Skip to comments.Joe Biden's Irish ancestral hometown Ballina revels in win, as London grows uneasy over Brexit
Posted on 11/18/2020 8:16:37 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
BALLINA, Ireland - Some 3,000 miles east of Delaware, nestled inland from Ireland's wild Atlantic coast, lies the small town of Ballina, the ancestral home of President-elect Joe Biden.
Since his projected win, the close-knit town of 10,000 people in County Mayo has erupted in joy over the success of the man they claim as their own.
American flags fly on street corners, a large painted Biden mural overlooks the town square, while photographs of a beaming Biden hang proudly in shop windows, with slogans that read: "Our man in the White House."
In 2016, he brought his children and grandchildren on an official trip to Ireland to learn about their roots, which also includes family on the east coast in County Louth.
Biden's maternal great-great-great-grandfather Edward Blewitt grew up in the market town of Ballina, known for salmon fishing and for being the birthplace of Ireland's first female president, Mary Robinson. Blewitt emigrated after the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s to Biden's birthplace of Scranton, Pennsylvania, now a sister city of Ballina.
One member of the town in particular, Joe Blewitt, 41, a plumber and Biden's third cousin, is bursting with pride.
"It's fantastic to see him getting over the line, you know, and so many people voted for him," Blewitt told NBC News.
He has met Biden in Ballina and as a guest at the White House in 2017, when President Barack Obama surprised Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
"He's a really honorable guy, he's really decent," Blewitt said. "He's a great man for America ... And you know, he's one of our own."
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Joe Blewitt! LOL.
[[[”He’s a really honorable guy, he’s really decent,” Blewitt said.]]]
“He was always such a good boy.”
I’m sorry did Biden win something I’m not aware of yet?
He certainly hasn’t won the presidency yet...
“”He’s a really honorable guy, he’s really decent,” Blewitt said. “He’s a great man for America ... And you know, he’s one of our own.”
Groovy. You can have him back.
He was never one of us in any way.
Anything “NBC”, is only good for 1 thing...to induce vomiting.
I thought his tribal home town was Scranton?
Boris is so whipped his Girlfriend is going to blow it...and I mean Brexit.
Or a BLM traitor
Joe Blewitt, 41, a plumber and Biden's third cousin, is bursting with pride: "He's a really honorable guy, he's really decent"
Joe is really ignorant.
Don’t you know?
This is part of the Happy Talk they always publish for Democrats where the Proles are dancing in the street at the thought of Dear Leader’s ascension.
Of course, no such thing happened when the President was elected.
Soviet propaganda never changes.
It’ll be kind of sad when they find out where Biden is actually headed.
Ireland is lost. Way back when they gave over their sovereignty to the EU I knew it was their dooming. Sad.
heck, they probably voted for him...20 times. :)
They hate themselves.
Joseph Goebbels couldn’t write a better article.
“The Anglo-Saxon name Biden comes from when its first bearer worked as a maker of buttons. The surname Biden is a metonymic name derived from the Old French word boton, which means button.”
He’s a bloody Sassenach!
Away with him!
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