Just recently, former Vice President Joe Biden, who may be running for president in the upcoming 2020 election, appeared on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” and spoke with host Al Sharpton about a variety of topics.
Shockingly, while talking about voting rights, Biden went on an unhinged rant and claimed, quite absurdly, that republicans don’t want “black folks” to vote. Saying this, however, really just revealed his own racist viewpoint. Basically, he thinks black people do not have access to the internet, or the basic ability to get an id. (Check out the video below.)
Biden’s explosive rant was prompted by Sharpton bringing up the Obama administration’s handling of voter suppression and voter ID issues.
“Let me ask you about voting rights. That was another thing the Obama-Biden administration was heavy on under attorney general well as Lynch going in with lawsuits against voter ID and doing in to deal with voter suppression. They have said that foreigners are voting,” stated Sharpton.
“It’s a lie. It’s a flat lie. The assertion the president made from the beginning is a flat lie,” interrupted Biden before he could even ask a question.
“Every study, every program -every commission that looked at it said it’s simply not true. It’s part of the big lie. You realize just in past year, in 24 states, the administration’s allies have introduced 60 pieces of legislation, or maybe 70 pieces of legislation, to curtail the franchise. It’s what these guys are all about, man. These republicans don’t want working-class people voting. They don’t want black folks voting,” he explained.
“Look what we are doing now. There’s a movement. You have George Will making the argument that felons should have their—after serving their time—their right restored to vote. What is the one thing we want people getting out of prison to do? We want them to engage in society again. What’s the most significant thing you can do to engage? Get in and vote,” clarified the former vice president.
“These guys, you’re talking about 1.5 million people who have served their time who are unable to vote. Of those there are 30% or more that are African American,” he continued.
“We should have like other countries have, automatic registration. You turn 18, you go to any government agency, Department of Motor Vehicle, get your Social Security number clarified and you are automatically registered to vote in your district. We should be engaged,” added Biden, noting, “that’s the one thing that keeps people focused on what’s going on in their country. It’s totally crazy.”
Biden’s reasoning, though, is clearly absurd and reveals his racist tendency. This is because not wanting felons to vote is not the same as not wanting black people to vote. The same goes for voter ID laws.
With voter ID laws, for instance, one could be in favor of them not because they don’t want black people to vote, but because they care about election integrity. And with not letting felons vote, people can be in favor of that because they believe that felons should only be allowed to vote if they can demonstrate that they are actually rehabilitated.
Sadly, it is quite common for liberals like Biden to lash out at republicans.
Earlier this year, for example, when Omar Navarro, a conservative Latino politician currently challenging Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) for her seat in the House of Representatives, was endorsed by Gen. Michael Flynn, Waters went on Twitter and promptly attacked both of them in an unhinged tirade similar to Biden’s.
“Desperate, unstable, and convicted criminal Omar Navarro stoops low in soliciting help from another indicted criminal in a campaign against #MaxineWaters – what a campaign!” tweeted Waters, referring to the fact that Navarro pleaded guilty to “placing a tracking device on his wife’s car” back in 2016 and Flynn pleaded guilty to “lying to the FBI” several months ago.
“Indicted Michael Flynn who pleaded guilty about his conversations w/ Russians is in CA tonight campaigning for convicted Omar Navarro on probation for putting a tracking device on his wife’s car. Apparently, the two will spend a lot of time together discussing their crimes,” she added in a follow-up tweet.
In addition to Navarro and Flynn, Waters also recently lashed out at President Donald Trump. She did so during an episode of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” when host Joy Reid asked her about President Donald Trump suggesting that she has a low IQ while at a rally in Pennsylvania back in March.
“This is not only typical of him. This is what this con man does. He diverts attention from himself by attacking others,” stated Reid.
“I’m not going to run from it. I’m not intimidated by him, and so he can keep calling names. I’ve got plenty for him,” she continued.
“As a matter of fact, everybody knows he’s a con man,” she added, noting, “he’s been a con man all of his life, long before he ever ran for office, and so this con man, Con Man Don, is going to keep it up and again he’s coming for me, I’m coming for him.”
Several weeks before that, United States Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions, who’s an unapologetic supporter of law enforcement officers, was also attacked by countless angry liberals for pointing out that sheriffs are a “critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.” This is because, according to many on the left, saying this supposedly makes him an “outright racist.”
One of the people most upset by what he said was California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. Shortly after hearing the attorney general’s comments, Newsom went online and tweeted a video of his comment along with a furious caption stating, “reminder that our Attorney General is an outright racist who wants us all to acknowledge ‘Anglo-American heritage.’”
Their outrage, though, is incredibly misguided. This is due to the fact that in the legal community, the phrase “Anglo-American legal tradition,” is simply a synonym for “common law.” It’s also a phrased used numerous times in the Supreme Court.
And prior to the outrage over Sessions’ comment, comedian Bill Maher viciously bashed Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during an episode of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” He did so by calling him an “eco-terrorist.”
Later in the episode, Maher also essentially bashed every single patriot at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, all of whom put their lives at risk every single day to ensure that others are safe.
“I mean, Trump may not be Hitler, but ICE is the Gestapo, and they’re acting like it,” he declared.
By saying this, Maher is basically claiming that the agents tasked with removing dangerous criminals who entered our country illegally are the same as the literal Nazis who rounded up legal citizens and sent them to concentration camps simply because of their religion or political belief. Not only is this absolutely absurd, it’s also utterly reprehensible as it unfairly targets countless hard-working Americans who’ve done nothing wrong.
Much like with the attack on Sessions, however, the claims about Pruitt and ICE are also without merit. Unfortunately, though, for many on the left, this doesn’t matter as their anger is strictly partisan and not necessarily bound to reality.
Without a doubt, the authoritarian left’s continuous attacks against conservatives are utterly reprehensible. They also highlight the fact that many liberals are only concerned about being respectful to people they agree with.