Who Knew Joe Biden Was Also Al Sharpton?
I mean, I am SHOCKED. Today’s comments by the Vice President (spoken through his faux “black man” accent, through his gleaming teeth) have to be the most amazing thing I’ve ever heard or seen from someone so close to the Presidency in this country. It’s really kind of amazing. I never knew Joe Biden wanted to be an actor portraying a race-baiter, but there it was in full glory today. We haven’t had this kind of commentary from a major political figure since the Tawana Brawley case. I guess that’s what Biden is trying to replicate now.
Just in case you haven’t heard about the comments, I can point you to all the other places you also haven’t acknowledged reading recently, but why bother? His statement was disgusting enough, and apparently he said it without any remorse, but apparently with some advanced planning considering his audience:
I’m not even going to address whether Biden was “on to something” with his comments because in my opinion he was clearly at least “on something” when he said what he said, and the rest of it is just pure Joe Biden and shouldn’t be repeated. I’m just surprised that he’s trying to keep up the schtick of imitating other people’s speaking mannerisms so openly, using his accent to appropriate the voice of (I guess) who he thinks should be supporting his message: Some Black person who isn’t Joe Biden.
Biden has progressed, though – by his own yardsticks. In the past, he used to just *talk* about other people’s accents in a political forum. Indian accents, who knows what other accents. Maybe he can do a good Jewish accent, or a Hispanic? Maybe some guy from Japan? We can see that with his time in the Obama Administration, he now sees fit to *use* them in official campaign events. Pretty soon I expect him to start talking like Bobby Jindal when he travels to Louisiana. Evidently he considers himself to be both an actor AND a Vice President.
Here are a couple of Joe Biden’s previous Greatest Hits:
“You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent.”
Man, that guy is just a perceptual genius, isn’t he? And he’s so suave. He’s someone who really needs to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency.
What Biden did today should really tell anyone that not only isn’t he *ready* to be Vice President again, he shouldn’t have been in the first place. I guess he’s still stuck in the Sophomore year of College somewhere in Delaware. His party hasn’t passed a budget of any kind. His chains are the debt he’s leaving – on Black people, on White people, on Hispanic people, on Indian people, on Asian people, on Gay people, on Green People, and on just plain People, people: on everyone in this country who will have to pay for the things he hasn’t even been able to pass a budget to quantify.
That’s how much Joe Biden’s party really respects us all. Appropriation and use is fine. Being honest? Not so much.
He can’t talk about what budget they would have passed, because they didn’t, and haven’t. Instead, he goes for the Sharpton angle, appropriating all the race-baiting and trying to evoke fear among people who – judging by the reaction, thankfully – weren’t having much of what he said. There were no cheers and there shouldn’t have been. It went down like a lead balloon and Thank God. I say to everyone there: “Now you know why you should leave the Democrats in this election cycle.”
The Vice President of the United States has just successfully demonstrated why he should never have been the Vice President in the first place. We’ve known that for a long time, now. I want to thank Joe Biden for demonstrating it so clearly again today, himself – without any provocation except his own.