Former Vice President Joe Biden has done reasonably well for himself in his campaign thus far. He is the current and long-standing frontrunner for the Democratic party and has the highest amount of support in every poll. However, it’s not a hard feat to accomplish in light of his crazy liberal opponents. So don’t let that concern you too much.
Besides, he seems to be doing an excellent job of messing this up all on his own.
He has never been known for his eloquent or smooth speeches, but his recent gaffes have certainly taken the cake on butchering his own race. And it is unlikely that this latest one will be able to be taken back, let alone ignored.
On Thursday, while making his political rounds in the state of Iowa, he spoke at an Asian and Latino Coalition town hall in Des Moines on the subject of education. There he said, “We should challenge students in these schools and have advanced placement programs in these schools. We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it.”
“Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids,” he said.
He must have realized his mistake and tried to make up for it by saying, “wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids. No, I really mean it.”
However, he only dug himself a deeper hole.
I’m sure that the next few days are going to be spent on apologies for that remark, about how he didn’t really mean it. But the fact of the matter is, he said it, which implies that on some level he does mean it.
And this isn’t the first time he has made similarly racial remarks.
Back in 2007, when he was running with former president Barack Obama, he spoke to the Washington Post about the reasons behind why schools in Iowa were performing better than those in Washington D.C. He said, “There’s less than one percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than four or five percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you are dealing with.”
So again, tell me how he didn’t mean it. These comments are absolutely racist, to the core, without a doubt, racist. And yet, according to Biden and many other liberals, Trump is racist.
How do you figure?
He also said in 2007, during the presidential campaign, that Obama was “the first” African American who was “clean” and articulate.
I’m sorry, but why on earth would Obama want a man who is clearly racist by his side after comments like this? Biden obviously thinks less of children who are not Caucasian. According to him, their skin color alone makes them dumber and, apparently, dirtier, if his statements are to be believed.
Who would want to side with that, especially in the race for the highest office in the nation? Obama even vented about his gaffes then, saying in 2008, “How many times is Biden going to say something stupid?”
Speaking of stupid, “Sleepy Joe,” as he has been nicknamed by some, made more than one blunder on Thursday and while the afore-mentioned one was by far the greater one, the other is just as damaging to his career or should be.
While speaking at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, he said, “We choose unity over division. We choose science over fiction. We choose truth over facts.”
Right, “truth over facts.” A rational argument could be made that those are one and the same. However, the idea that facts are being overruled by truth suggests that he is siding with the far-left squad leader Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in believing that being morally right is more important than facts.
In January, AOC was asked about her claims about Pentagon spending that were clarified as false by actual facts during an interview with “60 Minutes.” In response, she said argued that “there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”
When host Anderson Cooper stated, “but being factually correct is important,” she agreed but then continued to argue that in the face of what she considers to be “morally right,” facts do not matter.
We have to wonder, when will America have enough of these ridiculous notions and the unforgivable gaffes, let alone the racism?