Joe Biden has been calling President Trump a racist and a liar, repeatedly. Even though there has not been a shred of evidence to support those assertions the mainstream media has repeated them so often that, after a while, they have developed the ring of truth. Many voters have been picking it up and repeating it as gospel.
I do not recall any racist comments or actions on Mr. Trump’s part. On the other hand, he sponsored a crime bill, which freed many imprisoned AAs; he has provided financial aid to many historically Black colleges; he has hired many Blacks; and he is enjoying the support of many prominent Blacks, such as Herschel Walker, Tim Scott, Herman Cain, and Dr. Ben Carson.
On the other hand, there is plenty of evidence of Biden’s racism going back to the beginning of his career some 47 years ago. Moreover, he has continually changed his positions on various issues to the point where voters do not know where he stands on them. I’m not sure he even knows. He is either lying or forgetting what he has said previously.
After the debate I decided I had had enough of this character assassination. I decided to conduct a little research to ascertain for myself to what degree, if any, those charges were accurate. I followed the advice of the late sportscaster, Warner Wolf, and went “to the tape.” With just a small amount of research I uncovered many examples, but in the interest of brevity I will only cite a few to make my point. I know all politicians stretch the truth somewhat, but Biden has gone far beyond a mere stretching of the truth.
- After the debate The NY Times, no friend of Trump’s, published a fact- check of some of Biden’s comments. You may recall that Biden made a big point of how the Obama-Biden Administration had left Trump a “booming” economy, for which he (Biden) was responsible and which, he said, Trump turned into the worst recession since the Great Depression. According to the NYT that is false. In fact, Trump inherited a stagnant economy, which he turned into a booming economy (until the shutdown caused by COVID).
- In assessing Trump and Biden, again with respect to the economy, Robert Johnson, CEO and founder of BET, commented as follows: “I would rather choose the devil I know [Trump] than the devil I don’t know [Biden].” He added that he has not heard anything “coherent” from Biden regarding the economy or “spurring growth.” He stopped short of an actual endorsement of Trump, but I think it’s obvious which candidate he prefers. Incidentally, many of us have not heard anything coherent from Biden on the economy or anything else.
- I found many recordings over the last four years in which Mr. Trump condemned and disavowed White Supremacists, the KKK and David Duke. Conversely, I found many examples of racism and anti-Black comments and actions on Biden’s part. For instance: (1) He makes no secret that Robert Byrd, the former head of the KKK, was his “mentor.” He even delivered a eulogy at Byrd’s funeral; he collaborated on legislation with various segregationist Senators, such James Eastland, John Stennis and Strom Thurmond; (3) he sponsored the 1994 Crime Bill, which led to the increased incarceration of Blacks; (4) he characterized Blacks as “predators” and commented how he didn’t want his children growing up in a “racial jungle; (5) he denigrated Blacks saying that “if you don’t vote for me you aint Black;” (6) his treatment of Anita Hill (a Black woman) during the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearings was despicable; and (7) in his 47 years in government I don’t think he can cite one example of legislation he has sponsored to alleviate the suffering of minorities with respect to poverty and crime. During the Dem debates Harris came very close to calling him a racist for his stance on busing. Mr. Trump correctly pointed out that he has done more for minorities in 47 months than Biden has in 47 years.
- Biden refused to state whether or not he was in favor of statehood status for Puerto Rico, Washington, DC, and/or other US territories, “packing” the Supreme Court, eliminating the Electoral College, or ending the Senate filibuster even when pressed repeatedly by Chris Wallace. It should be obvious, therefore, that he would support those or at least not stand in the way of his radical allies who do so. These would virtually guarantee a permanent Dem majority in the Senate, which, in turn, would make it very possible for them to maintain permanent control of the government. Remember, Pelosi, Schumer and other radical Dems have warned that “everything is on the table,” so I wouldn’t scoff at that notion.
- Biden vehemently denies that he is for the Green New Deal, free healthcare for all including illegals, free housing, free education and against fracking. Each of these radical policies and many more are on his website. If you doubt me, check it out for yourself. I have discussed these in previous blogs. They are impracticable, unworkable and would bankrupt America.
- Biden denies he supports the Bernie Sanders Manifesto. Again, check his website.
- He denies he will seek to raise taxes, but he won’t or can’t explain how the country will pay for all his programs. He claims he will only raise taxes on the “rich,” but he’s lying. There are not nearly enough rich people to pay for everything. So, if Biden were to win be prepared to pay higher taxes. I am not aware of any candidate who has won a presidential election while promising to raise taxes. (If you are aware of one, please tell me.) Stunningly, Biden may do just that thanks to a complicit media.
Biden is trying to have it both ways. He is walking a fine line to appear moderate to mainstream voters while, at the same time, kowtowing to the radical left wing in order to maintain their support. He knows he needs their unwavering support to win. Consequently, he flip flops depending on his audience. The favorable media will not call him out for it, so he may get away with it.
On the plus side, there have been signs that Mr. Trump’s support has been growing among Blacks and Hispanics. For example, in the last five presidential elections GOP candidates have garnered 8 – 9% of AA votes. The latest Hill-HarrisX poll disclosed Mr. Trump is favored by 24% of AAs and 32% of Hispanics. The turnout will be crucial. According to the latest NBC Marist Poll he is leading among Hispanics in Florida, a key swing state, by 50 – 46%.
I believe Biden is controlled by the radical elements in the Party. Therefore, if he wins he will support the radical policies rather than the moderate ones. The moderate Biden of the eighties and nineties is long gone.
The Dems are trying to buy the election with the promise of free stuff. Many voters are being fooled, but smart ones are not. They know nothing is really free. Someway, somehow, someone has to pay for the goodies. That someone will be you and me.