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Biden: What You’re Dealing With – Blacks

From the DNC’s Washington Post:


Biden Stumbles in Interview

Thursday, October 25, 2007; A07

In an interview with The Washington Post’s editorial board, Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) asserted that he is more prepared to be president than any other candidate, disputed the notion that governors are better suited for the White House than senators and warned that Pakistan is a potentially bigger threat than Iran.

Biden also stumbled through a discourse on race and education, leaving the impression that he believes one reason that so many District of Columbia schools fail is the city’s high minority population. His campaign quickly issued a statement saying he meant to indicate that the disadvantages were based on economic status, not race.

After a lengthy critique of Bush administration education policies, Biden attempted to explain why some schools perform better than others — in Iowa, for instance, compared with the District. “There’s less than 1 percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than 4 or 5 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 said.

He went on to discuss the importance of parental involvement in reading to children and how “half this education gap exists before the kid steps foot in the classroom.”

The Biden campaign moved quickly to clarify the senator’s remarks in a statement: “This was not a race-based distinction, but a discussion of the problems kids face who don’t have the same socio-economic support system (and all that implies — nutrition, pre K, etc.) entering grade school and the impact of those disadvantages on outcomes.” …

If only they were “clean and articulate” it wouldn’t be quite as big a problem, one suspects.

And speaking of Mr. Biden’s greatest hits, here’s another one of his bon mots from a few months ago:

Mind you, he assures us he’s “not joking.”

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, October 25th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

18 Responses to “Biden: What You’re Dealing With – Blacks”

  1. kate kastoff says:

    Is Barack Obama really black?

    The evidence shows that he is half white, reared by a white mother and two white grandparents in mostly white Hawaii– in a mostly white (if not white- certainly not black) high school.
    He had a white home environment and white influences his whole life. All his extended family-cousins, uncles, aunts were white.

    His black, African, alcoholic father abandoned him at the tender age of 8. Gone, zip…outta heah.
    According to these facts there is not that much “black” about Obama at all. Just his skin tone and a vague memory of a black absentee father.

    So why does Obama cling so desperately to that one small percentage of “blackness” he carries in his genes? What is it about that part of his heritage that stirs up so much pride and loyalty when clearly, the man he is today is the result of white influences and white resources?

    Why would he identify with a black radical preacher whose main sermon is “Goddamn” America?
    What has America ever done to Barack besides give him a privileged upbringing on an island paradise and an Ivy League education at Harvard?
    What made him side with Rev. Wright and kick his loving grandmother to the curb?
    She was loyal to him but he was not loyal to her.

    Barack Obama may be blacker than he realizes because he took the one characteristic of his black father…abandonment and disloyalty and repaid his grandmother and his country with it.
    If Obama is the classic definition of what a black man is– biting the hand that feeds them, disloyal, contemptuous of white people…Then yes, Barack, You are black, blacker and blackest of them all.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Amen Kate…..AMEN!!

  3. brad says:

    Biden also stumbled through a discourse on race and education, leaving the impression that he believes one reason that so many District of Columbia schools fail is the city’s HIGH MINORITY POPULATION. His campaign quickly issued a statement saying he meant to indicate that the disadvantages were based on economic status, not race.

    He didn’t say economic status, he said minority population.

    For those of you that didn’t go through a liberal college, ALL textbooks erase personal responsibility for drug use, declining neighborhoods, crime rates. It is because of “society” and bad economic conditions. Nevermind cause and effect, and nevermind that liberals ARE ALSO part of society, and therefore to blame.

    So the whitewash and cover up is the party line of poor economics to blame, not bad behavior of blacks, as Biden was alluding to.


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