Since January, Joe Biden has made it clear that he is going to win the Democratic nomination by pandering non-stop to black voters (and their liberal white “allies”). It started with a speech he gave around the beginning of the year, in which he sounded like a guy who just stumbled out of a “Whiteness is Bad” lecture on the UC Berkeley campus.
“The bottom line is we have a lot to root out, but most of all the systematic racism that most of us whites don’t like to acknowledge even exists,” Biden said at the time. “We don’t even consciously acknowledge it. But it’s been built into every aspect of our system. White America has to admit there’s a still a systematic racism.”
Then there was his campaign launch video, which centered around President Trump’s Charlottesville remarks, where he supposedly said white neo-Nazis were “very fine people,” which he of course did not.
And now there’s this. Biden is taking up the Stacey Abrams mantle, telling South Carolina voters that thanks to those evil, nasty Republicans, it would only be a matter of time before blacks were drinking out of separate water fountains.
“The single most important right you have as an American is the right to vote,” he told a crowd. “The right to vote. Folks, last year, 24 states introduced or enacted at least 70 bills to curtail the right to vote. And guess what? Mostly directed at, quote, people of color. You see it. We’ve got Jim Crow sneaking back in. No, I mean it.”
There has not been one – not ONE – law directed at “people of color” in any state. To think otherwise is to be mentally handicapped. But of course Biden is trying to prove that he’s “woke,” and to Democrats, making voters show ID is akin to sending blacks to the back of the bus.
Later, in remarks to the local paper, Biden said that he was uniquely positioned to be a champion for African-Americans.
“When Barack and I worked together, we spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to change the systemic racism that exists and continue to work on that,” Biden said. “So I think the African-American community nationwide knows who I am. I’m not saying the others aren’t qualified, I’m just saying I’ve been there.”
We’d like to believe that black voters will see through this nonsense, but the results of every presidential election since the 1960s tell us not to hold our breath.