Well, it's time to play our favorite game. If Joe Biden were a Republican, this would be an election killer, but he's a Democrat. He's "politically black," whatever that means, so he can get away with saying that if you don't support him, you're not really a member of that community. Yeah, some old white guy is lecturing black voters and pretty much saying he's blacker than they are if they support Trump. This is the Twilight Zone. This is Joe Biden unplugged. It's not pretty. And this was uttered over a virtual town hall. Imagine a debate with President Trump on a national stage and he said this nonsense. Well, first, Trump would have a field day.
.@JoeBiden: "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." @cthagod: "It don't have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact -- I want something for my community." @breakfastclubam pic.twitter.com/endvWnOIV2— America Rising (@AmericaRising) May 22, 2020
Listen to the audio.@JoeBiden: "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't Black."— Tim Murtaugh - Download the Trump 2020 app today! (@TimMurtaugh) May 22, 2020
Biden thinks he can dictate what makes people Black or not. https://t.co/aRBRPQcGXA
Biden made these remarks when it was time for New York radio host Charlemagne tha God to ask a question. Charlemagne has been brutally honest with his guests on the show he co-hosts, "Breakfast Club," calling out top Democrats like Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Of course, there was a Biden "hey, Black" defense league that came out, saying this remark was a joke, that there was a difference between racially and politically black, etc., all of which is progressive nonsense. Then again, you all know that white Democrats have a lifelong pass on being racist or sexist. Hell, they even give their side a pass when one of their ilk is accused of rape. So, you all know the game here, and leave it to former ESPN writer and social justice warrior Jemele Hill to defend the remarks.
The issue wasn’t what Joe Biden said, because it was accurate. The issue was that it came from Biden. It also was clearly a joke that didn’t land. But I’m wondering where all this outrage was yesterday when y’all president declared his public devotion to a Nazi sympathizer.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 22, 2020
"The issue wasn't what Joe Biden said, because it was accurate. The issue was that it came from Biden. It also was clearly a joke that didn't land. But I'm wondering where all this outrage was yesterday when y'all president declared his public devotion to a Nazi sympathizer," she tweeted.
"it was accurate"— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) May 22, 2020
Nah. It was inaccurate. And *we* determine what is culturally, customarily, politically “Black” in its orientation. From the in-group, not the out-group. And the Trump part is a red herring. He creates outrage fatigue— James E. Ford (@JEFordNCTOY) May 22, 2020
Sorry I'm black, it ain't accurate, he lost me with this one. It's basically saying we have no nuanced positions about anything other than being outraged daily about racism, so we'll basically do anything to vote against Trump.— ur_eminence (@ArrowMG) May 22, 2020
The issue IS the statement tho, it’s also the person that made it (who’s currently posing for POC) and then lastly, it’s ppl who think JUST LIKE him. Which are both Dems & Repubs. ??— Aaron Camper (@AARONCamper) May 22, 2020
All the blue checks gathering to defend Biden's racism pic.twitter.com/Tj7Of2ymQg— Associate VP of the Robotic Numeric System (@joebjay20) May 22, 2020
Wow. A joke? This was no joke.— Tara L. Samples (@TaraLSamples) May 22, 2020
Trump being racist isn’t an excuse to carry water for Biden, who has a very long record of white supremacy— I’m Black and I’m not voting for Biden (@rtyson82) May 22, 2020
The outrage is always there. We can be mad about multiple things at once. Jesus.— Camryn Garrett (@dancingofpens) May 22, 2020
Blackness isn’t determined by political affiliation— Stevie B (@STEVIEblacks10) May 22, 2020
I’m just as black as you and I don’t support Biden thanks very much ?? also we are all very capable of directing distaste at multiple things at once— ??Jordan?? (@lichengoddess_) May 22, 2020
Again, let this sink in: Joe Biden had to issue an apology for a poor choice of words (and not saying Biden should or shouldn’t have) and Trump literally fawned over a Nazi just yesterday. pic.twitter.com/fKCNj6L3U9— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 22, 2020
Twitter is so amazing pic.twitter.com/T3V6joPg92— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) May 22, 2020
That last part was a dig at Henry Ford. Yet, the replies to this tweet were quite something. No, these folks aren't Trump supporters, but a lot of folks were plenty offended by what Biden said. Many noted that black voters can be upset about multiple things at once, that the former vice president's remarks were not accurate, and that blackness has no true political affiliation. Also, Biden has a pretty sordid history of peddling policies that decimated black communities, which the Trump campaign has highlighted.
This is the Left in a nutshell. Democrats can do and say horrible things but have a pass because they're liberal. It's just that simple. If there were no double standards, Democrats wouldn't have any. That has become clearer with every passing day. It's been injected with steroids during the Trump presidency.
Biden eventually apologized for his remarks later today.
Charlamagne tha God: Joe Biden was on “the front line” advocating policies that led to mass incarceration pic.twitter.com/JAKDui0Nf4— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) May 23, 2020
Also, Ford vs. Ferrari is an excellent movie. Just putting it out there.