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Assault on America, Day 181: Joe Biden is no racist, but he’s got plenty of other disorders

Joe Biden
“Okay, phew! That was a close one but let’s just take a step back and remember, all of this will be forgotten by next week and we’ll return to being the presumed Democrat nominee and no one will recall what Kamala Harris -- or anyone else -- said in this debate,” said fictional Joe Biden campaign adviser number one, fresh off the nationally televised smackdown the Democrat presidential frontrunner endured at the hands of the dreary and emotion-tugging California senator during last Thursday night’s Democrat candidates forum.

Truer words of wisdom were never spoken (even if they came from a fictional character in a fake conversation). Last week’s Democrat “debates” marked the beginning of a very long process to determine which party member will serve as an electoral sacrificial lamb for the much stronger President Donald Trump in next year’s presidential election.

Don’t believe it? Try this intellectual exercise: recall anything that was said in the first Democrat debate from 2016. You can’t, right? Actually, it’s really hard to recollect any moment from a presidential forum save for a few classic exceptions, such as “There you go again,” and “Are you better off than you were four years ago” -- which Ronald Reagan said to Jimmy Carter in 1980.

Or when Mitt Romney offered to bet Rick Perry $10,000 over the individual mandate in Romneycare in 2011. Or Chris Christie’s legendary New Hampshire putdown of Marco Rubio for his “canned 25-second speech” in February, 2016. Or how about “Billiam the Snowman’s” classic fixation with Global Warming (which Romney subsequently panned) in 2007?

Then there was Donald Trump’s memorable confrontation with Megyn Kelly in the first GOP debate four years ago, but can anyone elicit anything else that was said that night? (If you can’t, here are the highlights for a trip down memory lane.)

In other words, such haunting moments are rare; here’s thinking Biden doesn’t have anything to worry about. Nevertheless, the punditry buzzed over Harris’s direct shot at Biden. Ellie Bufkin reported at The Washington Examiner, “Turning her head to look directly at the former vice president, the 54-year-old California senator said, ‘I will direct this at vice president Biden, I do not believe you are a racist and I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground, but I also believe and it’s personal and it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senator who is built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country.’

“She continued, ‘It was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing. There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day. That little girl was me.’ …

“Harris was initially responding to questions of racial tension related to Mayor Pete Buttigieg's recent turmoil in South Bend, Indiana over the shooting death of a black man by a white police officer. While moderators initially tried to stop Harris from responding in favor of other candidates, the senator responded sharply insisting she would like to speak on the issue of race.”

A few things here. First, Harris most certainly does believe Biden is a racist or she and fellow opportunist Sen. Cory Booker would stop bringing the incident up all the time. Do you think this Biden comment would even be repeated if the former vice president were stuck at one percent in the primary polls? No way. Harris saw an opening to take a deep dig at Biden for his extensive, impossible-to-hide history in Democrat racial politics and she ran right through it. Harris’s entire appeal is race-based, so if she doesn’t think Biden’s a prejudiced old white man who couldn’t possibly empathize with “that little girl,” why press the matter?

Biden’s testy retort demonstrated it’s a sensitive subject for him, too, especially since the career politician’s stoked his entire campaign on Trump’s alleged animosity towards dark skin toned folks and fondness for color obsessed scumbag haters like the white supremacist vermin who rioted with the leftist Antifa filth in Charlottesville almost two years ago. If Harris and Booker and fellow Democrats succeed in attaching the racist label to Joe, he’s finished. The crucial African-American vote will go elsewhere and Biden’s legacy will be cemented as a three-time presidential wannabe loser.

(Note: Biden did drop ten points in one post-debate poll.)

Joe didn’t run to lose this time. How dare someone like Kamala Harris question his dedication to the movement? Who’s better to advance the civil rights cause then a guy who’s worked arm-and-arm with segregationists but also has Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton on speed dial? Biden’s the man -- everyone loves him, right?

Second, and I never thought I’d say this, but I felt bad for “Uncle Joe.” In his hurried rejoinder to Harris, Biden dribbled about how back then, he didn’t want to federalize the concept of mandatory busing, which was very controversial at the time. Biden said, and we’ll need to take him at his word, that he believed it was a subject best handled at the local level, which is a nod to federalism we don’t see much these days, particularly from Democrats. If Joe meant it, good for him. But now if he were ever elected president there’d probably be so many buses on the road transporting white students to slummy inner city schools we’d have to build extra roads to accommodate them.

As was plain from the two nights’ discussion, Biden (and everyone else) is all-in for federalizing everything, education included. If Biden and Harris made the decisions every white student from coast-to-coast would be compelled to participate in race sensitivity sessions conducted by a “diverse” mixture of races, religions, sexual orientations and gender identities (except for white, heterosexual Christians and Jews, of course). The purveyors of politically correct thought will get each ignorant white kid to give up any notion that we’re all equal! How dare anyone think like that! How dare anyone be happy with who they are and what they look like!

Lastly, as a kid growing up in southern California in the late 70’s, the mandatory busing issue hits very close to home. My mother had a teaching credential, so my parents decided to home school me as a fifth grader rather than sending me on a bus from my neighborhood school (which was an easy two block walk) to another elementary school twenty minutes away in a fairly rough part of town. What for? Would my education have been better if I’d sat in a classroom with the “diverse” locals?

(Note: As part of a three school busing rotation, I went back to my elementary school in sixth grade and kids from two other “ethnic” schools were bussed to our location. We all got along fine -- so why busing?)

Harris might’ve been “that little girl,” but I was one of those “little boys” who just wanted to attend my neighborhood school close to home and family. But my pale skin caused the racists and liberals to judge me. Should I fundraise off of it now like Harris did last week? This obscure subject is a small preview of what’s to come if Biden, Harris, Booker, Warren or any of the other crackpot Democrats get their chance to tell us all what to do.

Makes Trump seem a little more “normal,” doesn’t it?

Not all Democrats thought the debates came off well last week. Julio Rosas reported at The Washington Examiner on one regular Trump basher who hoped no one watched the forums. “MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough ripped Democrats for their performances in Thursday night's second debate, indicating they had formed a circular firing squad instead of focusing their aim on President Trump.

“’Last night was a disaster for the Democratic Party,’ Scarborough said Friday. ‘My only hope is people were not watching, and I will tell you why. First of all, on policy — well, let’s talk about the goal which every Democrat believes, which is, ‘We have to beat Donald Trump.’ Right? …

“’And everybody is yelling at each other all night, everybody. Like, if you were watching, if you’re an American and this is your introduction to these candidates and the Democratic Party, and all you see are twelve people yelling at each other, trying to interrupt each other and insulting each other, you’re like, ‘You know what? I thought Donald Trump was a clown show. I’m changing the channel,'’ he continued.”

Scarborough also criticized the Democrat candidates’ universal embrace of open borders and the desirability of providing free healthcare to illegal aliens. Scarborough isn’t renowned for astute observations -- but he hit the nail on the head on these two.

One thing was plainly clear last week in both programs -- Democrat candidates feel their best shot at winning the party nomination is to appear pissed off and agitated, like a speaker at a leftwing rally trying to goad the otherwise complacent crowd to do something rash. Contrast the Democrats with President Trump at his rallies -- he’s having a good time… and so are the attendees.

Political pundits are paid big bucks to make mountains out of molehills, and that’s exactly what took place last week in raking Joe Biden over hot coals for his feeble response to Kamala Harris’s “That little girl was me” monologue. Biden’s past will follow him alright, but not because of racism.

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