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Biden’s Cynical Effort to Scare Black Voters

  
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Biden’s Cynical Effort to Scare Black Voters
Joe Biden doesn’t seem to hold the country that elected him to the presidency in especially high regard. At least, that’s the assessment observers are left with following the president’s self-indulgently downcast commencement address to the graduating class of Morehouse College

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J oe Biden   doesn’t seem to hold the country that elected him to the presidency in especially high regard. At least, that’s the assessment observers are left with following the president’s self-indulgently downcast   commencement address   to the graduating class of Morehouse College.


In his speech to a group of newly minted college graduates at that historically black institution, Biden informed his audience that it should   abandon all hope . The forces of bigotry are on the march, and, we must conclude from the urgency in Biden’s appeals, his feckless administration has been powerless to stop them.

“Extremists closed the doors of opportunity,” Biden told the students. Republicans, in particular, are busily attacking “the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion.” They’re on a tear amid their pursuit of a “national effort to ban books” and attacking voting rights by, for example, refusing to “allow water to be available to you while you wait on line to vote” in places like Georgia. “What the hell is that all about?” Biden asked as though he had not had ample opportunity to correct the misapprehensions that gave rise to these mendacities.


“What is democracy if black men are being killed in the street?” Biden asked. “What is democracy if a trail of broken promises still leave black — black communities behind? What is democracy if you have to be ten times better than anyone else to get a fair shot? And most of all, what does it mean, as we’ve heard before, to be a black man who loves his country even if it doesn’t love him back in equal measure?”

What an odious passage. It is reflective of a particular fatalism that has overtaken the progressive activist class, the members of which appear to regard any concession to the notion of America’s fundamental goodness as a species of naïveté. It must be a genuine conviction on their part because Biden’s articulation of the horrible ills that plague America runs directly counter to the usual imperative for an incumbent president seeking reelection — convincing voters that they are better off than they were before he entered office.


The Biden White House’s political strategy is not difficult to discern. The president’s campaign has embarked on a cynical effort to frighten black voters, who are disillusioned with the Biden administration and unenthused by his candidacy, into reengaging with the political process. But unlike Barack Obama’s campaign, which successfully implemented a similar strategy, Biden’s message is not leavened with optimism about the future. Biden’s team is giving dispirited minority voters something to vote against but almost nothing to vote for. Indeed, only toward the end of Biden’s speech did he allow himself a throat-clearing hint of optimism about the capacity of “democracy” to overcome America’s ephemeral challenges.

Judging from the morose tone Biden took in his bleak address, he must hold the incompetent stewards of American democracy in contempt. Presumably, Biden is going to have some choice words for whomever has been the president these past three years.


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Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Just Jim NC TttH    one month ago

Ah yes.............CHAINS revisited

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
2  Sean Treacy    one month ago

Not surprising as he's always been a  modern day George Wallace, trying to win by race baiting and division.   This is the man who tried to scare blacks into believing Mitt Romney was going to put them in chains. 

Even less surprising than Biden playing the race card are the commencement speech monitors who were so upset by a kicker ruining a commencement by saying women can be happy as stay at home mothers refusing to criticize this act of racial arson at a  commencement speech. 

 
 
 
George
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2.1  George  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    one month ago
Mitt Romney

Great, now the intolerant uneducated religious bigots are going to make disparaging comments about Mormons and magic underwear.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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3  Nerm_L    one month ago

Joe Biden delivered a commencement address to the grandparents and great grandparents of the graduating class.  The significance of Biden's prosaic demagoguery has little influence on today's Black youth.  Today's civil rights is no longer about social progress, overcoming past attitudes, or eliminating barriers.  The grandchildren of civil rights really don't understand that rhetoric.  Biden is simply the wrong man at the wrong time.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
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3.1  afrayedknot  replied to  Nerm_L @3    one month ago

“Today's civil rights is no longer about social progress, overcoming past attitudes, or eliminating barriers.”

Absolutely absurd.

To dismiss centuries of subjugation, in total disregard of the undeniable reality of the associated history, is just another example of whitewashing our lurid past in a pathetic attempt to justify the present polemics. 

Shameful does not begin to describe such an attitude. 

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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3.1.1  Nerm_L  replied to  afrayedknot @3.1    one month ago
Absolutely absurd.

Then how can Black voters swing an election?  Why is Joe Biden pandering so hard to get the Black vote if there hasn't been social progress, changes in attitudes, and barriers removed?  Today is nothing like 1964.

To discount centuries of subjugation, in total disregard of the undeniable reality of the associated history, is just another example of whitewashing our lurid past in a pathetic attempt to justify the present.

Ya got a whole month to celebrate those grievances.  But the relevance of that celebration must ignore that Black people have become participants in every aspect of modern life at every level of society.  Today's civil rights pursues perfection to justify demands for transactional restitution of very narrow scope that contributes nothing to social progress, changing attitudes, or eliminating barriers.  Today's civil rights will not change the world one grievance at a time. 

The only reason individual grievance has become the centerpiece of today's civil rights is because today isn't 1964.  And no amount of contrived outrage is going to bring back 1964.  Black politics has become a victim of its own success.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
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3.1.2  afrayedknot  replied to  Nerm_L @3.1.1    one month ago

“Ya got a whole month to celebrate those grievances.”

A month you say. Celebrate you say. Whatever else you say is taken for what it is worth…absolutely nothing.

Living in fear and ignorance is no way to navigate these troubled times.

‘Ya’ ?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  afrayedknot @3.1.2    one month ago

Deplorable

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Nerm_L @3.1.1    one month ago

What????????????????????

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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3.1.5  Nerm_L  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.4    one month ago
What????????????????????

In the past men saw things as they were and asked, "Why?"  Today men dream things that never were and shout "Racist!" 

WTF????????????????????

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
3.1.6  Nerm_L  replied to  afrayedknot @3.1.2    one month ago
Living in fear and ignorance is no way to navigate these troubled times.

Whose living in fear and ignorance?  These troubled times are nothing like 1964.

Living in the past is no way to navigate these troubled times.  That's actually worse than fear and ignorance because it requires reversing progress that has been made.  The Black politics Joe Biden uses to pander has become a victim of its own success.

 
 

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