Joe Biden stopped by Kenosha, Wisconsin last week. He had to since the city was the site of some intense rioting by leftists over the shooting of Jacob Blake, who has been left paralyzed from the waist down, though he’s no angel. Still, the Republican National Convention highlighted the ongoing rioting in Democrat-run cities, which shifted the race. Local Wisconsin Democrats worry the rioting has put the state in play. Trump now leads independent voters by ten points. Joe had to come out of the basement. The rioting was having an impact. So, after President Trump visited, Biden did his own pit stop. It was not pretty.
First, Biden cracked a joke about his aides shooting him for revealing too much of his domestic agenda; the city was engulfed in flames over an officer-involved shooting. Then, he panders to black voters by saying Thomas Edison didn’t invent the lightbulb. That was Lewis Latimer. Wrong, Joe. While Latimer did invent an improved filament, Edison invented the lightbulb. Again, erasing history and retelling the ‘woke’ version of it, which is not factual. And this is the guy who is supposedly the experts’ president?
Joe Biden: I Can't Say My Tax Plan Now Because "They'll Shoot Me" https://t.co/ckFuhnOrcF— RCP Video (@rcpvideo) September 3, 2020
You could maybe chalk this up as a moment where Joe had a ‘my mind is applesauce moment,’ but I think this was just another pathetic and transparent attempt to pander to black voters. Joe Biden really thinks they’re that stupid. C’mon, man.
“A black man invented the light bulb, not a white guy named Tom Edison” — Biden just now.— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 3, 2020
Video: pic.twitter.com/GePbtYuQId— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 3, 2020
Lewis Latimer, the black inventor Biden’s presumably referring to, is credited with creating an improved filament — as well as successfully testifying that Edison’s patents on the first practical lightbulbs were correctly granted. https://t.co/fQwvcY3ywR— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 3, 2020
BTW I’ve been reading about Latimer for an hour. He’s super impressive (parents were freed from slavery in a crazy runaway/high-profile legal battle where abolitionists ultimately bought their freedom; Lewis lied to get into the Navy at 16, then was soon helping Graham Bell ...— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 3, 2020
patent his phone; he wrote the first book on incandescent light bulbs, and made other scientific contributions. Point being, you can celebrate people like Latimer without making up bizarre nonsense meant to undercut the “white guy” Edison.— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 3, 2020
Here's what Google taught me pic.twitter.com/mi14F2SvSn— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 3, 2020
And the sad part is that Latimer’s legacy is quite remarkable. Another ‘only in America’ story for sure whose history was bungled by a man who has no business running for president.