The day after British Prime Minister destroyed socialist Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to retain office, Joe Biden told supporters in San Francisco that the election across the pond should provide a lesson to America’s Democratic Party.
“Boris Johnson is winning in a walk,” Biden said. “Look what happens when the Labour Party moves so, so far to the left. It comes up with ideas that are not able to be contained within a rational basis quickly.”
Biden said that the UK election would change the conversation here in the States.
“You’re also going to see people saying, ‘My God, Boris Johnson, who is kind of a physical and emotional clone of the president, is able to win,’” he said.
For once, Biden seemed to be on the same page as Trump, who told reporters Thursday that Johnson’s win could foretell his own reelection.
“I think that might be a harbinger for what’s to come in our country; it was last time,” Trump said, referring to the 2016 Brexit vote. “I’m sure people will be thrilled to hear that, but a lot of people will be, actually a very big percentage of people, because this was a tremendous victory last night, and it’s very interesting.”
Defenders of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have been plugging their ears and screaming at anyone who will listen that UK politics are different and that there’s no comparison to be made and that everything is just fine. If the Democratic Party – establishment and voters alike – but into this message, their political future is all but written in gravestone font.
The similarities between Corbyn and Sanders could not be more obvious. For one, look which American congresswoman endorsed both: None other than New York’s own Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Somehow, her weighty opinion failed to put Labour over the top. Instead, the party was crushed under a platform that promised exorbitant spending, government giveaways, and a socialist economic revolution in the UK. Among other things, Corbyn’s party is promising to “nationalize utilities, railways, and the postal system, offer free university education, increase property taxes and regulation, and build hundreds of thousands of new homes at government expense.”
Mmm, smells a lot like a certain someone’s Green New Deal, does it not?
Democrats can ignore this obvious warning if they want, but if they want to have any hope of retaining any shred of power in the U.S., they would be wise to take the hint.