if we invest in them, we can find cures.” This makes one wonder, what are the 37.3 billions dollars going to the NIH doing if not investing and finding cures. Biden seems to believe that cancer is like a plank and if enough pressure in dollars is applied then then cancer will simply agree to be cured. He refuses to postpone the spending but was unable to get cancer cured during his 8 year stint as VP.

This failure leads to the biggest question of the original quote, if not elected will Joe Biden still cure cancer? While this may seem to be a silly question it is not invalid. The message is that Biden will cure cancer if elected president and only if elected president. Should he not be elected president cancer would remain incurable. Would this be fair to those cancer victims who would die without a cure? Is Biden the Jesus of our age, instead of touching hi cloak you must simply show up to the ballot box to be healed. Biden’s unrealistic and unhelpful claims should make everyone cringe in disgust and then write him a letter asking why he would make such claims. No amount of money will cure cancer on its own, and it is possible that no amount of research will either. Cancer is such a wide spectrum of ailments that in all likelihood there will never be a singular cure to cancer and promising otherwise is an unhelpful and cynical ploy for votes. In the end Biden makes unkeepable promise, and a disgusting ploy on the campaign trail.

 

Don’t even get me started on Alzheimers.

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