I’m afraid Biden made that comment in the spirit of the worst kind of dog whistling. He’s sending a signal, even if he’d never actually accept a Republican as running mate.

He’s telling voters they can feel safe electing him, that he’ll maintain America’s elitist, racist, exclusionary, white-nationalist status quo. A vote for Joe is a vote to keep things how they are, just without the insane instability of Trump in the White House.

No thanks, Joe. I never really considered voting for you, anyway, but you’ve killed any chance you might ever have had with me.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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