“You got more questions but I tell ya, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black” – Joe Biden (Charlamagne Tha God Interview on The Breakfast Club on the 22.05.2020)
The Democratic Party Presidential Candidate and former Vice-President Joe Biden has a long hill ahead of him. The interview with Charlamagne The God (CTG) really revealed that. Even if he stands up to a despicable President and with a track-record worse than George W. Bush. Still, Biden isn’t selling himself good to anyone.
Biden doesn’t need enemies, his own enemy is his own self. Joe needs to think straight. He cannot lie and deceive and think he gets away with it. Even if Trump is a white supremacist and super-bully with dictatorial tendencies. Still, the Banana Republic that has ushered him in. Can still keep him another term, if the public doesn’t see Biden as a viable alternative.
Joe is supposed to be a difference and show that his another way. However, the way he talked and the way he undermined himself. His thinking the African-Americans are his folks, that the minorities are naturally his allies. Even if he hasn’t voted their favour and been a corporate stooge of the Democratic Party. Biden has been the moderate and the ones who has been favourable to Republican stances within the Democratic Party. Therefore, his track-record isn’t that splendid in concern of minorities. The ones he expects to automatically vote for him.
Not like its hard to find bad things from the past on this man, like his 1993 speech on Crime Bill Speech:
“We have predators on our streets that society has in fact, in part because of its neglect, created…they are beyond the pale many of those people, beyond the pale. And it’s a sad commentary on society. We have no choice but to take them out of society….a cadre of young people, tens of thousands of them, born out of wedlock, without parents, without supervision, without any structure, without any conscience developing because they literally … because they literally have not been socialized, they literally have not had an opportunity….we should focus on them now….if we don’t, they will, or a portion of them, will become the predators 15 years from now” (Joe Biden, 1993).
This here shows his stigma and his discrimination. His indirectly speaking ill of the minorities, because the minorities are living with this. The context his professing to here is the ones whose his supposed to vote directly for him. This is how he thinks of them. Just like Hillary Clinton had a bad history of the “super predators” of 1990s. Joe has the same ones and had similar stance.
Biden should instead of throwing more gasoline on the fire. He should try to prove how he changed over the years or grown as a individual on this. Instead, he feels its automatic for him. That its his right to get the vote and the support of minorities. Even when he has betrayed them in the past.
Joe should consider this. Parts of me, would advice him to follow the example of Warren G. Harding and be on his “front porch”. Because the more he says or does, he looks worse. Therefore, silence is the golden oldies. Since, Trump is a mockery of a President and lack all counts of accountability. The President right now, doesn’t care about the deaths, the turmoil and the financial crash he has served the Republic.
Biden can win on that alone. Joe has to come out of Obama’s shadow and prove that he will deliver for the minorities. However, he thinks they are behind him automatically. That’s not how the world work. If it was so, than Hillary would have danced into the party in 2016. Peace.