In a sane world the interview presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden just conducted with “The Breakfast Club” radio show host Charlamagne tha God would have completely ended his candidacy.
Ed Muskie weeping in the snow was nothing compared to this.
Neither was Al Gore’s invention of the internet, Dan Quayle’s potato(e), or Howard Dean’s scream.
In fact, Joe Biden’s interview was so bad, so offensive, so disconnected from reality that it should qualify as a graver campaign blunder than his own catastrophic procession of lies about his law school record when campaigning for president in 1988.
In case you missed it, and rest assured it was so bad that the Democrat Media Complex is going to do all they can to make sure you miss it, Biden committed at least three jaw-droppingly awful moments.
First was his ridiculous claim that people in jail can’t read.
You could be forgiven if you came away with the impression that the statement was meant to pander to an audience he perceived to be largely black. Assuming that were true, consider what that says about Biden’s underlying assumptions about the black community. Get what I’m saying? This was a really bad moment.
Not to mention the suggestion that everyone in jail can’t read and has no discernable skills is so far removed from reality, it’s hard to know where he even came up with it. Supposing he was referring to longer-stay, more-serious offense prisons rather than local jails, consider that many prison systems have educational opportunities, including the chance to earn up to a bachelor’s degree while incarcerated.
Second, again specifically directing his remarks to the “black community,” Biden called for the decriminalization of all drugs.
Regardless of your feelings about marijuana, which Biden specifically mentions, his call to suspend jail sentences for all drug offenses includes is jarring. Cocaine, meth, heroin, fentanyl – the country would be better off if trafficking of those drugs was not punishable with jail time? A general rule of thumb is that pandering promises don’t make good policy. He’s just a remarkably unserious candidate at this point.
Which brings us to the coup de grace:
The Democrat Party’s assumption of ownership over black minds is as offensive as the Democrat Party’s prior assumption of ownership over black bodies. Again, in a sane world this would be disqualifying. But we don’t live in such a world. So Biden has walked back another one of his racist comments, and the Democrat Media Complex is running damage control for him.
Seriously, the Washington Post quickly put out a piece saying his remark was “clearly a joke,” and CNN cranked out this doozy of a redirect: “What Biden said was outrageous. But some say, so was the reaction.” “Some say” indeed.
Leave aside the alternative of Trump for a minute and just evaluate Joe Biden as a prospective president. Shoot, leave aside his obvious mental deficiency and inability to form coherent thoughts. Is there anyone who can rationally and reasonably say that this guy should be within 20 miles of the White House, no less living there?