Joe Biden is to gaffes as Hillary Clinton is to excuses.
Just can’t help himself. Recently, Sleepy Joe was speaking to the Asian and Latino Coalition at a Town Hall event in Des Moines, Iowa, when he said: “And another thing we should do is we should challenge these students. We should challenge these students in these schools that have advanced placement programs in these schools.” (Department of redundancy department). He continued, he continued: “We have this notion that if you’re poor you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” The audience applauded. Biden quickly added: “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids!”
“Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids?!” So, Joe, poor kids are non-white? White kids are, by default, bright and talented… and rich?
The former Vice-President was attempting to disparage racial attitudes that he thinks can lead to unequal education outcomes. Attitudes he no doubt believes are inherent in Trump supporters. Instead, he accidentally exhibited those very attitudes.
If Democrats choose Biden as their nominee for 2020, it will show they don’t care about competence and the ability to communicate effectively. Yet, if they do not choose him, and instead nominate an America-hating, socialist, ignoramus, it will show that they have truly, utterly and permanently renounced the founding principles of the United States of America.
Let us hope they have the wisdom to choose correctly.