Open Mouth, Insert Foot
So, Sen. Joe Biden, you’d like to be president? This would be the perfect opportunity to reach out and show the country the kind of person that you really are. The only problem you have is the kind of person that you really are! In the New York Observer on Wednesday, Biden decided to pay Democratic presidential front runner a complement by insulting every other black politician. He said:
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
Now I ask… where is the outrage?! There has been hardly a peep out of the predominantly left-leaning media that I had to learn of Biden’s comments on, of all places, The Daily Show! (and Jon Stewert gave him a free pass) I don’t believe that Sen. Biden is a racist, not in the very least. However, if a Republican has said something to this effect, the press would have had a field day! It would be front page, above the fold, in the New York Times and Keith Oberman would reach such a high state of sexual arousal at the prospect of crucifying another conservative that he would devote most of his show/circus to discussing it.
How about back in June of 2006 when Sen. Biden stated:
“You cannot go into a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. Oh, I’m not joking.”
Also, two months later, he said, “You don’t know my state. My state was a slave state. My state is a border state. My state is the eighth largest black population in the country. My state is anything from a northeast liberal state,” According to The State newspaper from South Carolina, Biden referred to Delaware as a “slave state that fought beside the North. That’s only because we couldn’t figure out how to get to the South. There were a couple of states in the way.” (From CNN.com)
I don’t think Sen. Biden is a racist… but I also don’t think he’s got a shot in hell of being our next president!