JEROME HUDSON 22 May 2020 – for Breitbart.news
Joe Biden saying, “You ain’t black” if you’re on the fence about voting for him over President Donald Trump is beyond insulting. Am I insulted? Hell yes. Am I surprised? Hell no.
I’ve been called a coon “with bad African blood” because my skin is black, and I’ve never, nor would I ever, vote for a Democrat. And why the hell would I? The Democratic Party was founded in the 1820s in part to preserve chattel slavery in America. After the Civil War, pro-slavery zealots in the Democratic Party became pro-segregation barbarians who brutalized, terrorized, and lynched those of my parents and grandparents’ generation if they even thought about voting for a Republican.
Today, there’s no shortage of Democrats who oppose school choice, despite the fact that school choice measures have been beneficial to and, thus, widely supported by black and Hispanic parents in states like Alabama, Louisiana, New Jersey, and Tennessee. Today, the line of pro-abortion Democrats could stretch from the earth to the moon and back, despite the fact that in some cases, more black babies are aborted in one year than are born alive. Those same pro-abortion Democrats shriek, endlessly, about how black lives matter but are silent when hundreds of thousands of black lives are ended in the womb. Today, there are Democratic governors like Gavin Newsom in California and Andrew Cuomo in New York who work tirelessly to disarm black gun owners in their respective states while simultaneously letting criminals free from prison in response to the Chinese coronavirus.
As far as the Democratic Party has historically been concerned, black people are property or political props. Meanwhile, President Trump celebrated record low black unemployment in January on Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Trump has also allocated more money to historically black colleges and universities than any other president in U.S. history.
Biden spokeswoman Symone Sanders said the former vice president’s remarks were made “in jest.” Biden later admitted he made a mistake, saying “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy. After saying it, Biden’s smile looked about as forced and fake as the dentures it revealed. But if Joe Biden questioning the blackness of America’s roughly 17 million black voters was said “in jest,” then why would a Biden spokesperson need to tell us it was a joke? The Internet sure doesn’t think it’s funny. Responses range from rage to disgust.
“Well, the dummies aren’t even smart enough to understand my humor,” Team Biden logic goes. “So let’s just tell them it was a joke. Our allies in the media know what to do from here.” Again, this is what the Democratic Party has always been.
The Democrats’ last presidential nominee called millions of Americans supporting Trump “deplorable” and “irredeemable.” Hillary Clinton didn’t apologize for saying that. She even later cracked jokes about those comments at an Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. The elite media circled the wagons. But in the end, Hillary paid a political price. Trump thumped her just a month later.
Clinton’s Deplorable Moment set her White House hopes on fire. But will Biden’s?
If you’re black and you’re not offended by Joe Biden questioning your blackness if you don’t support him, would you be offended if President Trump said the same thing? If yes, why? We all know there’s a double standard at play here. Okay. But if Trump said, “You ain’t black if you don’t vote for me over Biden,” it would almost certainly end his chances at reelection. But Biden saying the same thing wouldn’t? Again, why wouldn’t Biden whitesplaining blackness implode his presidential campaign? I really don’t care if it does. But why would one man be given a pass and the other castigated out of contention?
If Joe Biden said, “You ain’t Jewish” if you vote for Trump, would that not be deemed antisemitic? A deathblow to Biden’s candidacy? The logical conclusion here is gross. Joe Biden may well be given a pass for this racist remark (said “in jest”) because he’s a Democrat. If that’s true — as it often is in similar instances — and Biden is given a pass, what does that say about how black voters are viewed and valued in the eye of those doing the forgiving?
Republican Sen. Tim Scott is black and offended by Biden’s remarks. Is Barack Obama? What about Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) or Stacey Abrams? Both women are black and are rumored to be on Biden’s shortlist vice president. If they’re not, why not?
Biden’s comments came just one day after the media ran wild with a Quinnipiac poll showing how 81 percent of black Americans said they would vote for Biden, while only three percent would vote for Trump if the election were held today. “I come from a state that is the eighth largest black population in America, the eighth largest. I get 96 percent of that vote for the last 40 years. … That’s how I get elected, every single time,” he said.
With that kind of entitlement and years of lopsided support from black Americans, is it really all that surprising, then, that Joe Biden would think and then say in front of a national audience something so racist?
This is, however, the same man who spent last summer defending and then apologizing for his record of working with segregationist senators in the 1970s.
Joe Biden let the mask slip in the most incredible way. What a disgusting and despicable display of racial superiority, dominion, and ownership over an entire group of Americans.
One thing’s for certain: “This is a big fucking deal”:
Herschel Walker Blasts Biden for Comments on Black Voters: ‘You Don’t Determine Who We Vote For’
College football and NFL legend Herschel Walker ripped former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday, after the Democrat nominee said that black people confused about who to vote for, “ain’t black.”
