The liberal media has already decided that Joe Biden will be running for the Democrats in 2020. So much for democracy, huh? The frontrunner is getting all sorts of press and praise from the media. But a 2007 quote has resurfaced, giving the presidential hopeful a hard time. Did he really say what we think he said? Yup. And it is outraging many Americans.
The former vice president has a reputation for making odd gaffes when speaking publicly. Maybe it’s his age, maybe it’s because he’s not very good at public speaking. This man once said FDR went on TV to talk to Americans (years before TV was invented). He recently said he spoke to Margaret Thatcher about President Trump—even though Thatcher died three years before Trump was elected.
But in 2007, he did more than make a silly mistake. He made a statement about the quality of schooling in Iowa versus Washington, D.C. Did he talk about schools’ budgets or lack of good teachers or access to technology? Nope! He made it about race. He even said that the white people of Iowa are better parents than the black people of D.C.
No, he really said that.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading Democrat in the 2020 White House race, is facing new pushback this week after a series of quotes from 2007 resurfaced online…
“There’s less than one percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than four of five percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you’re dealing with,” Biden told the Washington Post at the time.
“When you have children coming from dysfunctional homes, when you have children coming from homes where there’s no books, where the mother from the time they’re born doesn’t talk to them — as opposed to the mother in Iowa who’s sitting out there and talks to them, the kid starts out with a 300 word larger vocabulary at age three. Half this education gap exists before the kid steps foot in the classroom.” [Source: Fox News]
So… let’s break down what he said. First, he explains that one percent of people in Iowa are black. He then makes it clear that a much higher percentage of people in D.C. are black.
He goes on to say that Iowa has better results in education, because moms spend time reading to their children. He then says that moms in D.C. don’t even talk to their children—or that they don’t even have books in their homes!
Biden clearly is saying that white families care more about their children than black families. He is blaming hard-working families, not the broken economy of D.C. or the corruption within our school system, for the problems with education in the inner city.
Wow. And they say conservatives are racist!
We know that, if a child struggles to learn, there are many factors. But nobody in their right might would say it’s because that child is black. There are many black students who work hard—across the entire country—and do great in school. At the same time, there are white children who go to bad schools, run by corrupt teachers and administrators, and get a subpar education.
It has nothing to do with race and everything to do with an education system that puts politics and teachers’ unions ahead of the students’ success.
Biden’s campaign is already trying to do damage control saying, “this was not a race-based distinction.” Really? He opened this statement by making a distinction between white and black parents in two different states.
How could he have made it any clear?
This is the dirty, little secret among Democrats. They pretend to be champions of equality, especially for black Americans. But in reality, they are the very worst kind of racists. They look down on minorities. Democrats think minorities can’t achieve great things. They abuse minorities like props to win elections.
These words by Biden have been echoed by many Democrats through the years. They don’t believe in equality, just exploitation to win elections.
Guess who’s really helping black Americans and every other minority group? Yep, that “racist” Donald Trump.