Biden thinks most American households still have ‘record players’?

Biden thinks most American households still have ‘record players’?
Unstoppable. CNN video via Wash. Examiner

Despite the growing number of liberal pundits and party strategists urging Democratic candidates to “stop helping Trump” win reelection by continuing to tack further left, at last night’s primary debate it was full speed ahead … toward oblivion.

The moderators weren’t much help, either, pelting the candidates with questions about policy initiatives the American people widely oppose, such as decriminalizing border crossings and slavery reparations.

It was a question on the latter topic that led former Vice Pres. Joe Biden to provide his most vivid demonstration to date of how utterly and totally out-of-touch he is. He also proved again that his age is clearly a problem, delivering a curious salad of frequently slurred words that touched on education, parenting, the American family, and more. The longer he spoke, the more confused his ideas became. At one point, he advocated mandatory home visits by social workers to “help [parents] deal with how to raise their children,” explaining, “It’s not that they don’t want to help, they don’t know quite what to do.” Then he explained one thing parents need to do:

Play the radio. Make sure the television — excuse me — make sure you have the record player on at night, the phon— make sure kids hear words. A kid coming from a very poor school — uh, uh, a very poor background — will hear four million words fewer spoken by the time they get there. …

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Biden didn’t quote a source for that last statistic, but his theory is certainly interesting even if technologically off by several decades: Provide children with a constant source of verbal noise, and their word stock will increase.

Here’s a better idea. Play the minute and a half of non-stop blather in the video of Biden’s remarks below, and your children will all have a shot at the Democratic nomination for president.

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