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Joe Biden’s latest bigoted and racist remark no doubt resulted in numerous facepalms by his handlers who have valiantly tried to keep the doddering, senile candidate on message. Unlike some of Biden’s more incoherent mumbling, strange, tangential, and meandering remarks on a whole host of topics, Biden’s latest pronouncement was delivered emphatically and clearly:
“Unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”
There is a startling similarity of this remark to Biden’s comment about then-2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama, specifically, that Obama was:
“… the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean.”
It’s unclear why Biden holds the African-American community in such low regard or thinks that they can’t think rationally or independently or that they somehow have poorer personal hygiene than other racial and ethnic groups but it is notable that at about the time Biden spouted this latest gem, President Trump and Vice-President Pence were swearing in Air Force General Charles “CQ” Brown as the first African-American leader of a military branch in the nation’s history. One hopes, of course, that General Brown passes Joe Biden’s standards for articulate speech, intelligence, and personal hygiene.
If this was an isolated incident, the obvious bigotry of Biden’s latest remark might be dismissed or forgiven even as Biden apologists and news anchors may begin to characterize the remark as an example of misspeaking by the often confused candidate. Unfortunately for the Biden campaign, this is just the latest addition to a long list of bigoted and racist remarks that have belittled not only blacks in America but Indians and other racial and ethnic groups.
Whether this latest Biden remark belittling African-Americans gets any significant media coverage remains to be seen. If it does, it is likely to further erode his support in the African-American community and may transition more votes to Donald Trump.Published in