Some of Joe Biden’s best friends are black. And Hispanic. It’s not clear whether he’s friends with any Indians (from India), though he’s “had a great relationship with” them. As he explained to an Indian-American voter during his 2008 bid for the presidency, “You “cannot go to a 7-Eleven or Dunkin’ Donuts [in Delaware] unless you have a slight Indian accent.”
Despite presenting himself as an “everyman” from Scranton who was the first in his family to attend college [strike that: he wasn’t], whenever Biden attempts to pander to voters who look different from him, he does by assigning them menial tasks in society.
His most recent attempt to achieve solidarity with people of color came in mid-September. He was in Tampa for a campaign event with veterans when he explained:
The American public, the blinders have been taken off. They’ve all of a sudden seen a hell of a lot clearer, They’ve seen, ‘Geez, the reason I was able to stay sequestered in my home is because some black woman was able to stock the grocery shelf.’
Could you speak a bit louder for those of us in the back?
“The reason I was able to stay sequestered in my home was because some black woman was able to stock the grocery shelf.” pic.twitter.com/TV5yDQKMra
— Dan Mellis (@MtgGuyDan) October 5, 2020
Sometimes when he’s looking to score points with a minority that isn’t polling as strongly for him as he might like, he’ll toss them a bone:
Or ‘A young Hispanic is out there, these DREAMers are out there, 60,000 of them, acting as first responders, and nurses and docs.’
But even then he seems unable to avoid the pitfall of insulting some other group:
Or, all of a sudden, people are realizing, ‘My Lord, these people have done so much, not just black, white, across the board, have done so much for me. We can do this. We can get things done.’
Time was when the Left freely owned up to Biden’s “accidentally racist” moments. That was before he became the Democrats’ unlikely solution to the Orange Man problem. Now liberals are content to look the other way — as they did with the Tara Reade — accusation because it is the expedient thing to do.