During a rally in Columbia, South Carolina, former Vice President Joe Biden may have finally, actually, hit an all-time low.
Of all the ridiculous things Biden has said in the past, including Republicans want to put blacks “back in chains” – remember that one? – this may be the worst.
If not the absolute worst, then it’s pretty close.
Former Vice President Joe Biden took shots at President Donald Trump on Saturday, calling him a “clown” who was allowing “Jim Crow” racism to return to the United States.
Biden noted, “Folks, last year, 24 states introduced or enacted at least 70 bills to curtail the right the vote. And guess what, mostly directed at ‘people of color.’ You see it. We have Jim Crow sneaking back in. No, I mean it!“
He added, “Why? Because they know if everybody has an equal right to vote, guess what? They lose!“
Joe then made sure to let the crowd know about his time “working” with Barack Obama, an obvious attempt at trying to earn some cool points.
“By the way, [Obama is a] hell of a guy, I worked with him for eight years, I watched him, he has enormous integrity, and nobody I’ve ever worked with was smarter, and he is a decent, decent, decent man. And folks, I think he was one of the best president’s we’ve ever, ever had.“
He then ended with, “Above all else, we must defeat Donald Trump.“
At a fundraiser on Saturday night, Joe said to a supporter about Trump: “There’s so many nicknames I’m inclined to give this guy. You can just start with clown.“
Did Biden forget about a serious racial issue from the past concerning himself and segregation?
Hmm. It would sure seem that way.
From Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden, weighing a 2020 White House bid, once advocated continued school segregation in the United States, arguing that it benefited minorities and that integration would prevent black people from embracing “their own identity.”
Biden was speaking in 1975, when he opposed the federally mandated busing policy designed to end segregation in schools. In the past few decades, he has claimed he wanted desegregation but believed the policy of busing would not achieve it. Last year, he stated he had voted heroically to protect busing.
In 2008, after being chosen as Barack Obama’s vice-presidential running mate he said: “The struggle for civil rights was the animating political element of my life.” He appears poised to make his civil rights record a centerpiece of any campaign, telling an audience in Fort Lauderdale this week that “I came out of the civil rights movement. He added that he first became aware of what an “awful thing” segregation was as a third grader, when he asked his mother why a bus was taking black children to a school away from where they lived.
Joe, do America a favor and retire.