When you get handed 41 percent of the vote and a 20-point lead, you are supposed to cut through the primary like a hot knife through butter… unless you are Joe Biden.
Biden has managed to blow more than half that lead and is in danger of seeing the rest of it evaporate after yet another misstep on the campaign trail.
For some ridiculous reason, Biden chose to reminisce about his days of dealing with segregationists, which brought fire and fury both from the media and some of his fellow Democrat candidates.
The Good Old Days
Joe Biden doesn’t like the way things are done these days.
The fact people don’t speak to each other across the aisle is bothersome to him and he misses the days when he could sit down and have a drink one of his fellow racist Democrats to have a chat.
During a Tuesday fundraiser, Biden was talking about Senators James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, who were both in favor of segregation.
Biden told his donors, “I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland.
“He never called me ‘boy,’ he always called me son.
“Well, guess what?
“At least there was some civility. We got things done.
“We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished.
“But today, you look at the other side and you’re the enemy.
“Not the opposition, the enemy. We don’t talk to each other anymore.”
While Eastland may not have called Biden, “boy,” that was surely how he referred to black man during the time.
Just Can’t Help Himself
When word of Biden’s comments started to circulate, needless to say, they did not exactly go over very well with some of Joe’s fellow Democrats.
An utterance like that, even as a fond memory, is tantamount to a racial slur.
Cory Booker, who just loves to throw the race card out there when he gets the chance, stated, “I was raised to speak truth to power.
“And that I will never apologize for doing that and Vice President Biden shouldn’t need this lesson.”
“Somebody running for president of the United States, somebody running to be the leader of our party, should know that using the word ‘boy’ in the way he did can cause hurt and pain.
“We need a presidential nominee and leader of our party to be sensitive to that.”
Biden probably could have saved it with a quick apology, but he chose to go the other route.
After Booker called for an apology, stating, “Vice President Biden’s relationships with proud segregationists are not the model for how we make America a safer and more inclusive place for black people, and for everyone.”
Biden fired back, “Apologize for what?”
“Cory should apologize.
“He knows better.
“There’s not a racist bone in my body.
“I’ve been involved in civil rights my whole career.”
Honestly, I am not really sure anything Biden said was wrong, but the fact he chose that particular story or example IS a problem.
The big knock on Biden, especially from the New Breed, is that his day has come and gone.
They want to move forward in both tone and ideology and a candidate that is reminiscing about sitting around a table hashing out legislation with members of his party that were known racists is not going to help his case.
Biden truly cannot get out of his own way now and it is comical just watching him torpedo his own campaign.
He is making the case for everyone that he simply is not the man to represent the Democrat party of 2020.
Biden, contrary to the friendly guy we often see in the media, is a very stubborn, egotistical, and confrontational man.
This is burning him up inside, you can bank on that and when and if it gets brought up during the debates, you can expect to see some fireworks going off.
Biden’s cushion is just about gone now and one more misstep and his campaign will be over.
The good thing for Biden is that he and Booker will not share a stage during the first round of debates because if they did, you can bet your bottom dollar Booker would have gone right after him on this.
Biden might be safe for now, but we have every confidence 1-percent Joe will do something else and continue this downward trend.
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