Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (born 20 November 1942) is a United States politician who represented Delaware in the Senate from 1973 to 2009 and who was vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017, when Barack Obama was president. Biden is the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president in the 2020 election.
Possibly reflecting increasing internal Democratic Party racial/ethnic conflicts in the increasingly ethnically heterogeneous United States, compared to his main nomination opponent Bernie Sanders, Biden had weaker support among Democratic Party Hispanics and far leftists, despite Biden having moved further to the left, possibly in part because of the Obama administration policies regarding issues such deportations of Hispanics are viewed as problematic, especially after the Great Awokening.
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The truth is that Jewish heritage, Jewish culture, Jewish values are such an essential part of who we are that it’s fair to say that Jewish heritage is American heritage. [...] No group has had such an outsized influence per capita as all of you standing before you, and all of those who went before me and all of those who went before you. [...] The embrace of immigration is part of that. [...] What affects the movements in America, what affects our attitudes in America are as much the culture and the arts as anything else. [...] It wasn’t anything we legislatively did. It was Will and Grace, it was the social media. Literally. That’s what changed peoples’ attitudes. That’s why I was so certain that the vast majority of people would embrace and rapidly embrace gay marriage. [...] Think behind of all that, I bet you 85 percent of those changes, whether it’s in Hollywood or social media are a consequence of Jewish leaders in the industry. The influence is immense, the influence is immense. And, I might add, it is all to the good. [...] Jewish heritage has shaped who we are – all of us, us, me – as much or more than any other factor in the last 223 years. And that’s a fact. [...] So I think you, as usual, underestimate the impact of Jewish heritage. I really mean that. I think you vastly underestimate the impact you’ve had on the development of this nation. We owe you, we owe generations who came before you.
- Biden: 'Jewish heritage is American heritage' https://www.politico.com/blogs/politico44/2013/05/biden-jewish-heritage-is-american-heritage-164525]