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Biden Insults Black Americans — Again
Jeffrey Lord
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Joe Biden addressing Black and Hispanic journalists (YouTube screenshot)

There he goes again.

Speaking by video to the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Joint Virtual Convention, the former vice president said this, bold print supplied for emphasis:

And by the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community, with incredibly different attitudes about different things … it’s a very diverse community.

Got that? African-Americans are not individuals like Latinos. Nooooo.

Nope, all blacks think alike. And if you don’t believe ole Joe believes that, recall this exchange not long ago. Here’s the headline from the Hill:

Biden tells Charlamagne Tha God: If you don’t support me ‘then you ain’t black’

That story began this way:

Former Vice President Joe Biden defended his record on race to Charlamagne Tha God on the popular radio show “The Breakfast Club” on Friday, at one point telling the host that if you support President Trump “then you ain’t black.”

This doesn’t even touch the third Biden-on-race story that burst onto the scene this week. Here is the headline from National Review:

Biden to Black Journalist: ‘Are You a Junkie?’

Biden got testy when CBS reporter Errol Barnett pressed him on whether he had “taken a cognitive test.” In angry response, Biden blurted this to Barnett, an African-American:

No, I haven’t taken a test! Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man! That’s like saying you … before you got in this program, you’re take [sic] a test whether you’re taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?

National Review’s Jim Geraghty observed correctly:

Unsurprisingly, many are cringing that Biden is, unprompted, asking an African-American journalist if he’s “a junkie” … three months after Biden told radio DJ Charlamagne tha God, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

And right there, in three X-rays of the political thinking of the soon-to-be Democratic nominee for president is exactly the way Democrats and liberals view African-Americans. As Biden put it succinctly, if you don’t support a Democrat, “then you ain’t black.” And oh, by the way, if you ask him a tough question and you are black — you will be accused of being a junkie.

This is exactly why African-Americans like Candace Owens have formed Blexit. A couple years ago Owens had this conversation with Fox, saying this of Blexit:

Conservative activist Candace Owens says she wants to “free” black voters from the decades-long grip of the Democratic Party — and is urging them to support a new movement she’s calling “Blexit.”

Blexit is a Renaissance,” Owens told Fox News, giving the backstory behind the campaign she launched over the weekend. “Blexit is the black exit from the Democratic Party. It’s the black exit from permanent victimhood, the black exit from the false idea that we are somehow separate from the rest of America.”

What Owens is saying is exactly what is the point of America itself — which Biden and his party have never grasped. America is a nation built on an idea: that all men and women are created equal. And in a nation that is built on equality and freedom, everyone is to be treated as an individual. A child of God with the opportunity to follow their own individual dreams.

Biden’s concept that “you ain’t black” if you don’t vote for him — not to mention that just maybe you are a junkie because you are black — is in fact nothing more than the latest admission that dividing and judging by race is in fact the building principle of his party, and always has been. This is how Democrats think — and it has always been the case.

Recall the recent resolution introduced in the House by Rep. Louie Gohmert, the Texas Republican, which was discussed in this space the other week. Gohmert’s resolution went through a detailed, chapter-and-verse telling of the Democratic Party’s record right from the moment the party was created in the 1800s. That record has shaped the mindset that just pops out from Joe Biden at any given moment.

The question now is, how is the repeated admission of Biden’s insulting way of dealing with black Americans going to affect the November election?

Over here at Townhall, Bruce Eberle has a column on this very subject. Eberle, it should be noted, is co-author of Coming Home: How Black Americans Will Help Re-Elect Trump.

Eberle writes,

The reason Biden will not win in 2020 is his failure to win more than 80% of the black vote. And, he can’t count on the riots in cities or the rage over the murder of George Floyd to dislodge enough votes to top 80% of the black vote, and if he can’t do that he loses. What political observers miss is the fact that the riots that have destroyed black stores, black businesses, and police stations, have not pushed middle class black voters in Biden’s direction. No, they have pushed these voters away from him.

As black Americans have realized that Democrats have done little to nothing for them and that the failed cities where they live have been run by liberal Democrat politicians for more than 30 years, they have moved toward Donald Trump and they are not going back. As we noted in our book, “Coming Home, How Black Americans Will Re-Elect Trump,” black Americans left the Republican Party in 1936 to vote for Franklin Roosevelt, they are leaving the Democratic Party in 2020 to vote for Donald Trump.

No, Donald Trump is not going to win anything close to a majority of the black vote in 2020, but he doesn’t have to. If he just wins 20% of the black vote he is guaranteed to win the White House, and if he wins 25% of the black vote (which is within his reach) he wins in both an electoral and a popular vote landslide. In fact, a recent Rasmussen poll of likely black voters shows that support for Trump by Black Americans has surged after the recent rioting by the left to 40%! While it is unlikely that Trump will win 40% of the black vote, it shows that his support from the black community continues to build even after the tragic murder of George Floyd.

Eberle is spot on. In fact, the less-than-enthusiastic support for Hillary Clinton among African-Americans is exactly what helped Trump carry a state like Pennsylvania in the first place.

The real — seriously real — problem for Biden is … he cannot help himself. These latest insults to black Americans are, obviously, not his first. And one suspects they won’t be his last. They are in fact reflective of his thinking.

No wonder his staff doesn’t want Joe Biden out of his basement.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at jlpa1@aol.com. His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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