Joe Biden: 'White Folks' Are the Reason for Racism
Presidential frontrunner goes full pander mode following gaffes
As presidential frontrunner, Joe Biden continues to reel from his string of embarrassing gaffes, and most notably, his remark reassuring voters he is "not going nuts," he has now gone into full pander mode blaming 'white people' for racism.
During an interview The Associated Press, Biden said:
“White folks are the reason we have institutional racism,” Biden said, according to the AP.
“There has always been racism in America. White supremacists have always existed; they still exist.”
And rest assured, white supremacists will “not be tolerated,” Biden added.
The AP reports angle was Biden’s attack on “racism” is an attack on President Donald Trump.
AP’s Errin Haines and Juana Summers wrote:
“By highlighting the nation’s racial tensions and placing blame on Trump, Biden is showing that he, too, is willing to make race a core campaign issue, but from the opposite perspective of the Republican president."
“Turnout and enthusiasm among black voters will be critical for the Democratic nominee, notably to try to reclaim states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. He also emphasized a crossover appeal to both black voters and non-college-educated white voters.”
It's also worth noting that AP makes Biden’s stance the “opposite perspective” of the Republican president as if its the perspective of Trump and his millions of supporters.
Biden’s unmistakable appeals identity politics are sprinkled with as merely trying to emphasize his “crossover appeal.”
Biden made it more blatant that he was pandering by promising that if he wins the nomination, he will choose a running mate based solely on the unchangeable biological traits of skin color and sex.
“Whomever I pick would be preferably someone who was of color and who was of a different gender, but I’m not making that commitment until I know that the person I’m dealing with I can completely, thoroughly trust, is authentic, and is on the same page,” he said.
But ironically, there is no suggestion from Biden or even AP that judging a person based on heir skin color is more or less textbook “racism.”
“Having moved on from the Russia Hoax, Democrats are now employing the oldest play in the Democrat playbook: falsely accusing their opponent of racism, extending it even to the president’s supporters,” said Tim Murtagh, Trump’s communications director, according to the AP.
“Calling half the country racist is not a winning strategy.”
According to The Western Journal: It probably isn’t. But as Murtagh’s statement pointed out, after the flameout of the Russia “collusion” story, which Democrats and the media had raised up for two years as the weapon that would bring down Trump, “racism” is really all they have to fight with now.
So, it looks like they really are going into the 2020 campaign with a plan to call half the country racist – and hope that the half they’re alienating will be on the reverse side of the Electoral College calculation that adds up to 270 votes.
Whether it’s a success has yet to be seen, but there’s no doubt even now that skeptical and divisive and utterly indifferent to the actual good of the country.
But after a stretch of bad news, that’s clearly not relevant to the Democratic front-runner of the moment. What’s necessary is pandering, pure, and straightforward.
Clearly, no one’s going to out-“racist” Joe Biden in this race.