“We’ve had racists, and they’ve existed, they’ve tried to get elected president. He’s the first one that has.”
—-Joe Biden at a virtual town meeting yesterday, giving a novel version of American history.
Where to begin? I suppose it’s obligatory to point out, again, that the now routine assertion that President Trump is a racist is based on distortions, innuendo and outright lies. The Democratic Party/”resistance”/mainstream media axis doesn’t even bother to try to support the claim any more, because, I explained here, this is a a Big Lie strategy, pure Hitler/Goebbels, from the same source, ironically, of the Big Lie (it’s #3 on the list) that the President is like Hitler. Joe’s Big Lie yesterday is #4. It probably should be #1, since it was formulated from the moment Trump, in announcing his candidacy, said, very clearly, that a lot of illegal immigrants from Mexico were dangerous criminals. That is undeniably true, but it was reported, and has come to be believed, that he said all Mexicans were dangerous criminals.
I’m not going to rehash why Big Lie #4 is a lie; in you haven’t figured it out, please go to the link. However, it is amazing what happens when you ask anyone, even the most articulate and intelligent Trump basher, how they conclude Trump is a racist. They just can’t do it without resorting to misrepresentations and distortions, then bubble over with rage when you point them out.
Joe Biden, as we all know, isn’t articulate or intelligent, and never has been. Now, sadly, he is existing in the twilight world of some kind of mental deterioration. As an aside, I wonder how the news media and those who would vote against President Trump if whoever was running against him “shot somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue” are going to rationalize Joe’s increasingly garbled pronouncements. “Be fair. That’s just Joe being Joe. You know, he’s senile!”? “OK, he’s lost it, but at least he’s not a racist”? Incidentally, Joe’s statement describing Barack Obama as “clean” back when Biden had all of his marbles, which were never abundant to begin with, was a more reliable marker of racism than anything Donald Trump has said in public in his long career.
But back to Biden’s quote above…Trump isn’t a racist, but many, many of his predecessors were, easily a majority. How could Biden say that no racist had ever been elected President when his voting base is roaming the country tearing down, or trying to, statues of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Jackson for exactly that reason? I went through the list, which, unlike Joe, I can do by memory. Every President at least through Richard Nixon was a racist by current standards. Every one.
Does Joe really think the slave-holding Presidents weren’t racist? (Does Joe really think?) How about John Tyler, who joined the Confederate cabinet? Woodrow Wilson just got cancelled at Princeton, because he encouraged Jim Crow and espoused white supremacy. Assuming he said something this ridiculous in an interview and the journalists asked, “Wait, are you saying that Andrew Jackson was not a racist?,” what would be Joe’s answer? “Who’s Andrew Jackson?” ? “You’re nothing but a dog-faced pony-soldier!”?
Its quite a remarkable unethical quote, maybe the ultimate unethical quote. What he says about Trump being a racist is unfair and false, and what he says about other Presidents is untrue.
But let’s be fair. That’s just Joe being Joe! You know…. he’s senile!