Donna Brazile isn’t good at much. She’s a terrible liar, for example. When a WikiLeaks mail dump revealed that Brazile had sharing debate questions with the Clinton campaign in the 2016 election, she dismissed the Wikileaks organization as “these sad ass whipper leakers try to slow my groove.” She accused Young Turks reporter Jordan Chariton of “badgering a woman,” and told then-Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, “As a Christian woman, I understand persecution. I will not sit here and be persecuted because your information is totally false.”
She’s also pretty terrible at defending her fellow Democrats against charges of scandalous behavior. At the height of the still-unresolved scandal centering on accusations of sexual assault made against Joe Biden by a former Senate aide, Brazile said she was satisfied by Biden’s “explanation.” Since he never volunteered an explanation, it wasn’t clear what she meant.
Now she’s at it again. When asked on “Fox News Sunday” to comment on Biden’s now-infamous “you ain’t black” comment and whether it plays into Republicans’ argument that the black vote is taken for granted, Brazile had this to say, beginning at 2:03. A transcript follows.
You know, before I became a Democrat I was an American and I was born black in the segregated South, so I understand being black from the ground up, but here’s what I do believe. I believe that Joe Biden was incorrect in saying the statement “you ain’t black,” but I also believe that his apology was sufficient. Here we live in a country where thousands of people have died and a disproportionate number of them are people of color, African-Americans, communities of color. So I would rather spend more time talking about these — the disparities that we have seen that have been amplified during this pandemic when speaking about Joe Biden and his record of blackness. This is not just an issue of race, this is an issue of survival right now and I hope that Joe Biden has learned his lesson, his advisors have also learned their lesson that you just cannot be cavalier in talking about these issues. Stick to the facts. That’s what the radio hosts want him to do, talk about the issues, because the issues mattered now more than ever.