During a Friday interview on The Breakfast Club, Biden told host Charlamagne tha God that if black people were “confused” about whether to vote for him or Trump, then they “ain’t black.”
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said to Charlamagne.
Walker took to Twitter and let the former Veep know that “black and brown skinned people can think for themselves.”
Wow. I just watched former Vice President @JoeBiden… Does he not understand that black and brown skinned people can think for themselves. You don’t determine who we vote for.
Reaction to Biden’s remarks were quick and severe. By mid-afternoon, Biden said he regretted the comment.
“I should not have been so cavalier. I’ve never, never, ever taken the African American community for granted,” Biden said during a call with black business leaders, according to CBS News reporter Ed O’Keefe.
“I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy,” Biden offered. “I shouldn’t have been so cavalier. No one should have to vote for any party based on their race, their religion, their background.”
To black Republican Senator Tim Scott, however, the comments were not that easily explained away.
“I thought to myself, as an African American, been black for 54 years, I was struck by the condescension and the arrogance in his comments,” Scott said during a conference call. “I could not believe my ears that he would stoop so low to tell folks what they should do, how they should think, and what it means to be black.”
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BET Founder Robert Johnson: Joe Biden ‘Should Spend the Rest of His Campaign Apologizing to Every Black Person He Meets’
BET co-founder Robert Johnson has condemned Joe Biden for claiming that black people aren’t really black if they don’t vote for him.
“VP Biden’s statement today represents the arrogant and out-of-touch attitude of a paternalistic white candidate who has the audacity to tell Black people, the descendants of slaves, that they are not Black unless they vote for him,” Johnson said in a statement obtained by Fox News’s Bret Baier.
“This proves unequivocally that the Democratic nominee believes that Black people owe him their vote without question; even though, we as Black people know it is exactly the opposite. He should spend the rest of his campaign apologizing to every Black person he meets.”
Robert Johnson is the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, which was acquired by Viacom in 2001. The cable channel is the biggest TV network dedicated to black audiences. Johnson currently heads the asset management firm RLJ Companies.
Joe Biden made the inflammatory remark Friday during an interview on The Breakfast Club radio show.
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden told host Charlamagne. Biden’s remark wasn’t in response to any question, but to the host’s statement: “It’s a long way until November, we’ve got more questions.”
The presidential candidate’s comment has drawn swift rebuke from black conservatives, including Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). Prominent black cultural figures including Sean “Diddy” Combs have also questioned Biden’s comment.
But a campaign spokeswoman said that Biden’s remark was intended to be in jest.
“Vice President Biden spent his career fighting alongside and for the African American community. He won his party’s nomination by earning every vote and meeting people where they are and that’s exactly what he intends to do this November,” spokeswoman Symone Sanders wrote on social media.
“The comments made at the end of the Breakfast Club interview were in jest, but let’s be clear about what the VP was saying: he was making the distinction that he would put his record with the African American community up against Trump’s any day. Period,” she tweeted.
(My cmnt: the DemonRats have done absolutely nothing for Blacks in the past 60 years. President Trump (prior to the democrat led (by lies) Coronavirus shutdown) created the lowest Black, Hispanic, and Women unemployment ever! A job is better than welfare always and everywhere.)
Georgia Democrat Vernon Jones to Biden: ‘You’re Not Entitled to Black Support’
Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones, an African American Democrat, t0ld Joe Biden that he was not “entitled” to black support after the former vice president said black voters who were not sure who to vote for in the upcoming presidential election “ain’t black.”
“I’ve been black all my life. But I’ve never been anyone’s property, especially not @JoeBiden,” Jones tweeted. “You’re not entitled to black support, Joe. You haven’t even earned it.”
He added in a video statement with his tweet:
You ain’t black? See, first of all, I have a problem with his choice of language. And secondly, this is a prime example of how liberal Democrats, they love to dictate the way black people should think.
Well, you know what? I have a message for Joe Biden. Let me be clear about one thing. I ain’t voting for you but I am black. And I am voting for President Donald J. Trump. You got me Joe Biden and those other liberals who think you can think for us? Now we’re not black if we don’t vote for you? What an insult.
Jones’s comment came after Biden on Friday morning told popular radio show host Charlamagne tha God on The Breakfast Club that if still did not know who to vote for, then “you ain’t black.”
Biden’s comments stoked criticism from across the political spectrum — from African Americans listeners, prominent African American musicians such as Diddy, and conservative African American pundits and politicians.
Jones is a Democrat but came out earlier this year in support of President Donald Trump’s reelection, citing Trump’s actions to help the black community such as criminal justice reform, unemployment, and support for historically black colleges and universities. After backlash from Democrats, he announced he would resign. However, he changed his mind about resigning after being embraced by conservatives.