Ed Driscoll

Joe Biden: Racism Straight Up

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As Biden has claimed,  “You don’t know my state. My state was a slave state. My state is a border state. My state is the eighth largest black population in the country. My state is anything from a Northeast liberal state,” where “you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking,” back when he was an opponent of the “first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

This is the 21st century. Why does this desperate and inarticulate man, who once famously believed FDR was president in 1929, and is now likely in his twilight as a career politician, continue to speak in such painfully obvious dog whistles to taunt his fellow Democrats in the media?

(On the flipside though, despite past Florsheim-in-mouth utterances on the subject by both Biden and his recently retired boss, Biden might just be the smartest, most competent man in the Obama administration — a terrifying prospect from all perspectives.)