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May 20, 2024

Race-Baiting Biden Addresses Morehouse Grads

The president pandered to black voters he desperately needs by smearing Republicans.

“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” So said Joe Biden in 2020.

“They’re gonna put y'all back in chains!” That was Joe Biden in 2012, slandering Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

“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.” And that was Joe Biden in 2007 about the man soon to become his boss, Barack Obama.

In short, Joe Biden has a habit of saying racist things that are meant to both pander to blacks and to put them in their place.

All that setup helps frame Biden’s commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta on Sunday. (He also spoke Friday at the National Museum of African American History and Culture and Sunday at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s “Fight for Freedom Fund” in Detroit.)

Morehouse is a historically black college that boasts Martin Luther King Jr. as an alumnus, and Biden used the opportunity to race-bait, pander, and outright lie, all in an effort to bolster his tanking poll numbers with blacks. He did what Democrats always do — turn King’s dream into a nightmare.

“You’re the reason Donald Trump is the defeated former president,” Biden said. “You’re the reason Donald Trump is going to be a loser again.”

Biden has a history of demonizing the new election law in Georgia, having previously called it “Jim Crow,” sometimes throwing in the hyperbolic modifier “on steroids” or changing it to the goofball rendition “Jim Eagle.” At Morehouse, he simply repeated another misleading claim about the law. “Today in Georgia,” he said, “they won’t allow water to be available to you while you wait in line to vote in an election. What in the hell is that all about?”

The law prohibits electioneering at polling sites by partisans offering water bottles and ensuring prospective voters know who distributed them. It does not prohibit water in voting lines. The entire purpose of Biden’s statement is to make blacks feel oppressed. The racism behind it is the assumption that blacks are somehow as uniquely incapable of bringing their own water as they are of obtaining a photo ID. Why do Biden and his fellow Democrats think blacks lack the ability to do these basic things?

To that point, Biden also attacked the opponents of DEI. “Extremists close the doors of opportunity, strike down affirmative action, attack the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion,” he hollered. “They don’t see you [blacks] in the future of America.” He also declared, “What is democracy if you have to be 10 times better than anyone else to get a fair shot?”

Democrats were the party of slavery and Jim Crow, and they’re still the party of counting by race. They just decided to shift the focus to getting votes instead of suppressing them.

Again, the real question is this: Why do Biden and his fellow Democrats think that blacks need quotas, sometimes enforced by the government, in order for blacks to achieve anything? It sends an incredibly bigoted message to the black graduates of Morehouse that all their study and work is for nothing without Democrats to make sure they get a slot somewhere.

It’s an utter lie that Republicans or conservatives want to hold back blacks. Instead, we are for a meritocracy that is, as Morehouse alum MLK said, about character and not skin color.

Biden also addressed crime, putting the racial focus in the wrong place. “If black men are being killed on the streets, we bear witness,” he said. “For me, that means to call out the poison of white supremacy, to root out systemic racism.” Generally speaking, white men are not killing black men in the streets or anywhere else. Black men are killing other black men by the thousands. Why do Biden and his fellow Democrats only bring that up to either blame the phony bogeyman of “white supremacy” or to call for stricter gun control?

The only time black lives matter to Democrats is in one of those two scenarios. The proof is in Biden’s next sentence: “I stood up for George — with George Floyd’s family to help create a country where you don’t need to have that talk with your son or grandson as they get pulled over.” By “that talk,” Biden is implying that cops are racist. Of course, he neglected to mention the truth that Floyd was a career criminal who resisted arrest and had enough fentanyl in his system to have killed him.

That is often the case with black men who commit crimes and then either resist or attack police. That is the talk needed: Don’t commit crimes. Don’t resist arrest.

Meanwhile, in Chicago, where Democrats will be hosting their 2024 presidential convention, there were 45 people shot over the weekend. The vast majority were black assailants and victims. Again, Biden never mentions that “inconvenient truth” because it does not fit his race-bait narrative.

Finally, because this was a college commencement, Biden pandered to the pro-Hamas, anti-Semitic goons who’ve taken over campuses nationwide. “I’ve called for an immediate ceasefire,” he said, “an immediate ceasefire to stop the fighting. Bring the hostages home.” Who took the hostages, most of whom are now likely dead? Hamas. Who slaughtered, raped, and kidnapped Israelis on October 7? Hamas. Who are the only people Biden is worried about now? Hamas.

Biden did mention “Hamas’s vicious attack on Israel, killing innocent lives and holding people hostage,” but his “solution” is to reward the terrorists with a “two-state solution.” The same “solution” Hamas has repeatedly rejected because “from the river to the sea” is its genocidal motto.

All told, Biden said a few things typical of a commencement address, but a good bit of his slurred speech was little other than pandering and race bait meant to placate a constituency he desperately needs if he really wants to “finish the job.”

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