Joseph Biden was elected to the US Senate in 1972. And he's been acting
ridiculous ever since.
Just this week, Biden confused Virginia and North Carolina, telling
supporters in Virginia "we can win in North Carolina!" The Virginians were
overheard saying, "Well, that's nice, but what about Virginia?" He called
Congressman Paul Ryan "Governor." And he catapulted us back decades in
comments he made about the auto bailout. According to Biden, we're livin'
large in the 20th century, which is weird given that his campaign's slogan
But Biden's most egregious comment came mid-week, when he told a largely
black audience that Republicans were "gonna put y'all back in chains." He
hails from Delaware, but you would never know it by the phony Southern
dialect he used. It reminded me of when Hillary Clinton stood before a
black audience in a black church and, in a fake Southern dialect, quoted
Rev. James Cleveland's famous song: "I ain't nowheres tired, I came too far
from I started from. Nobody told me that the road would be easy, but I
don't believe He brought me this far to leave me."
Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and other Democrats also have been known to
lapse into the phony accent to pander to black groups. It's like listening
to Madonna try to speak with a fake British accent. She's from Detroit.
What's infuriating about it is that they get away with the insulting
language and phony inflections and the bigotry they reveal.
When Biden blurted out his racist comment about the "chains," Obama--the
first black president!---raced to his defense. The leftwing press covered
the remark but didn't pound Biden for its racist connotations. Imagine if
this had been a white Republican. Imagine if this had been Mitt Romney or
Paul Ryan or Sarah Palin who had said that the Democrats wanted to put
"y'all back in chains." The Left and their wingmen in the press would have
them running for their reputations...and their lives.
There have been some Democrats who have spoken out against Biden, including
the nation's first black governor, Virginia's Doug Wilder; Rev. Jesse
Jackson called Biden's comment "not helpful." But their mild rebukes pale
in comparison to the sound and fury we would now be experiencing if a white
conservative had made the exact same statement.
But Joe (and Hillary and Bill and so many others) get away with their soft
bigotry because they are who they are and because they belong to the "right"
party and because the press protects them and because "It's just Joe being
Joe" or "Hillary being Hillary."
I think most Americans see through the hypocrisy and have had enough. And I
think the widespread fed-upedness is going to help to feed a massive revolt
of the Great Silent Majority 2.0 sometime soon. Say....on November 6.