But with the sad shape that the Democratic Party is in due to an obsession with identity politics that borders on the pathological, he will have a tough time dislodging the rising star Kamala Harris who is already working Hillary’s donor network and has the support of the liberal mandarins in California.
In order for old Foghorn Leghorn to have a shot, he has to try to paint a sweeping vision of a historic period of national crisis of which we have never seen before and then pass himself off as the man on the white horse that will ride to the rescue.
That is exactly what old Joe with donkey teeth did with an essay in the snobbish Atlantic Magazine that was quickly launched into the propaganda echo chamber that is the mainstream media.
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) August 28, 2017
Via Biden’s piece which is entitled “’We Are Living Through a Battle for the Soul of This Nation’”:
My mind’s eye drifted back to 1968. I could see the flames burning Wilmington, the violence erupting on the news of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, the federal troops taking over my city.
I was living history—and reliving it—at the same time. And the images racing through my mind were a vivid demonstration that when it comes to race in America, hope doesn’t travel alone. It’s shadowed by a long trail of violence and hate.
In Charlottesville, that long trail emerged once again into plain view not only for America, but for the whole world to see. The crazed, angry faces illuminated by torches. The chants echoing the same anti-Semitic bile heard across Europe in the 1930s. The neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and white supremacists emerging from dark rooms and remote fields and the anonymity of the web into the bright light of day on the streets of a historically significant American city.
If it wasn’t clear before, it’s clear now: We are living through a battle for the soul of this nation.
The giant forward steps we have taken in recent years on civil liberties and civil rights and human rights are being met by a ferocious pushback from the oldest and darkest forces in America. Are we really surprised they rose up? Are we really surprised they lashed back? Did we really think they would be extinguished with a whimper rather than a fight?
Did we think the charlatans and the con-men and the false prophets who have long dotted our history wouldn’t revisit us, once again prop up the immigrant as the source of all our troubles, and look to prey on the hopelessness and despair that has grown up in the hollowed-out cities and towns of Ohio and Michigan and Pennsylvania and the long-forgotten rural stretches of West Virginia and Kentucky?
We have fought this battle before—but today we have a special challenge.
Today we have an American president who has publicly proclaimed a moral equivalency between neo-Nazis and Klansmen and those who would oppose their venom and hate.
We have an American president who has emboldened white supremacists with messages of comfort and support.
This is a moment for this nation to declare what the president can’t with any clarity, consistency, or conviction: There is no place for these hate groups in America. Hatred of blacks, Jews, immigrants—all who are seen as “the other”—won’t be accepted or tolerated or given safe harbor anywhere in this nation.
Who can read his whole disgusting screed HERE if you so desire but I can sum it up in two words for you – vile bullshit.
Biden’s call to arms is just more of the standard demagoguery from the Democrats who have tirelessly stoked the flames of racial animosity and have blamed it all on Trump.
It’s damned difficult to get out a real message of inclusiveness when the corrupt media is spending vast resources and working 24/7 to smear Trump as a white supremacist, a racist and worse.
It all started with Trump’s presidential announcement when remarks that he made about criminal illegals were taken out of context. The race card was a huge failure in 2016 though because one of the most divisive, scorched earth campaigns in American political history – at least on a national level – and it was a disgrace.
With the Democrats fully embracing pushing a narrative of a second civil war, it seems like they have finally acknowledged that it was their rotten candidate and not their hateful message that cost them the White House last year.
The truth is that it was both and Biden’s twisted rhetoric is tripling-down on racial politics but what else do the Democrats have left now that Russia has gone up like the proverbial flaming bag of dogshit.