NOTE: the following article is satire, not a statement of fact. Treat it as such.
Biden recently gave a speech to union workers, an event obviously meant to burnish his “blue collar” credentials with union workers in the wake of mass voter disgust with the way Democrats are running the country. But, just as predictably as Biden having to try to rally Democrats to ignore his poor performance was how terrible the speech was thanks to his gaffes.
Particularly, during the speech, Biden accidentally told the union workers the truth, which is that the good wages earned for them by union bosses were, when paired with globalization, the reason for all their jobs being shipped overseas so the fat cats could grow richer at their expense.
In the speech, he said, “It comes down to seeing the world the same way. It’s not complicated. You know, my dad — who never went to college; who was the smartest, toughest, most gracious man I knew; who managed a car dealership for the bulk of my life — taught me a very important lesson. He’d say, “Joey” — this is the God’s truth — “a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It’s about decency. It’s about your dignity. It’s about your place in the community. It’s about being able to look your kid in the eye and say, ‘Honey, it’s going be okay,’ and mean it — and mean it.” Folks, that’s what the UAW is all about, and it’s always been that way.”
He continued, “Just after the UAW was founded nearly 90 years ago, it launched what historians call the most important strike in the 20th century: Flint, 1936. (Applause.) Walter Reuther org- — organized a sit-down in a factory. They weren’t sure what would happen. They were worried about getting beat up. But they were determined. They were determined. And it took 44 days, but they won the first collective bargaining victory in American history.”
He added, “And the leadership of the UAW spread across the country and led to the first substantial wage increase in a long time, the first cost-of-living allowance, the first employer-provided healthcare. Within four years, workers across the entire auto industry unionized, inspiring workers across other industries as well, giving life to new industries in the labor movement.”
Then he got to his gaffe: “And lemme tell ya. Well I…maybe I shouldn’t…but I will. Whatever. I’m a mummy, I can say what I want. Heck, the reason for you struggling to find work now is all that stuff then. Your employers…my paymasters…they hated it! Hated the advancements, hated the wage increases, all that!”
“So, that’s why they paid me to go in on globalization. That’s why they cut me those checks, Jack. To ship your jobs overseas because that’s obviously…it’s uhh…it’s cheaper. They make more. And that’s why we shipped your jobs to China. Their slave labor costs a whole lot less than your living wages, if you catch my drift. It was a big difference, Jack! Made a lot of money.”